Friends & ATLA
at the Library
Botany through the Ages
MAY 18–AUG. 19 IN THE JOSEPH S. STERN, JR . CINCINNATI ROOM AT THE MAIN LIBRARY Explore books on botany from all over the world and during different time periods. The exhibit includes books with detailed drawings, pressed ﬂowers, and moss and wood samples.
MAY 19–SEPT. 2 AT THE MAIN LIBRARY The 19th annual Cincinnati Book Arts Society (CBAS) exhibit Bookworks will be on display on the second ﬂoor connector. Artist walk-throughs will take place Sunday, June 3, at 2 p.m. and Sunday, Aug. 19, at 2 p.m.
A LOOK AT THE PAST—PIATT PARK For 150 years, the Main Library’s neighboring Piatt Park has served as an oasis of shade and greenery amidst the city’s bustling business district. The land was originally donated in 1817 by brothers John and Benjamin Piatt, making it Cincinnati’s first and oldest public park. The park was dedicated as Eighth Street Park on June 19, 1868. Shortly after the assassination of President James A. Garfield in 1881, the stretch of Eighth Street surrounding the park was renamed Garfield Place. Even before the park’s iconic Garfield statue was completed in 1887, it had assumed his namesake as well, only to receive its final designation as Piatt Park in 1940. Some of the earliest documented improvements to the park include the addition of plants, benches, electric lighting, and a wrought iron fence. Before the advent of indoor cooling, city oﬃcials resolved to leave the park open late into the evening during particularly hot spells. For many years, the city hired a watchman to patrol the area and secure the gates in inclement weather. In spite of this, an 1883 Cincinnati Enquirer article reports that “ambitious boys daily scale the fence and convert the enclosure into a base-ball ground.”
The Friends’ of the Library’s 46th Annual June Book Sale is heading home to Hartwell!
Christmas in July Sale at the Library Friends’ Shop inside the Main Library
at the Friends’ Used Book Store at the Warehouse 8456 Vine St. 513-369-6035 cincylibraryfriends.org #hometohartwell #cincylibraryfriends
800 Vine St., Downtown Cincinnati 513-369-6920 Shop and enjoy special early holiday savings. Current Friends members receive 25 percent discount on most items. Open 10 a.m.—4 p.m., Mondays—Saturdays
Enjoy an extra day of shopping and special hours during this sale in our Hartwell home. Find surprise sale collections, overstock sales, Friends’ member discount days, and other special sales. Used books, DVDs, CDs, VHS, books-on-CD, and vinyl are ready to go home with you!
End-of-Summer Book Sale in Hartwell AUG. 9-12
at the Friends’ Used Book Store at the Warehouse Help the kids locate those last few summer reads.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2: 10 A .M. — 7:30 P.M.
THURSDAY, AUG. 9 AND FRIDAY, AUG. 10: 10 A .M. — 7:30 P.M.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3: NOON — 5 P.M.
SATURDAY, AUG. 11: 10 A .M. — 6 P.M.
Special Feature: Religion
MONDAY, JUNE 4: 10 A .M.— 7:30 P.M.
Friends’ Member Choice Day*
TUESDAY, JUNE 5: 10 A .M. — 7:30 P.M .
Friends’ Member Choice Day*
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6: 10 A .M. — 7:30 P.M.
Special Feature: Cookbooks
THURSDAY, JUNE 7: 10 A .M. — 7:30P.M.
Special Feature: Vintage and Collectibles FRIDAY, JUNE 8: 10 A .M. — 7:30 P.M.
50 percent off for everyone
SATURDAY, JUNE 9: 10 A .M. — 2:00 P.M.
SUNDAY, AUG. 12: NOON — 5 P.M.
Anderson Township Library Association June Book Sale JUNE 22–24 at Nagel Middle School 1500 Nagel Rd. CincinnatiLibrary.org/ATLA Sales benefit the facilities and programs of the Anderson Township and Mt. Washington branch libraries. Great deals and bargains plus a raﬄe on Friday and Saturday! Rare books, cookbooks, used media, gardening books, children’s books, puzzles, fiction and more. ATLA accepts checks and cash; no credit cards please.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22: 10 A .M. — 8 P.M.
* FRIENDS pick one day only to enjoy this special benefit!
SATURDAY, JUNE 23: 10 A .M. — 5 P.M. SUNDAY, JUNE 24: NOON — 3 P.M.
The park’s scenery shifted again in 1955 following the construction of the Main Library’s current South Building. The view from the Library’s Huenefeld Tower Room is one of the city’s best. Learn more and see more historic photos by visiting Digital.CincinnatiLibrary.org.
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