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In the early-to-mid 1900s, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County had two branches for Black community members, the Douglass Branch Library in Walnut Hills and the Stowe Branch Library in the West End. Relics from this history are on view at the West End Branch during May.

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It’s 11 a.m. on a Thursday morning. The parking lot outside the Green Township Branch Library is nearly full. Confused patrons wander to the desk. “Are you giving something away?” they say. “I could hardly find parking. What’s going on?” What’s going on is Green Township’s Genealogy Club.

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Our Writer-In-Residence, Jessica Strawser breaks down exactly what it takes to go after your dreams. Spoiler: it's not easy.

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We’ve partnered with Cincinnati Works, the Veterans Administration, and Cincinnati State to offer services that can help community members level up their job skills. While many of these services are offered by the Library year round, we’re doubling down our efforts to address the different needs of our neighbors to achieve their career aspirations during Career Advancement Month.

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From June 1 until July 31, we’re making it easier than ever to read, explore, create, and earn prizes. Everyone can have fun, no matter your age. Here's a few reasons why you should sign up for Summer Adventure this year.

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With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite titles from the stacks for adults, teens, and kids that explore and celebrate motherhood in its vast and varying forms.

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In 2015 the MakerSpace opened at the Main Library. Since then, makers from across the region have come to create. One of those makers is local artist and educator Lindsey Whittle. Her work is on view at the Contemporary Arts Center, where you can see the entrance of the space covered in colorful window clings printed in the MakerSpace.

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In 2018, the staff at the Mt.Healthy branch library partnered with the Facilities and Computer Services departments. Together, we collaborated to re-imagine and re-purpose the public space at the branch. Check out the results!

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On this episode of the "Inside the Writer's Head" podcast, our Writer-In-Residence, Jessica Strawser sits down with author and Executive Editor at Penguin Books, Meg Leder.

Oz Visits the Queen City

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Most of us are familiar with the 1939 MGM film starring Judy Garland, but Cincinnatians were able to see "The Wizard of Oz" live on stage as early as 1905. Learn about the history, view the poster, and see more from the Library's vintage poster collection at the Taft Museum of Art's upcoming exhibition.