The Northmont Branch Library continues to collect food for FISH (Friends in Service for Humanity) food bank here in Englewood. Bring any non-perishable food items and put them in our designated tub. We also have a collection box for glasses for the Lion’s Club where you may bring unused glasses for those who need them.
We always have a book sale going at the branch. The money from this book sale stays with the Northmont Branch Library and helps to fund different items for the branch. Come; look through some really interesting books, and other items and support your branch library. Prices range from .50-$5.00. There is a ½ price sale on all items with a heart on it during February.
Adult programs in February are ‘Color Your World – Fun’ on Thursday, February 25 at 6:30 p.m. What are the best-selling books on Amazon these days? Coloring books for adults! Why are these so popular? What can coloring do to help protect your health? Come ready to have some fun!
Monday, February 29 we will be discussing ‘Ohio Presidents, Part I’ at 6:30 p.m. The state of Virginia might argue the fact that Ohio considers herself to be the ‘Mother of Presidents.’ Eight of her Ohio statesmen have been elected to the White House. Get to know the life and times of Ohio’s presidents: William Henry Harrison, Ulysses S. Grant, Rutherford B. Hayes and James A. Garfield.
Adult programs in March include ‘Basics of Selling on eBay’ on Saturday, March 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. This day long course is an in-depth approach to selling on eBay. Designed and implemented by eBay, the curriculum breaks down the important steps necessary to research the value of your items, pricing strategies, listing policies, eBay fees, photography, marketing tips and much more. It is highly recommended that attendees have more than a general knowledge of eBay or have attended an introductory eBay session. Preregistration is required for this program.
‘Russell Wright: An American Modern’ on Monday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. It was Middletown’s Russel Wright, not Martha Stewart, who was America’s first lifestyle guru. In 1950 he and his wife published their Guide to Easier Living, outlining a casual new lifestyle approach to decorating and entertaining. Historian Mike Williams presents a talk on the career of this trend-setting Buckeye.
Thursday, March 10 there will be a book discussion on ‘The DaVinci Code’ by Dan Brown at 2 p.m.
Thursday, March 10 will also have ‘Women in the Walk of Fame’ at 6:30 p.m. In 1996 we celebrated 200 years of Dayton and Miami Valley history. As a legacy tribute to the important women and men of the area, Celebration Dayton ’96 created The Walk of Fame. To date, 130 women, men or groups have been commemorated with sidewalk stones, over 37 of them are women. Local History Specialist, Nancy Horlacher, will highlight the lives of the women in the Walk of Fame.
‘John Chapman: The Man Known as Johnny Appleseed’ will be held on Monday, March 21 at 6:30 p.m. This beloved folklore character was an actual person who spent most of his adulthood roaming around Ohio, planting his apple trees. But is his story true? Mary Kay Mabe invites you to meet the man behind the myth and learn about his business goals, his mission in life and yes, even his eccentricities.
‘Dayton’s Walk of Fame and Woodland Residents’ will be held on Thursday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. Dayton’s Walk of Fame was created in 1996 as part of the City of Dayton’s Bicentennial Celebration. Many of those inducted into the walk are resting peacefully at Woodland Cemetery & Arboretum. Some of the featured inductees include: David Albritton, Loren M. Berry, George C. Cooper, Levitt Luzern Custer, Dr. August F. Foerste, Jacob O. Joyce, Frederick Rike, and many more. Presenter: Angie Hoschouer
Tuesday, March 29 will have ‘Get Outside! 60 Hikes within 60 miles.’ Join Tammy York, hiking and nature expert as she shares with us her insider tips and field knowledge about how to hike, what to do on a hike to get the most out of the journey, and what to pack for your time outside. Tammy York is the author of the bestseller, ‘60 Hikes within 60 Miles Cincinnati.’ She is a Purdue graduate, trained naturalist, writer, artist, metal sculptor, and mother of two daughters who enjoy spending time outside.
Teen programs are on Wednesdays this winter at 4 p.m. February 17, March 2, and March 23 are the ‘Teen Anime Club’ where teens can come watch and discuss Anime. As always food will be included! February 24 and March 30 is the ‘Teen Book Club.’ Teens come in and get the book of the month to read then come and discuss it. Food is always available at these programs. March 9 is ‘Teen Gaming’ where teens come in and play board games or games on the Wii. Come and enjoy being with other teens and working together.
Preregistration is required for most of the Children’s programs.
Babies and Books for ages 0-3 with adults on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 11:30 a.m. Preregistration is required as space is limited.
Story Times are for ages 3-5 with adult on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 10 a.m. Preregistration is required as space is limited.
Family Story Time is for all ages on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. Preregistration is required.
Homeschool Hour is the third Tuesday of the month at 1:30 p.m. This is for grades K-6. Preregistration is required.
‘Kids Knit’ is for kids interested in knitting. Join us for an introduction to knitting. For ages 9-12. Space is limited and advance registration is required so we can have enough supplies. This will be on Wednesdays, March 9 and 16 at 4:30 p.m.
‘Crazy Crayons’ will be on Tuesday, March 29 at 6:30 p.m. Celebrate those crazy crayons from books like ‘The Day the Crayons Quit’ with stories, crafts and activities. Please register in advance. For ages 4-10.
All programs are completely free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter can be arranged for any program by calling 496-8950 at least one week in advance.
For more details on programs come to the Northmont Branch, call 496-8951, see the Program guides (available at the library), or visit the Library’s website at www.daytonmetrolibrary.org. Library hours are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 9:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.