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Halloween fun at DML:… All Dayton Metro Library locations are closed today, Friday 10/21/16, for Staff Development Day. We reopen at 9:30am tomorrow.

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…

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

Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Do you enjoy quilting·  Do you enjoy painting·  If so, j…

Today at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
Explore a different aspect of science, engineering, math or technology. Each mon…

Today at Burkhardt (10:30 AM)
Come to the library in your costumes for some spooky stories, crafts, an…

Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for paren…

Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Come meet a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association pet and share your favorite boo…

Today at Miamisburg (1:00 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will brin…

Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us as author Karen Laven recounts her experiences while researching local h…

Today at Kettering (2:00 PM)
We are living in a time when going toxin free is a necessity, but it can be so o…

Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…

Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…

Today at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Get together with friends and see how creative you can be with LEGOs!…

Today at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yours…

Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
A YA book club shared by the Miamisburg and West Carrollton Branch Libraries tha…

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

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

Monday at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…

Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…

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

Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Join us to have a scary good time during the Halloween season. We'll do a skelet…

Monday at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will brin…

Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…

Monday at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …

Monday at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Join us for this hands on workshop! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, an…

Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…

Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will brin…

Monday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, p ar…


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 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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