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Kids ages 10-14 can learn how to knit in this 4-part series at the Trotwood branch. Register here: http://bit.ly/2dbpx5E. http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/news/… Upcoming seed swapping & sharing programs at the new Brookville branch: http://bit.ly/2cyrk3s https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…

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


Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Sing songs, read stories and enjoy a craft or activity. Geared toward children …


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…


Today at Brookville (10:00 AM)
Dayton Metro Library and Five Rivers MetroParks celebrate the annual seed swap a…


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills· Talk Table…


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Everything can now be done online; from applying for jobs to paying your bills. …


Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
 Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for paren…


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Dialogue can sink an otherwise promising story and good dialogue can make a medi…


Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Body language tells a story-what does yours say about you· Strike a pose …


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity t…


Today at Miami Twp. (2:30 PM)
Getting organized can be a confidence booster, but emotions and personality tra…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


Monday at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Coloring or activity sheets are available daily in the children's room.  We…


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


Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …


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


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Have you had our Beginning Internet class·  Would you like to know …


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Monday at Main (3:00 PM)
The Ribbon: No more toolbars or drop down menus, there's just the Ribbon. Prere…


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


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come into the computer lab for help with homework, studying, or school projects.…


Monday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Teen knitters, crocheters, spinners, and needle workers of all levels invited. C…


Monday at Wilmington (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available …


Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…


Monday at W. Carrollton (6:03 PM)
This is an introductory computer class, including software, hardware, startup, s…


Monday at Northmont (6:30 PM)
A great library cannot be constructed - it is the growth of ages.  And s…


Monday at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and conversation. …


Monday at Huber Heights (6:30 PM)
Mystified by Medicare· Gain a clearer understanding of the alphabet soup …


Monday at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Bring the whole family for an evening building LEGO projects and playing board g…

           

Petitioning Inside and Outside the Library

Policy

Circulating petitions for signature outside of the library but on library property, such as the parking lot, is considered free speech and protected by the First Amendment.

Circulating petitions for signature in the library is prohibited. It disturbs the orderly operation of the library and may make some patrons feel harassed.  Also, it may give the appearance that the library is supporting a specific cause or issue.

Regulations

All library facilities, including branches and the main library of the Dayton Metro Library are considered limited public forums and therefore provide access and use of designated library spaces to the general public. However that access and use is limited to library purposes and approved activities.

Library exterior spaces are considered public forums and petitioners are not restricted from seeking signatures within the guidelines established for this policy.

Restrictions and prohibitions to petitioners apply to all paid and volunteer canvassers for candidates, partisan or non-partisan, and petitions to get issues on the ballot or those simply those seeking support for a cause or issue. This policy is content-neutral and applies to all regardless of the candidate, issue or cause.

 

Guidelines

Petitioners may offer literature to individuals; however, petitioners are prohibited from placing leaflets on vehicles in library’s parking lot.

Patron comfort and safety requires petitioners to observe the same 25 ft. limit from doorways as is required of smokers.

Petitioners may not block doorways, prevent patrons from getting in or out of cars, use abusive language or behave in any way which is harassing or intimidating.

Petitioners must stay clear of traffic lanes and vehicular entrances.

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