This exhibit celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, with vintage photos and memorabilia from Dayton Metro Library’s exceptional Woman’s Suffrage Collection. Dayton Metro Library Main Library in the Opportunity Space @ Patterson. Free
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The Friends of the Dayton Metro Library’s next Book Sale will take place Friday, April 26 and Saturday April 27, at the Miamisburg Branch Library, 545 E. Linden Avenue. Sale hours are 3:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday. Current Friends of the Library members can gain early entry to the sale on Friday from 1:00-3:00 pm. New members are welcome to join in advance online, or at the door.
The sale includes used books for children, teens and adults as well as music, movies and audiobooks. Most items have been weeded from the Library’s collection. All books will be $1.00 each; AV materials (CDs, DVDs) will be two for $1.00. This is the first time the Friends of the Library Book Sale has been held at a Branch Library.
“Over the past couple of years, the Library has opened amazing new facilities in our area,” said Judy Day, President of the Friends of the Library. “The upcoming Book Sale at the Miamisburg Branch is a wonderful opportunity to support the Library and explore one of its newer Branches.” The Friends anticipate future Book Sales will take place at other Branch Library locations.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library. For more information or to join the Friends of the Library organization, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org/Friends or call (937) 463-2665.
Dayton Metro Library’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee hosts a thought-provoking Brown Bag Lunch program on Wednesday, March 6, noon-1:00 p.m. in the Main Library’s Eichelberger Forum, 215 E. Third Street. TED Talks @ Lunch features a screening of three short TED Talk videos on poverty and racial injustice issues, followed by a moderated discussion. The free program is open to the public.
Karin VanZandt, former TEDxDayton speaker and current Director of CareSource Life Services will be the moderator. The Library’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee is dedicated to sharing varied perspectives and creating an inclusive, welcoming environment.
“Our goal is to spread communication and dialogue both within and beyond the Library,” said Diane Farrell, Director of External Relations and Development. “Some HR Departments may count this as official training, so bring a lunch and spend an hour gaining insight into issues of diversity and inclusion that impact the workplace.”
12:00 p.m. – Gather and welcome
12:05-12:40 p.m. – Watch three curated TED Talks
12:40-1:00 p.m. – Discussion led by Karin VanZandt
For more information, call (937) 463-2665 or visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org.
The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce Create – a curated exhibition featuring the Dayton Society of Artist’s Permanent Collection at the Downtown Dayton Metro Library during the month of August. The opening reception for Create is during Art in the City, where the public is invited to make a piece of art inspired by one of the exhibited works. The public may make and take or have their artwork go on display in the exhibition next to the artwork of their
inspiration. Come visit and create with us during this great, FREE community event!
Dayton Metro Library welcomes Miami Valley teens to the first annual STORYCON: TEEN on Saturday, April 28, 12:00-5:00 p.m. The free festival of teen writing, illustrating and publishing takes place at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street in Dayton.
“Three of the best writers of teen fiction today are leading workshops at STORYCON, so teens can get first-hand experience and advice from writers they like,” said Steve Moser, Dayton Metro Library Teen Services Coordinator. “We’ve also got graphic novel artists who will walk participants through the process of creating a comic book.”
Authors Cinda Williams Chima, Mike Mullin, and Nic Stone start the day’s events with a panel presentation, then participants can choose from several workshops to attend.
“The new Main Library has perfect spaces for us to offer a big, multi-faceted event like this,” said Moser. “It’s exciting that teens who are interesting in writing or illustrating and enjoy good fiction have this opportunity to meet and learn from our awesome presenters.”
CINDA WILLIAMS CHIMA is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author who writes fantasy fiction for teens of all ages. She is the author of theHeir Chronicles, the Seven Realms series, and the Shattered Realms series. Her workshop is “Worldbuilding: Writing Your Own Fantasy Fiction.”
MIKE MULLIN is the author of the Ashfall series: Ashfall, Ashen Winter, Sunrise and Darla’s Story. Mullin’s breakout session is a “Writing Funshop,” including group activities and lots of writing practice.
NIC STONE brings diverse voices and stories to her work. Dear Martin, her first novel, is loosely based on true events involving the shooting deaths of unarmed African American teenagers. In her workshop, “Rodents, Vegetables, and Solid Storytelling,” Stone shares a mnemonic she uses for her writing process, and leads participants through a writing activity.
SPARKLE COMICS is an independent comic book company based in Dayton, making comics that span the genres of action, adventure, fantasy, and horror for pre-teens and up. They will take participants through their creative process – from concept, through storyboarding, to the final product.
STORYCON: TEEN also features journal-making and book crafts, a bookstore where the presenters’ books will be available for purchase and autographing, and door prizes, including two Kindles.
“We intend to make STORYCON an annual festival to celebrate the best of teen fiction and encourage teens themselves to pursue their own creativity through writing or illustrating,” said Moser.
STORYCON: TEEN is free and intended for grades 7-12. For more information, including details on the workshop sessions and a complete schedule for the event, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (937) 463-2665.
Are you interested in buying furniture you may have seen at your old Dayton Metro Library Branch? Now’s your chance! The Friends of the Dayton Metro Library are hosting a Used Library Furniture Sale, April 14 & 15, 2018. New, improved Library facilities across Montgomery County mean that some older, used furniture is no longer needed and will be offered for sale.
WHAT ITEMS ARE IN THE SALE?
– Lots of wooden, wheeled book carts
– Both vintage and newer furniture
– Tables, lounge furniture, office chairs
– Some shelving
– Sorry, NO card catalogs
– Items suitable for homes or offices
Saturday, April 14, 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 15, 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Dayton Metro Library Operations Center, First Floor (formerly the Temporary Main Library)
120 S. Patterson Blvd, Dayton, 45402
Items will be individually priced, or best offer.
All proceeds benefit the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library.
Call 937.463.2665 with questions.
Just a glance through the Main Library’s windows at the corner of Third and St. Clair Streets lets you know something unusual is going on inside. Bird-shaped creations, friendly puppet faces and vaguely steam-punk objects are taking shape in the Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, where Zoot Theatre Company has set up temporary residency. The public is invited to visit and see what they are working on.
Zoot Theatre is a nonprofit production and design company specializing in fantastical puppets and masks. The artists design, build and operate the puppets they use in their original productions.
During their Dayton Metro Library residency, Zoot artists are developing a new show called “Hope In Flight,” which will premiere on Saturday and Sunday, February 3 and 4, 2:00 p.m. in the Library’s Eichelberger Forum. The family-friendly show is free and open to the public.
“This show is about humans and nature, all beings respecting each other and finding hope together,” said Tristan Cupp, Zoot Theatre Artistic Director. “It will speak to all ages, children through adults, and will feature colorful new puppets created for our Zoot Aviary.”
The public is encouraged to stop by the Library’s Opportunity Space to meet the artists, ask questions and get a behind-the-scenes look at puppetry in development. Open workshop hours are 10:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. weekdays through January, with the possibility of extending into February based on community interest.
“We’re so happy to have Zoot Theatre in our Opportunity Space @ St. Clair, which was designed for just this kind of purpose,” said Jayne Klose, Community Engagement Manager. “This space has electricity, cement flooring, whiteboards and sinks that are perfect for messy creation and collaboration. It gives artists and the public an opportunity to meet and interact in a new venue.”
Opportunity Spaces at the Main Library and several Branch Library locations are available for partnerships and residency of varying length for interactive workshops, exhibits and more.
For more information, visit DaytonMetroLibrary.org or call (937) 463-2665.
Maggie Stiefvater has been called one of the best writers of teen fiction working today (Entertainment Weekly). The NY Times bestselling author visits the Dayton Metro Library on Monday, November 13, to meet fans, talk about her writing process, and answer audience questions. The free program begins at 6:00 p.m. in the Eichelberger Forum at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street, downtown.
Stiefvater is an artist and musician in addition to writing. She lives in Virginia with her family. Copies of her books will be available for purchase at the event.
For 20 years, the Dayton Metro Library has hosted a poetry contest for teens, adults and seniors in the Miami Valley. To celebrate the contest’s 20th anniversary, the public is invited to a Poetry Party on Sunday, November 5, 2:00 p.m. at the Main Library, 215 E. Third Street in Dayton.
“This year the awards ceremony will be held in the new Eichelberger Forum just off the Atrium of the new Main Library,” said Gwen Owen, Content Writer and coordinator of the contest. “The public is invited to stop in to hear the winning entries read by their authors, and to share their own poems during open mic.”
Mock Turtle Zine editorial staff Matt Birdsall, T.J. McGuire and Fred Kirchner, who served as judges in the contest, will emcee the event. First place winners in each age category will be published in the upcoming fall issue of Mock Turtle Zine, in addition to receiving cash prizes courtesy of the Friends of the Library.
“Pianist Tom McGuire will play our grand piano and refreshments will be served,” said Owen. “The 20th anniversary of the Library’s poetry contest gives us a wonderful opportunity to celebrate creativity in our community.”
Friday, June 2: 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Saturday, June 3: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Note there is no Sunday sale.
Everything is $1.00! That’s right. We mean EVERYTHING! Books, DVDs, CD, Books on CD – everything is $1.
Stock up for summer reading at the Friends of the Dayton Metro Library book sale. Thousands of books and AV items available for only $1 each. The Friends use money raised during our sales to help fund library programs including the Summer Reading Challenge.