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Growing a Better World-Gardening at Westwood

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Westwood
Kids can stop by any time all summer long to help plant, water, weed and harvest the gardens at Westwood.  


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Coloring Fun

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Northwest
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We will happily display anything that you choose not to take home!
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Constitution Exhibit by the Jonathon Dayton DAR

Saturday, September 23, 2017

BANNED BOOKS WEEK: OUR RIGHT TO READ

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Madden Hills
Banned books week is an annual event celebrating your freedom to read.  Books titles will be displayed that have been Banned or Challenged by various groups through the years.
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Adopt a Perennial!

Saturday, September 30, 2017
Wilmington-Stroop
Outdoors

The Wilmington Stroop Branch Library will close for construction soon, and our perennials need new homes. Stop by this week, bring a shovel and bucket, and choose from a variety of cone flowers, day lilies, hostas, butterfly bush and lilies of the valley. (You’ll need to do your own digging.) Enjoy these beauties in your own yard next year!

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Maggie Stiefvater Fan Art Contest

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Main
Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to show their creativity in a fan art contest celebrating our upcoming visit from YA superstar author Maggie Stiefvater (The Scorpio Races, The Shiver Trilogy, and The Raven Cycle).  

Entries will be accepted October 1-October 31, 2016 via email to jfulwood@daytonmetrolibrary.org or in person at each branch location. Winners will be announced and prizes awarded before About the Book with Maggie Stiefvater. Because the contest is in celebration of Ms Stiefvater's visit, entries should incorporate a subject from her work. We suggest ravens, wolves, tarot art, cool cars, magical forests, or character art but will accept any connected art. Entries will be accepted in the following categories: 
  • Grades 7-9 Drawing (Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, etc.)
  • Grades 7-9 Painting (Oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, etc)
  • Grades 7-9 Photography (digital or film)
  • Grades 7-9 Digital
  • Grades 7-9 Mixed Media (collage, etc)
  • Grades 10-12 Drawing (Ink, Pencil, Charcoal, etc.)
  • Grades 10-12 Painting (Oil, watercolor, pastel, acrylic, etc)
  • Grades 10-12 Photography (digital or film)
  • Grades 10-12 Digital
  • Grades 10-12 Mixed Media (collage, etc)
Prizes in each category will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place, plus book swag.


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Recycling Interactive Exhibit

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Learn about resource conservation, water reduction, and environmental sustainability at this interactive exhibit presented by the Montgomery County Environmental Services.  Interactive elements offer tips to improve recycling, reduce waste, and conserve water and energy.
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Westood is Staying Green-Microgreen!

Saturday, December 30, 2017
Westwood
Fall's coming, winter's around the corner, but Westwood's staying green!  All Fall we'll plant a variety of seedlings indoors-sunflower, dandelion and baby beet greens, to name a few.  Then we'll watch them grow and munch on those tasty, nutritious microgreens. 
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Teen Read Week

Saturday, October 14, 2017
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
Teen Read Week: Read a Book, Tell a Story
Every book checked out at Miami Township between Oct 8th - Oct 14th gets you an entry a drawing.
Sharing a story of your own on the story board in the teen area during this week also gives you entries. 
Winner chooses a prize from the loot box (full of good stuff).
Must be in grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) to win.
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Candy Count

Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Miami Township
Guess how much candy is in the jar. 
Nearest guess wins their choice of prize from the new loot box (full of good stuff). 
Must be in grades 7-12 (ages 12-18) to win. 
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Gobble Gobble StoryWalk

Thursday, November 30, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Stop by our Opportunity Space to enjoy our StoryWalk.  A StoryWalk is a fun, educational activity that combines the pleasures of reading a wonderful children's book while following the trail and enjoying hands-on learning experiences along the way!



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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Burkhardt
Community Room
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Preschool Storytime

9:45 AM - 10:15 AM
Northmont
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5 years old.  Please register in advance.

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Code-Curious: html

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
If you're wondering if you can code, the answer is YES you can!!! Our absolute-beginner-level Coding class is for the Code-Curious. We will introduce html coding concepts and take you from a blank page to a web page within one session. Targeted for adult learners, young adults may find this session helpful.

Attendees should know the basics of how to use a computer. Advance registration required.
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Free Health Screenings

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County
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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver

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Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:40 AM
Miamisburg
Star Theater
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver. (Please register in advance).*
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy, and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5.
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Preschool Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3-5. 

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Toddler Storytime

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Northwest
Children's Area
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Preschool Storytime

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
Burkhardt
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5.
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Baby & Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Northmont
Community Room
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.  Please register in advance.

 

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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room

 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5.  

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Ready for Kindergarten Class

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
  • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
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