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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…


Displaying and Distributing Materials

    The Dayton Metro Library may allow materials from community organizations and individuals to be displayed in a designated area for distribution to area residents.  Programs and events publicized through the library’s community-information areas should be compatible with the library’s purpose of providing educational, cultural, recreational, and information services to the community.  The presence of a brochure, flyer, or any other notice in the library does not necessarily indicate that the library either advocates or endorses the viewpoints expressed.

    The following non-library materials will not be accepted for display or distribution:
    • Posters and flyers designed for wall, board, or sign displays.
    • Materials exclusively promoting commercial products or services that have less than 50% informational or educational content. 
    • Materials larger than 8.5” x 11”. *Note:  Free newspapers or publications that fall outside these parameters that represent a formal partnership may be approved on a case-by case bases.  Large format materials approved for display must be supplied in self-contained display stands or kits.
    • Campaign literature for a political candidate. *Note: Non-partisan political materials that provide information on ballot issues only may be approved for display.    
    1. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at, or distributed by, the Main Library must be approved by the External Relations Department. 
    2. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at a branch library, must be approved by the Branch Library Manager. 
    3. Approval will be given based upon the limitations of display space, the timeliness of the material, and the relevance of the material to the civic, educational, informational, cultural, recreational, or vocational life of the community.  Local organizations and events may be given preference.
    4. The Library will designate space for display of approved materials at each location and reserves the right to limit quantities.
    5. Library employees are responsible for placing materials for public display or distribution.  Materials are not to be posted by persons not employed by the Dayton Metro Library.
    6. Each library location reserves the right to post and remove items based on its own schedule. Materials posted without approval will be removed.
    7. No organization or individual may advertise that its materials are available at the Library unless this has been cleared with the Branch Library Manager/External Relations Manager in advance.
    8. The External Relations Department may distribute approved non-library materials to each Library Branch through regular library delivery, free of charge.  The Library will not make copies of materials for distribution.

(Policy PS 303) Last Reviewed/Revised: 11/01/2015

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