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Meet Julie Buchanan! Julie is our new Programming Manager, but not new to us… she’s been at DML for over 15 years! As Programming Manager, Julie plans to bring creative, educational, and innovative programs like the Local Author Event to showcase our writing talent, The Big Read for our avid readers, and the Summer Challenge to keep kids reading all summer long! Outside of work, Julie enjoys traveling and knitting. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr… Every DML location will have both League of Women Voters of Dayton OH volunteers and staff on hand to verify registration status and update voter registrations today. #VoterRegistrationDay https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…

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Preschool Storytime
Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…

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

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading? Reading Buddies can help! T…

Teen Chaos: Giant Jenga
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Do you like games? Come show us your skills and play a game of Giant Jenga. Have…

Chess Club
Today at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
Students at Miamisburg Middle School can join in for some friendly competition a…

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

Teen Afterschool Meetup
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…

Pizzafest 2016
Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Pizza: possibly the best food ever invented! Celebrate your love for pizza at ou…

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

Teen Book Club
Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
We're reading great stuff - something different every month! Come in a few …

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

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

Baby & Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Internet Basics for Senior Citizens
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

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

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at EC Doren (2:00 PM)
Stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develop the langua…

Post-It Note Art Show Reception
Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Check out the tiny artwork and enjoy some light refreshments!…

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

Minecraft
Tomorrow at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Join us for an afternoon of Minecraft.  If you have never played before, co…

Throw Back Thursday: Teen Role Playing Games
Tomorrow at Kettering (3:30 PM)
We are traveling back in time to play our favorite role playing games from the p…

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

Nerdfighter Night
Tomorrow at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Place for teens to have fun while developing into people who will…

           

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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