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Today at Main (2:00 PM)
The world "dulcimer" is derived from the Greek and Latin words "sweet song" and …


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


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your date book· Does Twitter have you all-a…


Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful d…


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


Tomorrow at Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


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


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


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!…


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


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles, and w…


Tomorrow at Kettering (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Dig into the information the library has to offer.  Come learn about the da…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Allen Johnson and his ten year old grandson hiked and canoed the entire five hun…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Your new life's work might be starting your own business. Explore this option in…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Human trafficking happens right here in the Miami Valley.  Learn about huma…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
We'll use Scratch Jr to learn some basic programming logic. Let's get creative! …


Tuesday at Huber Heights (9:30 AM)
Stop by the Library and update your voter registration or complete a new voter r…


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


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tuesday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Tuesday at Main (10:00 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Tuesday at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…

           

Africa


Dayton has immigrants and refugees from many African countries escaping armed conflict.  Others come here through the U.S. Diversity Visa, and some come as college students.  The Dayton Metro Library welcomes all those who come to our communities seeking a better life.  The library intentionally purchases books that reflect the diversity of our communities and makes an effort to acquire books in languages other than English.

Children’s books can be helpful resources for supporting children who are developing a sense of their identity, as well as an understanding of those who are different.  There are 54 countries on the continent of Africa, home to more than 2,000 languages and four of the world's 10 fastest growing economies. One booklist could never encompass the rich of diversity coming from the African continent, but here is a start:

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