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Vehicles and more made from Warped Wing Brewing Company Trotwood Lager cans are on display at the Trotwood branch through February.

They were made by Tom Brown, a former resident who graduated from Trotwood-Madison schools in 1968. He retired from General Motors after 30 years of work and was on the fire department 33 years, 3 months, and 3 days. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154046680011604/?type=3
All Dayton Metro Library locations are CLOSED today in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. We reopen at 9:30am on Tuesday.

Find local MLK Day events:

http://mlkdayton.org/events.html

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Today at Northwest (9:30 AM)


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


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


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


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


Today at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, and crafts for children ages 2-6 years old. No registrat…


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


Today at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


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


Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Our meeting room is converted to an indoor playground for children under 3 years…


Today at Main (12:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


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 Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


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


Today at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)
Learn the basics of your tablet in this beginner's course. We'll cover how to na…


Today at Main (3:00 PM)
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the "mouse." Learn the mouse skills…


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 Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Play a game, make a craft, perform a science experiment, or just hang out! For a…


Today at Belmont (4:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


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


Today at Vandalia (5:00 PM)
Work with artist-in-residence Leesa Haapapuro to help create a mosaic for the Qu…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Just as important as the mouse, the keyboard is a vital part of most computers. …


Today at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Today at Main (6:00 PM)
The Ribbon: No more toolbars or drop down menus, there's just the Ribbon. Prere…


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


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


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Learn how to use a sewing machine to make a drawstring bag to take home with you…


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
If you are between ages 60 and 66, you should join Jonathon Bradfield of Evanir …

           

A New Storytelling Project at the Dayton Metro Library

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DAYTON, OH (January 21, 2014) -- Can an interactive website become a living chronicle of our city's struggles and resurgence? The Reinvention Stories Project seeks to answer that question with its website ReInventionStories.org, which shares the stories of Daytonians dealing with economic turmoil by changing jobs, goals and focus. The Dayton Metro Library will host several free programs discussing the project and explaining how to participate.

The Reinvention Stories Project was led by award-winning local filmmakers Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar who, along with WYSO Radio volunteers and staff, visited Dayton neighborhoods in the summer of 2012 to interview people about their lives and struggles in Dayton. The surprising and inspiring stories of adversity, resilience and reinvention are shared on WYSO and added to the website as short documentary films.

Five Dayton Metro Libraries located in neighborhoods where residents were interviewed will host programs led by Reinvention Stories volunteers who will describe the project and explain how participants can share their own stories on the website. All programs are free and open to the public:

East Branch, Saturday, April 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
2008 Wyoming Street, 496-8930

"ReInvention Stories was one of the most challenging and engaging projects I've ever worked on, but it was fantastic to create a project all about my home city," said Reichert, who has been involved with four films nominated for Academy Awards, including recently nominated Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall .

For more information about the library programs, call the library's External Relations Department at 496-8901.

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