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Hundreds of local veterans’ stories now available online through Library

The Library’s Veteran History Project is now easier to access, thanks to a substantial update. This oral history project, administrated by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Genealogy & Local History Department, in partnership with the Library of Congress, documents stories from more than 500 veterans of the Greater Cincinnati area who served during World War II, the Korean War, the Cold War, and the Vietnam War.
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Price Hill community to give input for Library re-envisioning project

Price Hill community to give input for Library re-envisioning project The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is holding a second day of community engagement forums to help re-envision the Price Hill Branch Library. The listening and learning sessions are scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 28, to solicit community feedback to inform project planning.
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Former Library director leaves legacy with donation to buy specialized backpacks

Former Library director leaves legacy with  donation to buy specialized backpacks A generous donation by former Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Kimber L. Fender allowed the Library to purchase more than 150 specialized backpacks for babies and toddlers. Sprout Learning Backpacks are filled with high-quality early learning materials, books and activities designed to start children on the road to school success.
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Public Library named as prestigious Five-Star Library

Public Library named as prestigious Five-Star Library The library field’s leading professional publication, the Library Journal confirmed the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is among the best in the nation. The publication recognized the Library —for the sixth year in a row — by designating it as a Five-Star Library. Please see the attached press release for details.
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Library marks 100th anniversary of World War I with exhibit, speakers, and call for memorabilia

Library marks 100th anniversary of World War I with exhibit, speakers, and call for memorabilia The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is honoring the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the First World War with an exhibit in the Joseph S. Stern Jr., Cincinnati Room. Over Here and Over There: Cincinnatians Fight the Great War opens Friday, Nov. 2, and runs through January 27, 2019. The exhibit features photographs, scrapbooks, propaganda posters, newspaper accounts and uniforms from the Main Library’s collection.
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Public Library Board names new director after national search

Public Library Board names new director  after national search The Board of Trustees of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has selected the next Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director after a national search. Paula Brehm-Heeger was appointed Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County at the Library’s regularly scheduled Board Meeting this afternoon at a salary of $230,000.
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