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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Second Annual Gatsby at the Wagnalls!

The Wagnalls Memorial invites you to the second annual Gatsby at Wagnalls on October 12, 2019 at The Wagnalls Memorial in Lithopolis, Ohio. Come experience the magical spirit of the Roaring Twenties at a glamorous evening wearing your finest attire or Gatsby-themed couture. The event will benefit Wagnalls Memorial Foundation. There will be a fabulous silent auction featuring unique items and gift packages. Early bird ticket: $45.00, General ticket: $50.00, For more info, contact Alexis via email at socialmedia@linearcreative.com or call 216-741-1533.

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

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What’s Happening – Community Events

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

Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

Adult Hatha Yoga

Adult Hatha Yoga Time: 6:30-7:30pm Place: The Wagnalls Memorial Community Building or The Wagnalls Gardens (weather permitting) Explore ways to reduce stress, increase flexibility, build strength and improve balance in a welcoming environment. Each class will include physical poses, breath practice, meditation and time for deep relaxation. No yoga experience is necessary. Bring a mat! Drop-ins are […]

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$10

Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

Dog Tales

Our well-behaved canine friends are here to read with your kids! Registered therapy dogs offer young readers a fun environment to learn and mater their reading skills. Why read to dogs? • They create a relaxed environment for the kids • They listen attentively • They do not judge, laugh, or criticize • They allow […]

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DA Owls

The DA Owls are Dumbledore’s Army of Wagnalls Library, a Harry Potter Club that is free and open to everyone age 11 to adult. New members are always welcome! October's Meeting Celebrate Nicholas de Mimsy-Porpington's Deathday Party! We will use a special photography technique to see what you would look like as a ghost, enjoy […]

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Art Classes

Artist Julian Cennamo will be offering art classes for children aged 9-17 and adults at the Wagnalls Memorial.  Classes will be on Thursdays. Children will be from 5pm - 6pm. Adults will be from 6pm - 7pm. Classes will be $10 a class.  Drop-ins welcome.  Bring a current project for Julian to help with or […]

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$10

Canning Basics

This program is designed for people who want to learn more about basic home food preservation using canning methods. Program includes demonstrated techniques, handouts and discussion. This class is free and presented by an OSU Extension Family and Consumer Sciences Educator.

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Wedding (PRIVATE)

The Wagnalls Memorial is a historic Tudor-Gothic style library built in 1925.  We offer both indoor and outdoor weddings for up to 120 guests. The gorgeous interior and manicured gardens with unique stone structures make for stunning photos.  Whether you are a book lover or just a lover of beautiful historic buildings, The Wagnalls Memorial […]

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America’s Scariest Home Videos

Come and enjoy some very spooky home videos from the internet! These videos are supposedly real, but you be the judge. TEENS AND ADULTS ONLY This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services and the State Library of Ohio.

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Story Time

REGISTRATION REQUIRED. The session fee is $5.00 per child and you must come in to register.  Please call the library at 614-837-4765 ext 118 with any questions 3 year old classes - This 30 minute class meets in the Teacher Parent Center, located at the back of the library near the Kid Corral.  We will be […]

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$5

Library Programs & Resources