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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 Brookville (2:45 PM)
It's a robot invasion! Take our Sphero 'bots for a spin and teach them tricks. A…


Today at New Lebanon (3:00 PM)
Come hang out with your friends and do the monthly activity. For kids in grades …


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 Northwest (3:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· T…


Today at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends. We …


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Come sample one of Dayton Metro Library's Maker Kits.  January: Computer, F…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child need some extra guidance in reading· Reading Buddies can…


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


Today at Northwest (5:00 PM)
Learn how to problem solve instead of punishing your children for not having soc…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you understand the difference between hardware and software, continue b…


Today at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Life is full of surprises - some better than others.  And in your daily lif…


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


Today at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Back by popular demand!  Mollie Davis will be hosting a series of Maker Pro…


Today at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Participants increase skills in decision making related to nutrition, stretching…


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


Today at Belmont (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Tabl…


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
Although coloring has been known to reduce anxiety and create focus, it is also …


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)
Stories, songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays for children 18-35 months with a…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


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


Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow children's love of learning. This is an early liter…


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


Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questio…


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

           

Main Library Joins in the Urban Nights Festivities

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Downtown Dayton is the place to be this Friday, May 9! It's Urban Nights, a celebration of downtown dining, nightlife, arts, music, retail and urban living. It's been described as an all-inclusive open house for downtown Dayton, and the Main Library will be part of the hoopla!

It's a "Hula Hoopla Party" at Main! Instead of closing at 6:00 as usual, the Main Library will remain open until 10:00 p.m. with music from D.J. Funky G, refreshments and demonstrations of Hoopla - the library's free downloadable movies, music and television shows!

"The library will come to life with music, hoola hoop demonstrations, giant walking books and more," said Chuck Duritsch, Manager of External Relations for the Library. "Sign up for a library card and let us show you how you can download or live stream popular movies, music CDs or episodes of your favorite TV shows for free from Hoopla on our website."

Staff will be on hand to answer questions, offer demonstrations and help with checking out materials if needed.

The event is free and open to the public. Metered parking is free after 6:00 p.m.

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