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March 25, 2003

What’s New · Get on Top of Your Game @ the Library

Team Up! Get on top of your game @ your Library

Baseball season is just around the corner and we’ve got lots of special programs and activities planned to mark the occasion!

Reds & Reading

March 31–April 12

From Opening Day through National Library Week, anyone who checks out five or more items from the Library will be eligible to win tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game, a baseball cap, or an autographed photograph of Sean Casey. Entry forms will be available at the Main Library and all branches.

“Gapper” the Cincinnati Reds new mascot will make an appearance at the following storytimes:

Wednesday, April 9
10:30 a.m.
Cheviot Branch

Wednesday, April 9
1:30 p.m.
Madeira Branch

Opening Day Legends & Lore

Sports writer John Erardi and baseball enthusiast Helen Miller share stories Opening Day traditions in Cincinnati.

Tuesday, April 1
Noon (bring your lunch!)
Huenefeld Tower Room, Main Library

Cincinnati’s Opening Day

Greg Rhodes, author of Big Red Dynasty: How Bob Howsam & Sparky Anderson Built the Big Red Machine, The First Boys of Summer: The 1869–1870 Cincinnati Red Stockings, and Reds in Black & White: 100 years of Cincinnati Reds Images, will talk about Opening Day traditions.

Monday, April 7
7:00 p.m.
Green Township Branch

Union Ground to the Great American Ballpark: The History of Cincinnati Ballparks

Greg Rhodes, author of Big Red Dynasty: How Bob Howsam & Sparky Anderson Built the Big Red Machine, The First Boys of Summer: The 1869–1870 Cincinnati Red Stockings, and Reds in Black & White: 100 years of Cincinnati Reds Images, will talk about the Reds new ball park and its predecessors.

Tuesday, April 8
6:30 p.m.
Norwood Branch

Pefect Season: The Cincinnati Red Stockings of 1869

Actor and storyteller Bob Kreidler brings the Cincinnati Red Stockings to life with his dramatic portrayal of Charlie “The Bushel Basket” Gould.

Tuesday, April 8
6:30 p.m.
College Hill Branch

Wednesday, April 9
9:30 a.m.
Loveland Branch

Wednesday, April 9
1:30 p.m.
Monfort Heights Branch

Bats Incredible!

The citywide Bats Incredible! public art project takes the celebration to the streets with creative sculptures made from Louisville Slugger baseball bats. You can check out the Batmobile at the following library locations:

Tuesday, April 8
6:00 p.m.
Mt. Washington Branch

Wednesday, April 9
10:00 a.m.
Cheviot Branch

Wednesday, April 9
1:00 p.m.
Madeira Branch

Thursday, April 10
5:30 p.m.
Mariemont Branch

Since baseball has probably inspired more writers and moviemakers than any other American sport, start the season right with baseball fact, fiction, and films from the Library.