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Learn about Monday's Story Slamm - Summer Vacation in this segment of Living Dayton. http://wdtn.com/2016/06/… Adults can get some great stuff during the Summer Challenge, too! https://oh.evanced.info/daytonmetro/…

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15 items = tote bag and drawing for Dayton Dragons tickets

30 items = drawings for Meijer gift card, library umbrella, and Creed DVD

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Family Storytime
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Family Fun Day @ Wilson Park
Today at W. Carrollton (12:00 PM)
Join us at Wilson Park for a day of fun! There will be food, games, crafts, and …

Talk Tables
Today at East (1:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

On your mark...Magic!
Today at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Stan the Magic Man will delight us with feats of disbelief. …

Sit, Stay, Come...Basic Dog Training
Today at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Help your dog become a better pet with basic dog training from professional trai…

New Lebanon Branch Stitchers
Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Work on a project and socialize with other crafters. We welcome all crafters.…

Open Computer Lab
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Summer Movie Slam
Today at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Saturdays:  6/25, 7/23.  Enjoy a good movie on special Saturdays at th…

Dayton Christian Poetry Workshop
Today at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Learn different styles of poetry and the art of the spoken word.…

Coloring + Cookies for Grown-Ups
Today at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yours…

Drop-in Sports Lab
Monday at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Drop in anytime for some self-directed fun with a craft or experiment based on t…

Toddler Time
Monday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

Kids READ
Monday at Belmont (10:00 AM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

Adult GED Classes
Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Monday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

LEGO Club
Monday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

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

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

Grab a Meal
Monday at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Afternoon Storytime!
Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

Learn, Grow, Explore
Monday at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…

T-Shirt Decorating
Monday at East (1:30 PM)
Decorate your own t-shirt for the Summer Challenge. Bring a pre-washed white or …

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Monday at Brookville (2:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Dance, Dance, Dance the Day Away with Ms. Beth
Monday at Westwood (2:00 PM)
Ms. Beth from the Muse Machine will move you to the music.  Exercise and ha…

Computer Applied
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
"What every computer user should know". We will explore the anatomy of the compu…

Fun Club!
Monday at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Come join your friends for math, exercise, games, Maker Kits, and more.  So…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Have Fun!
Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Healthy Heart: Check your heart rate before and after exercise, and learn what k…

Monday Funday: Chalk Drawing Techniques
Monday at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Artist Matthew Burgy will be here to demonstrate different drawing techniques. &…

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Monday at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

           

Meet YOUR Branch Manager: Cheryl Wirtley, Miami Township Branch Library

 

Cheryl WirtleyWhen the doors to the newly remodeled Miami Township Branch Library reopened on November 14, 2015, Branch Manager Cheryl Wirtley was there to welcome visitors to the new, improved Library.

“Recently, someone asked me what I’m looking forward to,” Wirtley said. “Well, we just completed the event I was looking forward to the most! So now, I’m eager to see what opportunities and discoveries will come with our newly expanded building.”  

Cheryl Wirtley has been Manager of the Miami Township Branch since 2007.


Q. Where did you work prior to Miami Township?
A. I was hired by Dayton Metro Library in 1997 and worked at the Main Library in Adult Services, then I was a Reference Librarian at the Miamisburg Branch. I was New Lebanon Branch Manager before coming to Miami Township.


Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
A. Helping people find the answers to their questions is always rewarding, especially helping children find a book they’ll love. Right now, I love watching people in the new building, using the Library for such a variety of activities - study rooms, reading, tutoring, studying, the Imagination Destination students. We are exactly what the new Library was meant to be.


Q. What are your community activities?
A. I serve on the Community Foundation of Miami Township. This nonprofit organization raises funds for the community, Library, parks – like the park shelter at Miami View. I also work with staff at the Miami Township Government Center. I was a member of the oversight committee for the Dayton Mall master plan and various committees.


Q. Are there any special Library services or activities you’d like folks to know about?
A.  There have been so many upgrades and improvements in our Library, including new technology, designated Teen and Children’s areas and an enclosed Quiet Reading Room. I’m especially happy to note that we have far more community space to offer organizations, partners and study groups. Our new Community Room accommodates up to 70 people, theatre style, has quality AV equipment and is available for after-hours use. We also have three study rooms and a group study room, plus a large Opportunity Space available for partnerships on a longer-term basis.


Q. Beyond the Library, what are your personal interests and activities?
A. I look forward to walking in the park when the weather improves! I have a new nephew I adore and I love spending time with family.  


Q. If you could invite any fictional character to come visit your Library tomorrow, who would you invite and why?
A. I would invite Pippi Longstocking so we could play together with the kids in the new Club House!

The Miami Township Branch Library is located at 2718 Lyons Road, near the Government Center, Police and Fire Departments and RTA Hub.

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