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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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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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Kaleidoscope of Butterflies Art Activity & Tree of Life Memorial

Saturday, October 01, 2022
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, 1st Floor
Color and decorate a butterfly -- a symbol of hope, growth, and change.  And view the Tree of Life Memorial -- nine paintings done by local artists to represent the nine lives lost in the horrific Oregon District shooting on August 4,2019. The artworks were designed for people to write notes of remembrance and tack them onto the trees.  The Kaleidoscope of Butterflies will build on this effort, allowing participants to reflect on the third anniversary of the local tragedy and other more recent ills by leaving intentions for positive change.
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Plein Aire Paintings from Provence and Barcelona

Wednesday, August 31, 2022
Main Library
Third Street Bridge, 2nd Floor
Artwork by Hyacinth Paul, created with support from a Culture Works Artist Opportunity Grant.
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Virtual World Gaming

Friday, September 16, 2022
New Lebanon
Conference Room
Drop in for some interactive games. Try our virtual piano, be a ballerina, or feed some dragons. Play Virtual Soccer against a friend or the computer. Score some info on the interactive projector and gaming technology on display. Enter the virtual world without leaving the library!
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Gem Project Suicide Prevention Teen Art Exhibit

Wednesday, September 21, 2022
Main Library
Third Street Bridge, 2nd Floor
Artwork by participants in the first annual Teen Art Contest for Suicide Prevention.  Presented by Gem Project Dayton, a nonprofit organization whose mission is to encourage peer-to-peer support in suicide prevention.  
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It's Puzzling!

Friday, September 30, 2022
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
Everyone is invited to stop in and do some puzzles! Place 2 pieces or 200! Spend 2 minutes or 2 hours! Let's puzzle together! 
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Pine Cone Counting Jar Game

Friday, September 30, 2022
Electra C Doren
Can you guess how many pine cones are in jar?  Whoever guesses the closest will receive a free cookie or doughnut from Evan's Bakery.  
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Plein Aire Paintings from Provence and Barcelona

Friday, September 30, 2022
Burkhardt
Artwork by Hyacinth Paul, created with support from a Culture Works Artist Opportunity Grant.
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Playtime for Families Around the World

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor

Children ages 0-5 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of activities, including multilingual storytime and cultural events. Caregivers can socialize while children are playing in the space. This program is targeted towards non-native English-speaking caregivers and multi-lingual children.

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Toddler & Preschool Dance Party

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Community Room
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance to different songs, practice following directions, learn rhythm, and even develop our fine and gross motor skills. This program is not only fun, but it will help your child to develop early literacy skills!

Masks are optional and both adult and pediatric sizes will be available during this program.  Check for updated COVID response guidelines.
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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. For ages 3-5.

Masks are optional and both adult and pediatric sizes will be available during this program.  Check for updated COVID response guidelines.
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Microsoft Word Refresher

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab

Microsoft Word Refresher:

This class is for Patrons who have some knowledge of Microsoft Word and want to increase their formatting Knowledge. We will be covering the following:

Home Tab: Line Spacing changes and defaults

Insert Tab: Shapes, Picture Inserting and Formatting options

Layout Tab: Orientation, Margins, Columns

View Tab: Ruler & Gridlines

Review Tab:  Spell check, Word Count

Practical: How to set up a Document that can be updated and used multiple times.

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Pop-Up Health Clinic

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
Drop by the Main Library to receive a free health screening from Equitas Health. Services include blood pressure and glucose readings, HIV testing, scheduling services, and ACA enrollments.

Equitas Health is a regional nonprofit community healthcare system with a focus on individuals living with HIV/AIDS, the LGBTQ community, and others who experience medical disparities. 

Registration is not required and the services are for anyone interested. 
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Computer Safety and Security

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
This session covers “What every computer user should know”. Add to your knowledge, review the basics of computer safety and security. This session will provide resources to help you understand common computer topics such as cookies, viruses, passwords and more… Advance registration is required.

Class size is limited to 6 participants.

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Teen DIY: Crafternoon

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A
Get out of the heat and get creative - we'll have the Art Cart out and tons of craft supplies available every Monday afternoon to make anything you want! Snacks provided, and craft instructions will be available if you need inspiration or want to try something new.
For Teens, Grades 7-12
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LEGOS, Games, & More

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Burkhardt
Opportunity Space
Building something with LEGOs, explore the Snap Circuits, or play games like Giant Jenga.  The choice is yours!
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Rainbow Alliance

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
This program provides a safe space for teens who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, or an ally to meet and discuss LGBTQIA+ history, current events, and pop culture. Grades 7-12. 
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Tween Scene

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Each Monday afternoon, Tweens in grades 4-6 can come by for a variety of engaging activities, ranging from arts and crafts, table top and video gaming, fandom exploring and more.
Masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. Check for updated COVID response guidelines. 
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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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Animanga Club: Northwest

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Northwest
Community Room A
Otaku in grades 7-12 assemble! Celebrate anime, manga, and all things Japanese.

*Snacks provided
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Line Dancing

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Community Room

Think line dancing is just for country music fans? Think again. Grab a friend and join us for line dancing to a variety of music. All skill levels are welcome. 

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Water Science

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Water is a super-special substance. Learn to look at water in a whole new way and have fun doing it! Ages 6-12. Please register in advance.
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ESL Classes

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Conference Room
Learn English as a Second Language for free at your new Burkhardt branch library! This is a free class for all level of learners. 
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