The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks February-March 2010
Learn to speak a foreign language from the comfort of home.
Sharpen your computer skills or learn new ones with a TechCenter class.
See African-American cultural memorabilia from the Jim Jones Collection.
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Meet author Doug Fine on Tuesday, March 2nd at 6:30 p.m. at the Main Library.
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On the Same Page
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What would you do to survive? What would you risk for freedom? The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is the featured title for adults and teens in this year’s On the Same Page community-wide reading program. Read it! Talk about it!

More Help for Jobseekers
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Two outstanding new resources for jobseekers are now available. Career Transitions is a self-guided online tool that walks the user through the entire job search process, from assessing strengths an interests to preparing a resume and applying online. JobNow provides users with on-demand access to live, expert coaches for all stages of the job search process. This interactive “chat” product assists with career assessment, interviewing, and resume building.

Meet Author D.J. Murphy
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Former Cincinnatian and retired attorney D.J. Murphy will discuss his award-winning Novel, A Thousand Veils, at the Main Library on Tuesday, February 23, at 6:30 p.m., in the Huenefeld Tower Room.

Travel Collection Showcased
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Got cabin fever? Enjoy a vicarious trip by checking out the Library’s extensive travel collection featuring maps, guidebooks, travel memoirs, audiobooks and travel DVDs. Or, get a glimpse of the world as seen through the eyes of adventurers who first discovered its vast variety. A World to Explore: Sketches, Journals, and Letters of Travels Here and Abroad, an exhibit of rare materials from the Library’s travel collection is on view in the Main Library’s Cincinnati Room.

Meet Travel Expert Rick Steves
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You’ve read his European travel guidebooks and tuned into his popular travel shows on public television. Now get the latest tips on smart European travel with acclaimed travel expert Rick Steves on Saturday, March 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the Reading Garden at the Main Library.

“Back Door” Passport
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Meet Rick Steves up close before his free public presentation on March 27th for a special private “Meet & Greet” in the Main Library’s Huenefeld Tower Room from 12:00 to 1:30 p.m. Sample European fare, get a signed copy of Europe Through the Back Door 2010, and then enjoy the best seats in the house, reserved especially for you. Donation of $100 per ticket to the Library Foundation. Call by March 19th to reserve your ticket at (513) 369-4595. Reservations are limited.

Fifty-Five Plus Now Available
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Fifty · Five Plus, a new online resource dedicated to meeting the needs and interests of customers 55 years and older, has been added to the Library’s website. It includes recommended resources on retirement planning, volunteering, health and wellness, technology, genealogy, and more.

Circulation Changes

Starting March 1st, you will be able to renew holdable videos up to five times unless the item is on hold for another customer. New release DVDs (feature films that were added to the collection within the past 12 months) are not holdable and will remain at one renewal. Also beginning March 1st, holds will be available for pick up for 5 days instead of 7 days in order to reduce the amount of time other customers are waiting for popular items.

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