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Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Main Library (12:00 PM)
In June, the world honors the strength, courage, and resilience of millions of …


Today at Main Library (1:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Electra Doren (1:00 PM)
Adult video gamers can take it to the next level (or try to make it to the next …


Today at Kettering (3:00 PM)
Winged reptiles, marine reptiles, and dinosaurs, do you know the difference&midd…


Today at New Lebanon (3:00 PM)
Choose from one of our topics and have your own private class.  These class…


Today at Electra Doren (3:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games talking about anything or nothing at all, and…


Monday at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Monday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
Internet Applied Let's learn how to navigate the World Wide Web. Internet A…


Monday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Monday at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Monday at Northwest (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Madden Hills (11:30 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


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


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


Monday at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Each week we'll have a different way to use our creativity and make something.&n…


Monday at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Teens/Tweens will become DJ's and mix beats/music to create a unique sounds.…


Monday at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Monday at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Paint rocks with fun designs and decorate a paper mache box for storing your tre…


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


Monday at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Let your voice be heard! Join your peers in producing an original podcast. Parti…


Monday at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Math is fun! Come and experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and …


Monday at Northwest (2:30 PM)
Math is fun! Come and experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and …


Monday at Northwest (2:30 PM)


Monday at Madden Hills (2:30 PM)
Math really can be fun! Experience new and innovate ways to learn about Math and…


Monday at East (3:00 PM)
Join us for Teen Tech Time as we engage in an hour of coding!…


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


Monday at Main Library (5:30 PM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Monday at Main Library (6:00 PM)
Computer Basics Now that you have mastered the mouse, let's learn the basic…


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

           

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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