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Learn about the Minority & Women Entrepreneur’s Conference, upcoming Jobseekers sessions, and more in this issue of Business FOCUS. Local author and University of Dayton Law Professor Dennis Turner will talk about his new book, What Did You Do in the War, Sister? on Thursday, 5/24, 6pm in the Main Library's Eichelberger Forum.

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Today at New Lebanon (9:30 AM)
Choose from one of our topics and have your own private class.  These class…


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow a child's love of learning. This is an early litera…


Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Today at Main Library (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …


Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Today at Electra Doren (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Belmont (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


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


Today at Vandalia (12:00 PM)
Hang out in our community room for a quiet spot to study for exams alone or with…


Today at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Tech Help is an open, informal training session for those seeking personalized h…


Today at Main Library (2:00 PM)
Computer In Action Third class of the Computer series "What every computer …


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 tweens and teens! Join us for a celebration of the end of school!&nb…


Today at Electra Doren (2:30 PM)
Come to the library for video game time. We have a PS4 and lots of great games f…


Today at Belmont (3:00 PM)
Dig into the science of Paleontology - the study of fossil animals and plants. …


Today at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Use household items and office supplies to build mini catapults, then test their…


Today at Main Library (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 Westwood (3:30 PM)
Teens and Tweens will enjoy fun gaming (arcade games/ board games)…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Bring a pre-washed, WHITE T-shirt or pillowcase that you will decorate to show e…


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


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
Watch anime with your friends and enjoy snacks or other activities. For grades 7…


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


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (10:00 AM)
Join us as we explore our more artistic sides!…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Stop in and watch the Quilts of Valor Foundation volunteers create amazing quilt…


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…

           

Code of Conduct

  1. POLICY
    Dayton Metro Library strives to provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patrons and staff, and to protect facilities, equipment and materials.  Conduct that violates the safety of others, threatens to damage property, or disturbs the comfortable atmosphere of the facility are prohibited.  Failure to comply with a reasonable request from staff or guards may result in an individual being required to leave Library premises.  Repeated and blatant disregard of the Library’s Rules of Conduct may result in banishment from Library facilities or arrest and prosecution.  
  2. REGULATIONS

    1. If a patron complains about the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of another patron, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.
    1. If a staff member or guard becomes aware that the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of a patron is inappropriate, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.
    1. The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property:

        Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort or safety

      • Be disruptive, disorderly, use profanity, verbally or physically threaten or harass patrons or staff
      • Use cell phones or play audio equipment in a loud or disturbing manner
      • Run or walk in a manner that disturbs others
      • View sexually explicit images on the Internet or violate the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy
      • Sleep
      • Panhandle or solicit for sales or charity
      • Petition or distribute non-Library approved materials
      • Congregate on Library premises in a manner which obstructs access or interferes with use of Library facilities or services or where such activity may result in an unsafe or intimidating environment.

      Conduct towards Library property and facilities

      • Steal, destroy, deface or abuse Library facilities or property
      • Eat or drink in restricted areas
      • Fail to dispose of trash in proper receptacles

      Conduct relating to personal property

      • Leave packages, backpacks, luggage, or any other personal item unattended
      • Enter Library buildings with backpacks or luggage which measure more than 18”W x 18”H x 24”D

      Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes

      • Possess anything that is unsafe, including firearms or other weapons
      • Smoke or use tobacco products inside the building, in outdoor Library gardens and reading areas or within twenty five feet of an entrance or operable window.
      • Be under the influence, consume, or possess alcohol or illegal substances
      • Violate any local ordinance or state or federal statute

      Conduct relating to health and hygiene

      • Show signs of offensive hygiene issues, including body odor and infestation
      • E-cigarettes and spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form
      • Bathe or clean personal items
      • Enter Library premises without shirt or shoes
      • Bring into the Library pets or animals other than certified service animals necessary for those with disabilities

      Conduct relating to children

      • Leave children eight years and under unattended
      • Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults
    2. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Code of Conduct.  Library personnel or guards may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Library staff or guards may ask adults using spaces intended for youth to vacate as needed.

             

    (PS 310) Last Reviewed/Revised:  10/01/2017

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