Join the Toledo-Lucas County Public Library and Toledo Public Schools junior high jazz ensembles for a presentation titled Junior Jazz Jam III scheduled from 11:00 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12, 2009 in the Wintergarden of the Main Library, 325 Michigan Street.
Byrnedale, DeVeaux, and East Broadway Junior High School jazz ensembles are scheduled to perform various selections, including Duke Ellington favorites, to the music from Peter Gunn at this free concert event, now in its third year.
Junior Jazz Jam at Main Library is arranged by Dan Welch, the Toledo Public School’s small jazz ensemble director, who first proposed the idea to Library officials.
“This is a great opportunity and unique location for our junior high students to showcase their musical talents in jazz performance,” said Mr. Welch.
The public is invited to attend. Underground parking is free for the first hour at Main Library.
For more details, call 419.259.5207
Ingles sin Barreras® @ South Branch Library
The Toledo-Lucas County Public Library’s South Branch, 1736 Broadway, announces its introduction of Ingles sin Barreras®, one of the best known ESL (English as a second language) programs.
Ingles sin Barreras®, created by Lexicon Marketing, contains 12 DVDs and 12 CDs, as well as student and activity books. The system also includes one set of three English/Spanish and Spanish/English dictionaries. South Branch has the full program available to check out for free.
Lexicon, founded in Miami, Florida in 1974, was developed to serve the educational needs of the Latino community in the United States, and to provide the right tools for Latino immigrants to learn English.
Thousands of Spanish-speaking people have learned English with this product and have shown abilities to use both written and spoken English, said Carole Mitchell, manager of the South Branch Library. “We are thrilled to offer this free system to our patrons.”
South Branch Library opened its doors January 16, 1918, and was built with funds from famous library philanthropist Andrew Carnegie. Through the years, South Branch has been an important asset to the Old South End community, serving a multicultural and diverse neighborhood, specializing in the Latino culture with both English and Spanish collections. In 2004 the Branch relocated to its current location. For more details, call the South Branch at 419.259.5395