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Hear “Wicked” author Gregory Maguire
Cover of Wicked by Gregory Maguire You’ve read his revisionist retellings of classic tales, now hear author Gregory Maguire talk about the inspiration behind his Wicked series and other books for adults and children on Tuesday, September 21st at 7:00 p.m. in the Reading Garden at the Main Library. Books will be available for purchase and signing following this free program.
Special reception with Gregory Maguire
Portrait of Gregory Maguire Share light supper and conversation with Gregory Maguire before his free public presentation on September 21st at a special private reception in the Main Library’s Huenefeld Tower Room from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. Sample food from the Wicked ‘Wich restaurant (underwritten by Joseph J. Dehner & Noel Julnes-Dehner), get an autographed book, enjoy some numbers from “Wicked” performed by students from the School for Creative and Performing Arts, and then enjoy the best seats in the house, reserved especially for you. Tickets are $100 each, payable to the Library Foundation. Reservations are limited. To reserve a spot, email John Reusing.
4th Books by the Banks Festival
Books by the Banks Booklovers are invited once again to “celebrate the joy of reading and books”. Meet 100 plus national authors and local favorites including Katherine Howe, Augusten Burroughs, Curtis Sittenfeld, Loren Long, and Sharon Draper at the 4th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival. The free all-day event will be held Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center (in downtown Cincinnati at 5th & Elm streets). Choose from a wide variety of engaging book talks and author panel discussions featuring popular topics such as cooking, history, sports, local travel, fiction, teen literature, and more. There’s something for all ages. Younger visitors can enjoy visits with costumed storybook characters, children's author readings, music, and fun crafts in the K12 Kids‘ Corner. For more of the story, go to
Online Homework Help at the Library
In the Classroom It‘s that time of year again…homework assignments…research papers…science fair projects…standardized tests. But we have some good news: the Library has all sorts of great online resources designed expressly to help students! Log on to the Library’s website to find out more about how free text reference service, databases, online tutors, and other resources can help your student succeed in school.
The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems
And those were the first words Trixie ever said! “Knuffle Funny: The Art and Whimsy of Mo Willems” will be on view in the Main Library’s Atrium September 8th–November 14th. Marvel at more than 60 black and white and color drawings created for some of his best-known picture books, including his three Caldecott Honor winning stories: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!, Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale, and Knuffle Bunny Too: A Case of Mistaken Identity. This exhibition was organized by the National Center for Children’s Illustrated Literature, Abilene, TX.
Summer Reading Program a Smashing Success!
A Lights, Camera, READ Superstar Roll out the red carpet for the Library Superstars of Lights, Camera, READ!, the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s 37th Annual Summer Reading Program. More than 34,200 summer readers played their part in making it a blockbuster success! Preschool participation this year increased by 24%, and teen participation increased by 49% over 2009. Congratulations to the prizewinners and to all of the participants in this year’s program! Thank you to all of our partners and sponsors for adding to its success. For photos and highlights from this exciting reading adventure, log on to the Library’s website.
MidPoint Music Festival Concerts & Exhibit
Mr. Rhythm Man portrait Local music fans are sure to enjoy the free concerts and exhibit the Main Library is presenting in conjunction with the MidPoint Music Festival. On Wednesday, September 15th, 5:00-7:00 p.m., join Mr. Rhythm Man of WNKU for the opening of an exhibit in the Popular Library featuring photographs of local musicians taken by John Curley, David Garza, and Michael Wilson. The exhibit will be on view through October 8th. On all three days of MidPoint, September 23rd-25th, you can visit the Main Library to catch bands performing at noon and 4:00 p.m. as well as view the exhibit of music-centric photography. For a schedule of the six band performances and other related MidPoint programs, go to the Library’s website.
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