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Artist-in-Residence Leesa Haapapuro

Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Vandalia
Artist-in-Residence Leesa Haapapuro will be in the Opportunity Space creating a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Check the calendar for studio times to watch her work, or class times to help her create!


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Teen Fiction Writing Contest

Friday, February 17, 2017
All Locations
Teens residing in Montgomery County are invited to stretch their creativity in our annual Teen Fiction Writing Contest.  Entries will be accepted January 3-February 17, 2016 via email to smoser@daytonmetrolibrary.org or in person at each branch location.  Winners will be announced and prizes awarded at an awards ceremony on March 18th at the Northwest Branch.   Entries will be accepted in the following categories: 
  • Grades 7-9 Flash Fiction (Up to 500 words)
  • Grades 7-9 General Fiction (500-2000 words)
  • Grades 7-9 Fan Fiction (up to 2000 words)
  • Grades 10-12 Flash Fiction (Up to 500 words)
  • Grades 10-12 General Fiction (500-2000 words)
  • Grades 10-12 Fan Fiction (up to 2000 words)
Prizes in each category will be $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third place.  The Dayton Metro Library Friends are generously sponsoring this contest.

See www.daytonmetrolibrary.org/teens for more details.
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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display.  Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up. 
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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room. Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display. Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up.
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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display.  Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up. 
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Teen Afterschool Meetup

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework help.  Snacks provided.
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Weird Science

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
We'll be doing a different, FUN science experiment or project each time.  No homework, no tests, no sign-up required! Just drop in and make something cool happen!
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Artist-In-Residence Studio Hours

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space

Watch artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro prepare glass for creating mosaics and finalize the artworks for the permanent and temporary installations in the Quiet Reading Room.

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Magazine and Paperback Swap!

9:30 AM - 6:00 PM
Vandalia
Group Study
Bring a magazine or paperback book!  Take a magazine or paperback book!  Do you love reading magazines and paperbacks?  Have you finished the ones you have?  Come by the Vandalia Library any time today to browse through those your neighbors have brought in, and share the joy of reading!
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Music with Mike Sedmak

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Smooth jazz and classic rock instrumentals - a pleasant afternoon to warm you up at the library.
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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display.  Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up. 
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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room. Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display. Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up.
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Mosaic Class with Artist-in-Residence

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Quiet Reading Room.  Patrons can create designs for both a permanent installation and temporary display.  Participants may pick up their piece after the temporary installation is taken down. For everyone, ages 5 and up. 
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Teen Afterschool Meetup

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework help.  Snacks provided.
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Popcorn and a Movie

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Relax after school with a movie! We’ll vote on the film in the teen area during the preceding week (choices will be rated PG-13 or under).
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Registration is open

Ukulele Basics for Teens

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn the basics of playing the uke in this three week series with your ukulele-playing teen librarian! Registration is required; ukuleles will be available to use - please let us know if you will use ours or if you are able to bring your own.
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Teen Research Lab

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
Working on a paper, presentation, or project?  Need assistance researching our databases, materials, or online?  During this time, our computer lab will be available just for teens with a staff member on-hand to help!
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Teen Afterschool Meetup

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Teen Edge Area
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework help.  Snacks provided.
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Tabletop Gaming

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Face off at a board or card game with your friends. We have a ton to choose from, whether classics or new titles, and we will have a rotating selection each month!
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Registration is open

Ukulele Basics for Teens

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn the basics of playing the uke in this three week series with your ukulele-playing teen librarian! Registration is required; ukuleles will be available to use - please let us know if you will use ours or if you are able to bring your own.
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Smart Money: Five Money Questions for Women

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Women face unique financial circumstances.  A strong financial strategy is vital.  Ensure your financial strategy fits your lifestyle and needs.  During this presentation, we explore five critical money questions for women. 
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Teen Afterschool Meetup

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework help.  Snacks provided.
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Crafternoon

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Stop in after school for some crafting and creating!  We’ll be making something new each month!
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Registration is open

Ukulele Basics for Teens

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn the basics of playing the uke in this three week series with your ukulele-playing teen librarian! Registration is required; ukuleles will be available to use - please let us know if you will use ours or if you are able to bring your own.
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Teen Research Lab

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
Working on a paper, presentation, or project?  Need assistance researching our databases, materials, or online?  During this time, our computer lab will be available just for teens with a staff member on-hand to help!
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