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BELMONT

Family Storytime – Belmont
Wednesdays, 9/17-12/3, 9:30-10:15 a.m. and 10:30-11:15 a.m. Have quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For children ages 2-5 and their families.

Lego Club – Belmont
Tuesday, 12/9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Everything is AWESOME! Hundreds of Lego and Duplo blocks are waiting for you to create your next masterpiece. Projects will be displayed for all to enjoy. For ages 5-12. Please register in advance

Santa Claus is Coming to the Belmont Branch!
Tuesday, 12/23, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Enjoy cookies and milk with Santa and tell him what you want for Christmas! While you wait, listen to carols and choose a few seasonal books to enjoy at home. Don't forget your camera!

BROOKVILLE

Preschool Storytime - Brookville
Tuesdays, 9/9-12/2, 10:00-10:45 a.m. and Thursdays, 9/11-12/4, 7:00-7:45 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. For ages 3-5. Please register in advance.

Toddler Tales I - Brookville
Wednesdays, 9/10-12/3, 10:00-10:30 a.m. This is an early literacy program geared toward very young children and their parents or caregivers. We'll share music, rhymes, stories and fun! The early session is intended for infants from birth through approximately 24 months of age. Please register in advance.

Toddler Tales II - Brookville
Wednesdays, 9/10-12/3, 11:15-11:45 a.m. This is an early literacy program geared toward very young children and their parents or caregivers. We'll share music, rhymes, stories and fun! This session provides a more complex experience than our earlier event, and is intended for children approximately 24-36 months of age. Please register in advance.

Family Lego Night - Brookville
Mondays, 12/1, 7:00-8:00 p.m. If you love Lego, then you'll love this program! We'll have Lego and Duplo blocks available for you to build just about anything you can imagine, along with some really cool board games to play. For ages 3-12 and families. Please register in advance.

Christmas Crafters - Brookville
Monday, 12/8, 7:00-8:00 p.m. Hear a holiday story and make a crafty decoration to celebrate the season. It'll make a great gift! For ages 6-12. Please register in advance.

BURKHARDT

Storytime - Burkhardt
Wednesdays, 11/5-12/17, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Support your child's early literacy development at this interactive family storytime. For ages 0-6 with a caretaker.

Christmas Scavenger Hunt
Wednesday, 12/17 - Saturday, 12/20. Oh no! Santa has lost everyone's presents! Help Santa and save Christmas by finding the presents around the Library. Santa and his elves will surely reward you for your efforts! For children up to grade 6.

Storytime with CC the Elf - Burkhardt
Saturday, 12/20, 11:00-11:45 a.m. Join CC the Elf for a special Christmas-themed storytime and craft! For ages 0-6 with a caretaker. Please register in advance.

Paws to Read - Burkhardt
Saturday, 12/20, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Did you know dogs love stories? They do - and they don't mind if you make mistakes! Come read to a wonderful pet from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association.

DAYTON VIEW

Preschool Storytime – Dayton View
Wednesdays, 9/10-12/17 (except 11/26 and 12/10), 11:00-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. For ages 2-5.

O, Christmas Tree! – Dayton View
This December, make an ornament for the Dayton View Christmas tree! Materials will be available throughout the month for your creativity. For ages 12 and under.

EAST

Tuesday Morning Storytime - East
Tuesdays, 9/9-12/9, 10:00-10:45 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success.

Craftmania - East
Monday, 12/8, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Have fun creating a cool craft you can take home. All materials provided. For ages 6-12. Please register in advance.

ELECTRA C. DOREN

Family Story Time – Electra C. Doren
Tuesdays, 9/9-12/2, 6:30-7:00 p.m. Have quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together!

Lollipop Puppet Theater – Electra C Doren
Tuesday, 12/9, 6:30-7:00 p.m. Hand puppet plays for the whole family to enjoy!

Holiday Story Time – Electra C Doren
Tuesday, 12/16, 6:30-7:00 p.m. Bring the family for a jolly holiday storytime with crafts and snacks!

FT. MCKINLEY

Storytime – Ft. McKinley
Tuesdays, 9/2-12/16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success.

Game Night! – Ft. McKinley
Mondays, 12/8, 4:00-6:00 p.m. Play video games and board games and have some snacks too!

Take and Make Craft – Ft McKinley
Stop by the children's area anytime and grab a craft you can either do in the Library or later at home.

HUBER HEIGHTS

Tadpole Tales – Huber Heights
Tuesdays, 9/2-12/16, 10:00-10:45 a.m. Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. For ages 2-3 with a parent or caregiver.

Mother Goose on the Loose– Huber Heights
Wednesdays, 9/3-12/17, 10:00-10:30 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. For ages birth-24 months with a parent or caregiver.

Leapfrogs Storytime– Huber Heights
Thursdays, 9/4-12/18, 1:00-1:45 p.m. Stories, music and more! For ages 4-5. Groups please register in advance.

Family Storytime– Huber Heights
Thursdays, 12/4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Bring the whole family for stories, a puppet show and a craft!

Homeschool Meet Up– Huber Heights
Tuesdays, 12/9, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Attention all homeschool kids and parents: meet up at the Library! Call or visit us for details on each month's topic and activity. For grades K-6.

Take It and Go Crafts– Huber Heights
Mondays, 12/15, all day. Stop by the Library and pick up a craft you can make at home. Available all day while supplies last.

Saturday Puppet Shows– Huber Heights
Saturdays, 12/20, 11:00-11:30 a.m. What better way to spend a Saturday than going to the Library for a fun puppet show?

Holiday Open House – Huber Heights
Tuesday, 12/23, 3:00-7:00 p.m. Bring the whole family and join us for holiday fun! We'll have a special storytime and puppet show from 4:00-4:30 p.m.

KETTERING-MORAINE

Preschool Storytime – Kettering-Moraine
Tuesdays, 9/2-12/16 10:30-11:15 a.m. and 1:30-2:15 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. For ages 3-5 years.

Mother Goose on the Loose – Kettering-Moraine
Wednesdays, 9/3-12/17 (except 12/10), 10:00-10:45 a.m. and 11:00-11:45 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers ages 3-24 months. Advanced registration recommended, but drop-ins are welcome.

Toddler Storytime – Kettering-Moraine
Thursdays, 9/4-12/18 (except 11/27), 10:00-10:30 a.m. and 11:00-11:30 a.m. It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones will enjoy music, rhymes, stories and fingerplays designed just for them. For ages 18-36 months.

Family Storytime – Kettering-Moraine
Thursdays, 9/4-12/18 (except 11/27), 6:30-7:30 p.m. Have quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together.

Storytime with Mrs. Claus – Kettering-Moraine
Tuesday, 12/2, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Come to this very special event! Mrs. Claus will read stories, you can write a letter to Santa and make a craft Santa would love! For ages 4-10.

Sing-a-long Movie! – Kettering-Moraine
Monday, 12/22, 3:00-4:30 p.m. Join us for a chilly movie on the big screen! Dress up like your favorite character - Elsa, Anna, Kristoff, Olaf or Sven - and recite all your favorite lines. Free popcorn and juice will be served. Fun for the whole family!

MADDEN HILLS

Preschool Storytime – Madden Hills
Wednesdays, 9/17-12/3, 10:30-11:15 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success.

Madden Hills Family Christmas – Madden Hills
Thursday, 12/4, 5:00-7:00 p.m. Enjoy a family event filled with music, snacks, games and fun! All ages welcome.

Family Christmas Movie Night – Madden Hills
Thursday, 12/18, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Join us for a festive gathering the whole family will enjoy! We'll have hot cider, popcorn, cookies and a family movie too.

MIAMISBURG

Preschool Storytime – Miamisburg
Tuesdays, 9/2-12/16, 12:30-1:15 p.m. and Wednesdays, 9/3-12/17,10:00-10:40 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Once a month we focus on STEM activities. Storytimes in September and October are nature-themed to complement the Get Outside Book Club. For ages 3-5 (siblings welcome).

For the Dogs Book Club – Miamisburg
Mondays, 12/1, 6:30-7:30 p.m. Join a club with dogs! Read the selected book on your own or with your parents. Then, each meeting we'll talk about the book, share an activity and read stories to our furry friends from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association! For grades: K-2. Please register in advance.

Evening Storytime – Miamisburg
Tuesdays, 12/2, 6:30-7:15 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. For ages 3-5 (siblings welcome).

3/4 Book Club – Miamisburg
Mondays, 12/8, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A book club for third and fourth graders only! Join us for book discussion, snacks, crafts and fun activities. Please register in advance.

Make and Take Holiday Crafts - Miamisburg
Saturday, 12/13, 12:00-2:00 p.m. Create ornaments and crafts to spread holiday cheer this season! Bring your imagination and we'll supply materials to make decorations and gifts. Festive refreshments will be served too! For ages 3-12.

MIAMI TOWNSHIP

Take and Make – Miami Twp.
Saturdays, 9/6-12/13, all day. There are new Take It and Make It crafts each Saturday and available throughout the week while supplies last.

Mother Goose Story Time – Miami Twp.
Wednesdays, 9/10-12/10, 9:45-10:15 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers. For children 18-35 months of age with an adult caregiver.

Preschool Storytime – Miami Twp.
Wednesdays, 9/10-12/10, 10:45-11:15 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. For children ages 3-5.

NEW LEBANON

Preschool Storytime – New Lebanon
Tuesdays, 9/9-11/25, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success.

Polar Express Party – New Lebanon
Thursday, 12/4, 6:30 p.m. Celebrate the season with an evening family storytime featuring Chris Van Allsburg's The Polar Express. There will be stories, crafts, light refreshments and surprises! Please register in advance.

NORTHMONT

Storytime – Northmont
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9/10- 12/4, 10:00-10:30 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. For ages 3-5. Please register in advance.

Babies & Books – Northmont
Wednesdays & Thursdays, 9/10-12/4, 11:30-12:00 p.m. Parents or caregivers, bring your little ones to the Library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and fingerplays designed just for them. For children birth to 36 months with a caregiver. Please register in advance.

Family Book Club – Northmont
Thursdays, 12/4, 6:30-7:30 p.m. A fun club for the whole family! Join us to talk about books, have dinner and play games too. This club will inspire your family to read aloud together. For families with children in grades 1-6. Please register in advance.

Homeschool Hour – Northmont
Tuesdays, 12/9, 1:30-2:30 p.m. Talk about a different book each month, then have fun with an activity inspired by the book! Pick up books at the Children's Desk a month before each session. For grades 1-8. Please register in advance.

Polar Express Storytime - Northmont
Tuesday, 12/16, 7:00-7:45 p.m. Next stop: North Pole! Celebrate the season with stories, dances and a visit from a very special guest. Wear your comfy pajamas if you like. For ages 3-10. Please register in advance.

NORTHTOWN-SHILOH

Storytime for Young Children – Northtown-Shiloh
Tuesdays, 9/2-12/16, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Children ages 3-8 and their caregivers are invited to have fun with books, music activities and a craft.

Mother Goose on the Loose – Northtown-Shiloh
Thursdays, 9/4-12/18 (except 11/27), 10:30-11:00 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process. For ages 18-36 months.

Super Sleuth Mystery Club – Northtown-Shiloh
Thursday, 12/4, 4:30-5:15 p.m. This four-week afterschool program will help children enjoy reading and build their literacy skills. Read and, act out mystery stories, play games and share activities! For grades 3-4. Please register in advance.

Christmas Crafts – Northtown-Shiloh
Wednesday, 12/17, 4:15-5:30 p.m. Spread holiday cheer! Create an ornament and a small gift, and have some Christmas cookies and hot chocolate too. For grades K-6. Please register in advance.

TROTWOOD

Preschool Storytime – Trotwood
Thursdays, 9/4-12/18, 6:00-6:30 p.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. For ages 4-6.

Bingo! - Trotwood
Thursday, 12/4, 4:00-5:00 p.m. B-I-N-G-O! Play bingo for some sweet prizes.

Paws to Read – Trotwood
Saturdays, 12/6, 1:00-3:00 p.m. Did you know dogs love stories? They do - and they don't mind if you make mistakes! Come read to a wonderful pet from the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. Each child will have a 15-minute time slot to spend with the pet, so please register in advance

Mother Goose on the Loose – Trotwood
Saturdays, 12/13, 10:00-10:30 a.m. Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process of babies and toddlers with a parent or caregiver.

Family Holiday Party - Trotwood
Thursday, 12/18, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Bring the family to a holiday party with crafts, treats and some very special guests from the Trotwood Fire Department and Trotwood Police Department!

VANDALIA

Storytime – Vandalia
Mondays, 9/22-11/24, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Thursdays, 9/25-11/20, 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop language, literacy and social skills. For ages 3-6.

Toddler Tales – Vandalia
Wednesdays, 9/24-12/3, 11:00-11:30 a.m. It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones will enjoy music, rhymes, stories and fingerplays designed just for them. For ages 18 months-2 years.

Candy, Candy and More Candy! Vandalia
Monday, 12/1-Saturday, 12/27: Guess how many pieces of candy are in the container. You might win the whole container! For ages 3-12.

December Puppet Shows - Vandalia
Monday, 12/1, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Tuesday, 12/2, 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, 12/4, 10:00-11:00 a.m.
See a puppet shows and make a craft too!

Mrs. Claus Visits the Library – Vandalia
Monday, 12/8, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Special guest Mrs. Claus will visit the Library to read stories. Have your picture taken with her while she's here! Snacks will be provided. For ages 3-6.

Holiday Bingo – Vandalia
Monday, 12/22, 2:00-3:00 p.m. Play Holiday Picture Bingo - it's harder than you think! Refreshments will be served. For ages 4-12.

WEST CARROLLTON

Wiggle Worms Storytime – West Carrollton
Tuesdays, 9/2-12/30, 10:30-11:00 a.m. Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance, sing songs, and finish with a craft! Registration is not required, so just stop by. For ages 3 and younger.

Rubber Duck Club Storytime – West Carrollton
Tuesdays, 9/2-12/30, 1:00-1:30 p.m. This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We will read stories, play games, dance, sing songs, and finish with a craft! Registration is not required, so just stop by. For ages 3-6.

Legos at the Library – West Carrollton
Thursday, 12/4, 7:00-7:30 p.m. Try to outbuild your friends at our monthly Lego challenge! We'll provide the Legos and other supplies, you just need to bring your creativity!

Holiday Festival – West Carrollton
Saturday, 12/6, 2:30-5:30 p.m. Join the city of West Carrollton for some holiday fun! The Library will have holiday crafts and ornaments for kids to make and take home. The Civic Center will also have other fun activities, games and refreshments. Don't miss the fun!

Monday Funday: After School – West Carrollton
Monday, 12/8, 3:00-4:00 p.m. Make Mondays fun! Watch movies, play games, make crafts and so much more! Each Monday Funday will feature something different, so you won't want to miss out! All supplies provided.

Interactive Holiday Movie Matinee – West Carrollton
Saturday, 12/13, 2:00-3:30 p.m. Come to an afternoon of movie fun, featuring a twist on an old holiday cartoon classic. Each participant will receive a bag of supplies before the movie. Use things in the bag to make the movie come to life! Sing along, make sound effects and more!

WESTWOOD

Games and Glitter at Westwood – Westwood
Thursdays, 9/4-12/18, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Every Thursday, play a favorite game or create a glittery craft. You name it, we'll play it or make it!

Jingle Bells, Gingerbread, Jingle All The Way! – Westwood
Monday, 12/15, 4:00-5:00 p.m. Join us for Christmas merriment! Decorate gingerbread cookies, create Christmas crafts and have lots of joyful fun!

WILMINGTON-STROOP

Holiday Puppet Shows – Wilmington-Stroop
Tuesday, 12/2, 7:00-7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, 12/3, 9:30-10:00 a.m., 10:30-11:00 a.m., 1:00-1:30 p.m.
Thursday, 12/4, 11:00-11:30 a.m.
With a mix of holiday songs and puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family. There will be a photo opportunity with a very special guest - Santa!

PAWS Book Club – Wilmington-Stroop
Saturdays, 12/6, 1:00-2:00 p.m. Do you love Animals? Read animal-themed books and make crafts with some furry members of the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association. For grades K-4. Please register in advance.

Preschool Math Club – Wilmington-Stroop
Mondays, 12/8, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Expand your preschooler's math skills using games, manipulatives and stories. For ages 3-7. Please register in advance.

Sensory Storytime – Wilmington-Stroop
Saturday, 12/13, 10:00-11:00 a.m. This storytime is especially geared toward children ages 3-8 with ASD. We'll sing songs, read stories and enjoy a craft or activity. A parent or caregiver must attend with each child. Please register in advance.

Holiday Ornament Craft – Wilmington-Stroop
Tuesday, 12/9, 3:30-4:30 p.m. Spread holiday cheer and join us for some crafting fun! Make assorted ornaments to brighten your home. For preschool-grade 5. Please register in advance.

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