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Library super-fan Keisha Gamble shares how the Library isn't just a place to check out books and movies or hang out. It provides community members with so much more.

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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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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.

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In this installment of Inside the Writer's Head, our Writer-in-Residence Jessica Strawser discusses the art of place and how setting can make or break a story.

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The Genealogy & Local History Department will be celebrating this important year in Cincinnati Reds baseball by partnering with the Cincinnati Reds Baseball Hall of Fame & Museum to produce an exhibit in the Cincinnati Room featuring many items from both organizations’ collections. This exhibit will be on display from May 3 to July 28.

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