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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.

Just-ordered CDs, eBooks, fiction, and large print nonfiction. eBooks are ready for checkout at dayton.overdrive.com and everything else can be placed on reserve at daytonmetrolibrary.org/collection. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154161859451604/?type=3 Pub-Lit theme drinks from January and February. Next month's meeting discusses Horrorstor by Grady Hendrix: https://www.facebook.com/events/1238696779512218. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154154523781604/?type=3

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Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…


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


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us during Spring Recess to play Minecraft …


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This class with give you some insight to the millions of google search results y…


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


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


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
You read it and then come learn how to be it!  This month we will be readin…


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


Tomorrow at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Sharpen your writing skills with a published writer and author of 8 books includ…


Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
How many pictures do you have on your phone or mobile device· Now what ar…


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


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
A 19th century feminist doctor, educator and itinerant lecturer named Diocletian…


Tomorrow at Northmont (6:30 PM)
The red carnation and the cardinal, yes, these are the symbols of Ohio. But how …


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for an evening of creative coloring and listening to relaxing music. We …


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


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


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


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


Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…


Tuesday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tuesday at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, and crafts for children ages 2-6 years old. No registrat…


Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…


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


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


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


Tuesday at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us during Spring Recess to play Minecraft …


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

           

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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