Friday, November 4, 2016
New Main Library
96 S. Grant Ave., Columbus, OH 43215
Celebration of Learning is Columbus Metropolitan Library Foundation’s largest annual event and one of the most anticipated evenings on the city’s cultural calendar.
The event features a noted author and the presentation of The Julian Sinclair Smith Award for Lifelong Learning to a Columbus resident who has demonstrated a dedication to reading and education. Business, philanthropic, and civic leaders will also enjoy drinks, a strolling dinner, and an evening of conversation and connection.
This year’s program promises a spirited exchange between two men at the intersection of politics, media, and the law. Our featured speaker, best-selling author and CNN senior analyst Jeffrey Toobin, has provided analysis on some of the most provocative and important events of our time with unparalleled journalistic skill.
He’ll be interviewed by Michael Krasny, host of the award-winning KQED “FORUM,” a program discussing news and public affairs, current events, culture, health, business and technology.
The funds raised will be instrumental in creating community centerpieces that inspire and transform lives, help educate children, and ensure that knowledge and opportunities are available for generations to come.
Teen Read Week
Celebration of Learning is extended to reach area middle and high school students as they observe National Teen Read Week. Generous sponsors will provide students with the opportunity to hear a voice that speaks to their generation, author Jason Reynolds. Mr. Reynolds is the author of critically acclaimed When I Was the Greatest, for which he was the recipient of the Coretta Scott King/John Steptoe Award for New Talent. The program includes books, lunch, transportation fees, and an invitation to become a power user of Columbus Metropolitan Library – for life!