FEB 18: Book Bash, Mardi Gras-style

January 3, 2012

It’s a Mardi Gras party at the Library after hours!

The third Book Bash—presented by the GHPL Foundation to benefit the Grandview Library Endowment Fund—takes place on Saturday, February 18, from 7-10 pm.

This year’s theme celebrates the spirit of New Orleans with King Cake, Mardi Gras masks, beads, raffle, music, food & drink, and more.

RSVP today and laissez les bons temps rouler (let the good times roll)!

  • MUSIC by Dean Marcellana & Clave Sonic, performing a jazzy twist on Cajun music.
    • Beer, wine, and soda.
    • One complimentary beverage.

    • You could win one of 40 great prizes from local businesses.

    • Couple $75 in advance, $85 at door.
    • Individual $40 in advance, $45 at door.
    • All Book Bash donations are tax deductible.
    • Advance registration deadline: February 12.

  • RSVP & PAY

    1. RSVP: foundation@ghpl.org with names of attendee(s)
    2. PAY
      • by PayPal: Click the button below
      • by check: Deliver checks (payable to “GLEF”) & include name of attendee(s) to the Library Circulation desk, or mail them to: Book Bash, 1685 W. First Ave., Columbus OH 43212.

This year’s Book Bash is sponsored by O’Malley Real Estate (1243 Grandview Avenue, 614-486-0400), Mohr Wealth Managementand a host of community businesses contributing raffle prizes. Thank you!



2012 Book Bash co-sponsors Ron Mohr of Mohr Wealth Management (left) and Michael Allardyce of O’Malley Real Estate.

New books: February 2012

December 30, 2011

Use your Grandview Library card to search & reserve the books below.

Just enter the titles into our catalog from your computer, or call Circulation at 614-486-2951 to have a staff member place a hold for you.

Want more? Find new books, movies & music.
Love digital materials? Download books, movies & music.

The titles below that are not at the Grandview Library may be borrowed for you from our consortium libraries.

NEW FICTION: February 2012

  • George Alex — A Good American
  • Cristina Alger — The Darlings
  • Ramona Ausubel — No One Is Here Except All of Us
  • Julianna Baggott — Pure
  • Josh Bazell — Wild Thing
  • M.C. Beaton — Death of a Kingfisher
  • Alex Berenson — The Shadow Patrol: A John Wells Novel
  • Peter Cameron — Coral Glynn
  • Dan Chaon — Stay Awake: Stories
  • Jennifer Chiaverini — Sonoma Rose: An Elm Creek Quilts Novel
  • Deborah Coonts — So Damn Lucky
  • Deborah Crombie — No Mark Upon Her
  • MaryJanice Davidson — Yours, Mine, and Ours
  • Frank DeLaney — The Last Storyteller: A Novel of Ireland
  • Tatiana De Rosnay — The House I Loved
  • Amber Dermont — The Starboard Sea
  • John Donatich — The Variations
  • Sam Eastland — Archive 17: A Novel of Suspense
  • Anna Funder — All That I Am
  • Lisa Gardner — Catch Me
  • Paul Garrison — Robert Ludlum’s The Janson Command
  • Paul Grossman — Children of Wrath
  • Elizabeth Hand — Available Dark: A Thriller
  • Kim Harrison — A Perfect Blood
  • Joan Hess — Deader Homes and Gardens: A Claire Malloy Mystery
  • Pam Houston — Contents May Have Shifted
  • Eowyn Ivey — The Snow Child
  • J.A. Jance — Left for Dead
  • Jonathan Kellerman — Victims: An Alex Delaware Novel
  • Erin Kelly — The Dark Rose
  • Sophie Kinsella — I’ve Got Your Number
  • Tom Knox — The Lost Goddess
  • Krys Lee — Drifting House
  • Lisa Lutz — Trail of the Spellmans: Document #5
  • Thomas Mallon — Watergate
  • Richard Mason — History of a Pleasure Seeker
  • Jonathan Odell — The Healing
  • Kristina Ohlsson — Unwanted
  • Michael Palmer — Oath of Office
  • James Patterson & Mark Sullivan — Private Games
  • Matthew Pearl — The Technologists
  • Anne Rice — The Wolf Gift
  • Lucinda Riley — The Orchid House
  • J.D. Robb — Celebrity in Death
  • Peter Robinson — Before the Poison
  • Michael Robotham — Bleed for Me
  • Andromeda Romano-Lax — The Detour
  • David Rosenfelt — Heart of a Killer
  • Matt Ruff — The Mirage
  • Kim Scott — That Deadman Dance
  • Dana Stabenow — Restless in the Grave: A Kate Shugak Novel
  • Ellen Ullman — By Blood
  • Katie Ward — Girl Reading
  • Lauren Willig — The Garden Intrigue: A Pink Carnation Novel

NEW NONFICTION: February 2012

  • Mimi Alford — Once Upon a Secret: My Affair with President John F. Kennedy and Its Aftermath
  • Peggielene Bartels — King Peggy: An American Secretary, Her Royal Destiny, and the Inspiring Story of How She Changed an African Village
  • Raymond Bonner — Anatomy of Injustice: A Murder Case Gone Wrong
  • Katherine Boo — Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death, and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity
  • Scotty Bowers &  Lionel Friedberg — Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
  • Christopher Bram — Eminent Outlaws: The Gay Writers Who Changed America
  • William Broad — The Science of Yoga: The Myths and the Rewards
  • Stacy A. Cordery — Juliette Gordon Low: The Remarkable Founder of the Girl Scouts
  • Gregory Crouch — China’s Wings: War, Intrigue, Romance, and Adventure in the Middle Kingdom During the Golden Age of Flight
  • Pamel Druckerman — Bringing up Bébé: One American Mother Discovers the Wisdom of Parenting
  • Natalie Dykstra — Clover Adams: A Gilded and Heartbreaking Life
  • Russ Feingold — While America Sleeps: A Wake-Up Call for the Post-9/11 Era
  • Deborah Feldman — Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots
  • Michael R. Gordon & Gen. Bernard E. Trainor — The End Game: The Hidden History of America’s Struggle to Build Democracy in Iraq
  • Dave Isay — All There Is: Love Stories from Storycorps
  • Simcha Jacobovici — The Jesus Discovery: The New Archaeological Find that Reveals & James D. Tabor the Birth of Christianity
  • Tony Judt &  Timothy Snyder — Thinking the Twentieth Century
  • Robert Kanigel — On an Irish Island
  • Jonathan Kellerman — Silent Partner (Graphic Novel)
  • Toby Lester — Da Vinci’s Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image
  • Alexander Masters — Simon: The Genius in My Basement
  • Eilat Negev &  Yehuda Koren — The First Lady of Fleet Street: The Life of Rachel Beer: Crusading Heiress and Newspaper Pioneer
  • Anne-Marie O’Connor — The Lady in Gold: The Extraordinary Tale of Gustav Klimt’s Masterpiece, Portrait of Adele Bloch-Bauer
  • Stephen R. Platt — Autumn in the Heavenly Kingdom: China, the West, and the Epic Story of the Taiping Civil War
  • Eyal Press — Beautiful Souls: Saying No, Breaking Ranks, and Heeding the Voice of Conscience in Dark Times
  • Joe Sacco — Journalism
  • Sebastian Seung — Connectome: How the Brain’s Wiring Makes Us Who We Are
  • Noam Scheiber — The Escape Artists
  • Ira Shapiro — The Last Great Senate: Courage and Statesmanship in Times of Crisis
  • Charlotte Silver — Charlotte Au Chocolat: Memories of a Restaurant Girlhood
  • Jean Edward Smith — Eisenhower in War and Peace
  • Timothy Stanley — The Crusader: The Life and Tumultuous Times of Pat Buchanan
  • Craig Taylor — Londoners: The Days and Nights of London Now—As Told by Those Who Love It, Hate It, Left It, and Long for It
  • Barrett Tillman — Enterprise: America’s Fightingest Ship and the Men Who Helped Win World War II
  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson — Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier
  • David C. Unger — The Emergency State: America’s Pursuit of Absolute Security at All Costs
  • Mikey Walsh — Gypsy Boy: My Life in the Secret World of the Romany Gypsies
  • Doron Weber — Immortal Bird: A Family Memoir
  • Ali Wentworth — Ali in Wonderland: And Other Tall Tales
  • Jim Yardley — Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing

We’re one of America’s best libraries

December 1, 2011

The Grandview Heights Public Library has been recognized as a five-star library and the best public library in America in its category!

This marks the fourth consecutive time the Grandview Library has received five stars from The Library Journal Index of Public Library Service, a national rating of public libraries.

The index identifies 262 “star” libraries (out of  7,513 public libraries) in its America’s Star Libraries 2011. It is based on 2009 data from the IMLS—circulation, visits, program attendance and Internet use, each per capita.

Thank you for making your Library great! We are proud to provide the services this community loves and supports. We are the place where the community connects!

In addition to the Grandview Library, four other Franklin County library systems received five-star ratings:

Learn about our Library Journal five-star ratings in 2009 (Round One and Two) & 2010, and our Hennen’s American Public Library Ratings Top 10 rankings in 2010 (#3), 2009 (#4), and 2008 (#9).

Questions? Call Administration at 614-486-2954.

New books: January 2012

November 28, 2011

Use your Grandview Library card to search & reserve the books below.

Just enter the titles into our catalog from your computer, or call Circulation at 614-486-2951 to have a staff member place a hold for you.

Want more? Find new books, movies & music.
Love digital materials? Download books, movies & music.

The titles below that are not at the Grandview Library may be borrowed for you from our consortium libraries.

NEW FICTION: January 2012

  • Lara Adrian—Darker After Midnight: A Midnight Breed Novel
  • Ayad Akhtar—American Dervish
  • Alice Albinia—Leela’s Book
  • Niccolò Ammaniti—Me and You
  • Shalom Auslander—Hope: A Tragedy
  • Ellis Avery—The Last Nude
  • Nevada Barr—The Rope: An Anna Pigeon Novel
  • Dave Barry & Alan Zweibel—Lunatics
  • Greg Bear —Halo: Primordium
  • Naomi Benaron—Running the Rift
  • Larry Bond & Jim DeFelice—Larry Bond’s Red Dragon Rising: Shock of War
  • Ryan Boudinot—Blueprints of the Afterlife
  • John Burdett—Vulture Peak: A Sonchai Jitpleecheep Novel
  • Thomas M. Caplan—The Spy Who Jumped Off the Screen
  • Orson Scott Card—Shadows In Flight
  • Donato Carrisi—The Whisperer
  • Mary Jane Clark—The Look of Love: A Piper Donovan Mystery
  • Bernard Cornwell—Death of Kings
  • Robert Crais—Taken
  • Tim Dorsey—Pineapple Grenade
  • Erin Duffy—Bond Girl
  • Joe Dunthorne—Wild Abandon
  • Janet Evanovich—Love in a Nutshell
  • Amy Franklin-Willis—The Lost Saints of Tennessee
  • Dalton Fury—Black Site: A Delta Force Novel
  • Elizabeth George—Believing the Lie
  • Alex Gilvarry—From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant
  • James Grippando—Need You Now
  • Seré Prince Halverson—The Underside of Joy
  • Kristin Hannah—Home Front
  • Mo Hayder—Hanging Hill
  • Brian Herbert & Kevin J. Anderson—Sisterhood of Dune
  • Jack Higgins—A Devil is Waiting
  • Rachel Hore—A Place of Secrets
  • Michel Houellebecq—The Map and the Territory
  • Joshilyn Jackson—A Grown-Up Kind of Pretty
  • Adam Johnson—The Orphan Master’s Son
  • Christopher Morgan Jones—The Silent Oligarch
  • Darynda Jones—Third Grave Dead Ahead
  • Faye Kellerman—Gun Games: A Decker/Lazarus Novel
  • Jayne Ann Krentz—Copper Beach: A Dark Legacy Novel
  • William Landay—Defending Jacob
  • Stephanie Laurens— The Capture of the Earl of Glencrae
  • Elmore Leonard—Raylan
  • John Lescroart—The Hunter
  • Penelope Lively—How It All Began
  • Margot Livesey —The Flight of Gemma Hardy
  • Bret Lott—Dead Low Tide: A Novel
  • Ben Marcus—The Flame Alphabet
  • Val McDermid—The Retribution
  • Leslie Meier—Chocolate Covered Murder
  • Fern Michaels—Deadline
  • Liz Moore—Heft: A Novel
  • Walter Mosley—All I Did Was Shoot My Man: A Leonid McGill Mystery
  • Carol O’Connell—The Chalk Girl: A Mallory Novel
  • Daniel O’Malley—The Rook
  • Stewart O’Nan—The Odds: A Love Story
  • Sara Paretsky—Breakdown: A V.I. Warshawski Novel
  • T. Jefferson Parker—The Jaguar: A Charlie Hood Novel
  • James Patterson & Maxine Paetro—Private: #1 Suspect
  • George Peleconos—What It Was
  • Stef Penney—The Invisible Ones
  • Elliot Perlman—The Street Sweeper
  • Gin Phillips—Come In and Cover Me
  • Douglas Preston & Lincoln Child—Gideon’s Corpse
  • Matthew Reilly—Scarecrow Returns
  • William Ryan—The Darkening Field
  • Tom Rob Smith—Agent 6: A Novel
  • Dan Simmons—Phases of Gravity
  • David Snodin—Iago: A Novel
  • Eva Stachniak—The Winter Palace: A Novel of Catherine the Great
  • Edward St. Aubyn—At Last
  • Brad Taylor—All Necessary Force
  • Charles Todd—The Confession: An Inspector Ian Rutledge Mystery
  • Thrity Umrigar—The World We Found
  • Hilma Wolitzer—An Available Man
  • Jacqueline Yallop—Obedience

NEW NONFICTION: January 2012

  • Lori AndrewsI Know Who You Are and I Saw What You Did: Social Networks and the Death of Privacy
  • John M. Barry—Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty
  • Diane Brady—Fraternity: In 1968, a Visionary Priest Recruited 20 Black Men to the College of the Holy Cross and Changed Their Lives and the Course of History
  • Paula Broadwell & Vernon Loeb—All In: The Education of General David Petraeus
  • Stephen R. Covey, et al.Smart Trust: Creating Prosperity, Energy, and Joy in a Low-Trust World
  • Stephen DavisMore Room in a Broken Heart: The True Adventures of Carly Simon
  • Laurent Dubois—Haiti: The Aftershocks of History
  • Thomas Edsall—The Age of Austerity: How Scarcity Will Remake American Politics
  • Robert Fitzpatrick & Jon Land—Betrayal: Whitey Bulger and the FBI Agent Who Fought to Bring Him Down
  • Caitlin Flanagan—Girl Land
  • Julia Fox—Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile
  • Thomas Frank—Pity the Billionaire: The Unlikely Resurgence of the American Right
  • William H. Gass—Life Sentences: Literary Judgments and Accounts
  • Wael Ghonim—Revolution 2.0: A Memoir and Call to Action
  • William Gibson—Distrust That Particular Flavor
  • Elizabeth Hasselbeck—Deliciously G-Free: Food So Flavorful They’ll Never Believe It’s Gluten-Free
  • Doc Hendley—Wine to Water: A Bartender’s Quest to Bring Clean Water to the World
  • Andrea Hiott—Thinking Small: the Long, Strange Trip of the Volkswagen Beetle
  • Jennifer Hudson—I Got This: How I Lost What Weighed Me Down and Found Myself
  • Pico Iyer—The Man Within My Head
  • Jodi Kantor—The Obamas
  • Ashraf Khalil—Liberation Square: Inside the Egyptian Revolution and the Rebirth of a Nation
  • Michael Kranish & Scott Helman—The Real Romney
  • Lawrence KraussA Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
  • Chris Kyle, et al.—American Sniper: The Autobiography of the Most Lethal Sniper in U.S. Military History
  • Walter Laqueur—After the Fall: The End of the European Dream and the Decline of a Continent
  • Robert Leleux—The Living End: A Family Memoir of Forgetting and Forgiving
  • Harriet Lerner—Marriage Rules: A Manual for the Married and the Coupled Up
  • Gary Marcus—Guitar Zero: On Becoming Musical
  • Bob Marley—The Future Is the Beginning: The Words and Wisdom of Bob Marley
  • Andrew Marr—The Real Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
  • John Matteson—The Lives of Margaret Fuller: A Biography
  • Emma Pearse—Sophie: The Incredible True Story of the Castaway Dog
  • Stef Penney—The Invisible Ones
  • Margaret Powell—Below Stairs: The Classic Kitchen Maid’s Memoir That Inspired “Upstairs, Downstairs” and “Downton Abbey”
  • Roger Rosenblatt—Kayak Morning: Reflections on Love, Grief, and Small Boats
  • Gil Scott-Heron— The Last Holiday
  • Deborah Scroggins—Wanted Women: Faith, Lies, and the War on Terror: The Lives of Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Aafia Siddiqui
  • Julia Flynn Siler—Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America’s First Imperial Adventure
  • Kevin Smith—Tough Sh*t: Life Advice from a Fat, Lazy Slob Who Did Good
  • Sally Bedell Smith—Elizabeth the Queen: Inside the Life of a Modern Monarch
  • Philip Taubman—The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb
  • David Treuer—Rez Life: An Indian’s Journey Through Reservation Life
  • Tricia Tunstall—Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music
  • Alec Wilkinson—The Ice Balloon: S.A. Andree and the Heroic Age of Arctic Exploration

Catalog down at 6 pm on Sat, Nov 26

November 23, 2011

Our catalog will be unavailable Saturday, November 26, beginning at 6 pm, for system maintenance.

We hope the work will be easy & quick. Thank you for your patience!

Questions? Call Circulation at 614-486-2951.

Handmade Remembrance Tree ornaments

November 16, 2011

Purchase an ornament in honor or in memory of someone special, and help decorate the Grandview Library’s Remembrance Tree, located in our Atrium during the holidays.
These felt snowman star ornaments were designed & handmade by Grandview resident Nancy Kukla!
The minimum donation is $15. Use this form (PDF) or pick one up in the Atrium.
Please consider a donation to the annual Remembrance Tree campaign to honor or remember someone special during the holiday season.

We truly appreciate the great support the Grandview Library receives from you!

Questions? Call Connie Frecker at 614-486-2954.

New events through May 2012

November 14, 2011

It’s a new season of events, concerts & fun at the Grandview Library!

Join us for fascinating talks, great workshops, live music, and fun for all ages.

Find out what’s happening December 2011-May 2012.










NOV. 8: Vote in the General Election

November 2, 2011

Exercise your right to vote!

Learn about statewide issues and get voter information from:

Get your forms at the Grandview Library, available at the Circulation desk:

At a table just inside the parking lot doors, the Library provides:

  • Voter Information Bulletins from the League of Women Voters of Ohio
  • Campaign literature from a variety of local candidates & groups

Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.

New books: December 2011

October 28, 2011

Use your Grandview Library card to search & reserve the books below.

Just enter the titles into our catalog from your computer, or call Circulation at 614-486-2951 to have a staff member place a hold for you.

Want more? Find new books, movies & music.
Love digital materials? Download books, movies & music.

The titles below that are not at the Grandview Library may be borrowed for you from our consortium libraries.

NEW FICTION: December 2011

  • Daniel Black—Twelve Gates to the City: A Novel
  • Stephen J. Cannell—Vigilante: A Shane Scully Novel
  • Robin Cook—Death Benefit
  • Patricia Cornwell—Red Mist: A Scarpetta Novel
  • Mary Daheim—The Alpine Winter: An Emma Lord Mystery
  • Juliet Dark—The Demon Lover
  • Anita Desai—The Artist of Disappearance
  • Laura DiSilverio—Swift Edge: A Mystery
  • Nick Drake—Egypt: The Book of Chaos
  • Christine Feehan—Spirit Bound: A Sea Haven Novel
  • Monica Ferris—Threadbare: A Needlecraft Mystery
  • Diana Gabaldon—The Scottish Prisoner: A Lord John Novel
  • W.E.B. Griffin—Covert Warriors: A Presidential Agent Novel
  • Tami Hoag—Down the Darkest Road
  • Anne Holt—1222: A Hanne Wilhelmsen Novel
  • Stephen Hunter—Soft Target: A Thriller
  • Conn Iggulden—Conqueror: A Novel of Kublai Khan
  • Eloisa James—The Duke is Mine
  • Raymond Khoury—The Devil’s Elixir
  • Dean R. Koontz—77 Shadow Street
  • Sara Levine—Treasure Island!!!
  • Alexander McCall Smith—The Forgotten Affairs of Youth: An Isabel Dalhousie Novel
  • Karen Robards—Sleepwalker
  • Michael Scott & Colette Freedman—Thirteen Hallows
  • Natasha Solomons—The House at Tyneford
  • Paul Theroux—Murder in Mount Holly
  • Luis Alberto Urrea—Queen of America: A Novel
  • Stuart Woods—D.C. Dead: A Stone Barrington Novel
  • Anthony E. Zuiker & Duane Swierczynski—Dark Revelations: A Level 26 Thriller Featuring Steve Dark

NEW NONFICTION: December 2011

  • Catharine Arnold—Sexual History of London
  • Richard Bonin—Arrows of the Night: Ahmad Chalabi’s Long Journey to Triumph in Iraq
  • Big Boy—An XL Life: Staying Big at Half the Size
  • Donna Britt—Brothers (& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving
  • His Holiness the Dalai Lama—Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World
  • Joan Didion—Blue Nights
  • Mike Dowling—Sergeant Rex: The Unbreakable Bond Between a Marine and His Military Working Dog
  • John Feinstein—Best Seat in the House: One on One with the Greats in the Game
  • Christopher Goffard—You Will See Fire: A Search for Justice in Kenya
  • Allan Massie—The Royal Stuarts: A History of the Family that Shaped Britain
  • Randy Roberts—A Team for America: When West Point Football Rallied a Nation at War
  • Robin S. Rosenberg—The Psychology of the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo: Understanding Lisbeth Salander and Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy
  • Ntozake Shange—Lost in Language & Sound: A Memoir of Coming to the Arts: Or How I Found My Way to the Arts: Essays
  • Julia Flynn Siler—Lost Kingdom: Hawaii’s Last Queen, the Sugar Kings and America’s First Imperial Adventure
  • Adam Sisman—An Honourable Englishman: The Life of Hugh Trevor-Roper
  • Eric Weiner—Man Seeks God: My Flirtations with the Divine
  • Kimberly Willis—The Little Book of Diet Help: Truth, Tips, Therapy—And Just a Touch of Bullying
  • Anthony Zuiker & Todd Gold—Mr. CSI: How a Vegas Dreamer Made a Killing in Hollywood, One Body at a Time

Beggars Night: Mon, Oct 31

October 28, 2011

Beggars Night for Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff takes place on Monday, October 31, from 6-8 pm.

Stop by the Library & show us your costume! We will be offering trinkets at any of our desks during Beggars Night.

Learn about Beggars Nights, haunted houses, and other spooky activities in Central Ohio at The Columbus Dispatch’s Halloween page