The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks September 2011
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Cover of One Thousand White Women by Jim Fergus
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Books by the Banks Poster Debut
Books by the Banks Poster The Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival 2011 Poster Debut will be held on Thursday, September 8 at 7:00 p.m. at Joseph Beth Booksellers in Rookwood Pavilion. Meet acclaimed illustrators Christina Wald (the 2011 poster artist), John Maggard, Ryan Ostrander, C.F. Payne, and Will Hillenbrand. They will discuss their work and the illustrations they created exclusively for the annual event posters. Following the discussion, all five artists will sign posters for purchase. The cost of the new 2011 poster is $15, and the previous years’ posters are $10 each. As in past years, Joseph-Beth designates that that 20% of the proceeds from bookstore sales and 10% of Bronte Cafe sales on September 8 go to Books by the Banks! Coupons will be available in the store or can be downloaded here. We hope to see you there!
5th Books by the Banks Festival
Books by the Banks logo Dennis Lehane, Judy Collins, Chris Bohjalian, Paula McLain, and Alyssa Capucilli are among the 100 plus national and regional authors featured in the 5th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati USA Book Festival. The all-day event will be held Saturday, October 22 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center (in downtown Cincinnati at 5th & Elm streets). All events are free and open to the public. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet authors and to purchase signed copies of their books, enjoy panel discussions, visits with costumed storybook characters, children's author readings, music, and fun crafts in the K12 Kids‘ Corner. Keep an eye on the BBTB website and Facebook page for Festival details.
Film Series Showcases Queen City
Jodie Foster filming of Litle Man Tate In the late ‘80s and early ‘90s, Over-the-Rhine served as a backdrop for several films, among them Bill Duke’s A Rage in Harlem, John Sayles’ Eight Men Out, and Jodie Foster’s Little Man Tate. On October 7, George Clooney’s new film, The Ides of March, will hit theatres, marking the Queen City’s return to the big screen as a film locale. To celebrate, the Main Library (800 Vine Street) will host a “Cincinnati in the Movies” film series and exhibition. Screenings will be held at 2:00 p.m. every Saturday and Sunday from September 17 through October 2.

A display of photos on loan from the Greater Cincinnati Film Commission and individuals who worked on movies featured in the Film Series will give movie buffs a behind-the-scenes look at the making of films shot locally. The exhibit will be on view in the Main Library atrium from September 6 through October 10.

The film series and exhibit are presented in partnership with the 2011 Cincinnati Film Festival , happening September 29 through October 1 at the Cincinnati Club, located one block from the Main Library at 30 Garfield Place.

Due to licensing restrictions for the schedule of movie titles, please call the Genealogy & Local History Department at (513) 369-6905.
Get Homework Help Now
Portrait of a student Struggling with a homework assignment that’s due tomorrow? Baffled by a math question? The Library is a student’s best friend and offers a wide range of services and resources for students of all ages at 41 convenient locations and 24/7 online.

Homework HelpNow offers students (K-Adult) live online homework help, skills building, writing assistance, test prep help, and more from expert English- and Spanish-speaking tutors. If you haven’t used the service before, please read through the Homework HelpNow FAQs.

Homework Central, located in the Main Library, offers primary and secondary students homework assistance—in person, by phone, email, and online—in a safe, nurturing environment conducive to study and learning. The Library also provides free homework help to students K-8 at a number of branch libraries. Visit our website for more information about research and homework assistance.
College Information Series at Westwood Branch
Graduation Cap Picking a college, getting accepted, and figuring out how to pay for it can be overwhelming. To help high school students (and their parents) plan ahead, the Westwood Branch Library is hosting a series of four programs to assist with successfully navigating the path toward college. This free series, sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library, is scheduled for Tuesday evenings, September 27, and October 4, 18, and 25, at 6:30 p.m. Topics include researching and visiting colleges; completing the application process; financial aid and scholarships; and preparing for college entrance exams. For more information or to register, call (513) 369-4474, email or register online through the Library’s Program Calendar.
Animals Alive! Helps Teens Go Wild
Library Squirrel The Library’s 10th annual Teen Photography Contest, sponsored by the Friends of the Public Library and Chipotle Mexican Grill, will once again be held in October. This year’s “Go Wild!” theme calls for teens to snap pictures of the flora and fauna that live in and around their communities. For inspiration, the Hamilton County Park District will lead programs from September 14-28 at five Library branches to teach teens how to find and photograph plants and animals in their natural habitats without causing anyone (or thing) any harm. For more information, log on to the Library program calendar.
View Work of Area Photographers
Photograph of Union Terminal Now through October 23, visitors to the Main Library atrium will have the opportunity to see the work of some of the region’s most talented local photographers. The Photography Club of Greater Cincinnati is displaying photographs featuring Cincinnati scenes, as well as national and international travels, captured by its members. The club was formed in 1951 with the goal of promoting the interests and activities of photographers for pleasure, education and recreation.
More Magazines Available to Check Out
Magazine subscriptions are costly. Why buy when you can borrow a wide variety of current issues from the Library at no charge? Best of all, the number of magazine titles you may check out from the Main Library has been greatly increased. Now you can choose from 150 different titles with something to meet nearly every interest from cooking and travel to finance and pet grooming. Stop by soon to browse the great selection in the Magazines & Newspapers Department on the second floor.
Quarterly Library Update Available
Cover of LibraryLinks The Fall issue of Library Links, our quarterly newsletter, is now available online. Click here to view it.
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