• 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
    Thursday Jun 29
    • Grants for Individuals
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Everybody Dance Now!
    • 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Move your feet and shake to the beat! Everybody Dance Now! Ages 5-8.
    Friday Jun 30
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Saturday Jul 1
    • Genealogy Cafe
    • 10:00 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join the Local History and Genealogy staff for and informal question and answer session on genealogy. Bring a cup of coffee and any questions you may have on your family history.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Sunday Jul 2
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Monday Jul 3
    • 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 manage files.
    • 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
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 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
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Fly Guy and Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Fly Guy and his friends can't wait to see you at this silly program. Ages 5-11.
    Tuesday Jul 4
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    Wednesday Jul 5
    • Introduction to the Internet
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn the basics of how to get online and navigate the Internet. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are 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
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia Summer Playlist Shuffle
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Find a new way to express yourself using technology like Adobe Creative Cloud, Logic Pro X, a Wacom tablet and more! Ages 12-17.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Ironwood Wolves
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • See the ambassador wolf, and learn about the family life, habitat, diet, and myths about wolves. All ages
    Thursday Jul 6
    • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • 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 are required. Registration is required. Please call 614-645-2275.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Fly Guy and Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Fly Guy and his friends can't wait to see you at this silly program. Ages 5-11.
    Friday Jul 7
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Saturday Jul 8
    • PBJ & Jazz Family Concert Series
    • 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • A lively jazz concert and creative craft activity. Pack your lunch and a blanket. All ages.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Sunday Jul 9
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Monday Jul 10
    • 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
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 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
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Lyn Ford - Turtle Shell Tales
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • African and African-American tales of the folksy and fabled turtle or tortoise. Silly stories include rhythm and rhyme, a little history and a lot of heart. Ages 6-11 and families.
    • 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 Jul 11
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Mo Fun With Mo Willems and His Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Don't let the Pigeon know about this wacky, fun library program! Come enjoy stories and activities featuring author Mo Willem's best friends. Ages 5-11.
    • Starting a Small Business
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use the library's print and electronic resources to write your business plan, research a company or industry, and target your market.
    Wednesday Jul 12
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia Summer Playlist Shuffle
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Find a new way to express yourself using technology like Adobe Creative Cloud, Logic Pro X, a Wacom tablet and more! Ages 12-17.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Grants for Individuals
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.
    Thursday Jul 13
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • Portfolio Club
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 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. Ages 12-17.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Mo Fun With Mo Willems and His Friends
    • 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Don't let the Pigeon know about this wacky, fun library program! Come enjoy stories and activities featuring author Mo Willem's best friends. Ages 5-11.
    • Carnegie Gallery Reception - The Portrait As Still Life
    • 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Please join us as we welcome the artists of Creative Women of Color as they gather to celebrate the installation of The Portrait as Still Life at a reception hosted by Friends of the Library. Thursday, July 13th, from 6-8pm.
    • Resumes for Job Hunters
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to create and edit a basic resume using Microsoft Word. Familiarity with basic computer skills including Microsoft Word, mouse and keyboard are required.
    Friday Jul 14
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Saturday Jul 15
    • Online Job Hunting
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn the basics of looking for a job online including online classified sites, job search sites, company sites and staying safe from scams. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are required.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Sunday Jul 16
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Monday Jul 17
    • 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
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 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
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Speechless! Wordless Picture Books
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • How can you tell a story without words? Using wordless picture books, we'll explore how you tell a story through pictures, and what can happen when you add language... Ages 6-11.
    • 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 manage files.
    Tuesday Jul 18
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Christa Hein - Bring the Farm to You!
    • 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Various farm animals visit the library, providing real-life farm experiences. Participants can touch the animals that provide us with food and fiber. All ages.
    • 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 are required.
    Wednesday Jul 19
    • 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
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia Summer Playlist Shuffle
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Find a new way to express yourself using technology like Adobe Creative Cloud, Logic Pro X, a Wacom tablet and more! Ages 12-17.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Kitchen Concoctions: No Oven? No Problem!
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn to make some neat-to-eat treats without any heat with easy and fabulous no-bake recipes. Stories! Music! Free samples!. Ages 7-12.
    • Introduction to Microsoft Excel
    • 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 are required. Registration is required. Please call 614-645-2275.
    Thursday Jul 20
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Jungle Bob's Educational Animal Show
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn about and see a variety of animals including reptiles, mammals, and insects. Fun and interactive. All Ages.
    • Introduction to the Internet
    • 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn the basics of how to get online and navigate the Internet. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are required.
    • Carnegie Author Series featuring William Shkurti
    • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join us for a new series that brings engaging national authors to Main Library. Free and open to all. Guests must register at www.columbuslibrary.org/special-events
    Friday Jul 21
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Saturday Jul 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Sunday Jul 23
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Monday Jul 24
    • Starting a Small Business
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use the library's print and electronic resources to write your business plan, research a company or industry, and target your market.
    • 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
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • Ready for Kindergarten Class
    • 11:30 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • Games for Masterminds
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 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
    • Learning Lab
    • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Terrence Burke - Wump Mucket Puppets
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Hand crafted puppets delight the audience with original stories, songs, and silliness performed by puppeteer Terrence Burke. Ages 5-11 and families.
    Tuesday Jul 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 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • Careers 101
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • You love to write but don't know what to do with it after school? Join us as we delve into the different careers that you can do, that actually pay, too! There is a whole world of opportunities out there and Thurber House can't wait to show you. Ages 12-17
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Fire Safety for Fireman Sam
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Learn how to be safe in a fire with our friend Fireman Sam. Stay to tour the smokehouse and fire truck. Important information for everyone. All ages.
    Wednesday Jul 26
    • Online Job Hunting
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
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    • Learn the basics of looking for a job online including online classified sites, job search sites, company sites and staying safe from scams. Familiarity with basic computer skills including mouse and keyboard are required.
    • Ready for Kindergarten - Preschool Storytime
    • 10:30 am - 11:00 am
    • Main Library
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    • 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
    • Reading Buddies Power Hour
    • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Join Reading Buddies for an hour of fun activities that help boost your reading comprehension skills! Grades K-3rd.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • YouMedia Summer Playlist Shuffle
    • 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
    • Main Library
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    • Find a new way to express yourself using technology like Adobe Creative Cloud, Logic Pro X, a Wacom tablet and more! Ages 12-17.
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    Thursday Jul 27
    • Grants for Individuals
    • 9:30 am - 11:30 am
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Learn how to use library resources for grants to artists, students and researchers from foundations, institutions, government and corporate sponsors.
    • 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.
    • YouMedia
    • 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Make your mark and drop into YouMedia Teens to create music, videos, digital art, and photographers with mentors ready to help
    • 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; drop in daily, 1-5 p.m.
    • Super Secret Spy Club
    • 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    • Main Library
    • More Information
    • Have you ever wanted to be like James Bond or Black Widow? Here's your chance! Train with us to learn about real spies, secret code encryptions, fingerprinting, and more! Ages 6-11

    Meeting Rooms

    Homework Help
    Monday through Thursday:
    3:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Friday:
    3 p.m. - 6 p.m.
    Open during the school year.
    Reading Buddies
    Monday:
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Wednesday:
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
    Friday:
    11 a.m. - 12 p.m.