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This summer, fans of urban fiction will get an opportunity to meet and share their favorite books virtually via Zoom with the West End Branch Library.

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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The Library is run by people working in many different roles and they’re all helping community members with much more than book recommendations. Our series "Spend a Day with a Library Worker" takes you inside the lives of different Library staff members and follows them on a typical work day.

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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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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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