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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

This is a view of the Miami and Erie Canal looking north from Fifth Street. The Sachs Pruden Building (our current Operations Center and Temporary Downtown Library) is on the right. #tbt https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr… More than 150 high school yearbooks are available to browse on the DML website.

They currently range in years from Steele High School in 1909 to Centerville High School, 2007. More than 200 additional yearbooks from Dayton-area schools will be uploaded in the coming months. http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/news/…

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One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Internet Basics for Senior Citizens
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Popcorn + a Movie
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Relax after your first few days of school with a movie! We'll vote on the film i…

Cornhole Torunament
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Join us for the 1st ever, Library Cornhole Tournament in Kettering.  A gran…

Smash Bros Tournament
Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
How well can you smash the competition? Winner gets a prize. Snacks provided. Gr…

One on One Computer Classes
Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Teen Cafe
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends.…

Teen Gaming
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Nerdfighter Nights
Today at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A weekly gathering where teens can openly be nerds. A community of such concentr…

Excel Basics
Today at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…

Social Enterprise
Today at Main (6:00 PM)
Social Enterprises are defined in many ways, but typically are nonprofit organiz…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Video Game Night
Today at Wilmington (6:03 PM)
Cool folk. Video games. Free snacks. Laughs. Bring it--meaning your opposing thu…

Biking for Transportation
Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
Many people know how to ride a bike, but may not know how bicycling can save mon…

Open Lab
Today at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Library trainers will be on hand to informally assist you with various computer-…

Talk Tables
Today at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

"A Good Yarn" Yarnbombing by the Jafagirls
Today at Northwest (7:00 PM)
Learn about the fun art of Yarn Bombing...public art in unexpected ways and plac…

Crafty Friday!
Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making the craft of the week!  All materials prov…

Adult GED Classes
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Cut, Copy & Paste
Saturday at Main (10:00 AM)
Learn about an essential tool to aid in becoming an efficient computer user. Cut…

Paws to Read
Saturday at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Come meet a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal and share your favorite …

LEGO Club
Saturday at EC Doren (2:00 PM)

New Lebanon Branch Stitchers
Saturday at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Work on a project and socialize with other crafters. We welcome all crafters.…

Reading Buddies
Saturday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Open Computer Lab
Saturday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Adult GED Classes
Monday at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Computer Applied
Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
"What every computer user should know". We will explore the anatomy of the compu…

Make It Yourself Monday
Monday at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for arts, crafts, and maker kit fun!…

Teens Make Stuff + Things: Paint + Draw
Monday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Artists of all levels and abilities wanted. Come draw and/ or paint at the libra…

Talk Tables
Monday at Main (6:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

           

Rules of Conduct

  1. POLICY
    Dayton Metro Library strives to provide a clean, comfortable and safe environment for patrons and staff, and to protect facilities, equipment and materials.  Conduct that violates the safety of others, threatens to damage property, or disturbs the comfortable atmosphere of the facility are prohibited.  Failure to comply with a reasonable request from staff or guards may result in an individual being required to leave Library premises.  Repeated and blatant disregard of the Library’s Rules of Conduct may result in banishment from Library facilities or arrest and prosecution.

  2. PROCEDURES
    1. If a patron complains about the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of another patron, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    2. If a staff member or guard becomes aware that the behavior, belongings or personal hygiene of a patron is inappropriate, staff or guards will approach the offending patron and request that the behavior end, belongings be removed, or the hygiene situation be rectified.

    3. The following behaviors and actions are examples of conduct not allowed on Library property:

      Conduct which disturbs others or interferes with any person’s comfort or safety
      •    Be disruptive, disorderly, use profanity, verbally or physically threaten or harass patrons or staff
      •    Use cell phones or play audio equipment in a loud or disturbing manner
      •    Run or walk in a manner that disturbs others
      •    View sexually explicit images on the Internet or violate the Library’s Internet Acceptable Use Policy
      •    Sleep
      •    Panhandle or solicit for sales or charity
      •    Petition or distribute non-Library approved materials
      •    Congregate on Library premises in a manner which obstructs access or interferes with use of Library facilities or services or where such activity may result in an unsafe or intimidating environment.

      Conduct towards Library property and facilities
      •    Steal, destroy, deface or abuse Library facilities or property
      •    Eat or drink in restricted areas
      •    Fail to dispose of trash in proper receptacles

      Conduct relating to personal property
      •    Leave packages, backpacks, luggage, or any other personal item unattended
      •    Enter Library buildings with backpacks or luggage which measure more than 18”W x 18”H x 24”D

      Conduct which violates local, state, and federal statutes
      •    Possess anything that is unsafe, including firearms or other weapons
      •    Smoke or use tobacco products inside the building, in outdoor Library gardens and reading areas or within twenty five feet of an entrance or operable window.
      •    Be under the influence, consume, or possess alcohol or illegal substances
      •    Violate any local ordinance or state or federal statute

      Conduct relating to health and hygiene
      •    Show signs of offensive hygiene issues, including body odor and infestation
      •    E-cigarettes and  spit tobacco, also known as smokeless, dip, chew, and snuff, in any form
      •    Bathe or clean personal items
      •    Enter Library premises without shirt or shoes
      •    Bring into the Library pets or animals other than certified service animals necessary for those with disabilities

      Conduct relating to children
      •    Leave children eight years and under unattended
      •    Attempt to solicit interaction with any minor by adults

    4. The Library reserves the right to restrict the use of its facilities and premises to persons who do not abide by the Library’s Rules of Conduct.  Library personnel or guards may ask persons who are exhibiting inappropriate behavior to modify their behavior.  Library staff or guards may ask adults using spaces intended for youth to vacate as needed.

Approved by the Board of Trustees July 21, 2016

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