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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Classic Movie Fridays

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Join us each Friday to view a classic movie!  We'll provide the popcorn, bring your own drink!
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Olohana’s Polynesian Dance

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Southeast
Conference Room A

Join Olohana's Polynesian Dance for an afternoon of island fun. Fill your heart and mind with Aloha! Learn what the Aloha Spirit is and the basic steps of hula dance. This program may be held outside weather permitting. 

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Pop Up Program: Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Outdoor Children's Terrace, 1st Floor
Join us outdoors on our Terrace for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets and musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.  
Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) and masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program.
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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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Pokemon Club

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Northwest
Conference Room B
Bring your own device or card deck and play Pokemon with your peers. Ages 6-12. This program is limited to 15 participants. Registration is Preferred. 
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Fold 3: Explore Our Library Military Genealogy Database

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Do you have a family member who served in the military? Have you heard rumors a family member fought in the Civil War, or the Revolutionary War? Fold 3 is a Library database where you can explore the military background of an ancestor. Join us for this class on using the database, and learn how to explore your past.
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Listening at the Library: Exploring Classic Albums

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Come to the library and join with fellow music lovers to listen to and discuss classic albums from the 1971/1972 time period. Each month we will listen to an album from start to finish, learn a little about its history, and discuss the impact it has had on music going forward. While primarily focused on general rock, we will have albums from all corners of the genre. Discover some new favorites and reconnect with old familiars, and make new friends.

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Pop Up Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Miamisburg
Outdoors
Join us outdoors to share fun stories, enjoy songs and rhymes, and make a craft. Recommended for children ages 3 and up.

Picnic blankets are available upon request, but feel free to bring your own camping chairs or blankets if you prefer. Weather permitting, program will be canceled in event of rain.
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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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Preschool Storytime

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Northwest
Children's Area
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. We will be outside on the children's patio, weather permitting, and social distancing will be encouraged. Geared toward ages 3 through 5. This program is limited to 10 participants. 
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