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Learn about the "The Mitten" storywalk at the Main Library, a giant gingerbread house at the Vandalia branch, upcoming programs, and books about the relationship between children and their grandparents in this issue of Early Childhood Literacy FOCUS. hoopla digital now has read-alongs for young readers! Find them here:

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Today at Main (11:00 AM)
Play school with your child and help them gain the skills they need to succeed i…

Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Today at Wilmington (1:30 PM)

Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Time is your opportunity to get a…

Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

Today at Northmont (2:00 PM)
We read a different book every month and get together to discuss it.  Come …

Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Now that you are familiar with the basic features of your email account, let's r…

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

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

Today at New Lebanon (3:00 PM)
If you are 50+, you are welcome to join us for good conversation and refreshment…

Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Stop in after school for some crafting and creating! This month's craft: Pixel A…

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 Brookville (3:30 PM)
Stop by the Brookville Library and make marble magnets and bumper stickers! Snac…

Today at East (3:30 PM)
Come in and unwind while making a fun craft. Each time will feature a different …

Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Try out different tabletop games with us!…

Today at Northmont (3:30 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…

Today at Main (4:00 PM)
Construct gingerbread marvels with graham crackers, frosting, and candy.After Sc…

Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art and some part making.  …

Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Plan cool teen activities for the library, create displays, share good books, an…

Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A time for tweens to play games, do crafts, watch movies, discuss books... and m…

Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Board games, Legos, puzzles and craft supplies all available for afternoon fun a…

Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Our meeting room is reserved every Thursday as a place for teens to hangout. Tab…

Today at Northwest (5:00 PM)
Come play games! Video games, card games, board games, breakout games, all kinds…

Today at Burkhardt (5:00 PM)
Whether it's board games or video games, join other teens for a night of fun and…

Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Court records are one of the most underused genealogy resources, but can lead to…

Today at Trotwood (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs, and activities for parents an…

Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Today at Trotwood (7:00 PM)
Join the conversation about this months book.September 14   Forty Thieves …

Tomorrow at Main (11:30 AM)
Bring your lunch, a book or a friend and enjoy live musical performances at the …

Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
This program completes the learning track for the Internet training series. This…


Free Information Program on the Health Insurance Marketplace

Many people turn to the Dayton Metro Library for answers to their health questions and for information about resources for their health needs. As the Affordable Care Act is implemented and the new Health Insurance Marketplace opens on October 1, many more people will turn to the library for help.

To help meet this need for information, the library will present Understanding and Using the New Health Insurance Marketplace, a free informational program offered at two library locations on Thursday, October 3. The program will take place at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street, from 3:00-4:30 p.m. and again that evening at the Trotwood Branch Library, 651 E Main St. from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Both are free and open to the public.

Kathleen Gmeiner, Project Director for Ohio Consumers for Health Coverage, will discuss how the Marketplace works, options for purchasing health insurance from a variety of private health insurance plans, the availability of financial assistance to lower costs, and how to enroll in the Marketplace. Ms. Gmeiner has worked in the field of health care advocacy, planning and policy analysis for 25 years. She has a Master's degree in Health Services Administration from the University of Michigan School of Public Health and a law degree from the University of Cincinnati.

Following the afternoon program at the Main Library, Stacia Dawson, a Certified Application Counselor from the Community Health Centers of Greater Dayton, will be available to help those interested in enrolling in the Health Insurance Marketplace. She'll offer enrollment assistance from 4:30-6:30 p.m. in the Main Library Computer Lab. People who wish to enroll should bring Social Security numbers (or document numbers for legal immigrants); birth dates; pay stubs, W-2 forms or "Wage and Tax Statements"; policy numbers for any current health insurance; and information about any health insurance they or their family could get from their jobs.

Call the library at 463-2665 if you need more information.

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