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96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States

April 2018

The Executive Luncheon

April 25, 2018 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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$20 – $25

The Columbus Young Professionals Club is proud to present the second annual Executive Luncheon on Wednesday, April 25 from 11:30am-1:30pm as part of Columbus YP Week. The purpose of The Executive Luncheon is to connect Columbus-area young professionals with C-Suite executives and community leaders to exchange success stories and tips over a professionally-focused, interactive lunch experience. The event is structured as a buffet-style luncheon with the following format: • 11:30am: Check-in, grab lunch, and social networking. • 12:00noon: Table introductions,…

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May 2018

CCC Advisory | President Pro Tem Stinziano’s May Community Hours

May 30, 2018 11:30 am @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in May across the City to listen to issues and concerns of Columbus residents. “Significant issues confront our diverse City every day. I want to hear, firsthand, from my constituents about what concerns them as we work together to make our neighborhoods the best places to live, work, start a business and raise a family in Ohio,” said Stinziano. Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell President Pro Tem Stinziano…

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June 2018

The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium Visit the Library

June 7, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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The Columbus Zoo & Aquarium will be here to introduce you to some of their furry, feathered, and scaly friends. Location: Library lawn (weather permitting).

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Market Research for Entrepreneurs

June 19, 2018 6:30 pm @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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FREE Classes 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 from 1-5 p.m. to get the help you need. Market Research for Entrepreneurs Learn how to use the library’s online resources to identify…

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Grants for Nonprofits

June 26, 2018 9:30 pm @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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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 from 1-5 p.m. to get the help you need. Grants for Nonprofits Learn about library resources, such as the Foundation Center and its databases, to…

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July 2018

Starting a Small Business

July 17, 2018 6:30 pm @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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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 makeCheck 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…

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Market Research for Entrepreneurs

July 24, 2018 6:30 pm @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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FREE Classes 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 from 1-5 p.m. to get the help you need. Market Research for Entrepreneurs Learn how to use the library’s online resources to identify…

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Grants for Nonprofits

July 31, 2018 9:30 pm @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Free!

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 from 1-5 p.m. to get the help you need. Grants for Nonprofits Learn about library resources, such as the Foundation Center and its databases, to…

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August 2018

WOSU Partners with CML for The Great American Read Summer Celebration

August 10, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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WOSU Public Media is partnering with Columbus Metropolitan Library to celebrate The Great American Read, a national campaign from PBS where Americans can vote on their favorite book. The summer celebration will include two events, each free to the public, at the Main Library with a trivia night on Friday, August 10 and a family fun day on Saturday, August 11. Friday marks the start of the literary-themed festivities with the “50 Fiction Facts About Columbus Quiz” from 7:00 p.m.…

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WOSU Partners with CML for The Great American Read Summer Celebration

August 11, 2018 11:00 am @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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WOSU Public Media is partnering with Columbus Metropolitan Library to celebrate The Great American Read, a national campaign from PBS where Americans can vote on their favorite book. The summer celebration will include two events, each free to the public, at the Main Library with a trivia night on Friday, August 10 and a family fun day on Saturday, August 11. Friday marks the start of the literary-themed festivities with the “50 Fiction Facts About Columbus Quiz” from 7:00 p.m.…

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Starting a Small Business

August 14, 2018 6:30 pm @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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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 makeCheck 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…

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Market Research for Entrepreneurs

August 21, 2018 6:30 pm @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Free!

FREE Classes 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 from 1-5 p.m. to get the help you need. Market Research for Entrepreneurs Learn how to use the library’s online resources to identify…

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SEA Change Social Enterprise Accelerator Pitch Event

August 22, 2018 5:30 pm @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Sea change

Looking to learn about social enterprise, meet like-minded innovators, or just be inspired by Columbus' entrepreneurial movers and shakers? The SEA Change Demo Day will showcase the latest batch of social enterprises to make it through the SEA Change Social Enterprise Accelerator in a fast-paced pitch competition– and we'll announce investment in the top organizations at the end of the event. Last year, over $100,000 was invested. This night is the culmination of a 14-week course designed to help entrepreneurs…

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Grants for Nonprofits

August 28, 2018 9:30 pm @ 9:30 pm - 11:30 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Free!

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 from 1-5 p.m. to get the help you need. Grants for Nonprofits Learn about library resources, such as the Foundation Center and its databases, to…

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October 2018

Columbus After WWI: Local Historians Consider WWI’s Impact at the Centennial

October 2, 2018 7:00 pm @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Panel Moderator: Dr. Megan Threlkeld, Denison University Panelists: Nancy Recchie, Jeff Darbee, Barbara Powers, and Dennis Keesee This event features four prominent local historians, who will discuss the impact of WWI on the built landscape of Columbus. The event is free, but registration is required. THIS PROGRAM IS MADE POSSIBLE IN PART BY OHIO HUMANITIES, A STATE AFFILIATE OF THE NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES. ANY VIEWS, FINDINGS, CONCLUSIONS, OR RECOMMENDATIONS EXPRESSED IN THIS PROGRAM DO NOT NECESSARILY REFLECT THOSE…

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Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

October 11, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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book sale

The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is holding its annual Big Book Sale, selling books and other library materials that are no longer suitable for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s collection. Children’s books start at $1, paperback books at $2, hardback books at $3, CDs at $2 and DVDs at $3 (unless otherwise noted). Proceeds support Columbus Metropolitan Library’s programs and services. MEMBERS ONLY SALE Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:30 – 8:30 PM Friends of the Library members only GENERAL SALE…

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Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

October 11, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Free
book sale

The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is holding its annual Big Book Sale, selling books and other library materials that are no longer suitable for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s collection. Children’s books start at $1, paperback books at $2, hardback books at $3, CDs at $2 and DVDs at $3 (unless otherwise noted). Proceeds support Columbus Metropolitan Library’s programs and services. MEMBERS ONLY SALE Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:30 – 8:30 PM Friends of the Library members only GENERAL SALE…

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Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

October 11, 2018 4:30 pm @ 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Free
book sale

The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is holding its annual Big Book Sale, selling books and other library materials that are no longer suitable for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s collection. Children’s books start at $1, paperback books at $2, hardback books at $3, CDs at $2 and DVDs at $3 (unless otherwise noted). Proceeds support Columbus Metropolitan Library’s programs and services. MEMBERS ONLY SALE Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:30 – 8:30 PM Friends of the Library members only GENERAL SALE…

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How Beautiful am I: New Interpretations of the Harlem Renaissance

October 11, 2018 6:00 pm @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Harlem Renaissance in columbus

As Columbus celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Renaissance the Columbus Metropolitan Libary's Carnegie Gallery will host How Beautiful Am I: New Interpretations of the Harlem Renaissance. Contemporary artists from the Columbus community have been asked to create work inspired by one of the many cultural producers of the Harlem Renaissance including visual artists, musicians, writers, activists, etc. This event is free and open to the public. Cover image by Queen Brooks.

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Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

October 12, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Free
book sale

The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is holding its annual Big Book Sale, selling books and other library materials that are no longer suitable for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s collection. Children’s books start at $1, paperback books at $2, hardback books at $3, CDs at $2 and DVDs at $3 (unless otherwise noted). Proceeds support Columbus Metropolitan Library’s programs and services. MEMBERS ONLY SALE Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:30 – 8:30 PM Friends of the Library members only GENERAL SALE…

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Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

October 13, 2018 10:00 am @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Free
book sale

The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is holding its annual Big Book Sale, selling books and other library materials that are no longer suitable for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s collection. Children’s books start at $1, paperback books at $2, hardback books at $3, CDs at $2 and DVDs at $3 (unless otherwise noted). Proceeds support Columbus Metropolitan Library’s programs and services. MEMBERS ONLY SALE Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:30 – 8:30 PM Friends of the Library members only GENERAL SALE…

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Friends of the Library Big Book Sale

October 14, 2018 1:00 pm @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Free
book sale

The Friends of the Columbus Metropolitan Library is holding its annual Big Book Sale, selling books and other library materials that are no longer suitable for Columbus Metropolitan Library’s collection. Children’s books start at $1, paperback books at $2, hardback books at $3, CDs at $2 and DVDs at $3 (unless otherwise noted). Proceeds support Columbus Metropolitan Library’s programs and services. MEMBERS ONLY SALE Thursday, October 11, 2018 4:30 – 8:30 PM Friends of the Library members only GENERAL SALE…

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Halloween Tales for the Season – Stories at the Main

October 29, 2018 6:30 pm @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Looking for a way to share or hear stories about the season? Enjoy an evening of scary, inspiring or humorous stories. In addition to invited tellers, a bucket draw at 6:15 PM will be held to select more storytellers for the evening. Come and submit your name. Costumes for storytellers encouraged. Invite friends. make it a date night, or just come to explore something interesting. You may be too old for trick or treating but you can still enjoy Halloween.…

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January 2019

Council President Pro Tem Stinziano January Community Hours

January 30 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Council President Pro Tem Michael Stinziano will hold Community Hours in January across the City to listen to the issues and concerns of Columbus residents. “Significant issues confront our diverse City every day. I want to hear, firsthand, from my constituents about what concerns them as we work together to make our neighborhoods the best places to live, work, start a business and raise a family in Ohio,” said Stinziano. Community Hours offer citizens the opportunity to tell Council President…

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May 2019

The Great Hopewell Road: Ohio’s Ancient Superhighway

May 3 @ 10:00 am - May 4 @ 12:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Ohio History Connection’s Curator of Archaeology, Dr. Brad Lepper, joins us to explore the Great Hopewell Road. A set of parallel earthen walls were built by Native American Hopewell people who lived in Ohio circa 1-400 AD. The road’s ultimate destination is a mystery, but it may have been a route of pilgrimage that connected the two grandest centers of the Hopewell world: the Newark Earthworks and the Hopewell Mounds near Chillicothe - more than 60 miles away.

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July 2019

The Borgen Project Information Event

July 10 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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The Borgen Project is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting extreme poverty. In this informational event, you will find ways where you can volunteer and even get an internship opportunity!

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Open House: A guided Forum about Affordable Housing

July 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Renter Mentor is a startup that connects people to affordable housing through a progressive mobile application. Our advanced profile-review and rating system, will allow for better vetting, improved access, and the ability to hold tenants and landlords responsible for their actions in the housing market. Through community partnerships, we help to bring accountability, clarity and efficiency to the affordable housing market. The group gained its momentum through the Give Back Hack launchpad this past April and is currently participating in…

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September 2019

SEA Change Pitch Day 2019

September 11 @ 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Want to learn more about social entrepreneurship, network with innovators, and celebrate the movers and shakers in our community? About this Event Join us as we celebrate the debut of over a dozen home-grown social enterprises creating change for our neighborhoods and beyond. The SEA Change Accelerator Pitch Day will showcase the latest cohort of SEA Change, an Ohio-based social enterprise accelerator that combines online classes with in-person connections and resources. These finalists will compete for funding, and they need…

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October 2019

Family History Day 2019

October 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Columbus Metropolitan Library (Main Branch), 96 S. Grant Ave.
Columbus, OH 43215 United States
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Family History Day with Tony Burroughs Join us Saturday, Oct. 5 for a full day of genealogy and history activities. Bring your questions and genealogy research to get help from Main Library’s Local History & Genealogy staff. Tony Burroughs, founder and CEO of the Center for Black Genealogy, will present four informative lectures: The Nature of Genealogy Identifying Slave Owners Military Research Order Out of Chaos

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