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Quilts of Valor are on display at the Vandalia branch until the end of the month. See a demonstration Thursday May 25, 9:30am - 4pm. http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/news/2956-quilts-of-valor-exhibit-and-demonstrations https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154403063376604/?type=3 Vote on artwork to be reImagined for the Wilmington Stroop branch in Kettering. Voting ends 5/31! #ReImaginingWorks http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/news/2958-reimagining-wilmington-stroop-branch-library

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
Are you looking for a job·  Do you have one of the most important to…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
With a mix of songs & puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family!…


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


Today at East (10:00 AM)
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questio…


Today at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Electra Doren (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at New Lebanon (3:00 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…


Today at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
After taking Word Basics, or if you already have a working knowledge of Word Bas…


Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Lets build a hologram! Use your cell phone to project a hologram and have fun wh…


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 Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Smash booking is scrapbooking made easy! Make something creative out of your mem…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Make your own ooey-gooey slime at the library!…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Did you know dogs love stories· They do - and they don't mind if you make…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Vandalia (9:30 AM)
Stop in and watch the Quilts of Valor Foundation volunteers create amazing quilt…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayt…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
With a mix of songs & puppet plays, it's fun for the whole family!…


Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Brookville (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have…


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


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 Brookville (3:30 PM)
Perler beads are plastic fusible beads. These colorful beads are usually arrange…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Be sure to bring in a clean, white cotton t-shirt to decorate with pictures of b…

           

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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