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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.

Adults can get some great stuff during the Summer Challenge, too! https://oh.evanced.info/daytonmetro/…

1 item = magnetic bookmark

15 items = tote bag and drawing for Dayton Dragons tickets

30 items = drawings for Meijer gift card, library umbrella, and Creed DVD

30 items plus 5 programs = drawing for a Kindle Fire https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…
Experience our Maker Kits firsthand at the Dayton Mini Maker Faire. https://makerfairedayton.com/2016/…

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Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Open Lab
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Talk Tables
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Wild Hearts Zoo Animals @ the Library!
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
The Wild Hearts Zoo is bringing live animals to the library! Learn all…

PowerPoint Basics
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Learn how to create a PowerPoint slide presentation. Create slides, transitions,…

Reading Buddies
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

On Your Mark, Get Set, GROW! Garden Club
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
How does your garden grow?  Come to this special summer storytime series to…

The Password
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Everything can now be done online; from applying for jobs to paying your bills. …

Family Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Family Fun Day @ Wilson Park
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (12:00 PM)
Join us at Wilson Park for a day of fun! There will be food, games, crafts, and …

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at East (1:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

On your mark...Magic!
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Stan the Magic Man will delight us with feats of disbelief. …

Sit, Stay, Come...Basic Dog Training
Tomorrow at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Help your dog become a better pet with basic dog training from professional trai…

New Lebanon Branch Stitchers
Tomorrow at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Work on a project and socialize with other crafters. We welcome all crafters.…

Open Computer Lab
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Summer Movie Slam
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Saturdays:  6/25, 7/23.  Enjoy a good movie on special Saturdays at th…

Dayton Christian Poetry Workshop
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Learn different styles of poetry and the art of the spoken word.…

Coloring + Cookies for Grown-Ups
Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yours…

Drop-in Sports Lab
Monday at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Drop in anytime for some self-directed fun with a craft or experiment based on t…

Toddler Time
Monday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

Kids READ
Monday at Belmont (10:00 AM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

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

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Monday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

LEGO Club
Monday at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

Paws To Read
Monday at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. …

Summer Lunch Program
Monday at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Monday at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Afternoon Storytime!
Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

           

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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