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Public Library celebrates African American Read-In with author Derrick Barnes

Public Library celebrates African American Read-In with author Derrick Barnes Join the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County from 10 a.m.–4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, at the Main Library, for a celebration of African-American literature. Explore the Library's collection of books by African-American authors and illustrators, enjoy a full day of public readings and performances and get creative with hands-on activities. The featured guest is Derrick Barnes, author of the award-winning picture book, Crown: An Ode to the Fresh Cut.
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Northside Branch Library will increase hours to meet needs of customers

In response to changing customer needs, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will increase the hours at the Northside Branch Library. Beginning Monday, Feb. 4, the branch, located at 4219 Hamilton Ave., will be open an additional four hours a week.
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Novelist Jessica Strawser named 2019 Writer-in-Residence by Library Foundation

Novelist Jessica Strawser named  2019 Writer-in-Residence by Library Foundation The Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has selected Jessica Strawser to be the 2019 Writer-in-Residence (WIR). Strawser will serve as the Library’s literary ambassador to the community, and receive a $10,000 stipend thanks to the generous support of Naomi Tucker Gerwin and the Library Foundation.
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Library commemorates community service during Black History Month

Library commemorates community service during Black History Month This February, the Main Library is hosting a series of events that spotlight the many African Americans who answered the call to serve and to improve the conditions of our local community. All events take place at 2 p.m. in the third floor Genealogy & Local History event space.
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Main Library to host community forum about opioid epidemic

Main Library to host community  forum about opioid epidemic The public is invited to attend the Opioid Epidemic Community Forum program at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 2, in the Reading Garden Lounge at the Main Library. The panel discussion will focus on how the opioid epidemic is affecting Greater Cincinnati.
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Main Library highlights lantern slide collection in fascinating new exhibit

Main Library highlights lantern slide collection in fascinating new exhibit In the early part of the 20th century the Library began collecting lantern slides, which were loaned to customers and used for Library programming, such as lectures. Highlights from this vast collection are on display at the Main Library in The World Illuminated: Highlights of The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Lantern Slide Collection exhibit Jan. 3–Feb. 28.
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