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Your Life's Work, Reimagined

Dayton Metro Library Programs for Those In Transition

annWhether you are returning to work after time away, you’re retiring and ready to try something new, or you’re just looking for change, The Dayton Metro Library has a series of free programs that offer helpful information at this time of transition.

“Many of these programs deal with the concept of an Encore Career,” said Ann Riegle-Crichton, Business Services Librarian. “They offer ideas for volunteering, starting a new business, and using your time most effectively.”

The programs are free and take place on Thursdays, May 11 - June 22, 6:30 p.m. at the Kettering-Moraine Branch Library, 3496 Far Hills Avenue.

5/11: Your Life’s Work Reimagined Kickoff
Learn about the concept of an “encore career” and reimagine what retirement and volunteering can be for YOU.

5/18: Is Business Ownership for You?
Explore the idea of starting your own business with Bill Powell of FranNet. Bring your questions! Highlights include:

  • Advantages and disadvantages of business ownership
  • More than food: myths of franchise ownership
  • How the SBDC, SBA and SCORE can help, and more!

5/25: TIME: Intend It, Don’t Just Spend It
Many of us go to bed each night wondering where the day went. Rose Lounsbury of Less, LLC, offers techniques to help you spend your time more intentionally.

6/1: Volunteerism as Your Life’s Work
A panel of experts including Janelle Leonard of Five Rivers MetroParks, Jeanne Holihan of The Dayton Foundation and David Hicks of Dayton Metro Library will talk about volunteer roles that can truly make a difference!

Life’s Work: Choice, Not Chance
In this three-session series, career and life coach Dean Waggenspack helps you shift your mentality and consider the choices available to you. Attend any or all of the programs.

6/8: Address the four barriers to moving forward.
6/15: Understand yourself, your strengths and your goals.
6/22: Reflect on: 1) a snapshot of where you are today; and 2) what you want your career and life to look like in the future.  

For more information, visit or call (937) 463-BOOK.


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