Fröhliches Oktoberfest!

Stop in to the Milford-Miami Township Branch Library anytime in September to join in our Oktoberfest celebration.  With a nod to all things German, the branch will be decorated, we’ll be hosting several special events, there will be multiple displays, and we’ll have two fun contests for you to participate in.  Here are the details:

Special Programs

Locating Immigrant Ancestors in Germany – Saturday, September 8, 2:00 PM.  Kenny Burck, President of the Hamilton County Genealogical Society and a genealogical researcher for 43 years, has located all of his German-speaking ancestors in Europe.  Learn how Kenny located each of his eleven German immigrant families, the specific information that led him to their villages, and much more genealogical information.  Preregistration is required.  Check out some books German genealogy and German immigrants.

Goetta Life – Tuesday, September 18, 6:30 PM.  David Glier of Glier’s Goetta will present a program all about goetta!  He’ll talk about the process of making goetta, the history of goetta, its role in Cincinnati history and more.  There will be plenty of samples of goetta, brats and metts!  Preregistration is required.  Check out some books on sausage and German cooking.

Cincinnati’s Brewing Industry – Saturday, September 22, 2:00 PM.  In 1860 there were 36 breweries in Cincinnati, 26 shortly before Prohibition.  Cincinnatians took their beer drinking seriously.  Whether they carried it home in “growlers” or drank it at the neighborhood saloon, on the average, every Cincinnatian consumed 40 gallons a year – 24 more than the national average!  Join Jim Bruckmann of the Bruckmann Brewery family for a visual tour of Cincinnati’s “golden age of breweries” presented by the Cincinnati Museum Center.  Preregistration is required.  Check out some books on the Cincinnati brewing industry and how to do your own brewing.

Contests – Participate all month long!

Guessing Grimm – 2012 is the 200th anniversary of the publication of the Grimm Brothers’ first volume of tales.  How well do you know your fairy tales?  Check out our series of collages and see if you can guess which stories they represent.  Those with correct answers will be entered in a drawing for a small prize.  Check out some of the Grimm Brother’s tales.

Find the Pretzels – Search the library for hidden pretzels and learn some fun facts about Germany along the way.  Use what you learned to take a quick quiz for a chance to win a small prize.  Check out some books about Germany.


Fairy Tale Dolls – Dolls dressed in home sewn costumes depicting characters from Grimm’s Fairy Tales.  Check out some books on sewing doll clothes.

German Beer Mats – An extensive collection of German coasters.  Check out some books about beer.



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