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Bestselling Author Christina Baker Kline Appearing in Columbus

February 1, 2016

New York Times bestselling author Christina Baker Kline will visit the Columbus Public Library on Saturday, January 30th at 2pm.  Acclaimed for her heartfelt page-turner, Orphan Train, Kline's novel illuminates a fascinating and forgotten chapter in American History.


It’s Time To Tell Us Your Story – StoryCorps Project Now Accepting Appointments

January 4, 2016

Your stories are special. They have real meaning. And they deserve to be saved.



December 20, 2015

KAREN ALLEN will be debuting her new short film A TREE. A ROCK. A CLOUD. as part of the CARSON at 100: THE McCULLERS CENTENNIAL on Sunday, February 19 at 4:00pm at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts. Please see the NEA BIG READ Event Webpage for more information. Karen Allen was inspired to become an actor after seeing […]



HILTON ALS will be presenting the keynote lecture for the CARSON at 100: THE McCULLERS CENTENNIAL on Friday March 3, 7:00pm at the Columbus Public Library. Please see the NEA BIG READ Event Webpage for more information. Hilton Als became a staff writer at The New Yorker in October, 1994, and a theatre critic in 2002. […]


Columbus Public Library Closing Early November 12

November 13, 2015

The Columbus Public Library will close at 1pm on Thursday, November 12 for the Muscogee County's Library Foundation's inaugural Wine Women & Shoes Fundraiser.   Columbus Public Library will resume normal operating hours Friday, November 13 at 10am.  North Columbus Public Library and South Columbus Public Library will be open as scheduled.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  As always, our online materials are available  24/7. 


The Big Read Kick-off with Maureen Corrigan

March 20, 2015

To kick things off in appropriate style, the Chattahoochee Valley Libraries is bringing to town one of America’s most beloved book critics, Maureen Corrigan, whose recently published So We Read On: How “The Great Gatsby” Came to Be and Why It Endures has itself become a bit of a classic.


Chattahoochee Valley Libraries Awarded National Grant

March 19, 2015

CVL is one of ten public libraries nationwide that will receive the StoryCorps @ your library grant this year. The grant will provide specialized training for staff in the area of interview collection, digital recording techniques and archiving, a stipend for project related expenses and necessary recording equipment


Educational Materials – The Big Read

March 18, 2015

THE BIG READ is pleased to offer these educational resources for your personal, book group or classroom use. READER’S GUIDE The perfect introduction to the novel, these short guides introduce us to F. Scott Fitzgerald and the Jazz Age. Great for indifividual or book group use. TEACHER’S GUIDE Complete with lesson plans and state standards, […]


AARP Tax Aide Cancelled for March 17

March 17, 2015

There will be no AARP Tax Aide Preparation today due to Muscogee County voting.  Services will resume at the Columbus Public Library on Thursday, March 19th.  We apologize for the inconvenience.


Columbus Public Library is Precinct Voting Location

The Columbus Public Library is the designated voting location for precinct 102/Carver for the Muscogee County SPLOST special election.  Voting will be held from 7:00am -7:00pm in Synovus/CB&T Meeting B.  CLICK HERE for more information about the special election and other voting precincts.