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Today at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
It's a robot invasion! Take our Sphero 'bots for a spin and teach them tricks. A…


Today at New Lebanon (3:00 PM)
Come hang out with your friends and do the monthly activity. For kids in grades …


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


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Working on a paper, presentation, or project·  Need assistance resea…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· T…


Today at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends. We …


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Come sample one of Dayton Metro Library's Maker Kits.  January: Computer, F…


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


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


Today at Northwest (5:00 PM)
Learn how to problem solve instead of punishing your children for not having soc…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you understand the difference between hardware and software, continue b…


Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Life is full of surprises - some better than others.  And in your daily lif…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Kids ages 8-12. …


Today at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Back by popular demand!  Mollie Davis will be hosting a series of Maker Pro…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Participants increase skills in decision making related to nutrition, stretching…


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


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


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


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Although coloring has been known to reduce anxiety and create focus, it is also …


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Stories, songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays for children 18-35 months with a…


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…


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


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


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

           

2013 Poetry Contest Winners

The Dayton Metro Library took submissions in its annual Poetry Contest and below you can find the winning poems. This is the 16th year for the contest, open to residents of Montgomery and adjoining counties (Greene, Miami, Clark, Darke, Preble, Warren and Butler). There were three age categories: Teen (age 13-18), Adult (age 19-59) and Senior (age 60 and over). Winners are selected in each age category, with first place winning $100, second place $75 and third place $50. Prizes are donated by the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library.

A panel of judges read the entries in October, and a Poetry Party was held on November 10, at which the awards were presented.

Poetry Contest - 2013 Winners - Click here to download and read the winning poems.

Senior Category
First Place, Judy A. Johnson
Second Place, Barbara Astor
Third Place, Jude Whelley
Honorable Mention, Betsy M. Hughes
Honorable Mention, Harry Giambrone
Honorable Mention, Susan Iwinski

Adult Category
First Place, Zach Moore
Second Place, Kasey Frantz
Third Place, Melissie Hutchins
Honorable Mention, Colleen Kochensparger
Honorable Mention, Wendy Dereix
Honorable Mention, Heather Latham Miller

Teen Category
First Place, Miranda Fryman
Second Place, Rachel Rosen
Third Place, Bryana Hernandez
Honorable Mention, Christopher Simmons
Honorable Mention, Julie Pardoe
Honorable Mention, Indigo MonBeck

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