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Get Creative Activity Center

Sunday, November 03, 2019
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Visit the Children's Room to create fun crafts! For Preschool - Grade 5.

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Dayton Strong Quilt Exhibit

Monday, December 02, 2019
Woodbourne Library

Celebrate Dayton’s resilience with a display of artistic quilts, and other quilt samples, created by the Creative Quilters’ Guild of Centerville.


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Veterans Exhibit

Tuesday, November 12, 2019
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Walk through this annual exhibit honoring military veterans. featuring books, artifacts, uniforms and more. This year's exhibit will focus on hometown heroes.

Exhibit open during normal library operating hours.
Co-sponsored by: Centerville Washington History, Miami Valley Military History Museum
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Preschool Storytime - Centerville

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Centerville Library
Children's Room
This storytime is perfect for building your child's independence and includes great stories, songs, and games. For ages 3 - 5 years. Storyteller: Becky

This storytime occurs every Wednesday at the Centerville Library and runs from September 18 - October 23. No registration required. See more information about Preschool Storytime.


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Tail Waggin' Tutors

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Read to a therapy dog to improve reading skills! Schedule a 15-minute slot today with a librarian at the Children's Desk or call (937) 433-8091 opt. 3. For Kindergarten - Grade 5. Child must be able to read independently. October registration begins Tuesday, September 3 at 10AM.
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Address the Mess

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Lori Firsdon of Forté Organizers shares a variety of topics that help you declutter and organize your life—in spite of external interference or internal struggles.

Registration is not required, however space is limited.
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Family Storytime - Centerville

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Centerville Library
Children's Room
Your whole family will enjoy listening to stories, singing songs, and dancing. Storyteller: Joyce

This storytime occurs every Wednesday at the Centerville Library and runs from September 18 - October 23. No registration required. See more information about Family Storytime.


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Another Round

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Creativity Space
Relax with a coffee or a delicious pastry and an exciting book discussion. Join us as we discuss Dread Nation by Justina Ireland!

When families go missing in Baltimore County, Jane McKeene, who is studying to become an Attendant, finds herself in the middle of a conspiracy that has her fighting for her life against powerful enemies.

 Visit the Reference Desk at the Centerville or Woodbourne Library to snag a copy.
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Author Event: "Miracles of Miracles: A Dayton, Ohio Man's Story of Holocaust Survival"

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Survival itself was truly a miracle for young Samuel Heider who is now 95 and a Miami Valley resident. Forced to leave the idyllic fruit farm owned by his Jewish family in Poland during WWII, he was sent along with other family members to the Bialobrzegi ghetto. That confinement was just the beginning of a string of near-death experiences which he will recount for the public.

Join us to hear this remarkable man recount his life. This program is based on Heider's memoir of the same name written with local author Stevie Ann Kremer. The program is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate seating.

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Preschool Storytime - Centerville

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Centerville Library
Children's Room
This storytime is perfect for building your child's independence and includes great stories, songs, and games. For ages 3 - 5 years. Storyteller: Kelly

This storytime occurs every Thursday at the Centerville Library and runs from September 19 - October 24. No registration required. See more information about Preschool Storytime.


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Beginning Microsoft Excel 2016

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
Learn the basics of Microsoft Excel including worksheet basics, formatting, sorting data, and simple formulas. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Microsoft Office.

Space is limited.
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Super Readers

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Calling all 1st & 2nd grade bookworms! Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age. For parents and children to enjoy together. For this month's meeting, please read  The School Is Alive! by Jack Chabert. Pick up a copy of the book, while supplies last, at either Children's Desk. Visit our website for more information.


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Teen Make It: Harry Potter Potion Making

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Creativity Space
Recreate some of your favorite Harry Potter potions! You can make anything from Felix Felicis, Wolfsbane, and Skele-grow! Open to grades 6-12
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Book Ends

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird lane
Centerville Library
Conference Room

Join us for a discussion of The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (2017-Fiction) by Lisa See. A powerful story about a Chinese mother and her daughter who has been adopted by an American couple. Lisa See paints an unforgettable portrait of a little-known region in China and, as with all of her novels (ex.: Peony in Love, Snow Flower and the Secret Fan), delivers intricate relationships between women, with a special focus on the mother-daughter relationship.

384 pages, 4.24/5 stars (out of 51,693 ratings on Goodreads). Copies of the book will be distributed to attendees at the September discussion, and limited copies will be available at the Centerville Library Reference Desk after the discussion. Those needing special accommodations should contact the Library in advance at 433-8091.

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Heads in Books

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Join our book club for some fun reading with other kids your age! For this month's meeting, please read A Wolf Called Wander by Rosanne Parry. Pick up a copy of the book, while supplies last, at either Children's Desk. Visit our website for more information. For Grades 3 - 5.

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From Page to Screen - The Woman in Black

1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
From Page to Screen
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

In collaboration with the Enrichment Center at Washington Township's RecWest, the Library is launching a new series called From Page to Screen. Each month we will read the book, watch the movie, and discuss! Special thanks to Synergy HomeCare for providing the popcorn.

Read The Woman in Black (Fiction-1983) by Susan Hill. October's selection is not gory, but it's a psychological ghost story set in the style of a traditional gothic novel. The plot concerns a mysterious spectre that haunts a small English town, heralding impending deaths. Copies of this book will be available at Woodbourne Library beginning September 3. You may return the book when you come to the movie.

The film The Woman in Black stars Daniel Radcliffe, rated PG-13, with a running time of 94 minutes.

Join us, if you dare! The program is free, but registration is required to ensure adequate seating (and popcorn!).

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Throwback Family Movie Night

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

Join us for a throwback movie, popcorn and snacks! This month, we will be watching Monster House, a Columbia Pictures Industries Film. Bean bags or pillows are welcome.

This movie is rated PG and was released in 2006. Running time: 86 minutes. Children under 8 years old must be accompanied by an adult.

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Superheroes! A Family Storytime

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Children's Storytime Room

It's a bird, it's a plane, it's a superhero! Come join us for some super stories, and stick around to make a superhero craft to save the day! For the Family.


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Fixit Clinic

1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Community Room
An all-ages do-it-together (D.I.T) repair event: Bring your broken, non-functioning things—electronic gadgets, appliances, computers, toys, sewing machines, bicycles, skateboards, fabric items, etc.—for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We'll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance to help you disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether you fix it or not, you'll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked, ready to share your new-found confidence and insight with your friends, neighbors, and the community at large. And maybe you’ll be inspired to become a Fixit Coach yourself!
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Jane Austen: Working Woman

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Jane Austen
Woodbourne Library
Community Room

"I must keep to my own style and go on in my own way."

The public is invited to meet Liz Philosophos Cooper, Jane Austen Society of North America (JASNA) President, as she presents Jane Austen: Working Woman. Miss Austen was a working woman and a dedicated professional writer. Cooper's illustrated talk will explore Austen's involvement in the business side of publishing her novels during a time of rampant financial instability. The Austen family were active participants in both war and finance and these two sectors intertwined in the story of her writing and publishing.

A cream tea will be served (compliments of the Dayton Chapter and the Library) and Jane Austen Books will be on hand to present exciting plans for the 2020 Annual General Meeting in Cleveland.

Attendees are encouraged to dress as Miss Austen would (in period costume) and registration is required to ensure sufficient refreshments (and seating). The event is open to all interested in the works of Jane Austen, author of six novels including Pride and Prejudice, Sense and Sensibility, and Emma.

Liz Philosophos Cooper became a second-generation JASNA member in 1992 and has actively devoted many years of service to the organization, most recently as Vice-President for regions. She is a contributing writer to Jane Austen's Regency World and co-edits the Wisconsin Region's A Year With Jane Austen calendar.

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Preschool Storytime - Woodbourne

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Children's Storytime Room
This storytime is perfect for building your child's independence and includes great stories, songs, and games. For ages 3 - 5 years. Storyteller: Amy

This storytime occurs every Monday at the Woodbourne Library and runs from September 16 - October 21. No registration required. See more information about Preschool Storytime.


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Heartfulness Meditation Drop In

6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Healthy Living
Woodbourne Library
Community Room - West Side only
Drop in to Woodbourne Library (either the Community Room or the Creativity Space) every Monday night until October 28th for a half-hour meditation session to help you de-stress, unwind, and rejuvenate. These sessions are a refresher of the Heartfulness Meditation classes. A new session of the five-week instruction class will begin in February 2020. Attendees should wear comfortable clothing, but no mats are needed. No registration is necessary.
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AfterWords

7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Online
Facebook

Join us Monday nights at 7 PM on Facebook to talk about books with fellow book lovers. There are no assigned books to read. Just get online and chat about what you’ve been reading! 

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wclibrary.info

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Preschool Storytime - Woodbourne

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Woodbourne Library
Children's Storytime Room
This storytime is perfect for building your child's independence and includes great stories, songs, and games. For ages 3 - 5 years. Storyteller: Kelly

This storytime occurs every Tuesday at the Woodbourne Library and runs from September 17 - October 22. No registration required. See more information about Preschool Storytime.


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Soldering 101

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Woodbourne Library
Creativity Space
Learn basic soldering techniques to create a fun project, and gain practical knowledge of electronics and how circuits work. Open to anyone 18+
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