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Celebrate holiday traditions at Main Library and branches

This holiday season, the Library is celebrating with a variety of fun, free events for the whole family. At the center of our tradition is the annual holiday model train from the Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club, which will be on display Dec. 19–20 in the Atrium of the Main Library.
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Kenner Toys exhibit opens at Main Library

The force is awakening this year at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County with a special Kenner Toy exhibit and symposium. "Just in Time for the Holidays: Kenner Toys" features the toys and brands Kenner designed and developed from the 1940s through the 1990s. The exhibit is on display Nov. 20–Jan. 16, 2016 in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library.
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Public Library digitizes rare Audubon books; Giant folios now on view in new display cases

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is fortunate to own one of the few intact copies of John James Audubon’s "Birds of America." Housed in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library, one page of only one of the double elephant folio editions was turned each week. At that rate, it took over eight years to see every page. But now, thanks to the new cases the Library unveiled during a brief ceremony today, the four-volume folio set is part of a permanent exhibit that also features a new computer touch screen allowing visitors to digitally flip through the books and zoom in on the artwork.
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Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' to sign copies of new book at the Main Library

Bill Nye, scientist, cultural icon and bestselling author, will share brief remarks and sign copies of his new book Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World 7 p.m., Sunday, Nov. 22, in the Main Library's Reading Garden Lounge, 800 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati.
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Library named as prestigious Five-Star Library by "Library Journal" for third consecutive year

The value of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is clear to people who live here, and it was confirmed by the library field’s leading professional publication, the "Library Journal." The publication recognized the Library —for the third year in a row — by designating it as a Five-Star Library.
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Mount St. Joseph Associate Professor Named as Library Foundation’s New Writer-in-Residence

As a child growing up in Cincinnati, Jeffrey Hillard spent a lot of time in the Reading Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. In fact, Hillard says he sometimes considered bringing his sleeping bag to the branch. Hillard shared stories of his connection to the Library when he was named as the Library Foundation’s Writer-in-Residence for 2015-2016 at a donor event on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati.
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