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Maker Kits

DML Maker Kits

videobox The Maker Movement has arrived at the Dayton Metro Library

Nine Makers Kits, containing all the tools and materials needed to experiment and create in many different subject areas, offer opportunities for hands-on creativity and experimentation for teens, tweens, children and adults.

Explore Circuits, Textiles, Photography & Stop Motion Animation, Kitchen Science, Computers, 3-D, Music, Lasers and Electronic Textiles & Papercraft with the Library's Maker Kits. All programs are FREE!

This animated video was made using Dayton Metro Library Stop Motion and Music Maker Kits. A shout out to DML staffers Christine Gaffney, animation, and Noelle Landis, music, for collaborating on this video. You can make your own video too when you attend one of our Maker Kit programs.

Find a Maker Kit program near you today!

 

 

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Resources for Teens

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careerFeatured Homework Resource

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Career Cruising is a website that lets you identify which careers will be the best fit for you. Answer a series of questions on your skills and interests, and you'll learn more about career pathways and post-secondary educational opportunities. Log in to your personal account to build a portfolio, create a personalized four-year high school plan, save careers and schools of interest, create professional looking resumes, and learn about the costs and benefits of going to school and getting a job. It's a one-stop shop to reach your career and college goals.


This resource is supported by the State Library of Ohio with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.



Teen Fiction Contest Now Accepting Entries

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Creative teens with a story to tell are encouraged to enter the Dayton Metro Library’s Teen Fiction Contest now through February 13, 2016. The contest is open to all area teens in grades 7 through 12. Teens can choose to enter Flash Fiction for stories of under 500 words, or General Fiction for stories up to 2,000 words maximum. Winners will be chosen in two age categories: Grades 7-8 and Grades 9-12.

First place wins $100, second place wins $75 and third place wins $50 in each category; cash prizes are provided by the Friends of the Library.

“There is so much creativity and imagination out there among our teens,” said Steve Moser, Teen Services Coordinator at the Library. “I can’t wait to see the stories they share with us.”

Submissions can be dropped off at any Dayton Metro Library location and must include a completed entry form. Email submissions are accepted at smoser@DaytonMetroLibrary.org.


Academic Search Premiere

This is the good stuff – reliable, scholarly resources in the world’s largest academic database! You’ll find full articles from more than 4,500 magazines, academic journals and other resources.

ELibrary

Here’s a user-friendly site with articles from magazines and scholarly journals, newspapers, websites, photographs, maps - even TV and radio transcripts. Includes the MLA and APA citations you need to back up your research.

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Federal Depository

 

govdocsThe Dayton Metro Library (DML) has been a federal depository institution since 1909. The government information collection at the Dayton Metro Library offers a core collection and specialized government documents including the US Government Manual, Federal Register, CIA World Fact Book, Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States, census information, and more.   The Dayton Metro Library selects materials in both electronic and paper format.

Catalog of Government Publications

The Catalog of U.S. Government Publications (CGP) is the finding tool for electronic and print publications from the legislative, executive, and judicial branches of the U.S. government. The CGP contains descriptive records for historical and current publications and provides links to those that are available online.

Search the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications

FDSYS – Federal Digital System

The Government Printing Office’s Federal Digital System (FDsys) provides free online access to official publications from all three branches of the Federal Government.

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 FDLP Basic Collection

What is the Federal Depository Library Program?

Please use the links below to access important United States Government Information.

Federal depository resources are available and usable for all library customers regardless of library affiliation, disability, age, residency, or other customer status.  Any member of the general public may use depository resources in all formats at a Federal depository library free of charge and without impediments.

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