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New details are uncovered in the tea party suit against the IRS. Hamilton County Public Library trustees say the fate of the main branch is still undecided. And a look at why students are suspended and the latest Ohio public school report cards.

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For some people, learning about their family history is a matter of curiosity. For others it’s a way to better understand who they are and where they came from, perhaps even a source of pride. 

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Despite being the second busiest library system in the nation, the number of people using the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County doesn't come close, per square foot, to the number of customers at other branches.

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The country responds to Hurricane Irma as work crews and volunteers help with recovery efforts. Hate crimes in the region fueled by the far right. A Cincinnati police officer sues the city manager. 

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Midwestern Hayride was one of the many early radio and television programs produced in Cincinnati that made the city famous for live broadcasting. 

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The first westerner to translate Japanese stories into English was Patrick Lafcadio Hearn. Born in 1850 on the Greek island of Lefkada, and later abandoned by his parents, Hearn was sent to America. He made his way to Cincinnati and while here he wrote hundreds of articles, many of them for the Cincinnati Enquirer.

Two local libraries – the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County and the Lebanon Public Library – have recently added the on-demand streaming service Kanopy to their benefits for card holders. 

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It is never too early to talk to your children about money. A new traveling exhibit at the Main Library can help families start the discussion. "Thinking Money" aims to make financial literacy a topic that's both understandable and fun for adolescents. The exhibit is framed with an adventure theme and includes interactive technology to engage teens.

Longtime music journalist and historian Larry Nager is returning to Cincinnati to speak at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County as part of Miami Regionals Appalachian Studies project. 

Book Review: "Driven Toward Madness" By Nikki M. Taylor

Mar 31, 2017

Book Review: Roberta Schultz reviews former UC Professor Nikki M. Taylor'Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio (New Approaches to Midwestern History)  advance of the author's April 8 talk at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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A mob of reporters shouted questions at Christian Slater outside the downtown Main Public Library's Ninth Street entrance about 11 p.m. Wednesday night, while surrounded by Cincinnati Police cars and an ambulance.

TV vans from WLWT-TV and WKRC-TV, plus two WCPO-TV news vehicles (a van and the huge satellite transmission truck), were parked by the library. But you didn't see this on late newscasts.  

The new writer-in-residence at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is a local teacher, husband and father who published his first book last year. 

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It’s a place for creative people and business owners alike to bring their ideas to life: the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Main Branch's MakerSpace

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This summer, many Americans heard the phrases Gold Star Families and Gold Star Mothers for the first time. The terms come from the Service Flag that originated during World War I. 

The 10th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival will happen Saturday, October 15 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. 

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