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Get into the spirit of the season with HallowREAD Week Oct. 22-31

To celebrate Halloween and the spine-tingling thrills of reading, the Library is giving children age 12 and under a spooky passport. For every visit to any Library location, a staff member will stamp the passport and the child will receive a piece of candy or a prize. On the third visit, they will receive a free book.
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ATLA holiday sale features more than books for holiday gift-giving

The ATLA Holiday and Nearly New Used Book Sale is Thursday through Saturday Nov. 2-4 at the Anderson Branch Library.
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Teens invited to create ‘Fan Art’ in annual Library contest

The theme is “Fan Art” and teens are encouraged to create art inspired by their favorite story for a chance to win prizes. Two-dimensional art, including drawings, paintings, digital illustration or photography, will be accepted. For rules and contest details, visit
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Family History Month perfect time to discover your genealogical roots

If you’re like Thane Maynard and want to explore your family tree, then October’s Family History Month is the perfect time to get started at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. And keep your eye on the Library’s social media accounts as we reveal what Maynard, the director of the Cincinnati Zoo, discovered about himself with the help of the Library.
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New Library exhibit shares story of hope in divided times

During a time when many are divided by their differences, the Library, Holocaust and Humanity Center and Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati seek to unite and transform conversation through a new exhibit: Besa: A Code of Honor, Muslim Albanians Who Rescued Jews During the Holocaust. This little-known story of hope will be on display Sept. 5–Nov. 13 at the Main Library.
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Reflect on 150 years of history with Roebling exhibit at the Main Library

A treasure of this region, the Roebling Suspension bridge was completed at the end of the Civil War by master bridge builders John A. Roebling and his son, Washington A. Roebling, later famous for the Brooklyn Bridge. Discover the story of the bridge from dream to completion with plans, photographs, documents, antique postcards and more in the "A Dream Come True, a Song Well Sung: The John A. Roebling Suspension Bridge at 150" exhibit Aug. 25–Nov. 12.
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