Reference Librarian Adam Vorobok is taking you into the stacks and revealing the rare, the weird, and the wonderful materials that can be found in the Library's collection.
Contrary to most stories, this one begins with an ending. Vinyl records had reached their swan song in 1988 when CDs outsold them for the first time. Adapting to the times, the library began to purchase more CDs and devote floor space to them, banishing 17,500 LPs to the basement. There they slumbered on metal shelves…until now.
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.
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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