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Get ready for the solar eclipse with Observatory, NASA at the Library

Get ready for the solar eclipse 4 p.m., Tuesday, Aug. 8 at the Pleasant Ridge Branch Library during Solar Eclipse 101. Join the Cincinnati Observatory to learn about the eclipse, how to view it safely and get your free pair of eclipse glasses, while supplies last. All ages welcome. Sponsored by NASA@ My Library.
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Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard visits Main Library to share Fiona’s special story

For the first time, Thane Maynard, Executive Director of the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden, will appear in public to talk in depth about Fiona’s story and share updates on her progress. Maynard is set to be at the Main Library, 800 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati Wednesday, Aug. 2 at 6 p.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge.
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Author Jessica Strawser to talk at Main Library

Cincinnati resident, editorial director of Writer’s Digest magazine and author Jessica Strawser will discuss and sign copies of her debut fiction novel Almost Missed You, 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 1, in the Reading Garden Lounge at the Main Library.
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Reds mascot visits are starting lineup for Library Day at GABP

Come root for the home team and celebrate your Public Library during the 1:10 p.m. game Sunday, Aug. 6, when the Cincinnati Reds take on the St. Louis Cardinals. To commemorate Library Day at Great American Ball Park, the first 10,000 people through the gates will receive a free pair of earbuds.
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Library Foundation begins search for next Writer-in-Residence

One local writer will have the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to showcase his or her literary work and promote writing and literacy in the community by serving as the Library Foundation’s next Writer-in-Residence. Applications are being accepted through Aug. 4. You must be an active, full- or part-time writer and live in southwest Ohio to be considered.
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Second phase of 'Our Cincinnati' to focus on civil rights

Hamilton County residents are invited to share personal stories for inclusion in the second phase of Our Cincinnati, Then and Now: the Continuing Story of Civil Rights. The struggle to transform the powerful promise of civil rights into everyday reality is real and ongoing. This phase of the project aims to help celebrate the progress, share the sacrifices and acknowledge the work that remains to uphold civil rights in our communities.
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