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


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


Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
An opportunity for quality family time with books, songs and activities that par…


Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)


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


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


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Join us for an introduction to this low cost, credit-card sized computer that pl…


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 Main Library (3:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
No homework, no tests, no sign-up required! Just drop in and make some cool scie…


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Bring a white t-shirt and create your own wearable masterpiece. Grades 7-12. &n…


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Experiment with different styles and mediums for art!…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Missed the Harry Potter Programs when you were young·  Check out our…


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
Learn more about these fascinating creatures as we explore their habits and habi…


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Teens are invited to drop-in to our community room each week for games, gaming, …


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art and some part making.  …


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A time for tweens to play games, do crafts, discuss books, watch movies... and m…


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
Celebrate your favorite fandoms with a different activity each week.  Grade…


Today at Burkhardt (4:30 PM)
If you like anime or manga, join the Otaku Crew. We will meet on Thursdays to wa…


Today at Northwest (5:00 PM)
Come play games! Video games, card games, board games, breakout games, all kinds…


Today at Main Library (5:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Main Library (6:00 PM)
If you're wondering if you can code, the answer is YES you can!!! Our absolute-b…


Today at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…


Today at Main Library (6:30 PM)
Used properly, credit offers us convenience.  Credit has been marketed to u…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Would you like to learn more about how to create documents, cut, copy, paste, an…


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, cas…

           

What Bill Gates Recommends You Read This Summer

On his blog “GatesNotes” Bill Gates recently shared his recommended reading list for Summer 2016.  Gates’ choices feature a lot of science, math and technology, all hot topics in these days of tech commercialization, STEM education initiatives and medical science that seemingly changes every day. In abbreviated form, here are the titles on Gates’ list:

  1. Seveneves by Neal Stephenson
  2. How Not to be Wrong by Jordan Ellenberg
  3. The Vital Question by Nick Lane
  4. The Power to Compete
    by Ryoichi Mikitani and Hiroshi Mikitani
  5. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
    by Noah Yuval Harari

There is much to be learned from Bill Gates, one of the greatest business and technology minds of modern day so here’s a link to the whole blog entry from May 17, 2016.  In his blog, Gates provides a plot summary and his explanation for why he chose each book to add to his list. Gates also narrates a clever, animated video version of his list here. Happy reading!

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