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Local author and University of Dayton Law Professor Dennis Turner will talk about his new book, What Did You Do in the War, Sister? on Thursday, 5/24, 6pm in the Main Library's Eichelberger Forum. Learn how kids 0-18 can take part in the Summer Challenge this Wednesday at noon during Living Dayton on WDTN.

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Today at Main Library (11:00 AM)
Children ages 0-3 and caregivers can enjoy unstructured playtime with a variety …


Today at Vandalia (12:00 PM)
Hang out in our community room for a quiet spot to study for exams alone or with…


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


Today at Kettering (1:30 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Today at Main Library (2:00 PM)
Internet Searching This program completes the learning track for the Intern…


Today at Northwest (2:00 PM)
Got homework· Friendly Homework Helpers can guide you in the right direct…


Today at Brookville (2:45 PM)
Stop by the library every month and participate in a range of crafts and activit…


Today at Northwest (3:30 PM)
Teens - Test out your driving skills on a computerized simulator that let's you …


Today at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)
Join us as we play Superfight! Hone your arguing skills to win the day!…


Today at Huber Heights (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Burkhardt (4:00 PM)
Calling all Girl Scout Cadettes--Fill the requirements to earn your Comic Artist…


Today at Kettering (4:00 PM)
Celebrate "the greatest spectacle in racing," the Indianapolis 500, with a Wii r…


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
Reward yourself for working hard at school all year with a board game party.&nbs…


Today at Miamisburg (4:00 PM)
Play games, make crafts, explore science activities, or just hang out. Snacks pr…


Today at Main Library (4:00 PM)
This 5-week drawing workshop for adults, also taught by local teaching artist Te…


Today at Northwest (4:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading&…


Today at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Email Applied Now that you have an Email account, let's review its commonly…


Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Do you seek proposal advice· Are you new to writing proposals· Bri…


Today at Main Library (6:00 PM)
Word: Document IntroductionSecond of our three part series, concluding the outli…


Today at Northmont (6:00 PM)
Join us for a fun Camping themed Storytime. We will read books, play games, and …


Today at Miami Twp. (6:00 PM)
Dayton Metro Library is welcoming The Collaboratory, Dayton's civic innovation l…


Today at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Play fun games and enjoy some treats. (Kids ages 8-12)…


Today at Kettering (6:30 PM)
The older we get, the more we find ourselves buried in decades worth of papers,…


Today at Main Library (6:30 PM)
The Dayton Literary Peace Prize Foundation was established to advance peace thro…


Today at Brookville (6:30 PM)
Explore the variety of mysteries being published at our monthly book discussion!…


Today at Electra Doren (6:30 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents and…


Today at Huber Heights (6:30 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, cas…


Tomorrow at New Lebanon (9:30 AM)
Choose from one of our topics and have your own private class.  These class…


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


Tomorrow at Main Library (10:00 AM)
It's never too early to grow a child's love of learning. This is an early litera…

           

keigoKeigo Hirakawa Trio

The Keigo Hirakawa Trio, led by pianist Keigo Hirakawa, was formed in 2010 as a result of collaboration with veteran bassist Eddie Brookshire and in-demand drummer Fenton Sparks. Known for its adventurous sounds, the Trio released its 2015 album And Then There Were Three, which has been enthusiastically received by jazz critics and enjoys radio play on more than 100 radio stations in the U.S.

KEIGO HIRAKAWA (piano) has worked alongside Joe Lovano, Donald Byrd, JD Allen, Carla Cook, Duane Eubanks, and Noah Preminger. A graduate of the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, Hirakawa was a student of Danilo Perez, Stephen Scott, Harold Danko, Alan Pasqua, Cecil McBee, Ralph Peterson, Jerry Bergonzi, Donald Byrd, and Walt Weiskopf. He is a passionate clinician and educator, on faculty at the University of Dayton. keigohirakawa.com

EDDIE BROOKSHIRE (bass) is a veteran bassist who has recorded and/or performed with many world renowned jazz artists including James Newton, Elvin Jones, Sandra Reeves, Woody Shaw, Gerri Allen, Roy Ayers, David “Fathead” Newman, Rusty Bryant, Johnny Lytle, Jimmy Scott, Bob Curnow, Maria Schneider, Claude Williams, Snookie Young, and Von Freeman. Brookshire earned a Master’s degree from Northern Illinois University, and is on faculty at Sinclair Community College and the University of Dayton. eddiebrookshiremusic.com

FENTON SPARKS (drums) is no stranger to Midwest jazz scene. Originally from Chicago, Sparks performed with the likes of Cyrus Chestnut, Delfeayo Marsalis, Bill Cunliffe, Sonny Stitt, and Roy Meriwether.  Sparks also appeared on Don Cheadle’s movie Miles Ahead, playing the role of Jimmy Cobb. Sparks is a graduate of Central State University.

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