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:

Oakwood Inclusion Coalition logo of colorful lines in a circle.
Oakwood Interviews
Sept. 25 | Join Wright Library and Oakwood Inclusion Coalition as they interview different people from around the community.
Senior man and woman point at their "volunteer" t-shirts
July 17 | Learn how to mentor the next generation with Americorps Seniors.
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.
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July 20 | This workshop will help you capture family memories start to finish - asking good questions, technical needs, and archiving results.
multi-color tie dye swirl
July: Crafts for All Ages and Tie Dye Celebration | September: Embroidery Party for Grown-ups.
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 left, teen girl sits on stairs sadly looking at cell phone. On right, book cover for "The Anxious Generation" by Jonathan Haidt
Fall 2024 | Wright Library will host community conversations with Dr. Neil Gupta, Oakwood Schools Superintendent.
Civil War soldiers in Dayton Ohio pose in front of a large canon.
Civil War Series
Fall 2024 | A new series in partnership with Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and the Miami Valley Civil War Round Table.
A tea towel in an embroidery hoop with colored threads below.
Adult Embroidery Party
September 26 | Adults, enjoy light refreshments while learning how to embroider a tea towel to take home.

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.