All locations of the Library will be closed December 24 & 25. However you can still access great books, video and audiobooks on our site. Have you used Hoopla? We have some great suggestions over on our 25 Days of e-Christmas blog. Hoopla content is always available! No waiting and no fines! Looking for a great read? Many of your favorite authors and hot new titles are over at our ebook site Overdrive. Can't decide what to read? Check out the titles on our Hot Reads blog or A Wynk, A Blynk and a Nod to Books for children's books.
In a world where sugarplums dance, rats are kings and toys come to life, one little girl goes on the adventure of a lifetime through the Land of Sweets. But is it all a dream? There's only one way to find out. Accompanied by the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky's iconic score, Frisch's Presents The Nutcracker, presented since 1974, is Cincinnati's favorite holiday tradition. Revel in the magic as Clara and her Nutcracker Prince meet exciting characters, absorb the bright colors and enjoy the classic adventure of The Nutcracker. PERFORMANCE DATES AND TIMES Friday, December 19 - 7:30 pm Tuesday, December 23 - 2:00 pm SP Saturday, December 20 - 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 23 - 7:30 pm Saturday, December 20 - 7:30 pm Friday, December 26 - 2:00 pm SP Sunday, December 21 - 1:00 pm Friday, December 26 - 7:30 pm Sunday, December 21 - 5:30 pm Saturday, December 27 - 2:00 pm Saturday, December 27 - 7:30 pm *SP denotes Sugar Plum Parade: Take a walk across the stage to see the sets, costumes and dancers up close! International ballet dancers Venus Villa and Rolando Sarabia will be joining Cincinnati Ballet for several weeks this December to perform in The Nutcracker. Both Villa and Sarabia have enjoyed distinguished careers that have allowed them opportunities to dance all over the world. Villa is originally from Cuba and has danced with the Royal Ballet, the English National Ballet and Vienna Staatsoper Ballet. Sarabia, also from Cuba, is a gold medal winner at the International Ballet Competition in Jackson, Mississippi, as well as multiple other international competitions. They will be dancing the roles of the Snow King and Queen and the Sugar Plum Fairy and the Cavalier for select [...]