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


Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


Today at Burkhardt (1:00 PM)
Looking to diversify your reading interests· Join our book club! Enjoy a …


Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Today at Wilmington (2:00 PM)
Electrify your afternoon by learning about electricity and having fun. Using our…


Today at Kettering (2:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Today at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…


Today at Burkhardt (2:30 PM)
Create a fun, unique craft.  All skill levels welcome!June:  Summer Sl…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


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


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


Monday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


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


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


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)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

           

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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