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While we may not be able to bring you the plush seats of a theater and the excitement of a night out, the Library can help you relive the glitz and glam of our city's theater-going past through our Digital Library and the eBranch.

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The Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Library Director Paula Brehm-Heeger reflects with clarity and hope on national, local, and personal history during these unprecedented times.

West End Speaks!

  • March 6, 2020 |
  • 3 MIN READ|
  • General
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As this historically Black neighborhood once again faces drastic change, Library staff are working to preserve the memories of the West End community for years to come through the West End Stories Project, a series of video recordings from community members about their longtime home. Read on to learn more and get involved.

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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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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.

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Thanks to a massive digitization project with the Newspaper Archive, customers can access the database of local newspapers through the Library website from the comfort of their own home.

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In 1934, one year after Hitler seized power in Germany, some Cincinnatians were already protesting Nazism and calling it out for what it was: anti-Semitic, racist, imperialist, and violent.

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The man, the myth, the legend. 150 years ago, Lafcadio Hearn arrived in Cincinnati. We're hosting a symposium on September 28 to celebrate all of his unique achievements.

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Cincinnati's first Black Librarian isn't who it was originally thought to be. Reference Librarian Keloni Parks uncovers the true history, exploring her life, career, and legacy.

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This free exhibition of Cincinnatians in WWI features select original photographs from the Museum Center’s and Library's collection. It runs June 28 to September 29, and is located in the Ruthven Community Gallery at the Cincinnati Museum Center

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