March 2016


Design LAB Exhibition 2016

Design LAB Exhibition

In partnership with the Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati, the Library presents the Design LAB exhibit (former Architecture by Children exhibit), the final piece of an in-classroom design education program tailored to broaden and deepen student awareness, appreciation, and active participation in our built environment. Local professionals teamed up with educators to guide students through a real-world, themed design problem, emphasizing the development of: research and observation, critical-thinking, problem solving, verbal and visual communication, creative expression and presentation skills. This year’s project theme, ‘Learning Spaces’, challenged students to interview, research, program, design and build models of their ideal learning spaces. Selected projects for students in Kindergarten through grade 5 will be on display in the Atrium of the Main Library from May 1–7, and projects for students in grades 6–12 will be displayed near the MakerSpace in the Main Library during that same time period.

Taft Museum’s Artists Reaching Classrooms Exhibition

Artists Reaching Classrooms Exhibition

The exhibit showcases art, including painting, photography, digital design and ceramics created by students from 12 area high schools. Each work is accompanied by an artist’s statement, providing an explanation of the student’s process and intent. ARC is a program offered by the Taft Museum of Art which immerses high school art students in Cincinnati’s visual arts community and exposes them to art careers and professionals. The schools represented are: Archbishop McNicholas High School, Aiken New Tech, Dater High School, DePaul Cristo Rey High School, Hamilton High School, Milford High School, Riverview East Academy, Roger Bacon High School, School for Creative and Performing Arts, Sycamore High School, Taylor High School and Winton Woods High School. The exhibit will be on display in the Main Library Atrium through May 17.

Star Trek 50th Anniversary Exhibit

Star Trek Exhibit

Star Trek first aired on September 8, 1966, on the NBC network, making 2016 the franchise’s 50th anniversary. Gene Roddenberry’s creation has made its mark on modern technology and pop culture. His original creation has since spawned thirteen movies, the newest one coming out this July, as well as numerous television series, novels, games, toys, and comic book series. This exhibit was culled from four local Trek fans personal collections and highlight their most memorable, favorite, and sometimes quirkiest pieces of Star Trek ephemera. The exhibit can be viewed in the Main Library Popular Library (1st floor) and Information and Reference Departments (3rd floor) until May 23.

As You Like Him William Shakespeare Exhibit

William Shakespeare

For four centuries William Shakespeare’s works have been read, studied, performed, adapted and reinterpreted. From Romeo & Juliet to West Side Story, Hamlet to the Lion King, Shakespeare has permeated our culture with his masterful storytelling. View selections from the Library’s extensive collection of the Bard’s classic plays in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room on the third floor of the Main Library from April 29–July 29. Included in the exhibit are rare early editions of Shakespeare’s works dating back to the 1600s, tiny 19th century adaptations for children and elaborate illustrations to compliment his tales.

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