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One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Teen Afterschool Meetup
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…

Teen Gaming
Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Come to the library for video games on the big screen, snacks, and your favorite…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Internet Basics for Senior Citizens
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Popcorn + a Movie
Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Relax after your first few days of school with a movie! We'll vote on the film i…

Cornhole Torunament
Tomorrow at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Join us for the 1st ever, Library Cornhole Tournament in Kettering.  A gran…

Smash Bros Tournament
Tomorrow at Brookville (3:30 PM)
How well can you smash the competition? Winner gets a prize. Snacks provided. Gr…

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Teen Cafe
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends.…

Teen Gaming
Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Nerdfighter Nights
Tomorrow at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A weekly gathering where teens can openly be nerds. A community of such concentr…

Excel Basics
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…

Social Enterprise
Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
Social Enterprises are defined in many ways, but typically are nonprofit organiz…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Video Game Night
Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:03 PM)
Cool folk. Video games. Free snacks. Laughs. Bring it--meaning your opposing thu…

Biking for Transportation
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Many people know how to ride a bike, but may not know how bicycling can save mon…

Open Lab
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Library trainers will be on hand to informally assist you with various computer-…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

"A Good Yarn" Yarnbombing by the Jafagirls
Tomorrow at Northwest (7:00 PM)
Learn about the fun art of Yarn Bombing...public art in unexpected ways and plac…

Crafty Friday!
Friday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials prov…

Adult GED Classes
Friday at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Cut, Copy & Paste
Saturday at Main (10:00 AM)
Learn about an essential tool to aid in becoming an efficient computer user. Cut…

Paws to Read
Saturday at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Come meet a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal and share your favorite …

LEGO Club
Saturday at EC Doren (2:00 PM)

New Lebanon Branch Stitchers
Saturday at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Work on a project and socialize with other crafters. We welcome all crafters.…

Reading Buddies
Saturday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

           

Programs for Nonprofits - Fall 2013

Call to Serve!
Photo: North Riverdale. By Roujo on Flickr.com

All programs are free and open to any individual interested in nonprofit and community service. We meet in the Main Library Auditorium. To register, please email grichardson (at) daytonmetrolibrary.org or call (937)463-2665 x6501.

Nonprofit Networking Lunches

Make It Happen With Action Planning
Wed., September 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Move your team from talk to action. Build your group facilitation skills with Fred Bartenstein, organizational development expert, and former president of The Dayton Foundation and Victoria Theatre Association.

Team Building for Dynamic Teams
Wed., October 2, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Great teams don't just happen. They are created through care and attention. Learn the five stages of team development and get strategies to raise your team's productivity. Presented by Becky Nesbitt, Ohio State University Extension.

Managing Self and Others
Wed., November 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Tom Monaco will introduce the basic self-awareness we all need to be "best-self" leaders at our organizations. Dr. Monaco leads the Cincinnati-based nonprofit leadership program, EXCEL: Executive Curriculum for Emerging Leaders. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Dayton and served 18 years as head of the Upper School at Summit Country Day.

Leadership Styles
Wed., November 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Take a fresh look at your leadership potential. This session will help you identify your own leadership style and how it fits with your organization's mission and goals. Each individual will explore your next phase of leadership. Presented by Rose Fisher Merkowitz, Ohio State University Extension.

Orientation to Nonprofits and Grants
This popular fast-paced "crash course" introduces the world of nonprofits, grants and fundraising.
Sat., September 21, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Tues., November 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Grant Fundamentals Series
A complete introduction to finding grants for your nonprofit, based on curriculum from the Foundation Center.
Grant Seeking Basics: Tues., October 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Grant Proposal Writing Basics: Tues., October 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Online Grantseeker Resources: Tues., October 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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