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Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association.  …


Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO· Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO cr…


Today at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…


Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…


Today at Westwood (1:15 PM)
A puppet show, story, and snack.  Fun at Westwood.  …


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…


Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Build your own DIY wood craft at the Library! This program is made possible by t…


Today at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Today at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Test your Minecraft survival skills at the library! Please sign up for only one…


Today at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


Today at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Assemble and fuse Perler beads into amazing works of art. Make a keychain or zip…


Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn the art of painting with tape.  In this introductory class adults wil…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Hear about the seven day camel safari Allen Johnson and three of his grandchildr…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, activities, and crafts for children ages 2 - 6 years old.…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…

           

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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