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Build A Better World: Cardboard City Construction!

Monday, July 31, 2017
Vandalia
Opportunity Space

Stop by our Opportunity Space to check out our dream (cardboard) city, and construct your own buildings and scenery to grow our town!  Building materials provided, bring your own imagination! Open to all ages.

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Painting Using Tape

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn the art of painting with tape.  In this introductory class adults will paint a multi-colored background on heavy paper, and then tape off the area using masking tape.  Next, you'll paint again with a single color of paint. Finally, you'll pull off the tape to reveal nice straight edges and a neat abstract painting.  No experience necessary, and all supplies will be provided. Come for a fun and relaxing evening creating something unique and lovely!  Please register in advance.
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Walter Kidder And The Hayner Distillery’s Mail Order Alcohol

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
During the years leading up to national prohibition Dayton was home to the nation’s largest and most profitable mail order alcohol operation.  This legal business, the brain child of Walter Kidder, aggressively marketed the products of Troy, Ohio’s Hayner’s Distillery on a nationwide basis.  Each time a county or state voted itself dry, Kidder’s operation added to its customer base.  This presentation for adults by teacher and local historian Mike Williams will track the rise and fall of this innovative business that thrived on the contradictions within America’s attitudes toward alcohol.
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Afternoon Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks, and fun as we discuss the engaging book A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery.  We will be talking with the author via Skype! Books will be available a month prior to the scheduled discussion. New adult members welcome!
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Simple Drop Earrings With Beads

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn how to make gorgeous earrings with beads and wire.  Leave class with one pair of earrings to give as a gift or to keep for yourself!
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Knitting With Nancy

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Join us for an enjoyable evening of knitting!  All skill levels are welcome to attend - whether you want to learn new knitting skills or show off a project you’ve started.  It will be an evening filled with knitting and chatting fun!  Please bring your own needles and yarn.  For adults.

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Minimalism For Families

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Do you feel overwhelmed by your family’s possessions and unsure how to get them under control? Do you desire a simpler home environment with room for everyone to relax and breathe? Led by Rose Lounsbury, professional organizer and mother of three, this presentation for adults will focus on practical strategies families can use to incorporate minimalism--the age-old philosophy that less is more--into their modern, busy lives.
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Afternoon Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks, and fun as we discuss the engaging book Commonwealth by Ann Patchett.  Books will be available a month prior to the scheduled discussion. New adult members welcome!
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Hiding in Plain Sight: Two U.S. Citizens that Spied for the Nazis

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Among the 68 American citizens who spied for Nazi Germany was an unusual father-foster daughter team operating in New York City.  Simon Emil Koedel was a naturalized citizen and U.S. Army veteran who worked as a movie projectionist.  His foster daughter, Marie Koedel, was an attractive brunette adept at extracting information from defense workers, merchant mariners, and officers in the armed forces.  The elder Koedel’s exploits included being given a guided tour of the Army’s Edgewood Arsenal and securing the help of a sitting U.S. Senator.  Join historian Mike Williams as he traces the careers of these bold spies and the bizarre string of events that led to their eventual prosecution.  For adults.

 

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Job Seekers - Make Every Word Count

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Be focused, clear and brutal in your job search communication. Join Bill Powell as he shares lessons learned from 30+ years of sales/marketing communications and job search consulting. Highlights include:

· Knowing yourself and your brand

· Telling your story compellingly and to differentiate yourself

· Developing key tools

· Seeking review and advice

For adults.

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New Tech, New Refs, New Space

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
See our new technology, meet our new Information Services Assistants (Technology Emphasis), and get a quick Tech Tour of our new Vandalia Branch Library.

One of our new ISA-Techs will introduce you to the new technology available, including our Mac station, tablets, and public audio-visual resources. You will also learn what an ISA-Tech can do for you, and have a chance to ask questions.

Please note that the ISA will not be able to give individual assistance that evening, but can schedule appointments for a later date.  For adults.
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