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Featured Exhibits

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Will Hillenbrand will sign books during the opening reception for his exhibit 2 p.m. -4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Main Library.
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Image from one of the books illustrated by Will Hillenbrand.
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Will Hillenbrand will sign books during the opening reception for his exhibit 2 p.m. -4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 7, at the Main Library.
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Will Hillenbrand's book "Bear in Love."
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“The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand” is on display at the Main Library atrium through Jan. 6, 2014.
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“The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand” is on display at the Main Library atrium through Jan. 6, 2014.
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“The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand” is on display at the Main Library atrium through Jan. 6, 2014
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“The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand” is on display at the Main Library atrium through Jan. 6, 2014
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“The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand” is on display at the Main Library atrium through Jan. 6, 2014
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“The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand” is on display at the Main Library atrium through Jan. 6, 2014
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“The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand” is on display at the Main Library atrium through Jan. 6, 2014
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Image of Washington Park from the Public Library's historic postcard collection.
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Image of Lytle Park from the Public Library's historic postcard collection.
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Image of Lincoln Park from the Public Library's historic postcard collection.
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Image of Inwood Park from the Public Library's historic postcard collection.
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Image of Eden Park Spring House from the Public Library's historic postcard collection.
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Image of Eden Park from the Public Library's historic postcard collection.
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Image of Ault Park from the Public Library's historic postcard collection.
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“Little Red Riding Hood” from the Peter G. Thomson Collection.
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“The Night Before Christmas” from the Peter G. Thomson Collection.
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Baby Listens – copyright Eloise Wilkin, 1960 – is featured in the "Golden Legacy" exhibit of Little Golden Book illustrations at the Main Library.
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The Lion’s Paw – copyright Gustaf Tenggren, 1959 – is one of the illustrations featured in the Main Library's Little Golden Books exhibit "golden Legacy."
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“No Sale” submitted by Tonya Cook was one of the adult winners of the Library's photo contest and will on display in the "Frame Cincinnati" exhibit.
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“The Color of Cincinnati” submitted by Alex Krebiehl was one of the student winners of the Library's photo contest and will on display in the "Frame Cincinnati" exhibit.
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Steamboats were subject to collisions, leaks, fires and explosions. On September 9, 1947, the ISLAND QUEEN, a beloved symbol of Cincinnati river heritage, exploded and burned while docked at Pittsburgh, killing 20 and injuring 17. (Photo of explosion)
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By the 1880s, river cruises on steamboats had become a luxury affair. (CITY OF LOUISVILLE - dining cabin)
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Poised below Mt. Adams and Walnut Hills on the Ohio River, the village of Fulton became the nation’s largest steamboat building center. (Photo of Fulton)
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In a city where men outnumbered women by 11% and work revolved around the steamboat trade, boarding was a popular option. (Photo of Long’s Boarding House)
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The same sawmills that produced lumber for steamboats supplied wood for flooring and furniture makers. (Photo of Jenks and Cline)
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The EMBASSY, built in 1848, traveled from Pittsburgh to St. Louis, until it exploded when two boiler flues collapsed one year later. A recent innovation, the pilot house on the top deck accommodated the ship’s officers.
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The Cincinnati Panorama of 1848: Plate 1 will be featured in the The exhibit, “Steamboats Through an Early Lens,” Sept. 8 through Nov. 11 in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library.
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A display of international children's musical items is outside the Children's Learning Center at the Main Library.
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A display of international children's musical items is outside the Children's Learning Center at the Main Library.
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A display of international children's musical items is outside the Children's Learning Center at the Main Library.
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“Jacobs Ladder” by April Foster for the "Bookworks 13" exhibit running through Sept. 2 at the Main Library.
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Artwork by 11-year-old Sorina Ca'linescu of Romania for “What Children Believe International Art Exhibition.”
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A souvenir publication celebrating the 50th anniversary of Music Hall is one of the items on display in the "Queen City of Song" exhibit in the Cincinnati Room of the Main Library.
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The Big Pig Gig sculpture "Hoglander" by the students of Oak Hills High School is located outside the Main Library.
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The "Porketure" sculpture created by St. Ursula students for the Big Pig Gig. It sits outside the Main Library.
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"This Little Pig Went..." was created for the Big Pig Gig by the students of St. Veronica School. It's one of the fiberglass pigs on display outside the Main Library.
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The 1848 Cincinnati Panorama is one of 10 stops on the Main Library's QR Code Tour.