Events & Programs

Featured Events

Featured events and program series

Check the event Calendar for a full list of upcoming library events.

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Upcoming Adult Programs:


Hand underneath a firefly
Summer programs for eco- and firefly-friendly gardens June 24 & July 11.
Mandy Shannon with newspaper background
June 25 | Learn to identify bias and misinformation to be a better news consumer.
Author Nicole Eustace with her book "Covered with night: a story of murder and indigenous justice in early America"
July 18 | A remarkable series of criminal investigations and cross-cultural negotiations in Pennsylvania's Haudenosaunee.
Partial view of hand holding sepia-toned photo with Black & White photos on table below
July 20 | This workshop will help you capture family memories start to finish - asking good questions, technical needs, and archiving results.
Senior man and woman point at their "volunteer" t-shirts
Upcoming programs on Advance Directives, Retirement Planning, and Senior Mentoring.
National Cryptologic Museum type with semicircle of random letters to left side
August 8 | Virtual tour of cryptology in America from the NSA's Cryptologic Museum

On-going Program Series 


Book Covers  Book Clubs - In-person and online book discussions for all ages and interests.

Local authors present at Wright Library  Author Talks - Visit with authors at Wright Library or virtually through Zoom.

Wright Brothers with early plane are an essential part of Dayton's history.  History Enthusiasts - Programs about local and Ohio history including the Far Hills Speaker Series.

Pipevine Swallowtail Butterfly  Ecology & Nature - Programs and resources to support native plants and pollinators.

Two older adults happily living well  Living Well - Programs that guide us towards better health, finances, and sustainability.

Open sign for a small business  Business & Finance - Learn the tricks of the trade on how to succeed in business and finance.

Robotic hand meets human hand as we explore Artificial Intelligence and technology of the future.  Technology & Science - Explore how science and the technology of the future impacts us today.

"Let's Talk" logo for library programs that promote open conversation.Let's Talk - "Let's Talk" programs promote open conversation - join the conversation!

Hands holding pencils  Writing, Crafts, & Creative Opportunities - Poetry, crafts for all ages, and more.

Child reads in the arms of her mother
Weekly storytimes and activities for all ages
Child makes an excited face as they pull an item from a library shelf
Storytimes, crafts, and hangouts for tweens and teens. See what's happening!
Young boy reads to a therapy dog
Monthly | Children can sign up to read to therapy dogs on "Woof Wednesdays."
child leaps over "family game night" in scrabble tiles
Snacks, fun, and a variety of games to choose from - or bring your own.
Conductor Cody Clark, magician, and children
July 27 | A magic show adventure with Conductor Cody, a magician with autism who invites us to join him as disability advocates.
cartoon adults paddle a book and cartoon children sail on a book pirate ship
Take the Summer Reading Challenge June 1 - July 31 to win prizes and find adventure at your library.
colorful tie dye swirl
July 31 | All ages can make tie dye in Katharine Wright Park.
On left, child holds a compass. On right, child's hands hold antlers.
June 23 | Take an imaginary trip and choose your own adventure to explore the Louisiana Purchase. Geared towards grades 2-8.
A fossil of a stegosaurus and brontosaurus skull
July 18 | A junior paleontologist’s dream! Uncover fossils on a mock dinosaur dig and touch fossils from real dinosaurs. Geared towards grades 1-4.