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Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for paren…

Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Come meet a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association pet and share your favorite boo…

Today at Miamisburg (1:00 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will brin…

Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us as author Karen Laven recounts her experiences while researching local h…

Today at Kettering (2:00 PM)
We are living in a time when going toxin free is a necessity, but it can be so o…

Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…

Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…

Today at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Get together with friends and see how creative you can be with LEGOs!…

Today at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yours…

Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
A YA book club shared by the Miamisburg and West Carrollton Branch Libraries tha…

Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…

Monday at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…

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

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

Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …

Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…

Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Join us to have a scary good time during the Halloween season. We'll do a skelet…

Monday at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will brin…

Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…

Monday at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …

Monday at W. Carrollton (6:00 PM)
Join us for this hands on workshop! Zentangle is an easy-to-learn, relaxing, an…

Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…

Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Learn how Ohio Ghost Hunters investigates the paranormal! Team members will brin…

Monday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Drawing inspiration from Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, p ar…

Monday at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
Different seasons bring different challenges, and the Public Utilities Commissio…

Monday at Brookville (6:30 PM)
All but closed to Americans for a half a century, Cuba is finally ready for tra…

Monday at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Learn how to make earrings with beads and wire. This class is suitable for those…

Monday at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaim…

Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Programs for Nonprofits - Fall 2013

Call to Serve!
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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) 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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