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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…


Tomorrow at Northwest (11:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Main Library (1:30 PM)
Miss Beth will demonstrate and teach a different dance to rock and roll music fr…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


Tomorrow at Main Library (2:00 PM)
Cut, Copy & PasteLearn about an essential tool to aid in becoming an efficie…


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


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


Tomorrow at Brookville (3:03 PM)
It's a battle of the Oreo s! Come sample and vote for your favorite of Oreo's s…

           

Nonprofit Organizations: Get the Most from Facebook(Rescheduled for April 2nd)

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Social networking can be a great resource for nonprofit organizations, from recruiting volunteers to soliciting donations and more. Find out how to make Facebook work for you at the Dayton Metro Library's Nonprofit Networking lunch on Wednesday, February 5, Wednesday April 2, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. at the when the topic is Facebook. Presenter Nicolette Winner is Outreach & Partnership Development Coordinator for Kids Read Now. She has extensive background as a nonprofit trainer and leader. She'll offer practical tips for using Facebook to engage volunteers, donors, and members of the community. The program is designed for the casual user of Facebook who is ready to make the commitment to page management for their nonprofit organization.

The free brownbag lunch takes place in the Main Library auditorium, 215 E. Third Street. Drinks and snacks will be available. To register, call (937) 463-2665 x6501. The topic next month will be Video for Your Nonprofit presented by DATV's Executive Director, Steve Ross, and Marketing Director, Dan Suffoletto, Wednesday, March 5, 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Additional library-sponsored programs for nonprofit organizations:

Orientation to Nonprofits and Grants

This fast-paced "crash course" introduces the world of nonprofits, grants and fundraising. We will discuss the various funding strategies for nonprofits and take a detailed, step-by-step look at what it takes to secure grant funding.

Tuesday, February 11, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Monday, April 21, 2:00 - 5:00 p.m.

Grant Fundamentals Series
This series of three classes, based on curriculum from the Foundation Center, provides a detailed introduction to grants for nonprofits.

Grant Seeking Basics: Tuesday, March 18, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Grant Proposal Writing Basics: Tuesday, March 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Introduction to Finding Funders (in the laptop lab): Tuesday, April 1, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.

All programs are free. To register, call (937) 463-2665 x6501.

Stay up to date on Nonprofit and Grant programming on our blog focusing on tools, programs and materials for Nonprofits.

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