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Read Around the World Challenge for Adults

Monday, August 15, 2022
Vandalia
How to play:
*Stop by the Vandalia branch to pick up your free READ AROUND THE WORLD booklet to log your destinations. 
*Read 5 books set in 5 different countries.
*Complete the challenge and be entered into a prize drawing. Each boarding pass counts as an entry, so you can earn up to 5 chances!
*Any format may be used.
*Books can be adult fiction or non-fiction (no travel guides).
*The United States cannot be used as a destination. The majority of the story must take place internationally.
*After reading each book, turn in your boarding pass to the Vandalia Ask Me Desk. Staff will mark destinations on a map throughout the challenge. 

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Book a Storytime at Brookville

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Brookville
Book a private story time for your household with one of Brookville's youth services staff. We'll read, sing songs, do rhymes and fingerplays, and send you home with a craft. Ages birth to 5. Email Ms. Alexis directly or call 463-2665 and ask to speak to the staff at Brookville in order to book a time. Spaces limited; first come, first serve. 
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Aquatic Animals from Around the Globe

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wilmington-Stroop
Opportunity Space
In partnership with the Biology department at the University of Dayton, the Wilmington-Stroop branch library will be hosting several aquatic animals during the month of June. Stop by anytime during business hours to see our own mini aquarium which will include an axolotl and a clownfish. Special feeding times will be posted in our Opportunity Space. 
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O is for Ocean

Thursday, June 30, 2022
A Virtual Program
Crystal Clear let’s you see the currents in the sea using her special mixture.  Learn about sinking and floating and that there’s more than fish in the ocean.   View the program anytime during the month of June: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Ocean Commotion

Thursday, June 30, 2022
A Virtual Program

Up close demonstrations show kids how temperature affects ocean currents. Perilous plastics activity teach us why plastic pollution is such a big problem and the many things we can do to help!  Learn how to sort those shells you love to find into their scientific groups. View the program anytime during the month of June: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Summer Challenge Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Southeast
Complete June's ocean-themed Summer Challenge Scavenger Hunt and turn it in for a small prize!  At the end of the month, we'll draw a winner to take home a giant inflatable sea creature!
For Children and Teens
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Teen DIY: Anytime Textile and Fiber Arts Station

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Southeast
Spark your creativity! Come by the Teen Area anytime to make something with this month's craft station.
For Teens, Grades 7-12
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Pride 2022 Art Exhibit

Tuesday, July 05, 2022
Main Library
Third Street Bridge, 2nd Floor
Visit the Main Library for an exhibit celebrating the Miami Valley's LGBTQIA+ community. Sponsored by Dayton Society of Artists, this exhibit includes digital art, photography, mixed-media, oil on canvas, textile collage, and more. 


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Walking With Words

Monday, July 11, 2022
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
The University of Dayton Department of Art and Design’s graphic design students visualized local poet Sierra Leone’s poetry to create new meanings that celebrate humanity, community, inclusivity and diversity. Featuring nearly 20 poems, the exhibit showcases “the actions of connections, imagination, learning and linking experience into tangible outcomes as the words move you through the space – literally and metaphorically.”
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Oceans of Possibility Art Exhibit

Saturday, July 30, 2022
Main Library
Enjoy the 3D artworks created by artist-in-residence Delora Buford-Buchanan and library patrons that will turn the Opportunity Space @ St. Clair into a giant aquarium.  
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Darden Bradshaw Fiber Artist/Felting Artist in Residency

Saturday, August 06, 2022
Wilmington-Stroop
Dr. Bradshaw will be an artist-in-residence at the Wilmington-Stroop Branch throughout July creating a wet-felted artwork for the Quiet Reading Room.
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I is for Insect

Sunday, July 31, 2022
A Virtual Program
Learn what it takes to be included in the insect club.  See how you can tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth.  See some very cool insect specimens! View the program anytime during the month of July: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Insect Ideas

Sunday, July 31, 2022
A Virtual Program

What do you already know about insects?  Are they good, bad, both or neither.  Learn the important role of insects in our everyday lives.  Find out how you can help your family, safely get rid of insects you don’t like and don’t hurt the ones we need! View the program anytime during the month of July: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Spot the Sea Creature

Saturday, July 02, 2022
Huber Heights
There's a sea creature somewhere in the library- can you spot it? When you do, stop by the Ask Me desk for a reward!
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Teen DIY: Anytime Collage and Papercraft Station

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Southeast
Spark your creativity! Come by the Teen Area anytime to make something with this month's craft station.
For Teens, Grades 7-12
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Guess how many Candy Sharks/Fish are in the Container!

Saturday, July 30, 2022
Vandalia
You might win!  Guess as many times you visit the Library!  Closest guess will win the Container.  Any Open Hours.  Ages 3-12. 
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Spot the Sea Creature

Saturday, July 09, 2022
Huber Heights
There's a sea creature somewhere in the library- can you spot it? When you do, stop by the Ask Me desk for a reward!
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Spot the Sea Creature

Saturday, July 16, 2022
Huber Heights
There's a sea creature somewhere in the library- can you spot it? When you do, stop by the Ask Me desk for a reward!
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Life-Sized Candyland

Saturday, August 27, 2022
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
See who can get to the candy castle first! Drop by anytime during business hours and enjoy a life-sized version of the favorite childhood game of Candyland. Game is limited to 4 players at a time. Children 8 years of age and under must be accompanied by an adult.
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Walking With Words

Monday, August 15, 2022
Southeast
Opportunity Space
The University of Dayton Department of Art and Design’s graphic design students visualized local poet Sierra Leone’s poetry to create new meanings that celebrate humanity, community, inclusivity and diversity. Featuring nearly 20 poems, the exhibit showcases “the actions of connections, imagination, learning and linking experience into tangible outcomes as the words move you through the space – literally and metaphorically.”
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Spot the Sea Creature

Saturday, July 23, 2022
Huber Heights
There's a sea creature somewhere in the library- can you spot it? When you do, stop by the Ask Me desk for a reward!
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Book-a-Librarian

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Book a private story time for your household with one of Kettering-Moraine's youth services staff. We'll read, sing songs, do rhymes and fingerplays, and send you home with a craft. Ages birth to 5. Email Missy Marshall or call 463-2665 and ask to speak to the staff at Kettering in order to book a time. Spaces limited; first come, first serve. 
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Clay Workshop for Kids

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Southeast
Opportunity Space
Build a Toad House from Clay with Tila Saine, artist-in-residence.  
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and career coaching. Classes are held in Technology Lab 1B at the Main Library 215 E Third Street, Tuesday and Thursday from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program, call (937) 223-5626 or email aspire@mvctc.com.

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Oceans of Possibilities Art Workshop

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, 1st Floor
Make amazing sea creatures with artist-in-residence Delora Buford-Buchanan to turn the windows at the corner of Third and St. Clair Streets into a giant aquarium.  
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