The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks November 2010
Glimpse a fascinating chronicle of military life through the oral histories of local veterans of World War II & Korea. On our Veterans History website, you'll find video interviews with area veterans, plus documentary materials such as photographs, diaries & letters.
Our Veterans History Website
bullet Noteworthy new fiction
bullet The Library's collection contains a wide variety of resources for military families and veterans, as well as many titles about U.S. and foreign wars.
Featured Book of the Month
Cover of Little Bee by Chris Cleave
Cover of Marcelo Real in the World by Francisco X. Stork
Cover of A Friendship for Today by Patricia C. McKissack
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We're a Star Library!
We're a Star Library! Our Library was rated a Star Library by Library Journal, the oldest publication covering the library field. This rating was based on four per capita measures: circulation, visits, program attendance and Internet use. With this recognition your Library has earned the distinction of being the only library in the country to be ranked in the top 10 on all library ratings: Star, Hennen, largest collection, and busiest. Click here to read more.
Honoring Our Veterans
Honoring Our Veterans The immeasurable debt we owe to our veterans is remembered yearly on November 11. To mark the occasion, George Cordrey, a World War II Marine Corps veteran of the Battle of Iwo Jima, will present the keynote remarks ("Lest They Be Forgotten") for the 56th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration. The program will be held at the Main Library atrium on Thursday, November 11 at 10:45 a.m. It will also feature patriotic music by the Walnut Hills High School Choir, Sheriff Leis' Bagpipe & Drum Corps, Sons of the American Revolution Color Guard, presentation of Memorial Wreaths, lighting of the Flame of Remembrance, and Taps.
National Gaming Day
National Gaming Day On Saturday, November 13, the Library will join hundreds of other libraries around the world in participating in National Gaming Day @ your library. Each of the Library's 41 locations will be presenting games and activities for the entire family, including video games, board games, card games, trivia, puzzles and much more. Also, for the first time, branches will be competing against each other in online gaming tournaments. Visit the Library's Web site for details.
The Library's Annual Fund
Help Us Light Fires Generous donations are more important than ever to maintaining the future success of your Library and preserving its impact on the lives of future generations. Please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the Library's Annual Fund. Click here to learn more.
Sneak Peeks Coming Soon
Lots of great new books are continually being released. Now you can find out about upcoming major releases of both fiction and nonfiction titles and place a hold on them before they are even published. Beginning November 15, watch for Sneak Peeks book lists at all 41 Library locations and on our Web site.
A "How To" on Downloadables
Downloadables Imagine a library where there are no lost items, no late fees and you don't even need to visit a branch to borrow a book. That’s the new reality at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, where the popularity of e-books and digital audiobooks has exploded. Our collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks includes thousands of bestselling titles. Available 24/7! No late fees! Click here for tips on how to get started using downloadables, how to effectively search our catalog for downloadable titles, and how to find new additions to our collection.
Recipe For Fun
The Library has the recipe to satisfy your appetite for knowledge...and for food! Visit the Library this fall to meet two local cookbook authors—Cheri Brinkman, author of Cincinnati & Soup: Recipes from the Queen City, and Joanne Giovanna Delli Carpini Trimpe, author of Holy Chow. Visit the Library's Web site for details.

And while you're at the Library, be sure to check out our extensive cookbook collection. A great place to learn about interesting new additions to the collection is our book blog, Turning the Page.
History of Graeter's Ice Cream
Graeter's Ice Cream: An Irresistible History Graeter's has been making some of the world's best ice cream for more than 140 years. Join Rich Graeter and Robin Davis Heigel, author of Graeter's Ice Cream: An Irresistible History, to get the inside "scoop" on this beloved Cincinnati institution. The program will take place on Monday, November 15, at 7:00 p.m., in the Huenefeld Tower Room at the Main Library. Books will be available for sale and signing.
Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang
Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang are coming to the Main Library Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang are coming to the Main Library atrium in a new exhibit this holiday season from November 15 through January 9, 2011. Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz celebrates the cartoonist's extraordinary life and describes his creative process and artistic focus. And plan to join us for the Charlie Brown Holiday Party on Saturday, December 4, from 2:00-4:00 p.m. for Peanuts games, crafts, music and photos with Snoopy. Visit our Web site to learn more.
Books by the Banks a Huge Success
Books by the Banks The fourth annual Books by the Banks book festival, held October 2, was a huge success! The more than 3,600 people attending had a chance to meet over 100 authors, hear interesting panel discussions, enjoy crafts and musical performance in the K12 Kids Corner, and more. Visit the Library's flickr site for a selection of photos taken at this fun event.
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