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

Social Media Basics
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your Snapchat? Does Twitter have you all-a-flutter…

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

The Mothers of Ohio's Presidents
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
A mother shapes her child's life in was that we do not know. What is almost cert…

For the Dogs Book Club
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read to dogs! A fun way to work on reading skills!! Currently taking names for F…

Book Discussion
Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and conversation.…

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

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

Mother's Day Magic
Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Make something nice to give to Mom or Grandma for Mother's Day! Ages 6-12. Pleas…

New Lebanon Branch Book Club
Tomorrow at New Lebanon (7:00 PM)
Join us for lively discussions on a variety of fiction and nonfiction titles…

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

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

One on One Computer Classes
Tuesday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Hook, Needle + Stitch
Tuesday at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
If you use a needle to crochet, knit or cross-stitch, we have a group for you! N…

One on One Computer Classes
Tuesday at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

The Ribbon
Tuesday at Main (6:00 PM)
No more toolbars or drop down menus, there's just the Ribbon. Prerequisite for o…

Game Night!
Tuesday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats.  Ages 5-12…

Kids + Money
Tuesday at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Many people agree that we have a financial literacy crisis due to the lack of ba…

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

Pub-Lit at Brixx
Tuesday at Main (7:00 PM)
Pub-Lit is a book club hosted by the Dayton Metro Library at the Brixx Ice Compa…

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

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

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

One on One Computer Classes
Wednesday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Teen Afterschool Meetup
Wednesday at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…

Anime Club
Wednesday at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Calling all otaku! Join other anime fans in grades 7-12 for our monthly anime cl…

Teen Advisory Group
Wednesday at Brookville (3:30 PM)
-          TAG, you're it! Want you…

Captain America: Civil War Party
Wednesday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Celebrate Captain America: Civil War with crafts and games.  Prizes such as…

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Toys For Tots Campaign Under Way

Staff and patrons alike are invited to donate NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS at participating libraries between now and December 10. Please consider donating to this historic and respected charity. Here are some cool Toys for Tots trivia:

  • The first donated toy was a handmade doll given to the first campaign in Los Angeles, CA in 1947. 5,000 toys were donated that year.

  • The United States Marine Corps Reserves adopted Toys for Tots and expanded it nationwide in 1948.

  • Walt Disney designed the famous Toys for Tots train logo.

  • Before 1979, Toys for Tots accepted both new and used toys. Reservists refurbished used toys on weekends during October, November and December. From 1980 onward, Marines collect and distribute only new toys.

  • Upon conclusion of the 2012 campaign, Toys for Tots had distributed nearly 16.8 million toys to more than 7 million children.

Libraries participating in the Toys for Tots campaign are as follows, click a library name to find location and contact information:

Belmont - Brookville - Burkhardt - Dayton View - East - E.C. Doren - Huber Heights - Kettering - Main - Miami Township - Northmont - Northtown-Shiloh - Vandalia - West Carrollton - Westwood - Wilmington-Stroop

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