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Dating from the late 1800s, the Miamisburg Ice and Cold Storage Co. operated an ice plant in #Miamisburg, Ohio at Kercher Street. Depicted is the company's ice delivery wagon, with workers standing with large blocks of ice to the left in the photo. The building in the distance is a buggy and wagon manufacturer, likely the Kauffman Buggy Company.… According to the report, Ohio has the highest library use per capita in the nation.…

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Realities of Owning Your Own Business
Today at Main (9:00 AM)
Starting your own business can be the most rewarding as well as frustrating expe…

SCORE Small Business Counseling
Today at Main (10:00 AM)
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and…

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

Spring Clean Your Computer
Today at W. Carrollton (2:00 PM)
Spring is the perfect time to clean up & start fresh, even with your compute…

Open Lab
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

How Does the Seed Lending Library Work?
Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:00 AM)
The Seed lending Library is a community resource that encourages sharing, collab…

Builder's Club
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:30 AM)
Do you like LEGO? If so, this is the place for you! Build your own LEGO masterpi…

Mother's Day Craft
Tomorrow at Burkhardt (11:00 AM)
Get ready for Mother's Day by making a present for your marvelous mom (or grandm…

Family Storytime
Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

Sewing Baby Things
Tomorrow at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Is a family member or friend having a baby? Make something special for the baby …

Got Game?
Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Why should the kids have all the fun? Bring your friends or make some new ones w…

Reading Buddies
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

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

Computer Basics
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This hands-on class is for people with little to no computer experience. There w…

Club Book
Monday at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Exclusively for book lovers in grades 5-8! Join other readers, eat snacks, and t…

VMA Women's Self-Defense Seminar
Monday at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Self-defense designed specifically for women, and taught by a woman. Learn the f…

Talk Tables
Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Let's Talk About It
Monday at Westwood (6:00 PM)

Get Your Affairs in Order
Monday at EC Doren (6:30 PM)
L. John Hartmann, author of Getting Your Affairs in Order, will share informatio…

Family Storytime
Monday at Northwest (6:30 PM)
Have quality time with books, songs, and activities for parents and children to …

3/4 Book Club
Monday at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Book discussion, snacks, games, art and science activities for kids in grades 3 …

Monthly Book Club
Monday at W. Carrollton (7:00 PM)
Come for books, snacks, and fun! Copies of each book will be available in advanc…

Family LEGO Night
Monday at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Join us for LEGOs and board games for some guaranteed fun! Ages 3-12.…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Wiggle Worms Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Here's a storytime especially for babies and toddlers. We'll read stories, dance…

Preschool Storytime
Tuesday at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

Advice 4UR Device
Tuesday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…

One on One Computer Classes
Tuesday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Mouse Basics
Tuesday at Main (2:00 PM)
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the "mouse." Learn the mouse skills…

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Celebrating Banned Book Week


Library staff and community volunteers take turns reading from banned or challenged books at the East Branch Library, 2008 Wyoming St. Watch live streaming video here September 28, 29, 30, October 1, 2 and 3rd, during library open hours.

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Photos below showing an early Dayton Library "Wagon" and the East Banned Book Jail, click to enlarge.



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