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Feed your local history hobby with programs on historical fashion, Kossuth Colony, the Old Barn Club, the influence of geology in history and more: http://bit.ly/2jvQF4y https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154057549016604/?type=3 Some of President Obama's fiction recommendations from the last 8 years. https://shar.es/1OsuSz

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


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


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


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


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


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


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


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers. …


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Pancakes, pancakes, pancakes! Mix up some colorful pancake batter and make art o…


Today at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Get help with homework assignments.  Laptops will be available for students…


Today at Northmont (4:45 PM)
This is a no-sew kid friendly craft for those in grades 4th-8th.  Materials…


Today at W. Carrollton (5:00 PM)
Does your child need practice reading·  Come to this monthly program…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayt…


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


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Need more practice after your class or need additional computer help· &nb…


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


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


Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Brookville (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Stop in after school for some crafting and creating!  We'll be making somet…


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Tomorrow at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Do you need to escape and just write·  Join us for this FREE program…


Tomorrow at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Do you like watching Dan and Phil· What about DanDTM or Pewdiepie·…

           

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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