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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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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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Derechos Humanos - Human Rights Portfolio of Woodcut Prints

Saturday, October 29, 2022
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ Patterson, 1st Floor
This exhibit of woodcut prints is a project of SOS ART of Cincinnati in collaboration with Taller Burro Press in Oaxaca, Mexico. The purpose of the portfolio was to challenge artists to create images and messages around human rights through a collaborative process across different cultures. It consists of 25 prints by 12 artists from Oaxaca and 12 artists from Cincinnati, each addressing one of 12 human rights, and the 25th print, the title page, created by an artist from Cincinnati.   Most of the participating artists are widely exhibited and known internationally.
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Be A Champion

Monday, October 31, 2022
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, 1st Floor

Join the Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities Services as it highlights some of the champions in our community: people with developmental disabilities who are making a difference in the lives of others, as well as members of the community who are champions for people with disabilities.


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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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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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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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Baby & Toddler Storytime: Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
This award-winning early literacy-based program uses music, rhymes, stories, and more to stimulate the learning process for babies & toddlers. Birth - 24 months with a caregiver. 
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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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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Preschool Storytime with Friends

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
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. Every now and then we will have a community friend or helper join us to read a book or talk to us about what they do. For ages 3-5. 
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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Teen DIY: Jar of Stars

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Spark your creativity! Learn to fold origami stars to fill a tiny jar with good wishes for the new school year. For teens in grades 7-12.
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Baby & Toddler Storytime: Mother Goose on the Loose Bilingual

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
This award-winning early literacy-based program uses music, rhymes, stories, and more to stimulate the learning process for babies & toddlers. Birth - 24 months with a caregiver. 
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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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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Maker Club

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Join us for some Maker fun at the Main library. Each program will rotate through different Maker activities- Robots, LEGOs, building 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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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.

View More

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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Baby & Toddler Storytime: Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
This award-winning early literacy-based program uses music, rhymes, stories, and more to stimulate the learning process for babies & toddlers. Birth - 24 months with a caregiver. 
Masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. Check for updated COVID response guidelines. 
View More

MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

11:00 AM - 3:00 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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Teen Art Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Teens in grades 7-12 can join our monthly art club and have their artwork displayed in our gallery for everyone to admire.
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Preschool Storytime with Friends

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
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. Every now and then we will have a community friend or helper join us to read a book or talk to us about what they do. For ages 3-5. 
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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