The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks May 2009
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Birds & Bees: Back To Nature exhibit showcases treasures in the ornithology collection.
11th Annual Loveland Quilt Show: This May, the Loveland Branch will once again pay tribute to the long-standing family tradition of quilting.
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Marcus Luttrell, US Navy SEAL Hero and author of Lone Survivor, our Featured Book of the Month title for April, will be at the Main Library on May 12 at 7:00 p.m. He will speak about how he survived the largest loss of life in Navy SEAL history as recounted in his New York Times Bestseller, Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL TEAM 10. A book signing will follow this free program, made possible by the Library Programs Fund. Tickets are also available for a special private reception preceding the program.


The third annual Ohioana Book Festival will be held on Saturday, May 9 from 10:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m. at the State Library of Ohio in Columbus. Enjoy a day that brings together writers and readers to promote and celebrate books, reading, writing, and our state’s great literary tradition. Meet more than 60 authors including Jaime Adoff, Phil Brady, Erin McCarthy, Margaret Peterson Haddix, R.L. Stine, and Thrity Umrigar.

Presented by the Ohioana Library and chaired by Ohio First Lady Frances Strickland, the Book Festival is a FREE event made possible by a unique collaboration of sponsors and partners, including our Library, for the enjoyment and enrichment of all the people of Ohio.


You’re invited to join as our Library and the Kenton County Public Library engage in a friendly rivalry during a book-balancing relay-race on Fountain Square Wednesday, May 20 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. They’ve come together to generate awareness about all the ways you can save money at your Library. Meet Rufus the Reading Dog, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s mascot, and Kenton County Public Library’s mascot, Booker the Reading Retriever. Both will be cheering the competitors along with Jenn from Q102. Other area organizations will be sporting 4-person teams to jostle for prizes while racing with books on their heads.

Regardless of which book-balancers cross the finish line first, everyone who uses the public library is a winner! Where else can you find free resources to support education and lifelong learning—from kindergarten readiness for children and homework help for kids and teens, to GED and small business development classes for adults? Libraries offer job seeker programs as well as free Internet access and computer use. There are even extensive services provided for the homebound and elderly. Stop by Fountain Square to watch the fun and find out more about the great money-saving, excellent quality services and resources available at your library! And then go “relay” this important message to others.

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