Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County

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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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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