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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…

           

A New Storytelling Project at the Dayton Metro Library

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DAYTON, OH (January 21, 2014) -- Can an interactive website become a living chronicle of our city's struggles and resurgence? The Reinvention Stories Project seeks to answer that question with its website ReInventionStories.org, which shares the stories of Daytonians dealing with economic turmoil by changing jobs, goals and focus. The Dayton Metro Library will host several free programs discussing the project and explaining how to participate.

The Reinvention Stories Project was led by award-winning local filmmakers Julia Reichert & Steven Bognar who, along with WYSO Radio volunteers and staff, visited Dayton neighborhoods in the summer of 2012 to interview people about their lives and struggles in Dayton. The surprising and inspiring stories of adversity, resilience and reinvention are shared on WYSO and added to the website as short documentary films.

Five Dayton Metro Libraries located in neighborhoods where residents were interviewed will host programs led by Reinvention Stories volunteers who will describe the project and explain how participants can share their own stories on the website. All programs are free and open to the public:

East Branch, Saturday, April 5, 3:00-4:00 p.m.
2008 Wyoming Street, 496-8930

"ReInvention Stories was one of the most challenging and engaging projects I've ever worked on, but it was fantastic to create a project all about my home city," said Reichert, who has been involved with four films nominated for Academy Awards, including recently nominated Prison Terminal: The Last Days of Private Jack Hall .

For more information about the library programs, call the library's External Relations Department at 496-8901.

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