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As February comes to a close, we’re keeping the celebration of Black History Month at the Library going throughout the rest of the year. One way is through our new book club partnership with blaCk Coffee Lounge.

What reading means to me

  • February 19, 2020 |
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Back and bigger than ever, the Library's third annual African American Read-In drew booklovers together for an afternoon celebrating Black writers and illustrators. There, we asked attendees to share what reading means to them.

Get to know Coretta Scott King

  • February 13, 2020 |
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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.

Noname's Book Club

  • February 12, 2020 |
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If you're interested in a digital book club with a national following of more than 130,000 that focuses on uplifting the voices of people of color, then look no further than Chicago-based rapper Noname's Book Club.

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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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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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As the nation reflects on the incredible life and legacy of a civil rights icon, we've rounded up materials that not only celebrate the legend, but the man, whose complexities and revolutionary visions are sometimes forgotten.

Startup Stories: King Me

  • January 2, 2020 |
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King Me is a photo-art series by artist and photographer Nina Wells, known in the art world as “ninamdot”. The King Me brand has expanded into bottled water. As part of the workforce development program at the Library, we were able to assist ninamdot with the various steps as she applied for a trademark for the business.

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August 2019 marks 400 years since the first documented landing of enslaved Africans to what would become the U.S. We've curated a list of books and videos that address the history of slavery and the impacts it still has on society today.

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