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Installation of Reimagining Works painting by local artist Suzanne Ley at the new Brookville branch. See if you can name all the plants and animals of Brookville! See this and more at the new Brookville branch at 120 Blue Pride Drive. Now open!

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Installation of Reimagining Works paintings by local artist Ron Rollins at the new Brookville branch. They are located in the Quiet Reading Room at the new library at 120 Blue Pride Drive. See them today 2-6pm, or during regular library hours starting tomorrow. Video by Andy Snow. https://facebook.com/DaytonMetroLibr…

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Preschool Storytime
Today at Miamisburg (12:30 PM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Rubber Duck Club Storytime
Today at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
This storytime is geared toward preschoolers and their families. We'll read stor…

Advice 4UR Device
Today at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
Bring your mobile device (smartphone, tablet or e-reader) and get assistance ins…

Open Computer Lab
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Designed to allow more time for practice, Open Lab is your opportunity to get ad…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Reading Buddies
Today at Northwest (5:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Internet Basics
Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Seed Saving
Today at Burkhardt (6:30 PM)
It's nearly time to harvest your garden vegetables and plan which seeds you want…

Open Lab
Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
Drop in with your device or use one of ours to get your computer-related questio…

Preschool Storytime
Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Enjoy stories, rhymes, crafts, and puppet shows. Ages 3-5, siblings welcome.&nbs…

Adult GED Classes
Tomorrow at Main (10:00 AM)
Begin your preparation for the GED with FREE Adult GED Classes offered by Miami …

Craft Activism Community Drop-In
Tomorrow at Northwest (10:00 AM)
"Yarn Art" - Make Knit Twits (pocket yarn bombs) and wrap Harry Louder sticks fo…

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Reading Buddies
Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Do you feel that your child needs a little more practice reading? Stop by the Re…

Talk Tables
Tomorrow at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Want to practice your English conversation skills with a friendly face at the Li…

Teen Afterschool Meetup
Tomorrow at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Catch-up and collaborate with friends, play games, make crafts, and get homework…

Teen Gaming
Tomorrow at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Come to the library for video games on the big screen, snacks, and your favorite…

One on One Computer Classes
Tomorrow at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

One on One Computer Classes
Thursday at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Internet Basics for Senior Citizens
Thursday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…

Popcorn + a Movie
Thursday at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Relax after your first few days of school with a movie! We'll vote on the film i…

Cornhole Torunament
Thursday at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Join us for the 1st ever, Library Cornhole Tournament in Kettering.  A gran…

Smash Bros Tournament
Thursday at Brookville (3:30 PM)
How well can you smash the competition? Winner gets a prize. Snacks provided. Gr…

One on One Computer Classes
Thursday at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
? Computer & Mouse Basics? Internet & Email Basics? Getting the most out…

Teen Cafe
Thursday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Enjoy some down time playing games, doing crafts, and hanging out with friends.…

Teen Gaming
Thursday at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Come and game at the new Northwest library. Video games, card games, and board g…

Nerdfighter Nights
Thursday at Belmont (4:00 PM)
A weekly gathering where teens can openly be nerds. A community of such concentr…

Excel Basics
Thursday at Miamisburg (6:00 PM)
Learn how to make an Excel spreadsheet. Understand the basics of cells, formatti…

Social Enterprise
Thursday at Main (6:00 PM)
Social Enterprises are defined in many ways, but typically are nonprofit organiz…

Preschool Storytime
Thursday at Trotwood (6:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

           

The library gets down and gets funky! - Dayton's Funk Roots

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Dayton Metro Library Celebrates - The Local Roots of a National Phenomenon

Dayton, Ohio, was in many ways the epicenter of funk music in the 1970s and 80s. Local funk bands achieving national success include the Ohio Players, Slave, Lakeside, Heatwave, Sun, Zapp, and Faze-O. The Dayton Metro Library celebrates the local roots of funk music with local musicians, teachers and others who will share their experiences and reflect on the era. The free program takes place on Saturday, February 15, 1:00-3:00 p.m. in the Main Library Auditorium, 215 E. Third Street, downtown Dayton. The short film Dayton, Ohio: The Land of Funk by Adam Greaser will also be shown.

Featured guests at the program will be:

Dr. John "Turk" Logan was a disc jockey and program director at WDAO Radio who promoted funk music, gave air time to local bands and helped propel them to national success.

Marshall "Rock" Jones was a founding and long-time member of the Dayton's first nationally renowned funk band, the Ohio Players. Although they toured the world and gained 14 gold and platinum awards for their music, the Players kept Dayton as their home base and mentored many of the future funk musicians from Dayton.

Larry Lee was a former student mentored in music at Roosevelt and Roth High Schools. He played with members of several local funk bands before becoming an NFL player with the Detroit Lions, Miami Dolphins and Denver Broncos. After retiring from football, he returned to music and created the band Back in the Day.

Kweku Ayangade (formerly Donald Sutton), a former music teacher at Roosevelt and Roth High Schools, mentored many of Dayton's outstanding funk musicians, including Larry Lee who said he was "instrumental in my life"

Basim Blunt is host of the funk music radio show Behind the Groove on WYSO. He helped train students from Dayton Public School's Ponitz Career Technology Center to interview artists and musicians in connection with the exhibit Visual Voices: Visions of the Funk at the Schuster Center. "I hope Dayton will realize that fans from all over the world revere the music that came from this city," he says.

James Tyree, professional musician who played with Morrocco's and other bands in Dayton during the funk era and beyond.

The library event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the library's External Relations Department at 937-496-8901.
 

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