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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

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Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


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


Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)


Tuesday at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tuesday at Westwood (1:15 PM)
Join us for outdoor games-corn hole, jump rope, hula-hoop, Frisbee; and indoor f…


Tuesday at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


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


Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tuesday at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends.&nb…


Tuesday at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)


Tuesday at Electra Doren (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


Tuesday at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


Tuesday at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Tuesday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Kids ages 8-12.  …


Tuesday at New Lebanon (6:00 PM)
Free beginner yoga classes for adults, ages 18 and up.  Alexandra can't wai…


Tuesday at Kettering (6:30 PM)
In 1905 Dayton's largest employer, the Barney & Smith Car Company, turned to…


Tuesday at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents an…


Wednesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Wednesday at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)


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


Wednesday at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


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

           

So much to explore!

  • Salsa the night away with the hot Caribbean sounds of Son del Caribe.
  • Be WOWed by Femme Fatale Silk Aerialists and Dancers.
  • Enjoy the musical stylings of guitarist BJSR, marimbaist Jackson Riffle and pianist Steffin Johnson.
  • Celebrate our region's exceptional performing arts with DCDC, Zoot Theatre Company, WYSO and Black Box Improvisation.
  • Dig into your own past and explore the fascinating local history of Dayton.
  • Move to the big band sounds of the Bob Gray Orchestra.
  • Explore the new Main Library with activities highlighting the children's Imagine! portal, TeenEDGE, and the Opportunity Space.
  • Celebrate your new Main Library with a champagne toast!
  • Bid high on library-themed silent auction prizes, including wonderful original works by the Main Library's featured artists through ReImagining Works.
  • Sit in on the jazz session of the Keigo Hirakowa Quartet.
  • Be inspired by the live art creation by Tiffany Clark and Christopher "Etch" of The Mural Machine.
  • Stand back as Soul Fire Tribe lights the night on fire with dance and music.
  • Step out onto the red carpet as you are welcomed with valet parking.

All this, expertly-crafted food and drink, opportunities to get hands-on, a paparazzi wall,
and the FIRST LOOK at your new Main Library.

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