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If you signed a square at The Main Event, check out the quilt Connie put together! You can find it to the right of the entrance to the children's area in the new Main Library.

Photo by Andy Snow.
A guide to the ReImagining Works pieces at the Main Library and the artists who created them.

ReImaginingWorks is a collaborative effort between DML and The Dayton Art Institute, funded by an anonymous bequest. More info: daytonmetrolibrary.org/works. Photos by Andy Snow.

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayt…


Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Time is your opportunity to get a…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  W e wi…


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


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


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
We'll be doing a different, FUN science experiment or project each time.  N…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Perler Beads are plastic fusible beads.  Join us as we take these colorful …


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we let our geek flags fly in crafty ways!…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Meet with other creative people at the Creativity Cafe. We will showcase project…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come play video games and board games. Snacks will be provided!…


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


Today at Main (6:30 PM)
Awad Halabi, PH.D. Associate Professor and Coordinator of Middle Eastern and Isl…


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


Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
WE're pulling the plug!  And we having a go at some of the cool new board g…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Designed for individuals living with early stage dementia, this program is open …


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (11:00 AM)
Learn how to create a basic resume, save it to a flashdrive or email. Also learn…


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)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


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


Saturday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


Saturday at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Saturday at Main (11:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Saturday at Huber Heights (11:30 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Saturday at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Saturday at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Bring your creativity to the Library and play with LEGOs! Build with blocks…


Saturday at Kettering (2:00 PM)
 "Where Town and Country Meet," is apt because the City of Dayton lies ju…


Saturday at Main (2:00 PM)
New York Times bestselling author Kimberla Lawson Roby visits the Library to tal…

           

50th Anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination

johnnjackieThe Dayton Metro Library Commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Assassination

November 22, 1963 - A Day that Rocked the Nation.

As we remember this day in America’s past, join us for a discussion with Larry Flockerzie, University of Dayton history professor.  Political memorabilia will be displayed by Brian Wilgus.

Sunday, November 24, 2013
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Main Library Auditorium
215 E. Third Street    937.463.BOOK.

This program is Free.

 

Images used for this article are in the public domain, thanks to the Mary Ferrell Foundation. http://www.maryferrell.org/

AR-8242-C (Shown above)
John and Jacqueline Kennedy
Photo by Abbie Rowe

AR-6532-F (Used on www.daytonmetrolibrary.org)
JFK at press conference,

21 Apr 1961
Photo by Abbie Rowe

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