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6:30 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Quakers historical impact on our region

  The Society of Friends, more commonly known as the Quakers, came to Ohio in the late 1700s and early 1800s. The Quakers played a major role in nineteenth-century reform efforts including the temperance, women's rights, and abolition movements.

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Literature
1:35 pm
Wed December 31, 2014

Most popular books, locally, of 2014

Credit Holly Yurchison / WVXU

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has released a list of the most popular books in 2014.  They are the titles that were checked out most often between January and November of this year.  (December’s numbers weren’t available.)

Top 10  Adult Book Titles:

1.       Top Secret Twenty-one by Janet Evanovich

2.       Invisible by James Patterson 

3.       The Target by David Baldacci

4.       Unlucky 13 by James Patterson 

5.       The Collector by Nora Roberts 

6.       A Star for Mrs. Blake by April Smith 

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The Book Club @ 91.7
7:00 am
Sat November 1, 2014

Footnotes: November 1, 2014

  1. Michael Link is reading Station 11 by Emily St.
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The Book Club @ 91.7
7:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Ransom Riggs: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children is an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience.

As the story opens, a horrific family tragedy sets sixteen-year-old Jacob journeying to a remote island off the coast of Wales, where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As Jacob explores its abandoned bedrooms and hallways, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous. They may have been quarantined on a deserted island for good reason. And somehow—impossible though it seems—they may still be alive. 



A spine-tingling fantasy illustrated with haunting vintage photography, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children will delight adults, teens, and anyone who relishes an adventure in the shadows.

There is also a sequel now available: Hollow City: The Second Novel of miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children.

The Book Club @ 91.7
7:00 am
Fri October 31, 2014

Brad Ricca: Superboys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster

Super Boys: The Amazing Adventures of Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster--the Creators of Superman by Brad Ricca

Drawing on ten years of research in the trenches of Cleveland libraries, boarded-up high schools, and secret, private collections, and a love of comic books, Brad Ricca's Super Boys is the first ever full biography about Superman's creators.

Among scores of new discoveries, the book reveals the first stories and pictures ever published by the two, where the first Superman story really came from, the real inspiration for Lois Lane, the template for Superman's costume, and much, much more. Super Boys also tracks the boys' unknown, often mysterious lives after they left Superman, including Siegel's secret work during World War II and never-before-seen work from Shuster.

Brad Ricca will be at Carrico/Fort Thomas branch of Campbell County Public Library on Friday Nov 7 at 7pm.

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