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Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Google Drive, formerly Google Docs, is a file storage and synchronization servic…


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


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


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


Today at Westwood (4:00 PM)
Celebrate the season with a mix of poetry, flowers and a special spring craft.&n…


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


Today at New Lebanon (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


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


Today at Kettering (5:00 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Madden Hills (5:30 PM)
This class will show you how to write an effective resume and cover letter to p…


Today at Main Library (5:30 PM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Today at Main Library (6:00 PM)
Upload & DownloadSharing pictures, submitting resume or turning in homework …


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


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
This workshop is designed to provide consumers with steps they can take to prote…


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


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Tech Time is your opportunity to get a…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Need more practice after your class or need additional help· Lab sessions…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


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


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


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (10:30 AM)
Stories, books, music, and crafts for children ages 2-6 years old. No registrati…


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


Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:30 AM)
Our meeting room is converted to an indoor playground for children under 3 years…


Tomorrow at Main Library (11:00 AM)
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety …


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

           

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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