Take The Whole Fam To This Year’s Family Programming At The Main Library

Looking for something fun and free to do with the kids? Don’t overlook the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

The library was my favorite place to go as a kid. I loved reading anything and everything I could get my hands on, and the library always seemed like a chance to endlessly explore new worlds. But the Library isn’t just about books anymore. It’s a place where families can gather to share new experiences.

The Columbus Main Library has great, family-centric events all year long. The library offers everything from concerts to hands-on science events.

Ready for Kindergarten Family Storytime

When: Recurring event. Click here to check your date!
What: Help get your pre-k kiddo ready to head to school with storytime at the library. Families can work on reading skills together, through fun activities and stories.

Urban Strings Concertt

When: Sunday, Feb. 23 at 3 p.m.
What: Celebrate Black History Month at the Urban Strings Concert. Youth string ensembles will perform inspiring and upbeat music from popular African-American composers and arrangers.

Cellos in the Atrium

When: Sunday, March 29 at 2 p.m.
What: Why, cello there! Kids and Adults are invited to Cellos in the Atrium, a concert of chamber music by the rising cellists of the Columbus Cello School.

Hansel & Gretel

When: Tuesday, April 7 at 10:30 a.m.
What: Hear a whimsical performance of the classic Brothers Grimm fairy tale. Through music and singing, kids K-5 will explore themes of the struggle between right and wrong.

Hands On Chemistry

When: Saturday, Oct. 24 from 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
What: It’s science time! The American Chemistry Society will be bringing science to life in a hands-on demos about physical, earth, and space sciences.

Holiday Open House

When: Tuesday, Dec. 1 from 6-8 p.m.
What: The Huntington Holiday Train has become quite the holiday tradition for many families. The train will launch on December first and the open house event will have plenty to do, including holiday crafts, live music, refreshments, and special guests.

Originally published 2/5/18. Updated 2/20/20.
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