• Location Details

    96 S. Grant Avenue
    Columbus, OH 43215
    614-645-2275

    Hours

    Mon-Thur: 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.
    Fri: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sat: 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
    Sun: 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.

    Nearby Locations

    Martin Luther King, Northside, Parsons

    Other Locations

    Upcoming Events
    Sunday Apr 22
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    Monday Apr 23
    • Resumes for Job Hunters
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn strategies and tools for creating or updating your resume. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard is required.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Afterschool Snack
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18
    Tuesday Apr 24
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Afterschool Snack
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • YouMedia Tween Tuesday
    • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Try new technology, use your imagination to create digital art, and explore a world of possibilities. Ages 7-11
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Are you a mastermind? How many steps does it take for you to defeat your opponent? Test your logic, deductive reasoning, and higher order thinking skills. Ages 12-17.
    • Reaching Your Customers: Turning Research into Strategy
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Experience Entrepreneurship - Business Speakers Series: Paul Proffitt is the Chair of SunDown Group, a non-profit that helps connect entrepreneurs with the resources they need in order to take the next step. In this workshop, you will learn how to take the market research you have conducted and put it into an actionable plan to reach the right customers with the right message and drive your business forward.
    Wednesday Apr 25
    • Grants for Nonprofits
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn about library resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization such as the Foundation Center and its databases, as well as enhance your understanding of the nonprofit environment.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Afterschool Snack
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18
    • Improv & Theater Workshop
    • 4:30 pm - 5:20 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Teens, don't save the drama for your mama! Come polish your acting skills and show off your comedic side through some improvisation games.
    • Introduction to Excel 2
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Build on the skills you learned in Excel 1 to create and format a basic personal budget using Microsoft Excel 2013. Familiarity with basic computer skills, including mouse and keyboard, is required.
    Thursday Apr 26
    • Grants for Individuals
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn about library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Afterschool Snack
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Friday Apr 27
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Afterschool Snack
    • 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Stop by for a free snack provided by Children's Hunger Alliance. Ages 5-18
    • Everything You Always Wanted to Know (But No One Is Telling You!) About Applying
    • 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Advice about every aspect of applying to colleges (from what to look for as you make your list of schools to the secrets of financial aid)from a longtime college professor and advisor. Learn how to determine which colleges are the best fit for you, which schools have strengths in which areas, and how to make sure your education will be affordable for you and your family. Learn what makes a successful college essay. Get connected with someone who can help you make sense of what may seem like an overwhelming process. Attendance at all four sessions is encouraged.
    Saturday Apr 28
    • Youmedia
    • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs.Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    Sunday Apr 29
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    Monday Apr 30
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Introduction to Computers
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn basic computer skills including how to use a mouse and keyboard, and how to create, save and move digital files.
    Tuesday May 1
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • YouMedia Tween Tuesday
    • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Try new technology, use your imagination to create digital art, and explore a world of possibilities. Ages 7-11
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Are you a mastermind? How many steps does it take for you to defeat your opponent? Test your logic, deductive reasoning, and higher order thinking skills. Ages 12-17.
    • Introduction to Microsoft Word
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create, edit, save and print a document in Microsoft Word 2013. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard is required.
    Wednesday May 2
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Introduction to Excel 1
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet, enter data and use simple formulas using Microsoft Excel 2013. Familiarity with basic computer skills, including mouse and keyboard, is required.
    Thursday May 3
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • Introduction to the Internet
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn the basics of how to navigate and search the internet. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard is required.
    Friday May 4
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Everything You Always Wanted to Know (But No One Is Telling You!) About Applying
    • 4:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Advice about every aspect of applying to colleges (from what to look for as you make your list of schools to the secrets of financial aid)from a longtime college professor and advisor. Learn how to determine which colleges are the best fit for you, which schools have strengths in which areas, and how to make sure your education will be affordable for you and your family. Learn what makes a successful college essay. Get connected with someone who can help you make sense of what may seem like an overwhelming process. Attendance at all four sessions is encouraged.
    Saturday May 5
    • Youmedia
    • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs.Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    Sunday May 6
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    Monday May 7
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Grants for Nonprofits
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn about library resources to develop or sustain a nonprofit organization such as the Foundation Center and its databases, as well as enhance your understanding of the nonprofit environment.
    Tuesday May 8
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • YouMedia Tween Tuesday
    • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Try new technology, use your imagination to create digital art, and explore a world of possibilities. Ages 7-11
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Are you a mastermind? How many steps does it take for you to defeat your opponent? Test your logic, deductive reasoning, and higher order thinking skills. Ages 12-17.
    • FCGHS Advance Study Group
    • 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • This group is for people who are ready to tackle advanced genealogical topics.
    • Starting a Small Business
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use the library's online resources to write your business plan, choose industry codes, and research companies and competitors.
    Wednesday May 9
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Grants for Individuals
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn about library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.
    • Book Discussion
    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join us for a discussion about great books and authors before Sandra Cisneros joins us for the Carnegie Author Series on May 20. Cisneros writes fiction, poetry and short stories, often featuring working-class Latino and new American characters. Our panel of staff experts will talk about Cisneros' books, introduce you to authors with similar styles and themes, plus share new books coming to our shelves.
    Thursday May 10
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • Portfolio Club
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Are you a student on a career path in computer science, visual art, music production, or other creative field? Then join us each month as we explore ways to best market our talents for college acceptance, scholarship applications and the career market.
    Friday May 11
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    Saturday May 12
    • Youmedia
    • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs.Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    Sunday May 13
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    Monday May 14
    • Introduction to Computers
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn basic computer skills including how to use a mouse and keyboard, and how to create, save and move digital files.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Baby Laptime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Introduce your baby to the joy of books while learning easy ways to build early literacy skills! Ages 0-18 months
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    Tuesday May 15
    • Introduction to Microsoft Word
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create, edit, save and print a document in Microsoft Word 2013. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard is required.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    • YouMedia Tween Tuesday
    • 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Try new technology, use your imagination to create digital art, and explore a world of possibilities. Ages 7-11
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Are you a mastermind? How many steps does it take for you to defeat your opponent? Test your logic, deductive reasoning, and higher order thinking skills. Ages 12-17.
    • Market Research for Entrepreneurs
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use the library's online resources to find industry reports, research consumer spending and market segments, identify potential customers, and target your market.
    Wednesday May 16
    • Introduction to the Internet
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn the basics of how to navigate and search the internet. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard is required.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Parents, your child needs early literacy skills to be ready for kindergarten. Learn how you can use books, songs, and fun activities to teach your preschooler! Ages 3-6 years
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    Thursday May 17
    • Introduction to Excel 1
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
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    • Learn how to create a basic spreadsheet, enter data and use simple formulas using Microsoft Excel 2013. Familiarity with basic computer skills, including mouse and keyboard, is required.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Reading Buddies
    • 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • K-3rd grade kids can discover the fun of reading with a buddy and boost reading comprehension skills!
    Friday May 18
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • Youmedia
    • 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs. Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    Saturday May 19
    • Youmedia
    • 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark, and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographs.Mentors at Main Library are ready to help Mondays-Thursdays 3pm-7pm, Fridays 2pm-6pm, and Saturdays 10am-2pm. Ages 12 - 17.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Family Storytime
    • 11:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Families that read together, achieve together! Join us for books, songs, and fun activities to child your child early literacy skills!
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A free 30 minute class for parents and their children ages 3-5 to "play school." Learn and practice kindergarten readiness skills such as name writing, letter sounds, cutting with scissors, and lining up. Receive homework and tips on practicing kindergarten skills at home.
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    Sunday May 20
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Get hands-on help in the Learning Lab. Laptops with Internet access and 2013 Microsoft Office software are available for customers to work on job applications, resumes, GED/test preparation and research, with staff available to help. No reservations are necessary.
    • CARNEGIE AUTHOR SERIES featuring Sandra Cisneros
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Sandra Cisneros is a Latin-American writer best known for her classic coming-of-age novel The House on Mango Street, which has been translated into more than 20 languages. She received a National Medal of Arts for Literature in September 2016 for exploring issues of race, class and gender through the lives of ordinary people across multiple cultures. REGISTER at www.columbuslibrary.org/special-events

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    Homework Help
    Monday through Thursday:
    3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday:
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
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    Reading Buddies
    Tuesday:
    4 - 5 p.m.
    Thursday:
    4 - 5 p.m.