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Visit the Digital Book Mobile August 17 & 18
The Groesbeck and Loveland Branch Libraries will host Digital Bookmobile national tour events August 17 & 18. Learn how to download eBooks, audiobooks, and more from the Library's extensive collection on the 74-foot long Digital Bookmobile! With interactive demonstrations, instructional videos, computer stations, and a fully-loaded gadget gallery, readers of all ages will experience new ways to enjoy digital books & more from the Library. The Digital Bookmobile, operated by OverDrive, Inc., will only be in Greater Cincinnati for two days. Everyone touring the Digital Bookmobile will receive a set of ear buds and an entry form for a chance to win a NOOK™ e-reader. Visit our website for details.
  • Wednesday, August 17, noon-6:00 p.m. Groesbeck Branch Library, 2994 W. Galbraith Rd.
  • Thursday, August 18, noon-6:00 p.m. Loveland Branch Library, Shopper's Haven Shopping Center, 649 Loveland-Madeira Rd.
Visit the Digital Book Mobile August 17 & 18
Explore the 1848 Cincinnati Panorama Online
Explore the 1848 Cincinnati Panorama Online Explore the first panoramic image of an American city (spanning two miles of Cincinnati's riverfront) online from any computer! Click here to access images of various landmarks and buildings that once dotted the riverbanks. You can also experience the Panorama first hand. This remarkable piece of Cincinnati history is on permanent display in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room on the third floor of the Main Library.

Families are invited to explore Cincinnati in the mid-19th century on Saturday, August 6 at 2:00 p.m.! The program begins in the Children's Learning Center on the first floor of the Main Library and includes a visit to the Joseph S. Stern, Jr., Cincinnati Room to experience high-definition, interactive images produced from the 1848 Fontaine-Porter Panorama!
Frame Cincinnati Photo Contest
Frame Cincinnati Photo Contest Photographers of all skill levels are invited to participate in the second annual Frame Cincinnati, a week-long digital photography contest hosted by the Main Library's TechCenter! The theme this year is Motion. This event will take place August 27-September 3. Winning entries will be displayed at the Main Library and on our website. This is an online-only event. Click here for contest details and an entry form.
Friends Warehouse Used Book Sale
The Friends of the Public Library will host its annual Summer Warehouse Used Book Sale from August 25–28. A Members' Only Preview will be held on Wednesday, August 24 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. (memberships are available at the door) and members received 50% off all purchases on Sunday, August 28. This popular annual event takes place at the Friends' Warehouse, located at 8456 Vine Street in Hartwell. Proceeds from the sale help fund hundreds of children's and adult programs throughout the year such as the annual summer reading program and make these events available free of charge to the public. For hours of operation, visit the Friends website.
Major Gift Received for Clifton Branch Project
Major Gift Received for Clifton Branch Project A generous grant of $50,000 was received from the Jacob G. Schmidlapp Trust, Fifth Third Bank, Trustee, for the new Clifton Branch Library Project. The goal of the project is to relocate the branch from its present small rental facility located at 351 Ludlow Avenue to the former Cox home located at 3400 Brookline Avenue, thus making this notable building into a much needed larger library facility for area residents while preserving a unique piece of Cincinnati history. Proceeding with this plan is contingent upon raising the $3.5 million necessary to complete the building renovation. Contributions are being actively sought for this project. If you would like additional information about naming opportunities or contributing to this project, please contact Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director Kim Fender by phone (513)-369-6972 or email.
Bookworks 12 & Artists Walkthrough
Bookworks 12 & Artists Walkthrough Two special exhibits on display now through August 28 at the Main Library showcase handmade artists' books: BookWorks 12, the Cincinnati Book Arts Society's 12th annual exhibit of handmade books, and the annual Keith Kuhn Memorial Artists' Book Exhibit. You can learn firsthand from artists and bookbinders how these remarkable handmade books were created during an Artists Walk Through on Sunday, August 28, at 2:00 p.m. Click here for more information.
Congratulations to 37,000+ Winning Summer Readers
Nearly 38,000 readers of all ages took on the challenge of the Library's 38th annual Summer Reading Program—Join Team Read! From June 1 to July 31, these All Star Readers read nearly 2 million books and shared more than 176,000 book reviews online. Everyone who participated was a “valuable player,” not only for winning great prizes but also for enjoying a rewarding season of reading.

Thanks to our sponsors for making this vital program possible: Friends of the Public Library, Anderson Township Library Association, Kersten Fund, Cincinnati Reds, Coney Island, Charles H. Dater Foundation, Wyoming Woman's Club Foundation, and an anonymous donor. Additional support was received from Cincinnati Recreation Commission, Hamilton County Parks District, Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum, Costco Wholesale, Cincinnati Kings, and the University of Cincinnati Department of Athletics.

For photos and highlights from this exciting reading adventure, log on to the Library's website.
Hannaford Buildings of Downtown and Over-the-Rhine
Hannaford Buildings of Downtown and Over-the-Rhine Join historian Betty Ann Smiddy for a slideshow and discussion of the architecture and history of Samuel Hannaford and Sons' buildings in our city center. For more information, call (513) 369-6919. The program will be held in the Main Library's Reading Garden Lounge on Saturday, August 20 at 2:00 p.m.
Adventures Around Cincinnati
Discover the family friendly adventures available in your own back yard! This summer and fall, local authors Laura Hoevener and Terri Weeks will share the secrets of planning a fun filled, low cost stay-cation detailed in their book, Adventures Around Cincinnati: A Parent's Guide to Unique and Memorable Places to Explore with Your Kids. Click here for details and a schedule of programs.
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