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Open Lab
Today at East (10:00 AM)
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questio…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

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

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)
"Yarn Art" - Make Knit Twits (pocket yarn bombs) and wrap Harry Louder sticks fo…

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

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

Talk Tables
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Teen Afterschool Meetup
Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…

Teen Gaming
Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Come to the library for video games on the big screen, snacks, and your favorite…

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

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

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

Popcorn + a Movie
Tomorrow 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
Tomorrow at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Join us for the 1st ever, Library Cornhole Tournament in Kettering.  A gran…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Talk Tables
Tomorrow 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
Tomorrow at Northwest (7:00 PM)
Learn about the fun art of Yarn Bombing...public art in unexpected ways and plac…

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

Adult GED Classes
Friday 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…

           

Displaying and Distributing Materials

  1. POLICY
    The Dayton Metro Library may allow materials from community organizations and individuals to be displayed in a designated area for distribution to area residents.  Programs and events publicized through the library’s community-information areas should be compatible with the library’s purpose of providing educational, cultural, recreational, and information services to the community.  The presence of a brochure, flyer, or any other notice in the library does not necessarily indicate that the library either advocates or endorses the viewpoints expressed.
     
  2. REGULATIONS
    The following non-library materials will not be accepted for display or distribution:
    • Posters and flyers designed for wall, board, or sign displays.
       
    • Materials exclusively promoting commercial products or services that have less than 50% informational or educational content. 
       
    • Materials larger than 8.5” x 11”. *Note:  Free newspapers or publications that fall outside these parameters that represent a formal partnership may be approved on a case-by case bases.  Large format materials approved for display must be supplied in self-contained display stands or kits.
       
    • Campaign literature for a political candidate. *Note: Non-partisan political materials that provide information on ballot issues only may be approved for display.
  3. PROCEDURES
    1. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at, or distributed by, the Main Library must be approved by the External Relations Department.
       
    2. Non-library materials requested to be displayed at a branch library, must be approved by the Branch Library Manager.
       
    3. Approval will be given based upon the limitations of display space, the timeliness of the material, and the relevance of the material to the civic, educational, informational, cultural, recreational, or vocational life of the community.  Local organizations and events may be given preference.
       
    4. The Library will designate space for display of approved materials at each location and reserves the right to limit quantities.
       
    5. Library employees are responsible for placing materials for public display or distribution.  Materials are not to be posted by persons not employed by the Dayton Metro Library.
       
    6. Each library location reserves the right to post and remove items based on its own schedule. Materials posted without approval will be removed.
       
    7. No organization or individual may advertise that its materials are available at the Library unless this has been cleared with the Branch Library Manager/External Relations Manager in advance.
       
    8. The External Relations Department may distribute approved non-library materials to each Library Branch through regular library delivery, free of charge.  The Library will not make copies of materials for distribution.
       

Policy Approved, July 1, 2015

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