Library announces Local History & Genealogy fall programs

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History of Hate in Ohio program kicks off fall lineup this Thursday

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library’s (CML) Local History & Genealogy team has released its fall lineup of virtual and in-person programs. All are free and open to all. Masks are required to attend all in-person programs and events. September events include:

A History of Hate in Ohio: Then and Now
Thursday, Sept. 9 | 6:30-8 p.m.
Authors Michael E. Brooks and Marilyn Howard will discuss their book, which issues a timely challenge to all Ohioans to acknowledge, understand and repudiate hate.

Green Lawn Cemetery Research Project, Part 1
Thursday, Sept. 16 | 6:30-8 p.m.
Green Lawn Cemetery Research Project, Part 2
Thursday, Sept. 30 | 6:30-8 p.m.
Learn more about – and how you can get involved in – a project underway to identify and document African American burials at Green Lawn Cemetery. Panelists: Nettie Ferguson, Doreen Uhas Sauer, Angela O’Neal

Ghost Towns of Franklin County
Thursday, Sept. 23 | 6:30-8 p.m.
Join Columbus Landmarks Foundation member Doreen Uhas Sauer and CML Special Collections Supervisor Aaron O’Donovan as they explore the ghost towns of Franklin County.

Click here to see the full fall schedule, including information about Family History Day in October.

Columbus Metropolitan Library has served the people of Franklin County, Ohio since 1873. With its Main Library and 22 branches, CML is well known for signature services and programs like School Help, Reading Buddies, Summer Reading Challenge and Ready for Kindergarten. The library’s Strategic Plan supports the vision of “a thriving community where wisdom prevails,” which positions CML to respond to areas of urgent need: kids unprepared for kindergarten, third grade reading proficiency, high school graduation, college and career readiness and employment resources.


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