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On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge
In On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, Timothy Snyder, the Housum Professor of History at Yale University, offers today’s reader a guide to identifying and understanding the parallels that exist between our current reality and the reality faced by Europeans of the twentieth century. But Snyder goes further, using history to show us how to effectively resist and bring about change. On Tyranny offers invaluable ideas for how we can preserve our freedoms in the uncertain years to come through a series of twenty lessons.

Timothy Snyder will discuss his book and books will be available for sale and signing.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.  Please enter the Library using the Walnut Street entrance.
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An Underground Community: How African-Americans came to settle in Glendale

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Sharonville Branch

Join local author and Glendale native Bill Parrish to learn how the village of Glendale became a key location along the Underground Railroad and as a result, a community that became a safe place for African-Americans to settle.


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Author Visit with Shelley Shepard Gray

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Sharonville Branch
Meet New York Times and USA Today Bestselling author Shelley Shepard Gray. She will be on hand to answer questions about her Amish romance novels as well as share with us her journey as a writer.
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The People's House with David Pepper

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge
Can someone steal the majority of the House of Representatives with no one noticing? That’s the electoral coup that turns America upside down in The People’s House…

…Until one man notices.

Political reporter Jack Sharpe is logging time at the tail end of a disappointing career — jaded about politics and stung by personal hard knocks. But after an odd election result in the Ohio Congressional district he covers, Sharpe stumbles across irregularities that spur him to dig deeper. 

Join David Pepper as he discusses his novel, The People's House.

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Jane Green Author Visit

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge
New York Times Bestselling author Jane Green will visit the Main Library to discuss and sign copies of her new novel, The Sunshine Sisters.

Books will be available for sale, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
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So You Think You Know Cincinnati Professional Baseball

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Hyde Park Branch
Hyde Park Branch Meeting Room
Join local historian Gary Crouch for a presentation about Cincinnati Baseball
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Almost Missed You with Jessica Strawser

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge
Jessica Strawser, Editorial Director of Writer's Digest, will discuss her stunning debut novel, Almost Missed You.  Violet and Finn Welsh are on vacation in Florida with their three-year-old son, Bear, when Finn suddenly disappears, taking Bear with him. Violet is suddenly in her own worst nightmare, and faced with the knowledge that the man she's shared her life with, she never really knew at all. 

Jessica will be in conversation with Kurt Dinan and books will be available for sale, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
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Taylor Evans Author Visit

6:30 PM - 7:15 PM
Blue Ash Branch
Blue Ash Branch Meeting Room
Join local YA author Taylor Evans as she discusses her journey to becoming an author, the challenges of writing stories, and the importance of never giving up on your dreams.
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Research Your Home in Norwood

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
Norwood Branch
Norwood Branch Meeting Room
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Edible Flowers: A Global History

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anderson Branch
Anderson Branch Meeting Room
Join authors Mary Newman and Constance Kirker @ the Anderson library for a culinary adventure in the history of eating flowers all over the world. Authors will be available for a book signing and purchasing after event. Adults only. Registration is required. 
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Jay Asher Author Visit

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge
Meet Jay Asher, author of the international bestseller, Thirteen Reasons Why.  Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
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Author visit with Tracy Lawson

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Mt. Healthy Branch

Mt. Healthy native Tracy Lawson will visit the Mt. Healthy Branch Library to discuss her new book, Pride of the Valley: Sifting through the History of the Mount Healthy Mill.

Great-great-great-great-granddaughter of Jediah Hill, who built the mill in the 1820s, Tracy took her curiosity over family history and turned up rich and surprising insights into the people and businesses that built this local community.

Books will be available for sale and signing.

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Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge
Hillbilly Elegy is a passionate and personal analysis of a culture in crisis—that of white working-class Americans. The decline of this group, a demographic of our country that has been slowly disintegrating over forty years, has been reported on with growing frequency and alarm, but has never before been written about as searingly from the inside. J. D. Vance tells the true story of what a social, regional, and class decline feels like when you were born with it hung around your neck.

A deeply moving memoir with its share of humor and vividly colorful figures, Hillbilly Elegy is the story of how upward mobility really feels. And it is an urgent and troubling meditation on the loss of the American dream for a large segment of this country.

J.D. Vance will discuss the book and books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
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Jamie Ford Author Visit

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge
Jamie Ford, bestselling author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet and Songs of Willow Frost, will discuss his new novel, Love and Other Consolation Prizes.

Books will be available for sale and signing, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers.
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The Cincinnati Strangler

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Anderson Branch
Anderson Branch Meeting Room
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Reading Historical Society Presents Maria Eckhoff author of "I'm Doing Fine"

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Reading Branch
Reading Branch Meeting Room 1
Reading Historical Society Presents Maria Eckhoff the author of "I'm Doing Fine. Don't Forget to Write. Author Maria Eckhoff will discuss her book about World War II and how the war affected Americans on the home front. Free and Open to the Public. No Reservations Required.
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The Power and Value of Story with Aaron Mahnke

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Reading Garden Lounge
Aaron Mahnke has always been fascinated by tales of the mysterious and supernatural, and as creator, writer, and producer of Lore, he has immersed himself in creepy folklore and legends from around the world. By delving into these stories, he often uncovers deep truths about how society views death, illness, spirituality, and more. In this lecture, Mahnke stresses the importance of story-telling as a reflection of our culture and ourselves.

Following the presentation, Mr. Mahnke will sign copies of his new book "The World of Lore: Monstrous Creatures". Books will be available for sale, courtesy of Joseph-Beth Booksellers

For more information on this speaker please visit www.prhspeakers.com.

No registration required.


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From Stonischken to Gedhus: a child's view of World War II.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Main Library
Main Library - Genealogy & Local History Program Space

Join us as author Gerda Braunheim discusses her book From Stonischken to Gedhus: a child's view of

World War II.

This personal account is told through the eyes of a child who is forced to flee her hometown in Prussia to a refugee camp in Denmark.

No registration required. 

 

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