News & Notes sarah October 5, 2022

News & Notes

Let’s See Your Smile: Public Library Wants Your High School Yearbook

Much like the McAlpin’s department store’s teased-straight-up, rock star-permed hair you had back in your 1992 yearbook senior photo, the Library’s digital yearbook collection isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. And much like those hairdos, the bigger, the better – and that’s where the Cincinnati & Hamilton County Public Library needs your help!

The library wants to add to its 1,200 local and regional yearbooks already digitally scanned using high-resolution scanners and preserved in the Digital Library, which is fully searchable. Any alumni of Greater Cincinnati high schools can help the library grow its collection.

Visit to see which school yearbooks they still need! Reach out to your local branch for details or call (513) 369-6945.

Promoting Inclusive, Respectful Language 

Talking about disability doesn’t have to be complicated, but it does need to be respectful. The Disability Language Style Guide provides tools that can help people use more inclusive language.

This guide discusses why language matters, defines disability-related terms, and shares resources to help people talk about disabilities in an inclusive way. It also includes stories from local people. 

The Disability Language Style Guide is a collaboration among people with disabilities and organizations in Southwest Ohio that support and empower people with disabilities. It’s now available online at

Braille Ale is Back

Braille Ale is back again, this time with a new flavor – Tangerine Juicy IPA! This special release is a partnership between West Side Brewing and the Cincinnati Association for the Blind & Visually Impaired. Find out where you can buy Braille Ale at

Free Online Classes & Events

HCDDS is part of We Thrive Together! Did you know you can find exercise classes, arts & crafts, games, educational presentations, virtual trips, parties, and so much more? And it’s all free for people with disabilities who live in Hamilton County! Learn more at

A display from the “Glory Days” exhibit at the Downtown Main Library showcases local memorabilia. featuring photos of past athletic teams including basketball.