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Doctors Without Borders President to share stories from the field at Main Library

A woman with a unique perspective on the difficulties of providing medical care to the most vulnerable people around the world is set to share her stories from the front line at the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati. Dr. Deane Marchbein, president of Doctors without Borders USA, will speak and take questions from the audience at the Main Library 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 13.
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Adults can earn accredited high school diploma and career certification through Library

Adult residents of Hamilton County now have the opportunity to get their accredited high school diploma and career certification online through a new service from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Library is launching Career Online High School and providing a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education. The Library is only the third library system in the country to offer this new educational program.
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Uncover your roots during Family History Month at the Public Library

This October, celebrate your family history at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, home to one of the nation’s top-ranked genealogy collections. The Library’s Genealogy and Local History Department will host a wide variety of programs ranging from introductory classes to family history to an in-depth look at the department’s extensive print and online genealogy resources. The festivities kick off 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 4, at the Main Library.
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Main Library exhibit part of FotoFocus celebration

Come view Cincinnati as seen through the eyes and camera lenses of the region’s best photographers during the Frame Cincinnati photo exhibit Sept. 9–Nov. 2 in the atrium at the Main Library. This exhibit is part of FotoFocus Cincinnati, a month-long biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography.
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More readers complete Summer Learning Program than ever before

The cool weather this summer led to a hot trend - reading books. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County saw an increase in the number of people who completed the Summer Learning Program. This year 34,948 readers registered for Summer Learning; and 22,092 completed the program by logging reading time and collecting prizes, a 7 percent increase over 2013. The Brain Camp and Free Summer Lunch portions of the Summer Learning Program also saw an increase in participation.
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Exhibit at Main Library showcases life on the Ohio River

Cities and towns from Pittsburgh, Pa., to Cairo, Ill., have drawn their life from the Ohio River. See images that capture life along the major waterway during the S"cenic River Views: Towns along the Ohio River" exhibit Aug. 29 through Nov. 2, which features vintage photographs from the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
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