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Internet Basics
Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. Top…

Tween Gaming Time
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …

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

Homework Club
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…

Homework Help
Today at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework? There is homework help available to stude…

Talk Tables
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills? Talk Tables at th…

Fundamentals of Acting!
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Teens will learn the basics of acting including voice, behavior, expressions and…

Monday Movie & Popcorn
Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Watch a newly released to DVD box office hit movie and enjoy some freshly popped…

Popcorn & A Movie
Today at EC Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m. Call us for the movie titles, and we'…

R.E.A.D. Book Club
Today at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin.T…

Scrapbooking + Craft Organization
Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Are your scrapbooking and craft supplies taking over your life?  Tami from …

Wings of Wonder: Native Butterflies of Ohio
Today at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Ohio State Master Gardener, Alicia Kern, has been raising butterflies from eggs …

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

Coloring Fun!
Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Internet Basics
Tomorrow at Main (6:00 AM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

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

SCORE Small Business Counseling for Veterans
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at EC Doren (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

National Voter Registration Day: 9/27/2016
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
With so many important elections being held, millions of people are registering …

           

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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