The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks December 2010
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E-READERS FOR THE HOLIDAYS
E-Readers for the Holidays Thinking of buying a Nook or Sony Reader for the book lover on your holiday shopping list? You aren't alone—e-readers are expected to be the hot gift of the holiday season! Now's a great time—prices are dropping, lots of new devices have hit the market recently, and the selection of downloadable books has exploded.

However, the choices can be overwhelming. To take some of the confusion out your shopping experience during the holidays, visit our website for answers to some of the questions customers have been asking our staff, including which devices are compatible with the Library's growing collection of free downloadable books.
CHARLIE BROWN, SNOOPY & THE PEANUTS GANG
Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang Come see Charlie Brown, Snoopy & the Peanuts Gang in the Main Library atrium in a new exhibit on view through January 9, 2011. Inside Peanuts: The Life and Art of Charles M. Schulz celebrates the cartoonist's extraordinary life. Learn how he created the world's most popular comic strip and see how the Peanuts gang changed over the years. Visit the Library's website for more information.
HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS AT THE MAIN
Holiday Happenings at the Main The Main Library downtown is celebrating the holiday season with fun and free holiday programs for everyone:
  • Charlie Brown Holiday Party! Saturday, December 4, 2:00-4:00 p.m.: Holiday games, crafts, music and more! Don't forget to bring your camera to get your picture taken with Snoopy!
  • Holiday Punch: A Puppet Show. Saturday, December 11, 3:00 p.m.: Experience the magic of a puppet show full of holiday cheer with the Frisch Marionettes!
  • Zak Morgan's Incredible Holiday Show. Saturday, December 18, 3:00 p.m.: Grammy-nominated children's musician Zak Morgan will entertain the entire family with a zany holiday show.
Visit the Library's website for more information.
'TIS THE SEASON AT YOUR PUBLIC LIBRARY
'Tis the Season at Your Public Library Celebrate the holiday season with fun holiday programs for all ages at your neighborhood branch library! Enjoy music, movies, and more. Try your hand at crafts ranging from decorating gingerbread houses to making ornaments. Visit the Library's website for a complete listing of programs at a Library location near you.
BE GREENER—USE EMAIL RECEIPTS
Update Your Account with Your Email Address Feel like you're drowning in paper? We've added a convenient new feature to our self-service checkout machines that makes it possible for you to request an email receipt for the items you've checked out. Here's how: the next time you're using one of the self-check machines to check out material, just touch the "Done - email receipt" button at the bottom of the screen. The receipt will immediately be sent to the email address associated with your library card. Haven't added an email address to your account yet? Not to worry—use our online form to update your record.
SIMPLIFY YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING
Simplify Your Holiday Shopping Tired of fighting the crowds at the malls and looking at the same old things as holiday gifts? Then come to the Friends' Shop at the Main Library where you will find unique items that will delight everyone on your gift list (and benefit the Library). Choose from exclusive holiday cards with illustrated images from rare books in the Library's collection, literary-themed items, unique gifts, jewelry, puzzles & educational games for all ages. You may also browse a large selection of gently used books, videos, CDs and DVDs. To take a 60-second video tour of the Shop, click here.

Open for the holidays November 28-December 23 on Sundays 1:00 – 5:00 p.m., Mondays-Fridays 10:00 a.m. –6:00 p.m., and Saturdays 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Join us for an Open House on Sunday, November 28, from 1:30 – 4:30 p.m. Mention this invitation and receive 25% off your entire purchase that day (800 Vine Street, 513-369-6920). Profits from the shop are used to help fund the activities and programs sponsored by The Friends of the Public Library.
MONSTER MADNESS PIX
Monster Madness Pix Every October, area teens are invited to submit creative, unique, or thought-provoking photographs to the Library's "Teen Photography Contest." This year's "Monster Madness" theme called for teens to capture the heart of Halloween on camera—from ghosts to vampires and every creature in between! Check out the winning entries.
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