The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks May 2010
bullet The Library is in the process of updating its Strategic Plan. To ensure this meets the future needs of our customers, please give us your input on this survey. It will take approximately 5 minutes to complete.
bullet Want to learn more about the life and work of artist Frank Duveneck? Or perhaps you're going to Barcelona and would like to find out more about Gaudi's architecture? Grove Art Online contains thousands of articles about every aspect of the visual arts—including painting, sculpture, graphic arts, architecture, decorative arts, photography—from prehistory to the present day. It also includes thematic timelines and learning units for teachers.
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bullet To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, we’ve compiled a wonderful list of inspirational books and videos on simplifying your life and appreciating the beauty of nature.
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Summer Reading 2010: Lights, Camera, READ!
Lights, Camera, READ! It’s Showtime! The spotlight is on reading this summer as the Library presents “Lights, Camera, READ!” The 2010 Summer Reading Program kicks off on May 29th (2:00 to 4:00 p.m.) at all 41 Library locations and continues through July 31st. Preschoolers, kids, teens, and adults (as well as entire families) are all invited to be “stars” at your Library.
Programs & Prizes: An exciting line-up of free programs sets the stage for fun. From page to box office hit, many programs will be based on your favorite books that have made it to the big screen. Plus, you can win prizes just for reading. The more you read, the more chances to win.
Participating is easy!  Just visit the Summer Reading Homepage and track your reading online from June 1st–July 31st. Then come to any Library location and claim your prizes!
Put Together a Business Plan
patron wearing suit and tie New and prospective business owners are invited to a three-part series of instructional workshops focused on writing business plans presented by SCORE, America’s Counselors to Small Business, and the Library. Your Business-It Starts with a Plan will take place in the Main Library’s Huenefeld Tower Room (3rd Floor) on Saturdays, May 22nd & 29th, and June 5th, from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. Experts from the business world will give an insiders’ take on organizational and legal structure, marketing and financial plans, and effectively managing a small business. In addition, the Library’s subject specialists will demonstrate how to use the Library’s free resources to support small business development. Registration required (call the Information and Reference Department at 513-369-6900).
Meet Out of Step Author Jane Heimlich
Cover of Out of Step Out of Step is the true story of a poor little rich girl, an identical twin, and the daughter of the famous king and queen of ballroom dancing, Arthur and Kathryn Murray. As Arthur builds his dancing empire, shy and quiet Jane is swept along coping with her mother's attempted suicide, her father's temper, and moves from coast to coast. Just as she comes into her own as a journalist and is finally out of the limelight, she marries and serendipity thrusts her into the back seat once more as her husband, Henry Heimlich, becomes the darling of the medical world saving thousands with his “maneuver”.
Visit the Main Library on Sunday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. to hear Jane Heimlich speak about her own dance through life and her new autobiography. Books will be available for purchase for a book signing after the discussion.
Download Audiobooks and ebooks from Home
image of a patron enjoying a wide selection of ebooks Thinking about buying a Nook or a Sony Reader? Wondering whether or not you can download ebooks to your iPhone or Blackberry? Or maybe all the recent stories in the media about the ebook revolution have piqued your interest in the format?
Why not take some time to explore the Ohio eBook Project, one of the Library's collections of digital material? The Ohio eBook Project includes thousands of fiction and nonfiction titles from bestselling authors and well-known publishers, as well as a selection of downloadable videos and music. Titles can be downloaded 24/7 from the comfort of home—all you need is your library card number and PIN!
On-Order Holds Launched
Customers are now able to put holds on materials that the Library has on order. Previously customers could only place holds on things that the Library already had received. This enables you to be able to put holds on things more quickly. Holds can be placed by phone (513-369-6900), in person, or online. A valid library card (with less than $10 in fines on it) is needed to place holds. Up to 25 holds may be placed at any one time on everything except reference material and new release feature film DVDs. You will be contacted by phone, email, or text message when your hold is available.
Opera’s 90th Anniversary Celebrated
image of Renata Scotto To commemorate the Cincinnati Opera’s 90th anniversary, an Italian language class for opera lovers will be presented by Cincinnati's Italian School Amici on Saturday, May 8th at 1:00 p.m. in the Popular Library Reading Lounge in the Main Library. Join former European opera tenor David Bezona and former Metropolitan Opera soprano Blythe Walker for a one-hour discussion and demonstration.
Your favorite opera is now easier than ever to find and borrow. Visit the Popular Library on the First Floor of the Main Library today to browse its reorganized collection of more than 600 opera titles on CD!
The Main Library is also proud to be the custodian of the Cincinnati Opera Archives, which extend from 1883 to 1994 and include a wealth of material chronicling the Opera’s history. It contains photographs of the many legendary stars and conductors who performed with the company along with historic programs, posters, scores, librettos, scrapbooks, newspaper articles and more.
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