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Hot drinks for cold weather: http://bit.ly/2gaBbT3 https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10153938060391604/?type=3 Learn how DML can help your nonprofit with Nonprofit Resource Librarian Susan Rodenberg in this segment of Living Dayton. http://wdtn.com/2016/11/30/nonprofit-resources-at-dayton-metro-library/

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (12:00 AM)
Bring your Tablets, iPhones or Androids devices in to get help downloading books…


Tomorrow at Miami Twp. (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will read s…


Tomorrow at Kettering (12:00 PM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. To…


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Tomorrow at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Decorate cookies and make a holiday craft. For ages 5-12 …


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Pick up the book of the month, read it, and come talk about it at the monthly me…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Here's a club with exclusive membership for readers in grades 5-8. Have some sn…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Have you ever read to a dog· Or a cat· Or a... gecko· Kids …


Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Learn about the risk factors of heart disease, those you can change and those yo…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come use the watercolor bot to draw using a computer. Regular watercolor paint a…


Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
If you own an iPad, iPod or iPhone this class will help you understand Apples cu…


Tomorrow at Westwood (6:00 PM)
Boot Title: The Snow Child, by Eowyn IveyCopies of the book will be available at…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for a fun adult art party featuring an evening of creative coloring and …


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
A book club for kids in 3rd and 4th grades. Join us for book discussion, snacks…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Listen to a holiday story and craft a pretty ornament for your tree. Ages 6-12. …


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and fun! Copies of each book will be available in advanc…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Tuesday at East (10:00 AM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to d…


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


Tuesday at Main (12:00 PM)
The Dayton Metro Library is partnering with Public Health Dayton and Montgomery …


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


Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tuesday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Share ideas with other homeschooling parents, and bring a book to swap! We will …


Tuesday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…


Tuesday at Brookville (2:45 PM)
Do you like to play video games· They're even more fun with friends. We'l…

           

Nonprofit Organizations: Get the Most from Facebook(Rescheduled for April 2nd)

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Social networking can be a great resource for nonprofit organizations, from recruiting volunteers to soliciting donations and more. Find out how to make Facebook work for you at the Dayton Metro Library's Nonprofit Networking lunch on Wednesday, February 5, Wednesday April 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the when the topic is Facebook. Presenter Nicolette Winner is Outreach & Partnership Development Coordinator for Kids Read Now. She has extensive background as a nonprofit trainer and leader. She'll offer practical tips for using Facebook to engage volunteers, donors, and members of the community. The program is designed for the casual user of Facebook who is ready to make the commitment to page management for their nonprofit organization.

The free brownbag lunch takes place in the Main Library auditorium, 215 E. Third Street. Drinks and snacks will be available. To register, call (937) 463-2665 x6501. The topic next month will be Video for Your Nonprofit presented by DATV's Executive Director, Steve Ross, and Marketing Director, Dan Suffoletto, Wednesday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Additional library-sponsored programs for nonprofit organizations:

Orientation to Nonprofits and Grants

This fast-paced "crash course" introduces the world of nonprofits, grants and fundraising. We will discuss the various funding strategies for nonprofits and take a detailed, step-by-step look at what it takes to secure grant funding.

Tuesday, February 11, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 21, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Grant Fundamentals Series
This series of three classes, based on curriculum from the Foundation Center, provides a detailed introduction to grants for nonprofits.

Grant Seeking Basics: Tuesday, March 18, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grant Proposal Writing Basics: Tuesday, March 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Introduction to Finding Funders (in the laptop lab): Tuesday, April 1, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

All programs are free. To register, call (937) 463-2665 x6501.

Stay up to date on Nonprofit and Grant programming on our blog focusing on tools, programs and materials for Nonprofits.

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