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215 E 3rd St
Dayton, OH 45402 United States

January 2018

UpDayton Info Session

January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Our session will take place in the Community Action Lab at the downtown library. The space is on the first…

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February 2018

Craft Chocolate Tasting

February 24, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
$25

How to taste chocolate THIS IS A CRAFT CHOCOLATE TASTING CLASS. Our first class will be February 24 at the…

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April 2018

Chocolate class 102

April 21, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Peace on Fifth hosts the second in a three part chocolate tasting series at the Downtown Dayton Metro Library. 101…

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STORYCON: TEEN A Festival of Teen Fiction and Graphic Novels

April 28, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Dayton Metro Library welcomes Miami Valley teens to the first annual STORYCON: TEEN on Saturday, April 28, 12:00-5:00 p.m. The free festival of teen…

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June 2018

LIVE MUSIC AT MAIN: Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus

June 3, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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LIVE MUSIC AT MAIN SUNDAYS, 2-3:30 PM 6/3 - Dayton Gay Men’s Chorus Songs from school days 6/10 - The Corndrinkers Old-time string band 7/8…

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AFRICAN DRUM & DANCE WORKSHOP

June 5, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Tony West & the Imani Dancers are an amazing ensemble of dancers, musicians, and actors who blend contemporary experiences with…

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PERSPECTIVES ON THE STATE OF ISRAEL

June 11, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

David Ze’ev Jablinowitz, a journalist who has covered Israel from 1981 to the present will share historical and current perspectives…

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DAYTON LITERARY PEACE PRIZE DISCUSSION

June 26, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

We’re talking about Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi,  2017 Fiction Runner-Up. TUE, 6/26 | 6:30-7:30 PM | BASSANI THEATER OFF THIRD

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VOICES OF THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE

June 26, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

African immigrants share their personal stories, following the Dayton Literary Peace Prize discussion of Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi. TUE, 6/26 | 7:30-8:30 PM | BASSANI…

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July 2018

Presentation and Signing with Andrew Walsh

July 10, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Andrew's Lost Dayton book is officially out! Presentation and Signing: Tuesday, July 10th, 6:30pm @Downtown Dayton Metro Library on 3rd…

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August 2018

Create with the Dayton Society of Artists

August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

The Dayton Society of Artists is pleased to announce Create - a curated exhibition featuring the Dayton Society of Artist’s…

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DSA – Art in the City

August 3, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

The Dayton Society of Artists is taking over DDML’s Opportunity Space with an interactive exhibition featuring DSA’s permanent collection and…

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PARTY IN THE PARK

August 4, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

 It’s back! After a two-year hiatus while the Main Library was under construction, Dayton Metro Library once again hosts the…

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Modern Self Portrait Collages

August 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

Inspired by Rosalie Lowry’s Self Portrait, we will create self-portraits utilizing collage and paint. When: Wednesday, August 15, 4 to 6…

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Summer Art Movie Series: Lust for Life

August 16, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Free

The 1956 movie Lust for Life is a dramatic biography of the renowned artist Vincent van Gogh. Many know of his struggles…

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2018 Artist Opportunity Grant Workshop

August 28, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Free

You’re ready to take your artistic career to the next level, but how do you fund the next step? Culture…

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September 2018

Not In Our Town

September 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Free

Storytelling through film can often help us see things in a new way. Not In Our Town (https://www.niot.org/about-us) films help…

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Open Call for Models

September 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

On Saturday, September 22, at the Dayton Emerging Fashion Incubator (DE-FI) LLC will host its ONLY Open Call of the…

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(DE-FI) Open House and Strategic Plan Reveal

September 22, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:45 pm
Free

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have a career in fashion? Are you interested in sewing…

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Latin Dance Lesson

September 24, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn basic moves to a variety of Latin dances including salsa, bachata, and merengue. No previous experience or partner is…

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Lunchtime jazz w/ Duante Beddingfield & The Randy Villars Trio

September 28, 2018 @ 11:45 am - 1:15 pm
Free

Singer Duante Beddingfield, a longtime presence in the Dayton-area jazz community, brings his throwback style back to the Dayton Metro…

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October 2018

Free Back Pain Seminar

October 16, 2018 @ 5:30 pm
Free

Are you suffering from back pain? Does your back pain prevent you from doing everyday activities? Join us for a…

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3rd Annual Vegan Halloween Potluck

October 28, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Come dressed up in your Halloween costumes young and old. A kid friendly party for your little ones to partake…

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November 2018

2018 Culture Works Annual Meeting

November 1, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Free

2017-2018 was a year of growth, connection, and collaboration. Now, it's time for transformation. Join us to celebrate the successes…

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Seitan: Plant Powered Protein Cooking Class

November 11, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
$25 – $45

"So where do you get your protein?” A somewhat annoying question but people are truly curious. In this class, we…

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How to Talk to Your Family about Trump/the rise of Fascism

November 19, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Free

Nervous about the holiday season and interacting with your Trump-supporting family? Come learn some skills in communication that can (a)…

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Transgender Day Of Remembrance 2018

November 20, 2018 @ 6:30 pm
Free

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 will be held at the Dowtown Branch of Dayton Metro Library on 3rd St. Doors…

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December 2018

Beauty Business Workshop

December 3, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
$35

This event will be pack with valuable information for building up your Beauty or barber business. If you are looking…

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February 2019

Gluten Free Cooking Class: GF BURGERS AND BUNS

February 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$25

Don't miss out some guilt free and gluten free burger making to satisfy your hungry friends and family. You will…

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March 2019

Curry Around the World

March 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$30

Curry Around the World by Sprouting Dreams LLC In this class we will talk about spices, the orgins of curry…

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Sushi Making Class

March 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
$30

Sushi Making Class by Sprouting Dreams LLC Sushi is beloved world wide. Chef Da'Ves Malone has had a love for…

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Community Art Therapy Workshop

March 31 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Free

Do you like creating art?  Come to the Dayton Metro Library and experience the therapeutic benefits of the simple act…

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June 2019

Sunday Movies @ Main: Dying Laughing (What It Takes to Be a Stand-Up Comedian) (2017)

June 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Free

Featuring Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Amy Schumer, Kevin Hart, Bob Saget, Jamie Foxx, Sarah Silverman, Jerry Lewis, Steve Coogan, Bobby…

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Suffragists:  And They Persisted

June 17 @ 9:30 am - July 31 @ 6:00 pm
Free

An exhibition of 19 quilts honoring the women’s suffrage movement and the 19th Amendment created by members of the Miami…

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Toward Equality For All

June 17 @ 9:30 am - July 31 @ 6:00 pm
Free

This exhibit celebrates the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, with vintage photos and memorabilia from Dayton…

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Suffragists: And They Persisted! Art Quilt Show

June 17 @ 9:30 am - July 3 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until July 31, 2019

Twenty art quilts depict women of the suffrage movement; additional quilts feature Mother Goose rhymes that were rewritten in 1912…

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19th Amendment: Towards Equality For All

June 18 @ 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until July 31, 2019

FREE

Discover the resources in Dayton Metro Library's exceptional Women’s Suffrage Collection. Peruse historical photos, speeches and other documents; take a…

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Suffragists: And They Persisted! Art Quilt Show

June 18 @ 9:30 am - July 4 @ 6:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:30 am, repeating until July 31, 2019

Twenty art quilts depict women of the suffrage movement; additional quilts feature Mother Goose rhymes that were rewritten in 1912…

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