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


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (10:00 AM)
This class will cover the fundamentals of the computer and operating system. &nb…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
This workshop, designed for the novice, will highlight some of the most useful d…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (11:30 AM)
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A libraria…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (12:00 PM)
This class is designed for homeschooled Teens--age 13-18--who are interested in …


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


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


Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Are you ready to take your computer skills to the next level· Have you ev…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people with little to no computer experience. Learn the mouse…


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 Kettering (2:00 PM)
Come join us for a family movie on the big screen. Fresh popcorn and juice will …


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 Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


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


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


Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Learning to code has never been so much fun! All it takes is color to control th…


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


Tomorrow at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Come for some fun as we learn all about these big, spectacular birds:  thei…


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


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


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie! …


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


Tomorrow at Brookville (6:00 PM)
Every year, participants in National Novel Writing Month attempt to complete a f…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles, and w…


Tomorrow at Kettering (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


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


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Learn the secrets of writing and publishing fantasy, horror, and science fiction…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Visit the lives of the people who are resting peacefully in Section 101 of Woodl…

           

Resilience

Note about this week’s author: I am sharing the words of Dean Waggenspack, Career and Life Coach with New Horizon Coaching, this week. Dean is a valued member of DML’s Job Seekers team. He has great thoughts to share on resilience (an important trait for job seekers AND entrepreneurs) below. You can visit Dean’s full website here.

Resilience – “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness”. 3/27/17

Resilience is that quality that allows some people to be knocked down by life and come back stronger than ever. Rather than letting failure overcome them and drain their resolve, they find a way to rise from the ashes. Psychologists have identified some of the factors that make someone resilient, among them a positive attitude, optimism, the ability to regulate emotions, and the ability to see failure as a form of helpful feedback. Even after misfortune, resilient people are blessed with such an outlook that they are able to change course and soldier on.

“Success hardly ever comes overnight – it comes from having the resilience to pull yourself up, reboot your resolve, turn failure into opportunity, and give it another go.”  Richard Branson

We all can become more resilient. Read on to find out how…

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