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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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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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Understanding Your Property Taxes

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Vandalia
The Montgomery County Treasurer's Office is holding an informational session titled "Understanding your Property Taxes." 

The presentation will cover the following topics: 

  • How are real estate taxes computed?
  • Where do property taxes go?
  • What payment options exist?
  • When is tax money distributed?
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Registration is open

BINGO for Books

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Love BINGO? Love to read? Then this program is for you! Come join us for an evening of BINGO and fun! The first Tuesday of every month 6:30-7:30 come play BINGO and a chance to win a book! Registration is required.

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Afternoon Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us at the Vandalia Branch for The Afternoon Book Club where we'll be reading something old, something new and maybe something a little true! 


June 2- Field of Red by Greg Enslen 
July 7- The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams 
August 4- Bewilderment by Richard Powers
September 1-The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
October 6-French Braid by Anne Tyler
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Microsoft Word Refresher

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab

Microsoft Word Refresher:

This class is for Patrons who have some knowledge of Microsoft Word and want to increase their formatting Knowledge. We will be covering the following:

Home Tab: Line Spacing changes and defaults

Insert Tab: Shapes, Picture Inserting and Formatting options

Layout Tab: Orientation, Margins, Columns

View Tab: Ruler & Gridlines

Review Tab:  Spell check, Word Count

Practical: How to set up a Document that can be updated and used multiple times.

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Registration is open

Craft-tastic Crafts

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us on the second Tuesday of every month to create a craft-tastic craft. All supplies will be provided. Ages 18+  Please register in advance. 
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Tech Training At Your Pace

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
Need help with your device or using your computer? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions.
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Registration is open

Kettering Health Speaker Series: Information for Older Adults

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Kettering Health’s Speakers Bureau offers a variety of speakers and topics to motivate and educate you to achieve and maintain your best health. Physicians, nurses, therapists, administrators, counselors, and other professionals are among our distinguished speakers

Topic for August 2th: Gracefully Aging in Place


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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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Registration begins 7/3/2022 at 8:00 AM

BINGO for Books

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room

Love BINGO? Love to read? Then this program is for you! Come join us for an evening of BINGO and fun! The first Tuesday of every month 6:30-7:30 come play BINGO and a chance to win a book! Registration is required.

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Genealogy 101

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
The basics of Information gathering, organizing materials using standard methodology, and saving & sharing results.



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Afternoon Book Club

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us at the Vandalia Branch for The Afternoon Book Club where we'll be reading something old, something new and maybe something a little true! 


June 2- Field of Red by Greg Enslen 
July 7- The Dictionary of Lost Words by Pip Williams 
August 4- Bewilderment by Richard Powers
September 1-The Nature of Fragile Things by Susan Meissner
October 6-French Braid by Anne Tyler
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Registration begins 7/10/2022 at 8:00 AM

Craft-tastic Crafts

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Vandalia
Community Room
Join us on the second Tuesday of every month to create a craft-tastic craft. All supplies will be provided. Ages 18+  Please register in advance. 
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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 7/16/2022 at 8:00 AM

Microsoft Word Refresher

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab

Microsoft Word Refresher:

This class is for Patrons who have some knowledge of Microsoft Word and want to increase their formatting Knowledge. We will be covering the following:

Home Tab: Line Spacing changes and defaults

Insert Tab: Shapes, Picture Inserting and Formatting options

Layout Tab: Orientation, Margins, Columns

View Tab: Ruler & Gridlines

Review Tab:  Spell check, Word Count

Practical: How to set up a Document that can be updated and used multiple times.

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Tech Training At Your Pace

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Vandalia
Technology Lab
Need help with your device or using your computer? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions.
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