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Time-lapse video of the Wilmington Stroop Branch 3D printer. Can you figure out what it is printing? Stop by our Wilmington Stroop, Miamisburg, Huber Heights and Vandalia locations to learn more about 3D printing, and even order something for yourself!

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Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

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

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

Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Today at Northmont (1:00 PM)
Team up with friends and build a fort. …

Today at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Join us for Gaga Ball, the latest in dodge ball, and other fun games! Ages 6-12.…

Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Come play in the video game tournament! Super Smash Brothers! 2K! and more. Snac…

Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Today at Wilmington (1:30 PM)
Build your own DIY wooden craft at the Library! This program is made possible by…

Today at Northwest (1:30 PM)
Each week we'll have a different way to use our creativity and make something. &…

Today at Trotwood (2:00 PM)
Did you know you can build a dance· You can! Dancer, choreographer and ed…

Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Have fun making delicious, fruity & healthy smoothies.  We provide the …

Today at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Build a fun filled Thursday afternoon with games, crafts, and more. Explore a ne…

Today at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)

Today at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Have you ever heard of the street artists Banksy or Swoon· Did you know w…

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

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 Brookville (3:30 PM)
This Gaga Ball session is for teens only! Experience the newest version of …

Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Do you love the game Pictionary·  We are taking that general concept…

Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we let our geek flags fly in crafty ways!…

Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Meet with other creative people at the Creativity Cafe. We will showcase project…

Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, al…

Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
For kids in grades K-6 to explore, discover, and learn this summer. Enjoy fun ga…

Today at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Test your Minecraft survival skills at the library! Please register for only on…

Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Put your problem solving skills to the test and break out of the library - can y…

Today at Northmont (6:00 PM)
Join artist Jaime Ferguson for a beginner watercolor class where you will create…

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

Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
In this final installment in the Life's Work series, Dean Waggenspack will discu…

Today at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Seed bombs are a great way to plant colorful wildflowers in places you don't no…

Today at Trotwood (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs, and activities for parents an…


Black Box Improv Theater

Founder Justin Howard has performed, studied and taught improv in Chicago and New York City. He started The Black Box in 2012 and more than 300 Daytonians have studied at the theater; many currently perform on weekends. The Black Box has teamed with long time Second City musical great Trey Stone to provide shows that push the boundaries of what many couldn’t imagine locally trained comedians can do.

dcdcDayton Contemporary Dance Company

The Bessie Award-winning DCDC is the oldest modern dance company in Ohio. It is one of just a handful of performing arts organizations of international reputation, not based in a major metropolitan area. DCDC serves as a cultural ambassador for Dayton, the Miami Valley and the state of Ohio. Each year the company reaches approximately 30,000 people through performances and education programming.

Radio Basim

Friday nights from 10 to midnight, WYSO 91.3 FM puts Funk music front and center with “Behind the Groove.” Host Basim Blunt turns a mix of retro funk 45s, B-sides and Neo-Funk into two hours of head nodding, booty shaking fun! Basim joined WYSO as a member of the 2012 Community Voices program. His work earned a “New Voices” Scholar award by (AIR) Association of Independents in Radio.

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