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Today at Brookville (12:00 PM)
Bring your lunch and join us for some fun and educational activities. We'll have…


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 Brookville (3:30 PM)
Perler beads are plastic fusible beads. These colorful beads are usually arrange…


Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Be sure to bring in a clean, white cotton t-shirt to decorate with pictures of b…


Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Don't know what to do with your old CDs·  Bring them to the Ketterin…


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 Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
The summer theme  is Build a Better World, so each Thursday this summer, al…


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


Today at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Teens join us at Electra Doren for the Summer Reading Challenge Kick Off party. …


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


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
We are all given the same 24 hours each day, yet many of us go to bed each night…


Today at Huber Heights (6:30 PM)
Seed bombs are a great way to plant colorful wildflowers in places you don't no…


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


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Spend time playing and chatting with Ms. Becky in the Story Corner.  We'll …


Today at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Once a month teens gather for an hour and a half of mayhem and thumb-jockeying, …


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


Tomorrow at Wilmington (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
A YA book club hosted by the West Carrollton library that is open to anyone in g…


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 Electra Doren (10:00 AM)
Bought a book or magazine and finished it· Don't know what to do with it…


Saturday at Miamisburg (11:00 AM)
We own a 3D Printer! Join us and learn how the 3D printer works. Bring your lapt…


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


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


Saturday at Kettering (2:00 PM)
This as you know is the story of Lincoln's journey to Washington in 1861 and h…

           

Lions, Tigers & Bears, Oh Why?

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Tim Harrison, director of Outreach for Animals, will educate teens and familes about the realities of wild animals and why they belong in their natural habitat. Tim is featured in the award winning documentary film, The Elephant in the Living Room, which reveals the dangers of attempting to raise wild animals as household pets. He is also featured in this month's National Geographic magazine cover story, "Wild Pets." This program will be at the Main library on April 22nd from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. in the auditoruim.

You can find out more about Tim's new project online here.

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