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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

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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May 26, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

May 26-August 1
For kids, birth—6th grade

Keep track of the time you spend reading and earn prizes from the treasure chest, coupons from local businesses, and even a t-shirt if you complete 20 hours!

Learn about Teen and Adult Summer Reading Clubs. 

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May 26, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Reading this summer? Join the Teen Summer Reading Club and win prizes for all of your hard work. 

Sign up in The Basement beginning Tuesday, May 26.  

For grades 7-12.

Learn about Adult and Kids Summer Reading Clubs. 

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May 26, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Escape the Ordinary
Adult Summer Reading Club
May 26–August 1

Look it up in the library catalog: books about birds! books about planes! books about Superman!

Escape the ordinary this summer in the pages of your favorite book. Read like a superhero for your chance to experience truth, justice, the American way - and prizes!

Books and audiobooks from the library’s collection are a must. Capes, tights, and x-ray vision are optional.

Prizes funded by the Friends of the Grandview Library.

Learn about Kids and Teen Summer Reading Clubs. 

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May 26, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Have you completed the 6th grade or higher? Would you like to help out at the Library this summer?

Our Volunteens assist the Youth Services staff with the
Kids’ Summer Reading Club!  

Applications will be available in Youth Services beginning May 1.  
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May 26, 2015
12:00 am - 12:00 am

Summer reading magically begins with fun-filled shows from local magician Erica Carlson on Tuesday, May 26, 10:30 am or 7 pm! 

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May 26, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Comics aficionado/Library staff Lloyd LaBadie and OSU Director of Popular Culture Studies Jared Gardner discuss the prolific career of influential comic book writer Grant Morrison, who has written bestsellers for DC, Marvel, and other publishers.

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May 27, 2015
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A celebration of reading! 

Read each selection & join staffer Michele Reinhart for a spirited discussion!  

  • May 27: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

In China, the birth of the Buddha is celebrated on the eighth day of the fourth lunar month. This year, the Buddha’s birthday falls on May 25. In honor of this most important Buddhist holiday – and bearing in mind the Buddhist belief in reincarnation – this month, we will be reading and discussing Kate Atkinson’s 2013 novel Life After Life.

Life After Life is a novel that defies the adage, you only live once. In fact, if there was an adage, you only die once, it would defy that one, too.  

Life After Life is the story of Ursula Todd, a woman who died at birth on February 11, 1910. This first death, however, is not her last; nor does it  mark the end of her life.  Ursula lives on in an alternate scenario, where the doctor arrives in time to save her newborn infant life.

Later, Ursula drowns. Then, there is a fatal fall from a roof. She succumbs to influenza, she commits suicide, she is murdered.  Each time she dies, she returns on an alternate course along the grand trajectory of her life; a trajectory punctuated by 20th Century history – and alternate history.

Check our catalog for available copies of the book and join us for our discussion on the May 27.

With staff member Wendy Wise

Questions? Call Reference at 614-481-3776.

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May 28, 2015
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Enjoy a walking tour of Grandview with chocolate stops at participating businesses on Thursday, May 28, from 6-8 pm!

The Grandview Library Foundation proudly presents the Grandview Chocolate Walk to benefit the Grandview Library Endowment Fund, a fund established to ensure the long term financial security of the Grandview Library. The event also highlights Grandview's outstanding, pedestrian-friendly business district.  

A limited number of $25 tickets are available:

Ticket sales deadline is Sunday, May 24.

Your ticket allows you to visit participating merchants and to collect a unique chocolate treat at each stop on the route at these participating businesses:

  • Accent On Nature
  • Avola Lanza Hair Studio
  • The Blowout Bar
  • Cosecha
  • Edible Arrangements
  • Grandview Grind
  • Grandview Theatre
  • Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams
  • Matt The Miller's Tavern
  • Objects For The Home
  • The Oilerie
  • O'Malley Real Estate
  • Peabody Papers
  • Pure Imagination Chocolatier
  • The Smithery
  • Stauf's Coffee Roasters
  • Studio Posh
  • Thread
  • Village Squire Barber Shop
  • Vernacular

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