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Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Eric Loy magestically draws you in with his wide range of guitar music and his i…


Tomorrow at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the "mouse." For beginners learn th…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Watch an exciting holiday hand puppet show and then enjoy making a beautiful cra…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & pr…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Tomorrow at Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


Tomorrow at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


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


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


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a game, craft, or activity ea…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (4:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie, Hocus Pocus!…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!…


Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
Get a quick introduction to six valuable databases that are available free throu…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles, and w…


Tomorrow at Kettering (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
You've seen them in the sky, or perhaps on a fence post in the country.  No…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Explore the haunted Buckeye State with paranormal author, Sherri Brake. See phot…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
The Miami Valley has its hauntings just like anywhere else. On that odd occasi…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn more about the different printing processes, types of printers, and see ex…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the library for some Halloween fun! We'l…


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

           

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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