Author Talks at Main Library
Join us for a series which 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.
Cellos in the Atrium Sunday, March 24
2 p.m.

Chamber music performance by central Ohio’s brightest rising cellists from Columbus Cello School. Music at Main - grab a book and listen to Bach.

The Ugly Duckling by Opera Columbus Tuesday, April 2
10:30 a.m.

Hear a whimsical performance of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale. Through music and singing, children K-5 explore themes of diversity, acceptance and bravery.

Ohioana Book Festival Saturday, April 27
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.

ProMusica Strings in the Atrium Sunday, May 12
3 p.m.

Musicians link classical music and children’s literature for family concerts focusing on music themes with books and stories that connect to the music. K-5.

Summer Reading Challenge Kickoff with Jim Gill Saturday, June 1
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Fun activities kick off our Summer Reading Challenge, when readers of all ages can earn prizes for just reading. Two special performances by musician and storyteller Jim Gill.

PBJ & Jazz in Topiary Park Family Concert Series Second Saturdays,

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.

Andrew Carnegie Day Sunday, Aug. 11

An afternoon of activities to remember and celebrate Mr. Carnegie, who funded the building of Main Library and over 2,500 other libraries throughout the world.

Cartoon Crossroads Columbus Saturday, Sept. 28
11 a.m.-6 p.m.

Sunday, Sept. 29
1-5 p.m.

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

Pinocchio Puppet Show Thursday, Oct. 10
10:30 a.m.

Cincinnati’s MadCap Puppets brings a touring performance of Pinocchio to Main Library. Great show for school groups PreK-3.

Hands On Chemistry Saturday, Oct. 26
10 a.m.-3 p.m.

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

Holiday Open House Wednesday, Nov. 20
6-8 p.m.

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