Special Events

Wednesday, Sept. 28
12 – 1:30 p.m.
OLC Awards and Honors Luncheon*
Join us as we recognize the extraordinary people and organizations that make Ohio libraries the best in the country. Meet these innovative leaders and learn more about their outstanding achievements.
*Pre-registration required. Additional fee: $40/person.

Wednesday, Sept. 28
5:00 – 5:30 p.m.
New Members Meet & Greet
The OLC Membership Committee invites all new OLC members and first-time attendees to a special reception.

 

 

 

Wednesday, Sept. 28
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening Reception
Explore the region’s largest marketplace of products and services for libraries. Reconnect with your colleagues and enjoy hors d’oeuvres, refreshments, and entertainment.

8-10 p.m.
Enchanted Mystic Arts House of Intuitions Shop — A Night To Be Enchanted*
Located in the Historic Secor Building on the same city block as the Glass City Center, the Enchanted Mystic Arts House of Intuitions Shop will give attendees an opportunity to participate in group meditation, Crystals 101, a building tour, art gallery show, shopping, readings, reiki, massage and more! You’ll come away from this event refreshed and enlightened with new knowledge and skills that will help you on your journey of self discovery.
*Pre-registration required. Additional fee: $30/person.

Wednesday, Sept. 28
8-11 p.m.
Board Game Gallery
Enjoy a laid-back evening with friends. An assortment of board games will be available.

Wednesday, Sept. 28
Buckeye Battledecks!
Come enjoy the thrill of victory and the hilarity of defeat! Back by popular demand, Buckeye Battledecks is a test of nerves and the ultimate challenge for a public speaker (or someone who just likes to talk). Have fun with your colleagues from around the state and see who will be crowned the Battledecks Champion.

Thursday, Sept. 29
12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
Ohio Public Library Certification Luncheon*
Sponsored by the OLC’s Professional Development Committee, this is an exclusive lunch for Certified Public Librarians (CPL) and Certified Public Library Staff (CPLS). This event honors certification holders and their commitment to the public library community.
*Pre-registration required. Additional fee: $40/person.

Thursday, Sept. 29
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Evening Reception at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library (TLCPL)
(Registration fee includes this event; Convention and Expo badge is required)
Join us for a reception at the Toledo Lucas County Public Library in downtown Toledo. This is the perfect time to reconnect with colleagues and enjoy the local flavors of Columbus.  Transportation from the Renaissance hotel will be provided.

Thursday, Sept. 29
8:30 – 10:30 p.m.
After Hours Party at TLCPL
(Registration fee includes this event; Convention and Expo badge is required)
Join us for a fun night with trivia, karaoke, and a scavenger hunt.

Friday, Sept. 30
10-10:30 a.m.
Exhibit Hall Prize Drawings