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

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

Cut, Copy & Paste
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Learn about an essential tool to aid in becoming an efficient computer user. Cut…

Paws to Read
Tomorrow at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Come meet a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal and share your favorite …

LEGO Club
Tomorrow at EC Doren (2:00 PM)

New Lebanon Branch Stitchers
Tomorrow at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Work on a project and socialize with other crafters. We welcome all crafters.…

Reading Buddies
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Open Computer Lab
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

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

Computer Applied
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
"What every computer user should know". We will explore the anatomy of the compu…

Make It Yourself Monday
Monday at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for arts, crafts, and maker kit fun!…

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Paint + Draw
Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Artists of all levels and abilities wanted. Come draw and/ or paint at the libra…

Talk Tables
Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Talk Tables
Monday at Main (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your conversation skills with a friendly face at the Library? T…

Story Slamm
Monday at Main (7:00 PM)
Come, listen, and participate! 6-8 presenters will each tell a 10 minute story …

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Tuesday at Northwest (1:00 PM)
"Sticks and Stones" - Decorate sticks and stones for public art, your garden, or…

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

LEGO Club
Tuesday at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Have fun with our bricks and make some new friends at our monthly club. Ages 5-9…

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

Raspberry Pi Adventures: Magic 8 Ball
Tuesday at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
In this workshop, we will build a Magic 8 Ball using a Raspberry Pi, a Sense HAT…

Talk Tables
Tuesday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Email Basics
Tuesday at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

Downloadable: All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library
Tuesday at Main (6:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…

Facebook Functions + Security
Tuesday at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn how to create a Facebook account and learn more about the function and sec…

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

Preschool Storytime
Wednesday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

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

           

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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