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Drop-in Sports Lab
Tomorrow at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Drop in anytime for some self-directed fun with a craft or experiment based on t…

Toddler Time
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

Kids READ
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

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

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Paws To Read
Tomorrow at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. …

LEGO Club
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

Summer Lunch Program
Tomorrow at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Afternoon Storytime!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

Learn, Grow, Explore
Tomorrow at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…

T-Shirt Decorating
Tomorrow at East (1:30 PM)
Decorate your own t-shirt for the Summer Challenge. Bring a pre-washed white or …

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Tomorrow at Brookville (2:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Dance, Dance, Dance the Day Away with Ms. Beth
Tomorrow at Westwood (2:00 PM)
Ms. Beth from the Muse Machine will move you to the music.  Exercise and ha…

Fun Club!
Tomorrow at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Come join your friends for math, exercise, games, Maker Kits, and more.  So…

Computer Applied
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
"What every computer user should know". We will explore the anatomy of the compu…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Have Fun!
Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Healthy Heart: Check your heart rate before and after exercise, and learn what k…

Monday Funday: Chalk Drawing Techniques
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Artist Matthew Burgy will be here to demonstrate different drawing techniques. &…

Lego Block Party
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Buttons
Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come make buttons! Use a picture you choose, or something you draw, and we will …

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Tomorrow at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Visiting Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audien…

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

Wild Hearts Zoo Animals @ the Library!
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
The Wild Hearts Zoo is bringing live animals to the library! Learn all…

Dig Deep: Genealogy Research using Government Records
Tomorrow at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Bring your favorite ancestor and we will explore a treasure trove of free online…

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

R.E.A.D. - Read, Eat, And Discuss Book Club
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss Mindy McGinnis' "A Madness So Discreet."&…

Fall in Love with Cuba!
Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
All but closed to Americans for a half a century, Cuba is finally ready for trav…

Story Slamm
Tomorrow at Main (7:00 PM)
Come, listen, and participate! 6-8 presenters will each tell a 10 minute story …

Tadpole Tales
Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. Ages 2-3 with a parent or careg…

           

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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