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

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

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

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

Teen Gaming
Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Come to the library for video games on the big screen, snacks, and your favorite…

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

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

Internet Basics for Senior Citizens
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Popcorn + a Movie
Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Relax after your first few days of school with a movie! We'll vote on the film i…

Cornhole Torunament
Tomorrow at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Join us for the 1st ever, Library Cornhole Tournament in Kettering.  A gran…

Smash Bros Tournament
Tomorrow at Brookville (3:30 PM)
How well can you smash the competition? Winner gets a prize. Snacks provided. Gr…

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

Teen Cafe
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends.…

Teen Gaming
Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Nerdfighter Nights
Tomorrow at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A weekly gathering where teens can openly be nerds. A community of such concentr…

Excel Basics
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…

Social Enterprise
Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
Social Enterprises are defined in many ways, but typically are nonprofit organiz…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Video Game Night
Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:03 PM)
Cool folk. Video games. Free snacks. Laughs. Bring it--meaning your opposing thu…

Biking for Transportation
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Many people know how to ride a bike, but may not know how bicycling can save mon…

Open Lab
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Library trainers will be on hand to informally assist you with various computer-…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

"A Good Yarn" Yarnbombing by the Jafagirls
Tomorrow at Northwest (7:00 PM)
Learn about the fun art of Yarn Bombing...public art in unexpected ways and plac…

Crafty Friday!
Friday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials prov…

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

Cut, Copy & Paste
Saturday at Main (10:00 AM)
Learn about an essential tool to aid in becoming an efficient computer user. Cut…

Paws to Read
Saturday at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Come meet a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal and share your favorite …

LEGO Club
Saturday at EC Doren (2:00 PM)

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

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

           

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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