The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks January 2014
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January
WHAT'S NEW
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Beyond Bestsellers: Noteworthy New Fiction Titles
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Warm up your cold winter days with these hot new books on love and romance!
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Parents and caregivers of children from birth to 5 years old-- learn how to easily incorporate early literacy practices into an everyday routine at Every Child Ready to Read: Fun For Parents and Children Workshop on Thursday, January 30 at 7 p.m. at the North Central Branch, 11109 Hamilton Avenue.  Each family will receive a gift bag of two books. Registration requested.
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Local poets are invited to enter the Library's second annual Poetry in the Garden contest between January 1 - February 28.  Adults ages 18 and older can submit one unpublished, original poem suitable for a general audience. Complete contest rules and submission form are available at CincinnatiLibrary.org.  The contest is co-sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Writer's League.
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Join the Main Library on Saturday, January 18, at 1 p.m. for Gaming Unplugged! Play one of our many board, card, and dice games or bring your own to the Popular Library. Free snacks and drinks provided.  Ages 10+ welcome.
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Explore the use of DNA to enhance your genealogy research during a half-day seminar on Saturday, January 25, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Main Library Huenefeld Tower Room. Kathy Reed, program director of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society, and her daughter will discuss what you can learn from DNA and whether there is an advantage to using certain companies.
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Come hear about the many animals found throughout the collection of the Taft Museum of Art in an illustrated talk Tails of the Taft: Animals in an Art Museum by Taft docent Sue Monteith. Join us in the Popular Library Lounge at the Main Library on Saturday, February 1, at 2 p.m.
Featured Book of the Month
Cover of The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by Robert M. Edsel
Teens
Cover of Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
Kids
Cover of The Long Winter by Laura Ingalls Wilder
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NIECE OF 'DOWNTON ABBEY' CREATOR TO TALK ABOUT POPULAR PBS DRAMA AT MAIN LIBRARY
You might say Jessica Fellowes has the inside scoop on everything “Downton Abbey.” She’s literally written the book (two books, actually) on the show. And, as it so happens, the creator and writer of “Downton Abbey”--Lord Julian Fellowes-- is her uncle. Downton fans will get the chance to hear Jessica Fellowes speak at the Main Library on Saturday, January 25 at 2 p.m. Fellowes is the author of the #1 best-selling The World of Downton Abbey and The Chronicles of Downton Abbey. Fans will have a chance to buy Fellowes' books at this event, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers, and to have Fellowes sign the copies.

For a more personal experience, the Library Foundation is holding a fundraiser luncheon with Fellowes from Noon-1:30 p.m. at the Garfield Suites Buckeye Room. Tickets are $125 and include a private book signing and preferred seating at the Main Library talk. Reservations are limited. Call 513-369-4595 or email foundation@CincinnatiLibraryFoundation.org to reserve a seat.

For more information about Fellowes, please visit www.apbspeakers.com.
CHRISTIAN MOERLEIN HOPES TO REVIVE CINCINNATI'S BREWING TRADITION
Bockfest, the annual celebration of Cincinnati’s brewing heritage, is fast approaching. Join Greg Hardman, the CEO and owner of the Christian Moerlein Brewing Company, for a talk about the revival of the Queen City’s brewing traditions and the exciting plans for the future of the Over-the-Rhine Brewery District, on Sunday, January 26 at 2 p.m. in the Main Library Third Floor Genealogy and Local History Program Space.
STOCK UP FOR LONG WINTER READS AT THE FRIENDS' WINTER SALE!
Spend this winter curled up with a good book, or two, or more during the Friends of the Library Winter Bookstore Sale! The Bookstore, formerly known as the Warehouse, is located at 8456 Vine Street in Hartwell. Find gently used hardback and paperbacks of all genres, CDs, DVDs, large-print books, audiobooks and more at bargain prices. Shop Thursday, January 16 through Sunday, January 19. Members can get 50% off on Saturday OR Sunday!
FIND A NEW JOB IN THE NEW YEAR!
Learn how to access career assessment tests, fill-in-the-blank resume builders, and "chat" online with a professional job coach, plus get help filling out online job applications. Workshops are held every Tuesday from January 7 - March 25, at 2 p.m. in the Main Library Third Floor Computer Training Lab. You can also sign up for one-on-one help for FREE. Call (513) 369-6934 or email Carrie.Dressman@CincinnatiLibrary.org to book an appointment.
TEEN ARTISTS COMPETE WITH FAN ART FOR FANTASTIC PRIZES!
The annual Teen Drawing Contest runs January 1-31 for teens ages 12-18. This year’s theme is “Fan Art!” and teens are encouraged to re-create a scene from their favorite book. Original drawings or paintings may be submitted at any Library branch. Elementz Urban Arts Center is partnering with the Library to help teens develop their original ideas into their final artwork using fine arts and graphic design concepts during four workshops. Winners will be selected from two age categories. Prizes include art supplies and Chipotle gift cards. Winning art work will be displayed online.
ITALIAN ARCHITECTURE IN CINCINNATI AND BEYOND IS CELEBRATED IN TWO LIBRARY EXHIBITS
Italian Architecture is the focus of two exhibits at the Main Library this month! Andrea Palladio--500 Years will be on display in the Atrium from January 14 - February 27 and consists of a selection of photographs displaying Palladio's architectural projects for private residences. A lecture and reception will be held in the Reading Garden Lounge on Saturday, February 1. Photos are provided by Istituto Regionale Ville Venete. A companion exhibit titled "Revived Italian Architecture: From Classical Inspiration to Modernity" will be on display in the Joseph S. Stern, Jr. Cincinnati Room from January 31 - April 30. This exhibit explores the world of Italian architecture drawn from the Library's collection of Renaissance through 19th- century rare books. Photographs of local buildings featuring Italianate architecture in Cincinnati, Newport, and Covington are also part of the exhibit.
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