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One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

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

Tween Tuesday Hangout
Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
Join us for a variety of activities each month, including board games, science e…

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

Talk Table
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills? Talk Tables at th…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Tremendous Maker Kit Tuesday
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Come sample one of Dayton Metro Library's Maker Kits.  September: Circuits.…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! T…

Family Storytime
Today at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Internet Basics
Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Game Night!
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Ages 8-12.…

Movie Madness
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Come watch a block buster movie for free! Snacks will be provided.…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! T…

How to Lose Weight Effectively
Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Are you moving, but not improving? Are you cheating when you're eating?  Ri…

Family Storytime
Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…

Mysteries Under Discussion
Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…

Talk Tables
Today at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills? Talk Tables at th…

Family Storytime
Today at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Quality family time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children t…

OSU Extension Office Food & Nutrition Classes
Today at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
Adults can discover more about healthy eating and put the skills they learn to p…

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Bring one of your favorite stuffed animals or action figures to this special Fam…

Family Storytime
Today at Vandalia (7:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…

Coloring Fun!
Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Mother Goose on the Loose Storytime
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …

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

Toddler Story Time
Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Open Lab
Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questio…

           

The Get Outside Book Club

photo bookclubThe Get Outside Book Club is a Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks program designed for pre-schoolers and their parents. The program takes place September 1 - October 31.

Read about it, talk about it and do it!
Get ready for some nature adventures right in your backyard! This special reading club for preschoolers includes stories that will kick-start imaginations and get you and your little one outside exploring and discovering. Participants can sign up anytime after August 23 and are asked to complete 6 books and 6 activities from the book club list.

Young children are naturally curious about their world. They want to know what things are, how they work, and what they can do with them. The Get Outside Book Club is designed to get you and your preschooler reading great books and then spending time together outside having fun and exploring nature.

Click to view the book club booklist! (PDF)

Programs are weather dependent.  Registration requested; walk-ins welcome. Register online at www.metroparks.org or call (937) 275-7275.

9/13 10:00 am
Salamanders! Salamanders!
Join Miss Jen for a story about a boy who discovers a salamander and learns about their magical connections with the forest.  After reading the story, we’ll join a naturalist and go on our own salamander expedition in search of the red-backed salamander and other creatures of the Paw Paw Forest.  Meet in the Paw Paw Shelter at Hills and Dales MetroPark. (Registration requested)

9/18 10:00 am
Leave it to Beavers!
Is that just a pile of sticks or is it something more? Join us for an adventure as we search with a MetroPark naturalist for signs of beavers. Learn about their exciting water habitat and share some great stories about beavers. Meet at Eastwood MetroPark - use the 1385 Harshman Road entrance and park in the last parking lot. (Registration requested)

 9/27 10:00 am
Tree-ific Tales!
Join Miss Dorri for a fun morning in the garden with some shady characters - trees!  We'll discover stories about trees and how they help us. Enjoy a puppet show and spend some time "meeting" a few trees that live in the shrub garden at the Arboretum with MetroParks volunteers.  Meet in the Edible Landscape Garden pavilion at Cox Arboretum MetroPark. (Registration requested)

10/3 10:30 am
Who lives in the Woods?
Join Miss Helen for some outdoor fun with stories about animals that live in the woods. We will play “I Spy”, make a craft, and search for animals. We’ll meet at Skeeter’s Garden at Wegerzyn MetroPark Children’s Discovery Garden. (Registration requested)

10/7 10:30 am
Friendly Farm Animals
Join Miss Melissa for a farm themed storytime at Possum Creek MetroPark. We will tell stories and sing songs about farm animals and then take a tour of the farm and meet the animals that live in Possum Creek with Miss Connie.  The address for the main entrance of Possum Creek is 4790 Frytown Rd.  Dayton, OH.  Follow the road until you come to a parking lot and look for the shelter to the right of the white restroom building.  You can also follow the signs for the farm. (Registration requested)

10/15 1:30 pm
Happy Harvest Helpers!
Miss Amanda will be visiting Carriage Hill MetroPark for a harvest themed storytime! She'll read some books about things that grow, we'll sing harvest songs, and help the staff at Carriage Hill with some fall chores. Don't miss the husking bee and country dance! Meet at the plaza behind the visitors' center at Carriage Hill MetroPark. (Registration requested)

10/23 10:30 am
Above or Belowground Homes?
Join Miss Sam as we explore animal homes both above and below the surface through stories. Following the stories, we’ll meet a Black Rat Snake and an Eastern Box Turtle and take an optional hike. Meet in the Nature Center at Germantown MetroPark. The Nature Center will open at 10:00 a.m. for self-guided exploration and stories will begin at 10:30 a.m. (Registration requested)

10/31    10:30 am
Wild about Ohio Bugs!
Join Mrs. Stringer for stories about amazing bugs and enjoy making a bug craft. Then go buggy for bugs with a Naturalist and see how many bugs can be found in the gardens and habitats at Wegerzyn MetroPark. Meet in the Children’s Discovery Garden. (Registration requested)

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