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Paul Laurence Dunbar died more than 110 years ago, yet he remains one of Dayton’s most celebrated citizens. Karen D. Brame discusses his life, friendships and legacy in her program, “He Had His Dream: A Celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar” at three Dayton Metro Library locations: The Friends of the Dayton Metro Library Book Sale is soon!

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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 Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Patrons of all ages are invited to stop by for an hour or more to check out -&nb…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library: Discover DML's Downlo…


Tomorrow at Brookville (10:30 AM)
Yoga for Success is a guided presentation of foundational Isha yoga practices de…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (1:00 PM)
Calling all Girl Scout Cadettes! Join other Girl Scouts in the community and ear…


Tomorrow at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Have you been curious about composting, but not sure where to start· Join…


Tomorrow at Main (1:00 PM)
Welcome Dayton's "Voices of the Immigrant Experience" brings together diverse co…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Do you love Animals·  Read animal-themed books and make crafts with …


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Have you ever seen rocks that have patterns in them or look like they were once …


Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
A delicious program complete with fall games, crafts, and making caramel apples.…


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie with popcorn!…


Tomorrow at Main (3:00 PM)
Day Yoga will be leading us in an hour of yoga for teens.…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Human trafficking happens right here in the Miami Valley.  Learn about huma…


Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Help create an ideal environment for a variety of small reptiles and amphibians …


Sunday at Main (2:00 PM)
The world "dulcimer" is derived from the Greek and Latin words "sweet song" and …


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


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


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your date book· Does Twitter have you all-a…


Monday at Main (2:00 PM)
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful d…


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


Monday at Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


Monday at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Monday at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…

           

Rules of Conduct

  1. POLICY
    Dayton Metro Library strives to provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patrons and staff, and to protect facilities, equipment and materials.  Conduct that violates the safety of others, threatens to damage property, or disturbs the comfortable atmosphere of the facility are prohibited.  Failure to comply with a reasonable request from staff or guards may result in an individual being required to leave Library premises.  Repeated and blatant disregard of the Library’s Rules of Conduct may result in banishment from Library facilities or arrest and prosecution.  
  2. PROCEDURES
    1. If a patron complains about the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of another patron, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    2. If a staff member or guard becomes aware that the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of a patron is inappropriate, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    3. The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property:

      Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort or safety

      • Be disruptive, disorderly, use profanity, verbally or physically threaten or harass patrons or staff
      • Use cell phones or play audio equipment in a loud or disturbing manner
      • Run or walk in a manner that disturbs others
      • View sexually explicit images on the Internet or violate the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy
      • Sleep
      • Panhandle or solicit for sales or charity
      • Petition or distribute non-Library approved materials
      • Congregate on Library premises in a manner which obstructs access or interferes with use of Library facilities or services or where such activity may result in an unsafe or intimidating environment.

      Conduct towards Library property and facilities

      • Steal, destroy, deface or abuse Library facilities or property
      • Eat or drink in restricted areas
      • Fail to dispose of trash in proper receptacles
      • Conduct relating to personal property
      • Leave packages, backpacks, luggage, or any other personal item unattended
      • Enter Library buildings with backpacks or luggage which measure more than 18”W x 18”H x  24”D

      Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes

      • Possess anything that is unsafe, including firearms or other weapons
      • Smoke or use tobacco products inside the building, in outdoor Library gardens and reading areas or within twenty five feet of an entrance or operable window.
      • Be under the influence, consume, or possess alcohol or illegal substances
      • Violate any local ordinance or state or federal statute

      Conduct relating to health and hygiene

      • Show signs of offensive hygiene issues, including body odor and infestation
      • E-cigarettes and  spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form
      • Bathe or clean personal items
      • Enter Library premises without shirt or shoes
      • Bring into the Library pets or animals other than certified service animals necessary for those with disabilities

      Conduct relating to children

      • Leave children eight years and under unattended
      • Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults
    4. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Rules of Conduct.  Library personnel or guards may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Library staff or guards may ask adults using spaces intended for youth to vacate as needed.

    (Policy PS 310) Last Reviewed/Revised:  7/21/2016

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