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


Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
Email BasicsWhether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with fami…


Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO· Join the club! Build a new LEGO creation each week. The libra…


Today at Northwest (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Madden Hills (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


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


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


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


Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Each week we'll have a different way to use our creativity and make something.&n…


Today at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Belmont (2:00 PM)
Learn about sounds on Earth and in space. Explore music with Boomwhackers - diff…


Today at Trotwood (2:30 PM)
Learn the fundamentals of dance through hip-hop and other various dance styles. …


Today at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Let your voice be heard! Join your peers in producing an original podcast. Parti…


Today at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Math is fun! Come and experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and …


Today at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Math is fun! Come and experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and …


Today at Northwest (2:30 PM)


Today at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Math really can be fun! Experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and…


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


Today at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie!…


Today at Main Library (5:30 PM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Today at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…


Today at Main Library (6:00 PM)
DML Databases: Learning and ExploringGet a quick introduction to six valuable da…


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


Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Watch movies newly released to DVD at the Library!! Bring pillows and/or blanket…


Today at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Time is your opportunity to get a…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Think the library is just books· Think again - the library has a wealth o…


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


Today at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Dads! Bring your daughters, a brush, a comb, and an assortment of hair ties and …


Today at Trotwood (7:00 PM)
Presenter: Sheena Duncan, Youth Program Coordinator, Montgomery County ADAMHS …

           

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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