Library to join in Cincinnati Bell Connector Grand Opening Celebration with a series of programs, new exhibit

The highly anticipated Cincinnati Streetcar, recently renamed the Cincinnati Bell Connector, finally starts operation this September. The Main Library, home to a Cincinnati Bell Connector station on the corner of Eighth and Walnut streets, is participating in the grand opening celebration with an exhibit and a series of programs focused on the history of transportation in Cincinnati Friday, Sept. 9–Sunday, Sept. 11.

The Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County will host an exhibit opening ceremony for Cincinnati Transportation: Past, Present and Future 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9 in the Main Library's Reading Garden Lounge. The exhibit is on display Sept. 9–Jan. 9, 2017 in the Atrium.  

On Saturday, Sept. 10 at 1 p.m., join Genealogy & Local History Department Manager, Patricia Van Skaik, as she explores the lives of Cincinnati's early streetcar workers during the program It’s a Family Affair: Cincinnati’s Early Streetcar Drivers, Conductors and Mechanics.

Local historian and author Robert J. Wimberg is discussing the transportation history of Cincinnati during the program Moving Cincinnati: A History of Trolleys, Cable Cars, Inclines, and Streetcars 2 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11.

Red Card, the Library's mascot, is coming to the Metro celebrations from noon to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. All events are free and open to the public. No registration required. For more information about the Library’s involvement with the Cincinnati Bell Connector Grand Opening Celebration, call 513-369-6900 or visit