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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 Kettering (10:00 AM)
Designed for individuals living with early stage dementia, this program is open …


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)

           

New Year's Resolutions: Dayton Metro Library Can Help You Keep Yours!

According to www.statisticbrain.com, the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions of 2015 include getting organized, saving money and quitting smoking. If your resolutions are among these Top 10, you’re in luck! The Library can help you with ALL of them!  

  1. Lose Weight
    EAT TO LIVE, DON’T LIVE TO EAT
    Do you eat mindlessly, whether you are hungry or not? Learn the value of providing your body with proper nutrients and focus on eating to live, not living to eat, with Linda Hawkins of Savvy Health Coaching.
    TUE, 2/7 | 6:30-8 PM | KETTERING-MORAINE

  2. Get Organized
    ORGANIZING YOUR NEW YEAR FOR A NEW YOU
    Professional organizer Lori Firsdon helps you kick start your New Year with solutions to manage money, prepare healthier meals, get ready for work faster – even nudge family members into getting organized too!
    SAT, 1/7 | 2:30-4 PM | MIAMI TOWNSHIP

    WHO’S IN CHARGE… YOU OR YOUR STUFF?
    Lori Firsdon helps you think twice about the items you bring into your home, and determine what is truly important in your life.
    TUE, 1/17 | 6:30-8:30 PM | KETTERING-MORAINE

  3. Spend Less, Save More
    RESPONSIBLE MONEY MANAGEMENT
    Do you wonder where your money goes each month? Learn how to develop a spending plan that will act as a roadmap to your financial success. 
    TUE, 1/31 | 6:30-8 PM | KETTERING-MORAINE

    UNDERSTANDING CREDIT AND USING IT WISELY
    Credit offers convenience, but it also creates debt that must be repaid. This course will help you understand credit better and learn how to use it wisely.
    MON, 2/13 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHWEST

  4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
    HIKING 101
    Have you wanted to hike a local park but wonder where to go and what to bring? Learn about footwear, gear, safety, maps and our area parks so you and your family can have a safe, enjoyable outing. Andy Niekamp shares the 10 best beginner-friendly trails in the Dayton area.
    THUR, 1/5 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHMONT

    HOW TO BREW A BETTER CUP OF COFFEE
    Improve your brew with Charles Nick of the Wright Cup. Learn about tools, measurements and the best bean and grind.
    THUR, 1/19 | 6:30-8 PM | MIAMI TOWNSHIP 
    THUR, 2/2 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHWEST

  5. Stay Fit and Healthy
    POWER OF CHANGE – 10 WAYS TO LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
    Are you willing to make changes to live a healthy life? This step-by-step model can help you learn to buy, prepare and eat healthy whole foods; exercise; and promote your mental and spiritual growth. You may even shed a few pounds!
    MON, 2/20 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHWEST

    HEALTH SCREENINGS
    Blood pressure and blood glucose screenings by Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County.
    THURSDAYS, 1/19-4/27 | 10-12 | NORTHWEST

  6. Learn Something Exciting
    ANTARCTIC PLUNGE: TOUR OF PENGUINLAND
    Allen Johnson describes his two-week trip across the Antarctic Circle to the icy mainland, where he encountered thousands of penguins, hundreds of seals and dozens of whales.
    THUR, 1/19 | 7-8:15 PM | WEST CARROLLTON
    THUR, 1/26 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHMONT

    PHOTOS OF PLUTO FROM THE NEW HORIZONS PROBE
    Cheri Adams, Director of Astronomy at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, presents spectacularly detailed images of Pluto and its main moon, Charon. Find out what comes next for New Horizons.
    THUR, 2/9 | 1-3 PM | NEW LEBANON
    THUR, 2/16 | 6-8 PM | WEST CARROLLTON

  7. Quit Smoking
    SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES
    The Dayton Metro Library and Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County are partnering on another round of free Smoking Cessation Classes that start in January. Class registration includes a month’s supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Call (937) 496-6588 to register.
    THURSDAYS, 1/5-2/2 | 6-7 PM | NORTHWEST
    TUESDAYS, 1/10-2/7 | 12-1 PM | TEMPORARY MAIN

  8. Help Others in their Dreams
    VOLUNTEER!  Help a child learn to read and comprehend better. Work with people who want to practice their English conversation skills. Provide guidance to students struggling with homework assignments. These are just a few of the volunteer opportunities available at Your Library!

  9. Fall in Love
    NAVIGATING THE CRAZY WORLD OF ONLINE DATING
    Are you tired of the dating scene, but still hoping to find The One? This positive, fun program is for anyone ready to make some changes in life!
    TUE, 2/7 | 6:30-7:30 PM | BELMONT
    TUE, 2/14 | 6:30-7:30 PM | NEW LEBANON

  10. Spend More Time with Family
    Vandalia Branch Library’s Artist-in Residence Leesa Haapapuro conducts Mosaics Class for all ages, 5 and up. Bring the family and help create a permanent art installation for the Library’s Quiet Reading Room! 1/3-1/31
    MONDAYS | 2-4 PM | VANDALIA
    TUESDAYS | 5-7 PM | VANDALIA
    SATURDAYS | 3:30-5:30 PM | VANDALIA

PLUS there are Family Storytimes, Family-Friendly Movies, Craft Projects and More – all FREE at Your Nearest Library.

   

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