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Paul Laurence Dunbar died more than 110 years ago, yet he remains one of Dayton’s most celebrated citizens. Karen D. Brame discusses his life, friendships and legacy in her program, “He Had His Dream: A Celebration of Paul Laurence Dunbar” at three Dayton Metro Library locations: The Friends of the Dayton Metro Library Book Sale is soon!

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

Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…

Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…

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

Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Patrons of all ages are invited to stop by for an hour or more to check out -&nb…

Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
All things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library: Discover DML's Downlo…

Tomorrow at Brookville (10:30 AM)
Yoga for Success is a guided presentation of foundational Isha yoga practices de…

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

Tomorrow at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…

Tomorrow at Burkhardt (1:00 PM)
Calling all Girl Scout Cadettes! Join other Girl Scouts in the community and ear…

Tomorrow at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Have you been curious about composting, but not sure where to start· Join…

Tomorrow at Main (1:00 PM)
Welcome Dayton's "Voices of the Immigrant Experience" brings together diverse co…

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

Tomorrow at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Do you love Animals·  Read animal-themed books and make crafts with …

Tomorrow at Electra Doren (2:00 PM)
Have you ever seen rocks that have patterns in them or look like they were once …

Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
A delicious program complete with fall games, crafts, and making caramel apples.…

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

Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us for a family-friendly movie with popcorn!…

Tomorrow at Main (3:00 PM)
Day Yoga will be leading us in an hour of yoga for teens.…

Tomorrow at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Human trafficking happens right here in the Miami Valley.  Learn about huma…

Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Help create an ideal environment for a variety of small reptiles and amphibians …

Sunday at Main (2:00 PM)
The world "dulcimer" is derived from the Greek and Latin words "sweet song" and …

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

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

Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your date book· Does Twitter have you all-a…

Monday at Main (2:00 PM)
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful d…

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


Nonprofit Networking Lunches & Grants for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Networking Lunches

inspireJoin other nonprofits for a timely new topic and expert speaker each month. Free. Bring your own lunch. We meet in the Main Library Auditorium. To register, please call (937)463-2665 x6501.

Facebook Engagement
Wednesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Rescheduled for Wednesday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Nicolette Winner, CVA, consultant and Outreach & Partnership Development Coordinator for Kids Read Now

Learn practical tips for using Facebook to engage volunteers, donors and members of the community. This session is designed for the casual user of Facebook who is looking to make the leap into page management on behalf of a nonprofit organization.

Video for Your Nonprofit
Wednesday, March 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Steve Ross, Executive Director, and Dan Suffoletto, Marketing Director, for DATV

DATV's production team will show you how you can use video to create your own local media for use on cable TV and the web. The session will feature a hands-on demonstration of video techniques that help nonprofits better tell your stories.You'll get resources and ideas for low- and no-cost video production.

Save the Date – Topics To Be Announced
April 2 and May 7

Grants for Nonprofits

Free. We meet in the Main Library Auditorium. To register, please call (937)463-2665 x6501.

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. Main Library Auditorium
Or Saturday, March 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Main Library Auditorium

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.
This first class in the series will help you ensure that your organization is ready to apply for grants. We will explore the different types of grants and learn how to find and evaluate grant opportunities.

Grant Proposal Writing Basics: Tuesday, March 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This second class in the series covers each part of the grant proposal. We will exchange tips on writing, packaging and submitting a grant proposal.

Introduction to Finding Funders (in the laptop lab): Tuesday, April 1, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
In this hands-on computer class, learn to find grantmaking foundations with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool, Foundation Directory Online Professional, and other web resources. We meet in the Main Library Laptop Lab.

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