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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…

           

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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