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Tech Training at Your Own Pace

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Madden Hills

Patrons can get help with basic computer skills such as using a mouse, using Microsoft Word to create documents and resumes, basic internet searching skills, creating an email account using Gmail or yahoo and learning how to download from our digital library (Libby, Overdrive & Hoopla) to their electronic devices.  Help is available with the computer tech Monday thru Thursday during regular open hours.  Friday's & Saturday's you must make an appointment with the Tech staff.

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Tech Training at Your Own Pace

Tuesday, December 31, 2019
Westwood

Patrons can get help with basic computer skills such as using a mouse, using Microsoft Word to create documents and resumes, basic internet searching skills, creating an email account, and learning how to use our digital library (Libby, Overdrive & Hoopla).  Help is available with the ISA Monday thru Thursday during regular open hours.  Fridays & Saturdays are by appointment only.

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Empowering People Exhibit

Thursday, October 31, 2019
New Lebanon
Conference Room

 Produced by the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services. 

·          LEARN how people with intellectual and developmental disabilities contribute to our community through employment, volunteerism, and their talents

           SEE amazing works created by artists with DD

           HEAR the stories of people with disabilities who live and work in the Miami Valley 

           UNDERSTAND how the use of language affects how people with disabilities are perceive

           FAMILIARIZE yourself with the services offered by the County Board and other organizations that help people with developmental disabilities live productive and rewarding lives right here in Montgomery County

           TAP INTO the Library’s collection of materials created by—and about—people with disabilities.

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Teen Playwright Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
All Locations
If you're an aspiring playwright, this is your chance to shine!  Submit an 8-15 minute full scene written in English and saved as a PDF by emailing contest@daytonmetrolibrary.org. Please number the pages of your script and include on your title page only: a cast list, your name, email, phone, school, and grade.  No musicals or children's plays will be accepted.  Your work must be your own original work, not be previously published or performed, and Dayton Metro Library reserves the right to not select a winner.  Winners in each category (Grades 7-8, 9-10, and 11-12) will be featured as a stage reading at the awards ceremony on December 14th.  Writers must be available for workshops and rehearsals.  Winners will be announced 11-16-19 at the StoryCon: Teen program at the Main Library.


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Trace Your Roots

Saturday, November 23, 2019

Teen Fiction Contest

Saturday, November 30, 2019
All Locations
Are you a teen author? Have you always wanted to be a teen author? This is your chance.  Submit your entry via email to contest@daytonmetrolibrary.org during the month of November.  Entries will be accepted in four categories: Grades 7-9  Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 10-12 Flash Fiction (500 words or less), Grades 7-9 General Fiction (500-2000 words), and Grades 10-12 General Fiction (500-2000 words).  Winners will be awarded Amazon Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  
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Pieceful Patrons Quilting and Sewing Arts Group Quilt Show

Friday, December 13, 2019
New Lebanon
Conference Room
Local quilters will display their quilts and other stitchery. 
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Polar Express Story Walk

Saturday, December 28, 2019
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Stroll past the pages of this classic picture book. There will be train and bell-themed activities for children. Visit the exhibit any hours that the library is open. 
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Play and Learn

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. Drop-in for a great opportunity to socialize your child as well as make connections with other parents.  This program is being offered in partnership with the University of Dayton.
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Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
West Carrollton
Community Room
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance to music using toys such as scarves, shakers, and even bubbles.  This program is not only fun, but it will help your child to develop early literacy skills.  Registration is not required, so just stop by! For ages 2-6.
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Warm Comforts - Quilt Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pet beds, etc. for donation to those in need.
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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
West Carrollton
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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Storytime at the Rosewood Art Center

11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A librarian from Dayton Metro Libraries will share books and then a Rosewood instructor will lead a hands on craft.  Appropriate for children ages 3-6 years old.  Free and open to the public.  
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Puppet Show!

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
  Join us for a Hand Puppet Show and a Craft. Geared toward ages 3 through 5
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Homework Help

2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northwest
Conference Room B
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to students of all ages and grades. Trained volunteers can assist students in find the reliable resources to provide the answers.  
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Internet Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. Topics include what a browser is and how it works, parts of a web address, and search engines and how to use them. Laptops will be provided to use during this class.

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Tech Training at Your Pace

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Miamisburg
Conference Room

Need help with your device or more practice after your computer class? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Tech Training group sessions.

 

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions.


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Gamers' Guild

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room

Gamers' Guild is a proud celebration of all things tabletop. Join us for D&D and assorted board games or bring your own favorites for like-minded players to explore.


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LEGO, Games, & More

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Building something with LEGOs, explore the Snap Circuits, or play games like Giant Jenga.  The choice is yours!
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Reading Buddies

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Electra C Doren
Children's Area
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! Trained volunteers spend time with any child who needs a little extra reading practice. Reading Buddies can read aloud to a child, listen to a child read, or both. 
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Science of Candy

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Westwood
Children's Area
Discover what makes candy sour as we perform experiments on famous candies. Record your findings to determine which sweet treat will win the title of Most Fizzy.
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The Write Stuff

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
With a focus on short form to keep creativity flowing, each session offers a selection of writing prompts and a quiet space for creative writing to occur, with opportunities to share work for creative feedback if desired.  For grades 7-12.  
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Teen Art and Making: Buttons Everywhere!

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Come and create buttons, buttons, and more buttons to show support for your favorite fandom! Snacks provided, Grades 7-12
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3D Printing: Model Design

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room

Design in 3D using TinkerCad, a free and easy browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for beginners to experts. Receive hands-on instruction on basic techniques so you can create awesome models.

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