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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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Myths and Truths about Coyotes

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Coyotes are everywhere today—including every town, city, and county in Ohio. People have a lot of questions about this new, large, somewhat scary animal now living in their midst, and this presentation will give a clear and accurate answer to every one of those questions. It will also give a closeup picture of the life and habits of a very unusual and extraordinary animal.
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Socrates Cafe

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Socrates Cafe  is an opportunity for ordinary people from different backgrounds to come together to wrestle with the Big Questions, such as "What is Truth? What gives life meaning? Who are we?" in a facilitated discussion led by library staff or a guest speaker. Topics will emerge from the interests of the participants. For more information, read the book Socrates Cafe: a Fresh Taste of Philosophy, by Christopher Phillips or go to the Society for Philosophical Inquiry @philosopher.org.  
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Teen Mini Pizza and Movie Night

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Join us for a Teen movie night. As a special bonus, you'll be making your own mini pizzas! There will also be popcorn! Put the popcorn on your pizza for a nontraditional twist. For grades 7- 12.
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Teen D&D Adventure

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Try out a game of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. Can you and your band of role-players overcome all foes using only your wits, paper, and dice? Step up to the challenge and see of what you're made! For grades 7 - 12 only.
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Socrates Cafe

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Socrates Cafe  is an opportunity for ordinary people from different backgrounds to come together to wrestle with the Big Questions, such as "What is Truth? What gives life meaning? Who are we?" in a facilitated discussion led by library staff or a guest speaker. Topics will emerge from the interests of the participants. For more information, read the book Socrates Cafe: a Fresh Taste of Philosophy, by Christopher Phillips or go to the Society for Philosophical Inquiry @philosopher.org.  
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Registration is closed

Teen D&D Adventure

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northmont
Community Room
Try out a game of Dungeons and Dragons 5th edition. Can you and your band of role-players overcome all foes using only your wits, paper, and dice? Step up to the challenge and see of what you're made! For grades 7 - 12 only.
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