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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

The Main library goes deep. Photo by Andy Snow. #dmlbuildingprogram #daytonohio #downtowndayton https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr… When a serious medical diagnosis has been made or an unexpected accident occurs, people often have to make critical health decisions for themselves or family. "Leaving a Legacy of Love" is a free, five-part series led by two retired hospice nurses, taking place at the #BelmontBranch of the Dayton Metro Library, 6-8pm Thursdays in June. http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/news/…

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Crafty Friday!
Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials prov…

A Date with a Sewing Machine
Today at Brookville (9:30 AM)
Wish you had a sewing machine for just an hour to do all that mending …

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

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Talk Tables
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

A Date with a Sewing Machine
Tomorrow at Brookville (9:30 AM)
Wish you had a sewing machine for just an hour to do all that mending …

Sensory Storytime
Tomorrow at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
This storytime is geared toward children ages 3-8 with ASD. We'll sing songs, re…

Excel Basics
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…

Reading Buddies
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

On Your Mark, Get Set, GROW! Garden Club
Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
How does your garden grow?  Come to this special summer storytime series to…

Family Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at East (1:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

New Lebanon Branch Stitchers
Tomorrow at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Work on a project and socialize with other crafters. We welcome all crafters.…

Winway Resume Class
Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
A hands-on class for job seekers to create a resume using Winway Resume Deluxe. …

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Preschool STEM Storytime
Tuesday at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Toddler Fun
Tuesday at Trotwood (11:00 AM)
Bring your toddler for some fun activities made especially for them! We will hav…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

Preschool STEM Storytime
Tuesday at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

3D Printing @ Your Library
Tuesday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & pr…

Open Computer Lab
Tuesday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

SICSA: Exercise With Pets!
Tuesday at Burkhardt (3:00 PM)
Learn the basics of clicker training with hands-on learning! Practice fun and po…

Reading Buddies
Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

One on One Computer Classes
Tuesday at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Learn to Code
Tuesday at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Come learn the basics of coding in a fun way! Registration is required due to li…

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Human Trafficking - in Ohio?

According to the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission website: "Human trafficking is an estimated multi-billion dollar a year international enterprise that forces the most vulnerable among us into the horrors of modern-day slavery." Ohio is one of the top states in the U.S. where humans are bought and sold for sexual slavery and forced labor.

The Dayton Metro Library explores the reasons behind this surprising statistic and examines the response by state government and local organizations in a free program, "Human Trafficking - In Ohio?" The program will be held on Thursday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium, 215 E. Third Street, downtown.

Elizabeth Ranade-Janis, Anti-Trafficking Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, and Melinda Sykes Haggerty, Director of Children's Initiatives for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, will speak about what human trafficking looks like in Ohio and outline the policies that have been initiated to research the problem, target the perpetrators and help the victims.

Anthony N. Talbott will discuss local activities in the Miami Valley to combat trafficking and how individuals can get involved to make a difference. Talbott is Co-Founder & Chair of Abolition Ohio: The Rescue and Restore Coalition in the Miami Valley and a lecturer at the University of Dayton.

"Human trafficking is a terrible crime that happens here and around the world. But we can solve it," Talbott says. "Ohio is making great strides in our fight to combat trafficking so that survivors are empowered to rebuild their lives and experience freedom," adds Ranade-Janis.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at (937) 463-BOOK.

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