November 2016

Exhibits

Once Upon A Time: The Mysterious World of Children’s Stories

Randolph Caldecott’s “The Cow Jumped over the Moon” illustration, 1882. Randolph Caldecott’s “The Cow Jumped over the Moon”

Who hasn’t picked up a forgotten book from their childhood and been taken away to a fantastic and strangely familiar world? Books from early in our lives leave a deep and lasting impression on us.

Once Upon A Time: The Mysterious World of Children’s Stories is on display in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library from Nov. 18 to Jan. 8, 2017. Covering four centuries and featuring traditional fables, chapbooks, nursery rhymes and fairy tales from the Public Library’s rich book collection, this exhibition is sure to delight the whole family.

Cincinnati Transportation: Past, Present and Future

Cincinnati Transportation: Past, Present and Future is on display in the Main Library Atrium through Jan. 8, 2017 . The exhibit, done in partnership with Metro, features memorabilia connected to public transportation in the city of Cincinnati.


See the Polar Bear and Allosaurus from the Cincinnati Museum Center

Allosaurus

The Cincinnati Museum Center’s polar bear now welcomes visitors to the Main Library. The polar bear, the Earth’s largest land predator, is on display in the Main Library Atrium near the elevators. The Main Library is also housing the Museum Center’s Allosaurus, a fearsome carnivore which sat atop the food chain over 150 million years ago and has been a favorite amongst visitors to the Museum Center’s Dino Hall. The Allosaurus is now housed on the second floor bridge spanning the north and south buildings of the Main Library, between the TechCenter and MakerSpace. Both pieces will remain at Main Library for about the next two years, as renovation work on the Museum Center is completed.


For additional information about any of the exhibits listed, please call our Programs & Exhibits Office at 513-369-3173.