Speaker Date Topic
Taryn Filer Nov 20, 2019
Dayton First Family of Pizza

DAYTON’S FIRST FAMILIES OF PIZZA Learn the ‘secrets’ behind thin crust, edge-to-edge toppings, bite-sized squares, and the Daytonians who made our favorite pizzas

The speaker Taryn Filer has been an employee of the Washington-Centerville Public Library since 2017. She holds a B.A in Psychology from Wright State University, and an MLIS from Kent State University. She is an Adult Services Specialist and enjoys working with the public. In addition to assisting with Speakers Bureau programs, she coordinates the Uncorked book discussion at Rumbleseat Wine, assists with Genealogy Interest Group classes, and helps in various tech classes for adults. When her head is not in a book, she can be found wherever her new dog, Lewis, is.

STRIVE - Randy Patterson Dec 04, 2019
Cyber smart and cyber bullying for today's young adults.

Randy will talk about Cyber Bullying, the impact of social media in young adult life, and the way to protect yourself now and in the future through technology.


Randy Patterson is a former Marine (8 years), cancer survior and proud husband and father of three.

Recon Technology Group is a veteran owned and operated IT company, specializing in supporting small-medium sized businesses in both Colorado & Ohio. Some of our clients include legal firms, medical offices, manufacturing companies and property management. As a full service IT provider, we become your Virtual CIO without the high cost associated with one!

937-546-6199 or rpatterson@recontechgroup.com

NO MEETING Dec 11, 2019
Joanne Huist Smith Dec 18, 2019
The 13th Gift: A Christmas Miracle.
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering Jan 08, 2020
City Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering Jan 15, 2020
City Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering Jan 22, 2020
City Update
Mark Schwieterman City of Kettering Jan 29, 2020
City Update
Scott Inskeep Kettering City School Feb 05, 2020
State of the Schools
Debe Dockins Feb 12, 2020
The Ester Price Story

* THE ESTHER PRICE STORY Discover the sweet backstory of one of Dayton’s own hometown favorites!


The speaker Debe Dockins has been with the Library since 2006 and holds a B.S. in Journalism and Public Relations from Murray State University in Kentucky. She is currently the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Library and is responsible for running the Dottie Yeck Good Life Award Writing Contest, the Erma Bombeck Writing Competition, the Speakers Bureau, coordinating four book discussion groups, and creating special programs such Tea at Two, the Memory Café series, and the Ghost Walk on Main.


Ken Miller Feb 19, 2020
Kettering Schools
Tom Nichols Mar 11, 2020
Broadcaster for the Dayton Dragons

 The History of the Dayton Dragons • Key to the Dragons’ Success: Family Entertainment and Community Involvement • Former Dragons Players Who Have Reached the Major Leagues • Our relationship with the Cincinnati Reds • The Minor League Baseball Story • The Day in the Life of a Minor League Ballplayer

STRIVE AWARDS Apr 29, 2020
Students, Mentors & Teachers