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Main Library Fun Fact: 2210 total pieces of furniture will be moved in, including:

• 1652 Chairs

• 13 Benches

• 64 Couches

• 296 Tables/Desks

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Stop by the Vandalia branch Thursday 8/3, 1:30pm for some lively discussion, snacks, and fun and discuss the engaging book A Million Little Things by Susan Mallery. We will be talking with the author via Skype! New adult members welcome!

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Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Bring the whole family to the library for storytime and a puppet show!…


Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Snacks will be served. Ages 3-12. …


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 Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials prov…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Celebrate the end of the Summer Challenge with a carnival! We'll have games, foo…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
Have you ever read a choose your own adventure book·  Come to this p…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Celebrate your Summer Challenge success with a few rounds of Word Bingo! This ga…


Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:30 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie with popcorn!…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
More Summer Crafts based on our Summer Reading theme of 'Building a Better World…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Monday at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance …


Monday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Monday at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
A special guest from the Gem City Roller Derby will be here to show you the ins …


Monday at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


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


Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Monday at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
For kids ages 7-10 Think your kid is hopelessly unorganized· Think ag…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Monday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Monday at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Hear about the seven day camel safari Allen Johnson and three of his grandchildr…


Monday at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
During the years leading up to national prohibition Dayton was home to the natio…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…

           

Artist Leesa Haapapuro Sets Up Residency

at Vandalia Branch Library | January 3 - 31, 2017

haapapuroOne of the assets of the new Vandalia Branch Library is the Opportunity Space – a flexible area intended for exhibits and creative partnerships between community organizations and the Library.

Artist Leesa Haapapuro will be Artist-in-Residence in the Vandalia Branch Library’s Opportunity Space for the month of January. During her tenure, she’ll have studio hours and offer free classes to the public. Haapapuro will be working on a permanent art installation for the Vandalia Branch Library’s Quiet Reading Room, and she welcomes participants of all ages to contribute and collaborate on the project.

“I'm thrilled that an artist as talented as Leesa Haapapuro is coming to the Vandalia Library! Her creative energy will inspire everyone who visits,” said Nancy Madden, Vandalia Branch Manager. “I can't wait to see the amazing art that she and our talented patrons will create for our beautiful Quiet Reading Room.”

Free Classes, January 3-31, 2017:
MONDAYS | 2 - 4 PM
TUESDAYS | 5 - 7 PM
SATURDAYS | 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Artist Studio Hours:
FRIDAYS | 1 - 3 PM (plus one hour before and after each class)

In addition to collaborating on the Library’s permanent art installation, participants age five through adult are invited to design and create their own mosaic piece for temporary display on the Library’s windows. They can take their art home after the display comes down.

The Vandalia Branch Library is located at 330 S. Dixie Drive. For more information visit the Events Calendar or call 937.463.BOOK.

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