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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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Book a Storytime

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
New Lebanon
Book a private story time for your household with Ms. Linda, our children's services librarian. It's just like regular storytime, with stories, songs, and fingerplays, and we'll have a craft for you to take and make at home. Ages birth to 5. Email Ms. Linda directly or call 463-2665 and ask to speak to the staff at New Lebanon in order to book a time. Spaces are limited; first come, first served.
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Book a Storytime at Brookville

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Brookville
Book a private story time for your household with one of Brookville's youth services staff. We'll read, sing songs, do rhymes and fingerplays, and send you home with a craft. Ages birth to 5. Email Ms. Alexis directly or call 463-2665 and ask to speak to the staff at Brookville in order to book a time. Spaces limited; first come, first serve. 
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Focus on Forces

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
A Virtual Program
Electrostatic levitation, magnetospheres and friction- oh my!  Smashing steel spheres will have sparks flying as you learn about forces all around you. View the program anytime during the month of May: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Force Finders

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
A Virtual Program
Did you know that you are a real scientist?  Did you know you did your first experiment when you were still a baby?  Learn all about forces with Crystal Clear!  See an invisible force field! View the program anytime during the month of May: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Miniature Art Show

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Southeast
Teen Edge
Use the supplies in the teen area, grab a watercolor Take and Make kit, or use your own supplies at home.  Submit your artwork to be included in our Miniature Art Show through May.  Artwork can be picked up at the end of the month.
For Teens, Grades 7-12
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Plant Exchange

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Miami Township
Outdoors
How does your garden grow? Have your daisies doubled? Do your tulips need thinned? Need some new perennials? Check out the plant exchange on our patio! Bring in a plant, and take a new one home.  Feel free to bring in house plants, perennials, or annuals, but please label your plant with as much information as you can!
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Quilts of Valor: Exhibit

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Vandalia
Opportunity Space

The Quilts of Valor Foundation is a national nonprofit established in 2003 by Catherine Roberts, the mother of a young soldier deployed to Iraq. The group gives hand-made quilts to US service people who have been deployed across the globe. The stated mission is “to cover service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.”  

From Memorial Day through the end of the month, 25+ locally-made Quilts of Valor will be on display at the Vandalia Branch of the Dayton Metro Library during regular operating hours.  The quilts are displayed in the Opportunity Space of the Branch. Patrons will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite quilts.    

The quilts will be awarded to veterans and active duty members of the US military. Forms are available at the Branch to nominate veterans to receive a quilt. Recipients are considered in the order applications are received. If there are more applications than QOVs made in 2022, names will be held into 2023.

Please contact Nonda Harvey, charvey3@woh.rr.com, regarding more information about the Quilts of Valor program, or if you are interested in participating in next year's event.  If desired, masks and hand sanitizer are available at the Library.  

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Book a Storytime

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Vandalia
Bring your Household for a private Storytime with stories, songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and crafts.  First come, first served, space will be limited.  Ages 18 months-5 years old.  Please call 937-463-2665 and ask for the Vandalia Branch Library.
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Teen Guessing Jar!

Tuesday, May 31, 2022
Vandalia
Can you guess how many items are in the jar?  Stop by and enter our raffle anytime through the month of May.

For Grades 5-12.
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Walking With Words

Wednesday, June 08, 2022
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, 1st Floor

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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Star Wars: Finding the Force

Saturday, May 28, 2022
Wilmington-Stroop
Opportunity Space
Community members of all ages will enjoy this exhibit of Star Wars Legos, games, activities and more!  Find the Force at the Wilmington-Stroop Library this May!
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Tiny Art Show On Display

Thursday, June 02, 2022
West Carrollton
Display your artistic talent and creativity at our Tiny Art Show.  Pick up your kit at the West Carrollton Branch from Thursday, May 12, 2022 through Saturday, May 14, 2022.  The kit includes a 3'x3" canvas and easel, acrylic paint and brushes.  You may add materials to your work of art. Take it home and CREATE! When you finish your work of art, return it to the library by Saturday, May 21, 2022.  The works of art will be displayed from May 23, 2022 through June 3, 2022 and library patrons will have an opportunity to vote on their favorite. 
Open to patrons 12 years and older.
You may use your own paint and supplies, if you like.
Art will be returned to the artists after the show.
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Aquatic Animals from Around the Globe

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Wilmington-Stroop
Opportunity Space
In partnership with the Biology department at the University of Dayton, the Wilmington-Stroop branch library will be hosting several aquatic animals during the month of June. Stop by anytime during business hours to see our own mini aquarium which will include an axolotl and a clownfish. Special feeding times will be posted in our Opportunity Space. 
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O is for Ocean

Thursday, June 30, 2022
A Virtual Program
Crystal Clear let’s you see the currents in the sea using her special mixture.  Learn about sinking and floating and that there’s more than fish in the ocean.   View the program anytime during the month of June: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Ocean Commotion

Thursday, June 30, 2022
A Virtual Program

Up close demonstrations show kids how temperature affects ocean currents. Perilous plastics activity teach us why plastic pollution is such a big problem and the many things we can do to help!  Learn how to sort those shells you love to find into their scientific groups. View the program anytime during the month of June: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Summer Challenge Scavenger Hunt

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Southeast
Complete June's ocean-themed Summer Challenge Scavenger Hunt and turn it in for a small prize!  At the end of the month, we'll draw a winner to take home a giant inflatable sea creature!
For Children and Teens
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Teen DIY: Anytime Textile and Fiber Arts Station

Thursday, June 30, 2022
Southeast
Spark your creativity! Come by the Teen Area anytime to make something with this month's craft station.
For Teens, Grades 7-12
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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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Make a Card!

Saturday, June 18, 2022
Miami Township
Make a card for Father's Day! We will provide materials for you to make a special card for a special person!
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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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I is for Insect

Sunday, July 31, 2022
A Virtual Program
Learn what it takes to be included in the insect club.  See how you can tell the difference between a butterfly and a moth.  See some very cool insect specimens! View the program anytime during the month of July: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Insect Ideas

Sunday, July 31, 2022
A Virtual Program

What do you already know about insects?  Are they good, bad, both or neither.  Learn the important role of insects in our everyday lives.  Find out how you can help your family, safely get rid of insects you don’t like and don’t hurt the ones we need! View the program anytime during the month of July: https://www.crystalclearscience.com/dayton-metro-library-2022/.  Use code: DAYTONMETRO2022.

This program ties in to our Take & Make Kits. The Take and Make Kits can be picked up at your local library while supplies last but are not required for participation in this virtual program. 
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Teen DIY: Anytime Collage and Papercraft Station

Sunday, July 31, 2022
Southeast
Spark your creativity! Come by the Teen Area anytime to make something with this month's craft station.
For Teens, Grades 7-12
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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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