The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks July 2011
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IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO WIN A NOOK COLOR!
It's Not Too Late to Win a Nook Color! The Library's Summer Reading Program is in full swing, but it's not too late to register the entire family to be part of Team Read. The top child, teen, and adult reader at each of the Library's 41 locations will win a NOOK Color. That's 123 free NOOK Colors! Plus, the more you read, the more chances you have to win one of more than 160 family 4-packs of tickets to a Cincinnati Reds game. The Summer Reading Program runs through July 31. What are you waiting for? Register now and get reading.
MEET UC PRESIDENT & AUTHOR DR. GREGORY WILLIAMS
Meet UC President & Author Dr. Gregory Williams Dr. Gregory H. Williams, President of the University of Cincinnati and award-winning author, will visit the Main Library on Saturday, July 23 at 2:00 p.m. Dr. Williams will speak about his award-winning and best-selling memoir, Life on the Color Line: The True Story of a White Boy Who Discovered He Was Black. Named an "Outstanding Book on the Subject of Human Rights" by the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Human Rights in North America, it is often required reading for entering students at U.S. colleges and universities. President Williams will be available for 30 minutes after his talk to sign copies of his books, which will be offered for purchase courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
HARRY POTTER WEEK – JULY 10 TO 16
Harry Potter Week – July 10 to 16 To celebrate the movie release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2, the Library is declaring the week of July 10 through 16 "Harry Potter Week". Everyone is invited to eat, drink and be Harry and enjoy dozens of magical programs taking place throughout the Library system. Some highlights include:
  • Harry Potter's Animals, July 11 at 2:00 p.m. at the Blue Ash Branch
  • Kids Cooking: Harry Potter Food, July 12 at 2:00 p.m. at the Avondale Branch
  • Harry Potter Day!, July 12 at 3:00 p.m. at the Symmes Township Branch
  • Harry Potter Release Party, July 14 at 1:30 p.m. at the Madeira Branch
Click here for a complete list of programs.
ARTISTS' BOOKS ON VIEW
Artists' Books On View The Cincinnati Book Arts Society's 12th annual exhibit of artists' books features 52 works from regional artists and binders. Come see the wide range of talent displayed in these books that delve into poetic musings, reveries on daily life, or that pay homage to important texts. You will enjoy the variety of technical approaches, too, from altered book to finely crafted bindings. The exhibit is on view in the Main Library atrium through August 28.

In conjunction with Bookworks 12, the Library mounted an exhibit in honor of former Library Services Director Keith Kuhn, who passed away in 2008. The Keith Kuhn Memorial Artists' Book Exhibit displays books from the Library's collection of regionally and nationally recognized book artists on the 2nd and 3rd floors of the Main Library.
BOOKS ALIVE! FOR KIDS®
Books Alive! For Kids® Books—and food!—will come alive through sight, sound, and touch at a Library location near you this summer, featuring the four-time Emmy-nominated, national award winning Books Alive! For Kids® performing arts literacy program. Enjoy noted singer Kathy Wade reading We Had a Picnic This Sunday Past by Jacqueline Woodson , make a take-home craft, and be a part of a live performance about healthy eating. Books Alive! For Kids® is presented by Cincinnati-based non-profit Learning Through Art, Inc., and sponsored by The Kersten Fund and Kroger. A complete list of programs can be found here.
HARRIET BEECHER STOWE'S IMPACT ON THE CIVIL WAR
Harriet Beecher Stowe's Impact on the Civil War Abraham Lincoln is credited with greeting Harriet Beecher Stowe as the "little lady that caused this big war." While documentation of this quote is sketchy, the impact of Uncle Tom's Cabin (the best-selling novel of the 19th century) on the Civil War was profound. Join Stowe scholar Helen Spoon as she presents "The Little Lady and the Civil War" on Sunday, July 24 at the Main Library at 3:00 p.m. in the Huenefeld Tower Room. This program, jointly sponsored by the Harriet Beecher Stowe House and the Public Library, is part of yearlong activities recognizing Harriet Beecher Stowe's 200th birthday and the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War.
CONEY ISLAND—125 YEARS IN PICTURES
Coney Island, the sixth oldest amusement park in the U.S., is celebrating its 125th anniversary this year. For a nostalgic trip down memory lane, stop by the Main Library atrium to see an exhibit of photos and memorabilia highlighting this beloved amusement park's history. The exhibit will be on view July 11 through September 4.
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