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The Artist's Life

Saturday, March 26, 2022
Main Library
Third Street Bridge, 2nd Floor
The African American Visual Artists Guild will exhibit the work of 19 artists who were asked to create and share something of themselves such as their development or journey as an artist through the years, an important or meaningful life event, or samples of other artistic skills they possess.  The 27 artworks will include digital art, photography, clay sculpture, paper collage, found objects, mixed media wood carving/collage, oil on canvas, acrylic on canvas, collage on canvas, digital photography, mixed media painting, textile collage, giclée print of sculpture on canvas. 
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Free Meal Pickup @ Main Library

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Pub-Lit at Brixx

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Company American Grill. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month and have a drink or dinner while discussing an offbeat book. December's book will be Nothing to See Here by Kevin Wilson.

Read the Book: DML's Collection - OverDrive - Hoopla

Brixx Ice Company is located at 500 E. 1st St., Dayton OH 45402, a few blocks from the Main Library.
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Got Game?

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1B, 1st Floor
Why should the kids have all the fun? Bring your friends or make some new ones while enjoying an afternoon of games from chess to Settlers of Catan.
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LGBTQIA+ Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor

Our December book is: "The Lady’s Guide to Celestial Mechanics" by Olivia Waite.


A book discussion group open to adults who are interested in reading and discussing a diverse range of fiction and nonfiction books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and/or themes. Join us at the Main Library for our discussion on the second Monday of each month, 7 - 8:30 pm.

 

Reading the December book:
Dayton Metro Library Books (5 copies): 
https://bit.ly/2QhNm3x 

On Hoopla in ebook format: https://bit.ly/3ofrouC

On Overdrive in ebook format: https://bit.ly/2SHN5Yw

On Overdrive in eaudio: https://bit.ly/3tL3zMw 


Want to keep in touch with the latest announcements and stay in touch between meetings? Join the Facebook group here: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DaytonMetroLibraryLGBTQIA

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Free Meal Pickup @ Main Library

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Free Meal Pickup @ Main Library

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Free Meal Pickup @ Main Library

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Parents or caregivers are invited to pick up a pack of 5 FREE, shelf stable meals for each child living in the home age 18 & younger. Fresh fruit is also available. Distribution times run 4:30-5:30 weekly. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Talk Tables for Newest Americans

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere.  Dayton Metro Library's Talk Tables connect English Language Learners with Library Volunteers who can help you become more comfortable speaking English.
This drop-in program meets on the 2nd floor of the Main Library in the New Americans and World Languages area.  Stop by any AskMeDesk for directions.
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Got Game?

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1B, 1st Floor
Why should the kids have all the fun? Bring your friends or make some new ones while enjoying an afternoon of games from chess to Settlers of Catan.
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Registration begins 12/11/2021 at 12:00 AM

Mouse Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor

Before you begin to use a computer, there is the “mouse.” Learn the mouse skills needed to begin your computer training. Master your Mouse skills with Mousercise. This class is for those with minimal to no mouse skills. Advance registration is required. 

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Talk Tables for Newest Americans

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere.  Dayton Metro Library's Talk Tables connect English Language Learners with Library Volunteers who can help you become more comfortable speaking English.
This drop-in program meets on the 2nd floor of the Main Library in the New Americans and World Languages area.  Stop by any AskMeDesk for directions.
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LGBTQIA+ Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 3A, 3rd Floor

Our January book is: "The Guncle" by Steven Rowley.


A book discussion group open to adults who are interested in reading and discussing a diverse range of fiction and nonfiction books featuring LGBTQIA+ characters and/or themes. Join us at the Main Library for our discussion on the second Monday of each month, 7 - 8:30 pm.
  

Reading the January book:
Dayton Metro Library Books (9 copies): 
https://bit.ly/3AASG36
On Overdrive in ebook format:
https://bit.ly/3mRICOB

On Overdrive in eaudio format: https://bit.ly/3Fz8g2W


Want to keep in touch with the latest announcements and stay in touch between meetings? Join the Facebook group here: 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/DaytonMetroLibraryLGBTQIA

Upcoming Books:

February 14: Written in the Stars by Alexandria Bellefleur

March 14: The Thirty Names of Night by Zeyn Joukhadar

April 11: Maurice by E.M. Forster

 

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Pub-Lit at Brixx

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Company American Grill. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month and have a drink or dinner while discussing an offbeat book. (Note that January's meeting will be the second Tuesday of the month to accommodate holiday closings.)

January's book will be Swing Time by Zadie Smith.

Brixx Ice Company is located at 500 E. 1st St., Dayton OH 45402, a few blocks from the Main Library.
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Registration is open

Introduction to Community Archives Workshop

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Have you found yourself in a situation where you are the archivist for your organization’s records? In this workshop participants will get an introduction to preserving and organizing their records. We will also provide information on how Dayton Metro Library can provide support as you become the archivist for your own collection. 
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Genealogy: Ancestry Library Edition

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Conference Room 1A, 1st Floor
Tips on searching one of the largest genealogy databases, Ancestry, more efficiently and effectively. Tips on searching one of the largest genealogy databases, Ancestry, more efficiently and effectively.
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Registration begins 12/19/2021 at 8:00 AM

Computer Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Now that you have mastered the mouse, let’s learn the basics of how the computer works. We will cover the fundamentals of using a computer. This class provides hands on instruction for beginners. Advance registration is required.

Class size is limited to 6 participants.

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Registration begins 12/25/2021 at 8:00 AM

Internet Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let’s go online. Let us introduce you to the World Wide Web. Internet Basics, learn how the internet works. We will review Internet connection options, browsers, search engines and much more. Advance registration is required.  

Class size is limited to 6 participants.

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Talk Tables for Newest Americans

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere.  Dayton Metro Library's Talk Tables connect English Language Learners with Library Volunteers who can help you become more comfortable speaking English.
This drop-in program meets on the 2nd floor of the Main Library in the New Americans and World Languages area.  Stop by any AskMeDesk for directions.
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Silver Is Gold: Finding Flexible Part-Time Work in Retirement

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
On the fourth Thursday each month from 10am to noon, the Silver Is Gold team will host monthly workshops where retired professionals can explore pathways to secure part-time work assignments in Greater Dayton. If you’re retired, yet too young to be done, we’d love to have you join us for these monthly exchanges. Email Donna Kastner at donna@silverisgold.org for more information and to reserve your free seat.
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Driver's License Reinstatement Clinic

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Conference Room 1B, 1st Floor
Registration required. Wondering if your driver's license can be reinstated? Meet with volunteer attorneys from the Public Defender's Office to answer your questions about reinstating your license. 

Experts will also be on hand to help with applying for the CQE, or Certification of Qualification for Employment. Learn more about what a CQE can do for you here: https://www.drccqe.com/ 

Please select a time slot through this link to register: https://s4gbluyflv.timetap.com. In the "Comments" section, include your date of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security Number. 
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Registration begins 1/1/2022 at 8:00 AM

Using Google

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Google is more than just a search engine. Take a guided tour of all things Google. With an introduction to some of the most frequently used like g-mail, calendar, and drive learn how Google services connect by simply creating a Google account. This session is helpful for those not familiar with Android and Chrome devices. Advance registration is required.

Class size is limited to 6 participants.
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Talk Tables for Newest Americans

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere.  Dayton Metro Library's Talk Tables connect English Language Learners with Library Volunteers who can help you become more comfortable speaking English.
This drop-in program meets on the 2nd floor of the Main Library in the New Americans and World Languages area.  Stop by any AskMeDesk for directions.
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Gem City Selfie Museum Black History Exhibit Reveal

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, 1st Floor
The Gem City Selfie Museum will unveil a creative ,informative, and interactive experience through the exploration of the interactions of color and mental wellness. The pop-up exhibit will celebrate Black History through both color and phototherapy.
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Pub-Lit at Brixx

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Company American Grill. Join us on the first Tuesday of every month and have a drink or dinner while discussing an offbeat book.

February's book will be A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Tahereh Mafi.

Brixx Ice Company is located at 500 E. 1st St., Dayton OH 45402, a few blocks from the Main Library.
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