Speakers Bureau Services
About this Service
- Complete this Speakers Bureau Information Request form to receive more information or to request a program for your group.
- Print a Speakers Bureau Flyer.
- Programs may be scheduled during Library business hours except for Sundays.
- Programs may be scheduled in the Library’s Meeting Rooms if available.
- Programs may be scheduled at your location provided it is within 10 miles of the Library, and your organization can supply a screen and small table.
- Programs are not scheduled in private residences.
- There is no change for this service, however, a small donation would be welcomed and appreciated.
All Technology programs run approximately one hour unless otherwise noted.
Data Mining @ the Library
When making business decisions, the ability to find and use the right information can make all the difference. This presentation introduces the Library's business-oriented databases and explains how they can improve the bottom line.
eBooks Made Easy
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.
Introduction to eBay
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.
Introduction to Genealogy
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.
Introduction to Online Social Networking
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.
Online Job Searching Strategies
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.
History, Travel, Culture
The programs below run between 35-45 minutes. Those with an asterisk (*) also have a 15-minute version.
America's National Parks
America’s natural treasures — did you know we have one in our very own state?
And He Lived to Tell: The Incredible Story of Louie Zamperini
Listen to the story of Louis Zamperini-juvenile delinquent, Olympic runner, POW, and World War II hero.
A Sense of the World
Hear the incredible story of James Holman, a prolific traveler and world explorer. He was also intermittently crippled and permanently blind.
*Charles M. Schulz and the Peanuts Gang
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!
Destiny of the Republic
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.
*Erma Bombeck: A Celebration of Laughter
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.
Flags of Our Fathers
Get to know the six flagraisers in the famous photograph taken at the battle of Iwo Jima.
Heroes and Characters of the Miami Valley
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.
Norman Rockwell's America
Explore the world of Norman Rockwell, one of America's most beloved artists.
Taking a Tour Around Ohio
Take a tour of our wonderful state which is so rich in history and full of many wonderful things to see and do!
The Beatles: "Can't Buy Me Love"
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!
The Book of Kells
Learn about "the most beautiful book ever written."
*The Esther Price Story
Discover the sweet backstory of one of Dayton’s own hometown favorites!
*The Life of Mary Todd Lincoln: Hellcat or Helpmate?
Learn more about the wife of our 16th President including her childhood, years in the White House, and insanity trial.
The Story of the U.S.S. Indianapolis
Discover the real story behind one of the greatest naval disasters in U.S. history.