The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks October 2011
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bullet Thanksgiving is all about food, family, home, and holiday traditions! Celebrate the spirit of the season with these delicious staff picks!
Featured Book of the Month
Cover of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
Cover of The Maze Runner by James Dashner
Cover of Faith, Hope, and Ivy June by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
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Tiny Tim: Asa Trent Franckewitz and Bruce Cromer with the cast of A Christmas Carol (2007).
Photo by Sandy Underwood.

Photo of Vietnam Veterans Memorial by Peter Mackay.
CSO Concert
CSO Concert On Saturday, November 5, at 2:00 p.m., visit the Main Library (800 Vine Street, downtown) for a fun-filled classical music experience for the entire family performed by members of the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestras. The concert will be hosted by Cincinnati Pops Conductor John Morris Russell, who has consistently won international praise for his extraordinary music-making and visionary leadership. Artists and programs are subject to change.
Veterans Day Commemoration
Veterans Day Commemoration Korean War veteran and Purple Heart recipient Howard Osterkamp will share powerful experiences on the front lines near the 38th parallel while serving in the 5th Regimental Combat Team as keynote speaker for the Main Library’s 57th Annual Veterans Day Commemoration, Friday, November 11, 10:45 a.m., in the Main Library Atrium. The program will also feature patriotic music performed by the Walnut Hills High School Choir, Sons of the American Revolution Nolan Carson Memorial Color Guard, presentation of memorial wreaths, lighting the Flame of Remembrance, and Taps. All are invited to attend.
National Gaming Day
National Gaming Day On Saturday, November 12, we invite you to celebrate National Gaming Day @ Your Library. No matter your age, this is an opportunity to reconnect to your community by enjoying the educational, recreational, and social value of all types of games by playing them at the Library. Young customers can interact with a diverse group of peers, share their expertise with others (including adults), and develop new strategies for gaming and learning. Each of the Library’s 41 locations will host activities for the entire family, including video games, board games, card games, trivia, puzzles, and even online gaming tournaments between branches. For more information, visit
Cincinnati & the Civil War Programs
Two Library programs in November will pay tribute to the 150th anniversary of the Civil War. Robert Wimberg, local historian and author of three books on Cincinnati and the Civil War, will talk about local connections to the Civil War on Saturday, November 12 at 2:00 p.m. Amy Johnson Crow, a Certified Genealogist who specializes in Ohio research, will discuss how to research your Civil War ancestors on Saturday, November 19 at 2:00 p.m.
Showcasing Dickens Classics
Showcasing Dickens Classics English novelist Charles Dickens, who enjoyed a wider popularity and fame during the Victorian Era than had any previous author during his lifetime, remains popular today. First and early editions of Dickens’ work will be featured in an exhibit on view in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library from November 4-January 2. A Christmas Carol, which is his most treasured and adapted work will be a key focus of the exhibit. With this book, Dickens created a new genre—the Christmas story written for the Christmas market. There have been over 30 theater adaptations, at least 20 film versions, and 24 television interpretations of this Dickens classic.
A Christmas Carol Exhibit
A Christmas Carol Exhibit Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park’s production of A Christmas Carol is a Cincinnati holiday tradition. Take a behind the scenes peek at Scrooge, Tiny Tim and the rest of your favorite characters in a special exhibit on view at the Main Library from October 25-January 8. Presented in partnership with Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, the exhibit will include costumes, props, set designs, photos and much more!
November Used Book Sales
November Used Book Sales As the weather turns chilly, be sure to stock up on inexpensive, gently used hardbacks, paperbacks, cookbooks, classics, children’s books, plus CDs, DVDs and more at two special sales in November. Shop wide selections of nearly new books and audiovisual items—all at low prices, while generating funds to help the Library meet growing demands for its services. Don’t miss the Friends of the Public Library sale at the Madeira Branch (November 3-5) and the Anderson Township Library Association Holiday & Nearly New Sale at the Anderson Branch Library (November 10-12).
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