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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…

           

New Year's Resolutions: Dayton Metro Library Can Help You Keep Yours!

According to www.statisticbrain.com, the Top 10 New Year’s Resolutions of 2015 include getting organized, saving money and quitting smoking. If your resolutions are among these Top 10, you’re in luck! The Library can help you with ALL of them!  

  1. Lose Weight
    EAT TO LIVE, DON’T LIVE TO EAT
    Do you eat mindlessly, whether you are hungry or not? Learn the value of providing your body with proper nutrients and focus on eating to live, not living to eat, with Linda Hawkins of Savvy Health Coaching.
    TUE, 2/7 | 6:30-8 PM | KETTERING-MORAINE

  2. Get Organized
    ORGANIZING YOUR NEW YEAR FOR A NEW YOU
    Professional organizer Lori Firsdon helps you kick start your New Year with solutions to manage money, prepare healthier meals, get ready for work faster – even nudge family members into getting organized too!
    SAT, 1/7 | 2:30-4 PM | MIAMI TOWNSHIP

    WHO’S IN CHARGE… YOU OR YOUR STUFF?
    Lori Firsdon helps you think twice about the items you bring into your home, and determine what is truly important in your life.
    TUE, 1/17 | 6:30-8:30 PM | KETTERING-MORAINE

  3. Spend Less, Save More
    RESPONSIBLE MONEY MANAGEMENT
    Do you wonder where your money goes each month? Learn how to develop a spending plan that will act as a roadmap to your financial success. 
    TUE, 1/31 | 6:30-8 PM | KETTERING-MORAINE

    UNDERSTANDING CREDIT AND USING IT WISELY
    Credit offers convenience, but it also creates debt that must be repaid. This course will help you understand credit better and learn how to use it wisely.
    MON, 2/13 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHWEST

  4. Enjoy Life to the Fullest
    HIKING 101
    Have you wanted to hike a local park but wonder where to go and what to bring? Learn about footwear, gear, safety, maps and our area parks so you and your family can have a safe, enjoyable outing. Andy Niekamp shares the 10 best beginner-friendly trails in the Dayton area.
    THUR, 1/5 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHMONT

    HOW TO BREW A BETTER CUP OF COFFEE
    Improve your brew with Charles Nick of the Wright Cup. Learn about tools, measurements and the best bean and grind.
    THUR, 1/19 | 6:30-8 PM | MIAMI TOWNSHIP 
    THUR, 2/2 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHWEST

  5. Stay Fit and Healthy
    POWER OF CHANGE – 10 WAYS TO LIVE A HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
    Are you willing to make changes to live a healthy life? This step-by-step model can help you learn to buy, prepare and eat healthy whole foods; exercise; and promote your mental and spiritual growth. You may even shed a few pounds!
    MON, 2/20 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHWEST

    HEALTH SCREENINGS
    Blood pressure and blood glucose screenings by Public Health Dayton & Montgomery County.
    THURSDAYS, 1/19-4/27 | 10-12 | NORTHWEST

  6. Learn Something Exciting
    ANTARCTIC PLUNGE: TOUR OF PENGUINLAND
    Allen Johnson describes his two-week trip across the Antarctic Circle to the icy mainland, where he encountered thousands of penguins, hundreds of seals and dozens of whales.
    THUR, 1/19 | 7-8:15 PM | WEST CARROLLTON
    THUR, 1/26 | 6:30-8 PM | NORTHMONT

    PHOTOS OF PLUTO FROM THE NEW HORIZONS PROBE
    Cheri Adams, Director of Astronomy at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery, presents spectacularly detailed images of Pluto and its main moon, Charon. Find out what comes next for New Horizons.
    THUR, 2/9 | 1-3 PM | NEW LEBANON
    THUR, 2/16 | 6-8 PM | WEST CARROLLTON

  7. Quit Smoking
    SMOKING CESSATION CLASSES
    The Dayton Metro Library and Public Health Dayton and Montgomery County are partnering on another round of free Smoking Cessation Classes that start in January. Class registration includes a month’s supply of nicotine replacement therapy. Call (937) 496-6588 to register.
    THURSDAYS, 1/5-2/2 | 6-7 PM | NORTHWEST
    TUESDAYS, 1/10-2/7 | 12-1 PM | TEMPORARY MAIN

  8. Help Others in their Dreams
    VOLUNTEER!  Help a child learn to read and comprehend better. Work with people who want to practice their English conversation skills. Provide guidance to students struggling with homework assignments. These are just a few of the volunteer opportunities available at Your Library!

  9. Fall in Love
    NAVIGATING THE CRAZY WORLD OF ONLINE DATING
    Are you tired of the dating scene, but still hoping to find The One? This positive, fun program is for anyone ready to make some changes in life!
    TUE, 2/7 | 6:30-7:30 PM | BELMONT
    TUE, 2/14 | 6:30-7:30 PM | NEW LEBANON

  10. Spend More Time with Family
    Vandalia Branch Library’s Artist-in Residence Leesa Haapapuro conducts Mosaics Class for all ages, 5 and up. Bring the family and help create a permanent art installation for the Library’s Quiet Reading Room! 1/3-1/31
    MONDAYS | 2-4 PM | VANDALIA
    TUESDAYS | 5-7 PM | VANDALIA
    SATURDAYS | 3:30-5:30 PM | VANDALIA

PLUS there are Family Storytimes, Family-Friendly Movies, Craft Projects and More – all FREE at Your Nearest Library.

   

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