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Holiday Train Display

Sunday, December 15, 2019
Downtown Main Library
Main Library - Atrium
Celebrate the holidays at the Main Library!  The Cincinnati Northern Model Railroad Club will have a holiday train display on view in the Atrium.  
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All Library Locations Closed

Wednesday, December 25, 2019
The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
All Library Locations Closed
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December Pop-Up DIY/Maker Events In the Atrium of the Main Library

All Day
Downtown Main Library
December Pop-Up DIY/Maker Events In the Atrium of the Main Library

Watch for pop-up activities all month long at the Main Library!
  • Share What Is Meaningful To You
  • Create Handmade Greeting Cards
  • Vinyl Window Clings
  • Solstice Paper Chains
  • Melting Snowman Crafts
  • Book Roses, and more!
Learn more about CreativeBug, the Library’s free online streaming maker/creative video classes!
No registration required. 
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Toddler Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:40 AM
Monfort Heights Branch
Encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, music and fun. Recommended for ages 18 months – 36 months. No registration required.
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Toddler Storytime

10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
Blue Ash Branch
Encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, music and fun. Recommended for ages 18 months – 36 months. No registration required.
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Discovery Station

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Harrison Branch
Harrison Branch Meeting Room
Boost your child's brain by helping them build connections using their senses as they explore stations and develop fine and gross motor skills.  Join us as we Talk, Sing, Play and build skills for Reading and Writing.  For children birth to 36 months.  No registration required.
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Library Babies

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Main Library
Main Library - Children's Learning Center
Fun for you and your baby with songs, rhymes, stories, and movement.  Recommended for ages birth - 18 months. No registration required
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Library Playdate

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Westwood Branch
Westwood Branch Meeting Room
Join us as we read, sing, play, and explore. Have fun while building community and early learning skills! For children ages 0-5 and their caregivers. No registration required.
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Library Babies

10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
Monfort Heights Branch
Fun for you and your baby with songs, rhymes, stories and movement. Recommended for ages birth – 18 months. No registration required. 
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Toddler Storytime

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Blue Ash Branch
Encourage emerging language skills with books, rhymes, music and fun. Recommended for ages 18 months – 36 months. No registration required.
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Library Babies

12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
Hyde Park Branch
Fun for you and your baby with songs, rhymes, stories and movement. Recommended for ages birth – 18 months. No registration required. 
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12 Days of Crafts

3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Madisonville Branch
Join us after school for 12 Days of Crafts! For 12 school days in a row we're going to create a different craft--perfect for all of your winter holiday gift giving! No registration is required.
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Madcap Puppets presents Pinocchio

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
College Hill Branch
Join Geppetto's beloved puppet on a thrilling quest to become a real boy. Pinocchio is lured into every prank and scheme imaginable as giant puppets and audience participation are woven into this cherished classic tale. All ages welcome. No registration required. 

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Anime Club!

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Downtown Main Library
Main Library - TeenSpot
Konnichiwa! Teens (ages 13 and up), join us for Japanese treats and new streaming anime along with your favorites. Cast your vote for anime shows you'd like to see for the next meeting, and make a Japanese craft to take home. Card games are welcome. Snacks provided. No registration required.
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Ornament Decoration

4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Hyde Park Branch
Hyde Park Branch Meeting Room

Turn an interesting transparent ornament into a hopefully even more interesting decorated one for the holiday/ season of your choice!  You just missed International Ninja Day, but I'm sure you'll come up with something.  Ages 10-100.  No registration required.

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The Great Debate - Book to Movie Book Club

4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Anderson Branch
Anderson Branch Meeting Room
The Great Debate: Is the book better than the movie or is the movie better than the book? Find out for yourself! On the first Friday of every month the Anderson Library will show a movie adapted from a teen novel. Check out this month's book, give it a read, then come eat popcorn while we watch the movie version and debate which one is better. Disclaimer: Some movies shown will be rated PG-13. For teens ages 12-18 (or 6th-12th grade). Registration required. 
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Star Wars Trivia Night

6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Green Township Branch
Green Township Branch Meeting Room
Star Wars Trivia Night!  Defenders of the Empire Unite!  Test your knowledge of all things Star Wars from Alderaan to Vortex and everything in between!  Trivia! Pizza! Prizes! Ages 13-99  Friday December 6, 6:30-8:30 pm.  Sign Up Today!
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December Pop-Up DIY/Maker Events In the Atrium of the Main Library

All Day
Downtown Main Library
December Pop-Up DIY/Maker Events In the Atrium of the Main Library

Watch for pop-up activities all month long at the Main Library!
  • Share What Is Meaningful To You
  • Create Handmade Greeting Cards
  • Vinyl Window Clings
  • Solstice Paper Chains
  • Melting Snowman Crafts
  • Book Roses, and more!
Learn more about CreativeBug, the Library’s free online streaming maker/creative video classes!
No registration required. 
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2019 Holiday Celebration

10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Miami Township Branch
Visit our library as part of the 2019 Village of Cleves Holiday Celebration!  We will have edible crafts, button making, and a snowflake Eye Spy with prizes!  All ages / Families Welcome.  No registration required.
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Genealogy and Local History Department Orientation

10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Main Library
Main Library - Genealogy & Local History Program Space
Get an overview of the resources available in the department.
Meet in the department on the 3rd Floor.
No reservation required. 
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Holiday Open House

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Delhi Township Branch
Make holiday crafts with your kids while enjoying light refreshments.  Mount Saint Joseph band will perform at 10:30 followed by their vocal and piano majors.  Enjoy the season! No registration required.
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Tales to Tails

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Greenhills Branch
Read to Layla, a certified therapy dog! A fun way for children to practice reading out loud and improve their reading skills! Registration not required.
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Movers & Shakers

10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Downtown Main Library
Main Library - Children's Learning Center
You and your child will shake it together! Sing, dance and enjoy music, movement and fun. Recommended for ages 1 – 4.  No registration required.
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Oakley Library PlayDate

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Oakley Branch
Oakley Branch Meeting Room
Meet up with other parents and play with your kids at the library! We'll have books, toys and games. There will be coffee for the grown-ups! Recommended for children ages 4 and under (and their grown-ups).
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Which Craft? Needlecraft Club

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Mariemont Branch
The Mariemont Branch Library hosts a needlecraft club on the first and third Saturdays of each month. Bring your knitting, crochet, and embroidery projects to work on.  This is a time for you to ask questions, share ideas and techniques, and just enjoy friendly conversation.  No need to sign up; new members always welcome!
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