The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks December 2013
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December
WHAT'S NEW
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Beyond Bestsellers: Noteworthy New Fiction Titles
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Holiday Reading: Brighten up your holidays with one of these titles from our collection!
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Join Joani Lacy, local author of the Hollister House trilogy, on Wednesday, December 4 at 6:30 p.m. in the Popular Library Lounge at the Main Library to celebrate the end of National Novel Writing Month with fellow participants. Discuss the creative process and get tips on marketing/publishing your work. Refreshments provided.
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Join us on Saturday, December 7th at 2 p.m. for “On This Day in History: The Bombing at Pearl Harbor” at the Main Library Genealogy and History Department. Participants will be guided through historical bound newspapers, magazines, and secondary sources to explore how these events were originally reported and how they are remembered today.
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Enjoy the sounds of the season at the Holiday Jazz Concert on Saturday, December 7 at 2 p.m. in the Atrium of Main Library featuring the Steve Schmidt Quartet!
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Join us for an artist reception and book signing for the exhibit, "The Book Art of Will Hillenbrand” on Sunday, December 8 from 2 p.m.- 4 p.m. in the Main Library Atrium. The exhibit contains select illustrations by local children’s book artist Will Hillenbrand, best-known for books such as Bear in Love, Spring Is Here!, Whopper Cake, Down by the Barn, Mother Goose Picture Puzzles, and Sleep, and Big Bear, Sleep.
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Teens are encouraged to start working on submissions for the annual Teen Drawing Contest which takes place in January! This year’s theme is “Fan Art!” and teens are encouraged to recreate a scene from their favorite book. Prizes will be given at an awards reception and the winning artwork will be displayed online. Look for more details soon!
Featured Book of the Month
Cover of Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel
Teens
Cover of It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Kids
Cover of The Lions of Little Rock by Kristin Levine
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HOLIDAY SEASON SPARKLES AT MAIN LIBRARY DURING DAZZLE DAYS
'Tis the season to be jolly at the Main Library during Dazzle Days this month! Join us for special activities at the Main Library on Vine Street in Downtown Cincinnati!  The library will host a new feature-a special model train display provided by the Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club.   The train will run noon-6 p.m. Friday, December 13th and all day December 14 and 15.  Your family is also invited to enjoy crafts, refreshments, and family storytimes from 1-4 p.m. on December 14 and 15. Also on display will be the Library's holiday wreaths and Christmas trees, complete with handmade, literary-themed ornaments!  Special thanks to our partners Downtown Cincinnati Inc. and Cincinnati Family Magazine as well as the Friends of the Public Library and The Kersten Fund.
UNIQUE HOLIDAY GIFTS NOW ON SALE AT FRIENDS SHOP
Holiday shoppers-get unique gifts for everyone on your list at the Friends Shop at Main Library! You’ll find a wide selection of merchandise featuring artist Charley Harper including calendars, mugs, puzzles, holiday and everyday boxed cards, bird adornments and more. Harper taught at the Cincinnati Art Academy and impacted the art world with his unique approach to the illustration of nature. If you come downtown, be sure to check out the mural "Homecoming" honoring him on Walnut at Court Street, adjacent to the North Library building!
OUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING GUIDE MAKES IT EASY TO BUY DIGITAL DEVICES
Thinking of buying an ereader or tablet for the book lover on your holiday shopping list?  When it comes to picking the right device, the choices can be overwhelming. To take some of the confusion out of your shopping experience, we’ve pulled together a list of questions that customers frequently ask our staff about devices and downloadables.
BODY IMAGE AND BEAUTY ARE THEME OF FREE LECTURE AT LIBRARY
There's Barbie's figure. And then there's true beauty that is not about body shape but about attitude, self-esteem, and nutrition. Kairee Franzen, a senior at Northern Kentucky University, researched this topic and then developed a workshop for pre-teen girls. Join Franzen on Tuesday, December 3 at 6 p.m. in the Reading Garden Lounge of the Main Library as she shares what the research taught her, and what she taught the girls. Presented as part of Northern Kentucky University's Six@Six Lecture Series.
EXPLORE WORLD RELIGIONS IN NEW LIBRARY EXHIBIT
Ever wondered what a Jain text looks like? Have you heard of the Book of Kells? Explore world religions from Paganism to Mormonism, Islam to Buddhism - all are represented in "Testimony of Faith: An Exploration of World Religions", on display in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room at the Main Library through January 26. See a 16th century Jain manuscript and a facsimile of an 8th century illuminated Latin manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament. View drawings of religious costumes from the 1700s, and hundreds of years of religious writings.
ROOKWOOD POTTERY TILE COMMEMORATING LIBRARY FOUNTAIN NOW ON SALE
Offer a unique and timeless gift this holiday season to book lovers and collectors alike by purchasing a Rookwood Pottery tile commemorating the Public Library’s 160th anniversary!  Downtown Cincinnati Inc. has commissioned the tile featuring the Library’s “book fountain” on Vine Street. Tiles can be purchased for $75 exclusively at Macy’s Fountain Place. In addition, Gary Simon, Rookwood Master Sculptor will sign tiles inside Macy’s at Fountain Place on Saturday, December 21 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
STIRRING CIVIL WAR SHEET MUSIC ON DISPLAY AT MAIN LIBRARY
More than 150 years ago, hundreds of thousands of soldiers risked and lost their lives in the U.S. Civil War. On the battlefield and on the homefront, music played an integral part in the morale of those enduring this period in history. Sheet music from this era is on display through December 31 at the Main Library in exhibition cases located in the Atrium, Popular Library, and next to the second- and third-floor elevators in the South Building. This exhibit, titled “Drummer Boy of Shiloh,” was curated by Theresa Leininger-Miller, the University of Cincinnati’s associate professor of art history in the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning (DAAP).
BRANCH OF THE MONTH-SHARONVILLE
Library service in Sharonville began with a Bookmobile stop to the village in the 1930s. In 1966, a permanent location was established in a storeroom on Reading Road. The branch moved to a larger location at the corner of Reading and Creek in 1980. In 1990, the size of that facility was doubled. A new 11,000 square foot building was built on land donated by the City of Sharonville in 1993. Located by a picturesque creek, the Sharonville Branch Library features a pleasant atmosphere with large windows opening onto an enclosed patio and park-like views. A few weeks ago, the branch celebrated its 20th anniversary with a fun-filled day of activities.  The Sharonville Branch is great place to access the internet, with 25 computer workstations available to the public, along with frequent training sessions on computers and technology. The branch is also home to the famous Miss Ginna's Movers and Shakers storytime for toddlers and is now open on Sundays for your convenience! 
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