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Teen Playwright Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
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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
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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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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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Registration is open

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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Spook-a-thon

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Enjoy some Halloween themed crafts and games while watching Tim Burton's The Nightmare before Christmas.  We will also be making Pumpkin cookies.


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Otaku Crew

4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
If you like anime or manga, join the Otaku Crew. We will meet on Thursdays to watch and discuss anime. Drawing supplies and snacks provided. For grades 6-12. 
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers. 
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Wii - Free - For - All

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, so if there are more than four players, we will take turns.  Everyone gets a turn to play. 
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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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Registration is closed

Introduction to 3D Printing

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

Learn about the basics and how to get started with 3D printing.  We will cover the 3D printer itself, 3D file formats and modeling software, and more.  Includes live 3D Printer demo.


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Halloween Movie Night

4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Watch a Halloween movie ‐ we'll supply the popcorn and candy!
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers. 
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Wii - Free - For - All

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, so if there are more than four players, we will take turns.  Everyone gets a turn to play. 
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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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In Their Shoes

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room

In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence is a scenario based training designed to help participants talk about what dating is like for today’s teens- from their perspective. Participants will become teen characters, make choices about their relationships, and see what happens. In Their Shoes provides a snapshot of unhealthy teen relationships and generates a thoughtful discussion about what is happening in unhealthy relationships and what opportunities exist to support those experiencing them.

Goals include:

Increase awareness of teen dating violence

Help teens and adults recognize unhealthy patterns in relationships and learn to talk with one another about the problem in a useful way

Promote conversations about teen dating violence

Encourage people to think creatively and act intentionally to assist teens struggling with unhealthy and abusive relationships

Show that everyone has a role to play in supporting teens to have healthy relationships

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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers. 
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Wii - Free - For - All

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, so if there are more than four players, we will take turns.  Everyone gets a turn to play. 
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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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Registration is open

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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Crafting and Snacking with Ms. Trina

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Tweens in grades 4-6 come join me in making a craft and help prepare a healthy snack to enjoy.
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Gamer's Night

4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Whether it's board games or video games, join other teens for a night of fun and gaming! For grades 6-12.
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Homework Help

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Burkhardt
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 finding the reliable resources to provide the answers. 
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Wii - Free - For - All

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, so if there are more than four players, we will take turns.  Everyone gets a turn to play. 
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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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Registration is open

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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