September 7, 2001
Over the years, Jim Gill has come to consider the songs he writes for children �music play.� They are activity songs to jump, dance, sneeze, shake, scratch and sing along with. See Jim Gill perform them for children and adults as he presents Music & More at the Wyoming Branch Library, 500 Springfield Pike, on Thursday, September 27, 7:00 p.m.
Gill, of Oak Park, Illinois, is a child development specialist with a Master's Degree from the Erikson Institute for Advanced Studies in Child Development. He leads weekly programs in music and supported play for families with young children with special needs. These are sponsored by various therapeutic and family support agencies in the Chicago area.
Most of the games included on Jim's recordings are a product of his work that he has been involved in since 1984. He has recorded several albums, including Jim Gill Sings Do Re Mi on his Toe Leg Knee, Jim Gill Makes it Noisy in Boise, Idaho, and Jim Gill Sings the Sneezing Song and Other Contagious Tunes. All have received Parents' Choice Awards and honors from the American Library Association. His fourth recording, Jim Gill�s Irrational Anthem and More, was just released this year, as well as his picture book for young children, May There Always Be Sunshine.
While he is in town, Gill will also be performing at the Janet Clemmons Center in Hamilton (867-5960) on September 28 at 2:00 p.m., and Child Focus Inc., 555 Cincinnati-Batavia Pike (528-7224) on September 29 at 10:00 a.m.� For additional information about the library program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library, call the branch at 369-6014.
�Interpreter available upon request for the hearing impaired. �Please call 369-6944 (TDD 369-6946) at least one week before program.
�Information about events at the Main Library and 41 branch libraries is available on the Internet site: www.CincinnatiLibrary.org