On Saturday, June 14, join the Friends of the Library as we celebrate the re-opening of the newly renovated and restocked Library Store. Check out the new merchandise and use the coupon below to get 25% off one item. The celebration begins before PBJ & Jazz – two great reasons to head down to the Main Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library this weekend.

The Library Store Grand Re-Opening begins Saturday, June 14.

The Library Store Grand Re-Opening begins Saturday, June 14.


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Postcard Image is from the 1918 Columbus Art League annual exhibition at the library.

Postcard Image is from the 1918 Columbus Art League annual exhibition at the library.


Columbus Metropolitan Library and the Friends of the Library proudly present:


Since 1910, OAL’s annual juried exhibitions have been the backbone of the organization’s artistic programming, showcasing contemporary work by Ohio artists. Our Juror for the Spring Juried Exhibition in 2014 is Denny Griffith, President of Columbus College of Art and Design. We are honored that it will be his last juried exhibition as President of CCAD.

SHOW DATES: May 7-June 27, 2014
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 15, 6-8 p.m.

Main Library
96 S. Grant Ave.
Carnegie Gallery, 2nd Floor

Beginning today — Friday, April 18 — the Library Store at the Main Library will close temporarily for renovations. When completed, an enhanced Library Store will be lighter & brighter, and more welcoming for all visitors including those with strollers or wheelchairs. This renovation will last only for a few weeks and select merchandise will still be available during this time. Below is our renovation schedule:


  • Friday, April 18 — Library Store closes; however books will be sold as part of the lobby sale at the Circulation area at the Main Library.
  • Monday, April 28store partially reopens with reduced hours, selling merchandise (used books available for purchase at Circulation)
  • Thursday, May 15 – store resumes regular hours

Temporary hours from April 28 – May 14 will be:

  • Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Sunday: 1-4 p.m.

We appreciate your patience and patronage as we work to significantly enhance the Library Store experience.


At the first meeting of 2014, new and returning board members were sworn in and will carry on the tradition of doing the good work of the Friends for our beloved library.

Back Row (L to R): Lauren Bonfield, Patrick King, Amanda Sage and Gregg Gascon.  Front Row (L to R): Ellen Rhoades, Marjorie Duffy, Dhanu Sant, Katie Peet and Karen West.


CCAD faculty show

OPENING RECEPTION:  Thursday, January 16, 5-7 p.m.

EXHIBIT DATES: Thursday, January 16 – February 28, 2014

The Columbus Metropolitan Library and Friends of the Library are proud to present IMPACT-INFLUENCE - an exhibit showcasing the rich and varied talents of the Columbus College of Art & Design’s Continuing & Professional Studies instructors.

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The Friends of the Library, in collaboration with Art & Media Division of CML the Ohio Arts Council’s Individual Artist Program, is once again helping to host the Ohio Online Visual Artist Registry Juried Show in the Carnegie Gallery at the Main Library. The exhibition is currently underway and runs through January 11 — and you have an opportunity to cast your vote for the People’s Choice award by voting for your favorite work before January 4th.

Then plan to join the Awards Reception on Saturday, Jan. 11 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Carnegie Gallery
2nd floor, Main Library
96 S. Grant Avenue




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