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On this day in 1903, Wilbur and Orville Wright took to the skies for the first time. Learn more about them in these ebooks: http://bit.ly/2B9j2y2 The Wilmington-Stroop Branch is now closed. Some of the regular Wilmington-Stroop Branch Library programs, including Storytimes and Book Discussions, will take place at the Rosewood Arts Centre, 2655 Olson Drive in Kettering.

The branches closest to the Wilmington-Stroop library are the Kettering-Moraine Branch located at 3496 Far Hills Avenue and the Belmont Branch at 1041 Watervliet Avenue.

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


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Are you tired of surfing the net only to keep ending up at subscription genealog…


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


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & pr…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Third class of the Computer series "What every computer user should know". Add t…


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 (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)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


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


Today at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a game, craft, or activity ea…


Today at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie, Nightmare Before Christmas!…


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


Today at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
There is a world of board games beyond Clue and Sorry! Please join us to play ol…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Meditation for Beginners is a guided 12-17 minute meditative practice created by…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Main (11:00 AM)
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety …


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…


Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Sharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework online, at some point…


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…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we try out different anime series!…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
If you love Pinterest and DIY, be sure to attend one of our wonderful craft prog…


Tomorrow at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. Kids ages 8-12.  …


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Join us for a special Holiday themed storytime with crafts. Older siblings are w…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Enjoy a holiday movie at the Library. Popcorn and drinks provided while supplies…

           

A trip to the bank or the keyboard?

Traditional financing methods for small business and startups continue to be a hard nut to crack.

Here's an informative study from an analyst at the Cleveland Fed and a scholar at Case Western  about the sluggish small business lending environment. For startups the financial situation is even more challenging, bank loans are often not available at all, which is my more and more startups—especially the ones that plan to make a product—are turning to crowdfunding campaigns.

You’ll find a lot of information about the process at Entrepreneur Magazines site.

Keep in mind that most crowdfunding arrangements are not equity based, in other words you are not asking people to invest in your company and expect a continued return.  Usually some sort of good or service is exchanged if the goal is met, ranging from a handwritten thank you note, to swag like a company logo t-shirt, up to receiving one of the products the company will offer.  The Pebble watch is a famous example.

New rules for Equity Crowdfunding were recently released by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, but this is a much more complicated process.

If you’d like to learn more about the background and basics of crowdfunding in more detail, these books from  our collection may be helpful:

 









 

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