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Learn about the Bookflix database, meetups at the Main Library, and more in this issue of Early Childhood Literacy FOCUS.

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Today at Burkhardt (9:45 AM)
An award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, puppets, musica…


Today at Northmont (9:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northwest (10:00 AM)
Free blood pressure and blood glucose screenings performed by Public Health Dayt…


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…


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


Today at Main (10:00 AM)
Stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop the languag…


Today at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Today at New Lebanon (10:00 AM)
Join us as we ply through different games on the Xbox One!…


Today at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Burkhardt (10:45 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Kettering (11:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Today at Main (11:00 AM)
A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school."…


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


Today at Huber Heights (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Ohio Means Jobs team members will discuss interview preparation and how to answe…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word. We will expl…


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


Today at Madden Hills (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Vandalia (3:00 PM)
Stop in after school for some crafting and creating!  This month's craft: W…


Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Today at Northmont (3:00 PM)
Bring your own ereader to learn how to use the library's OverDrive program for e…


Today at Brookville (3:30 PM)
Come one! Come all! C ompete to be the best cornhole team in Brookville! The wi…


Today at Wilmington (3:30 PM)
Join us muggles as we make all manner of artistry related to the wonderful …


Today at Burkhardt (3:30 PM)
Need a little help with your homework· There is homework help available t…


Today at Madden Hills (3:30 PM)
Enjoy a friendly competition on the Wii.  (Ages 5-12)…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Decorate a pumpkin and win a free book!  Paint it, Dress it, and Accessoriz…


Today at Main (4:00 PM)
SPARK a difference!Earn and make your very own safety badge to wear this Hallowe…

           

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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