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Live music at Main on Fridays! Next up is The Dianne Coble Ensemble on 11/24. Learn how singing builds literacy skills and setting screen-free time in this issue of Early Childhood Literacy FOCUS.

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Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Yoga for Success is a guided presentation of foundational Isha yoga practices de…


Today at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Today at Burkhardt (1:00 PM)
This program is focused on being a living fossil. We will discuss what it means …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie with popcorn!…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Why should kids have all the fun· Bring your friends or make some new one…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Join us for science experiments using dry ice!…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Play games and enjoy snacks with your loved ones.  …


Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
This program is focused on being a living fossil. We will discuss what it means …


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for an afternoon of building with LEGOs and littleBits elect…


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Monday at Madden Hills (10:00 AM)
This class will cover the fundamentals of the computer and operating system. &nb…


Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful d…


Monday at Wilmington (11:30 AM)
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A libraria…


Monday at Wilmington (12:00 PM)
This class is designed for homeschooled Teens--age 13-18--who are interested in …


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


Monday at Huber Heights (12:30 PM)
Are you a Mahjong player or interested in learning· Mahjong (pronounced m…


Monday at Main (2:00 PM)
Are you ready to take your computer skills to the next level· Have you ev…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people with little to no computer experience. Learn the mouse…


Monday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Monday at Kettering (2:00 PM)
Come join us for a family movie on the big screen. Fresh popcorn and juice will …


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


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


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


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


Monday at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Learning to code has never been so much fun! All it takes is color to control th…


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


Monday at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Come for some fun as we learn all about these big, spectacular birds:  thei…


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

           

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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