The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks February 2011
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bullet Meet Allen G. Zaring IV, the Library’s newest Trustee
bullet Love is in the air! Celebrate Valentine’s Day with these recent books.
Featured Book of the Month
Cover of Alex & Me by Irene Pepperberg
Cover of The Compound by S. A. Bodeen
Cover of Home of the Brave by Katherine Applegate
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On the Same Page
On the Same Page - Alex & Me While you’re at the Library, pick up a copy of Alex & Me: How a Scientist and a Parrot Uncovered a Hidden World of Animal Intelligence—and Formed a Deep Bond in the Process by Irene M. Pepperberg. Alex & Me, the 2011 selection for the community-wide reading program On the Same Page, explores the fascinating science of animal intelligence and the emotional bond between animals and humans. Read it and participate in discussions throughout February and March. Meet the author at the Main Library on Saturday, March 5, at 2:00 p.m.! Visit the On the Same Page website for more information.
Parrot Party February 5
Parrot Party at the Cincinnati Zoo Calling Parrotheads of all ages! Help us kick off the 10th Annual On The Same Page community reading program with a Parrot Party at the Cincinnati Zoo. Learn all about these amazing birds and see the Zoo's parrots in action! All activities are free with Zoo membership or admission on Saturday, February 5 from 1:00-4:00 p.m. at the Frisch’s Theatre, 3400 Vine St., 513-281-4700. After the program, be sure to pick up a copy of Alex & Me and start reading.
Discover "The American Teenager"
Discover 'The American Teenager' Photojournalist Robin Bowman will discuss her book, It's Complicated: The American Teenager, a collection of 419 photographs and interviews with teenagers from every region of the country and every socioeconomic group. Learn more about her fascinating journey into the teenage psyche on Tuesday, February 22, at 6:30 p.m. in the Main Library’s Reading Garden Lounge. Visit our website for more infomation.
Honoring Black History Month
Honoring Black History Month 2011 marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War. Find out more about the struggle for freedom from slavery and the contributions of African Americans during the war. Discussions will take place in the Genealogy and Local History Department on Saturdays, February 5, 12 & 19, from 3:00-5:00 p.m. Sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library. Visit our website for more infomation.
Chinese New Year Celebration
Chinese New Year Celebration Ring in the Year of the Rabbit at the Main Library's Chinese New Year Celebration on Saturday, February 5, from 1:00-4:00 p.m., in the Children's Learning Center. Meet teachers visiting from Liuzhou, China—one of Cincinnati's Sister Cities—and have fun with Chinese calligraphy, crafts, games, music, a dragon dance and more! Sponsored by the Cin-Liu Sister City Committee. Visit our website for more infomation.
Learn Something New Today!
Learn Something New Today! Knowledge is power. Why not learn something new today? The Library now offers over 500 free online continuing education classes through UniversalClass™. These self-paced, non-credit personal and professional development classes are led by real instructors who will give you continuous feedback on your progress. Enroll now in up to 5 courses in topics ranging from "Effective Communication 101" and "CPT Coding for Beginners" to "Yoga", "Stress Management", and "Economics: Complete Edition". For more a complete schedule of courses and to sign up, visit the Library's website.
Love Your Librarian?
SWON Libraries is seeking nominations for several awards to honor libraries and library staff in the Southwest Ohio and Northern Kentucky area. This is your opportunity to recognize information professionals and libraries in the region. Nominations are welcomed from anyone who has a great story to tell about libraries and library staff. The deadline for nominations is February 11, 2011. Descriptions of the five awards and instructions for submitting nominations can be found here.
Calligraphy Guild Work on View
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Greater Cincinnati Calligraphy Guild, the Library will be hosting an exhibit of approximately 40 banners, books, quilts, framed art and wedding displays by guild members. The exhibit will be on view in the Atrium at the Main Library from February 1 through March 10. Be sure to stop by the Main Library Reading Garden on Saturday, February 12, from 1:00-4:00 p.m. to receive a Valentine and have it hand-lettered by a member of the Greater Cincinnati Calligraphy Guild.
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