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On this day in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright took to the skies for the first time. Learn more about them in these ebooks: http://bit.ly/2B9j2y2 The Wilmington-Stroop Branch is now closed. Some of the regular Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library programs, including Storytimes and Book Discussions, will take place at the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering.

The branches closest to the Wilmington-Stroop library are the Kettering-Moraine Branch located at 3496 Far Hills Avenue and the Belmont Branch at 1041 Watervliet Avenue.

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


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Are you tired of surfing the net only to keep ending up at subscription genealog…


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


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & pr…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Third class of the Computer series "What every computer user should know". Add t…


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


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


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


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


Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a game, craft, or activity ea…


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


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


Today at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
There is a world of board games beyond Clue and Sorry! Please join us to play ol…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Meditation for Beginners is a guided 12-17 minute meditative practice created by…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Main (11:00 AM)
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety …


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…


Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Sharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework online, at some point…


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


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


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


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we try out different anime series!…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
If you love Pinterest and DIY, be sure to attend one of our wonderful craft prog…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Kids ages 8-12.  …


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Join us for a special Holiday themed storytime with crafts. Older siblings are w…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Enjoy a holiday movie at the Library. Popcorn and drinks provided while supplies…

           

Meet YOUR Branch Manager: Cheryl Wirtley, Miami Township Branch Library

 

Cheryl WirtleyWhen the doors to the newly remodeled Miami Township Branch Library reopened on November 14, 2015, Branch Manager Cheryl Wirtley was there to welcome visitors to the new, improved Library.

“Recently, someone asked me what I’m looking forward to,” Wirtley said. “Well, we just completed the event I was looking forward to the most! So now, I’m eager to see what opportunities and discoveries will come with our newly expanded building.”  

Cheryl Wirtley has been Manager of the Miami Township Branch since 2007.


Q. Where did you work prior to Miami Township?
A. I was hired by Dayton Metro Library in 1997 and worked at the Main Library in Adult Services, then I was a Reference Librarian at the Miamisburg Branch. I was New Lebanon Branch Manager before coming to Miami Township.


Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
A. Helping people find the answers to their questions is always rewarding, especially helping children find a book they’ll love. Right now, I love watching people in the new building, using the Library for such a variety of activities - study rooms, reading, tutoring, studying, the Imagination Destination students. We are exactly what the new Library was meant to be.


Q. What are your community activities?
A. I serve on the Community Foundation of Miami Township. This nonprofit organization raises funds for the community, Library, parks – like the park shelter at Miami View. I also work with staff at the Miami Township Government Center. I was a member of the oversight committee for the Dayton Mall master plan and various committees.


Q. Are there any special Library services or activities you’d like folks to know about?
A.  There have been so many upgrades and improvements in our Library, including new technology, designated Teen and Children’s areas and an enclosed Quiet Reading Room. I’m especially happy to note that we have far more community space to offer organizations, partners and study groups. Our new Community Room accommodates up to 70 people, theatre style, has quality AV equipment and is available for after-hours use. We also have three study rooms and a group study room, plus a large Opportunity Space available for partnerships on a longer-term basis.


Q. Beyond the Library, what are your personal interests and activities?
A. I look forward to walking in the park when the weather improves! I have a new nephew I adore and I love spending time with family.  


Q. If you could invite any fictional character to come visit your Library tomorrow, who would you invite and why?
A. I would invite Pippi Longstocking so we could play together with the kids in the new Club House!

The Miami Township Branch Library is located at 2718 Lyons Road, near the Government Center, Police and Fire Departments and RTA Hub.

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