• A Vital Community Resource

    More than just a library.
  • A Gatsby Affair

    A swanky, Great Gatsby-themed fundraiser event.
  • Business Boot Camp

    A small business and nonprofit series.

Welcome to the Wagnalls Memorial Library

Guests who visit the Wagnalls Memorial for the first time are enthralled by its Tudor-Gothic style that’s reminiscent of the Medieval Revival period. The vaulted ceilings, rich oak woodwork, native-freestone, hanging metal chandeliers, steep pitched roof, window casements, carved wood sculptures, and other architectural characteristics make the turn-of-the-century library a truly unique destination. A vital community resource, the library provides people living in the Columbus area and visitors with a center for educational, cultural, and literary arts activities. We invite you to tour our beautiful library, manicured gardens, and historic theater and to consider supporting the Wagnalls Memorial Foundation so we may continue to preserve and operate this historic community treasure.

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Party like Gatsby at our swanky fall fundraising event

A Gatsby Affair Event

Details

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Venue

Wagnalls Memorial Library,
150 E Columbus St Lithopolis , 43136 United States
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Description

Come experience the magical spirit of the Roaring Twenties at one glamorous evening where you’ll mix and mingle in “Jay’s Home” while enjoying jazzy music, festive 1920’s cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, Gatsby dressed actors, and more. Arrive wearing your finest attire or Gatsby-themed couture to immerse yourself in this fantasy fundraising ...
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Wagnalls Business Boot Camp

Get your small business or nonprofit organization in shape at our Business Boot Camp series. Knowledgeable guest speakers will guide you through topics including marketing, promotional materials, how to get funding, and more. Additional information and ticket info is coming soon!

Date and Info Coming Soon!

  • “Best library in Ohio! Such history and the library itself is a wonder to behold.” – Rosi V.

  • What's Happening - Community Events

    The Wagnalls Memorial Library is proud to offer a series of events created at the request of the community.

     
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      • Date
        September 20, 2018
        5:30 pm
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        Tween & Teen Yoga Classes
      • Description
        Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical ...
      • Date
        September 20, 2018
        6:00 pm
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        Teen Book Club
      • Description
        In September, our Teen Book Club genre will be paranormal.  The book we will be discussing is The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater.  After we discuss the book, we will use various iPad apps to search for paranormal activity in the library.Image result for raven boys...
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        September 25, 2018
        10:30 am
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        Fall Story Time
      • Description
        Children’s Story Time Teacher Story Time will begin Tuesday, September 11th/Wednesday, September 12th at 10:30am.  This will be a 7 week session.  The session fee is $5.oo per ...
      • Date
        September 25, 2018
        6:30 pm
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        Adult Hatha Yoga
      • Description
        Adult Yoga Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical ...
      • Date
        September 26, 2018
        10:30 am
      • Event
        Fall Story Time
      • Description
        Children’s Story Time Teacher Story Time will begin Tuesday, September 11th/Wednesday, September 12th at 10:30am.  This will be a 7 week session.  The session fee is $5.oo per ...
      • Date
        September 27, 2018
        6:30 pm
      • Event
        Tween & Teen Yoga Classes
      • Description
        Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical ...