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Cincinnati Library director receives A. Chapman Parsons award

The Ohio Library Council (OLC) continues its tradition of honoring the best and brightest individuals in the Ohio public library community. Kimber L. Fender, the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, has been selected as the recipient of the A. Chapman Parsons Award for her outstanding work on behalf of Ohio's public libraries.
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First African American woman to write history of Margaret Garner to visit Main Library

Ohio native and Howard University professor Dr. Nikki M. Taylor will share the story of runaway slave Margaret Garner as told in her book Driven Toward Madness: The Fugitive Slave Margaret Garner and Tragedy on the Ohio 3 p.m., Saturday, April 8 at the Main Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati.
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New Library card available for active military personnel

In order to better serve Ohio’s active duty military personnel, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County now offers a special Military Card.
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Library launches laptop dispenser at Walnut Hills Branch Library

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County launched a freestanding laptop-dispensing kiosk, which allows certain cardholders to check out laptops for in-house use, at the Walnut Hills Branch Library.
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Library exhibit celebrates the Irish in Cincinnati

Years before waves of Irish immigrants made their way to Cincinnati to escape the Great Famine in Ireland, many had already found a home and began to make their mark in the Queen City. Éirinn go Bràch explores the city’s Irish sons and daughters’ many contributions to our cultural, political, religious and industrial heritage.
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Ohioana 2017 to recognize Loren Long

Award-winning local author Loren Long will be honored at Ohioana 2017, a special event sponsored by the Ohioana Library Association and presented by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The annual event, designed to celebrate the rich heritage of local authors, will take place 1:30 p.m. Sunday, April 2, in the Main Library Reading Garden Lounge.
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