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Today at Main (2:00 PM)
The world "dulcimer" is derived from the Greek and Latin words "sweet song" and …


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


Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your date book· Does Twitter have you all-a…


Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful d…


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


Tomorrow at Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


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


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


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!…


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


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles, and w…


Tomorrow at Kettering (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Dig into the information the library has to offer.  Come learn about the da…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Allen Johnson and his ten year old grandson hiked and canoed the entire five hun…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Your new life's work might be starting your own business. Explore this option in…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Human trafficking happens right here in the Miami Valley.  Learn about huma…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
We'll use Scratch Jr to learn some basic programming logic. Let's get creative! …


Tuesday at Huber Heights (9:30 AM)
Stop by the Library and update your voter registration or complete a new voter r…


Tuesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tuesday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Tuesday at Main (10:00 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Tuesday at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…

           

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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