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Spring Clean Your Computer
Today at W. Carrollton (2:00 PM)
Spring is the perfect time to clean up & start fresh, even with your compute…

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

How Does the Seed Lending Library Work?
Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:00 AM)
The Seed lending Library is a community resource that encourages sharing, collab…

Builder's Club
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:30 AM)
Do you like LEGO? If so, this is the place for you! Build your own LEGO masterpi…

Mother's Day Craft
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (11:00 AM)
Get ready for Mother's Day by making a present for your marvelous mom (or grandm…

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

Sewing Baby Things
Tomorrow at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Is a family member or friend having a baby? Make something special for the baby …

Got Game?
Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Why should the kids have all the fun? Bring your friends or make some new ones w…

Reading Buddies
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

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

Computer Basics
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This hands-on class is for people with little to no computer experience. There w…

Club Book
Monday at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Exclusively for book lovers in grades 5-8! Join other readers, eat snacks, and t…

VMA Women's Self-Defense Seminar
Monday at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Self-defense designed specifically for women, and taught by a woman. Learn the f…

Talk Tables
Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Let's Talk About It
Monday at Westwood (6:00 PM)

Get Your Affairs in Order
Monday at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
L. John Hartmann, author of Getting Your Affairs in Order, will share informatio…

Family Storytime
Monday at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

3/4 Book Club
Monday at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Book discussion, snacks, games, art and science activities for kids in grades 3 …

Monthly Book Club
Monday at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and fun! Copies of each book will be available in advanc…

Family LEGO Night
Monday at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Join us for LEGOs and board games for some guaranteed fun! Ages 3-12.…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

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

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

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

Advice 4UR Device
Tuesday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…

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

Mouse Basics
Tuesday at Main (2:00 PM)
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the "mouse." Learn the mouse skills…

Reading Buddies
Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

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

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

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The Get Outside Book Club

photo bookclubThe Get Outside Book Club is a Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks program designed for pre-schoolers and their parents. The program takes place September 1 - October 31.

Read about it, talk about it and do it!
Get ready for some nature adventures right in your backyard! This special reading club for preschoolers includes stories that will kick-start imaginations and get you and your little one outside exploring and discovering. Participants can sign up anytime after August 23 and are asked to complete 6 books and 6 activities from the book club list.

Young children are naturally curious about their world. They want to know what things are, how they work, and what they can do with them. The Get Outside Book Club is designed to get you and your preschooler reading great books and then spending time together outside having fun and exploring nature.

Click to view the book club booklist! (PDF)

Programs are weather dependent.  Registration requested; walk-ins welcome. Register online at www.metroparks.org or call (937) 275-7275.

9/13 10:00 am
Salamanders! Salamanders!
Join Miss Jen for a story about a boy who discovers a salamander and learns about their magical connections with the forest.  After reading the story, we’ll join a naturalist and go on our own salamander expedition in search of the red-backed salamander and other creatures of the Paw Paw Forest.  Meet in the Paw Paw Shelter at Hills and Dales MetroPark. (Registration requested)

9/18 10:00 am
Leave it to Beavers!
Is that just a pile of sticks or is it something more? Join us for an adventure as we search with a MetroPark naturalist for signs of beavers. Learn about their exciting water habitat and share some great stories about beavers. Meet at Eastwood MetroPark - use the 1385 Harshman Road entrance and park in the last parking lot. (Registration requested)

 9/27 10:00 am
Tree-ific Tales!
Join Miss Dorri for a fun morning in the garden with some shady characters - trees!  We'll discover stories about trees and how they help us. Enjoy a puppet show and spend some time "meeting" a few trees that live in the shrub garden at the Arboretum with MetroParks volunteers.  Meet in the Edible Landscape Garden pavilion at Cox Arboretum MetroPark. (Registration requested)

10/3 10:30 am
Who lives in the Woods?
Join Miss Helen for some outdoor fun with stories about animals that live in the woods. We will play “I Spy”, make a craft, and search for animals. We’ll meet at Skeeter’s Garden at Wegerzyn MetroPark Children’s Discovery Garden. (Registration requested)

10/7 10:30 am
Friendly Farm Animals
Join Miss Melissa for a farm themed storytime at Possum Creek MetroPark. We will tell stories and sing songs about farm animals and then take a tour of the farm and meet the animals that live in Possum Creek with Miss Connie.  The address for the main entrance of Possum Creek is 4790 Frytown Rd.  Dayton, OH.  Follow the road until you come to a parking lot and look for the shelter to the right of the white restroom building.  You can also follow the signs for the farm. (Registration requested)

10/15 1:30 pm
Happy Harvest Helpers!
Miss Amanda will be visiting Carriage Hill MetroPark for a harvest themed storytime! She'll read some books about things that grow, we'll sing harvest songs, and help the staff at Carriage Hill with some fall chores. Don't miss the husking bee and country dance! Meet at the plaza behind the visitors' center at Carriage Hill MetroPark. (Registration requested)

10/23 10:30 am
Above or Belowground Homes?
Join Miss Sam as we explore animal homes both above and below the surface through stories. Following the stories, we’ll meet a Black Rat Snake and an Eastern Box Turtle and take an optional hike. Meet in the Nature Center at Germantown MetroPark. The Nature Center will open at 10:00 a.m. for self-guided exploration and stories will begin at 10:30 a.m. (Registration requested)

10/31    10:30 am
Wild about Ohio Bugs!
Join Mrs. Stringer for stories about amazing bugs and enjoy making a bug craft. Then go buggy for bugs with a Naturalist and see how many bugs can be found in the gardens and habitats at Wegerzyn MetroPark. Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden. (Registration requested)

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