The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks January 2009
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CELEBRATE LINCOLN’S 200TH BIRTHDAY

Commemorate the bicentennial birthday of Abraham Lincoln and examine the remarkable contribution of American’s 16th president with a choice of special events and an exhibit.

  • You are invited to an Inaugural Ball at the Forest Park Branch Library on Saturday, February 7 at 2 p.m. as
    The Cincinnati Historic Dance Society performs beautiful dances of the Civil War era in period costume (sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library).
    Call 369-4478 to register.
  • On Thursday, February 12 at 11 a.m. join us at the Krohn Conservatory in Eden Park for a Lincoln bicentennial birthday party. Enjoy Channel 12’s Bob Herzog (as Old Abe) reading the Gettysburg Address, a musical performance by the Fairview German Language School, a birthday cake ablaze with 200 candles (courtesy of Busken Bakery), and more!
  • View a variety of rarely-seen Abraham Lincoln artifacts and memorabilia in the Cincinnati Room at the Main Library that include a collection of original Lincoln letters and campaign advertisements, a recently restored flag that decorated Lincoln’s carriage when he visited Cincinnati on his birthday in 1861, and original newspapers from the day Lincoln was assassinated.
HELP IN HARD TIMES

Whether you’re looking for a job or ways to save money, the Library is here to help.

  • To meet the need for resources to assist the jobless, the Library and the SuperJobs Center have joined forces to offer job seekers a series of free workshops that will cover everything from surviving a job loss, to writing a resume, to brushing up interview skills.
  • During difficult economic times, it pays to know how to DIY – fix your car or do your own home repair and maintenance tasks. The Library has a large array of outstanding databases, books, videos, magazines, and selected websites that can assist
  • To help residents cope with the high cost of prescription drugs, the Library is distributing a new discount drug card as part of our partnership with Hamilton County Job & Family Services. This provides benefits to County residents who are uninsured, insured but buying a drug not covered on their insurance plan, or buying human drugs for their pets.
WHAT DO I READ NEXT?

Looking for something interesting to read now that the holidays are behind us and chilly weather has settled in but you aren’t sure where to start? Here are two great ways to find the perfect book to fit your interests. First, take a look at what our staff has selected as a few of their favorite titles from last year. Want more suggestions or maybe you need some background information about your bookclub’s next pick? Books & Authors, a new addition to our collection of research databases makes it easier than ever to connect readers with the books they love!

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