Author Talks at Main Library
Join us for a new series that brings engaging national authors to Main Library. Free and open to all.
Garth Stein
Sunday, April 9
Garth Stein is the author of five novels, two children’s picture books and an award-winning play. His novel The Art of Racing in the Rain remained on the New York Times bestseller list for four years and has become a contemporary classic. Author Book List


Dan Chaon
Sunday, June 18
Dan Chaon’s most recent book is Ill Will, a novel. Other works include the short story collection Stay Awake (2012), the national bestseller Await Your Reply and Among the Missing. His work has been featured in numerous publications. Author Book List


Registration Opens May 15
William Shkurti
Thursday, July 20
William Shkurti’s first book, Soldiering on in a Dying War, was about the Vietnam War. His most recent book hits closer to home. The Ohio State University in the Sixties: The Unraveling of the Old Order explores how tensions forever changed the university. Author Book List


Registration Opens June 12
Kimberla Lawson Roby
Sunday, August 27
New York Times & USA Today Bestselling Author Kimberla Lawson Roby has published 24 novels including A Sinful Calling and her newest book Copycat. She was the 2013 NAACP Image Award Winner for Outstanding Literary Work – Fiction. Author Book List


Registration Opens July 24

at Main Library
Join us for fun and educational programs for the whole family. All events are free and open to all.
Ready for Kindergarten Storytime Monday-Friday
10:30 a.m.

11 a.m.

Visit our Ready for Kindergarten page for daily schedule.

Jim Gill in Concert Thursday, March 23
11 a.m.

Register here. Groups welcome! More information.

The Magic Flute Performance Wednesday, April 19
10:30 a.m.

Opera Columbus brings The Magic Flute to Main Library. Hear this modern version of the Mozart classic performed live in the Reading Room! All ages.

Click here to register. More information.

Summer Reading Club Kickoff Saturday, June 3
10 a.m.-Noon

Activities, music, food and fun to kick off Summer Reading Club. Help your child be a better reader and sign up the whole family.

PBJ & Jazz Family Concert Series Second Saturdays,

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Family Storytime followed by a lively outdoor jazz concert and a creative craft activity. Pack your lunch and a blanket!

Book to Film Outdoor Movies Fourth Saturdays,

8 p.m.

Bring a picnic, blanket or chairs and watch a family-friendly movie under the stars in Topiary Park.

Three Little Pigs Performance Saturday, Oct. 14
11 a.m.

Once upon a time at Main Library, there were three little pigs and a Big Bad Wolf. Enjoy a Columbus Children’s Theatre production that’s full of laughter, audience participation and fun for all ages. Registration opens in September.

Hands On Chemistry Saturday, Oct. 28
10 a.m.-4 p.m.

The American Chemistry Society brings science to life with hands-on demonstrations about physical, earth and space sciences. All ages.

Holiday Open House Wednesday, Nov. 29
6-8 p.m.

See the official launch of the Huntington Holiday Train! Create holiday crafts and enjoy live sing-alongs and refreshments, plus special guests.