The programs below run between 35-45 minutes. Those with an asterisk (*) also have a 15-minute version.
Laugh along as we present the lighter side of growing older.
America’s natural treasures — did you know we have one in our very own state?
Listen to the story of Louis "Louie" Zamperini-juvenile delinquent, Olympic runner, POW, and World War II hero.
Hear the incredible story of James Holman, a prolific traveler and world explorer. He was also intermittently crippled and permanently blind.
Learn about the cartoonist's life from early childhood, formative years, and how he created some of the most beloved characters of our time including Charlie Brown, Snoopy, Woodstock, Lucy, and more!
Hear the fascinating story of James A. Garfield's meteoric rise from poverty to U.S. Presidency and his tragic end at the hands of deranged assassin Charles Guiteau.
Prepare to smile as you learn more about our beloved hometown humorist Erma Bombeck.
Explore the lives of 11 women who raised their sons to achieve the greatest office in the land - the Presidency of the United States.
Get to know the six flagraisers in the famous photograph taken at the battle of Iwo Jima.
Take a creepy jaunt with us to some of Ohio's haunted locales.
Heroes and characters are all around us! Join us to learn about some of the people who have enriched our lives here in the Miami Valley.
A nostalgic profile of some of our favorite, classic comedians including Dick Van Dyke, Tim Conway, Lucille Ball and Carol Burnett.
A portrait of the American musical from Hollywood to Broadway including movie and stage musicals and the people who brought them to life.
Explore the world of Norman Rockwell, one of America's most beloved artists.
Take a tour of our wonderful state which is so rich in history and full of many wonderful things to see and do!
Take a stroll down memory lane as you follow the band from its beginning stanza to its final note. And enjoy listening to some of The Beatles' greatest songs!
Hear the remarkable story of a horse who could debate politics, count, spell and act the part of a prankster. Raised by Dr. William Key, a former slave and self-taught veterinarian who educated this horse through the power of kindness, Beautiful Jim Key became the figurehead for the humane movement and a national phenomenon at the turn of the 20th century.
Learn about "the most beautiful book ever written."
Discover the sweet backstory of one of Dayton’s own hometown favorites!
Learn more about the wife of our 16th President including her childhood, years in the White House, and insanity trial.
Discover the real story behind one of the greatest naval disasters in U.S. history.
Learn more about the brothers who grew from bicycle shop tinkerers to the aviation innovators who made Dayton First in Flight.
All Technology programs run approximately one hour unless otherwise noted.
Can't figure out how to get that library book on your eReader? Take a crash course with a librarian who will show you how easy it can be! Searching tips and software overviews are included.
Wondering about the world of eBay? Catch this overview of eBay including background, history, and major features of the site presented by an Education Specialist trained by eBay.
Genealogy is easier than you think! Learn about some great resources available online, as well as library resources. Quick tips and strategies to organize your research are also included.
Frightened of Facebook? Leery of LinkedIn? Terrified of Twitter? Let an experienced Librarian help you get started and learn the major Dos and Don'ts on these social networks.
Learn online job searching basics including job site navigation, resume formatting, and networking opportunities. Upgrade your job skills and make career decisions using print and electronic resources available at the Library.