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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Since the 19th century, the only Democrats to lose Ohio yet win the presidency were John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt. And no Republican has ever lost the state and won the White House. 

September is King Records Month in Cincinnati. WVXU will pay tribute with four special episodes of Lee Hay's Blues show (Saturday nights at 11pm starting September 3). 

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Barbara Gray speaks with the Writer-in-Residence at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Jeffrey Hillard. He talks about a novel and 2 books of poetry he has coming out and his duties as Writer in Residence.

Rebecca Forste visits with Jim Stump to discuss her presentation on the celebrated Ohio poet Paul Laurence Dunbar at the main branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County on Saturday, January 30.

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Every year, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County compiles a list of most popular titles. 

Manager of the Popular Library David Siders says they gather circulation data on the top ten adult fiction, young adult and children's books, and the most popular e-books. 

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An outdoor public history exhibition, Look Here!, now on display in Over the Rhine uses dozens of historic photographs to tell the neighborhood’'s story. The photographs, which are mounted at sites throughout OTR, depict scenes dating from the late nineteenth century through the 1940's. The project was funded by a People'’s Liberty grant.

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has a champion who works to keep the library fun, creative and relevant. Artist and librarian Steve Kemple, dubbed by CityBeat as a “cool librarian” in its Cool Issue two years ago, curates the monthly Experimental Music at the Library performance series at the Main Library downtown.

Our contributor David Lewis is the chair of the Cincinnati chapter of the Association for Recorded Sound Collections and gives lectures each month at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County about this area’s long, distinguished history of recording sound and music.

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The creative and inventive mind of Don Poynter (he invented whiskey-flavored toothpaste) turned to toys and gadgets and he is one of the many local toymakers celebrated in a current exhibit at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s downtown branch.

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In time for the holidays, and before the new Star Wars movie is released, the main branch of the Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library has an exhibit on toys with a Cincinnati history. 

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