Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

  The Eighth Annual Books By the Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival takes place Saturday, October 11 at the Duke Energy Convention Center. A record 130 authors, including some of the biggest names in literature, will be there for book signings, panel discussions and more. Kate Lawrence, Adult Services, Programming and Exhibits manager for the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and Michael Link, Author/Publisher coordinator for Joseph-Beth Booksellers give us a preview of the region’'s largest book festival

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Just three weeks into the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County's first 3D printer and patrons have designed, copied and printed plenty.

The fifth-generation MakerBot is in the Tech Center on the second floor of the downtown library. It's available by reservation by the hour. Right now, while in beta testing, it is free.

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

The Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library is planning groundbreakings later this month at three of its branches. Clifton, Reading and St. Bernard will all get new or renovated libraries in 2015.

The three branches will have expanded collections, computer labs, meeting and program rooms and individual study rooms.  All were designed for energy efficiency, and LEED certification is being pursued for both Reading and St. Bernard.

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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County are celebrating National Poetry Month with a series of events and readings. David Siders, manager of the Popular Library, joins Robyn Carey-Allgeyer with a preview of the activities and details of their recently completed poetry contest.

  Authors, artists, inventors and businesses rely on copyrights, trademarks and patents to protect their intellectual property. But how effective are these safeguards when almost any work can be downloaded from the internet?

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The Public Library of Cincinnati & Hamilton County is asking voters to renew its tax levy on election day by voting yes on Issue 1. If renewed, the property tax levy would produce approximately $18.1 million annually for a ten-year period, beginning in fiscal year 2015. The Library would use the funds to help pay for basic operating and maintenance expenses. Kimber L.

Books by the Banks

Oct 6, 2013
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Books by the Banks, this Saturday at the Duke Energy Center, brings literature to life for all ages. Free and open to the public, you can meet local and nationally-known authors and illustrators, and purchase autographed copies of their work. Kate Lawrence, Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Adult Services, Programming and Exhibits manager, and Michael Link, Author/Publisher coordinator for Joseph-Beth Booksellers, give us a preview.

September brings to Cincinnati the 70th Anniversary celebration of the historic King Records. Brian Powers from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County talks with Lee Hay about the events being scheduled during the month, both at the library and other locations around the area. (Lee Hay will rebroadcast her acclaimed 4-part King Records special each Saturday night in September on her Blues show at 11pm).

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No one likes to read as much as folks in Southwest Ohio. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is the busiest central library in the country for a second year in a row. That's according to a report from the Public Library Association.

Overall, the Cincinnati library is the 7th busiest public library system in the country and second busiest in Ohio behind Cuyahoga County.

The 2013 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) statistical report surveys more than 1,400 public libraries in the United States and Canada.

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