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Storytimes are in session! http://daytonmetrolibrary.evanced.info/… Today we say, "So long, farewell, au revoir, auf Wiedershen, adieu, goodbye," to our Foreign Language and Interlibrary Loan Librarian, Greg Estes, who dedicated an outstanding 34 years of his life to serving Dayton Metro Library patrons, barely missing a day of work.

Greg started his career in the Industry and Science Division, which later merged with two other departments into the Adult Services Division of today. He saw the transition to a digital library catalog in the late 1980s, the introduction of the internet to staff in the mid-1990s, the Main Library remodel in the late 1990s, and the first patron computers with internet access.

He remembers being impressed the first time he logged onto a computer in college and saw the words "Hello, Greg."

We already miss him, but wish him beaucoup success in retirement! https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…

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Coloring Fun!
Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Job Seekers- Resumes That Get Attention
Today at Miami Twp. (8:30 AM)
Presenting yourself well on paper can be a big challenge for job seekers.  …

Afternoon Book Club
Today at Vandalia (1:30 PM)
Stop in for some lively discussion, snacks and fun!  Books will be availabl…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Email Basics for Senior Citizens
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Whether applying for a job online or just keeping in touch with family, having a…

Instant Recess
Today at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Refresh, rejuvenate and just have fun with a 10 minute break to stretch your mus…

Teen Anime Club
Today at Brookville (3:00 PM)
Come hang with us otaku-style! Watch an assortment of anime, learn about Japanes…

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

Videogames!!!
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Choose from Wii games, or go retro with (original!) Nintendo and Super Nintendo …

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Perler Bead Fun!
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Perler beads are plastic fusible beads. These colorful beads are usually arrange…

Crafternoon
Today at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Enjoy a unique craft that's different every month. …

Three Thursdays Gaming
Today at Miami Twp. (3:30 PM)
Three Thursdays for three months, September, October, and November, teens will h…

Nerdfighter Night
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Join Nerdfighters on the first Thursday of the month to make the world a better …

Teen Gaming
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Totally Tween Thursday!
Today at EC Doren (4:00 PM)
For grades 3-6, come hang out at the Library and talk about new books and movies…

Teen Hangout
Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Our meeting room is reserved every Thursday as a place for teens to hangout.Tabl…

Are Animals Like Us?
Today at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Learn about nature and our wild animal friends. A presenter from Five Rivers Met…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

The Dayton Metro Library's Website & Catalog
Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
An introduction to the Dayton Metro Library website and online catalog, part dem…

Pizza, Pop & Plots
Today at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Each month we choose a book, read it, and then gather for pizza, goofing off, an…

Coloring Fun!
Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Klymaxx Funk Band Meet + Greet
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
TheFunkCenter is hosting a meet-and-greet and autograph session with Klymaxx, th…

Beavers + Books at Wegerzyn Gardens
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Meet at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark for books about beavers with a Children's Lib…

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

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

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

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

Coloring Fun!
Saturday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Family Storytime
Saturday at Northwest (11:00 AM)
 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for paren…

           

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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