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Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Eric Loy magestically draws you in with his wide range of guitar music and his i…


Tomorrow at Belmont (9:30 AM)
Schedule an informal session to address your personal technology needs. Sessions…


Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Before you begin to use a computer, there is the "mouse." For beginners learn th…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Watch an exciting holiday hand puppet show and then enjoy making a beautiful cra…


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Watch a 3D printer in action, learn the basics, and learn how to design & pr…


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


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


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 Main (3:00 PM)
Fight your boredom and stop by Teen Edge for a do-it-yourself drop-in activity. …


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


Tomorrow at Trotwood (3:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (4:30 PM)
Talk about books you choose and enjoy snacks, with a game, craft, or activity ea…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (4:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Tomorrow at Burkhardt (5:30 PM)
Eat popcorn and enjoy this month's movie, Hocus Pocus!…


Tomorrow at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
Come watch blockbuster movies for free!…


Tomorrow at Main (6:00 PM)
Get a quick introduction to six valuable databases that are available free throu…


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


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (6:00 PM)
Every other Monday, 6:00 - 8:00 p. m.  Call us for the movie titles, and w…


Tomorrow at Kettering (6:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (6:30 PM)
You've seen them in the sky, or perhaps on a fence post in the country.  No…


Tomorrow at Main (6:30 PM)
Explore the haunted Buckeye State with paranormal author, Sherri Brake. See phot…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (6:30 PM)
The Miami Valley has its hauntings just like anywhere else. On that odd occasi…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn more about the different printing processes, types of printers, and see ex…


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


Tomorrow at Brookville (7:00 PM)
Bring your little ghouls and goblins to the library for some Halloween fun! We'l…


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

           

Nonprofit Networking Lunches & Grants for Nonprofits

Nonprofit Networking Lunches

inspireJoin other nonprofits for a timely new topic and expert speaker each month. Free. Bring your own lunch. We meet in the Main Library Auditorium. To register, please call (937)463-2665 x6501.

Facebook Engagement
Wednesday, February 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Rescheduled for Wednesday, April 2, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Nicolette Winner, CVA, consultant and Outreach & Partnership Development Coordinator for Kids Read Now

Learn practical tips for using Facebook to engage volunteers, donors and members of the community. This session is designed for the casual user of Facebook who is looking to make the leap into page management on behalf of a nonprofit organization.

Video for Your Nonprofit
Wednesday, March 5, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Presented by Steve Ross, Executive Director, and Dan Suffoletto, Marketing Director, for DATV

DATV's production team will show you how you can use video to create your own local media for use on cable TV and the web. The session will feature a hands-on demonstration of video techniques that help nonprofits better tell your stories.You'll get resources and ideas for low- and no-cost video production.

Save the Date – Topics To Be Announced
April 2 and May 7

Grants for Nonprofits

Free. We meet in the Main Library Auditorium. To register, please call (937)463-2665 x6501.

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. Main Library Auditorium
Or Saturday, March 29, 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. Main Library Auditorium

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.
This first class in the series will help you ensure that your organization is ready to apply for grants. We will explore the different types of grants and learn how to find and evaluate grant opportunities.

Grant Proposal Writing Basics: Tuesday, March 25, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
This second class in the series covers each part of the grant proposal. We will exchange tips on writing, packaging and submitting a grant proposal.

Introduction to Finding Funders (in the laptop lab): Tuesday, April 1, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
In this hands-on computer class, learn to find grantmaking foundations with the Foundation Center's comprehensive funding research tool, Foundation Directory Online Professional, and other web resources. We meet in the Main Library Laptop Lab.

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