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Visit the Main Library’s Opportunity Space @ Patterson through May 11th. Country décor, craft ideas, comfort food, home decorating ideas, recipes, plus antiques and more from Country Living magazine. Download it on RBdigital with your Dayton Metro Library card: https://daytonmetro.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.rbdigital.com/daytonmetrooh/zinio

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Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
Need a resource for a new skill, personal or professional goal· Try Lynda…


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


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 Kettering (3:30 PM)
Premier Health is offering a FREE three-week program designed to help you quit s…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
iOS:If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apple…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questio…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Main Library (1:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a frie…


Tomorrow at Northmont (2:00 PM)
In this interactive workshop, learn the basics of Stop Motion Animation and work…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie with popcorn and a drink!…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Are you a teenager about to enter the workforce for the first time· …


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Build and play with LEGOs at the Library! For ages 5-12.…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (3:00 PM)
Spring into a craft at Madden Hills.    …


Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Build with LEGOs and littleBits electronic modules. Bring a baseplate if you hav…


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Monday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…


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


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Monday at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


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


Monday at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Celebrate the season with a mix of poetry, flowers and a special spring craft.&n…


Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Monday at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Kettering (5:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
This class will show you how to write an effective resume and cover letter to p…

           

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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