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Warm Comforts - Quilt Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pet beds, etc. for donation to those in need.
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Color Yourself Happy! Adult Coloring Program

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Although coloring has been known to reduce anxiety and create focus, it is also fun, relaxing and not just for kids.  Come join us for an evening of coloring, stress relief & relaxation @ the Library!  We'll supply coloring sheets and colored pencils. 

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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Main
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Premier Free Quit Smoking Class

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Premier Health is offering a FREE three-week program designed to help you quit smoking. A certified tobacco treatment specialist provides counseling and support to help you quit for good. FREE and open to the public. Call CareFinders at 1-866-608-3463 to enroll.
Registration Required
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SCORE Small Business Counseling

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Miami Township
Quad Room B
The Dayton Chapter of SCORE, a national network of experienced entrepreneurs and corporate managers, offer free one-on-one counseling sessions. These are for anyone who is considering starting their own business or needs assistance with an existing business. Call 937-496-8631 to schedule an appointment with a SCORE counselor.
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Computer Basics

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

This class is for people with little to no computer experience. Learn the mouse!  Other topics include basic computer terms, and beginning windows management. Laptops will be provided to use during this class. 

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Library Downloads

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Burkhardt
Meeting Room

Discover DML’s Downloadable Digital Media.  Just in time for summer travel or relaxation, load up on free books, music, videos and more. The instructor will demonstrate how to download EPUB files from the library website and transfer them to an eBook reader. Tablet users will discover the Library Apps that are available for accessing library materials. Laptops will be provided, but attendees are welcome to bring in their E-Readers, Tablets, Laptops or Digital devices to practice or get help with searching, downloading and more! Registration is required.  Please bring you email address and valid library card. 

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Monthly Book Club

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Come for books, snacks, and fun! Copies of each book will be available in advance at the library.

May, 2017           The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant

June, 2017           The One-In-A-Million Boy by Monica Wood

July, 2017             Lillian Boxfish Takes A Walk  by Kathleen Rooney

August, 2017      Nagasaki: Life After Nuclear War by Susan Southard


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Considering College

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room
Considering attending college for the first time or going back to school?  This program will include:

-a demo of Career Cruising, a library resource for exploring career pathways and schools of interest, by a Library expert
-an overview of the college application and admissions process by an Admission Counselor from Wright State University
-general information about filling out the FAFSA and about financial aid options in general
-a question & answer session 
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Your Life's Work Reimagined Series Kickoff

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

The series begins with reimagining two words: “Retirement” and “volunteering”.  Participants will learn about the concept of an "encore career" for those people looking for productive engagement (work and service) that is meaningful but also means something beyond the self.

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Premier Free Quit Smoking Class

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Premier Health is offering a FREE three-week program designed to help you quit smoking. A certified tobacco treatment specialist provides counseling and support to help you quit for good. FREE and open to the public. Call CareFinders at 1-866-608-3463 to enroll.
Registration Required
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Random Rocks of Kindness

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room

Gardener and artist, Diana Alspaugh of Bean Bazaar Farm will guide us in painting rocks with positive messages to promote kindness and brighten someone's day!  These rocks can decorate your own garden or be hidden in plain sight in your neighborhood or along your favorite trail.  Try this unusual hobby and become a believer!  See the Ohio Rocks Rule public FaceBook group.  All materials provided. 

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Warm Comforts - Quilt Group

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pet beds, etc. for donation to those in need.
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Registration begins 5/1/2017 at 8:00 AM

DML Open Lab

2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Miami Township
Group Study
Join us for an open lab to get you on the move with all that Dayton Metro Library has to offer. If you're seeking help in using our catalog, downloading ebooks or audiobooks to your mobile device, or reading magazines on your tablet, we've got you covered. 
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Healthy Living for Your Brain and Body

6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Trotwood
Meeting Room

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. This program will help you learn about lifestyle choices to keep your brain and body healthy as you age. Join us for hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for healthy aging. Presented by the Alzheimer's Association Miami Valley Chapter. Call 1-800-272-3900 for more information.

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Registration is open

Tech Help!

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Wilmington-Stroop
Meeting Room
Designed to allow more time to practice, Tech Help! is your opportunity to get additional computer help. Library trainers will informally assist you with various computer-related subjects. Please Note: trainers are available for assistance only and cannot provide technical assistance for fixing computer problems, assisting in the creation of content, or providing guidance in personal decisions. 
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Is Business Ownership for You?

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

Your new life’s work might be starting your own business. Explore this option in detail with franchise consultant and business expert Bill Powell of FranNet will answer attendees’ initial questions on business and franchising basics. Highlights include:

·         Why consider business ownership? Advantages and disadvantages


·         Determining your ideal business model: Build, buy or franchise


·         Economic overview and business trends


·         Much more than food: Myths of franchise ownership


·         Funding options and building equity as an exit strategy


·         How the SBDC, SBA and SCORE can help


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Personal Empowerment Using the Hidden Principals of Aikido

6:30 PM - 8:15 PM
West Carrollton
Meeting Room
Join us for this experiential learning session offered by Steven Drozdeck, International Coach and Trainer.  Learn more about the physical and emotional power of attitude and energy utilization to improve and balance your energies within yourself, with your interactions with others, and with nature.  Lessons apply to everyday life.
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Get Your Read On!

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room

Are you looking for a good read?  Learn to use many of the same resources librarians use!  Both library databases and useful websites will be covered.  Laptops will be provided to use during this class.  

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The Story of Dayton: From Founding to the Industrial Growth & Beyond

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Brookville
Community Room

The Story of Dayton is defined by its people. Soon after the Treaty of Greenville was signed, hardworking individuals started moving to Dayton in pursuit of the American dream. A unique blend of innovators, inventors and dreamers filled with unmistakable optimism contributed their energy and talents that eventually turned a wilderness with a few log cabins into a city of a thousand factories.  

 Years have passed and with the decline of heavy manufacturing, Dayton’s businesses have diversified into more of a service economy that includes information technology, healthcare, business services and logistics to name a few. That said, manufacturing still has a vital role to play in the future of Dayton; a future that will be defined by its people.    

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Advice For Your Device

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Huber Heights

Bring your device and get assistance installing the library's apps for e-books, downloadable audiobooks, e-magazines, music and movies. You will need your library card and PIN, and you may need the password for your App Store on your device. Class size is limited so we can give one-on-one attention.

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Considering College

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Huber Heights
Meeting Room
Considering attending college for the first time or going back to school?  This program will include:

-a demo of Career Cruising, a library resource for exploring career pathways and schools of interest, by a Library expert
-an overview of the college application and admissions process by an Admission Counselor from Wright State University
-general information about filling out the FAFSA and about financial aid options in general
-a question & answer session 
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Open Lab

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
East
Meeting Room
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questions answered. The trainer will be on hand to get you pointed in the right direction and connect you with available resources. All skill levels welcome.

*The trainer is unable to handle personal/confidential information and cannot create documents/files for you.
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Time: Intend It, Don't Just Spend It

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room

We are all given the same 24 hours each day, yet many of us go to bed each night wondering if we’ve spent our time wisely. Led by Rose Lounsbury--professional organizer and owner of Less LLC--this class will focus on techniques to help us spend our time more intentionally. Participants will learn the #1 list they should make, how to balance “must do’s” with “want to do’s”, and how to make daily schedules that are actually meaningful.


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Memory Cafe

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Kettering Moraine
Community Room
Designed for individuals living with early stage dementia, this program is open to care partners and community members as well. Each month different speakers will present on topics such as history, art, genealogy, and more! An opportunity to share and socialize will follow the lecture. Join us on the 4th Friday of each month at 10:00 am-12:00 pm for Memory Café, offered jointly by the Dayton Metro Library and the Alzheimer’s Association. Questions? Contact Sarah Cameron at 937-610-7012 or email scameron@alz.org.
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