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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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Welcome to the Silent Book Club where all you need is a book to read. Any book, any format, any chapter! No discussions and no worries about not enough copies for everyone. Just shut up and read!

Coming Soon: Winter Checkout Challenge

  • December 26, 2019 |
  • 2 MIN READ|
  • General
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Beginning January 17 and ending February 29, the Winter Checkout Challenge allows adults to experience much of what the Library has to offer from the comfort of their own home. Read on to learn more!

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For over a decade kids across the county have practiced their reading skills at the Library with a few unconventional (and furry) tutors at our Tales to Tails events.

It's officially "TeenTober"!

  • October 4, 2019 |
  • 4 MIN READ|
  • General
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In honor of the first annual "TeenTober" the Downtown Main Library's TeenSpot asked teens to give their book, eBook, and audiobook recommendations for fellow teenagers. (And a few from the Librarians too, because they couldn't resist!)

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School is back in session and our Homework Helpers are ready to tutor kids for free in reading, math, science and everything in between.

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This year's Summer Adventure was one of our most successful yet. Check out all the fun we had!

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Downtown Main Library Teen Librarian Emma Willig discusses her outreach with teenage girls at the Hamilton County Juvenile Court Youth Center and the authentic interactions that take place around books, poetry, and introspection.

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In advance of Bryan Stevenson's presentation at our inaugural Mary S. Stern Lecture Series Oct 2 at the Aronoff, we're kicking off a system-wide book club to discuss his book 'Just Mercy'.

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In 2017, the Library began a partnership with Cincinnati Metropolitan Housing Authority as part of a nationwide program to get books into communities with limited access to literacy resources.

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