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Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Today at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

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

Babies & Books
Today at Northmont (11:30 AM)
Parents or caregivers, bring your little ones for stories, songs, nursery rhymes…

Summer Lunch Program
Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Today at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

Yoga for Kids
Today at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Energize your life with some great yoga moves. Ages 6-12. Please register in adv…

Outdoor Fun
Today at Northmont (1:00 PM)
Join us on the side field for an afternoon of playground games including Tug-a-W…

Make Your Own Play Dough
Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Use two play-dough recipes and then test the conductivity of each one with our s…

You Are What You Eat!
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Have fun with food and stuff: games, crafts, experiments, and more.  Grades…

Leapfrogs Storytime
Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Stories, music and more! Groups please register in advance. For children ages 4-…

Turnabout Thursday
Today at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Join Ms. Winnie for a summer time cooling with games and crafts.  …

Cut, Copy & Paste
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Learn about an essential tool to aid in becoming an efficient computer user. Cut…

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

Thursday Fun
Today at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Get ready for an action-packed Thursday afternoon with games, crafts, and more c…

Challenge Club
Today at EC Doren (2:00 PM)
Calling all elementary students to join Challenge Club! Sign up for the Summer C…

Craft Cool Down
Today at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)
Cool down in the Library with crafts from 2-3 pm on Thursdays during the Summer …

Minecraft Lab
Today at Huber Heights (3:00 PM)
Love Minecraft? So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the library! W…

Cooking Caravan
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

On Your Mark, Get Set... Dance! With Miss Beth
Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Girls and boys, begin with aerobic warms-ups and stretches!  Fill the space…

Yoga 101
Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
-         Yoga is a great way to de-stress. Learn about…

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

Teen Gaming
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Nerdfighter Nights
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A weekly gathering where teens can openly be nerds. A community of such concentr…

Cooking Caravan Chef Battle
Today at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

Game Night: Unplugged
Today at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Get in the game of Roll for It, Trophy Buck, and other family dice games! Whethe…

An Evening of Gargantuan Gaming!
Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Come in to play some super-sized games!  Face off in the giant versions of …

Leaving a Legacy of Love
Today at Belmont (6:00 PM)
Many people are faced with health decisions for themselves or family when a seri…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

           

Menu Planning & Cooking Shortcuts

mealplanningEffective meal planning can save both time and money.  Discover tips and tactics for both at a free program offered at several Dayton Metro Library locations this spring and summer.  "Menu Planning & Cooking Shortcuts" is presented by Andrea Deckard, a former HR professional who now devotes her career to family budgeting education services.

Her free library program focuses on:

  • The Importance of Meal Planning: Learn why and how meal planning can transform your grocery budget, but also your daily routines and the dreaded "witching hour."

  • Beginner and Advanced Meal Planning Tactics: The program will walk you through the different phases of meal planning and teach you the ins and outs of two different "schools of thought," so that you can come up with a meal planning plan that works for you!

  • Time-Saving Cooking Strategies and Shortcuts: Get practical help with how to make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, making healthy and delicious meals in a fraction of the time!

The program takes place at the following libraries:

 Tues., June 4, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Miami Twp. Branch Library, 496-8944

Mon., June 17, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Huber Heights Branch Library, 496-8934

Thurs., July 11, 6:30-8:00 p.m. - Northmont Branch Library, 496-8950

Sat., Aug. 31, 2:00-3:30 p.m. - Miamisburg Branch Library, 496-8946

Deckard regularly appears on WDTN, the Dayton NBC affiliate as well as a featured blogger in the Cincinnati Enquirer blog network, Cincinnati.com. Andrea can be heard weekly on the WGRR morning show sharing savings tips and great deals.

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