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


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


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


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


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


Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
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Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
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Today at Kettering (10:30 AM)
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Today at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
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Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
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Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
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Today at Vandalia (2:00 PM)
Picture Bingo for ages 5-12. …


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books,…


Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
It's a robot invasion! Take our Sphero 'bots for a spin and teach them tricks. A…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
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Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· T…


Today at Belmont (3:30 PM)
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Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Come sample one of Dayton Metro Library's Maker Kits.  January: Computer, F…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


Today at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
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Today at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Participants in this 6 week collage-journaling class for adults 55+, led by teac…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Kids ages 8-12. …


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Participants increase skills in decision making related to nutrition, stretching…


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


Today at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Tabl…


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…


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


Today at Vandalia (7:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents an…

           

A New Storytelling Project at the Dayton Metro Library

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DAYTON, OH (January 21, 2014) -- Can an interactive website become a living chronicle of our city's struggles and resurgence? The Reinvention Stories Project seeks to answer that question with its website ReInventionStories.org, which shares the stories of Daytonians dealing with economic turmoil by changing jobs, goals and focus. The Dayton Metro Library will host several free programs discussing the project and explaining how to participate.

The Reinvention Stories Project was led by award-winning local filmmakers Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar who, along with WYSO Radio volunteers and staff, visited Dayton neighborhoods in the summer of 2012 to interview people about their lives and struggles in Dayton. The surprising and inspiring stories of adversity, resilience and reinvention are shared on WYSO and added to the website as short documentary films.

Five Dayton Metro Libraries located in neighborhoods where residents were interviewed will host programs led by Reinvention Stories volunteers who will describe the project and explain how participants can share their own stories on the website. All programs are free and open to the public:

East Branch, Saturday, April 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
2008 Wyoming Street, 496-8930

"ReInvention Stories was one of the most challenging and engaging projects I've ever worked on, but it was fantastic to create a project all about my home city," said Reichert, who has been involved with four films nominated for Academy Awards, including recently nominated Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall .

For more information about the library programs, call the library's External Relations Department at 496-8901.

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