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Library is "Busiest Central Library in US"...Again

by The Cincinnati Team

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County Again Busiest Central Library in US

Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton CountyAccording to the Public Library Data Service report published by the Public Library Association, the Main Library in downtown Cincinnati was ranked the busiest central library in the United States for the second year in a row.  They loaned 6.6 million materials in 2012, accounting for 38% of the materials loaned by the entire system.  

The entire system ranked seventh busiest in the US and second busiest in Ohio.  The 41 branches loaned out more than 17 million materials.  Additionally, the system has the highest number of items circulating per capita among libraries serving a population of 800,000 or more...nearly 22 items were loaned to every person in Hamilton County.

Behringer-Crawford Museum Summer Concerts

by The Cincinnati Team

Behringer-Crawford Museum Summer Music Concerts - Thursdays   

The Behringer-Crawford Museum in Devou Park and the Northern Kentucky Music Legends Committee present an exhibit of music Legends at the museum, along with concerts honoring some of the performers and artists from the area.  Join them on Thursdays for a chance to celebrate with the following groups:

  • July 11 -  Tulu Redux - Back in the day, these guys would have been playing at Skinny Bobby Harper's Club, TULU.  Now these bands, Strange Brew and New Lime are playing at BCM.
  • July 18 - Bourbon 'n Blues and The Bluebirds are back together again along with reinforcements.
  • July 25 - Let the Good Times Roll with beads, rub boards, concertinas and the bayou energy of Robin Lacy and DeZydeco.
  • August 1 - Cruisin' to the drive-in, around the burger stand or down the road.  The top is down and The Avenues are better than ever.

‚ÄčDoors open at 6 pm with a cash bar and food provided by Reality Tuesday Cafe plus youth and community organizations. Performances start at 7 pm.  Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children 3-17.

Cincinnati Museum Center's Free Friday - July 12

by The Cincinnati Team

Free Friday at Cincinnati Museum Center  - July 12                                

Cincinnati Museum CenterMark your Calendar for Friday, July 12th.  Plan a free evening at the Cincinnati Museum Center.  The Duke Energy Children's Museum, the Museum of Natural History and Science and the Cincinnati History Museum will all be open to the public from 4-8 pm for FREE.

Fortunately good Cincinnati sponsors have stepped up to the plate and made this possible.  Sponsors are  Rosemary and Frank Bloom and Paycor, with additional support from Catholic Health Partners, Chem Corporation and Digital Media Group.

There is a $6 fee to park.  Tickets to the Omnimax theater and the Ultimate Dinosaur exhibit are not included.  Still, it is a bargain that your kids will love!

Cincinnati Playhouse Interns Perform

by The Cincinnati Team

Go, Dog. Go! Produced by Cincinnati Playhouse Interns          Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park - Off the Hill

The Cincinnati Playhouse's Off the Hill gang brings to life the classic children's book, Go, Dog. Go! by P.D. Eastman. The play will be at community centers and schools throughout the Cincinnati area, from West Chester to Columbia Tusculum. Performances go through May 19.

Eastsiders may want to visit the performances at Kilgour Elementary School, May 9th at 6:30 pm and Anderson Center at 11am or Carnegie Center in Columbia Tusculum at 5:30 pm, both on May 18th. Hope to see you there!

Playhouse Produces "Double Indemnity"

by The Cincinnati Team

Mysterious, Sultry and Treacherous...Double Indemnity at the Playhouse

Next up at the Playhouse is a spell-binding adaptation of the book, Double Indemnity The play is in the style called "film noir," so it is not normally seen on the stage.  Extensive work was done to engender the style with lighting, costuming and stage design.  

The play has all the trappings needed for a tale of murder... a beguiling seductress and a morally bankrupt insurance agent.  Will greed and lust in out? Can they create the perfect crime? Will the unsuspecting husband survive?  Can their relationship continue?  Running through May 18th, check in here for tickets.


Seeing Stars and the Full Snow Moon in Cincinnati

by The Cincinnati Team


Astronomy Lessons at the Cincinnati Nature Center and Cincinnati Observatory - February 14th and 25th         

The Full Moon Walk will take place at the Cincinnati Nature Center on February 25th. Attendees, eight years old and up, should gather at the Creekside Barn at 7:30 pm.  Imagine looking for signs of animals and wildlife while hiking under a full moon. Registration is required.

Native American tribes often named full moons.  Because the full moon in February usually occurred during the heaviest snow falls, it was called the Full Snow Moon.  Other tribes referred to it as the Full Hunger Moon or Little Famine Moon because hunting was difficult and food scarce.  The Cherokee tribe named it the Full Bony Moon because it was a time when they were forced to gnaw on bones and eat bone marrow soup.

"Turn the lights down low, the stars are out" at the Cincinnati Observatory Center brings romance to you on February 14th at 7 pm. The "Birthplace of American Astronomy" is scheduled to give your Valentine a true, out-of-this-world experience high atop Mt. Lookout.  In addition to viewing the planets of Venus, Jupiter and Mars through the historic telescopes, you will be treated to an evening of music, drinks, chocolate, and flowers.

Host of the evening, Dean Regas, astronomer and co-host of the PBS program Star Gazers, will be talking about the red stars of passion in the winter sky.  Volunteers will also give tours of the building.  This will be an unusual and unexpected opportunity to bring romance to your relationship!

Reservations are required for the evening at $50 per couple.


Children's Theater at its Best at the Playhouse

by The Cincinnati Team


Saturday Family Fun at Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series     

The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park's Rosenthal Plaza becomes the home for some of the country's best family performers on Saturdays through March 16th. This year's Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series will welcome musicians, storytellers, puppeteers and more. 

Upcoming performances include:

Feb. 16: Trout Fishing in America, an eclectic folk and rock duo
Feb. 23: Tales of Anansi, featuring musicians Bash the Trash
March 2: Bari Koral, with a pop-friendly interactive family concert
March 9: Hansel and Gretel, featuring the Tanglewood Marionettes
March 16: Diane Macklin, storyteller

All Rosenthal Next Generation Theatre Series performances are recommended for ages 4 and up.There are shows at 10:30 am and 1 pm. For more information, visit and tickets, visit


S&J Cafe Opens at the Main LibraryCincinnati Public Library

A welcome addition to the Public Library's Main Library is the S&J Cafe.  Started as the Skirtz and Johnston Bakery in Findlay Market, the chefs have branched out to offer a full range of breakfast and luncheon dishes to library visitors. Servers will include many Midwest Culinary Institute graduates and students.

When you have a chance to stop into the Library searching for  book, video or music needs, now you will be able to have lunch and take a closer look at books you might check out.  They offer breakfast sandwiches, bagels, scones and Danish for breakfast and soups, salads and sandwiches for lunch.  Of course, you can always expect to be treated to the best of deserts.

You will find them on the mezzanine next door to the Library Friends' Shop.  They are open weekdays from 9 am-4 pm. 

Freedom Center Free for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

by The Cincinnati Team


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the Freedom Center - January 21
The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will honor the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 21.  There will be special activities all day and admission will be free.Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Galleries will be open from 11 am - 5 pm.  They will give guided tours of the exhibitions.  Hands-on stations will be set up for better understanding of the Civil War encampments and the cotton gin.
Hoxworth Blood Center will be there from 9:30 am - 3:30 pm for those interested in giving blood in Dr. King's honor. 
Even the special Exhibition called "Women Hold Up Half the Sky" will offer free admission. That exhibit tells stories of women around the globe, who have changed their lives through self-determination, economics and education.

Cincinnati Pops bring Patti Austin to Town

by The Cincinnati Team


Patti Austin sings Ella Fitzgerald at Cincinnati Pops - January 19-20
Patti Austin at the Cincinnati PopsPatti Austin was born in Harlem, New York and made her debut at the Apollo Theater at age 4. She has been a sensation ever since.  In 2008, she won the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal. Quincy Jones and Dinah Washington proclaimed themselves as her godparents. 
So it is easy to see why the Cincinnati Pops is excited to have her coming to sing Ella Fitzgerald. Expect to hear some of Ella's classics including "A-Tisket, A-Tasket,", "I've Got You Under my Skin," "How High the Moon" and "Satin Doll."

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