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Written by Kelly Sheehy, Content Specialist, Downtown Main Library 

If there’s one thing we’ve learned in the past two months, it’s that coronavirus is no match for the passion of the Library community. A few short weeks after temporarily closing our buildings to the public, your Librarians and staff members put their creative minds together to bring many of the in-person Library events you love streaming live into your living room. 

Since launching our livestream events on social media you’ve joined us for more than 25 programs, collectively viewed upwards of 59,000 times!

As we ramp up drive-thru pick up for holds this month, beginning a phased approach to bringing back some of the Library services you love, we’ll continue to bring you storytimes, Lunch & Learns, Bad Art Night, Writer-in-Residence workshops, and more until we can safely see each other in person again.  

Here are five recent livestream events that you've enjoyed the most: 

The Prose of Parenting Workshop with Dani McClain 

2020 Writer-in-Residence Dani McClain hosts her first in a series of workshops. This workshop offers an opportunity for people who are raising children to reflect on and write about their experiences.

Live Storytime at Home with Author Will Hillenbrand 

Storytime at Home featuring guest reader Will Hillenbrand, a local author and illustrator. He reads First Star: A Bear And Mole Story written and illustrated by Hillenbrand and Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep by Maureen Wright and illustrated by Hillenbrand.  

Live Storytime at Home with Astronomer Dean Regas

Storytime at Home featuring guest reader Dean Regas, an astronomer from the Cincinnati Observatory. He reads Rise the Moon by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Raul Colon.

Lunch & Learn 

Every Tuesday through May, join Education & Homework Support Assistant Lois Kwa for a Live Lunch & Learn covering all of our Library’s helpful job and career resources. 

Cincy Library Film Club 

Part 1 

Part 2 

Special guest, actor, playwright, and educator Kevin Crowley joins the Cincy Library film club to discuss the instant coming-of-age classic film, 'Eighth Grade'. You can watch the film for free on Kanopy using your Library card. 

You can tune into Library livestream events on Facebook @cincylibrary and watch pre-recorded videos on our YouTube channel

For the latest Library service updates and resources, please visit our COVID-19 resource page.

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