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June 2011

What’s New · Summer Reading Program Events at the Library

In the spirit of Team Read, lots of free and fun programs and activities will be happening at all Library locations this summer. Stop by the Main Library or any of our branches to find out what’s going on in your neighborhood! Or visit our online program calendar for the complete line-up of exciting Summer Reading programs.

Animals Alive!

A naturalist with Hamilton County Parks will bring live animals for children to see. Children will learn about these animals and where they live.

animals program

Wednesday, June 22, 10:45 a.m.
Pleasant Ridge Branch

Tuesday, June 28, 3:00 p.m.
Symmes Township Branch

Thursday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.
Forest Park Branch

Tuesday, July 5, 2:00 p.m.
Anderson Branch

The Life of a Pioneer Child

Join Julie Stubbs from Hamilton County Parks while you explore clothing, food, fire building, school life, and games played by children living over 200 years ago. Recommended for ages 7-12.

Thursday, June 30, 2:00 p.m.
Delhi Township Branch

Cincinnati Recreation Commission

Join Team Read

Come to the Library and hit a ball, bait a hook, or shoot a basket this summer! The Cincinnati Recreation Commission is partnering with the Public Library for Summer Reading programs at a branch near you.

Playground Games. Tuesdays in June, 1:00 p.m.
College Hill Branch

Sports with Heather. Tuesdays: June & July, 2:00 p.m.
Walnut Hills Branch

Basketball for Kids. Monday, June 20, 1:00 p.m.
Price Hill Branch

Hooked on Fishing! Tuesday, July 19, 1:00 p.m.
Pleasant Ridge Branch

Do You Know Football (a.k.a. Soccer)? Thursday, July 28, 2:00 p.m.
West End Branch

Petting Zoo! with Honey Hill Farm

Honey Hill Farm

Thursday, June 23, 10:30 a.m.
Harrison Branch

Wednesday, June 29, 1:30 p.m.
Mariemont Branch

The History of Pirates with Tom Scheidt & Kimberley G.

Tuesday, June 21, 1:00 p.m.
Pleasant Ridge Branch

Shake, Rattle, & Read! with Tom Scheidt & Kimberley G.

Wednesday, June 15, 3:00 p.m.
Greenhills Branch

Thursday, June 23, 1:00 p.m.
Cheviot Branch

Saturday, July 30, 2:00 p.m.
Loveland Branch

Pirate program for kids

ArtReach: A Division of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati

Once Upon a Time: An Introduction to Classic Fairy Tales. Friday, June 17, 3:00 p.m.
St. Bernard Branch

Stop Bullying Me! Conflict Management in Your School. Tuesday, June 21, 1:00 p.m.
Walnut Hills Branch

The Rough-Faced Girl Speaks: Native American Cinderella Story. Thursday, June 23, 2:00 p.m.
Oakley Branch

Music & Fun with Zak Morgan

Using music, magic, theatre, and comedy, Grammy-nominated children’s musician Zak Morgan encourages children to read books and exercise their imaginations. Both kids and adults love his zany, high-energy show!

Zak Morgan

Saturday, July 9, 2:00 p.m.
Clifton Branch

Thursday, July 14, 6:30 p.m.
Westwood Branch

The Magic of Tom Bemmes

Wednesday, June 29, 2:00 p.m.
West End Branch

Terry Francis - Purveyor of Magic & Mystery

Tuesday, June 21, 10:30 a.m.
Groesbeck Branch

Tuesday, June 21, 4:00 p.m.
Wyoming Branch

Kevin Frisch

Wednesday, July 27, 7:00 p.m.
Blue Ash Branch

Frisch Marionettes

Kevin Frisch is a professional puppeteer who uses his handmade marionettes in musical puppet shows.

Monday, June 20, 2:00 p.m.
Avondale Branch

Tuesday, July 26, 6:30 p.m.
Mt. Washington Branch

Saturday, July 30, 2:00 p.m.
Sharonville Branch

Zumba for Kids! with Rayza Ramirez

Zumba for kids

Tuesday, June 21, 2:00 p.m.
Norwood Branch

Tuesday, June 28, 2:00 p.m.
Monfort Heights Branch

Thursday, July 21, 3:00 p.m.
Mt. Healthy Branch

Thursday, July 28, 1:30 p.m.
Madeira Branch

Saturday, July 30, 2:00 p.m.
Children's Learning Center, Main Library

Yoga for Kids

Wednesday, July 13, 1:30 p.m.
Madisonville Branch

Harry Potter Week! July 10-16

To celebrate the movie release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows: 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. Highlights include:

Harry Potter program

Harry Potter’s Animals. Monday, July 11, 2:00 p.m.
Blue Ash Branch

Kids Cooking: Harry Potter Food. Tuesday, July 12, 2:00 p.m.
Avondale Branch

Harry Potter Lego Club. Tuesday, July 12,1:30 p.m.
Cheviot Branch

Harry Potter Party! Tuesday, July 12, 2:00 p.m.
Wyoming Branch

Harry Potter Day! Tuesday, July 12, 3:00 p.m.
Symmes Township Branch

Harry Potter Challenge. Tuesday or Wednesday, July 12 or 13, 7:00 p.m.
Green Township Branch

Harry Potter Release Party! Thursday, July 14, 1:30 p.m.
Madeira Branch

Harry Potter Crafts. Thursday, July 14, 2:00 p.m.
Avondale Branch

Harry Potter program

Act It Out: Become a wizard like Harry Potter! Friday, July 15, 10:30 a.m.
Children's Learning Center, Main Library

Harry Potter Festival, Saturday, July 16, all day
Sharonville Branch

Harry Potter Festival, Saturday, July 16, 10:00 a.m.
Sharonville Branch

Thanks to...

Sponsors: Thanks to our many sponsors who make this vital program possible: the Cincinnati Reds, Coney Island, the Friends of the Public Library, the Anderson Township Library Association, the Kersten Fund, the Charles H. Dater Foundation, and an anonymous donor for funding the Nook Colors.

With support from: Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Hamilton County Park District, Cincinnati Kings, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, and the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics