The spring Life of the Mind lecture series will kick off Tuesday, February 5 from 3:30-5pm in the Russell C. Myers Alumni Center. Life of the Mind features interdisciplinary conversations with UC faculty around a one-word theme followed by audience Q&A and a reception with light refreshments. Each quarter, there are two Life of the Mind sessions with three thought provocateurs contributing to each session. The spring Life of the Mind theme is Death. Continue reading
The year 2012 marks the 200th anniversary of the first publishing of Kinder und Hausmarchen (Children’s and Household Tales), a collection of German folk tales published by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm and commonly referred to as Grimms’ Fairy Tales. In celebration of this monumental book, an exhibit is currently on display on Langsam Library’s 4th and 5th floor lobbies celebrating the Brothers Grimm and their many contributions to the world of fairy tales. Continue reading
Murder in the Library
Figure out whodunnit!
- What: Test your investigative skills and explore the library for clues to solve a murder mystery! Hope you don’t lose your appetite because PIZZA and DRINKS will be provided after the murderer has been found!
- When: Friday, November 2nd @ 4pm
- Where: Langsam Library (by the Triceracopter)
- Who: Any UC student who likes solving mysteries!
- How: Register at http://svy.mk/TctfZ8 (space for 36)
- ?s: Contact Debbie Tenofsky (email@example.com)
By: Kevin Grace
On Tuesday, November 20, the Archives & Rare Books Library will present the second in its series of lunchtime talks for this academic year. The book to be presented is George Moerlein’s A Trip Around the World. Moerlein, the son of Cincinnati beer baron Christian Moerlein, undertook a global journey in 1885 and chronicled his adventures the next year with the publication of this volume.
Printed and designed locally, and heavily illustrated, Moerlein’s travel account was published in both German and English, the better to use as a marketing tool for Cincinnati’s beer-drinking population. In fact, the end paper of the volume was a color lithograph of the Moerlein Brewery on Elm Street in Over-the-Rhine, a copy of which now decorates the entrance in the Moerlein Lager House brewery and restaurant on Cincinnati’s river bank. Continue reading
By Kevin Grace
UC’s celebration of Archives Month in Ohio, sponsored by the Society of Ohio Archivists, continues with another event, slated for Thursday, October 18. The Archives & Rare Books Library will join with the Elliston Poetry Room for an afternoon program of Irish-American poetry.
By: Kevin Grace
Every October, the Society of Ohio Archivists sponsors “Archives Month in Ohio” in order to bring awareness to the rich historical materials contained in the state’s libraries, museums, and historical organizations. The intent is to make citizens aware of these holdings, and to see further use of them by students, scholars, and teachers.
The theme for Archives Month this year is “Peoples of Ohio,” celebrating the ethnic and racial diversity in the Buckeye State. In Cincinnati, the focus is on Irish Americans with exhibits and presentations planned that explore the Irish culture both in the Queen City. Once again, an image from the holdings of the Archives & Rare Books Library has been selected for the statewide poster – a photo of Lance Underwood of the Emerald Society Pipes and Drums Corps, performing at the 2012 St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Cincinnati. Continue reading