When you move into a new space, one of the first things you want to do is decorate it and make it your own. So when the Library opened its new, state-of-the-art Distribution Center in September of 2019, the staff working there were eager to express themselves.
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!
Featured Exhibits Director Erica Wainwright shares a look into the museum's latest exhibition that was made possible in part by the Library lending some its rarest treasures.
Library customer Mark Neeley's chance encounter with the mention of Cincinnati's 'Independent Eye' newspaper led to an exploration of the paper's archive and a massive digitization project with the Library. Read on to learn more about the paper and the project.
On November 10 and 11 the Nancy & David Wolf Holocaust & Humanity Center hosts events centered around commemorating the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht through music and storytelling. Read on for event information and resources about this history.
Author and Civil Rights lawyer Bryan Stevenson once said, “No one should be defined by the worst mistake of their life.” In this spirit, the Downtown Main Library, the Hamilton County Office of Reentry, and Volunteers of America Ohio & Indiana host this powerful exhibit.
Author and illustrator Rosemary Wells generously offered us the opportunity to exhibit more than a dozen of her original drawings from her book 'Noisy Nora'. Learn more about the artist and the exhibit in the Children's Library at the Downtown Main Library.
Three fun STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) activities for kids that strengthen important developmental skills like fine motor skills, spatial awareness, and decision making.
Reference Librarian Adam Vorobok learned about Picasso and Chagall paintings through one of Cincinnati’s best-kept secrets: the See the Story book club. This partnership between the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the Cincinnati Art Museum started in 2004 and it's one of his favorite parts of his job.
Whether it’s text on star-shaped, three dimensional pages or teeny tiny hand lettering in a story the size of a thumbtack, 'Bookworks' artists blur the line between book and art.
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