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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. 

Family Friendly Activities Abound at the Cincinnati Art Museum

by The Cincinnati Team

Cincinnati Art Museum Family Activities

Check out the many family offerings at the Art Museum.
 
Family First Saturdays - During the school year from 1-4 pm, families experience a different theme each month with performances, artist demonstrations, storytelling, scavenger hunts, tours and hands-on art making.  It will be fun for the entire family and is free.
 
Culture Kids - Held on the the second Friday of the month from 10-11:30 am or 2-3:30 pm, this program is for children 2-5 years old accompanied by an adult. Children will be treated to storytelling, tours, and hands-on art activities. Reservations required.
 
Art in the Making - Held on the third Saturday from 2-4 pm, this program is designed for 6-12 year olds accompanied by an adult.  Local artists share their art experiences, gallery tours and a hands-on art activity.
 
Wee Wednesday - Also for children 2-5 on the last Wednesday of each month from 10-11:30 am, this program offers storytelling and touchable objects.  It is different each month and free.
 
Weekly Family ARTventures Tours on Saturdays at 1PM and Sundays at 3PM. Tours are led by docents and allow you to get to know the collections.

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."

Playhouse Premiers Abigail / 1702

by The Cincinnati Team

 

Abigail / 1702 Opens at Playhouse in the Park - January 19Abigail / 1702 at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park
 
The Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park premiers a new play by Roberto Aquirre-Sacasa, writer for the hit TV show, Glee, a Broadway playwright and lauded as an up-and-coming voice of this theater generation.
 
Abigail / 1702 examines what might have happened to The Crucible's Abigail Williams after she disappeared into Salem's forest looking for a new beginning.  Now, 10 years later, the infamous witch trails are in the past and Abigail is still trying to recover.  She is caring for a young sailor on the brink of death, when she is suddenly confronted by someone from her past. What will she do now?
 
You'll want to discover the answer to this suspense-filled question at the Playhouse soon!
 

UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI'S DAAP RANKED #3 IN THE WORLD

by The Cincinnati Team

 

University of Cincinnati Design School Ranked #3 in the World   

Business Insider recently undertook a survey to find the top 25 design schools in the world.  They were specifically searching for schools that brought value to their graduates.  All of the schools shared similar academics, staff quality and campuses.
 
Most of the respondents worked as art directors of product designers. They felt that skills and knowledge were the primary benefits of their college level design programs.  They evaluated the schools based upon the percentage of respondents that rated their schools as "somewhat valuable", "valuable" or "extremely valuable".
 
The University of Cincinnati College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning was rated #3.  Ahead of them was the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Media Lab and the Rhode Island School of Design.  Others in the top 5 included Carnegie Mellon School of Design and Parsons the New School of Design.

Wintertime Half-Price Days at the Cincinnati Zoo

by The Cincinnati Team

 

Follow King Penquins Through the Zoo during Half-price Days
 
Penquin Days at Cincinnati ZooGet the best of the Cincinnati Zoo when the crowds are gone, but cold weather activities are abundant.  All admission prices are half-price through February 28th and special animal encounters are available daily. 
 
You'll love following the King Penquins as they parade through the Zoo.  At 10 am, meet them at the Wings to the World exhibit and follow them to the Children's Zoo.  They will do the trip in reverse if you are there at 2:30 pm. For a preview of the tour, check out this video.
 
On Saturday and Sunday there are also special activities with the polar bears, snow monkeys and elephants.
 

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