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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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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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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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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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Ocean Animals Sand Art

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Understanding Your Property Taxes

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
The Montgomery County Treasurer's Office is holding an informational session titled "Understanding your Property Taxes." 

The presentation will cover the following topics: 

  • How are real estate taxes computed?
  • Where do property taxes go?
  • What payment options exist?
  • When is tax money distributed?
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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.  Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) as well as masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. 
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Free Meal Program @ Vandalia

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy a free, shelf-stable meal in the library. Food must be eaten on site during the distribution time of 4:30-5:30. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Teen DIY: Button Making

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Spark your creativity! For Grades 5 - 12.

Supplies are provided.
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Sand Art Bottles

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration is open

BINGO for Books

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Love BINGO? Love to read? Then this program is for you! Come join us for an evening of BINGO and fun! The first Tuesday of every month 6:30-7:30 come play BINGO and a chance to win a book! Registration is required.

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Ocean Dances With Miss Beth

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Use your imagination to create original dances based on ocean-themed books with Miss Beth.   Appropriate for children ages 3 to 12.  Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) as well as masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. 
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Free Meal Program @ Vandalia

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy a free, shelf-stable meal in the library. Food must be eaten on site during the distribution time of 4:30-5:30. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Afternoon Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us at the Vandalia Branch for The Afternoon Book Club where we'll be reading something old, something new and maybe something a little true! 


June 2- Field of Red by Greg Enslen 
July 7- The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams 
August 4- Bewilderment by Richard Powers
September 1-The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
October 6-French Braid by Anne Tyler
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Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandalia
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. Geared toward ages 3 through 5.  Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) as well as “masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. 
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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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Ocean Animals Wooden Keychains

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Registration is open

Craft-tastic Crafts

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us on the second Tuesday of every month to create a craft-tastic craft. All supplies will be provided. Ages 18+  Please register in advance. 
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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.  Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) as well as masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program.  
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Free Meal Program @ Vandalia

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy a free, shelf-stable meal in the library. Food must be eaten on site during the distribution time of 4:30-5:30. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Teen DIY: Crafternoon

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Spark your creativity! For Grades 5 - 12.

Different crafts for each program. They are on display at Vandalia ahead of crafternoon. Supplies are provided.
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Ocean themed Puppet Show

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tech Training At Your Pace

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
Need help with your device or using your computer? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions.
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Fabric Decorating

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Bring a white T-Shirt, pillowcase, shoe strings, canvas bag, canvas shoes, canvas hat, or socks to decorate. Fabric markers and patterns are provided. Ages 5-12.
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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage early literacy skills in your children. For children 18 to 36 months with a caregiver.  Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) as well as masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. 
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