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Visit the Main Library’s Opportunity Space @ Patterson through May 11th. Country décor, craft ideas, comfort food, home decorating ideas, recipes, plus antiques and more from Country Living magazine. Download it on RBdigital with your Dayton Metro Library card: https://daytonmetro.idm.oclc.org/login?url=http://www.rbdigital.com/daytonmetrooh/zinio

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Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
Need a resource for a new skill, personal or professional goal· Try Lynda…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


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


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Premier Health is offering a FREE three-week program designed to help you quit s…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
iOS:If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apple…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
When someone is diagnosed with Alzheimer's, friends and family have many questio…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Main Library (1:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a frie…


Tomorrow at Northmont (2:00 PM)
In this interactive workshop, learn the basics of Stop Motion Animation and work…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie with popcorn and a drink!…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Are you a teenager about to enter the workforce for the first time· …


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Build and play with LEGOs at the Library! For ages 5-12.…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (3:00 PM)
Spring into a craft at Madden Hills.    …


Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Build with LEGOs and littleBits electronic modules. Bring a baseplate if you hav…


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


Monday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


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


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


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


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


Monday at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Celebrate the season with a mix of poetry, flowers and a special spring craft.&n…


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


Monday at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


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


Monday at Kettering (5:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
This class will show you how to write an effective resume and cover letter to p…

           

What Bill Gates Recommends You Read This Summer

On his blog “GatesNotes” Bill Gates recently shared his recommended reading list for Summer 2016.  Gates’ choices feature a lot of science, math and technology, all hot topics in these days of tech commercialization, STEM education initiatives and medical science that seemingly changes every day. In abbreviated form, here are the titles on Gates’ list:

  1. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  2. How Not to be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg
  3. The Vital Question by Nick Lane
  4. The Power to Compete
    by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani
  5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    by Noah Yuval Harari

There is much to be learned from Bill Gates, one of the greatest business and technology minds of modern day so here’s a link to the whole blog entry from May 17, 2016.  In his blog, Gates provides a plot summary and his explanation for why he chose each book to add to his list. Gates also narrates a clever, animated video version of his list here. Happy reading!

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