The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand
Select illustrations from local author/ illustrator Will Hillenbrand will be on view October 25, 2013–January 6, 2014 in the Main Library’s atrium. His beloved children’s books include such favorites as Kite Day, Mother Goose Picture Puzzles, and Sleep, Big Bear, Sleep.
The Drummer Boy of Shiloh: Illustrated Sheet Music of the Civil War
Whether it was on the battlefield or on the homefront, music played an important part in the lives of people during the Civil War. Sheet music from this era is on display October 1- December 31 at the Main Library in exhibition cases located in the Popular Library and next to the second and third-floor elevators in the South Building. “Drummer Boy of Shiloh” features vibrant chromolithographs on sheet music covers from 1861-85. Images and themes include Abraham Lincoln, African Americans, grand marches in honor of generals, tributes to Ulysses S. Grant, children of the battlefield, mothers of military sons, and patriotic tunes. Of special note are items related to Cincinnati, such as “Squirrel Hunter’s March” featuring the unfinished Roebling Suspension Bridge and “Cincinnati Rover Guards Quick Step.”
Testimony of Faith: An Exploration of World Religions through the Library’s Collections
Ever wondered what a Jain text looks like? Have you heard of the Book of Kells? Explore world religions from Paganism to Mormonism, Islam to Buddhism - all are represented in the current exhibit: Testimony of Faith. See a 16th century Jain manuscript and a facsimile of an 8th century illuminated Latin manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament. View drawings of religious costumes from the 1700s, and hundreds of years of religious writings. The exhibit will be on view in the Main Library's Joseph S. Stern Jr. Cincinnati Room from November 22 to January 26.
View selections from the exhibit online at the Virtual Library.
For additional information about any of the exhibits listed please call our Programs & Exhibits Coordinator at 513-369-6944.