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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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Main Library features two book art exhibits

The 18th annual Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS) exhibit Bookworks will be on display June 14–Sept. 3 in the atrium of the Main Library. In conjunction with the Bookworks exhibit is the Keith Kuhn Memorial Exhibit, the annual display of artist-created books from the Library’s collection.
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New Library exhibit celebrates internationally renowned writer, former Cincinnati resident

Patrick Lafcadio Hearn was the first westerner to translate Japanese stories and fairytales into English. In the 1950s, Vickers’ family donated his personal collection of Hearn material to the Library. Selections from the collection will be on view in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library June 9–Aug. 20.
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Library holds Summer Camp Reading

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County is offering Summer Camp Reading as part of its Summer Adventure this year. Summer Camp Reading is an intensive four-week day camp designed to improve the reading skills of third-graders struggling to read at grade level. Students will receive instruction and one-on-one tutoring by certified educators weekdays from July 10-Aug. 4.
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Author Jane Green to visit Main Library

New York Times bestselling author Jane Green will discuss her new novel, The Sunshine Sisters, at 7 p.m. Thursday, June 22, in the Reading Garden Lounge at the Main Library.
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