Ohio Center for the Book at the National Book Festival 2021

Ohio Center for the Book at the National Book Festival 2021

The National Book Festival, sponsored by the Library of Congress, takes place from September 17 to 26, 2021. The great thing about having so much happen online this year is that you can “attend” anytime, either during or after the festival! Some in-person events are taking place in DC, too, like an event with Ohio’s …

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In Conversation with Jasmine Warga and Paula Brehm-Heeger

In Conversation with Jasmine Warga and Paula Brehm-Heeger

Click on the image above to view the video on Facebook! To celebrate our selection of Other Words for Home as our 2021 National Book Festival Great Reads from Great Places choice, we hosted a conversation between Jasmine Warga and her “hometown librarian” Paula Brehm-Heeger, the Eva Jane Romaine Coombe Director of the Cincinnati and …

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Ohio chooses “Other Words for Home” for National Book Festival

Ohio chooses “Other Words for Home” for National Book Festival

Every year since 2002, each Center for the Book has chosen a book – primarily children’s or young adult titles – to represent their state at the National Book Festival as part of the Great Reads from Great Places initiative. In the past, Ohio has chosen Douglas Brinkley, American Moonshot: John F. Kennedy and the …

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Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in Ohio

Celebrate Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month in Ohio

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month (also referred to as Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month and Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month) provides Ohioans with a chance to either revisit or to learn about all the exciting literary figures that were either born in Ohio or have called the Buckeye State home. And, as always, …

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Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio – A Conversation with Derf Backderf

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio – A Conversation with Derf Backderf

To view a recording of our conversation, click here to visit our Facebook page! On the eve of the 51st commemoration of the Kent State shootings, the Ohio Center for the Book had the honor of holding a conversation with Derf Backderf about his meticulously researched Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio. In a starred …

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