West End Speaks!

  • March 6, 2020 |
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As this historically Black neighborhood once again faces drastic change, Library staff are working to preserve the memories of the West End community for years to come through the West End Stories Project, a series of video recordings from community members about their longtime home. Read on to learn more and get involved.

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This Spring, Mayerson JCC is hosting its first Jewish Book Series in partnership with the Library. The series features events that showcase Jewish authors and their most recent works.

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Learn how the creator of Al Dente Design Co. Michelle Sucher used the MakerSpace to create a thriving and creative side hustle outside her regular 9-to-5 career.

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In a new video, we're taking you behind the scenes and showing you how new materials you put on hold make their way into your hands.

Get to know Coretta Scott King

  • February 13, 2020 |
  • 3 MIN READ|
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Families of all ages are welcome to enjoy two free performances from The Children’s Theater of Cincinnati showcasing the life and legacy of a Civil Rights Movement legend in her own right, Coretta Scott King. Read on to learn more about the show.

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Meet seven notable African Americans who lived in Cincinnati during the 19th century and learn about their accomplishments in a new exhibit at the Downtown Main Library.

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Black history should be taught and celebrated every day of the year, not just in February. The Library is proud to provide materials, events, and other programs that center African Americans throughout the year, and especially this February. Read on to see what we have planned!

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Tween Librarian Sam Bloom discusses the yearly meeting of a committee of librarians to unofficially choose the best books for the 2019 publishing year. Find out who their picks are to win the Caldecott, Newbery, Printz, and Coretta Scott King Awards.

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On Saturday, February 15, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is hosting its third annual African American Read-In (AARI) from 12-4 p.m. at the Downtown Main Library. Read on to learn about everything we have in store!

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To help fight the mounting eviction crisis in our city, the Library is teaming up with the City of Cincinnati in an effort to provide both tenants and landlords with vital information about their rights and responsibilities through a series of free educational workshops.

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