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Today at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Today at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Working with donated materials, we create quilts, wheelchair and walker bags, pe…


Today at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
This program is for kids who love to move and dance around!  We will dance …


Today at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Northmont (11:00 AM)
Read to dogs from the Miami Pet Therapy Association.  …


Today at Huber Heights (11:00 AM)
Love LEGO· Join the club! Drop by the library and dream up a new LEGO cr…


Today at Vandalia (12:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


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


Today at Northwest (1:00 PM)
Join the Junior League of Dayton and partner organizations as they hos…


Today at Westwood (1:15 PM)
What would you need in order to live on another planet· Use your imaginat…


Today at W. Carrollton (3:00 PM)
Join us for some building fun!  We will have a variety of different buildin…


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


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 Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, building enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an ep…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Are you a new Development Professional or a nonprofit staff person charged with …


Today at Vandalia (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Come enjoy an activity that is some part art, and some part making.  Exampl…


Today at Miamisburg (6:30 PM)
Read,  Eat,  And  Discuss a great book with the book discussion g…


Today at Northmont (6:30 PM)
Biking to the Arctic Circle· Impossible, there's snow and ice up there. R…


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Bring a canned good as your "entry fee" to the movie. We'll donate all the items…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
Learn the basics of hand and machine sewing from Chelsea Sites of the Ohio State…


Today at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
Learn how to make your own fun, simple, and gorgeous flowers - out of q-tips!&nb…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
This nationally-known maker of some of the world's most exquisitely beautiful ra…


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


Tomorrow at East (10:00 AM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


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


Tomorrow at Miamisburg (10:00 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tomorrow at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (10:30 AM)
A special time just for toddlers to listen to stories and songs, socialize, buil…

           

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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