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Art & Soul

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ Patterson, 1st Floor
Partners In Community Living and Toward Independence invite you to enjoy a juried art exhibit that celebrates the creativity and talent of Ohio artists with developmental disabilities, one of only a few exhibits of its kind in Ohio.  
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Telling A People's Story

Thursday, June 06, 2019
Main Library
Opportunity Space @ Patterson, 1st Floor
Discover the role African-American illustrators and authors play in the development and growth of the field of children’s literature.  This traveling panel presentation depicts the content of the first-ever museum exhibit with the focus of African American children's illustrated literature. 

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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
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Tech Training at Your Pace

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Need help with your device or more practice after your computer class? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Tech Training group sessions.

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions.


Available software:

 
Internet Explorer 11
Google Chrome 
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Publisher 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013
Winway Resume Deluxe
Adobe Digital Editions
Overdrive Media Console 
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Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
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macOS: File Management

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Second of our two-part series, macOS: Files, Folders and the Finder, an introduction to macOS file management. Review the different ways of working within the file system of a Macintosh computer. Training session requires participants to bring their own device and advance registration.

This "bring your own device" series provides an overview of the Apple's operating system for MacBook and iMac computers. Half-instructional, half-open lab, each session focuses on specific topics related to what every Mac user should know with time for user-specific questions of general usage. Each session requires participants to bring their own device and advance registration.
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Fandom Jeopardy

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2A. 2nd Floor
Bring your friends and battle it out to see who knows the most about popular fandoms. For grades 7-12.
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Lil' Robot Wonders

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Learn the basics of coding with Dash and Dot. Independent reading required. For students in grades 1-4. 
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Baby Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
It’s never too early to grow a child’s love of learning. This is an early literacy-based program using music, rhymes, stories and more. For children up to 24 months with a caregiver.
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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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Writer's Block

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Don't suffer from Writer's Block...Come to Writer's Block!  It's creative writing time in the Teen Edge.  We'll have fun activities each month.
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Robot Wonders

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
Learn coding with Dash and Dot robots. Independent reading required. For students in grades 5-8. 
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Family Storytime

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An opportunity for quality family time with books, songs and activities that parents and their children can enjoy together.
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Registration is closed

Tech Training at Your Pace

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Need help with your device or more practice after your computer class? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions.

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On Stage @ The Eichelberger Forum

11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Main Library
The Eichelberger Forum, 1st Floor
Enjoy live musical performances at the Main Library:
1/25/19 Sweet Betsy - blend of folk, country, and Americana
2/22/19 No Regrets - barbershop quartet
3/29/19 Sandra Rutledge - jazz
4/26/19 Ray Kamalay - variety of music including ragtime, blues, world music, and more

This series is made possible in part by state tax dollars allocated by the Ohio Legislature to the Ohio Arts Council (OAC). The OAC is a state agency that funds and supports quality arts experiences to strengthen Ohio communities culturally, educationally, and economically.

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Sunday Movies @ Main: Last Men in Aleppo (2017)

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Main Library
Bassani Theater Off Third, 3rd Floor
2018 Academy Award nominee for Best Documentary Feature, Syrian filmmaker Feras Fayyad's breathtaking work - a searing example of boots-on-the-ground reportage - follows the efforts of the internationally recognized White Helmets; ordinary citizens who are the first to rush towards military strikes in the hope of saving lives. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize for World Cinema - Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival. Nominated for Best Documentary Feature at the Academy Awards. 
"This heartbreaking yet inspiring film is the best and worst of humanity all in one story." - Colin Covert, Minneapolis Star Tribune.

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MVCTC Aspire Program at the Dayton Metro Library

10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab B, 1st Floor
Begin your preparation for the HSE (High School Equivalence) GED, HiSet, TASC with FREE Adult Classes offered by Miami Valley Career Technology Center at the Dayton Metro Library. Practice reading, writing, math, and critical thinking skills that form the foundation of HSE success. Engage in workplace skills with Key Train/Work Keys training, ADP (Adult Diploma Program options) and studying with career coaching. Classes held at the Main Library Technology Lab B, 215 E Third Street, Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.  Contact Miami Valley Career Technology Center Aspire program at 937-854-6287.


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DML Databases: Learning and Exploring

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
DML Databases: Learning and Exploring

Get a quick introduction to six valuable databases that are available free through the Dayton Metro Library website. Learn how to find contact information for businesses, find auto repair information, find a good novel to read, learn a language,  access legal forms, and more. Advance registration recommended.

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Talk Tables

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Main Library
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, casual atmosphere? Talk Tables at the Dayton Metro Library provide a place for individuals to engage in conversation and learn about helpful resources too.  
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Mother Goose on the Loose

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Main Library
Children's Creativity Space, 1st Floor
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musical instruments and more to stimulate the learning process for babies and toddlers. For children up to 36 months with a caregiver.
View More
Registration is closed

Tech Training at Your Pace

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Main Library
Technology Lab A, 1st Floor
Need help with your device or more practice after your computer class? Library tech staff will informally assist you with various technology-related subjects. You are welcome to bring in your own device for assistance. Registration is not required and assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Call 463-2665 for more information about our Tech Training group sessions.

Please note: Library staff cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assist in the creation of content, or provide guidance in personal decisions.


Available software:

 
Internet Explorer 11
Google Chrome 
Microsoft Word 2013
Microsoft Publisher 2013
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013

Microsoft Excel 2013
Winway Resume Deluxe
Adobe Digital Editions
Overdrive Media Console 
View More

Play and Learn

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Story Corner, 1st Floor
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety of fun, developmentally appropriate toys that encourage literacy and learning. This program provides a great opportunity for socializing your child as well as making connections with other parents.
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Stress-Relief Crafts & Techniques for Teens

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Main Library
Teen Edge Area, 2nd Floor
Learn the best ways to manage your stress and handle the end of the school year with ease. We'll make soothing crafts to use for later and discuss the best ways to keep cool during exam time. For grades 7-12.
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Nonprofit 101

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Community Room 2B. 2nd Floor
As nonprofits, how can we embody the change we want to see and create more effective, accountable, and equitable organizations as we do it? This Nonprofits 101 workshop will be unlike any other you have participated in. We will explore how to infuse the governance, management, and operational practices of our organizations with our values of justice, equity and equality, through the practice of deep democracy. Whether you are a small volunteer-based association or a staffed nonprofit corporation, you will learn how you can incorporate new governance and management strategies that further your values.
Participants will leave the workshop with:
  1. A general understanding of the operations and management of democratic organizations and a vision for how they might embed more democracy in their organization moving forward;
  2. Specific tools and practices to spread power throughout their organization and give impacted people more voice to shape strategic and programmatic decisions;
  3. Resources to select and engage their board of directors, co-workers, and other key-stakeholders in conversation about new organizational structures and practices; and
  4. An understanding of legal issues arising from democratically directed nonprofits.
This workshop is ideal for individuals working in or with social justice organizations of all sizes and at all stages of organizational development. All you need is a desire to either develop or refine self-governance practices in your team, program, group, or organization. Participants should be people with the capacity and energy to start making changes in their organization.
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Market Research That Won't Break the Bank

9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Main Library
Knowing as much as possible about the customers and market your business serves is critical to your small business success! Join Dayton Metro Library’s Business Services Librarian who will demonstrate how you can use free library resources to: Identify potential customers; Find information on consumer demographics; Access reliable information on market size and critical trends; Identify and research your competition; Analyze potential business locations. This event is sponsored by the SBDC at The Entrepreneurs Center and will be held at 714 East Monument Avenue, Dayton, Ohio 45402. You must call 937-281-0118 to register.
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