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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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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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Homework Help

2:00 PM - 6:00 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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After School Meet Up

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, discuss fandoms, make crafts, and get homework help from your peers.  Snacks provided. For Grades 7 - 12.
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Random Fandom

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us as we celebrate fandom and fandom culture! Each month highlights a different fandom. Grade 5-8
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Slime Time

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Mix up your own gooey, stretchy slime.  All supplies will be provided.
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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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Robot Racers

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Community Room
On your mark, get set, go! Design and build your own wacky racer and put t to the test on the Wil-Stroop racetrack. Race against your friends and compete for bragging rights. 
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Teen Cafe

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends.
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Whacky Gaming Wednesday

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Westwood
Meeting Room

Teens and Tweens can spend time exploring gaming activities.

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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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Robot Wonders

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Learn coding with Dash and Dot robots. Develop a better understanding of robotics and problem solving skills.
Grades 4-8
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Teen Recess

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A

De-stress after school and act like a kid again with old school fun - each “recess” we’ll have giant games (like Jenga), silly stuff (like bowling) retro fun (like K’Nex) and tons more to give your brain a break.


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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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Crafternoon

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Stop in after school for some crafting and creating!  This session will feature Perler Beads. For Grades 7 - 12
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Pop-Up

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
New Lebanon
Community Room
Join us as we run a program planned by the Teen Advisory Board!
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Anime Day

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Electra C Doren
Conference Room
Do you love everything anime and manga? Have a hankering for ramen? Come enjoy our anime celebration with a feature showing, a ramen eating contest, candy sushi, and more!
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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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Steve's Game of Games

3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Don't miss this fun and entertaining competition! There's a universe of creative games mashed together in this exciting tournament. Can you complete the tasks? Can you come out on top and take home the Game of Games trophy?
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Registration is open — Register at the library

D&D at DML

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Fantasy! Adventure! Basic Math! We will experience all of these things (and more) using the worlds most popular tabletop RPG: Dungeons and Dragons!
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Fairy Houses

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor

Use natural materials to build a home for that fairy, pixie, or sprite who might live in your yard or garden. Whether you build pine cone towers or flower roofs, you will create a home fit for a fairy queen.

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Teen Hangout

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Teens are invited to drop-in to our community room each week for games, gaming, and general socializing.  Grades 7-12
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Teen: T-Shirt and Pillowcase decorating

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Bring a pre-washed, WHITE T-shirt or pillowcase to decorate. Draw your own design or trace one of ours.
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Tween Art and Making: Buttons Everywhere!

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northwest
Conference Room A
Come and create buttons, buttons, and more buttons to show support for your favorite fandom! Ages 9-12
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