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Trolleys, trains form holiday fun at the Public Library

Children are in for a special treat this holiday season at select branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. In a partnership between Metro and the Library, a Santa Trolley (pictured right) will stop at four branch libraries.
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Customers recognized, invited to celebrate Library’s top rating in a Five-Star Library Scavenger Hunt

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County recently earned a five-star rating; and to celebrate with those who made this possible, the Library is holding a Five-Star Library Scavenger Hunt on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 1 p.m. at all 41 library locations.
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Smithsonian traveling exhibit offers fascinating look at military mail and communication at Main Library

A name is shouted out, and a parcel is handed through the crowd to its eager recipient—mail call is a moment when the front line and home front connect. Letters, news and packages from home unite families, boost morale and in wartime, elevate the ordinary to the extraordinary. The traveling version of the National Postal Museum’s permanent exhibition Mail Call will be on display in the Main Library’s Atrium Nov. 8 – Jan. 18. The exhibition, now in the midst of a 15-city national tour, tells the fascinating story of military mail and communication from the American Revolution to current wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Elizabeth H. LaMacchia reappointed to Public Library Board of Trustees

At the Oct. 14, 2014, meeting of the Board of Trustees for The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, board member Elizabeth H. LaMacchia was sworn in for an additional seven-year term as a trustee. She was first appointed to the Board on Dec. 14, 1998, by the Judges of the Hamilton County Court of Common Pleas. LaMacchia was elected Secretary of the Board in 2014. She served as the vice president of the Board in 2002 and 2008 and as president of the Board in 2003 and 2009. She currently serves on the Board’s Finance and Audit Committee and the Human Resources Committee.
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Public Library Maintains Prestigious Five-Star Rating from Library Journal For Second Consecutive Year

Every day when the doors open, the staff of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County recommit themselves to a mission: connecting people with the world of ideas and information. That daily commitment was recognized today when the Library learned it has maintained a Five-Star Rating for service for a second year in a row. The honor is bestowed by the library field’s leading professional publication, The Library Journal.
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Writer-in-Residence to lead diverse, unique programs in November, December

The Library Foundation’s Writer-in-Residence Kathy Y. Wilson is eager to share stories and wisdom about the craft of writing during the months of November and December. The Foundation is holding a series of unique programs featuring Wilson including workshops and events for children and adults at various branches of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.
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