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This Memorial Day weekend, as we honor the fallen throughout history, take a moment to reflect with some of the local veterans who are a part of the Library's Veterans History Project.

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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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More than 100 years ago, our city and our nation faced a pandemic similar in many ways to the one we face now. Our Genealogy & Local History department researched how Cincinnati responded to the outbreak and how those decisions of the past impact how we're approaching COVID-19 today.

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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|
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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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