For more than a decade, the region’s biggest book festival has brought the best in literature to downtown Cincinnati. This year’s festival is no different and will feature more than 130 authors, as well as literary themed activities for all ages.
The 11th annual Books by the Banks: Cincinnati Regional Book Festival will be held 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28 at Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., Downtown Cincinnati. UC Libraries is an organizing partner of the literary event along with the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Mercantile Library, Northern Kentucky University Library, Gateway Community and Technical College, MidPointe Library System, Lane Libraries and Clermont County Library.
Many bestselling national authors will be present at the event, including:
Kate DiCamillo, the author of “Because of Winn Dixie” and one of only a handful of people to have been honored with not one, but two Newbery Medals.
Lauren Oliver, best-selling author of many young adult novels, including “Before I Fall,” which was recently adapted as a major motion picture.
Stephanie Powell Watts, a literary newcomer but already an award winner with her novel “No One is Coming to Save Us.”
Matt Bellassai, Buzzfeed writer and YouTube sensation.
Gretchen Carlson, returning to Cincinnati, cut her teeth as a reporter for WCPO before heading to Fox News. She has now become a spokesperson against sexual harassment in the workplace with her book “Be Fierce.”
It is again a banner year for children’s authors including Rafael Lopez, Ben Clanton, Will Hillenbrand, Loren Long, Chris Grabenstein and many more.
Several authors at the festival have a UC connection, including:
Phillip J. Obermiller, co-author of “The Cincinnati Human Relations Commission: A History, 1943 – 2013,” is a senior visiting scholar in the College of Design, Architecture, Art, and Planning’s School of Planning.
Obermiller’s co-author, Thomas E. Wagner, is professor emeritus in the School of Planning.
Judy McCarty Kuhn, editor-in-chief of the 1966-67 “News Record,” is a retired Cincinnati English, history and journalism teacher. Her book, “The Other UC and Me: Editing the Sixties,” talks about her experiences at the newspaper.
The day-long festival will feature book signings, author panels and activities for the entire family to enjoy in the Kids’ Corner and Teen Scene. The popular “Writing and Getting Published” series returns this year with panel discussions covering hot topics for writers and workshops to help hone the craft of writing. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet authors and purchase signed copies of their books. Books by the Banks features writers in various categories, including fiction, non-fiction, cooking, children’s literature, local travel, sports and more.
All events are free and open to the public. For more information, and to see a complete schedule of events, visit www.booksbythebanks.org.
Scholar@UC is undergoing an upgrade! On Oct. 19 or soon after, Scholar@UC will freeze content to undergo a planned migration to an upgraded platform, “Scholar 3.0”. During the freeze, all content including works, collections, and user profiles will be available but read-only; submitting new content will not be possible during this time. The content freeze is projected to last a little over one week (restoring full access on October 30th or soon after). Once the migration is complete, an all-clear email will be sent out and new content contributions and changes can resume.
The Classics Library is currently accepting applications for student assistants, for the fall and spring semester.
staffing the Circulation Desk
maintaining the shelves
filling ILL and OhioLink requests
searching book lists
other tasks as needed
Positions require a commitment of at least 10–12 hours per week. Some positions require a federal Work/Study grant. Preference will be given to students with background in Classics (Ancient Greek and Latin) and to students with foreign language skills. However, all humanities students are welcome to apply.
The library is located on the 1st floor of the Blegen Library building.
This tutorial is chiefly aimed at undergraduate majors in Classics and beginning graduate students who are about to write a research paper, a junior or senior thesis. To illustrate this step-by-step approach to research, a topic, “Aristotle on the Function of Music in Tragedy,” has been chosen. It seems a particularly useful one for this purpose since it incorporates several disciplines — ancient Greek language and literature, philosophy, music, history, education, and politics — and, therefore, offers good practice in conducting research at the UC Libraries. To illustrate these principles of research, as well as to highlight a multitude of library resources at the University of Cincinnati, especially in the John Miller Burnam Classics Library, concrete and live searches are performed in video and audio.
The UCBA Library hours for Fall Reading Days will be 8:00 am to 6:00 pm on Monday, October 9th and Tuesday, October 10th. The library will resume regular hours on Wednesday, October 11th. A full list of library hours can be found on the UCBA Library Hours webpage.