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Teen Playwright Contest

Thursday, October 31, 2019
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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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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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iZombify DIY

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Create zombie wounds with common household ingredients.  All supplies will be provided.
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Inksanity: Teen Art Studio

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Do you enjoy drawing, coloring, and expressing yourself through art? You bring the ideas. We’ll provide all the supplies: pens, markers, color pencils, #2 pencils, paper, oil pastels, colored chalk and erasers – for those happy accidents. 
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Gamers' Guild

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room

Gamers' Guild is a proud celebration of all things tabletop. Join us for D&D and assorted board games or bring your own favorites for like-minded players to explore.


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Wimpy Kid Book Release Jeopardy

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
How well do you know the Wimpy Kid books? Come to this program to test your knowledge! Play Jeopardy and other games to earn Mom Bucks with each correct answer. Then redeem your Mom Bucks for prizes at the end of the program, including the newest Wimpy Kid book, Wrecking Ball.  All supplies and snacks will be provided by the library.  The games will start at 4:30, snacks and a craft before then.  Registration is not required, so stop by anytime during this program!
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Random Fandom

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
What's your fandom?  What do you geek out about?  We'll have a fandom-related activity -- no matter what your fandom.  
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Anime Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Like Anime and Manga? Come discuss your favorite manga, watch anime, eat snacks, and do related activities. All supplies will be provided. 
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My Generation RX: Medication Safety for Teens

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room

Educate Teens/Tweens about the importance of using medications safely, and teaching Teens/Tweens key skills to turn down invitations to misuse of drugs and teaching positive alternatives to cope with the demands of life.

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DIY Journal

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Need a place to put those great ideas? Create your own journal and fill it with drawings, stories, goals, etc. The possibilities are endless!
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Q'mmunity: Teen LGBT+ Hangout

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room

Are you an LGBTQIA+ (or ally) teen interested in meeting others like yourself? Come to Q’mmunity Hangout. Make friends. Find (LGBT+) books/ movies. Do crafts. Play games. Be yourself.

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In Their Shoes

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room

In Their Shoes: Teens and Dating Violence is a scenario based training designed to help participants talk about what dating is like for today’s teens- from their perspective. Participants will become teen characters, make choices about their relationships, and see what happens. In Their Shoes provides a snapshot of unhealthy teen relationships and generates a thoughtful discussion about what is happening in unhealthy relationships and what opportunities exist to support those experiencing them.

Goals include:

Increase awareness of teen dating violence

Help teens and adults recognize unhealthy patterns in relationships and learn to talk with one another about the problem in a useful way

Promote conversations about teen dating violence

Encourage people to think creatively and act intentionally to assist teens struggling with unhealthy and abusive relationships

Show that everyone has a role to play in supporting teens to have healthy relationships

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Gamers' Guild

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room

Gamers' Guild is a proud celebration of all things tabletop. Join us for D&D and assorted board games or bring your own favorites for like-minded players to explore.


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Learn to Draw Anime & Manga

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Learn the basics of drawing anime & manga, and better understand these popular art forms through a basic study of Japanese culture.
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Teen Advisory Board

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Interested in becoming involved with your library? Plan cool teen activities, share good books, and more. Snacks will be provided and members can receive volunteer hours for participation. It's your chance to make the library your own.
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Inksanity: Teen Art Studio

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Do you enjoy drawing, coloring, and expressing yourself through art? You bring the ideas. We’ll provide all the supplies: pens, markers, color pencils, #2 pencils, paper, oil pastels, colored chalk and erasers – for those happy accidents. 
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Hunters of the Sky

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Have you ever looked up to the sky and wondered what birds you saw zooming overhead?  In this program, learn about three types of Ohio native raptors, a hawk, falcon, and owl and meet live educational ambassadors from the Glen Helen Raptor Center up close.  Be sure to bring your camera!
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Breakout Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Participants will have 45 minutes to use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve a series of puzzles to open locked boxes in the room.  Can you get all of them open before time runs out?  This month will feature the book Lety Out Loud by Angela Cervantes.  Reading the book is not required... but it could help.  All supplies will be provided.
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Gamers' Guild

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room

Gamers' Guild is a proud celebration of all things tabletop. Join us for D&D and assorted board games or bring your own favorites for like-minded players to explore.


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Craft-a-Palooza

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Join us for some arts and crafts.  Make gifts for your friends and family- and yourself. We will have left over storytime crafts, beads for jewelry, bookmarks, button makers, air sprayers, and more.  All supplies will be provided.
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Random Fandom

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
What's your fandom?  What do you geek out about?  We'll have a fandom-related activity -- no matter what your fandom.  
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Registration begins 11/1/2019 at 8:00 AM

Gingerbread House Decorating Workshop

5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Join us for a West Carrollton Community tradition ...decorating gingerbread houses!  One house will be provided per group of four.  You may bring your own decorations.  The program begins at 5:30 pm; judging is at 6:45 pm.  Winners will be announced at the end of the workshop.  The gingerbread houses will be on display in the West Carrollton Civic Center for the Holiday Festival.
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Anime Club

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Like Anime and Manga? Come discuss your favorite manga, watch anime, eat snacks, and do related activities. All supplies will be provided. 
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Where in the Library is Carmen Sandiego?

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
We're taking over the Library with a branch-wide scavenger hunt. It's not "Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego," it's where in the Library is she? Can you track her down before time runs out? Or will this criminal get away with her nefarious deeds?
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