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Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


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


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


Tomorrow at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association.  …


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO· Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO cr…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…


Tomorrow at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…


Tomorrow at Westwood (1:15 PM)
A puppet show, story, and snack.  Fun at Westwood.  …


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


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Build your own DIY wood craft at the Library! This program is made possible by t…


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


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Test your Minecraft survival skills at the library! Please sign up for only one…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


Tomorrow at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Assemble and fuse Perler beads into amazing works of art. Make a keychain or zip…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn the art of painting with tape.  In this introductory class adults wil…


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


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


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


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


Tuesday at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…

           

Backyard Photo Safari

Looking for a good idea of something to do for the Get Outside Bookclub?  You can move around your yard, neighborhood or a park noticing and taking pictures of natural  discoveries on your phone.  Then give your child your phone and ask her to find the actual things they see in the photos. The result will be that you and your child focus in on the nature you might ordinarily just walk right by.   Let your child watch you move around the yard as this will help her with the navigation.  Walk with her so that you can give clues if needed.  Talk about the objects as your child discovers them.

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