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First Look: New Dublin Library Branch

Brent Warren Brent Warren First Look: New Dublin Library Branch

Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Dublin Branch opened to the public June 6. A visit to the site a week later revealed a light-filled space that – judging by the number of people reading, studying, and just checking out the new building – is already being well-utilized by the community. The new branch, at 75 N. High […]

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Commission Tables Plan for Grant Oak Apartments

Brent Warren Brent Warren Commission Tables Plan for Grant Oak Apartments

A plan from the Pizzuti Companies to redevelop a portion of the Grant Oak Apartments across from the Main Library was tabled by the Downtown Commission this morning after a last-minute appeal from another developer who would like to see the entire complex preserved. David Bishoff, President of the E.V. Bishoff Company, came to the […]

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“Healthy Community Center” Planned for Former Library Building

Brent Warren Brent Warren “Healthy Community Center” Planned for Former Library Building

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center announced a plan today to turn the former Martin Luther King Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library into a “Healthy Community Center.” Plans call for the 9,000-square-foot building, located at 1600 E. Long St., to be renovated to accommodate a demonstration kitchen, meeting rooms, and a café dedicated […]

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Photos: Opening of the New Martin Luther King Library Branch

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Photos: Opening of the New Martin Luther King Library Branch

On Thursday, Oct. 18, the Columbus Metropolitan Library (CML) held a grand opening celebration for the new Martin Luther King branch on the Near East Side. Speakers included representatives from CML and the Martin Luther King branch, as well as Mayor Andrew Ginther, Columbus City Council President Shannon Hardin, Reps. Bernadine Kennedy Kent and Joyce […]

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Billy Ireland and World War I

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Billy Ireland and World War I

Billy Ireland, the cartoonist for the Columbus Dispatch from 1898 until his death in 1935, had a weekly illustrated Sunday commentary page titled “The Passing Show,” which both reflected and influenced public opinion in our community. Lucy Shelton Caswell, Ireland’s biographer and founding curator of the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum, will show examples […]

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Grants for Nonprofits

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Grants for Nonprofits

Check out these free classes offered in the Learning Lab at Main Library. No registration is required. If you’re unable to attend, you can schedule a one-on-one appointment with a staff member. Call 614-645-2275 to make an appointment. You can also visit our Learning Lab Monday through Thursday from noon-4 p.m. and Friday through Sunday […]

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New Plan Calls for Preserving Four Apartment Buildings Across from Library

Brent Warren Brent Warren New Plan Calls for Preserving Four Apartment Buildings Across from Library

The developer behind a plan to demolish the Grant Oak Apartment buildings Downtown presented a new plan today that calls for renovating four of the seven buildings. When the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Board of Trustees voted in January to approve the sale of the 1.25-acre site, which sits across the street from the Main Library, the plan […]

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