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Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art and some part making.  …


Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Board games, Legos, puzzles and craft supplies all available for afternoon fun a…


Tomorrow at Main (11:30 AM)
Bring your lunch, a book or a friend and enjoy live musical performances at the …


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


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


Saturday at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Meditation for Beginners is a guided 12-17 minute meditative practice created by…


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


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


Saturday at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Coloring is a relaxing activity, especially for adults. Come out and treat yours…


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


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


Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Mrs. Claus will be here for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities de…


Monday at Huber Heights (12:30 PM)
Are you a Mahjong player or interested in learning· Mahjong (pronounced m…


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


Monday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


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


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 Miamisburg (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


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


Monday at Huber Heights (5:00 PM)
Every year, participants in National Novel Writing Month attempt to complete a …


Monday at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!…


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


Monday at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
After taking Word Basics, or if you already have a working knowledge of Word Bas…

           

Programs for Nonprofits - Fall 2013

Call to Serve!
Photo: North Riverdale. By Roujo on Flickr.com

All programs are free and open to any individual interested in nonprofit and community service. We meet in the Main Library Auditorium. To register, please email grichardson (at) daytonmetrolibrary.org or call (937)463-2665 x6501.

Nonprofit Networking Lunches

Make It Happen With Action Planning
Wed., September 4, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Move your team from talk to action. Build your group facilitation skills with Fred Bartenstein, organizational development expert, and former president of The Dayton Foundation and Victoria Theatre Association.

Team Building for Dynamic Teams
Wed., October 2, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Great teams don't just happen. They are created through care and attention. Learn the five stages of team development and get strategies to raise your team's productivity. Presented by Becky Nesbitt, Ohio State University Extension.

Managing Self and Others
Wed., November 6, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Dr. Tom Monaco will introduce the basic self-awareness we all need to be "best-self" leaders at our organizations. Dr. Monaco leads the Cincinnati-based nonprofit leadership program, EXCEL: Executive Curriculum for Emerging Leaders. He holds a doctorate in educational leadership from the University of Dayton and served 18 years as head of the Upper School at Summit Country Day.

Leadership Styles
Wed., November 20, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Take a fresh look at your leadership potential. This session will help you identify your own leadership style and how it fits with your organization's mission and goals. Each individual will explore your next phase of leadership. Presented by Rose Fisher Merkowitz, Ohio State University Extension.

Orientation to Nonprofits and Grants
This popular fast-paced "crash course" introduces the world of nonprofits, grants and fundraising.
Sat., September 21, 2:30 - 5:30 p.m.
Tues., November 19, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Grant Fundamentals Series
A complete introduction to finding grants for your nonprofit, based on curriculum from the Foundation Center.
Grant Seeking Basics: Tues., October 15, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Grant Proposal Writing Basics: Tues., October 22, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Online Grantseeker Resources: Tues., October 29, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

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