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What's black and white and red all over? The first three colors distinguished by most languages! http://mentalfloss.com/article/500965/how-color-vocabularies-evolved-around-world On order - new fiction, DVDs, and CDs. Place a reserve at daytonmetrolibrary.org/collection. https://www.facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibrary/photos/a.10150582911601604.379756.42791226603/10154395402771604/?type=3

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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at East (3:00 AM)
Stop by the Children's Area anytime between 3-5:30 and have fun making a simple …


Today at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance …


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Are you looking for a good read·  Learn to use many of the same res…


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


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
We will be watching some totally retro cartoons from the 1980's and 1990's and h…


Today at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Enjoy this month's movie in the Burkhardt meeting room! Popcorn provided.…


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


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
There are areas in the Atacama Desert where zero rainfall has been recorded in t…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn this simple method of color block painting and create a beautiful piece of…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Create a cool button to wear with your favorite photos or decorations. Supplies …


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
The Story of Dayton is defined by its people. Soon after the Treaty of Greenvil…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)


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


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Celebrate the start of the Summer Challenge by building with LEGO! We'll provid…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books,…


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 Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tomorrow at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Build your vocabulary and literacy skills with a game of Word Bingo! This game u…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…

           

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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