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‘Listen to This’ programs examine protest, political music at Main Library

Starting today, music fans have the chance to travel back in time when musicians addressed social concerns such as the Civil Right Movement and the Vietnam War with “protest” sings during three special “Listen to This” events at the Main Library. The first event in the series kicks off at 7 p.m. tonight, July 30, in the Popular Library Lounge with special guest speaker David Little talking about “1946-1962: The Post WWII Awakening.” The Library will assemble from its collection materials including newspapers and magazines from the time period to supplement each presentation. The next two presentations are “1962-1966: The Heat of the Battle - Death in Dallas, Civil Rights, Free Speech, Seeds of Insurrection” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 27, and “1966-1973: Role of Politicized Rock and Roll in the Countercultural Rebellion” at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, both in the Popular Library Lounge.
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‘Orphan Train’ author Christina Baker Kline rides into Main Library

If you enjoyed the No. 1 "New York Times" bestselling novel "Orphan Train," then stop by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Author Christina Baker Kline will talk about her life and literary works at 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Main Library in the Reading Garden Lounge.
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ATLA sale raises $36,000 for Anderson, Mount Washington branches

Crowds of readers descended upon Nagel Middle School June 27-29 to find books, media, games, puzzles and literary gems during the annual Anderson Township Library Association’s summer used book sale. Overall, the ATLA raised $36,000 at the sale.
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Storytime goes digital at Public Library

Storytelling is an age-old tradition universal to all cultures and expressed through spoken word, books, music and dance. At the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, the tradition now incorporates iPads to fuse modern methods of storytelling with traditional book formats.
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Shake off the summer heat with the ‘Snow Queen’ during special Library storytimes

If you’re breaking a sweat in the summer heat and need a cool break, then drop by the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County for a theatrical blast of fresh air. In partnership with the Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati, the Snow Queen is casting her icy spell at select Library branches during special storytimes.
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Teens gain common ‘cents’ during financial literacy workshops at Public Library

Tired of your teens asking for advance on their allowance? Wish they would save up for the latest gadget instead of expecting you to buy it? Enroll them in one of the “Smart investing@your library®” workshops at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, and watch their financial “cents” grow.
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