Dayton Metro Library Executive Director Tim Kambitsch is excited about the new library facilities to be funded by a voter-approved bond.
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The Dayton Metro Library system begins construction this spring on the first part of a major reorganization. The library board meets Wednesday to finalize the contract for the first of those projects, the E.C. Doren branch in Old North Dayton, and by 2017, neighborhoods all over Dayton will see smaller, older branches close or get renovated—and some big new libraries open up.
Two different holidays specifically celebrate women - Mother's Day and International Women's Day. Dr. Judith Ezekiel, Women's Studies professor at Wright State University, will examine the historic roots and deeper meaning of these very different holidays at a free program at the Dayton Metro Library. Saturday, at 2:00-4:00 pm.
If you want to see some art work of comics, Dayton landscapes, book illustrations, science fiction, portraits, and political cartoons, then tonight go to the Tejas Gallery on East Third Street in downtown Dayton. The artist is Mark Martel, local Dayton art legend and 2012 ART OFF reigning champion. There is a Reception from 6:00-10:00pm.
Montgomery County county overwhelmingly passed Issue 70 on Tuesday. The bond issue is a $187 million levy that will go towards consolidating the downtown main library branch and 20 other locations into 17 buildings.
In unofficial results, voters approved Issue 70 by a count of 62% to 38%. Over 122,200 people voted for the measure, while just over 75,500 voters opposed it.
Tim Kambitsch of the Dayton Metro Library says the levy's passage will also allow for updates on suburban branches and improvements to the library's programming.