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Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


Today at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
J oin us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
 Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to …


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Create a special art project each month geared toward kids ages 2-5. …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Get a competitive edge before an interview by researching the company using Ref…


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 New Lebanon (2:30 PM)
Calling all 3rd through 6th graders! Join us for Wii games, board games, crafts,…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…


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 Main (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


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


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


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends. …


Today at Trotwood (3:30 PM)
Team up in pairs and go head to head with African American History facts.…


Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Join the Northmont Branch Library's Anime Club for fun, Japanese snacks, and ani…


Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
Teens, join us to celebrate Engineer's Week by creating your own binary bead bra…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Drop in after school to complete engineering design challenges, meet an engineer…


Today at Miami Twp. (4:00 PM)
This is your chance to tell us what you want to happen at the library and get in…


Today at Main (4:00 PM)
Drop in after school to complete engineering design challenges, meet an engineer…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Have some fun learning and practicing cursive writing.  Ages 8-12…


Today at Brookville (4:00 PM)
Have a question about your computer or tablet· Would you like to learn m…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Curious about sign language· Learn a few signs and then play some fun gam…


Today at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Huber Heights (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northmont (4:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…

           

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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