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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

Empower your child with an early life of learning… Take the Summer Challenge (daytonmetrolibrary.org/summer) and check out BookFlix in our database’s page (daytonmetrolibrary.org/research/databases). #summerchallenge #bookflix https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154394599966604/?type=3 What's black and white and red all over? The first three colors distinguished by most languages! http://mentalfloss.com/article/500965/how-color-vocabularies-evolved-around-world

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Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Are you looking for a good read·  Learn to use many of the same res…


Today at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


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 W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
We will be watching some totally retro cartoons from the 1980's and 1990's and h…


Today at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
There are areas in the Atacama Desert where zero rainfall has been recorded in t…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn this simple method of color block painting and create a beautiful piece of…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Create a cool button to wear with your favorite photos or decorations. Supplies …


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
The Story of Dayton is defined by its people. Soon after the Treaty of Greenvil…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)


Tomorrow at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Celebrate the start of the Summer Challenge by building with LEGO! We'll provid…


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


Tomorrow at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books,…


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tomorrow at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Build your vocabulary and literacy skills with a game of Word Bingo! This game u…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


Tomorrow at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse, let's learn the basics of how the computer…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (5:30 PM)
Tabletop gaming at the Township library for players between 8 and 80.  Play…

           

2013 Poetry Contest Winners

The Dayton Metro Library took submissions in its annual Poetry Contest and below you can find the winning poems. This is the 16th year for the contest, open to residents of Montgomery and adjoining counties (Greene, Miami, Clark, Darke, Preble, Warren and Butler). There were three age categories: Teen (age 13-18), Adult (age 19-59) and Senior (age 60 and over). Winners are selected in each age category, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library.

A panel of judges read the entries in October, and a Poetry Party was held on November 10, at which the awards were presented.

Poetry Contest - 2013 Winners - Click here to download and read the winning poems.

Senior Category
First Place, Judy A. Johnson
Second Place, Barbara Astor
Third Place, Jude Whelley
Honorable Mention, Betsy M. Hughes
Honorable Mention, Harry Giambrone
Honorable Mention, Susan Iwinski

Adult Category
First Place, Zach Moore
Second Place, Kasey Frantz
Third Place, Melissie Hutchins
Honorable Mention, Colleen Kochensparger
Honorable Mention, Wendy Dereix
Honorable Mention, Heather Latham Miller

Teen Category
First Place, Miranda Fryman
Second Place, Rachel Rosen
Third Place, Bryana Hernandez
Honorable Mention, Christopher Simmons
Honorable Mention, Julie Pardoe
Honorable Mention, Indigo MonBeck

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