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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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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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Ocean Animals Sand Art

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Free Meal Program @ Vandalia

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy a free, shelf-stable meal in the library. Food must be eaten on site during the distribution time of 4:30-5:30. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Teen DIY: Button Making

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Spark your creativity! For Grades 5 - 12.

Supplies are provided.
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Sand Art Bottles

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Ocean Dances With Miss Beth

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Use your imagination to create original dances based on ocean-themed books with Miss Beth.   Appropriate for children ages 3 to 12.  Programs will be moved indoors in cases of inclement weather (including rain, forecasted rain, or temps over 90) as well as masks are optional but both adult and pediatric size will be available during this program. 
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Free Meal Program @ Vandalia

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy a free, shelf-stable meal in the library. Food must be eaten on site during the distribution time of 4:30-5:30. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Ocean Animals Wooden Keychains

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Free Meal Program @ Vandalia

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy a free, shelf-stable meal in the library. Food must be eaten on site during the distribution time of 4:30-5:30. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Teen DIY: Crafternoon

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Spark your creativity! For Grades 5 - 12.

Different crafts for each program. They are on display at Vandalia ahead of crafternoon. Supplies are provided.
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Ocean themed Puppet Show

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Fabric Decorating

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Bring a white T-Shirt, pillowcase, shoe strings, canvas bag, canvas shoes, canvas hat, or socks to decorate. Fabric markers and patterns are provided. Ages 5-12.
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Free Meal Program @ Vandalia

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy a free, shelf-stable meal in the library. Food must be eaten on site during the distribution time of 4:30-5:30. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Registration is open

Teen DIY: Teardown

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn about 3D printing, by taking one apart!  Tools and adult supervision will be provided.
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Splashtacular!

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
The Vandalia Parks & Recreation Department and the Vandalia Fire Department will provide a bunch of water fun!  The Vandalia Library will also have a Bubbles Booth!  There will be a slip n' slide, water games, outdoor games and the Vandalia Fire Department will spray their hose and shower from their truck. We encourage you to bring your water toys, so you can fill up and play as well!  This Event will be held at the Vandalia Recreation Center at 1111 Stonequarry Rd. 
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Free Meal Program @ Vandalia

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy a free, shelf-stable meal in the library. Food must be eaten on site during the distribution time of 4:30-5:30. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Registration is open

Teen DIY: Cookie Decorating

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Ocean themed cookie decorating. Supplies are provided. For Grades 7 - 12.


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Vandalia Stringers Dulcimer Music

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
The Vandalia Stringers have been together for about 8 years.  They participate in several local dulcimer clubs.  Listen to the music and learn about dulcimers.  There will also be a sing-along.  Ages 3-Adult.
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Free Meal Program @ Vandalia

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Children under the age of 18 are welcome to enjoy a free, shelf-stable meal in the library. Food must be eaten on site during the distribution time of 4:30-5:30. This program is sponsored by the Children’s Hunger Alliance.
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Explore Ballet!

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

 Let’s explore ballet! We will learn all about ballet through movement, music, and books. Presented by Dayton Ballet.

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College Bound: Prepping your Finances

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Vandalia Library is hosting Wright-Patt Credit Union's Student Loan Coordinator to help you navigate the ins and outs of College Prep, FAFSA, and student loans. 

Informational session followed by opportunity to ask questions.

Light Refreshments served.


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Registration begins 7/1/2022 at 8:00 AM

Tween DIY: Lightup Wands

11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Learn about basic circuits and make a neat light up wand in the process! For grades  5- 6.
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AniManga Club

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Otaku in grades 7-12 assemble! Celebrate anime, manga, and all things Japanese.
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