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Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association.  …


Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO· Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO cr…


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


Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…


Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…


Today at Westwood (1:15 PM)
A puppet show, story, and snack.  Fun at Westwood.  …


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


Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Build your own DIY wood craft at the Library! This program is made possible by t…


Today at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


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 Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Today at Huber Heights (4:30 PM)
Test your Minecraft survival skills at the library! Please sign up for only one…


Today at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


Today at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Assemble and fuse Perler beads into amazing works of art. Make a keychain or zip…


Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn the art of painting with tape.  In this introductory class adults wil…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Hear about the seven day camel safari Allen Johnson and three of his grandchildr…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, activities, and crafts for children ages 2 - 6 years old.…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


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

           

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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