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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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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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Tween Tuesday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Play some video games on our PS3 or WiiU, enjoy some board games, and explore a variety of other fun activities after school. Ages 9-12.
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Rainbow Alliance

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
This program provides a safe space for teens who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or an ally to meet and discuss LGBTQIA+ history, current events, and pop culture. Grades 7-12.  
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Buzzfeed Unsolved: Library Edition

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
“What up demons, it’s ya boy!” Grab your spirit boxes and popcorn and buckle in for a wild ride. Join us for a range of activities honoring the Ghoul Boys and their mission to prove that ghosts are real. Grades 7-12. 
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Tween Tuesday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Play some video games on our PS3 or WiiU, enjoy some board games, and explore a variety of other fun activities after school. Ages 9-12.
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Coding Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Join a free coding club at your library to learn computer science concepts in a safe and supportive environment through lessons in programming language, and interest in art, game design, and storytelling. Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages - whether you want to build a website, an app, or a robot. We will work in teams to design and build a Computer Science "CS" Impact Project that solves real world problems you care about through code. 

Curriculum provided by Girls Who Code, a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Our coding club is for both boys and girls grades 3-5.
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Halloween Spooktacular

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Celebrate the spookiest holiday of the year! Join us for creepy crafts, slimy snacks, and other Halloween activities. Grades 7-12. 
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Magazine Swap!

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Brookville
Quad B
Bring a Magazine! Take a Magazine!  Do you love reading magazines?  Have you finished the ones you have?  Come by the Brookville Library any time on the first Saturday of each month to browse through those your neighbors have brought in.  Drop off any you want to share that day or during the week before.
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Tween Tuesday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Play some video games on our PS3 or WiiU, enjoy some board games, and explore a variety of other fun activities after school. Ages 9-12.
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LEGO Robots

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Learn to build and code fantastic things with our LEGO EV3 robots. Ages 9-12.
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Coding Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Join a free coding club at your library to learn computer science concepts in a safe and supportive environment through lessons in programming language, and interest in art, game design, and storytelling. Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages - whether you want to build a website, an app, or a robot. We will work in teams to design and build a Computer Science "CS" Impact Project that solves real world problems you care about through code. 

Curriculum provided by Girls Who Code, a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Our coding club is for both boys and girls grades 3-5.
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STAR Day Perler Beads and Tabletop Games

1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Play some tabletop games or craft something from Perler beads. Ages 9-17
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Anime Club

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanese culture and more. Grades 7-12. 
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Storytelling with Games

2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Need a nudge to get your creative juices flowing? Join us for International Games Week and play a variety of story-focused tabletop games. Have some fun and tell a story, all at the same time!
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Choose Your Own Adventure - A Library Mystery

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Choose your own path and solve the mystery! Can you do it before time runs out or disaster strikes? Ages 6-12.
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Homeschool Club

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have science, social studies, creative writing and more! Ages 6-12.
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Tween Tuesday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Play some video games on our PS3 or WiiU, enjoy some board games, and explore a variety of other fun activities after school. Ages 9-12.
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Dumbledore's Army

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Join fellow Potterheads for this secret Harry Potter fan club, where we’ll celebrate the world’s greatest fandom! Each month we'll do different activities based on the books and movies that won our hearts forever! Just make sure Umbridge doesn't find out! Grades 7-12 
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Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego?

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
We're taking over the Library with a branch-wide scavenger hunt. It's not "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego," it's where in the Library is she? Can you track her down before time runs out? Or will this criminal get away with her nefarious deeds?
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Tween Tuesday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Play some video games on our PS3 or WiiU, enjoy some board games, and explore a variety of other fun activities after school. Ages 9-12.
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Registration is open

Coding Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Join a free coding club at your library to learn computer science concepts in a safe and supportive environment through lessons in programming language, and interest in art, game design, and storytelling. Learn the concepts of loops, variables, conditionals, and functions that form the basis for all programming languages - whether you want to build a website, an app, or a robot. We will work in teams to design and build a Computer Science "CS" Impact Project that solves real world problems you care about through code. 

Curriculum provided by Girls Who Code, a national non-profit working to close the gender gap in technology. Our coding club is for both boys and girls grades 3-5.
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Retro Gaming

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
We’re kickin’ it old school with a variety of “vintage” video and board games. Grades 7-12.  
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Tween Tuesday

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Play some video games on our PS3 or WiiU, enjoy some board games, and explore a variety of other fun activities after school. Ages 9-12.
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Rainbow Alliance

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
This program provides a safe space for teens who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or an ally to meet and discuss LGBTQIA+ history, current events, and pop culture. Grades 7-12.  
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