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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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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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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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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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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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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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TECH TRAINING AT YOUR OWN PACE

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
West
Tech Lab
Patrons can get help with computer skills such as using a mouse, internet searching skills, creating an email account (Gmail, Yahoo), using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power-Point, Publisher, Excel) to create documents, Resumes & presentations. Downloading books & magazines from our digital library (Libby, Overdrive, & Hoopla) to your electronic devices.  Contact the Tech Ref's to set an appointment up.  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00pm.  Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00pm.
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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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Driver’s License Reinstatement Legal Help Clinic

1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
This is now a walk-in event. Assitance will be given on a first come, first served basis based on attorney availibility.

Wondering if your driver's license can be reinstated? During this clinic you will meet with attorneys and local courts to discuss what is causing blocks prohibiting you from getting your license, and strategize possible approaches to remove those blocks. 

There will not be any funds available at this clinic to pay fines.

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LEAP & THE NET WILL APPEAR: A Workshop with Katrina Kittle

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
We're tickled pink to offer Katrina Kittle's fun and informal workshop, LEAP & THE NET WILL APPEAR. Hungry to create a positive change (or two? or ten?) in your life? Don't know where to start and find the idea overwhelming? Then come join us for an interactive class that will set you in motion. Stop waiting for the "right" time or for some external force to affect or "fix" your life. Here's the secret: you weave the nets yourself. Want to learn how? No magic, no false promise--just easy, doable steps for your own leaps.
Katrina is a graduate of Ohio University and earned her MFA in creative writing from Spalding University in Louisville. She’s taught online and in the Dayton-Cincinnati-Columbus area for Word’s Worth Writing Connections since 2008, and as a Lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Dayton since 2018. This is not a writing class, but a "life class" for anyone. Registration is limited and will fill quickly -- don't delay! 
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Crafty Hour: Fiber Arts Club

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Miamisburg
Community Room
Do you enjoy knitting, crocheting, cross-stitch, embroidery, or another fiber art? Bring your work-in-progress and join us at the library. Enjoy the company of other crafters to share tips, patterns and engage in friendly chit-chat while you work on your projects. Everyone is welcome!! 
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Talk Tables for Newest Americans

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere.  Dayton Metro Library's Talk Tables connect English Language Learners with Library Volunteers who can help you become more comfortable speaking English.
This drop-in program meets on the 2nd floor of the Main Library in the New Americans and World Languages area.  Stop by any AskMeDesk for directions.
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Doughnuts and Discussion: A book discussion group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Miami Township
Community Room
Do you like books? Do you like Doughnuts?  If you answered "yes," then you will love our book discussion group!  Join us at 10 am on Saturday May 21. We will be reading First Women: The Grace and Power of America's Modern First Ladies by Kate Andersen Brower. Copies of the book will be available at the branch.  Doughnuts will be provided, along with coffee and tea!
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TECH TRAINING AT YOUR OWN PACE

10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
West
Tech Lab
Patrons can get help with computer skills such as using a mouse, internet searching skills, creating an email account (Gmail, Yahoo), using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power-Point, Publisher, Excel) to create documents, Resumes & presentations. Downloading books & magazines from our digital library (Libby, Overdrive, & Hoopla) to your electronic devices.  Contact the Tech Ref's to set an appointment up.  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00pm.  Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00pm.
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Finances After Fifty: Identity Theft

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
West
Shook Construction Conference Room A
In this workshop, participants will learn about the methods used by identity thieves to steal personal information and how to protect themselves. They will also understand what information is at risk and red flags to watch out for with regard to common scams. For older adults and others wanting to learn more about this important topic!
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Adult DIY: Recycled Book Wreath

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Create your very own piece of art using recycled books. All materials provided. 
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Success Center Foundation

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
The Success Center Foundation is available to share and provide free financial direction and mentoring for your personal or business based growth.  The Foundation is comprised of several local business members and entrepreneurs that are happy to share their stories of success in a variety of business and managerial settings, while learning about your own financial challenges and dreams.  No appointment or reservation is needed.  Please stop in at your convenience. 
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D&D at the Library

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room
Action & adventure awaits you! Join us for a session of Dungeons & Dragons 5e at the library. No experience is necessary, beginner and experienced players are welcome. 

Please register in advance.
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Don't Pay for Photoshop

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Image editing software can be costly, but there are free alternatives out there.  In this class, we'll look at freely-available programs, like GIMP, that can give you everything you need to turn your photos into works of art (or just fix red-eye). 
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TECH TRAINING AT YOUR OWN PACE

10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
West
Tech Lab
Patrons can get help with computer skills such as using a mouse, internet searching skills, creating an email account (Gmail, Yahoo), using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Power-Point, Publisher, Excel) to create documents, Resumes & presentations. Downloading books & magazines from our digital library (Libby, Overdrive, & Hoopla) to your electronic devices.  Contact the Tech Ref's to set an appointment up.  Monday, Tuesday & Thursday 10:00 am to 7:00pm.  Wednesday, Friday & Saturday 10:00 am to 4:00pm.
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Using Google

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Google is more than just a search engine. Take a guided tour of all things Google. With an introduction to some of the most frequently used like g-mail, calendar, and drive learn how Google services connect by simply creating a Google account. This session is helpful for those not familiar with Android and Chrome devices. Advance registration is required.

Class size is limited to 6 participants.
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