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Entries in the Teen Photo Contest are due by 3/31. http://daytonmetrolibrary.org/teens Chef Matthew Hayden makes sorbet using liquid nitrogen in 15-seconds. The Main Event attendees will be able to sample his sorbets as he makes them. Tickets are on sale now! http://wdtn.com/2017/03/22/dayton-metro-library-prepares-for-the-main-event-2/

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Today at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


Today at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
A YA book club shared by the Miamisburg and West Carrollton locations that is op…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Race, dance, win--Come play Wii with your friends!  We have four remotes, s…


Tomorrow at Northwest (12:00 AM)
Have some fun on your own making  the craft of the week!  All material…


Tomorrow at Vandalia (9:30 AM)
Bring a magazine or paperback book!  Take a magazine or paperback book! &nb…


Tomorrow at W. Carrollton (10:00 AM)
Did you know the Wright brothers built kites and gliders in the years leading up…


Tomorrow at Northwest (10:30 AM)
Building a team that is game readyAs an entrepreneur you often feel like you are…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (11:00 AM)
Presenter Karen D. Brame, an Adjunct Professor of Education and History, highlig…


Tomorrow at Trotwood (1:00 PM)
Read your favorite book to a Miami Valley Pet Therapy Association animal. Each c…


Tomorrow at Northwest (2:00 PM)


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (2:00 PM)
Can't find the time to work on your favorite craft project·  Join th…


Tomorrow at Wilmington (3:00 PM)
Lego Mindstorms are sophisticated sets of Lego Technic bricks, beams, axles and …


Tomorrow at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Come to the library for an afternoon of building with LEGOs and littleBits elect…


Tomorrow at Electra Doren (4:00 PM)
Bring your creativity to the Library and play with LEGOs! Build with blocks…


Tomorrow at Kettering (7:00 PM)
Do you "Geek Out" over a fandom·  So do we!  We're celebrating …


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


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


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


Monday at Huber Heights (2:00 PM)
This class is for people that have at least a little knowledge of the mouse. To…


Monday at Northwest (2:00 PM)
This session introduces you to the basics of Microsoft Office Word.  W e wi…


Monday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come in after school and play the Wii U with your friends!  A special time …


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


Monday at W. Carrollton (4:00 PM)
You read it and then we will watch the movie!  This month we will be readin…


Monday at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Attention, Lego enthusiasts: Bring the whole family to the Library for an epic b…


Monday at Trotwood (4:30 PM)
Sharpen your writing skills with a published writer and author of 8 books includ…


Monday at Huber Heights (6:00 PM)
Are you ready to try backpacking after an inspiring visit to a national park&mi…


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


Monday at Vandalia (6:30 PM)
We'll examine how to budget for retirement expenses and your potential sources o…


Monday at W. Carrollton (6:30 PM)
Join Shannon Raddin from LOGIK studio as she discusses all things bicycling! &nb…


Monday at Miami Twp. (6:30 PM)
We invite you to join us as we discuss the BIG READ title, Wright Brothers by Da…

           

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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