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What's black and white and red all over? The first three colors distinguished by most languages! http://mentalfloss.com/article/500965/how-color-vocabularies-evolved-around-world On order - new fiction, DVDs, and CDs. Place a reserve at daytonmetrolibrary.org/collection. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154395402771604/?type=3

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at East (3:00 AM)
Stop by the Children's Area anytime between 3-5:30 and have fun making a simple …


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


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


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Are you looking for a good read·  Learn to use many of the same res…


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 W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
We will be watching some totally retro cartoons from the 1980's and 1990's and h…


Today at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


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


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
There are areas in the Atacama Desert where zero rainfall has been recorded in t…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn this simple method of color block painting and create a beautiful piece of…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Create a cool button to wear with your favorite photos or decorations. Supplies …


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
The Story of Dayton is defined by its people. Soon after the Treaty of Greenvil…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


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


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)


Tomorrow at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Celebrate the start of the Summer Challenge by building with LEGO! We'll provid…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books,…


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 Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tomorrow at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Build your vocabulary and literacy skills with a game of Word Bingo! This game u…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…

           

2014 Teen Photography Contest Winners

More than 100 of the submitted photos will be on display in the Main Library’s auditorium and an awards reception will be held Thursday, April 24 from 6:30 – 8pm.  Prizes were awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in each category.  Winners will receive $100 for first place, $75 for second place, and $50 for third.  Amy Kollar Anderson, Artist and Gallery Coordinator for the Rosewood Gallery, selected the winners.

voteA popular choice award will also be offered in each category.  All viable entries into the contest are featured on Pinterest and votes can be cast by liking a picture (with a Pinterest login) now through April 22.

http://www.pinterest.com/dmlmainteen/

The winners of the Popular Choice Award in each category will win a $25 gift card to Dodd Camera.

All prizes for the 2014 Teen Photography Contest are funded by the Friends of the Library.

Congratulations to all the winners!

Phone Photography
1st – EyeDea (Marissa Enright, Stivers School for the Arts)
2nd – Easy Going Summertime (Laura Húlsemann, Northmont High School)
3rd – With Light Comes Beauty (Ciara Tanksley, Kettering Fairmont High School)


Black and White
Photography
1st – Let Her Go (Roxana Olt, Stivers School for the Arts)
2nd – End of the Wind (Ciara Lewis, Stivers School for the Arts)
3rd – Nostalgia (Maya Irene Gronquist-Pierce, Dayton Regional STEM School)


Color
Photography
1st – Hope (Gabrielle Davis, Springboro High School)
2nd – Innocent? (Kristen Eikenberry, Springboro High School)
3rd – Chilled (Sarah Stier, Archbishop Alter High School)


Digital
Photography
1st – Conquer your weaker self (Laura Húlsemann, Northmont High School)
2nd – Sleeping Beauty (Abigail Coyle, Oakwood High School)
3rd – Light meets Dark (Alyssa Folck, homeschool)

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