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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. Learn how kids 0-18 can take part in the Summer Challenge this Wednesday at noon during Living Dayton on WDTN.

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


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


Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Main Library (2:00 PM)
Internet Searching This program completes the learning track for the Intern…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
Stop by the library every month and participate in a range of crafts and activit…


Today at Northwest (3:30 PM)
Teens - Test out your driving skills on a computerized simulator that let's you …


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we play Superfight! Hone your arguing skills to win the day!…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Calling all Girl Scout Cadettes--Fill the requirements to earn your Comic Artist…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Celebrate "the greatest spectacle in racing," the Indianapolis 500, with a Wii r…


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
Reward yourself for working hard at school all year with a board game party.&nbs…


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


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
This 5-week drawing workshop for adults, also taught by local teaching artist Te…


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


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Email Applied Now that you have an Email account, let's review its commonly…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Do you seek proposal advice· Are you new to writing proposals· Bri…


Today at Main Library (6:00 PM)
Word: Document IntroductionSecond of our three part series, concluding the outli…


Today at Northmont (6:00 PM)
Join us for a fun Camping themed Storytime. We will read books, play games, and …


Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Dayton Metro Library is welcoming The Collaboratory, Dayton's civic innovation l…


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


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
The older we get, the more we find ourselves buried in decades worth of papers,…


Today at Main Library (6:30 PM)
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation was established to advance peace thro…


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


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


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


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


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

           

Human Trafficking - in Ohio?

According to the Ohio Attorney General's Human Trafficking Commission website: "Human trafficking is an estimated multi-billion dollar a year international enterprise that forces the most vulnerable among us into the horrors of modern-day slavery." Ohio is one of the top states in the U.S. where humans are bought and sold for sexual slavery and forced labor.

The Dayton Metro Library explores the reasons behind this surprising statistic and examines the response by state government and local organizations in a free program, "Human Trafficking - In Ohio?" The program will be held on Thursday, October 17, 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library auditorium, 215 E. Third Street, downtown.

Elizabeth Ranade-Janis, Anti-Trafficking Coordinator for the Ohio Department of Public Safety, and Melinda Sykes Haggerty, Director of Children's Initiatives for Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, will speak about what human trafficking looks like in Ohio and outline the policies that have been initiated to research the problem, target the perpetrators and help the victims.

Anthony N. Talbott will discuss local activities in the Miami Valley to combat trafficking and how individuals can get involved to make a difference. Talbott is Co-Founder & Chair of Abolition Ohio: The Rescue and Restore Coalition in the Miami Valley and a lecturer at the University of Dayton.

"Human trafficking is a terrible crime that happens here and around the world. But we can solve it," Talbott says. "Ohio is making great strides in our fight to combat trafficking so that survivors are empowered to rebuild their lives and experience freedom," adds Ranade-Janis.

The program is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library at (937) 463-BOOK.

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