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 cents to $5.
Adult programs in October are Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. “Winter Safety for Mature Motorists.” The American Automobile Association will give you easy ways to prepare yourself and your vehicle for the winter weather ahead.
Tuesday, November 1 is “Golden Guides and Beyond: How to Select and Use Nature Guides” at 6:30 p.m. Don’t know what to give the naturalist in the family for the holidays? Consider a guide book. Beetles, butterflies, wildflowers, and frogs, oh my! When Roger Tory Peterson first started his popular birding guides in 1934, he couldn’t imagine the number and variety that exist now. In this program, Elisabeth Rothschild of Five Rivers Metroparks will explore the history of the guides, explore the variety that are available, and teach how to use them when out in the field.
Thursday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m. is “Dayton Woman’s Club and Woodland Cemetery.” The Dayton Woman’s Club is celebrating its 100th Anniversary in 2016. Angie Hoschouer explores the clubs and charitable work the Woman’s Club and its members offered to the community during the early 1920s. The lives of those women and men will be told as we find the way to their final resting place at Woodland Cemetery.
Monday, November 7 at 6:30 p.m. Mary Kay Mabe will present “Historic Dayton Homes.” Step back …into the neighborhoods of Dayton as we explore several of our community’s historic homes. These homes were the private residences of early settlers, business leaders and a few of our more notable citizens.
Thursday, November 10 at 6 p.m. is “Mason Jar Mixes.” Note the time of 6 p.m. and preregistration is required for this program. Fill empty Mason Jars with cocoa mix, peppermint sticks etc. for a hostess gift for the holidays. Fill another with gel eye masks, body lotion and your own homemade sugar scrub for a relaxing spa afternoon. For the needle crafter or sewing enthusiast, fill a jar with buttons, container of straight pins and make the top of the jar into a pincushion. Leave this class with a Mason Jar gift for Christmas and over 50 ideas for additional jar gifts. There is no limit to what you can do with some creativity and simple materials. All materials provided for each attendee to make one Mason jar gift.
Teen programs are for grades 7-12 only and are on Wednesdays at 4 p.m.
October 26 and November 30 are the “Teen Book Club” where you spend the month reading a specific book and then come and discuss it with the group. As always food will be available.
November 2 and 16 are “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.
November 9 is the “Teen Anime Club.” Come for fun, Japanese snacks, and anime! Watch online episodes with friends and discuss what you’ve been watching. We want your suggestions!
Children’s programs are for age’s 0-grade 6.
We are having a Halloween Party on Thursday, October 27 at 5:30 p.m. Celebrate Halloween with stories, crafts, games and treats. This program is for children in Kindergarten to Grade 6. Please register in advance.
Babies and Books for ages 0-3 with adults on Wednesday or Thursday at 11 a.m. Note the time change! Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs, nursery rhymes and finger plays. For children up to 36 months. Preregistration is required as space is limited.
Story times are for ages 3-5 with adult on Wednesdays or Thursdays at 9:45 a.m. Note the time change. No registration is required for this program. Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the language, literacy and social skills your preschooler needs for school success. Geared toward ages 3 through 5 years old.
Family story time is on Tuesdays at 4:30 p.m. No registration is required. Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and children to enjoy together. For the whole family.
A new program is the “Family LEGO & Sharing Club” on Thursday, November 17 at 6:30 p.m. Work on a Lego project while discussing books you have read. The Children’s Librarian will share what she’s been reading and will have some copies of the books on hand for checking out. Registration is preferred, but walk-ins are welcome.
All Dayton Metro Library locations will be closed on Thursday, November 24 in observance of Thanksgiving. We will all reopen at 9:30 on Friday, November 25.
All Dayton Metro Library locations will be closed on Saturday, December 24 – Monday, December 26 in observance of the Christmas holiday and Saturday, December 31-Monday, January 2 in observance of the New Year holiday. We will reopen on Tuesday, December 27 and Tuesday, January 3 at 9:30 a.m.
All programs are completely free and open to the public. A sign language interpreter can be arranged for any program by calling 463-BOOK (2665) at least one week in advance.
For more details on programs come to the Northmont Branch, 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.