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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

Check out our newest African American Fiction ebooks on Overdrive. Good thing to find in a book: old pictures.

Bad thing to find in a book: bacon.

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Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
J oin us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Create a special art project each month geared toward kids ages 2-5. …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Get a competitive edge before an interview by researching the company using Ref…


Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at New Lebanon (2:30 PM)
Calling all 3rd through 6th graders! Join us for Wii games, board games, crafts,…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends. …


Today at Trotwood (3:30 PM)
Team up in pairs and go head to head with African American History facts.…


Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Join the Northmont Branch Library's Anime Club for fun, Japanese snacks, and ani…


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Teens, join us to celebrate Engineer's Week by creating your own binary bead bra…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Drop in after school to complete engineering design challenges, meet an engineer…


Today at Miami Twp. (4:00 PM)
This is your chance to tell us what you want to happen at the library and get in…


Today at Main (4:00 PM)
Drop in after school to complete engineering design challenges, meet an engineer…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Have some fun learning and practicing cursive writing.  Ages 8-12…


Today at Brookville (4:00 PM)
Have a question about your computer or tablet· Would you like to learn m…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Curious about sign language· Learn a few signs and then play some fun gam…


Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…

           

So much to explore!

  • Salsa the night away with the hot Caribbean sounds of Son del Caribe.
  • Be WOWed by Femme Fatale Silk Aerialists and Dancers.
  • Enjoy the musical stylings of guitarist BJSR, marimbaist Jackson Riffle and pianist Steffin Johnson.
  • Celebrate our region's exceptional performing arts with DCDC, Zoot Theatre Company, WYSO and Black Box Improvisation.
  • Dig into your own past and explore the fascinating local history of Dayton.
  • Move to the big band sounds of the Bob Gray Orchestra.
  • Explore the new Main Library with activities highlighting the children's Imagine! portal, TeenEDGE, and the Opportunity Space.
  • Celebrate your new Main Library with a champagne toast!
  • Bid high on library-themed silent auction prizes, including wonderful original works by the Main Library's featured artists through ReImagining Works.
  • Sit in on the jazz session of the Keigo Hirakowa Quartet.
  • Be inspired by the live art creation by Tiffany Clark and Christopher "Etch" of The Mural Machine.
  • Stand back as Soul Fire Tribe lights the night on fire with dance and music.
  • Step out onto the red carpet as you are welcomed with valet parking.

All this, expertly-crafted food and drink, opportunities to get hands-on, a paparazzi wall,
and the FIRST LOOK at your new Main Library.

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