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Columbus Metropolitan Named Library of the Year

Walker Evans Walker Evans

The Columbus Metropolitan Library is no stranger to national acclamation, so it should come as no surprise that CML has just been named the 2010 Library of the Year by Library Journal. “This is one of the highest honors a public library can receive,” said Patrick Losinski, Executive Director of the Columbus Metropolitan Library. “We […]


“Definitions Of Character” Exhibit Photo Review

 Kyle Schriner

CAW (Creative Arts of Women) is a collective of women joining their creative forces. Definitions of Character is a self-portrait exhibition designed to introduce the members of CAW. Alexandra Kelley wrote a full preview of the show back in January, which can be read HERE. The show is at the Main Library’s Carnegie Gallery at […]


CAW (Creative Arts of Women) Hosts First Exhibit

 Alexandra Kelley Fox

Thanks to Helma Groot and Stephanie Rond, 2010 will be a year of blazed trails for creative women in Columbus. Six months ago the two friends and visual artists founded CAW (Creative Arts of Women), an open-membership collective enabling local artistic ladies to share work, host group shows, perform community service, and support each other’s […]


The Evolving Role of the Columbus Metro Library

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Last week the Columbus Metropolitan Library received another high ranking as one of the very top library systems throughout the entire US. We sat down recently with Patrick Losinski, The Executive Director of the Columbus Metropolitan Library to discuss why our library system is so successful. Pat tells us about the history of the library, […]


Columbus Metro Library Ranked #2 in US in 2009

Walker Evans Walker Evans

Library Journal has just released their list of the top library systems throughout the country, and the Columbus Metropolitan Library has ranked in second place for large systems with operating expenditures of over $30 million. The study analyzes circulation rates per capita, program attendance, public internet terminal use, and total number of visits. More information […]


CU Podcast #22: Save Ohio Libraries

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In this week’s ColumbusUnderground.com Podcast, we sit down to chat with Jeff Regensburger from the Northwest Library, Angel Gondek of the Educational Resource Center at Columbus State, and Rachel Rubin from the Old Worthington Library. Together, we discuss the proposed state budget cuts that would have deep impacts upon our library systems throughout Ohio. To […]


Columbus Metropolitan Library is #1 in the US

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The Dispatch wrote Columbus Metropolitan Library system tops list again Friday, October 3, 2008 The Columbus Metropolitan Library has been rated the best library system in the nation, nudging the Cuyahoga County Public Library from the top spot. This is the third time the city’s library system has achieved the top ranking from Hennen’s American […]


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The Urban Living Tour returns (with strict safety guidelines) on Aug 30!