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Visit the Main Library’s Opportunity Space @ Patterson through May 11th. Country décor, craft ideas, comfort food, home decorating ideas, recipes, plus antiques and more from Country Living magazine. Download it on RBdigital with your Dayton Metro Library card: https://daytonmetro.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.rbdigital.com/daytonmetrooh/zinio

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Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
Need a resource for a new skill, personal or professional goal· Try Lynda…


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


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 Kettering (3:30 PM)
Premier Health is offering a FREE three-week program designed to help you quit s…


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


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
iOS:If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apple…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questio…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Main Library (1:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a frie…


Tomorrow at Northmont (2:00 PM)
In this interactive workshop, learn the basics of Stop Motion Animation and work…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Are you a teenager about to enter the workforce for the first time· …


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Build and play with LEGOs at the Library! For ages 5-12.…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (3:00 PM)
Spring into a craft at Madden Hills.    …


Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Build with LEGOs and littleBits electronic modules. Bring a baseplate if you hav…


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Monday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…


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


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


Monday at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Celebrate the season with a mix of poetry, flowers and a special spring craft.&n…


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


Monday at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


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


Monday at Kettering (5:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
This class will show you how to write an effective resume and cover letter to p…

           

Tiny Lights in the Night Garden

The magic of fireflies enchants us all. Teach your child that the lights they see on these insects are not fire, but “bioluminescence.”  Fireflies create their light by combining chemicals in their bodies.  Sadly, due to habitat loss, light pollution and pesticide use, their numbers are dwindling.   To attract more to your backyard for close observation follow these tips:

  • Skip garden chemicals, they kill indiscriminately
  • Provide a variety of shrubs, high grass and low plants to shelter theme during the day
  • Plant a variety of flowers to supply pollen and nectar to feed on
  • Reduce outdoor lighting as it discourages and confuses
  • Putting fireflies in jars will also reduce their numbers

Listening and reading comprehension improves when children relate their experiences to text.  Read these books and ask your child to talk about their own observations and thoughts about fireflies.  Together you might generate some questions about these insects to do further research.  Are they actually flies?  Is their light warm like a light bulb?  Where do they go during the daylight?

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