Ready for Kindergarten Family Storytime
11 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., Childrens Area
Bring the entire family for books and fun activities to build reading skills. Families.
Outdoor Chalk Art
11 a.m. – 12 p.m. Grant Plaza
Celebrate CML’s birthday by creating fun chalk art outside the library. Families.
PBJ & Jazz Concert
12 -1 p.m., Topiary Park
Experience the PBJ & J Concert in Topiary Park. Families.
Meet Andrew Carnegie
1 – 2 p.m., Carnegie Gallery, 2nd floor
Meet Andrew Carnegie, industrialist and philanthropist, who funded 111 public libraries throughout his life, including Columbus Metropolitan Library! Short presentation followed by a Q&A and your chance to get your photo taken with Mr. Carnegie. Adults.
WOSU Columbus Neighborhoods Screening & Trivia
2:30 - 4 p.m., 2nd Floor
Join us for a screening of WOSU’s Columbus Neighborhood’s segment on Columbus Metropolitan Library, followed by CML trivia. Includes snacks and historic mocktails! Adults.
CML Historic Photographs Scavenger Hunt
Visit the Mattoon Case in Local History & Genealogy for a historic photograph scavenger hunt for a chance to win a prize! Families.
Record an Oral History
Record an oral history about CML or your time as a Columbus resident. Oral histories will be made publicly available through our digital collection My History. Adults.
Share your favorite memories visiting a CML branch or what CML has meant to you. Families.
CML History Exhibit
Carnegie History Gallery, 2nd Floor
View an exhibit detailing CML’s history over the last 150 years with photographs from CML Archives. Families.
Columbus Metropolitan Library at 150 Art Exhibit
Carnegie Art Gallery, 2nd Floor
In celebration of CML’s 150th anniversary, Friends of the Library has invited 24 Columbus-based artists to create artwork commemorating this milestone. Inspired by the service of the public library, the Friends are proud to present an exhibit that celebrates the library’s 150 years. Families.