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Miami Township and Northwest Branch Libraries

JULY 2016


Miami Township Branch Library’s artist-in-residence Mike Elsass believes that everyone has an artist hiding within - the trick is to be in the moment, to “brush before the brain gets in the way.”

Related Programs:

Brush Before the Brain
Elsass leads fun, 3-hour classes for children and adults. Create a 7x7” piece that will be combined into a group installation for display in the Library. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting messy. Ages 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult.
Monday, July 11, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Thursday, July 21, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Monday, July 25, 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Saturday, July 30, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

NORTHWEST BRANCH, 2410 Philadelphia Drive

See how Dayton helped create the Funk Music scene! Memorabilia from TheFunkCenter’s growing collection will be on display through Fall 2016, and a docent will be on hand regularly to augment the changing displays with expertise. See the Events Calendar at for program information.

Related Programs:

Guitarist Kellen Williams
Saturday, July 16, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Performance by 14-year-old accomplished blues/rock guitarist.

Greg Webster, Original Ohio Player Book Signing
Saturday, July 23, 3:00-6:00 p.m. Band member and author of The Early Years/The Ohio Players will sign books, available for purchase from the author.

DML Maker Kits

videobox The Maker Movement has arrived at the Dayton Metro Library

Nine Makers Kits, containing all the tools and materials needed to experiment and create in many different subject areas, offer opportunities for hands-on creativity and experimentation for teens, tweens, children and adults.

Explore Circuits, Textiles, Photography & Stop Motion Animation, Kitchen Science, Computers, 3-D, Music, Lasers and Electronic Textiles & Papercraft with the Library's Maker Kits. All programs are FREE!

This animated video was made using Dayton Metro Library Stop Motion and Music Maker Kits. A shout out to DML staffers Christine Gaffney, animation, and Noelle Landis, music, for collaborating on this video. You can make your own video too when you attend one of our Maker Kit programs.

Find a Maker Kit program near you today!



Explore Our Maker Kits




teens (May 18, 2016) – Area teens are invited to enter the Dayton Metro Library’s Teen Photo Contest, accepting entries now through July 30, 2016. Montgomery County teens in grades 7-12 can enter in one of four categories: Black & White, Color, Digitally Enhanced and Googly-Eyes. Cash prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Library will be awarded in each category: $100 first place, $75 second place, $50 third place.

“Entries will be judged on quality and creativity,” said Steve Moser, Teen Services Coordinator. “Judges will select the finalists in each category, then the finalists will be posted on our website for popular vote.”

To enter, email photos as attachments to In the body of the email, entrants must include their name, address, phone number, email address, school, grade, photo title and the category they are entering.

For more information call (937) 463-BOOK and ask for Steve Moser, Teen Services Coordinator.

careerFeatured Homework Resource


Career Cruising is a website that lets you identify which careers will be the best fit for you. Answer a series of questions on your skills and interests, and you'll learn more about career pathways and post-secondary educational opportunities. Log in to your personal account to build a portfolio, create a personalized four-year high school plan, save careers and schools of interest, create professional looking resumes, and learn about the costs and benefits of going to school and getting a job. It's a one-stop shop to reach your career and college goals.

This resource is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

Teen Fiction Contest Winners Announced

Thanks to everyone who entered the Dayton Metro Library’s 2016 Teen Fiction Contest! More than 50 entries were received, and choosing the winners wasn’t an easy task. Special thanks to our judges Sharon Short, Michelle Bolanger and Meredith Doench for their time and thoughtful consideration of all the entries.

Congratulations to all the winners! Enjoy their stories.

Academic Search Premiere

This is the good stuff – reliable, scholarly resources in the world’s largest academic database! You’ll find full articles from more than 4,500 magazines, academic journals and other resources.


Here’s a user-friendly site with articles from magazines and scholarly journals, newspapers, websites, photographs, maps - even TV and radio transcripts. Includes the MLA and APA citations you need to back up your research.



govdocsThe Dayton Metro Library (DML) has been a federal depository institution since 1909. The government information collection at the Dayton Metro Library offers a core collection and specialized government documents including the US Government Manual, Federal Register, CIA World Fact Book, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, census information, and more.   The Dayton Metro Library selects materials in both electronic and paper format.

Catalog of Government Publications

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides links to those that are available online.

Search the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

FDSYS – Federal Digital System

The Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

Search the Federal Digital System (FDsys)

 FDLP Basic Collection

What is the Federal Depository Library Program?

Please use the links below to access important United States Government Information.

Federal depository resources are available and usable for all library customers regardless of library affiliation, disability, age, residency, or other customer status.  Any member of the general public may use depository resources in all formats at a Federal depository library free of charge and without impediments.

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