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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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The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County seeking Writer-in-Residence for new Library Foundation program

A 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 first Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Foundation Writer-in-Residence. Launching this new program, the Library is accepting applications for the Writer-in-Residence position through August 31, 2014.
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Public Library now sixth busiest in U.S.

According to the 2014 Public Library Data Service (PLDS) statistical report, cardholders of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County checked out an astonishing 17.4 million items in 2013, making the Library the sixth busiest Library system in the United States.
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Public Library and University of Cincinnati seeing ‘eye to eye’ in new ‘Double Vision’ exhibit

As the world swiftly leaves behind the golden age of photo snapshots and albums—preferring digital cameras and now smartphones to capture photographs, take a step back in time and look at one of the most fascinating and innovative accomplishments in photographic history; the stereoscopic slide. Photos of conserved historic stereoscopic slides and digitally reproduced surrogates are on display at the Main Library in a new exhibit Double Vision: Seeing the World in Stereoscopic View on display through Oct. 17.
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‘Listen to This’ programs examine protest, political music at Main Library

Starting today, music fans have the chance to travel back in time when musicians addressed social concerns such as the Civil Right Movement and the Vietnam War with “protest” sings during three special “Listen to This” events at the Main Library.
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