Main Library Reopening Celebration

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Main Library Reopening Celebration

Today through Sunday

Weekend Overview

Enjoy family-friendly events while you explore exciting updates at the Main Library!

There are multiple parking options within a one-block radius of the Library, including garage and surface lots. More details on location and transit information.

Events Schedule

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • 10 a.m. | Ribbon Cutting
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Guided Tours (Signup link)
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Storytimes with Mascots and Media
    • 11-11:30 a.m. | Cincinnati Bengals’ Who Dey with FOX 19’s Julie O’Neill 
    • 12-12:30 p.m. | Cincinnati Reds’ Rosie Red with Local 12’s Sheila Gray 
    • 1:30-2 p.m. | FC Cincinnati’s Gary with WLWT’s Ashley Kirklen 
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Live Music with Cincinnati Music Accelerator featuring DJ Dior
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Food Trucks
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Chalk Art with Pam Kravetz and Indigo Hippo
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Songs from the Social Stairs with DJ Vader 
  • 12 - 1 p.m. | "How to Go Viral and Turn It Into a Full-Time Job" with Clancy Burke
  • 2-4 p.m. | Live with Grammy-Nominated Children's Entertainer Zak Morgan
  • 4-5 p.m. | Crosstown Readout with Athletes and Mascots from Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati

 Friday, July 12

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
  • 10 a.m. | Ribbon Cutting
  • 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. | Guided Tours (Signup link)
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Storytimes with Mascots and Media
    • 11-11:30 a.m. | Cincinnati Bengals’ Who Dey with FOX 19’s Julie O’Neill 
    • 12-12:30 p.m. | Cincinnati Reds’ Rosie Red with Local 12’s Sheila Gray 
    • 1:30-2 p.m. | FC Cincinnati’s Gary with WLWT’s Ashley Kirklen 
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Live Music with Cincinnati Music Accelerator featuring DJ Dior
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Food Trucks
  • 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Chalk Art with Pam Kravetz and Indigo Hippo
  • 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Songs from the Social Stairs with DJ Vader 
  • 12 - 1 p.m. | "How to Go Viral and Turn It Into a Full-Time Job" with Clancy Burke
  • 2-4 p.m. | Live with Grammy-Nominated Children's Entertainer Zak Morgan
  • 4-5 p.m. | Crosstown Readout with Athletes and Mascots from Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati

Saturday, July 13

10 a.m. - 8 p.m. 
  • All Day | World Record Attempt for Most Library Card Signups
  • All Day | Guided Tours (Signup link)
  • 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. | Nintendo Super Smash Tournament hosted by University of Cincinnati Football Players and the Cincinnati Fear
  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Food Trucks
  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Pickleball with Cincinnati Tennis Foundation
    • 1 p.m. | Exhibition Match with Adaptive Pickleball
  • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. | DJ Music with Cincinnati Music Accelerator featuring Preston Charles III, Jimmy Ruehlman, and DJ Dior
  • 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Touch a Truck with the Cincinnati Fire Department
  • 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Experimenting with Physical Science Hosted by the Cincinnati Museum Center
  • 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. | Live music with DJ Etrayn
  • Noon - 1 p.m. | Dance 101 with Pones
  • Noon - 5 p.m. | Friendship Bracelet-Making Station
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m. | Live with Lucky Diaz and the Family Jam Band
  • 2 - 4 p.m. | How to Be a DJ with DJ Vader 
  • 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Writing Rap Lyrics with Laurent Che
  • 4 - 5:30 p.m. | Live music with DJ Monet
  • 5:30 - 7 p.m. | "Taylor's Version: Why Taylor Swift Resonates" by Melissa Jacquart
  • 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.  | Live Music with Soul Pocket

Sunday, July 14

1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
  • 1 - 2 p.m. | Preview of Paul McCartney's Liverpool Oratorio with Cincinnati Opera
  • 1 - 2 p.m. | "Taylor’s Version: Why Taylor Swift Resonates" with Melissa Jaquart 
  • 1 - 2:30 p.m. | Live Music with Chris Comer Jazz Trio
  • 1 - 5 p.m. | Live DJ Music with Cincinnati Music Accelerator featuring Jimmy Reuhlman and DJ Dior
  • 1 - 5 p.m. | Food Trucks
  • 1 - 5 p.m. | Pickleball Hosted by the Cincinnati Tennis Foundation
  • 1 - 5 p.m. | Friendship Bracelet-Making Station 
  • 2 - 3 p.m. | Women in Film Panel moderated by WLWT's Megan Mitchell featuring Ensemble Theatre's D. Lynn Meyers and Film Cincinnati's Kristen Schlotman
  • 2 - 3 p.m. | Illustration by Steve Harpster
  • 3 - 5 p.m. | Rollerskating Performance with Skate Downtown Cincy 
  • 3:30 - 4:45 p.m. | Live Music Tribute to the Cincinnati Music Festival with the P. Ann Everson Price All Star Band

Schedule of events subject to change.

Help Break a World Record

Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., be a part of history as the Library attempts to break the world record for most library card signups in one day! All ages are welcome to participate.

Discover New Features at the Main Library

See construction photos and read more details about this project on CHPL's Building the Next Generation Library website.

The Main Library renovation is guided by CHPL’s Facility Master Plan, which outlines improvements to your 41 library locations with input from more than 3,000 community members.

Main Library Photo Gallery

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