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Last weekend, teens took over the Kettering Moraine branch after hours in the Fandom Fest Lock-In. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154251902336604/?type=3 Don't forget to get your tickets to The Main Event! http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/themainevent

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Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Celebrate your favorite fandoms with other superfans! Whether you like Supernatu…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Need more recess fun in your life· Come play Gaga Ball with us indoors!…


Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
We're reading great stuff - something different every month! Come in a few …


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (10:00 AM)
This 8 week drawing workshop for adults 55+, taught by local teaching artist Ter…


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


Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


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


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go onli…


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Time to celebrate a fandom with us! There will be snacks, games, and an interact…


Tomorrow at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Visit Hogwarts for games, crafts and more magical fun!…


Tomorrow at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Fun and edible. Make art using pancake batter. Dream it, create it, and eat it. …


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends. …


Tomorrow at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Stop by Thursday afternoons for some relaxing fun.  Play a board game, work…


Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Love Minecraft· So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the lib…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (4:30 PM)
Calling all Tweens! Come hang out at the Library on the First Thursday of each m…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Movie night at the Library.  Snacks will be provided.  Ages 5-12. …


Tomorrow at Brookville (5:30 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


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


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Learn the basics of playing the uke in this three week series with your ukulele-…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Jennie Dranschak is a local Basket Artisan who has been weaving for over 34 year…

           

Dayton Metro Library Selects Architects

The Dayton Metro Library has selected the Dayton Design Collaborative – a partnership among LWC, Levin Porter, and Ruetschle – to be the Architect of Record for the first segment of its facilities plan. These three local firms will work with Group 4 Architecture, a national firm with extensive library experience, to design five distinct facilities. The first five projects are: renovate and expand the Main Library downtown; build a new neighborhood library in Northwest Dayton that will be the largest branch in the system; renovate and expand the Miami Township branch; renovate the historic E.C. Doren branch; and establish an operations center to reduce costs by moving support functions out of the Main Library.

Four other firms were pre-qualified for consideration for the 13 projects slated for the remaining three segments of the facilities plan:

  • Bostwick Design Partnership with APP Architecture
  • HBM Architects
  • John Poe Architects and Annette Miller Architects
  • Matrix/Moody-Nolan

"When interviewing the finalists we wanted to be certain the firms selected really understood the special mission of a library," said Tim Kambitsch, Dayton Metro Library Executive Director. "These cannot just be attractive buildings. They must also be functional, cost effective, and lasting," he said.

The firms were selected by a committee comprised of members of the Dayton Metro Library Board of Trustees and senior library staff after reviewing proposals received through an open Request for Qualifications process. The RFQ specified a team approach to ensure that the project will be designed by professionals with a strong local presence and proven expertise creating libraries for 21st century needs. The Architect of Record had to be a Montgomery County firm, and proposals were scored on the quality and capacity of the local firm. Other selection criteria included documented experience creating inspiring library designs, quality of supporting consultants, experience with Main libraries, and the ability to design all projects in the initial segment.

"We are excited about the capabilities and vision the selected firms will bring to the process to transform our libraries to meet the current and future needs of our community," said Kambitsch.

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