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Song by local artist (and library regular) DECAXAVADED (decaxavaded.com) recorded and mixed in the Main Library's Green Screen Room.

If you're curious about the Green Screen Room but aren't sure how to get started, stop by an Open Lab this winter: http://bit.ly/2ELdNnI
A. A. Milne, author of the Winnie the Pooh stories, was born this day in 1882. "Nobody can be uncheered with a balloon."

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Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Sing songs, read stories, and enjoy a craft or activity. Geared toward children …


Today at Miamisburg (11:00 AM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…


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


Today at Huber Heights (12:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Today at Main (1:00 PM)
  Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a frie…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Join us to make a creative craft, have a snack and then play board games.…


Today at Main (2:00 PM)
The famous Cindini will perform amazing magic tricks. Please register.…


Today at Huber Heights (2:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Join us for an afternoon of tabletop fun! Check out why many say we're living in…


Tomorrow at Main (2:00 PM)
Steve Makofka will be singing and playing interactive songs about some of our fa…


Monday at Wilmington (9:03 AM)
Designed for homeschooled teens age 13-18 who are interested in developing their…


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


Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
Internet Applied Let's learn how to navigate the World Wide Web. Internet A…


Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro LibraryBegin your preparation for the H…


Monday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Monday at Wilmington (11:30 AM)
Foster an early love of art with storytime at Rosewood Gallery!  A libraria…


Monday at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
                Join us for stories, son…


Monday at Wilmington (12:30 PM)
Learn about Astronomy with other 4th through 8th grade students.  We'll mee…


Monday at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Struggling to  get acclimated with your Android phone· Whether you'r…


Monday at Main (2:00 PM)
Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) will offer a free one hour NARCAN tr…


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Don't know your Facebook from your date book· Does Twitter have you all-a…


Monday at Main (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of the modern version of Microsoft Off…


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


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


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


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


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


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


Monday at Trotwood (4:00 PM)
Publish your own story or create a one-of-a-kind journal with our thermal book-b…


Monday at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Fun facts, games and snacks-it's all about the popped corn.…

           

New Year, New Opportunities

Resolve to energize your professional life by taking advantage of one or more of the opportunities listed below:

somethingI will be teaching the popular Grants 101 class at several of the branch libraries in the Dayton Metro Library System this winter.  The class will be offered Monday, February 6, from 6:30 to 8pm at the Vandalia Branch library, Monday, March 6, from 6:00 to 7:30 pm at the Kettering/Moraine Branch and Tuesday, April 4 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the New London Branch. This class is suitable for those who are charged with writing grants for their organization.  Attendees leave this class with a plan of action that includes whom to approach, how much to ask for, characteristics of a great proposal, and contact information for the funding foundations. This class is heavily attended and there is always a waiting list. Registration is required for the class. If you know you can’t attend, please remove yourself from the registration page so someone else can attend. Also, only register for one session of Grants 101. This is the same material being presented at multiple sites. Your registration will be cancelled if you register for multiple dates.  Don’t miss out! Register here.

At the end of this month Kelly Henrici from the Greater Dayton Volunteer Lawyer’s Project will be presenting information to those interested in starting nonprofits or who seek legal advice. The GDVLP works with qualifying nonprofits at no charge to the nonprofit. This class will be held on Monday, January 30, from 10:00am to noon at the Northwest Branch of Dayton Metro Library. To learn more, click here.

There's still time to apply for an Encore Fellow.  Proposals for The Dayton Foundation's new Encore Fellows Initiative will be accepted through January 31st from nonprofits seeking a Fellow who is paid through the program to advance a mission-focused initiative, working a part-time schedule for 1 year.  To find additional information, click here.

All the best,
Susan

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