Main Library Grand Reopening Celebration

The Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library is set to unveil its newly renovated Main Library with an exciting Grand Reopening Celebration from July 12 – 14. This highly anticipated event will showcase the library’s redesigned spaces, innovative features, and a range of family-friendly activities. From guided tours to live music performances and interactive workshops, there will be something for everyone to enjoy. Mark your calendars for this weekend-long celebration of the Main Library’s transformation!

Rediscover the Main Library:

After months of renovation, the Main Library is ready to welcome visitors with a fresh look and enhanced amenities. From redesigned meeting rooms and interactive areas for kids and teens to the Catherine C and Thomas E Huenefeld Story Center, where history comes alive, the library offers a multitude of engaging spaces for community members of all ages. Visitors can also look forward to the return of the popular book sculpture and the introduction of Phronesis, an impressive large-scale light sculpture.

Exciting Event Schedule:

The Grand Reopening Celebration offers a jam-packed weekend of entertainment and activities. Here are some highlights from the schedule:

Friday, July 12:

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony at 10 AM
  • Guided Tours throughout the day
  • Storytimes with Mascots and Media
  • Live Music with Cincinnati Music Accelerator featuring DJ Dior
  • Food Trucks to satisfy your culinary cravings
  • Chalk Art with Pam Kravetz and Indigo Hippo
  • Exciting talks and presentations, including “How to Go Viral and Turn It Into a Full-Time Job” with Clancy Burke
  • Grammy-Nominated Children’s Entertainer Zak Morgan performing live

Saturday, July 13:

  • All-day World Record Attempt for the Most Library Card Signups
  • Nintendo Super Smash Tournament hosted by University of Cincinnati Football Players and the Cincinnati Fear
  • Pickleball sessions with Cincinnati Tennis Foundation
  • Experimenting with Physical Science hosted by the Cincinnati Museum Center
  • Dance 101 with Pones
  • Various live music performances
  • Food Trucks offering a variety of delectable options
  • Friendship Bracelet-Making Station for creative hands
  • Insightful workshops such as “How to Be a DJ” with DJ Vader
  • Writing Rap Lyrics with Laurent Che

Sunday, July 14:

  • Preview of Paul McCartney’s Liverpool Oratorio with Cincinnati Opera
  • Live Music with Chris Comer Jazz Trio
  • Friendship Bracelet-Making Station continuing
  • Women in Film Panel featuring D. Lynn Meyers and Kristen Schlotman
  • Rollerskating Performance with Skate Downtown Cincy
  • Grand finale concert: Live Music Tribute to the Cincinnati Music Festival with the P Ann Everson Price All Star Band

Join the Excitement:

Don’t miss the opportunity to be a part of this incredible celebration at the Main Library. Mark your calendar for the weekend of Friday, July 12, to Sunday, July 14, and get ready for a memorable experience. The library is conveniently located, with multiple parking options within a one-block radius. Discover the new features, enjoy the entertainment, and create lasting memories with your friends and family. For more details and the full event schedule, visit the Cincinnati Hamilton County Public Library website.

Please note that the schedule of events is subject to change, so be sure to refer to the website for the most up-to-date information.

Come and join the Main Library Reopening Celebration – a weekend filled with fun, discovery, and community spirit. We’ll see you there!

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