Author Talks at Main Library
Join us for a new series that brings engaging national authors to Main Library. Free and open to all.
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


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.

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.

Music in the Atrium Sunday, June 11
2-2:45 p.m.

The Ohio Hispanic Fine Arts Association presents "Flautango", a Latin music chamber trio. Playing music that celebrates the culture of Latin America, the trio includes flute, guitar and vocals. All ages are welcome.

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! See the lineup of special guest performers here.

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.

COSI Solar Eclipse Celebration Monday, Aug. 21
Noon-4 p.m.

For the first time in 40 years a total eclipse will take place directly above North America. COSI volunteers will be at all CML locations with fun and educational solar system activities and providing glasses so you can safely observe the eclipse.

Start viewing the eclipse outdoors at 1 p.m. A total eclipse happens at exactly 2:30 p.m. and lasts only two minutes. The eclipse cycle ends at 4 p.m. Never view an eclipse without protective glasses.

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.