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Wiggle Worms Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
"Sticks and Stones" - Decorate sticks and stones for public art, your garden, or…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

LEGO Club
Today at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Have fun with our bricks and make some new friends at our monthly club. Ages 5-9…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Raspberry Pi Adventures: Magic 8 Ball
Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
In this workshop, we will build a Magic 8 Ball using a Raspberry Pi, a Sense HAT…

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Email Basics
Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

Downloadable: All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…

Facebook Functions + Security
Today at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn how to create a Facebook account and learn more about the function and sec…

Mysteries Under Discussion
Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

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

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
"Sticks and Stones" - Decorate sticks and stones for public art, your garden, or…

Get Outside Book Club Kick-Off Party!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (1:00 PM)
Join Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks for nature stories and outd…

Grants 101
Tomorrow at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged wit…

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

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

Teen Library Council
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Come and join the Teen Library Council (TLC). The Teen Library Council meets to …

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Coloring Fun!
Thursday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Job Seekers- Resumes That Get Attention
Thursday at Miami Twp. (8:30 AM)
Presenting yourself well on paper can be a big challenge for job seekers.  …

Afternoon Book Club
Thursday at Vandalia (1:30 PM)
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks and fun!  Books will be availabl…

Email Basics for Senior Citizens
Thursday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

One on One Computer Classes
Thursday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Instant Recess
Thursday at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Refresh, rejuvenate and just have fun with a 10 minute break to stretch your mus…

Teen Anime Club
Thursday at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanes…

           

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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