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John Adams said that July 2nd should be commemorated with "˜pomp and parade, shows, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires, and illuminations.' We'll have the games covered at our monthly board gaming program for adults, Got Game, July 2nd from 2:00-4:00 at the temporary downtown branch.

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

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

Mother Goose on the Loose
Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

Morning Storytime!
Today at Vandalia (10:00 AM)
Ages 3 - 6. Join us for stories, songs, and other fun learning activities d…

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

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

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

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

Chef Battle with the Cooking Caravan
Today at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

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

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…

Yoga for Kids
Today at Brookville (1:00 PM)
Energize your life with some great yoga moves. Ages 6-12. Please register in adv…

Outdoor Fun
Today at Northmont (1:00 PM)
Join us on the side field for an afternoon of playground games including Tug-a-W…

Leapfrogs Storytime
Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Stories, music and more! Groups please register in advance. For children ages 4-…

You Are What You Eat!
Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Have fun with food and stuff: games, crafts, experiments, and more.  Grades…

Make Your Own Play Dough
Today at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Use two play-dough recipes and then test the conductivity of each one with our s…

Turnabout Thursday
Today at Madden Hills (1:30 PM)
Join Ms. Winnie for a summer time cooling with games and crafts.  …

Thursday Fun
Today at Miamisburg (2:00 PM)
Get ready for an action-packed Thursday afternoon with games, crafts, and more c…

Challenge Club
Today at EC Doren (2:00 PM)
Calling all elementary students to join Challenge Club! Sign up for the Summer C…

Craft Cool Down
Today at Miami Twp. (2:00 PM)
Cool down in the Library with crafts from 2-3 pm on Thursdays during the Summer …

Cut, Copy & Paste
Today at Main (2:00 PM)
Learn about an essential tool to aid in becoming an efficient computer user. Cut…

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

Minecraft Lab
Today at Huber Heights (3:00 PM)
Love Minecraft? So do we! Join us every week to play Minecraft at the library! W…

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

Cooking Caravan
Today at Kettering (3:30 PM)
Caravan Chefs square off in a culinary competition that features audience member…

On Your Mark, Get Set... Dance! With Miss Beth
Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Girls and boys, begin with aerobic warms-ups and stretches!  Fill the space…

Yoga 101
Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
-         Yoga is a great way to de-stress. Learn about…

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

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

           

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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