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Get Creative Activity Center

Sunday, May 13, 2018
Centerville Library

Visit the library to create fun crafts! For Preschool - Grade 5.

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Tail Waggin' Tutors

6:30 PM - 7:30 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. Must be able to read independently. April registration opens Monday, March 5 at 10AM.
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Tech Talk Tuesdays: School Technology

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centerville Library
Library Lobby
New! Stop by the Library lobby on the first Tuesday of each month between 5-7 p.m. and learn about different tech-related topics! Drop-in, ask questions, see demos, and walk away a bit more tech-savvy. A monthly series brought to you by the LibraryBest Buy Dayton MallGem City Digital, and The Senior Tutor.

Tonight - School Technology:
  • Meet the staff of the Centerville City School's IT department and learn about the tech that is being used in our K-12 classrooms!
  • Check out the devices used in different grade levels too.
Join the library as we offer a new program each month to build excitement for the re-opening of the NEW Woodbourne Library!
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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. Must be able to read independently. May registration opens Monday, April 2 at 10AM.
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May the Fourth Be with You Family Trivia Night

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Test your family's Star Wars knowledge at this special Trivia Night! Six rounds will be played with ten questions in each. All questions will be based on the Star Wars movies. A prize will be awarded to the winning family, as well to the participant with the best costume. Light refreshments will be served.  For 3rd - 12th graders and their families. (Younger siblings welcome). To register, please call the Children's Desk at (937) 433-8091 opt. 3 or fill out this form and return to the Centerville Children's Desk. 

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A Night with Madagascar

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Enjoy a short performance of Dreamworks' Madagascar: A Musical Adventure by Town Hall Theatre, then create crafts and play fun games. For Preschool - Grade 5. 
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Tail Waggin' Tutors

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Centerville Library
Children's 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. Must be able to read independently. May registration opens Monday, April 2 at 10AM.
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Registration is open — Register at the library

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. Must be able to read independently. May registration opens Monday, April 2 at 10AM.
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First Day of Summer Reading Club!

10:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Centerville Library

First offered in 1974, Summer Reading Club launches today! The club offers something for babies & toddlers, kids, and teens. You can get started at 10 AM today!

This year's theme is Camp Read S'more

Babies & Toddlers (Newborn – 36 months) - Register online or visit the library to receive your Gamecard and Rhyme Cards. This club focuses on daily early literacy activities that the parent and child do together. Receive a free board book when you've completed the club!

Kids (Preschool – Grade 5)
- You can sign up online, but it's really fun to do it in person at the library! And with your registration comes a special gamecard to track the number of books or hours read, depending on your reading level. Even parents or siblings reading to a child counts! All kids in the club have chances to win neat things, like gift cards from Target, Amazon and Barnes & Noble. After completion of the club, win a free book!

Teens entering grades 6-12 - All teens participating have the chance to win cool prizes just for reading, including: Target and Amazon gift cards, prize packs, and more! Plus every Tuesday night is Totally Teen Tuesday, where teens can play games, spend time with friends, win prizes, and eat snacks! All teens join the club online - either from the library or from home.

All Summer Reading Clubs are described on our dedicated Webpage. Participation is not only free, it's fun!

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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 any book from the Classroom 13 series by Honest Lee. Pick up a book, while supplies last, at the Centerville Children's Desk. Visit our website for more information.

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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 The Wild Robot Escapes by Peter Brown. Pick up a copy of the book, while supplies last, at the Centerville Children's Desk. Visit our website for more information! For Grades 3 - 5.

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Throwback Family Movie Night

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Join us for a throwback movie, popcorn and snacks! This month, we will be watching The Secret of NIMH, a Metro-Godwyn-Mayer film. Bean bags or pillows are welcome.

Please note: This movie is rated G and was released in 1982. Running time: 82 minutes. Children 8 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

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From Caterpillar to Butterfly: A Family Storytime

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

Wiggle on over to the library as we read, sing, rhyme, and dance! Before you fly off, enjoy a fun spring craft! For the Family.


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Full STEAM Ahead: Fun with Jelly Beans

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Do you like jelly beans? What about experimenting with them? Join us as we build jelly bean structures, experiment with color, read, sing, and rhyme about jelly beans, too! For children aged 3 - 5 years and parents to enjoy together. Registration is required.

This program is part of our ongoing STEAM series that combines Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math with stories, songs, and movement.

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Tech Talk Tuesdays: Chromebooks & Android Tablets

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centerville Library
Library Lobby
New! Stop by the Library lobby on the first Tuesday of each month between 5-7 p.m. and learn about different tech-related topics! Drop-in, ask questions, see demos, and walk away a bit more tech-savvy. A monthly series brought to you by the LibraryBest Buy Dayton MallGem City Digital, and The Senior Tutor.

Tonight - Chromebooks & Android Tablets:
  • Bring your questions and check out different Chromebooks and Android tablets.
  • Today's session is brought to you by Best Buy Dayton Mall.
Join the library as we offer a new program each month to build excitement for the re-opening of the NEW Woodbourne Library!
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Registration begins 5/7/2018 at 10:00 AM — Register at the library

Tail Waggin' Tutors

6:30 PM - 7:30 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. June registration opens Monday, May 7 at 10AM.
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Baby Boogie

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room

Boogie to some of our favorite storytime songs and fingerplays! For 6 - 36 months.

Space is limited. No strollers, please.

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Registration begins 5/17/2018 at 10:00 AM

Stories in Motion with Dayton Ballet II

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Join Dayton Ballet II students for a special performance that will include a book about bugs and a special dance. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to interact and dance with the performers! 
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Registration begins 5/17/2018 at 10:00 AM

Stories in Motion with Dayton Ballet II

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Join Dayton Ballet II students for a special performance that will include a book about bugs and a special dance. Afterwards, attendees will have the opportunity to interact and dance with the performers! 
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W.A.T.E.R. Safety with Goldfish Swim School

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Enjoy a fun, interactive program from Goldfish Swim School that educates children about the importance of water safety and how to avoid potential dangers in and around the water. Materials and information will be provided in an effort to prevent water-related accidents. For Preschool - Grade 5. 
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Baby Storytime - Woodbourne @ Cross Pointe

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Woodbourne @ Cross Pointe
Cuddle close with your baby while sharing fingerplays, rhymes and stories. For ages newborn - 18 months. Storyteller: Amy

This storytime occurs every Tuesday and runs from June 12 – July 17. Get more information about Baby Storytime.

No registration required for any summer storytime.


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Toddler Storytime - Centerville

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Get ready to move around with this active storytime that incorporates rhymes, stories, songs and dancing. For ages 18 - 36 months. Storyteller: Bridget

This storytime occurs every Tuesday and runs from June 12 – July 17. Get more information about Toddler Storytime.

No registration required for any summer storytime.
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Preschool Storytime - Centerville

7:00 PM - 7:30 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: Jamie

This storytime occurs every Tuesday and runs from June 12 – July 17. No registration required. See more information about Preschool Storytime.


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Toddler Storytime - Centerville

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community Room
Get ready to move around with this active storytime that incorporates rhymes, stories, songs and dancing. For ages 18 - 36 months. Storyteller: Heather

This storytime occurs every Wednesday and runs from June 13 – July 18. Get more information about Toddler Storytime.

No registration required for any summer storytime. There will be no storytime on July 4. 

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Preschool Storytime - Centerville

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Centerville Library
Cynthia Klinck Community 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 and runs from June 13 – July 18. No registration required. See more information about Preschool Storytime.

There will be no storytime on July 4. 

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