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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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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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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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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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Pop Up Program: Preschool Storytime with Friends

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Outdoor Children's Terrace, 1st Floor
Join us on the Children's Outdoor Terrace for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy, and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Every now and then we will have a community friend or helper join us to help read a book or talk to us about what they do. For ages 3-5. 
Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90). Masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. 
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Teen Pop-Up

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Teens in grades 7-12 can join teen staff for a cool activity in the afternoon. Whether it's art projects, crafts, games, or cool challenges, anything is possible!
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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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Pop Up Program: Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Outdoor Children's Terrace, 1st Floor
Join us outdoors on our Terrace for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.  
Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) and masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program.
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Oceans of Possibilities Art Workshop

2:00 PM - 4:00 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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Pop Up Program: Activities on the Terrace

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Outdoor Children's Terrace, 1st Floor
Come visit the Children's Terrace at Main for arts, crafts, STEM activities and creative play. Themes and activities will change week to week. 
Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) and masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program.
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PRIDE Movies

5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Join us for movies featuring LGBTQIA+ themes and/or characters.

Movies will start at 5:30. 
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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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Genealogy: Research

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Conference Room 1A, 1st Floor
Find proof that your family stories are true (or half true or downright false).  Figure out relationships and find lost family members using documentation.  Get out the photo album and reexamine the evidence you already have.  Get to know about the early years of your living family matriarchs and patriarchs by first using standard questions then develop rapport to find unique information.  
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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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Registration is open

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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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.

July's book will be The Three Body Problem by Liu Cixin.

Brixx Ice Company is located at 500 E. 1st St., Dayton OH 45402, a few blocks from the Main Library.
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Pop Up Program: Preschool Storytime with Friends

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Outdoor Children's Terrace, 1st Floor
Join us on the Children's Outdoor Terrace for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy, and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Every now and then we will have a community friend or helper join us to help read a book or talk to us about what they do. For ages 3-5. 
Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90). Masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. 
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Teen Hangout

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Pass the time with some of our favorite easy crafts, games, and so much more.  Teens in grades 7-12 can drop in at any time.
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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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Pop Up Program: Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Outdoor Children's Terrace, 1st Floor
Join us outdoors on our Terrace for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.  
Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) and masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program.
View More

Oceans of Possibilities Art Workshop

2:00 PM - 4:00 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.  
View More

Pop Up Program: Activities on the Terrace

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Outdoor Children's Terrace, 1st Floor
Come visit the Children's Terrace at Main for arts, crafts, STEM activities and creative play. Themes and activities will change week to week. 
Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) and masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program.
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