February 24, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will break ground on its new Karl Road Branch (5590 Karl Rd.) on Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30 p.m., kicking off construction with a highly visual ceremony that will include library leaders and city and community officials. The brief...

February 19, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is joining with eight other central Ohio library systems to present A Conversation with Margaret Atwood at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 13 at the Palace Theatre in downtown Columbus. WOSU’s Ann Fisher will lead the conversation.

This marks the second year...

February 18, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has partnered with the city of Columbus and Franklin County to help share information with its 671,000 cardholders and ensure an accurate count ahead of the 2020 U.S. Census.

Census accuracy is critical in determining how much federal funding central Ohio will receive for key services like Head Start and food assistance....

February 11, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is bringing back Family Programs at Main Library for its fourth year, kicking off with a concert from Urban Strings on Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m.

2020 Family Programs also include:


Cellos in...

February 4, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML), beginning this week, offers copies of The Big Book: Voices of Our Future for customer checkout through its catalog and for sale ($10) at the Friends of the Library Store located at Main Library. The Big Book is a compilation of writing from 23...

January 23, 2020

COLUMBUS—The Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) Board of Trustees has sworn in its new officers, effective Jan. 1, 2020:

  • Katie Chatas, community volunteer, as president
  • Kevin Reeves, Vice President, Power Origination, North American Gas & Power, BP Energy Company, as vice president
  • Catherine Strauss...
January 13, 2020

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday with a program at its Martin Luther King Branch this Saturday. Then, in February, CML...

December 19, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has cut the ribbon on its newly renamed Barnett Branch (formerly the Livingston Branch).

Ribbon cutters participating in yesterday's dedication include:

  • Quay Barnes, Chair, Mideast Area Commission
  • Amanda Brooks, COTA
  • ...
December 4, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) has postponed the Dec. 10 Design Presentation meeting for its new Gahanna Branch. The new date will be announced after the New Year holiday. Library leaders and architects from NBBJ need more time for the design process. Additionally, with the approaching holidays, leaders from both organizations agreed to push back the date for the...

December 3, 2019

COLUMBUS—Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) is announcing the lineup of its 2020 Carnegie Author Series: Author Talks at Main Library.