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1685 West First Avenue
Columbus, OH 43212

Phone Numbers
(614) 486-2951 Circulation
(614) 481-3776 Reference
(614) 481-3778 Youth Services
(614) 486-2954 Administration

HOURS
10 am-8:30 pm Mon-Thurs
10 am-6 pm Friday
10 am-5 pm Saturday
1-5 pm Sunday

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MUSIC
Freegal (Free mobile apps: Android, iPhone). Download free, legal music (MP3) from Sony Music's huge collection. Limit: Three downloads each week.

E-BOOKS
Freading (free mobile apps: Android, Apple, Kindle Fire). Compatible devices include e-readers, smartphones, tablets, and computers. Get access to all titles—no holds or waiting lists. Not currently available for Kindle.

E-BOOKS / AUDIOBOOKS / MOVIES
Digital Downloads (free mobile apps). Download books, movies & music, including on your Amazon Kindle.

HAVE A QUESTION?
Ask A Librarian (free Apple mobile apps). Live online help from a Reference Librarian 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

HAVE A HOMEWORK QUESTION?
Live Homework Help (free Apple mobile apps). Students K-12 & adult learners: Get help from an online tutor every day, 3-11 pm. Spanish help available in math & science Sun-Thurs, 3-10 pm. Generously funded by the Grandview Library Foundation.

LANGUAGE LESSONS
Mango Languages (free mobile apps: iPhone, iPad, or iPad). Free online language lessons that are quick & easy.

RESEARCH
Gale Virtual Reference Library (free mobile app). Encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.

World Book (mobile version). Research tools, including encyclopedia articles and primary source collections.

Wilson Biography Reference Bank (mobile version). Information for more than 550,000 people worldwide from ancient history through present day.

Ohio Legal Forms (free mobile app).
ReferenceUSA (free app for Apple iPad with iOS 4.0 or later). 14 million U.S. businesses (updated monthly) and over 100 million U.S. residents (updated continuously) to aid in job searching, market research, and locating friends and relatives.

EbscoHost Research Databases (mobile version). Subscription-only, Internet-based collection of periodical & pamphlet databases. Provides abstracts & indexing for more than 3,600 periodicals and includes searchable, full text for more than 1,700 periodicals and pamphlets. (Provided by OPLIN)

Opposing Viewpoints (free mobile app). Social topics with newspaper, magazine, and viewpoint articles, plus overviews, statistics, images, podcasts, and more.
July 30, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Reward yourself for a summer of reading by bringing the whole family to enjoy a hilarious performance by Mr. Puppet on Wednesday, July 30, at 7 pm!
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July 30, 2014
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A celebration of reading! 

Read each selection & join staffer Wendy Wise for a spirited discussion!  

Last Wednesday of each month at 7 pm in the Conference Room.

  • July 30: Dracula by Bram Stoker

Nosferatu, Moroi, Civatateo, Jiangshi, Bruxas…

Virtually every culture has some form of vampire myth or folklore and popular vampire literature has exploded over the past decades. What is it that we find so compelling about the idea of the undead and their bloodsucking ways?

In 1897 Irishman Bram Stoker published the best known vampire novel of all time – Dracula. The story is told through the letters of Jonathan Harker, an English solicitor who has travelled to Transylvania to go over a real estate transaction with an eccentric client, Count Dracula. Eventually Harker is abandoned there while the Count travels to London in search of Harker’s fiancée.

Stoker, a contemporary of Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, churned out a number of gothic and horror novels to supplement his income and, upon review, Dracula was compared favorably to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the tales of Edgar Allan Poe. In addition to some factual historical detail, Dracula touches on the subjects of colonialism, the role of women in Victorian society, and sexual conventions of the day.

Check for available copies of Dracula by Bram Stoker at the Circulation Desk or through our catalog, where you can find the book, CD, or large print edition. It is also available as an e-book or e-audiobook through our Digital Downloads in our Digital Library

Please join us for our discussion on the July 30!


COMING UP

  • August 27: Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice
  • September 24: The House Girl by Tara Conklin
  • October 29: A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin
  • November 19: The Mercury 13: The Untold Story of Thirteen American Women and the Dream of Space Flight by Martha Ackmann


Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.


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July 31, 2014
10:15 am - 10:45 am

STORY TIMES
No registration required  

Pre-K Music Play 
(ages 3-5)
Mondays: 11-11:45 am  
June 9—August 4

Summer Stories on the Lawn
(kids of all ages)
Tuesdays: 10:15-10:45 am  
June 10—August 5 
Bring a blanket and enjoy the fun! 

Baby Games
(ages 0-18 months)
Thursdays: 10:15-10:45 am & 11:15-11:45 am
June 12—August 7

Story time Yoga
(ages 3-5, with parent or caregiver)
Fridays: 10:30-11:15 am
June 13—July 18 (except 7/4)
Good for the mind and the body too! Join yoga instructor Keisa Lee for stories and yoga all in one. Parent and child should wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited. Please register in Youth Services or by calling 481-3778 beginning one week prior to each date. Friends of the Grandview Library registration: 2 weeks prior.


Questions? Call Youth Services at 614-481-3778.


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August 1, 2014
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Art Exhibits              

  • August: Photography by Debbie Knight & Dalton Bosley 
  • September: Photography by Tony Mendoza
  • October: Photography by Tom Etter
  • November: Paintings by Jon Browning 

Coordinated by the Grandview Heights/Marble Cliff Arts Council: Ruthanne James, President, artraj@att.net, 614-486-6456.


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August 4, 2014
11:00 am - 11:45 am

STORY TIMES
No registration required  

Pre-K Music Play 
(ages 3-5)
Mondays: 11-11:45 am  
June 9—August 4

Summertime Stories on the Lawn
(kids of all ages)
Tuesdays: 10:15-10:45 am  
June 10—August 5 
Bring a blanket and enjoy the fun! 

Baby Games
(ages 0-18 months)
Thursdays: 10:15-10:45 am & 11:15-11:45 am
June 12—August 7

Story time Yoga
(ages 3-5, with parent or caregiver)
Fridays: 10:30-11:15 am
June 13—July 18 (except 7/4)
Good for the mind and the body too! Join yoga instructor Keisa Lee for stories and yoga all in one. Parent and child should wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited. Please register in Youth Services or by calling 481-3778 beginning one week prior to each date. Friends of the Grandview Library registration: 2 weeks prior.


Questions? Call Youth Services at 614-481-3778.


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August 4, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Nothing cools you off more during the sweltering summer months than watching people even sweatier than you are. With this in mind, the Grandview Library presents four perspiration-charged masterpieces sure to make you reach for the nearest pitcher of ice water.

Mondays in August at 6 pm:

  • 8/4: Duel in the Sun (1946)
    Overbaked Western melodrama with Gregory Peck and Jennifer Jones in passionate love/hate relationship.

  • 8/11: The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948)
    One of Humphrey Bogart's best and most intense performances in John Huston's sweltering morality tale.

  • 8/18: Cool Hand Luke (1967)
    Paul Newman plays Luke and George Kennedy won an Oscar in this sweaty flick where the only thing cool is the title.

  • 8/25: For a Few Dollars More (1965)
    The second of Sergio Leone's heated Spaghetti Westerns with Clint Eastwood as the Man with No Name. For mature audiences only. 

All movies are shown in large-screen digital projection.


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August 5, 2014
10:15 am - 10:45 am

STORY TIMES
No registration required  

Pre-K Music Play 
(ages 3-5)
Mondays: 11-11:45 am  
June 9—August 4

Summer Stories on the Lawn
(kids of all ages)
Tuesdays: 10:15-10:45 am  
June 10—August 5 
Bring a blanket and enjoy the fun! 

Baby Games
(ages 0-18 months)
Thursdays: 10:15-10:45 am & 11:15-11:45 am
June 12—August 7

Story time Yoga
(ages 3-5, with parent or caregiver)
Fridays: 10:30-11:15 am
June 13—July 18 (except 7/4)
Good for the mind and the body too! Join yoga instructor Keisa Lee for stories and yoga all in one. Parent and child should wear comfortable clothing. Space is limited. Please register in Youth Services or by calling 481-3778 beginning one week prior to each date. Friends of the Grandview Library registration: 2 weeks prior.


Questions? Call Youth Services at 614-481-3778.


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August 5, 2014
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

1-on-1 Career Coaching

Explore career options & make effective career decisions. Call Fred Points, of the Career Center at Jewish Family Services, at 559-0118 to reserve a free 30-minute session in our Conference Room on one of these dates:

  • August 5: 3-5 pm
  • August 13: 5-7 pm
  • September 9: 3-5 pm
  • September 17: 5-7 pm
  • October 8: 5-7 pm.
  • October 14: 3-5 pm
  • November 4: 3-5 pm
  • November 12: 5-7 pm
  • December 3: 5-7 pm
  • December 9: 3-5 pm

Questions? Call Circulation at 614-486-2951.

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