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Today at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Nursery rhymes, songs and books! For children ages 18 - 35 months with an adult …


Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow a child's love of learning. This is an early litera…


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…


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


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


Today at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)
Listen and learn with fun stories, songs and crafts on special Wednesdays. …


Today at Miami Twp. (10:45 AM)
Stories, songs and a craft, for 3-5 year olds with an adult care giver.…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
J oin us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …


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


Today at Main Library (2:00 PM)
Discovering the CodeAre you ready to take your computer skills to the next level…


Today at New Lebanon (2:30 PM)
Calling all 3rd through 6th graders! Join us for Wii games, board games, crafts,…


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 Northwest (3:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Main Library (3:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…


Today at Trotwood (3:30 PM)
Chat with friends, play games, enjoy a snack and collaborate on homework.…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends. …


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Play a game, make a craft, perform a science experiment, or just hang out! For a…


Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
The button maker is back!  Join us as we make fashionable buttons.  De…


Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Have some fun learning and practicing cursive writing.  Ages 8-12…


Today at Brookville (4:00 PM)
Have a question about your computer or tablet· Would you like to learn m…

           

What Bill Gates Recommends You Read This Summer

On his blog “GatesNotes” Bill Gates recently shared his recommended reading list for Summer 2016.  Gates’ choices feature a lot of science, math and technology, all hot topics in these days of tech commercialization, STEM education initiatives and medical science that seemingly changes every day. In abbreviated form, here are the titles on Gates’ list:

  1. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  2. How Not to be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg
  3. The Vital Question by Nick Lane
  4. The Power to Compete
    by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani
  5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    by Noah Yuval Harari

There is much to be learned from Bill Gates, one of the greatest business and technology minds of modern day so here’s a link to the whole blog entry from May 17, 2016.  In his blog, Gates provides a plot summary and his explanation for why he chose each book to add to his list. Gates also narrates a clever, animated video version of his list here. Happy reading!

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