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‘13 Reasons Why’ author Jay Asher to visit Main Library

This year marks the 10th anniversary of Thirteen Reasons Why’s first publication. Author Jay Asher, who penned the New York Times bestselling book that went on to become a popular Netflix series, will be speaking at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8, at the Main Library in the Reading Garden Lounge. Library Foundation Writer-in-Residence Kurt Dinan will moderate the discussion.
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Public Library jumps three spots to become second busiest in U.S.

Hamilton County is now home to the second busiest public library in the United States. The 2017 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) statistical report shows cardholders of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County checked out more than 21.2 million items in 2016, making the Library the second busiest system in the United States, second only to the New York Public Library.
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Two Library buildings officially recognized for outstanding energy efficiency

Two branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County were officially awarded LEED silver-certification today. Library officials, Board member Elizabeth H. LaMacchia, and staff of the Reading and St. Bernard branch libraries were on hand for the ceremony, which celebrates the creation of two efficient and modern spaces that will serve the community and save money for years to come.
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Get ready for the solar eclipse with Observatory, NASA at the Library

Get ready for the solar eclipse 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Pleasant Ridge Branch Library during Solar Eclipse 101. Join the Cincinnati Observatory to learn about the eclipse, how to view it safely and get your free pair of eclipse glasses, while supplies last. All ages welcome. Sponsored by NASA@ My Library.
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Library Foundation begins search for next Writer-in-Residence

One local writer will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase his or her literary work and promote writing and literacy in the community by serving as the Library Foundation’s next Writer-in-Residence. Applications are being accepted through Aug. 4. You must be an active, full- or part-time writer and live in southwest Ohio to be considered.
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Second phase of 'Our Cincinnati' to focus on civil rights

Hamilton County residents are invited to share personal stories for inclusion in the second phase of Our Cincinnati, Then and Now: the Continuing Story of Civil Rights. The struggle to transform the powerful promise of civil rights into everyday reality is real and ongoing. This phase of the project aims to help celebrate the progress, share the sacrifices and acknowledge the work that remains to uphold civil rights in our communities.
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