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"A NOVEL NIGHT" Fundraising Sneak Preview of the New Southeast Branch Library

The Grand Opening of the new Southeast Branch Library calls for a significant community celebration, so the Dayton Metro Library Foundation is throwing a party to remember! A NOVEL NIGHT blends exciting activities, delicious drinks and tempting tastes with popular literature themes for a truly unique, adult evening. A NOVEL NIGHT will be Wednesday, August 7, 5:00-8:00 p.m. at the new, not-yet-open-to-the-public Library, located at 21 Watervliet Avenue in Dayton.

“Guests at A NOVEL NIGHT will get to see and explore their fabulous new Library, but they’ll really be wowed by the variety of activities and experiences we have planned,” said Megan Cooper, Development Manager. “Surprises among the stacks include live music, a block party atmosphere with a DJ and dancing, hand-crafted cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, even professional wrestlers and a tarot card reader!” said Cooper.

Guests will be invited to create art, some of which they can take home, but some which will be permanently displayed at the Library. They can bid on book-themed silent auction items, including original works by the Library’s ReImagining Works artists. A new interactive exhibit, “Trace Your Roots,” will encourage guests to explore their own family history and learn about Dayton’s diverse community.

Virtually all of the entertainment and refreshments at the event are provided by businesses and establishments based in southeast Dayton.

A NOVEL NIGHT tickets are $50 each and include all the activities, entertainment, and refreshments. Purchase tickets at All proceeds benefit The Dayton Metro Library Foundation.

A free, public Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at the Southeast Branch Library takes place Saturday, August 10, 1:00-4:00 p.m. Regular operating hours begin Monday, August 12, 9:30 a.m.

For more information about A NOVEL NIGHT, visit or call 937.496.8516.buyticketsheader


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