West End Speaks!

  • March 6, 2020 |
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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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This year marks the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution stating the right of citizens to vote "shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex." Learn about the two exhibits now on display at the Library that honor this historic moment with important nuance.

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Now on display until January 26, 2020, the Library's 'Cinema Cincinnati' exhibit is filled with historic photos, blasts from the past, and fun facts.

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Cincinnati has many hometown heroes. But there’s one you may not have heard of before—the USS Cincinnati. Learn more about the exhibit that is a tribute to all of the vessels to bear the Queen City's name along with the experience of a man who served on one of them.

Discover your roots at the Family History Fair

  • September 26, 2019 |
  • 3 MIN READ|
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The 26th annual Family History Fair is on October 5 at the Downtown Main Library. Learn more about this wonderful event and how you can reconnect with your family's past.

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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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Reference Librarian Stephen Headley on the exciting discovery of newspaper columns from the late 1800s that highlight prominent African Americans in Cincinnati.

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It turns out you don't need a time machine to revisit all the mysteries of the past. Information & Reference Manager Ben Lathrop is here to explain why.

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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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