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Today at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your date book· Does Twitter have you all-a…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful d…


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 Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


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


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


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


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


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


Today at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles, and w…


Today at Kettering (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Dig into the information the library has to offer.  Come learn about the da…


Today at Main (6:30 PM)
Allen Johnson and his ten year old grandson hiked and canoed the entire five hun…


Today at Main (6:30 PM)
Your new life's work might be starting your own business. Explore this option in…


Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Human trafficking happens right here in the Miami Valley.  Learn about huma…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Today at Main (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
We'll use Scratch Jr to learn some basic programming logic. Let's get creative! …


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (9:30 AM)
Stop by the Library and update your voter registration or complete a new voter r…


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


Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


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


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


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


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


Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, and crafts for children ages 2-6 years old. No registrati…

           

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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