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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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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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Watercolor Landscape Class

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join artist Jaime Ferguson for a beginner watercolor class where you will create a beautiful, colorful landscape using the three primary colors. No experience necessary, and all supplies will be provided. Come for a fun and relaxing evening creating something unique and lovely!
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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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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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The Czar of Kossuth Colony

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
In 1905 Dayton’s largest employer, the Barney & Smith Car Company, turned to immigrant labor agent Jacob D. Moskowitz to secure workers to manufacture its new line of steel freight cars. The result was Kossuth Colony, a walled company town on the outskirts of North Dayton. Its residents were Hungarian immigrants employed at Barney & Smith, and Moskowitz supplied nearly all their needs, which residents could purchase with scrip issued as an advance on their pay. The colony ignited a controversy fought in the pages of two rival Dayton newspapers: was Moskowitz a ruthless czar who exploited immigrants or a benevolent father figure who eased their transition to a new world? Teacher and local historian Mike Williams will provide the answers.
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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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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 Being Mortal: Medicine And What Matters In The End by Atul Gawande.  Books will be available a month prior to the scheduled discussion.  New members welcome!

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Grants 101

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

Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged with writing grants for your organization? Are you finding it difficult to begin? Are you having trouble locating grant funders? Have you found funders but are having difficulty starting the process?

This class with demystify the process and provide you with step by step instructions to get you started. Meet with other new grant writers and share your experiences, both negative and positive. Leave this class with a well-defined plan of action!

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Crochet Club

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Vandalia
Conference Room
Join us for an enjoyable morning of crocheting!  All skill levels are welcome to attend - whether you want to learn new crocheting skills or show off a project you’ve started.  It will be an morning filled with crocheting and chatting fun!  Please bring your own crochet hook(s) and yarn.
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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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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.

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Black History Month – A Year Long Celebration at Woodland Cemetery and Arboretum

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
This program honors the lives of African Americans whose final resting place is in Dayton, Ohio. Some of the featured notables are: freed slave, Jordan Anderson; mayor, James H. McGee; politician, C. J. McLin; southpaw pitcher, William G. Sloan; educator, Louisa Troy and trombonist, Mitchell “Booty” Wood, just to name a few. Presenter: Angie Hoschouer
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Dr. Dio Lewis and the Women's Temperance Crusade

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
A 19th century feminist doctor, educator and itinerant lecturer named Diocletian Lewis spoke in Hillsboro, Ohio in December 1873 and sparked what became the largest mass protests by women that America had ever seen. The cause: get saloon keepers to voluntarily cease selling liquor, the means: moral persuasion and social pressure administered by roving bands of women who prayed, sang hymns, and used their presence to make both bar owners and customers uncomfortable. Join historian Mike Williams as he describes the movement that closed hundreds of saloons and the man who was its catalyst.
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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 All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.  Books will be available a month prior to the scheduled discussion. New members welcome!

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Registration begins 2/1/2017 at 8:00 AM

Book Art - Creating Family Keepsake Albums

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

Join Book and Paper Artist Sarah Strong for an evening of fun and creative exploration!

We will be upcycling discarded library books into stunning family keepsake albums. Altered books are a great way to capture moments, memories, and more. We will use artisan papers, stamps, ribbons, buttons, and more to create gorgeous pages in our altered books. All supplies provided! No experience necessary! Registration required. Ages 9+, caregiver must accompany children under 14.

Bring any memorabilia you may have for a personal touch (homework, photos, lace, papers, old cards, buttons, etc.).


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Registration begins 2/1/2017 at 8:00 AM

Women's Self-Defense: Basic Skills (Level One)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Self-defense designed specifically for women, and taught by a woman. Learn the fundamentals in avoiding and dealing with a violent attacker. Training is based on real-world scenarios, and teaches universal techniques that are easy to remember.  Three different classes are offered.   Level One teaches the Basic Skills of defense and escape.  Level One is required before partaking in a Level Two or Level Three class.  Those who attended the self-defense course at the library last year have already learned what will be covered in this Level One course and only need to take it again if they feel the need for a refresher course
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Crochet Club

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Vandalia
Conference Room
Join us for an enjoyable morning of crocheting!  All skill levels are welcome to attend - whether you want to learn new crocheting skills or show off a project you’ve started.  It will be an morning filled with crocheting and chatting fun!  Please bring your own crochet hook(s) and yarn.
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Hiking 101

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

Have you been thinking about going for a hike in a local park but have some questions about what to bring and where to go? Come out to Outdoor Adventure Connection's "Hiking 101" to learn the do's and don'ts of hiking. We will discuss clothing, footwear, gear, safety, maps and area parks so you and your family can have a safe and enjoyable outing. Learn the ten essentials that every hiker should have. Get the confidence needed to plan a hike. We will also talk about our ten best beginner-friendly trails for a hike in the Dayton area. Learn from the experts!

Andy Niekamp is from Kettering and has a passion for long distance hiking. He has hiked the entire Appalachian Trail end to end three times. Andy is founder and leader of the DaytonHikers.Org group, the largest outdoor recreation group in Dayton.

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Registration begins 2/1/2017 at 8:00 AM

Women's Self-Defense: Throws and Take Downs (Level 2)

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Self-defense designed specifically for women, and taught by a woman. Learn the fundamentals in avoiding and dealing with a violent attacker. Training is based on real-world scenarios, and teaches universal techniques that are easy to remember.   This Level Two course builds on the Basic Skills learned at Level One.
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