For a smallish state, Ohio has had an enormous impact on the history of our country. From prehistoric times to today, an amazing number of important things have started here, been invented here, happened here, and gone on from here to change the world. Come and learn about Native American Ohio, Ohio as the first frontier, Ohio and the Civil War, Ohio and important social movements, famous and memorable Ohio men and women from Annie Oakley to General Grant to Jesse Owens to Paul Newman, Ohio and the Amish, Ohio triumphs and tragedies, and weird and unusual Ohio facts and trivia. You‘ll even learn (in case you ever wondered) why Ohio is called “The Buckeye State.”
Conservation Kids is a family based program designed to get families out in nature. This time, however, we are bringing nature to you. It might seem like a strange idea to bring nature into a library but where else can everything to know about nature be found? Libraries and Conservation Kids help us to learn about nature. They show us why and how we should help. They give us the power to make the world we live in a better place.
If you’ve ever driven through
Woodland Cemetery you may have noticed that many of the monuments have the
names of many of the streets in Dayton. In this program, we’ll introduce you to
the men and women whose streets bear their name and how they contributed to the
history of Dayton.
Edible Plant Basics: For over 2 million years humans have fed and healed themselves by harvesting plants. Learn to identify and harvest local wild edibles. Visual and hands-on identification will help you feel confident in correctly locating and utilizing our natural bounties. Start tasting what you're missing while improving your self-sufficiency in the wild. Join David Harper Jr, an American naturalist, tracker, survivalist and author from Dayton, Ohio where he runs the Elk Trail School of Self Reliance.
Get a glimpse of what life on other planets might be like! Experiment with tools needed to live in alien worlds. Children will make a water filtration system and design their own base on another planet.