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Library puts out call for memories, photos of 1937 Cincinnati flood

This year is the 80th anniversary of the 1937 Ohio River Flood, when the river and its tributaries ravaged towns and cities along their banks after torrential rains. The Library is looking to add to its online Ohio River Flood Collection. The Library would like to scan and incorporate your family’s photos, postcards, scrapbooks, diaries, and other memorabilia from during and after the historic flood of 1937, as well as earlier floods.
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Library to celebrate artistic expression of African Americans during Black History Month

This February, the Library explores the history of visual arts, music and drama in the Queen City created by African Americans.
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Read like ‘Matilda’ and win tickets

Matilda Wormwood loves to read and she wants other kids to join in the fun. That’s why she’s issuing the “Matilda Reading Challenge” to young readers in Greater Cincinnati. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is partnering with Broadway in Cincinnati for the challenge. All kids have to do is read three or more books by Roald Dahl between Jan. 16-March 17.
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New Library exhibits capture iconic work of C. Smith

For more than 60 years, Cincinnati photographer C. Smith has captured the African American community’s public struggles and its private celebrations. The Main Library will feature his photography in three exhibits: Better than Good: The Photography of C. Smith (Jan. 13-March 12) in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room; From Downtown to Uptown Photographed by C. Smith (Jan. 13-March 12) in the Popular Library and Your Personal Photographer: C. Smith (Jan. 13-March 2) in the Atrium.
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State of Ohio ends tax form distribution at Library

The Ohio Department of Taxation is ending its bulk distribution of Ohio Income Tax filing forms to organizations including the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County in order to eliminate paper waste. In a recent analysis, government officials found only 10 percent of printed personal income tax returns end up being filed with the state of Ohio.
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Former CAC Story Tree takes root at Madisonville Branch

The CAC donated the “Story Tree” to the Library so it would continue to inspire young readers. This work celebrates the global role of storytelling and can now be found at the Madisonville Branch Library.
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