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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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MID WEEK MIXER

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Join us for a monthly adult program focusing on a mix of easy arts & crafts, games, and group activities, books and getting to know one another.
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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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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
West Carrollton
Quad A
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.  
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Email Basics

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Conference Room
This session is the 3rd in the Internet series. Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having an Email account has become an essential way to communicate. This class is your introduction to electronic mail. You will have the opportunity sign up for your own e-mail account as we learn the basics of electronic mail. Advance registration is required.
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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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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
West Carrollton
Quad A
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.  
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Registration is open

Online Job Applications

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Conference Room
This session begins the Job Search series. Nearly all job applications now require computer and internet skills to complete. This class will teach you how to find employment opportunities online, enter information in a job application, and answer questions employers may ask in their applications. 
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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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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
West Carrollton
Quad A
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.  
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Monthly Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
West Carrollton
Conference Room
Come for books, snacks, friendly conversation and fun!
Copies of the next book will be provided to group members at the branch, at the book club meetings, or contact Karen at KFindlay@DaytonMetroLibrary.org to arrange to get a copy.
September title:  The Other Mrs. Miller by Allison Dickson - Ms. Dickson will be joining us!
October title:  The Second Mountain by David Brooks
November title:  The Widows by Jess Montgomery
December title:   The Veins of the Ocean by Patricia Engel

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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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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
West Carrollton
Quad A
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.  
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Registration is open

Resume Workshop

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Conference Room
This is the 2nd class in the Job Search series. Our tech assistants will help you perfect your current resume or begin from scratch. Please bring as much of your employment and training history as possible for this hands-on workshop.
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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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MID WEEK MIXER

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Join us for a monthly adult program focusing on a mix of easy arts & crafts, games, and group activities, books and getting to know one another.
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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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