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Congressman Wenstrup to speak at Library’s Veterans Day program

When the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Main Library opened in 1954, the building was dedicated as a War Memorial to honor the servicemen and servicewomen from Hamilton County who gave their lives for our country. The tradition of honoring veterans continues with the 60th Veterans Day Commemoration to be held Tuesday, Nov. 11, at 10:45 a.m. in the Main Library’s Reading Garden Lounge. The keynote speaker for this year’s event is Congressman Brad R. Wenstrup, who is also a physician and an Army Lieutenant Colonel.
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ATLA’s holiday sale held in memory of Jackie O’Brien

This year, members of the Anderson Township Library Association are honoring one of their own by dedicating the Holiday Used Book Sale Nov. 6-8 to the late Jackie O’Brien. A longtime Anderson Township resident, O’Brien and her husband were instrumental in forming the first Anderson Township Library Committee in 1980 and remained involved with the group.
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Ohio State Auditor gives Public Library of Cincinnati And Hamilton County Award With Distinction

A recent financial audit of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County has returned a clean audit report. The Public Library’s excellent record keeping has earned it the Ohio Auditor of State Award with Distinction.
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Local author Kathy Wilson named as Library Foundation’s new Writer-in-Residence

Kathy Y.Wilson was named as the first Writer-in-Residence for the Library Foundation of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Wilson will serve in this position through November and will earn a $10,000 stipend. She will conduct a writer’s workshop, speak at four community events and participate in Library promotions during her residency. The Writer-in-Residence program is possible through the generous support of Naomi Tucker Gerwin.
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Adults can earn accredited high school diploma and career certification through Library

Adult residents of Hamilton County now have the opportunity to get their accredited high school diploma and career certification online through a new service from the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. The Library is launching Career Online High School and providing a limited number of free scholarships to qualified adult learners looking to advance their careers, prepare for workforce entry or continue their education. The Library is only the third library system in the country to offer this new educational program.
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Main Library exhibit part of FotoFocus celebration

Come view Cincinnati as seen through the eyes and camera lenses of the region’s best photographers during the Frame Cincinnati photo exhibit Sept. 9–Nov. 2 in the atrium at the Main Library. This exhibit is part of FotoFocus Cincinnati, a month-long biennial celebration spotlighting independently programmed exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography.
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