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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…


Meet YOUR Branch Manager: Cheryl Wirtley, Miami Township Branch Library


Cheryl WirtleyWhen the doors to the newly remodeled Miami Township Branch Library reopened on November 14, 2015, Branch Manager Cheryl Wirtley was there to welcome visitors to the new, improved Library.

“Recently, someone asked me what I’m looking forward to,” Wirtley said. “Well, we just completed the event I was looking forward to the most! So now, I’m eager to see what opportunities and discoveries will come with our newly expanded building.”  

Cheryl Wirtley has been Manager of the Miami Township Branch since 2007.

Q. Where did you work prior to Miami Township?
A. I was hired by Dayton Metro Library in 1997 and worked at the Main Library in Adult Services, then I was a Reference Librarian at the Miamisburg Branch. I was New Lebanon Branch Manager before coming to Miami Township.

Q. What do you enjoy most about your job?
A. Helping people find the answers to their questions is always rewarding, especially helping children find a book they’ll love. Right now, I love watching people in the new building, using the Library for such a variety of activities - study rooms, reading, tutoring, studying, the Imagination Destination students. We are exactly what the new Library was meant to be.

Q. What are your community activities?
A. I serve on the Community Foundation of Miami Township. This nonprofit organization raises funds for the community, Library, parks – like the park shelter at Miami View. I also work with staff at the Miami Township Government Center. I was a member of the oversight committee for the Dayton Mall master plan and various committees.

Q. Are there any special Library services or activities you’d like folks to know about?
A.  There have been so many upgrades and improvements in our Library, including new technology, designated Teen and Children’s areas and an enclosed Quiet Reading Room. I’m especially happy to note that we have far more community space to offer organizations, partners and study groups. Our new Community Room accommodates up to 70 people, theatre style, has quality AV equipment and is available for after-hours use. We also have three study rooms and a group study room, plus a large Opportunity Space available for partnerships on a longer-term basis.

Q. Beyond the Library, what are your personal interests and activities?
A. I look forward to walking in the park when the weather improves! I have a new nephew I adore and I love spending time with family.  

Q. If you could invite any fictional character to come visit your Library tomorrow, who would you invite and why?
A. I would invite Pippi Longstocking so we could play together with the kids in the new Club House!

The Miami Township Branch Library is located at 2718 Lyons Road, near the Government Center, Police and Fire Departments and RTA Hub.

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