May 2018

What’s New · The Friends of the Public Library Present: An Evening with Ron Chernow

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Whether the musical Hamilton renewed your interest in America’s past or you’re a history buff, you’ll want to hear Ron Chernow talk about his latest book, Grant, at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 15 in the Aronoff Center’s Procter & Gamble Hall. The event is made possible by the Friends of the Public Library and the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Fund.

Chernow won the Pulitzer Prize for his New York Times bestselling biography, Washington: A Life. The National Book Award winner was also the historical adviser for the Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Hamilton, which was inspired by his bestselling biography. He is a recipient of the 2015 National Humanities Medal and is a distinguished commentator on politics, business and finance. For more information about Ron Chernow please visit

Chernow continued his exploration into the lives of historical figures with Grant, a biography of President Ulysses S. Grant, who was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio, and grew up in Georgetown, Ohio, both just outside Cincinnati. In addition to receiving rave reviews, Grant was a No. 1 New York Times bestseller and a New York Times notable book for 2017.

General tickets for the Ron Chernow event are $5 and go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 15. To purchase tickets, go to; call 513-621-2787; or visit the CAA ticket office at the Aronoff Center for the Arts.