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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.

Main Library Fun Fact: Water (Dayton’s rivers and the old canal) is a source of architectural inspiration that can be seen in the bridges that span the grand staircase and in the bridge leading into the Children’s Area.

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Not the comfy chair! The Spanish Inquisition tests our newest furniture.

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)


Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…


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


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


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


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


Today at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)
Wednesdays: 6/7-7/26, 10:30-11:15 p.m.  IT'S STORY TIME at Madden Hills!&n…


Today at Electra Doren (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Miami Twp. (10:45 AM)


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


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


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


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


Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage ear…


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


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Learn how to make a simple, art-making robot! All supplies provided. Ages 5-8. …


Today at New Lebanon (1:00 PM)
Make your own frozen treat using a zipper lock bag! We'll provide the ice cream …


Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Did you know that you could have fun and cool off at the pool and visit your lib…


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


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
What tools do animals use to build their homes· Live animal guests from F…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Make your own catapults out of everyday office supplies, then engage in a miniat…


Today at East (3:00 PM)
Have fun while using your building skills to work on different projects and chal…


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 Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Whether you're a great singer or just great at lip syncing, come show off your s…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
What would you do if you suddenly had a lot of money· Whether from writin…


Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Create fun and colorful art using perler beads! Create a design of your own or u…

           

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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