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Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association.  …


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO· Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO cr…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…


Tomorrow at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…


Tomorrow at Westwood (1:15 PM)
What would you need in order to live on another planet· Use your imaginat…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Join us for some building fun!  We will have a variety of different buildin…


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


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


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged with …


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


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


Tomorrow at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Biking to the Arctic Circle· Impossible, there's snow and ice up there. R…


Tomorrow at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Bring a canned good as your "entry fee" to the movie. We'll donate all the items…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Learn the basics of hand and machine sewing from Chelsea Sites of the Ohio State…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn how to make your own fun, simple, and gorgeous flowers - out of q-tips!&nb…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
This nationally-known maker of some of the world's most exquisitely beautiful ra…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tuesday at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tuesday at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tuesday at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…

           

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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