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The Mitten Story Walk

Friday, December 31, 2021
West Carrollton
Community Room
Experience the classic tale, The Mitten, by Jan Brett.  Walk through our indoor winterscape and enjoy several hands-on activities related to the book.  Fun for the whole family!
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Book a Children's Librarian

Monday, February 28, 2022
West Carrollton
Does your child need help picking the perfect book?  Do they need help practicing their reading skills?  Or would you like a private family storytime, dance party, escape room, craft activity, or game?  If so, please contact Miss Gina at the West Carrollton Branch Library to schedule a one-on-one session.  Call 937-463-2665 and ask for the West Carrollton Branch.
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West Carrollton Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
West Carrollton
Spend an evening with family & friends decorating a pre-assembled gingerbread house. Bring decorations and icing to create your masterpiece. Houses will be displayed at the Holiday Festival the next day and available for pick-up Sat., Dec. 4, at 6 p.m. Voting will be held online via Facebook. The program will be held in the Civic Center meeting room. Registration is required through the city of West Carrollton.  For details about voting rules, please visit  westcarrollton.org. Winners announced Dec. 14. 
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West Carrollton Holiday Fest

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
West Carrollton
The West Carrollton Library will join The City Beautiful Commission in hosting this annual family tradition which includes horse-drawn wagon rides, performances by WCHS choir and orchestra groups, a candy cane hunt, letter writing to Santa, ornament making and a tree-lighting ceremony. Santa will be available for free photos - bring your camera. Hot cocoa and cookies will be served.
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Pop Up Program: Dance Party

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
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!  This program will be outside (weather permitting).
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Pop Up Program: Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
West Carrollton
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.  This program will be outside (weather permitting).
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Pop Up Program: Baby & Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.  This program will be outside (weather permitting).
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Teen Pop Up Program

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Crafts, music, stories, STEM experiments- you never know what will POP UP outside your Library, weather permitting (and following all health and safety guidelines).  
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Registration is open

Hobbies & Crafts for Christmas

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
West Carrollton
Learn how to make some great handmade gifts using our Hobbies & Crafts Reference Center database, just in time for Christmas. As a bonus, each participant will get the chance to make a bottle of foaming hand soap as a ready-to-go gift during the program! Supplies are limited, so register soon!
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Pop Up Program: Dance Party

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
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!  This program will be outside (weather permitting).
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Pop Up Program: Preschool Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
West Carrollton
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.  This program will be outside (weather permitting).
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Monthly Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
West Carrollton
Conference Room
Come for books, snacks, friendly conversation and fun....in person and inside! Copies of the next book will be provided to group members at the branch, at the book club meetings, or contact Karen at KFindlay@DaytonMetroLibrary.org to arrange to get a copy.

December title:  Klara and the Sun by Kazuo Ishiguro


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Pop Up Program: Baby & Toddler Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.  This program will be outside (weather permitting).
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Pop Up Program: Homeschool Hang Out

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
West Carrollton
Don't miss the fun each month at our Homeschool Hang Out, where we will feature a craft, a STEM activity, or a game.  All families are welcome- not just homeschooling families.  This program will be outside (weather permitting).
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Teen Pop Up Program

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Crafts, music, stories, STEM experiments- you never know what will POP UP outside your Library, weather permitting (and following all health and safety guidelines).  
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Tuesday Tech Time

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Stop by the library for some quick tech help - our technology assistant will be available to answer whatever you've been waiting to ask when using computers, tablets, and phones! We can assist with any questions that arise while using library-owned technology, or you can bring your own device for some help. Drop-in hours will be every Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 pm.
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Music Mix

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Bring your friends and make a joyful noise with the DropMix music gaming system. 
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Drive-In Style Storytime: Preschool

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
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.  

This program will be "drive-in" style with participants inside their vehicles in the library parking lot.  Families will receive a copy of the book and rhymes, and will tune their radios to a particular channel to participate.  Get ready for a unique, hands-on, fun experience!
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Book an Escape Room

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Book our Community Room for your family's own private Escape Room style event.  Families will have one hour to use teamwork and critical thinking skills to solve a series of puzzles to open locked boxes in the room.  Can you get all of them open before time runs out?  All supplies will be provided.  Doors to the Community Room will not be locked.

To reserve your space, please register online or call the library at 937-463-2665 and ask for the West Carrollton Branch.  Please specify the ages in your group, as the puzzles will be geared toward preschool and/or grade school age children.  Adult help and guidance may be required for completion of this program.


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Monthly Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM
West Carrollton
Conference Room
Come for books, snacks, friendly conversation and fun.
Copies of the next book will be provided to group members at the branch, at the book club meetings, or contact Karen at KFindlay@DaytonMetroLibrary.org to arrange to get a copy.

January title:  Harry's Trees by Jon Cohen (OverDrive)
February title:  The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg (OverDrive)
March title: Infinite Country by Patricia Engel (OverDrive)


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Drive-In Style Storytime: Baby & Toddler

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.

This program will be "drive-in" style with participants inside their vehicles in the library parking lot.  Families will receive a copy of the book and rhymes, and will tune their radios to a particular channel to participate.  Get ready for a unique, hands-on, fun experience!
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Tuesday Tech Time

3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
West Carrollton
Stop by the library for some quick tech help - our technology assistant will be available to answer whatever you've been waiting to ask when using computers, tablets, and phones! We can assist with any questions that arise while using library-owned technology, or you can bring your own device for some help. Drop-in hours will be every Tuesday from 3:00-5:00 pm.
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Cinema Switch

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Play the Nintendo Switch on the Community Room big screen! 
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Homeschool Drop In

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
West Carrollton
Community Room
Don't miss the fun at our biweekly Homeschool Drop-In, where we will feature a craft, a STEM activity, or a game.  All families are welcome- not just homeschooling families.  

Since this program is a drop-in program, families can stop by any time between 1:00 and 3:00 to participate.


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Drive-In Style Storytime: Baby & Toddler

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
West Carrollton
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays. For children up to 36 months.

This program will be "drive-in" style with participants inside their vehicles in the library parking lot.  Families will receive a copy of the book and rhymes, and will tune their radios to a particular channel to participate.  Get ready for a unique, hands-on, fun experience!
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