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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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Career Exploration in Spanish

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Burkhardt
As a part of Hispanic Heritage month, DML will share resources in Spanish that can help with a job search, starting a business or starting a nonprofit organization. There will be an exhibit table and handouts written in Spanish displayed in the library.  Local experts will also deliver classes on resumes, job search, business start-up in Spanish. Watch the branch calendar for class schedule.
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Career Exploration in Spanish

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Southeast
As a part of Hispanic Heritage month, DML will share resources in Spanish that can help with a job search, starting a business or starting a nonprofit organization. There will be an exhibit table and handouts written in Spanish displayed in the library.  Local experts will also deliver classes on resumes, job search, business start-up in Spanish. Watch the branch calendar for class schedule.
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Flag Guessing Game: National Hispanic Heritage Month

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Electra C Doren
Did you know that there are twenty-one Hispanic countries?  Each week during National Hispanic Heritage Month, we will display five flags, and it's up to you to figure out which country those flags belong.  
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Hispanic Heritage Month Activity Sheets

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Vandalia
Children's Area
Coloring sheets, mazes, word searches, and bookmarks will be available.  Any open hours. Ages 3-12. 
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Hispanic Heritage Month Scavenger Hunt

Saturday, October 15, 2022

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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Life Size Candyland

Monday, October 31, 2022
New Lebanon
Conference Room
Drop by the New Lebanon Library for a life-size Candyland game! Wind your way through the Molasses Swamp and say 'hello' to Lord Licorice and Gramma Nutt as you journey to the throne of King Kandy. You're guaranteed not to get cavities from this sugary treat!
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Gem Project Suicide Prevention Teen Art Exhibit

Friday, October 28, 2022
Southeast
Opportunity Space
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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Princeton Seniors Art Show

Saturday, October 15, 2022
Northwest
Community Room A
Drop in to see an art exhibit of works created by senior citizens enrolled at the City of Dayton Northwest Center Senior Programs.  The art class focuses on color principles, form and space as well as charcoal, water color and oil painting.
Other areas explored are collages, scratch art, clay and silk screen.


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Spooky Take and Explore

Monday, October 31, 2022
Miamisburg
Stop by our Children's Area or a fun, self-guided craft activity for the spooky season! Feel free to explore the kit during your library visit, choose to take it home, or even schedule the activity for curbside pickup.  Crafts are available while supplies last.
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Book Bingo for Adults

Saturday, December 31, 2022
Kettering Moraine
Pick up a bingo board from the front desk of the Kettering-Moraine Branch and complete our Bingo Book Challenge. Get a bingo and turn in your board by January 10th to be entered in a drawing for a prize. One entry per person. Make it to your end of the year reading challenge goals!  
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Gem Project Suicide Prevention Teen Art Exhibit

Monday, November 21, 2022
Vandalia
Opportunity Space
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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Guess The Book

Saturday, November 12, 2022
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
Guess the book by the clues given in the Teen Edge area correctly and collect a prize from the Ask Me Desk.
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Guess the Manga

Saturday, November 26, 2022
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
Guess the anime or manga series by the clues given in the Teen Edge area correctly and collect a prize from the Ask Me Desk.
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Guess the Book

Saturday, December 10, 2022
Miami Township
Teen Edge Area
Guess the book by the clues given in the Teen Edge area correctly and collect a prize from the Ask Me Desk.
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