The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks February 2014
NEWS PROGRAMS CATALOG MY ACCOUNT
February
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The 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia begin on February 7! Light your torch for reading with some of these recent additions to the Library’s collection about the games and the country!
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Jazz lovers herald the return of Jazz of the Month Club with the first free concert of 2014. Come to the Atrium of the Main Library on Saturday, February 15, at 2 p.m. to hear the Pat Kelly Organ Quintet.
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Read Across America happens at the Children’s Museum inside the Cincinnati Museum Center on Saturday, March 1, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Read Across America is a nationwide celebration centered around the birthday of children’s author Dr. Seuss. Library staff and volunteers from the University of Cincinnati’s Pi Beta Phi sorority will provide storytimes, crafts, games, and prizes as part of the annual “Seuss-a-bration.”
Featured Book of the Month
Cover of A Star For Mrs. Blake by April Smith
Teens
Cover of Every Day by David Levithan
Kids
Cover of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Ronald Dahl
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MOTHER'S JOURNEY IS FOCUS OF "ON THE SAME PAGE" SELECTION
A beautiful story tracing the journey of the mother of a fallen World War I soldier encompasses the plot of this year’s On the Same Page selection. Readers are invited to place a hold on the print or eBook versions of “A Star for Mrs. Blake” by April Smith, share in one of the many book club discussions facilitated by the Library, and meet the author over the course of the two month shared community reading experience. On the Same Page runs through March 31 and is made possible in part by the Friends of the Public Library, Joseph-Beth Booksellers, Xavier University and Brueggeman Center for Dialogue, the College of Mount Saint Joseph, and the Mercantile Library with support from WVXU and Cincinnati Metro. Author April Smith will visit the Main Library on Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m.
BLACK HISTORY MONTH-FINDING A SENSE OF PLACE
Considered property, African American slaves were legally bound to their owners. Yet decades prior to the Civil War, African Americans began to forge new possibilities. Honor the lives and journeys of African Americans, with a focus on where they lived, during a series of programs presented by the Library to celebrate Black History Month. These programs are co-sponsored by the Hamilton County Genealogical Society.
TAKE A SHELFIE, BE THE FACE OF SUMMER LEARNING
It maybe hard to imagine in the midst of this frigid winter, but the Library is gearing up for Summer Learning (formerly known as Summer Reading)!  We're looking for photos of Library fans to use as part of our promotion. Take a photo of yourself or someone you love reading, or in front of a bookshelf, and post it with #CincyShelfie. If we like your photo, you might be the face of our Summer Learning campaign!
POETS ENCOURAGED TO ENTER ANNUAL CONTEST
The Library is looking to discover new and talented poets from the Cincinnati region. Adults, ages 18 and up, are invited to enter the Library’s annual Poetry in the Garden Contest. Original, unpublished entries can be submitted online by February 28.  As many as four winners will have their poem published on CincinnatiLibrary.org in April and will be given the opportunity to read at the Main Library’s Poetry in the Garden series in April. The poetry contest is co-sponsored by the Greater Cincinnati Writer's League.
FREEGAL MOVIES AND TELEVISION SELECTION IS GROWING!
Use your Library card to access thousands of free streaming movies and TV shows from the convenience of your tablet, computer, or mobile device! Our Freegal Movies and Television collection includes thrillers, comedies, dramas, foreign films, classics, documentaries, musicals, and TV shows from major motion picture studios. Use the Freegal Movies app on your iOS or Android device to enjoy streaming movies and TV shows on the go!
BRANCH SPOTLIGHT: ANDERSON
The Anderson Branch Library opened on June 7, 1981 and quickly became one of the busiest branches in Hamilton County. In response to the growth of Anderson Township, 5,000 additional square feet of space was added to the building in 1988, making it the largest branch in our system. A number of interior and exterior improvements were made to the property during the renovation, including expanding the children’s area, enlarging the collection, and purchasing additional computer work stations. The newly expanded and remodeled facility was rededicated on August 28, 1998. The Anderson Township Library Association plays an important role in supporting the services and resources of the Anderson Branch. Through their annual used book-sales, this all volunteer group has raised well over $1 million since their formation over thirty years ago, all to enhance the collections, services and programs at one of our busiest branches.
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