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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.

New fiction, nonfiction, DVDs, large print nonfiction, and ebooks. eBooks are ready for checkout from overdrive.daytonmetrolibrary.org and everything else can be placed on reserve at daytonmetrolibrary.org/collection. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr… I used Lynda.com to learn how to use Photoshop to make our logo look like an iron-on patch.

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Paws To Read
Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association. …

LEGO Club
Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO? Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO creation e…

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

Grab a Meal
Today at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Afternoon Storytime!
Today at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Ages 3 - 6.  Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activi…

Learn, Grow, Explore
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…

Lego Party
Today at East (1:30 PM)
Enjoy a fun afternoon building and creating with Lego. Ages 4-12. …

Computer Basics
Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This hands-on class is for people with little to no computer experience. There w…

On Your Mark, Get Set, Have Fun!
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Play a life-size board game!  Real people are the game pieces.  Get in…

Monday Funday: Amazing Race
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Do you have what it takes to win the Amazing Race?  Kids will work in teams…

Lego Block Party
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Paint + Draw
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Artists of all levels and abilities wanted. Come draw and/ or paint at the libra…

Mobile Photography 1.0: Hardware & Software
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
How many pictures do you have on your phone or mobile device? Now what are you g…

Poet Rosa Lane - Reading + Book Signing
Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Rosa Lane will read from Tiller North, winner of the Sixteen Rivers Pres…

R.E.A.D. Book Club
Today at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read, Eat, And Discuss a great book with the book discussion group shared by the…

Family Storytime
Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Today at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

C. F. Kettering Research Laboratory; Ridgeleigh Terrace, Yellow Springs + Beyond
Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Join us for an up-close and personal look at Charles Kettering. Chuck Johnson, a…

At Knit's End
Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Learn the basics of knitting or just come to knit with other knitters!  It …

Dayton, Ohio's Resistance to Slavery
Today at Trotwood (6:30 PM)
Dayton, Ohio significant 1830s canal waterway connected several Underground Ra…

Story Slamm
Today at Main (7:00 PM)
Come, listen, and participate! 6-8 presenters will each tell a 10 minute story …

Tadpole Tales
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Hear great stories, sing songs and make a craft. Ages 2-3 with a parent or careg…

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

Toddler Time
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Big fun for little ones! (Ages: 0-3) …

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

I Like to Move It!
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
Join us each week for some outdoor fun - sidewalk chalk, playground games, parac…

Summer Storytimes
Tomorrow at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, activities, and crafts for children ages 2 - 6 years old.…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Preschool STEM Storytime
Tomorrow at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

           

Tiny Lights in the Night Garden

The magic of fireflies enchants us all. Teach your child that the lights they see on these insects are not fire, but “bioluminescence.”  Fireflies create their light by combining chemicals in their bodies.  Sadly, due to habitat loss, light pollution and pesticide use, their numbers are dwindling.   To attract more to your backyard for close observation follow these tips:

  • Skip garden chemicals, they kill indiscriminately
  • Provide a variety of shrubs, high grass and low plants to shelter theme during the day
  • Plant a variety of flowers to supply pollen and nectar to feed on
  • Reduce outdoor lighting as it discourages and confuses
  • Putting fireflies in jars will also reduce their numbers

Listening and reading comprehension improves when children relate their experiences to text.  Read these books and ask your child to talk about their own observations and thoughts about fireflies.  Together you might generate some questions about these insects to do further research.  Are they actually flies?  Is their light warm like a light bulb?  Where do they go during the daylight?

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