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Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Designed for individuals living with early stage dementia, Memory Cafe is o…


Today at Northmont (10:30 AM)
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


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 Kettering (3:30 PM)
Premier Health is offering a FREE three-week program designed to help you quit s…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Among the 68 American citizens who spied for Nazi Germany was an unusual father-…


Tomorrow at Main Library (11:00 AM)
Celebrate teen reading and writing with author talks, writing workshops, meet an…


Tomorrow at Main Library (11:00 AM)
Entertainment includes music, puppets, stories and a variety of hands-on activit…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questio…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Main Library (1:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a frie…


Tomorrow at Westwood (2:00 PM)
Teens will have have a movie night with pizza. …


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us to make a creative craft, have a snack and then play board games.…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Monday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


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


Monday at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Monday at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Main Library (5:30 PM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


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


Monday at Main Library (7:00 PM)
You've seen them in the sky, or perhaps on a fence post in the country.  No…


Monday at Brookville (7:00 PM)
We'll use Scratch Jr to learn some basic programming logic. Let's get creative! …


Tuesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tuesday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…

           

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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