Author Talks at Main Library
Our series brings engaging national authors to Main Library, free and open to all. 

at Main Library
Join us for fun and educational programs for the whole family. All events are free and open to all.
Urban Strings Concert Sunday, Feb. 23
2 p.m.

Youth string ensembles perform inspiring and upbeat music from popular African-American composers and arrangers in celebration of Black History Month.

Cellos in the Atrium Sunday, March 29
2 p.m.

Chamber music performance by Central Ohio’s brightest rising cellists from Columbus Cello School. Grab a book and listen to Bach.

Hansel & Gretel by Opera Columbus Tuesday, April 7
10:30 a.m.

Hear a whimsical performance of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Through music and singing, children K-5 will explore themes of the struggle between right and wrong.

Ohioana Book Festival Saturday, April 25
10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Meet over 130 Ohio authors and illustrators, hear panel discussions and enjoy special activities for children and teens. Shop a wide selection of books for readers of all ages.

Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff Saturday, May 30
10 a.m.-Noon

Activities to kick off Summer Reading Challenge, when readers of all ages can earn prizes while completing reading goals. Plus see the massive Lego city built by the Ohio Lego Users Group in the Atrium through Aug. 8.

PBJ & Jazz in the Topiary Park Family Concert Series Second Saturdays, June-Sept.
11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Storytime in the library followed by a lively outdoor jazz concert and a creative craft activity. Bring your picnic lunch and a blanket.

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Saturday, Oct.3
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 4
1-5 p.m.

International comics and cartoon festival visits Main Library. Meet popular children’s and teen graphic artists, shop the Marketplace for original art, mini-comics, graphic novels and signed works, and hear from popular artists during panel discussions. All ages.

Hands On Chemistry Saturday, Oct. 24
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Holiday Open House Wednesday, Nov. 18
6-8 p.m.

See the official launch of the Huntington Holiday Train. Create holiday crafts and enjoy live music and refreshments. Special guests.

Visit the Atrium through Dec. 2020 to enjoy the historic train display.