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Teen Read Week, National Chemistry Week share October 18-24 dates

This year’s theme for National Chemistry Week is "Chemistry Colors Our World,” and the theme for Teen Read Week is “Get Away.”
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'Mockingbird Next Door' author to come through the doors of the Main Library

At 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct, 24, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will bring Marja Mills, a woman who lived next door to Harper Lee for 18 months, to the Main Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati, to share her unique perspective on Lee rendered in her bestselling book The Mockingbird Next Door: Life with Harper Lee.
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Public Library’s Teen Art Contest has new theme

The Library's Fall Teen Art Contest runs Oct. 1-31. The theme is “Get Away.” Teens can use any two-dimensional art to communicate the experience of travel in real life or through stories. Teens can enter at any of the Library's 41 locations.
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Library to explore the impact of disease as part of Family History Month

During the 19th Century, an outbreak of cholera resulted in six subsequent pandemics that killed millions of people across all continents, according to the World Health Organization. This year, during Family History Month, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will explore cholera and other Diseases of our Ancestors and how they impacted families and the records they generated.
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Mount St. Joseph Associate Professor Named as Library Foundation’s New Writer-in-Residence

As a child growing up in Cincinnati, Jeffrey Hillard spent a lot of time in the Reading Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. In fact, Hillard says he sometimes considered bringing his sleeping bag to the branch. Hillard shared stories of his connection to the Library when he was named as the Library Foundation’s Writer-in-Residence for 2015-2016 at a donor event on Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati.
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Library works to get a Library card into the hands of every school-aged child in Hamilton County as part of ConnectED initiative

A national challenge was issued last spring to schools and public libraries to strengthen student learning by improving access to digital content and public libraries. The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is answering the ConnectED challenge with a plan to place a Library card into the hands of every school-aged child in Hamilton County.
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