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Tomorrow at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


Tuesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Tuesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage ea…


Tuesday at Kettering (10:30 AM)
Join us for stories, songs and STEM based learning activities designed to develo…


Tuesday at W. Carrollton (10:30 AM)
Parents and caregivers, bring your little ones to the library for stories, songs…


Tuesday at Northwest (10:30 AM)


Tuesday at Vandalia (11:00 AM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


Tuesday at W. Carrollton (1:00 PM)
Join us for stories, songs and other fun learning activities designed to develop…


Tuesday at Westwood (1:15 PM)
Join us for outdoor games-corn hole, jump rope, hula-hoop, Frisbee; and indoor f…


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


Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Come during this special time set aside for ages 9-12, and play the Wii U with y…


Tuesday at Northwest (3:00 PM)
Would you like to practice your English conversational skills in a friendly, ca…


Tuesday at Belmont (3:30 PM)
Use our LEGOs to build your own creation or work together with your friends.&nb…


Tuesday at New Lebanon (3:30 PM)


Tuesday at Electra Doren (3:30 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


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


Tuesday at Northwest (5:30 PM)
Now that you have mastered the mouse and conquered the computer, let's go online…


Tuesday at Wilmington (5:30 PM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pu…


Tuesday at Northwest (6:00 PM)
Does your child (preschool through grade 3) need some extra guidance in reading…


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


Tuesday at New Lebanon (6:00 PM)
Free beginner yoga classes for adults, ages 18 and up.  Alexandra can't wai…


Tuesday at Kettering (6:30 PM)
In 1905 Dayton's largest employer, the Barney & Smith Car Company, turned to…


Tuesday at Wilmington (7:00 PM)
Join us for quality family time with books, songs and activities for parents an…


Wednesday at Northwest (12:00 AM)


Wednesday at Miami Twp. (9:45 AM)


Wednesday at Kettering (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program in Spanish and English that …


Wednesday at Wilmington (10:00 AM)
Join us for nursery rhymes, songs, fingerplays, and stories, all to encourage e…


Wednesday at Huber Heights (10:00 AM)
Join us for an award-winning early literacy program that uses rhymes, songs, pup…

           

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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