Featured events

Volunteens make more possible

May 11, 2015

Last year, a parent told library staff about her son's breakthrough summer. Having struggled with a reading disability since kindergarten, he was finally making progress and had started to get excited about reading and visits to the library. Read more...

Kids will dig May events

April 27, 2015

Has the season's warmer weather and beautiful blooming flowers inspired you to get outside and rake and trim away the last of winter? If your child wants in on all the dirt and planting fun, the Library is planning several programs that he or she won't want to miss. Read more...

Program commemorates Kent State shootings

April 13, 2015

On May 4, 1970, Kent State University (KSU) became the focus of an international spotlight after a student protest against the Vietnam War and the presence of the Ohio National Guard on campus ended in tragedy. Thirteen seconds of rifle fire by 28 Ohio National Guardsmen left four students dead and nine others wounded. Read more...

Stewart to share spirited stories

March 23, 2015

Ingenuity, inspiration and sheer desperation all play a part in mankind's attempts to transform plants into alcohol. Amy Stewart leaves no flower, fruit or fungus unturned in her latest book, The Drunken Botanist, which The Wall Street Journal calls "(P)art horticulture, part history, part bartending guide." Read more...

Library brings you the world

March 9, 2015

When it comes to travel, there's no better place to get started than the library. Read more...

Program combats cabin fever

February 23, 2015

If your family has a serious case of cabin fever, plan a trip to one of central Ohio's nearby natural wonders, like Dawes Arboretum, the Sawmill Wetlands or the Wahkeena Nature Preserve. Read more...

Comic cartoon program will be serious fun

February 9, 2015

Columbus is home to the world's largest comic cartoon art archive— no joke! Read more...

Music series can tune out winter

January 26, 2015

Live music? In a library? And the performers won't get shushed? Yes, on all counts! Read more...

Families will dig snowy program

January 12, 2015

Winter seems to be the one season no one's ambivalent about— either you love it or you hate it. What's your opinion? Read more...

Make resolutions reality

December 22, 2014

If you're making your resolutions list and checking it twice, be sure to keep the Library in mind, where you'll find the materials and programming you need to learn something new, become tech-savvy, exercise the right side of your brain and much more! Read more...