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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials prov…


Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Burkhardt (1:00 PM)
Looking to diversify your reading interests· Join our book club! Enjoy a …


Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Today at Wilmington (2:00 PM)
Electrify your afternoon by learning about electricity and having fun. Using our…


Today at Kettering (2:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…


Today at Burkhardt (2:30 PM)
Create a fun, unique craft.  All skill levels welcome!June:  Summer Sl…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Monday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Monday at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance …


Monday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


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


Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Monday at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…


Monday at Westwood (1:15 PM)
A puppet show, story, and snack.  Fun at Westwood.  …


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


Monday at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Build your own DIY wood craft at the Library! This program is made possible by t…


Monday at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


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


Monday at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Test your Minecraft survival skills at the library! Please sign up for only one…


Monday at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


Monday at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Assemble and fuse Perler beads into amazing works of art. Make a keychain or zip…


Monday at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Monday at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn the art of painting with tape.  In this introductory class adults wil…

           

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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