Dayton Metro Library to celebrate Black History month with multiple events

February is Black History month, and the Dayton Metro Library is set to host a variety of programs across the Miami Valley starting next week.

The events will take place at the Main Library in Dayton and the Vandalia Branch, according to a press release from the library.

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Main Library Events:

  • February 8: “So You Wanna Be A Rocket Scientist?” event will be held in the Children’s Creativity Space from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

    • This family-friendly event has rocket-related activities according to the release.

  • February 9: “Black Owned Business Workshop” will be in conference room 3A on the third floor from 4:45 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

    • Jemichael Blanton, creator, and founder of the Expoit Clothing line will share tips and resources with participants.

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Vandalia Branch Events:

  • February 9: “Redlining: Mapping Racism” from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

    • The event will have Myla Cardona-Jones from Sinclair Community College talking about how Redlining was responsible for large-scale disinvestment in Black and Brown communities and how it’s still affecting those communities.

    • Vestiges of Redlining: Mapping Equity in Dayton will be on display at the Vandalia Branch until February 18.

For more information about the event visit or call the Library’s Ask Me Line at 937.463.2665.

More Black History Month programs and events can be found by visiting