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Get Graphic! Book Discussions 2021

Get Graphic! Book Discussions 2021

The Ohio Center for the Book will be hosting book discussions 6:00-7:00 pm on the first Thursday of October, November, and December at Bookhouse Brewing in Cleveland, Ohio. The Get Graphic! book discussions encourage attendees to engage in conversation about comics in all genres including journalism, memoir, sci-fi, fantasy, and many more. Our selections for …

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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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Thomas Boyd

Born: July 3, 1898Died: January 1935 Ohio connection: Birth Defiance Writer, novelist, and journalist Thomas Alexander Boyd was born in Defiance, Ohio, the only child of Alice (nee Dunbar) Boyd and James Alexander Boyd. Due to his father’s death three months before he was born and his mother’s move to Chicago, Illinois, to pursue a nursing …

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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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Jean Rosalind Gould

Born: May 25, 1909Died: February 8, 1993 Ohio connection: Birth Greenville Award-winning author Jean Gould was a prolific writer whose work included books for both children and adults. She is most well-known for her biographies of prominent figures in literature, theater, industry and politics. However, her early writing includes fairy tales, plays, and short stories …

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