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Local author and University of Dayton Law Professor Dennis Turner will talk about his new book, What Did You Do in the War, Sister? on Thursday, 5/24, 6pm in the Main Library's Eichelberger Forum. Learn how kids 0-18 can take part in the Summer Challenge this Wednesday at noon during Living Dayton on WDTN.

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


Today at Vandalia (12:00 PM)
Hang out in our community room for a quiet spot to study for exams alone or with…


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


Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Main Library (2:00 PM)
Internet Searching This program completes the learning track for the Intern…


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


Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
Stop by the library every month and participate in a range of crafts and activit…


Today at Northwest (3:30 PM)
Teens - Test out your driving skills on a computerized simulator that let's you …


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we play Superfight! Hone your arguing skills to win the day!…


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


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Calling all Girl Scout Cadettes--Fill the requirements to earn your Comic Artist…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Celebrate "the greatest spectacle in racing," the Indianapolis 500, with a Wii r…


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
Reward yourself for working hard at school all year with a board game party.&nbs…


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
This 5-week drawing workshop for adults, also taught by local teaching artist Te…


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


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Email Applied Now that you have an Email account, let's review its commonly…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Do you seek proposal advice· Are you new to writing proposals· Bri…


Today at Main Library (6:00 PM)
Word: Document IntroductionSecond of our three part series, concluding the outli…


Today at Northmont (6:00 PM)
Join us for a fun Camping themed Storytime. We will read books, play games, and …


Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Dayton Metro Library is welcoming The Collaboratory, Dayton's civic innovation l…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. (Kids ages 8-12)…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
The older we get, the more we find ourselves buried in decades worth of papers,…


Today at Main Library (6:30 PM)
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation was established to advance peace thro…


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


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


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (9:30 AM)
Choose from one of our topics and have your own private class.  These class…


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


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow a child's love of learning. This is an early litera…

           

Petitioning, Soliciting & Selling on Library Property

  1. POLICY
    Soliciting, selling, or circulating petitions for signature inside Library buildings, including meeting rooms, and parking lots and garden areas is prohibited.  Soliciting, selling, or circulating petitions for signature outside of the Library, or on Library property at a distance of twenty-five (25) feet or more from doorways is considered free speech and protected by the First Amendment.
  2. REGULATIONS
    1. All Library facilities, including branches and the Main Library are considered limited public forums and therefore provide access and use of designated Library spaces to the general public. However, that access and use is limited to Library purposes and approved activities.
    2. Library exterior spaces are considered public forums and petitioners/solicitors are not restricted from seeking signatures within the guidelines established for this policy.
    3. Restrictions and prohibitions to petitioners/solicitors apply to all paid and volunteer canvassers for candidates, partisan or non-partisan, and petitions to get issues on the ballot or those simply seeking support for a cause or issue. This policy is content-neutral and applies to all regardless of the candidate, issue or cause.
    4. Petitioners/solicitors may offer literature to individuals but are prohibited from placing leaflets on vehicles in Library parking lots.
    5. Patron comfort and safety requires petitioners/solicitors to observe the same twenty-five (25) ft. limit from doorways as is required of smokers.
    6. Petitioners/solicitors may not block doorways, prevent patrons from getting in or out of cars, use abusive language or behave in any way which is harassing or intimidating.
    7. Petitioners/solicitors must stay clear of traffic lanes and vehicular entrances.

(PS 311) Last Reviewed/Revised: 10/01/2017

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