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Enjoy a vast collection of materials, services and programs for all ages and stages of life. Explore our online resources including digital collections, databases, searchable events calendar and reference assistance. Learn, imagine and discover at the Dayton Metro Library – your story begins here.

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Preschool Storytime
Today at Northwest (11:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in English that uses rhymes,…

Toddler Storytime
Today at Wilmington (11:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

Preschool Power!
Today at EC Doren (11:00 AM)
Preschoolers can power up during our Summer Challenge Storytimes! Fun stories, s…

Toddler Tales!
Today at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Ages 18 months-2 years.   It's never too early to grow your child's lo…

Toddler Tales II
Today at Brookville (11:15 AM)
This early literacy program is geared toward very young children and their paren…

Babies + Books
Today at Northmont (11:30 AM)
Parents or caregivers, bring your little ones for stories, songs, nursery rhymes…

Perler Bead Fun
Today at New Lebanon (12:30 PM)
Create something amazing and beautiful out of Perler Beads.  We will supply…

Perler Bead Buddies
Today at New Lebanon (12:30 PM)
Come make cool stuff using Perler Beads at the New Lebanon Library. We'll provid…

Summer Lunch Program
Today at Northwest (12:30 PM)
Kids are invited to eat lunch at the library. Meal provided by Dayton Public Sch…

Grab a Meal
Today at Madden Hills (12:30 PM)
Enjoy a nutritious meal each day at Madden Hills and enjoy a story being read al…

On Your Mark, Dance!
Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Move to the music of some of today's well-known recording artists and exercise w…

So You Want to be an Astronaut?
Today at Westwood (1:00 PM)
If you would like to know what it takes to become an astronaut come to this spec…

Preschool Storytime
Today at Wilmington (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities designed to develo…

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

Downloadable: All Things Downloadable through your Dayton Metro Library
Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Discover DML's Downloadable Digital Media, find free books, music, videos and mo…

Astronaut Training!
Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
It takes more than a love for space to become an astronaut.  You have to be…

Internet Basics
Today at Miamisburg (3:00 PM)
Have you ever gotten lost surfing the World Wide Web? Would you like to learn ho…

Teen Chaos: Surprise Movie Day
Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Beat the heat and join us for a surprise movie presentation and some snacks. &nb…

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

Life-Size Clue: Star Wars Edition
Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
It's a life-sized, Star Wars themed game of Clue where you get to be a char…

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

Lego Party
Today at East (3:30 PM)
Enjoy a fun afternoon building and creating with Lego. Ages 4-12. …

Scavenger Hunt at the Hoover Street Cafe
Today at Westwood (3:45 PM)
Teens collect as many items as possible in the time allowed. You will receive on…

Teen Chess Event
Today at Northmont (4:00 PM)
Think you know chess? Well, we've got different versions of the classic game. Tr…

Author Mindy McGinnis Visits!
Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Ohio author Mindy McGinnis will be visiting to talk about her work. She has writ…

Ms. Beth presents "On Your Mark, Dance!"
Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Begin with Aerobic warm-ups and stretches.  Fill the space in your body wit…

Pop-up Makerspace
Tomorrow at Belmont (10:00 AM)
Looking for a great family activity? Drop by during selected hours to try the Li…

Storytime
Tomorrow at Northmont (10:00 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…

Toddler Storytime
Tomorrow at Kettering (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow your child's love of learning. Your little ones wil…

           

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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