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Bartholomew County Public Library

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Columbus, IN United States

November 2019

Teen Snack+Chat: Book Edition

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Hang out with Christina, Teen Librarian extraordinaire, and chat about what books you’re reading, your TBR and DNF lists, all while enjoying snacks in the relaxed environment of the Teen Area.

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Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime Ages 1-2

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 18, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Enjoy a nighttime snack as you listen to stories under twinkling lights! Program is first come, first served. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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Teen Gaming

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Play games with Dakota! Games include Exploding Kittens, Unstable Unicorns, Harry Potter Hogwarts Battle, Munchkin, Smash Up, or bring your own games to share.

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Remembering WW II: Sites in Europe

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Your host Rhonda Bolner invites you to visit, in photographs, a trip to Omaha Beach, the Normandy American Cemetery, Audie Murphy's famous one-man stand, and more.

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Mental Health Support Group

November 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Anyone living with a mental health condition as well as family and friends are welcome to attend. Please direct any questions to dbsa.bartholomewcounty@gmail.com.  

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Power Yoga

November 12 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Experience wellness, freedom, energy, calmness, and connection with your inner self in power yoga. One-hour sessions held the second Tuesday of the month and led by Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte-Alberts.  Please bring your own mat.

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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

November 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Teen How-To: Character Design

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join us for this informative class on designing your own original characters. Answer questions like “what does my character wear?” and “do they have special powers?” and “on a scale of 1 to 10, how cash money are they?” Then, practice posing and illustrating your character. Supplies provided. Feel free to bring your own drawing utensils from home.

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French Storytime Ages 11-18

November 12 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus, IN Accueil.  

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French Storytime Ages 0-10

November 12 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus, IN Accueil.  

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1’s & 2’s Storytime

November 13 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

November 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Music & Movement Ages 3-8

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join us for a fun thirty minutes of rhythmic activities put to music. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Teen STEAM: Exhibit Columbus

November 13 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Explore Exhibit Columbus’s 2019 Exhibition, guided by Dakota. Learn about architecture and interact with the new exhibits, which “highlight the intangible role that a visionary community plays in growing a vibrant, sustainable, and equitable city.” Additionally, using the Exhibit Columbus app, record your thoughts on the exhibits for others to hear. We will meet in the Teen Area at 4:00 PM.

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STEAM-Powered Podcast Grades 4-6

November 13 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Each month, this tween podcast discusses current events and tackles various experiments related to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math in an informal setting.  Participants will also learn audio recording and post-production skills related to podcasting. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Wake-Up! To the Guiding Power of Dreams

November 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Journalist Joyce Lynn explores how dreams, messengers of the night, empower women throughout history, culture, religion, the healing arts, and business. She will share stories from her book, Dreams and the Wisdom Within, and the life-changing dreams of women she has profiled. Lynn believes all can learn from the iconic dreams of these change-makers. Includes Q&A period.

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1’s & 2’s Storytime

November 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Just for Babies Storytime 0-13 months

November 14 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join us for rhymes, songs, books & fun just for babies! Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

November 14 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Continue Season 3 of our beginner-friendly Dungeons and Dragons campaign. If it is your first time, feel free to create a character prior to the meeting (5E, level 3 characters), or use an already created one. Dice, pizza, and drinks provided. Participants may only sign up for one session per month.  Limit 8 participants.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.  

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Bartholomew County Writers Group

November 14 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

It’s National Novel Writing Month- a great time to drop in with this local writers group.  Make connections, learn and share with other area authors.

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Teen DIY: Autumnal Flower Crowns and Maypole

November 15 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Missed all the Ren Faires this year? Make your own Autumnal Flower Crown in celebration of the most beautiful time of year and be prepared for next year’s festival season. Supplies will be in abundance.  Maypole dancing will begin at 4:45 PM. Huzzah

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Artistic Friday Ages 7-12

November 15 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Artistic Tuesday is now back as Artistic Friday.  Join us for some new creative art projects.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Make & Take Signs

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map
$14 – $22

Pam Stovall guides you through the steps to make your own trendy signs, including Christmas items.   All supplies provided, no artistic ability needed!  Create any 4x24 sign for $22, get one 1/2 off.  4x12 signs, $14, also BOGO 1/2 Off. Minimum 5, maximum 20. Kids welcome. Pay at class with cash or credit card.

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Columbus IN Rocks

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Meet and paint together with other Columbus IN Rocks folk during this casual rock painting gathering. Please bring your own rocks and supplies. If you are new to rock painting we will have a few rocks to share and paint pens.

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Proving that John Smith is YOUR John Smith

November 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Erin Doyle, Jasper Public Library, covers Genealogical Proof Standard, a guideline for establishing the reliability “proof” of a genealogical conclusion with reasonable certainty. Program sponsored by the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society and open to all.

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Climate Advocate Workshop and Organizational Meeting

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map
Free

Presented by Citizens Climate Lobby. Learn about the Carbon Fee and Dividend federal legislation and how to advocate to your US Representative and Senators for climate change policies. Saturday, November 16, 2019, 1:00 – 4:00 PM EST Bartholomew County Public Library - Red Room; 536 Fifth St., Columbus, IN 47201 Learn more at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/become-a-climate-advocate-columbus-in-registration-71079381343?utm-medium=discovery&utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-source=strongmail&utm-term=listing

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Climate Advocate Workshop

November 16 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Event hosted by Citizens' Climate Lobby, “a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization empowering people from all walks of life to become effective advocates for climate policy.”  

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Remix for Adults: Autumnal Flower Crowns

November 16 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Missed all the Ren Faires this year? Make your own Autumnal Flower Crown in celebration of the most beautiful time of year and be prepared for next year’s festival season. Supplies and snacks will be in abundance. Huzzah!

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Preschool STEAM Ages 3-5

November 18 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join us for a preschool S.T.E.A.M. project! Preschoolers and their caregivers explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Each session includes a read aloud, make-n-take and ideas to continue your exploration at home. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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CoderDojo- BYOD Grades 2-12

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Register for this event instead of the general session if you plan on bringing your own device. Join us in the Children's Area as we explore and create games, animations, websites and more. Note that a parent is required to attend with participants aged 12 and under. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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TAB: Teen Advisory Board

November 18 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Share your ideas, give feedback, and brainstorm with the Teen Services Librarian, Christina, to keep our Teen Services Department awesome.  Added bonus: earn volunteer/service learning hours and learn about other ways to volunteer at the library.

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Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime Ages 1-2

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until November 18, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Enjoy a nighttime snack as you listen to stories under twinkling lights! Program is first come, first served. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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A.D.D. /A.D.H.D. Support Group

November 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Support group for adults with A.D.D. /A.D.H.D.  Share your challenges with others. Learn how to turn them into your strengths.  Learn about the latest information on A.D.D. /A.D.H.D.

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Is Your Teen Ready for College?

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn how to prepare your teen academically, socially, and personally for the transition to college.  Event hosted by Franklin College and The Academic Achievement Center. Session include College Admissions, Barriers on Campus, Authentic Career Exploration for Adolescents, Parenting Styles that Promote Healthy Transitions, and Red Flags.  

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Columbus Viewfinders Photography Club

November 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Speaker from Roberts Camera in Indianapolis will cover the latest photo gear and take questions. Photo share theme is travel. Dues involved after one or two meetings.

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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

November 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until November 19, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

November 19 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org.

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Baby Boot Camp

November 19 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn the best practices regarding baby care including baby wellness immunizations; baby well visits; smoking cessation; how to handle crying; safe sleep; postpartum depression; breastfeeding and community resources. Enter to win the door prize.   Presented by the CAP Council of Bartholomew County, Family Service, Inc., and Healthy Communities.

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1’s & 2’s Storytime

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

November 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until November 20, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Yoga Basics at Noon

November 20 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Explore the practice of yoga, its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite.  One-hour sessions held on the third Wednesday of each month.  Please bring your own mat.

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Teen Cafe

November 20 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Observe the Plaza and how people like to use it. Find the best place for sitting alone and the best place for being with friends. Enjoy decadent pastries and warm beverages in this accepting and safe environment.

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Invisible Diversity

November 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn what presenter Kenan Kolday believes about diversity - it has two faces, visible and invisible. Recognizing the layers of invisible diversity in ourselves and others is key for a more conscious, accepting and happier life.  Employed by Cummins, Kolday is an author, life coach, motivational speaker and considers himself a modern philosopher.  

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Mind and Meditation

November 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Introduction to The Happiness Program, Art of Living's flagship course with breathing techniques and wisdom that can change your life. Experience techniques to calm the mind with a 2-minute breathing exercise and guided meditation for rest.

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1’s & 2’s Storytime

November 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Just for Babies Storytime 0-13 months

November 21 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Thursday, repeating until November 21, 2019

Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join us for rhymes, songs, books & fun just for babies! Program is first come, first served.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Build a Better Reader Ages 4-7

November 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join us for this special session in recognition of National Family Literacy Month.  Includes discussion, modeling and time to practice some of the activities with your child.  Everyone leaves with resources to take home.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Spanish Storytime Ages 0-5

November 22 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Spanish Storytime in collaboration with Family School Partners.  

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Hogwarts for Muggles for Teens: Wand Workshop

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Skip Olivander’s and make your own wand.  All supplies provided.  

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A Very Frozen Storytime Ages 3-8

November 22 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join us for this special Frozen-themed storytime followed by a fun craft.

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Mountains Beyond Mountains: A Community Book Discussion

November 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join in a discussion of “Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World” by Tracy Kidder.  This is a community project of Arts for AIDS.

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Saturday Storytime Ages 1-5

November 23 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

New monthly Saturday Storytime geared towards children ages 1-5, but all are welcome!  Program is first come, first served.  Please pick up a ticket at the children’s desk.

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Dementia Friendly Training

November 25 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Become a Dementia Friend and attend this one hour workshop with a trained Dementia Champion representing Dementia Friends Indiana.  Learn about the stigma associated with dementia, and how to create community environments that are welcoming to those living with this disease. Help us become a Dementia Friendly Community.  For more information visit https://www.dfamerica.org/dementia-friends-usa  

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Art Smart for Teens: Hand Turkeys, Revisited

November 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Take this classic fall craft to the next level with Becca.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Mental Health Support Group

November 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Anyone living with a mental health condition as well as family and friends are welcome to attend. Please direct any questions to dbsa.bartholomewcounty@gmail.com.  

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Physics Explained: Electric Potential and Ohm’s Law

November 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Examine the current, voltage, and resistance of a simple circuit with B. Miller, a graduate student at IU in astronomy.  Includes a hands-on experiment.  

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French Storytime Ages 11-18

November 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus, IN Accueil.  

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French Storytime Ages 0-10

November 26 @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus, IN Accueil.  

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Super Smash Bros for Teens: Ultimate Tournament

November 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Wrack up KOs with your favorite characters. Whoever has the most KOs at the end of the event will win a prize.

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