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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.

In 1941 the library experimented with providing outdoor reading facilities to patrons during the summer, in Cooper Park. They furnished folding chairs, cushions, and a beach umbrella, and it was equipped with magazines and books. The Outdoor reading Room was open 54 days and circulated 3,793 books. When the new library was built, the library garden was named the Outdoor Reading Room. #tbt https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr… Find out what the Bookmobile is up to in this segment of Living Dayton. http://wdtn.com/2016/06/…

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

Free Craft Friday
Today at Huber Heights (9:30 AM)
Stop in anytime for everything you'll need to make a craft at the library or at …

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Today at Main (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

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

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

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

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

Fitness Friday
Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for a fun workout using books and videos in the library's co…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, finger plays, and stories, all to encourage e…

Pop-up Makerspace
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
Looking for a great family activity? Drop by during selected hours to try the Li…

Builder's Club
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:30 AM)
Do you like LEGO? If so, this is the place for you! Build your own LEGO masterpi…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (10:30 AM)
Support your child's early literacy development at this interactive family story…

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

Kids READ
Tomorrow at Belmont (1:30 PM)
First to Third Graders -- book some time with the children's librarian! Stop by …

Got Game?
Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Why should the kids have all the fun? Bring your friends or make some new ones w…

Reading Buddies
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

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

Get in the Game: Chess/Boxing
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (3:30 PM)
Chess boxing is a fully developed competitive sport popular in Europe, and gover…

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…

Tadpole Tales
Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. Ages 2-3 with a parent or careg…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

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

Tuesday Morning Storytime
Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

I Like to Move It!
Tuesday at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
Join us each week for some outdoor fun - sidewalk chalk, playground games, parac…

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

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

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

Book Lunch
Tuesday at Northmont (12:15 PM)
Bring your lunch, listen to stories, and participate in a mystery activity. Dess…

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

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

           

2014 Teen Photography Contest Winners

More than 100 of the submitted photos will be on display in the Main Library’s auditorium and an awards reception will be held Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 – 8pm.  Prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  Winners will receive $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third.  Amy Kollar Anderson, Artist and Gallery Coordinator for the Rosewood Gallery, selected the winners.

voteA popular choice award will also be offered in each category.  All viable entries into the contest are featured on Pinterest and votes can be cast by liking a picture (with a Pinterest login) now through April 22.

http://www.pinterest.com/dmlmainteen/

The winners of the Popular Choice Award in each category will win a $25 gift card to Dodd Camera.

All prizes for the 2014 Teen Photography Contest are funded by the Friends of the Library.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Phone Photography
1st – EyeDea (Marissa Enright, Stivers School for the Arts)
2nd – Easy Going Summertime (Laura Húlsemann, Northmont High School)
3rd – With Light Comes Beauty (Ciara Tanksley, Kettering Fairmont High School)


Black and White
Photography
1st – Let Her Go (Roxana Olt, Stivers School for the Arts)
2nd – End of the Wind (Ciara Lewis, Stivers School for the Arts)
3rd – Nostalgia (Maya Irene Gronquist-Pierce, Dayton Regional STEM School)


Color
Photography
1st – Hope (Gabrielle Davis, Springboro High School)
2nd – Innocent? (Kristen Eikenberry, Springboro High School)
3rd – Chilled (Sarah Stier, Archbishop Alter High School)


Digital
Photography
1st – Conquer your weaker self (Laura Húlsemann, Northmont High School)
2nd – Sleeping Beauty (Abigail Coyle, Oakwood High School)
3rd – Light meets Dark (Alyssa Folck, homeschool)

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