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Last Updated: Thursday, 29 January 2015

2018 Book Discussions + Programs

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MEET THE AUTHOR EVENT:
Melissa Fay Greene

with Karen Shirk, Founder of 4 Paws for Ability

Thursday, April 12 at 6 PM | FREE at Dayton Metro Library Eichelberger Forum

Melissa Fay Green comes to Dayton! Joined by 4 Paws for Ability Founder Karen Shirk, they’ll talk about the book we’ve all been reading, the dogs that are trained at 4 Paws, and the wonderful families they serve. Bring your questions!

Book Discussion
at Rosewood Arts Centre
(2655 Olson Dr., Kettering)
Monday, March 5, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.463.2665 | Sandy Prell (DML)
Pets, Hospitals & Our Military
Monday, March 5, 2018, 6:30 - 8 p.m.
at Centerville Library, 111 W. Spring Valley Road, 45458

Learn how the Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association offers pet therapy services for patients and staff at both the WPAFB Medical Center and the Dayton VA. Presented by Gerry Coen, president of MVPTA, and Pam Killingsworth. Meet their service dogs Bailey and Rocky Too! For All Ages. A Big Read event.

There are no reservations for this event but seating is limited due to fire code regulations. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m.
Book Discussion
at New Lebanon Branch Library
Monday, March 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.463.2665 | Carol Macmann
Doggie Talk: Dogs & Body Language
at Tipp City Public Library
Monday, March 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.667.3826

Ever wonder what your pet is saying to you? SISCA will have some pets to demonstrate basic indicators, why body language is important, and provide some helpful tips that you can try with your own pets at home.
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Jamestown Community Library
Tuesday, March 6, 2018, 3:30 p.m.
937.352.4005

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit based out of Xenia that places task-trained service dogs with disabled children and veterans, as written about in the book The Underdogs by Melissa Greene. Come to learn more about their work, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Book Discussion
at Xenia Community Library
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 10:15 a.m.
937.352.4000 | Tamar Kreke
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Miamisburg Branch Library
Wednesday, March 7, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
937.463.2665

Come learn more about the work 4 Paws for Ability does, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at New Lebanon Branch Library
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
937.463.2665

Come learn more about the work 4 Paws for Ability does, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Book Discussion
at Northmont Branch Library
Thursday, March 8, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
937.463.2665 | Shari Bowers
Krafts with Kelly - Dog Edition
at Tipp City Public Library
Saturday, March 10, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
937.667.3826

Help us create some dog toys to be donated to local animal shelters. *Registration requested. Library patrons and program participants are encouraged to bring an item that can be donated to a local animal shelter. Items of need include collars, leashes, beds, shampoo and toys of all sizes.
Book Discussion
at Bradford Public Library
Monday, March 12, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
937.448.2612 | Cherie Roeth
Book Discussion
at University of Dayton, ArtStreet Café
(318 Kiefaber St)
Monday, March 12, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
937.229.4274 | Katy Kelly
Your New Puppy
at Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
Monday, March 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.352.4004

Join us to learn about how to pick a puppy, their gear and toys, caring for a puppy, and puppy socialization. Presented by a local dog trainer.
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Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Dayton Metro Main Library
Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.463.2665

Come learn more about the work 4 Paws for Ability does, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Book Discussion
at West Carrollton Civic Center
(300 E. Central Ave., West Carrollton)
Monday, March 12, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.463.2665 | Karen Findlay
Dog Toys for SICSA
at Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 4:30 p.m.
937.352.4004

Come join SICSA's TAILS VolunTeen group and learn how to make toys for pets. Toys will be donated to SICSA.
Family Story Time
at Tipp City Public Library
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.667.3826

Families with children from 3 years old and up are invited to this special Family Storytime. We will welcome some four-legged friends from the DREAM4pets animal sanctuary, along with their foster families, to learn about adopting rescued pets. There will be stories about dogs and cats and a fun craft, as well as time to play with some furry friends. No registration required for this special one-time event.
Book Discussion
at Wright Memorial Public Library
Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.294.7171 | Elizabeth Schmidt
Greene County Sheriff's Canine Unit
at Yellow Springs Community Library
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.352.4003

Join us for an informative meeting with one of the Greene County Sheriff's canine unit. Chief Carlson will be here to show support of our Sheriff Department.
A Visit with 4 Paws For Ability
at Troy-Miami County Public Library
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.339.0502 x117

A representative from 4 Paws For Ability will be at the library to discuss their organization, answer questions, and demonstrate what their dogs do.
Book Discussion
at Centerville Library
Thursday, March 15, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.610.4429 | Debe Dockins
Social Skills for Dogs
at Yellow Springs Community Library
Monday, March 19, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.352.4003

Canine behavioral specialist Janee Crafton will talk about specific social skills that can encourage good behavior in your dog.
Book Discussion
at Trotwood Branch Library
Monday, March 19, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.463.2665
Book Discussion
at Woodbourne @ Cross Pointe
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
937.610.4429 | Debe Dockins
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Fairborn Community Library
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.878.9383

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit based out of Xenia that places task-trained service dogs with disabled children and veterans, as written about in the book The Underdogs by Melissa Greene. Come to learn more about their work, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Book Discussion
at Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
Tuesday, March 20, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.352.4004 | Tamar Kreke
Book Discussion
at Caesar's Creek Vineyard
(962 Long Rd., Xenia)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.352.4005 | Tamar Kreke
(Jamestown Community Library)
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Book Discussion
at Franklin-Springboro Public Library
(Springboro Building)
Wednesday, March 21, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.746.2665 | Bill Moe
Book Discussion
at Kettering College
(Conference Room, L-16)
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
937.395.8601 x55681 | Dave Price
Book Discussion
at New Carlisle Public Library
Thursday, March 22, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.845.3601 | Tillie Jamison
Solving Common Dog Problems
at Cedarville Community Library
Saturday, March 24, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
937.352.4006

Canine behavior specialist Janee Moore, along with her 4-legged friends, will talk about common dog problems, such as barking, jumping, leash manners, and social skills, and how to correct them.
Book Discussion
at Bradford Public Library
Monday, March 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
937.448.2612 | Cherie Roeth
Book Discussion
at Jamestown Community Library
Monday, March 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
937.352.4005 | Tamar Kreke
Book Discussion
at Cedarville Community Library
Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.352.4006 | Tamar Kreke
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Cedarville Community Library
Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.352.4006

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit based out of Xenia that places task-trained service dogs with disabled children and veterans, as written about in the book The Underdogs by Melissa Greene. Come to learn more about their work, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Miami Township Branch Library
Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.463.2665 | Cheryl Wirtley, Miami Township Branch
(joint discussion with Miamisburg)
Book Discussion
at Troy-Miami County Public Library
Monday, March 26, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.339.0502 x117 | Bill Schlimme
Book Discussion
at Tipp City Public Library
Monday, March 26, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.667.3826 x216 | Drew Wichterman
Who Saved Who? Tales of Our Tails, Part One
at Sinclair Library Loggia
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
937.512.3007

Share your personal stories about the relationships with your pets in a Moth Radio format.
Who Saved Who? Tales of Our Tails, Part Two
at Sinclair Library Loggia
Tuesday, March 27, 2018, 12:00 p.m.
937.512.3007

Hear Nahseam Brown give a personal account of how a service dog changed a life and what should you do when you meet a service dog and handler. 
It's a Doggie World- Going Beyond the Page
at Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
937.352.4004

Did you read The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene and wonder how it applies to your life? Join us to learn about different dog disciplines and search dogs. Presented by Athena Haus of K9 Karma with her search dog, Zena.
Book Discussion
at Sinclair Library Loggia
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 11:00 a.m.
937.512.3007 | Adrienne Cassel
Learn About Canine Companions for Independence
at New Carlisle Public Library
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.845.3601

Learn more about Canine Companions for Independence, a non-profit organization that provides highly trained assistance dogs for people with disabilities.
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Xenia Community Library
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.352.4000

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit based out of Xenia that places task-trained service dogs with disabled children and veterans, as written about in the book The Underdogs by Melissa Greene. Come to learn more about their work, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Get Pit Proud
at Tipp City Public Library
Thursday, March 29, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.667.3826

The Miami Valley Pit Crew encourages change through positive example. Learn about the American Pit Bull Terrier and what the Pit Crew does to help these dogs.
Interactive "Lady and the Tramp"
at Winters-Bellbrook Community Library
Friday, March 30, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
937.352.4004

Join us for this special event to go along with the area wide Big Read. We will be showing the Disney movie, "Lady and the Tramp," with a little participation from the audience.
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Yellow Springs Community Library
Monday, April 2, 2018, 4:00 p.m.
937.352.4003

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit based out of Xenia that places task-trained service dogs with disabled children and veterans, as written about in the book The Underdogs by Melissa Greene. Come to learn more about their work, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Can I Bring My Dog Everywhere?: Service Dogs vs. Therapy Animals vs. Emotional Support Animals
at Sinclair Library Loggia
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, Noon

Carolyn Reno will cover the requirements for a dog to have access as a service animal and the restrictions and limitations surrounding Therapy and Emotional Support Animals.
Book Discussion
at Books & Co., The Greene
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.429.2169

Sharon Kelly-Roth… Celebrating Service Dogs! We will discuss The Underdogs by Melissa Fay Greene. People are encouraged to bring their service dogs and share how the dogs are of service to them.
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Book Discussion
at Brixx Ice Company
(500 E. 1st Street, Dayton)
Tuesday, April 3, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.463.2665

Pub-Lit Book Discussion Group hosted by DML Main Library Librarians, Kristen Allen-Vogel and Angela Jones
Four-Legged Law Enforcement Officers
at Sinclair Library Loggia
Wednesday, April 4, 2018,11:00 a.m.
937.512.3007

K9 officers routinely put their lives on the line for little more than a pat on the head.  Meet K9 officers and their handlers to find out how they train, what they do, and how they make a difference.
Meet 4 Paws for Ability and Book Discussion
at Vandalia Branch Library
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 12:30 p.m.
Book Discussion to follow at 1:30 p.m.
937.463.2665

Come learn more about the work 4 Paws for Ability does, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Dreaming of a Pet
at Tipp City Public Library
Thursday, April 5, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.667.3826

Meet some furry friends while you learn about how DREAM4pets rescues and finds pets their forever home.
It's a Dog Party!
at Wright Memorial Library
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
937.667.3826

Bring your dog, family, and friends to join us for a leisurely 1.5 mile walk from Wright Library down Shafor Blvd. to Creager Field Dog Park.

We'll kick it off at 10am with a "Doggie Storytime" on the Library’s front lawn. Local author Trudy Krisher will read her new picture book, Bark Park, to dogs and their families. At the end of the walk, Wright Library will be passing out Frisbees and the Dog Park will be open for business. Krisher will be on hand to sell and sign picture books, and other dog-related groups may also be there. It’s a great chance to enjoy a morning stroll and meet other dog owners and their dogs! Not a dog owner? You’re still welcome to join us! Meet in front of Wright Library at 10am.

All dogs must be leashed and up-to-date on vaccines. Owners accept full responsibility for their dog’s behavior, must comply with posted Dog Park rules, and are responsible for picking up pet waste. Please consider your dog’s temperament as there may be many dogs and children.
Krafts with Kelly- Cat Edition
at Tipp City Public Library
Saturday, April 7, 2018, 2:00 p.m.
937.667.3826

Help us create some cat toys to be donated to local animal shelters. *Registration requested. Library patrons and program participants are encouraged to bring an item that can be donated to a local animal shelter. Items of need include collars, leashes, beds, shampoo and toys of all sizes.
K-9 Solutions Obedience Training Demonstration
at New Carlisle Public Library
Date and time to be announced
937.845.3601

What can dogs do to protect and serve? Find out!
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Beavercreek Community Library
Monday, April 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.352.4001

4 Paws for Ability is a nonprofit based out of Xenia that places task-trained service dogs with disabled children and veterans, as written about in the book The Underdogs by Melissa Greene. Come to learn more about their work, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Meet 4 Paws for Ability
at Burkhardt Branch Library
Monday, April 9, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.352.4001

Come learn more about the work 4 Paws for Ability does, meet a dog currently in training, and see demonstrations.
Book Discussion
at Beavercreek Community Library
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.352.4001 | Tamar Kreke
Book Discussion
at Ray's Wine Spirits Grill
(8268 N. Main St, Clayton)
Tuesday, April 10, 2018, 7:00 p.m.
937.463.2665 | Shari Bowers
Underdogs to Wonderdogs: 4 Paws for Ability
at Tipp City Public Library
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
937.667.3826
Come meet these special service dogs as 4 Paws for Ability shares their story that started with assisting children with disabilities.
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Author Event with Melissa Faye Greene and Karen Shirk
at Dayton Metro Main Library
Thursday, April 12, 2018, 6:00 p.m.
937.463.2665

Melissa Fay Greene, author of this year’s Big Read book, The Underdogs, joins Karen Shirk, Director of 4 Paws for Ability, for a very special event. They will talk about the book we’ve all been reading, the dogs that are trained at 4 Paws for Ability, and the wonderful families they serve.
Book Discussion
at Brookville Branch Library
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
937.463.2665 | Elaine Lindstrom
Book Discussion
at Burkhardt Branch Library
Saturday, April 14, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
937.463.2665 | Darryn Reams
Massage for Your Dog
at Yellow Springs Community Library
Monday, April 16, 2018, 6:30 p.m.
937.352.4003

Canine behavioral specialist Janee Crafton demonstrates massage techniques so that you can put a "smile" on your four-legged friend!
The Big Read at BPL!
at Bradford Public Library
Tuesday, April, 17, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
937.448.2612
The Big Read at BPL!
at Bradford Public Library
Tuesday, April, 24, 2018, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Service Dogs Visit the Library
937.448.2612
Dog Adoption Day with Pawsitive Warriors Rescue of New Carlisle
at New Carlisle Public Library
Saturday, April 28, 2018, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.
937.845.3601

YOU can make a difference! You’ve read about what they can do. You’ve seen what they can do. It’s time to adopt a canine soul of your own. Come find your new Best Friend!