The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County eLinks May 2014
NEWS PROGRAMS CATALOG MY ACCOUNT
May
WHAT'S NEW
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Beyond Bestsellers: Notable New Fiction Titles for May.
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Say “Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!” with these recent additions to the Library’s collection.
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Join authors Joe and Jack Heffron as they discuss their new book, Local Boys: Hometown Players for the Cincinnati Reds at select branches beginning Thursday, May 8, 7 p.m., at the Westwood Branch. The book provides an unprecedented history of every player from Greater Cincinnati who has ever taken the field for the Reds. The brothers will make other appearances in June and July. Check the program calendar for details.
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The route of the Cincinnati Streetcar, a 3.6-mile loop from Second Street (at the Banks) to Henry Street (north of Findlay Market in Over-the-Rhine), will take riders directly past the Main Library as it travels south on Walnut Street. During construction, traffic and parking along Walnut Street, as well as other streets near the Main Library, will be affected. Check our website for more information.
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Be sure to mark your calendar to shop at the annual Friends of the Public Library Used Book Sale at the Main Library, May 31-June 6. Find thousands of deals on books, CDs, DVDs, audio and video tapes, books-on-CD and a limited number of vinyl albums. Friday is Bag Day--buy a Friends' bag for $10 and take home everything you can fit inside!
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Please note: All Library branches will be closed Memorial Day, May 26.
Featured Book of the Month
Cover of Me Before You by JoJo Moyes
Teens
Cover of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Kids
Cover of Caddy's World by Hilary McKay
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READ ON @YOUR LIBRARY THIS SUMMER!
Registration is open now for your Library's redesigned summer program with a new focus on reading competency and lifelong learning. The 2014 Summer Learning Program (formerly known as Summer Reading) will run June 1 -- July 31 and begins with four fun-filled kickoff parties at the Anderson, Madeira, North Central, and Green Township branch libraries Saturday, May 31, at 2 p.m. Registration is easy -- sign up online or at any of the Library’s 41 branch locations. On June 1, begin logging your reading to earn prizes including books, free food, personal electronic devices, and more. Prizes for children include teen journals, color-changing pencils, and toys. Adults will find new reading motivation with booklists, reading recommendations, and expanded programs. The name change comes as part of a new focus on serving children at risk of not being able to read at grade level by Grade 3. This year, the Library is working in partnership with the Summer Camp Reading organization. Summer Learning is made possible by Duke Energy, The Kroger Co., Newman's Own Foundation, Western & Southern Financial Group, Wing Eyecare, The Library Foundation, the Friends of the Public Library, the Anderson Township Library Association, The Enquirer, Cincinnati Family Magazine, Cincy Magazine, Hulafrog, and WMKV/WLHS The Maple Knoll Radio Network. Sign up today and start logging your reading on June 1!
BRAIN CAMPS FIGHT SUMMER "BRAIN DRAIN"
All young people experience learning losses when they do not engage in educational activities during the summer. Research spanning 100 years shows that students typically score lower on standardized tests at the end of summer vacation than they do on the same tests at the beginning of the summer. Help fight "brain drain" by signing your child up for the Library's Brain Camp programs this summer! The camps are free, fun and happening at all branch locations. Week-long and one-day mini camps are available. Group size is limited to ensure individual attention, so register early. Find dates, times, locations and registration information on the Brain Camp section of the Summer Learning website.
SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM RETURNS AT SELECT LIBRARY BRANCHES
It’s hard to keep your brain humming when your tummy is empty. So feed your stomach and your brain at the Library! Daily nutritious lunches are available at no cost at select Library locations to all children ages 18 and younger to bridge the summer months when free and reduced-cost lunches are not available at school. Special programs and literacy-based activities are planned around the lunch serving time to keep kids’ reading skills sharp. Lunches are available Monday through Friday, June 9 - Aug. 8 (no service Friday, July 4).
NEW EBOOK TITLES AVAILABLE ON LIBRARY WEBSITE
Overdrive has added 170 new Scholastic titles to its collection and they're all available online through the Library! Read Hunger Games, the Goosebumps series, Babysitter’s Club, and the ever-popular Magic Rainbow Fairies series by Daisy Meadows. All titles are available on your mobile device or eReader. Start reading today!
LISTEN TO BEST-SELLING BOOKS WITH HOOPLA AUDIOBOOKS
The Library now features a large selection of popular audiobook titles from Hoopla! Listen to bestsellers such as Divergent, 12 Years a Slave, and Life After Life while you work, in the car, or work out at the gym. You'll also find self-help books, mysteries, romance, urban fiction, and books for teens and kids. And the best part? Hoopla audiobooks are always available, so you don’t have to place holds on them! Check out Hoopla audiobooks on the Library website and start listening today.
FREE COMIC CON EVENT HAPPENS MAY 10
Attention caped crusaders--the second annual Cincinnati Library Comic Con is returning! Join us Saturday, May 10, 1 - 6 p.m., at the Main Library. It will be an afternoon filled with contests, games, comics, and photo-ops with your favorite characters, including Darth Vader, Spider-Man, the Heroes Alliance, and the Mandalorian Mercs.
CELEBRATE NATIONAL STORYTIME DAY WITH CHILDREN'S BOOK AUTHOR
The award-winning author of a popular new children's book is set to visit the Main Library. Mac Barnett, author of President Taft is Stuck in the Bath will meet with eager readers Saturday, May 17, at 11 a.m. Barnett's hilarious book follows President William Howard Taft; as he tries, with the help of his wife and Cabinet to extract himself from the bath. Barnett's visit is the result of a partnership with Joseph-Beth Booksellers, The Blue Marble, The Blue Manatee, WordPlay Cincy, and The Bookshelf to get more than 1,500 kids to read the picture book.
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