Albert Pyle, the longtime director of downtown’s Mercantile Library, joins Mark Perzel to discuss their 2013 Lecture Series, including the annual Niehoff Lecture and the Harriet Beecher Stowe Lecture. The library, located at 4th and Walnut, prides itself on being the literary center of the city and houses an impressive collection of books and artwork.
Now that the kids are off for a couple of weeks, and you’re done with opening presents and spending money on presents, what will you do until school starts again? How about a trip to the library? And not just to check out books, but to enjoy a couple of exhibitions that even adults will enjoy.
Steamboats through an Early Lens is the newest exhibit at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s main branch downtown. Jane Durrell welcomes Patricia van Skaik from the Library’s Genealogy and Local History Department to discuss this fascinating photographic exhibition and the history of steamboats in Cincinnati.