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Columbus, IN United States

January 2018

Teen Book Club: Fairy Tales & Retellings

January 22, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Read a YA fairy tale or retelling, share what you read and learn about the original fairy tales while enjoying snacks.

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Teen Game Night

January 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Veteran teen gamers and anyone interested in learning to play new games, join us for our monthly Game Night. Games include Munchkin, Smash Up, Ultimate Werewolf, and Witch of Salem, or bring your own games to share. Snacks and beverages will be provided.  

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French Storytime Ages 5 and up

January 23, 2018 @ 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 0-4

January 23, 2018 @ 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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Microblading and Semi-permanent Makeup

January 23, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Microblade specialist Sarah Clark will present information on the many aspects of the increasingly popular option of waking up with makeup!  

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Ones & Twos Storytime

January 24, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Programs are first come, first served. Pick up your ticket at the Children’s Desk.

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Coder Dojo Python for Ages 12-17

January 24, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn how to create stories, games and animations using Python in an informal & creative environment. We will be using the Raspberry Pi to explore Physical Computing.

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Art House in the Red Room Film Series

January 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Host Kyle Willey will show the 1973 Senegalese film Touki Bouki about a cowherd and a university student who dream of going to Paris.  English subtitles.  

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Natural Healing

January 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn how to set into motion your body's natural ability to heal itself.  Becky McRoberts from Henry Chiropractic Center will teach you how to feel great, and maintain an active lifestyle without the use of synthetic products, and prescription medication.  Feel younger, longer!

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Build a Better Reader Pre K-K

January 30, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

The focus of this parent/child workshop will be on vocabulary and language skills. We will have some discussion, modeling and time to practice some of the activities with your own child.  Register at mybcpl.org  

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Build a Better Reader Grades 1-2

January 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

The focus of this parent/child workshop will be on vocabulary and language skills. We will have some discussion, modeling and time to practice some of the activities with your own child.  Register at mybcpl.org  

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Teen Cafe

January 31, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

A new monthly meeting with warm drinks and pastries to provide a welcoming and relaxing place for safe discussion of issues in an affirming environment.  

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February 2018

Avenue of the Architects

February 1, 2018 - February 28, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Fifth Street in Columbus, Indiana is sometimes called the “Avenue of the Architects” for the renowned architects who have built there. Photographers Balthazar Korab, Hadley Fruits, and Adam Reynolds explore the Avenue’s architecture and landscape architecture.

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Zoo’opolis

February 1, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Kathleen Bowen of Zoo'Opolis Exotic Petting World will share about selecting the perfect pet for your household. You will be able to hold some animals while learning how to care for them.

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Shaker Peg Basket

February 3, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map
$22

Learn how to weave a Shaker peg basket with instructors Ruth and Kathy Shroyer of Sisters’ Handcrafted Baskets.  Basket is approximately 8 inches wide and 12 inches tall including the handle.  It is very thin so that it could hang on a wall by the door for your keys and mail, or hang it in the kitchen or bathroom. Choose you own color to weave in to make this basket your own.  This basket is good for beginners.  Register at…

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Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8

February 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

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

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French Storytime Ages 5 and up

February 6, 2018 @ 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 0-4

February 6, 2018 @ 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

February 7, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

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

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Programs are first come, first served. Pick up your ticket at the Children’s Desk.

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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

February 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

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

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Programs are first come, first served. Pick up your ticket at the Children’s Desk.

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Eat for Cheap for Teens

February 7, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Each teen will make and eat their own mug cake. All supplies provided.  

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Crazy 8’s Club Grades K-2

February 7, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until February 21, 2018

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

Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8’s where you’ll jump over laser beams, chase pirates, and more!  Have a blast with mischief-making activities like color crush, UFO Landing, and Ninja Training. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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1’s & 2’s Storytime

February 8, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

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

Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Programs are first come, first served. Pick up your ticket at the Children’s Desk.  

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Around the World for Grades 3-6

February 8, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

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

Build your knowledge about a different country each week. Each week may consist of stories, music, games, crafts, food, and a special speaker for that week.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.  

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Teen Dungeons & Dragons

February 8, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Continue our beginner-friendly Dungeons & Dragons campaign. If you missed the first meetings, feel free to create a character and join anyway. Dice, pizza, and drinks will be provided.

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What is Hypnosis?

February 8, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Dr. Marian Klaes will present a program explaining what hypnosis is ----and is not.  She will discuss the value of hypnosis and how it is used in a clinical setting.  Weight loss, smoking cessation, and numerous other benefits will be discussed.  If you have ever wondered if hypnosis is beneficial for your individual needs, there will be adequate time for questions and answers. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Full STEAM Ahead Grades K-2

February 8, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until February 22, 2018

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

Put on your thinking caps and join us as we 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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Love Chapel Food Drive

February 12, 2018 - February 17, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Hannah Chambers is conducting a canned food drive for Love Chapel as part of her Senior Project.  Your donations are appreciated. Food bin located on the library’s main floor.

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Coder Dojo Themes for Ages 7-17

February 12, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Monday, repeating until February 19, 2018

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

Explore a challenge from Code Club.  Code Club projects are step by step guides to follow to create animations, games, websites and much more. Build up your programming skills as you move through the projects, and challenges provide opportunities to demonstrate and apply you have learned!  You may bring your own device. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Family Formal

February 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

A fun event for the entire family!  Wear your fancy clothes and dance to some great music in the Red Room. Refreshments in the Conference Room, a photo op in our Story Time Room, and craft tables set up in our lower reception area should make the evening enjoyable for all. Limited to 75.  Pick up tickets beginning February 1st in the Children’s Department.

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Craft Night

February 13, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Make a light-up Valentine card with library staff member Deb Gaff.  Maximum of 15.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.  

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Engage Columbus Farewell Party

February 14, 2018 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join Engage Columbus for their farewell sendoff party and enjoy a slide show highlighting the three years of the non-profit whose mission was to help people 'love where they live.'  Light refreshments will be served.  Come reconnect with your Engage friends one last time!

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Hogwarts for Muggles: Potions—Potion Bottle Necklace

February 14, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Fill a small bottle with your favorite potion or magical ingredient.  All supplies provided.  

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Coder Dojo Themes for Ages 7-17

February 14, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Explore a challenge from Code Club. Code Club projects are systematic guides to follow to create animations, games, websites and much more. Build up your programming skills as you move through the projects, and challenges provide opportunities to demonstrate and apply you have learned.  You may bring your own device.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Introduction to Gentle Yoga

February 15, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Rachelle Antcliff of Zen Fitness will guide participants through a series of gentle yoga poses that can be done with the use of a chair.  Participants will learn how to use both their breath and the seated poses to re-energize and relax the body.  

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Book Discussion Group-Bartholomew County Public Library

February 15, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Check out a copy of Gap Creek by Robert Morgan and join in the discussion. The novel is about turn-of-the-century Appalachian life.    

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Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3-6

February 16, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until February 23, 2018

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

Put on your thinking caps and join us as we 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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Decorative Painting

February 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map
$25

Paint a February/Valentine heart on an 11 x 14 wrapped canvas with instructor Marilyn Tentler.    $25 fee covers all supplies.  All skill levels of painters are welcome. Register at mybcpl.org or call 812-379-1266.  Minimum of four.  Must register by February 15.  

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Maker Space for Ages 9 – 13

February 17, 2018 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Saturday, repeating until February 24, 2018

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

Imagine and engineer new endings for your favorite stories.  Bring your thinking cap and creative inspiration to the program.  A light snack will be served.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Spanish Storytime Ages 0-5

February 19, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Enjoy stories read in Spanish.  Event is in collaboration with Family School Partners.

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Teen Book Club: Superheroes (focus on Black Superheroes and Heroes)

February 19, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

In celebration of Black History Month and the movie release of Black Panther, this month's book club will focus on Superheroes.  Teens are encouraged to read books with Black Superheroes and Heroes.  

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Jr Milk & Cookies Ages 1-2

February 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

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

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Presidential Trivia on President’s Day

February 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Enjoy a fun time answering presidential trivia questions.  Bring your family and friends or just bring yourself. Definitely bring your smart phone or tablet, as you will need to download an app to answer the questions.  No prizes but we will have some favorite presidential snacks around to sweeten the night.

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Teen Gaming

February 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Veteran teen gamers and anyone interested in learning to play new games, join us for our monthly Game Night. Games include Munchkin, Smash Up, Ultimate Werewolf, and Witch of Salem, or bring your own games to share.

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Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8

February 19, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

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

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French Storytime Ages 5 and up

February 20, 2018 @ 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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Coder Dojo Python for Ages 12-17

February 21, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn how to create stories, games and animations using Python in an informal & creative environment.  We will be using the Raspberry Pi to explore Physical Computing. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Manga/Anime Club for Teens

February 21, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Back by popular demand is our Manga/Anime Club.  Enjoy snacks, activities, discussion of manga, and anime watching via Crunchyroll.com.

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K-9 Program: Columbus Police Department

February 21, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Columbus Police Department Officer Jeremy Jones will talk about the department’s K-9 program, the training their dogs receive, the type of ability the dogs have such as drug or gunpowder detection, search and rescue, tracking, missing persons, water rescue, etc. and ways the public can be involved with the K-9 division. Officer Jones will bring his K-9 partner Max with him.  Program is open to the public and sponsored by the Kennel Club of Columbus Indiana.

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American Sign Language Meet-Ups

February 22, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Organized by Ashley Holzhausen these twice-monthly meetings are for those who would like to practice their signing with others to improve their understanding and receptivity.  These meet-ups will not offer formal instruction, so a basic understanding of the language would be helpful.  However, a few simple phrases would be all that would be necessary to join.

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After School Movie: LEGO Batman (PG) OR Power Rangers (PG-13)

February 22, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Vote for the movie you want to see; the movie with the most votes will be shown. Fresh popcorn and drinks provided free of charge. Bring your friends!  

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How to Start Your Own Business

February 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn the basics in a step-by-step process to establish and structure your own start up business.  Hosted by the local SCORE Chapter, a nationwide not-for-profit whose mission is to support the growth and success of local small businesses.  

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Underground Railroad in Indiana

February 22, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn about Hoosiers on both sides of the Underground Railroad from Department of Historic Preservation and Archaeology historian Jeannie Regan-Dinius.  She will also touch upon area Railroad ‘Stations.’  

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Winter Olympics 2018 Grades 2-6

February 27, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn more about the history and current sports competing in the Winter Olympics.  Each session will consist of different activities such as stories, crafts and activities.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.  

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Miss Ferry the Tooth Ferry Storytime Ages 3-5

February 28, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Meet Miss Ferry the Tooth Ferry at this special storytime about dental care through stories and puppets.  Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Health Department.   Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Teen Cafe

February 28, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

A monthly program with warm drinks and pastries to provide a welcoming and relaxing place for safe discussion of issues in an affirming environment.

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History of Hip Hop

February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Library staff member Kyle Willey will take you through the early history of the Hip-Hop movement.  View footage of early pioneers, listen to how and why they did what they did, and learn where their samples came from. Program focuses on the first years of the art form and its culture.  Program is being offered again as snow kept many away last month.

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March 2018

March Madness Grades 2-6

March 12, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Do you enjoy basketball?  Learn more about the history and the math involved in the sport.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Genealogy – Just Getting Started?

March 22, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Library genealogist Annette Blount will get you started on filling in a five-generation ancestry chart.  Learn where to begin your searching and how to use some of the online genealogy resources available through your library.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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April 2018

Slam Poetry Workshop for Teens

April 3, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Meet in the Teen Area to learn more about Slam Poetry, watch some examples, and get help on making your own poem to perform at the April 17th Poetry Slam Open Mic!

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Reading Time With Lottie Ages 5-12

April 9, 2018 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Read to Lottie, the Great Dane.  You will have 15 minutes to practice your reading skills. Program is first come, first served. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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CAMEO

April 11, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

The Columbus Area Multi Ethnic Association (CAMEO) invites you to their monthly meeting.  The Korean Association is this month’s host

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Writing Your Business Plan Workshop

April 25, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

SCORE will be holding a no cost "Writing Your Business Plan" Workshop on Wednesday, April 25th, from 6:30 - 7:30 PM in the Bartholomew County Public Library Lower Level Conference Room. The workshop identifies the steps in developing a busniess plan for startup businesses and entrepreneurs wanting to develop a new business with a solid plan for future success. Seating is limited.  Register now to reserve your seat at www.chamberareachamber.com or by phone at 812-379-4457.

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May 2018

Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime Ages 1-2

May 7, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday, repeating until May 21, 2018

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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Whodunit? Murder, Mayhem and Malice Book Sale

May 29, 2018 - May 31, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Buy one mystery book at our ongoing book sale in May and get one free!  

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June 2018

Musicals Rock! Newsies

June 19, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Newsies provides a musical view of the newsboy’s strike in 1899 New York City. Stars Robert Duvall, Ann-Margaret, Bill Pullman and Christian Bale.  Rated PG.

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July 2018

3’s – 5’s Storytimes

July 10, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until July 24, 2018

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 Dungeons & Dragons

July 19, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until July 26, 2018

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

Continue our beginner-friendly Dungeons and Dragons campaign. First time? Feel free to create a character, or use an already created one. Dice, pizza, and drinks provided. (Both dates will be covering the same storyline; you may only attend ONE of the two). Limit 8 participants each date. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Spanish Storytime Ages 0-5

July 20, 2018 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Enjoy stories read in Spanish.  Event is in collaboration with Family School Partners.  

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Musicals Rock! The Wizard of Oz Sing-a-Long & Shoe Drive

July 23, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Donate shoes for Sans Souci and enjoy an interactive screening of the classic musical, The Wizard of Oz. Singing along is encouraged, but not required. Popcorn and beverages provided.  

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September 2018

French Storytime Ages 0-4

September 11, 2018 @ 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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Weave a Basket

September 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map
$25

Supply fee $25.00.  For ages 12 and up. Max of 12.  Basket is woven on a divided 7" by 3" by 6 1/2" wood base.  Personalize your basket by adding color or choose to leave it all natural.  This basket is a perfect fit for cell phones and remotes or use it in the kitchen for napkins.  Great beginner basket for anyone 12 and above. All materials provided. Instructors are Ruth and Kathy Shroyer of Sisters’ Handcrafted Baskets. Register at mybcpl.org…

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October 2018

Improvising Frankenstein: Bringing to Life New Stories of Disability

October 4, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Use improv to explore how Frankenstein is a reflection of how we think about, respond to, and ultimately create disability as individuals and communities.  This participatory, thoughtful, and fun session, is led by Jim Ansaldo, Indiana Institute on Disability and Community.  Explore ideas and co-create new stories of disability that represent our highest aspirations. Made possible through a grant from Indiana Humanities and National Endowment for the Humanities. Community Book Read event.  

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Teen Book Club: Steampunk

October 15, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Steampunk is a subgenre of Science Fiction and Fantasy, typically an alternate history with steam-powered or clockwork machines. Read a Steampunk book ahead of time and come prepared to share what you read. Suggested book list and book display available in the Teen Area.  

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Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8

October 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until October 22, 2018

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

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

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Things to Consider Before Starting Your Own Business

October 24, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

SCORE members provide the basics in a step-by-step process for the various considerations to evaluate before you initiate a new business startup. SCORE is a nationwide not-for-profit, volunteer organization whose mission is to support the growth and success of local small business. www.score.org

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Andrews Strings Studio Recital- Students of Laura Andrews

October 24, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

The public is invited to this violin recital performed by The Andrews Strings Studio comprised of 20 students from ages 10 to 18. Recital incorporates two chamber groups as well as each student performing his/her own solo.

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November 2018

Avenue of the Architects

November 1, 2018 - November 30, 2018
IN United States + Google Map

An on-going exhibit of photographs and illustrations about Columbus’ 5th Street, mounted by the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives. Open during library hours.

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Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime Ages 1-2

November 5, 2018 @ 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 12, 2018

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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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Crayon Drive Sorting Party Grades 3-6

November 6, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Thank-you to all who turned in their unwanted crayons during October. Before we ship the crayons to the Crayon Initiative, they need to be sorted.  They will recycle the crayons and then distribute the new crayons to children in hospitals. Snacks provided. Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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UNO Tournament

November 10, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
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Play against other kids and test your UNO skills as we celebrate International Games Week.  Prizes awarded to 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners.  We will be following official UNO rules.  Participants must already know how to play.

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Teen STEAM: Astromechs

November 16, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Learn to build a droid with the Star Wars Droid Inventor Kit. The kit uses littleBits blocks to program an astromech droid to move and make sounds. Additionally, learn to use Scratch blocks to program the droid’s personality and customize to complete assorted tasks.

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Preschool STEAM Ages 3-5

November 19, 2018 @ 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 will 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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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

November 28, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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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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December 2018

Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8

December 3, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Monday, repeating until December 10, 2018

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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Please Clap! Grades 4-6

December 15, 2018 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Join us for the 2nd meeting of our new improv club!  Participants practice the six rules of improv comedy through a variety of ensemble games and creative skits.  Please plan to stay the entire hour.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Christmas Eve -Movie

December 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Three adopted sons attempt to help their wealthy foster mother save her estate at Christmas, after she has been accused of being mentally incompetent. Stars George Raft, George Brent, Randolph Scott, Ann Harding and Joan Blondell.  Released in 1947.

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January 2019

Cozy Read-In for Teens

January 3, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Bring a cozy (or not, we won’t judge) book to read by the fire, or check one out here. Enjoy hot chocolate, cookies, and quiet company while we hide from the cold weather.

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February 2019

Storytime with Thomas the Tank Engine Ages 3-6

February 22, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Enjoy this special Thomas the Tank Engine storytime followed by a craft.

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March 2019

Music and Movement Grades K-2

March 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

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

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April 2019

American Sign Language Meet-Up

April 4, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Meeting is for those who would like to practice their signing with others or to learn American Sign Language.  

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May 2019

Remix: One Shot- Monster of the Week

May 18, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Each month the Teen Services staff will Remix one teen program and make it available for adults.  In Monster of the Week, you will role play a group of friends hunting monsters in their spare time.  Create your character, then hunt and fight monsters with your friends.  No prior knowledge is necessary for this one-shot role playing game.  All materials provided.  Limit of 8.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Teen Gaming

May 20, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Games include Unstable Unicorns, Munchkin, Smash Up, and more, or bring your own games to share, especially Deck Builders.  Snacks and beverages provided.

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June 2019

Just for Babies Storytime 0-13 months

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

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

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

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Painting with Marilyn

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map
$25.00

Paint A Universe of Stories on an 11 x 14 wrapped canvas with instructor Marilyn Tentler.  $25 fee covers all supplies.  Register by June 13th at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Teen Service Hour Day Ages 12+

June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

If you need service hours for school and are ages 12 + you can drop in and help around the library. Projects may include making or preparing crafts, decorating, or other light work. Report to the Children's Circulation Desk. 

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Just for Babies Storytime 0-13 months

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

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

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

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August 2019

French Storytime Ages 11-18

August 13, 2019 @ 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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Columbus Viewfinders Photography Club

August 19, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

This month’s topic is sports photography.  Photo share theme is portraits. Minimal annual dues involved after one or two meetings.

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September 2019

Libraries of Bartholomew County: The First 70 Years

September 13, 2019 - September 30, 2019
Bartholomew County Public Library Columbus, IN United States + Google Map

Explore the libraries of Bartholomew County from 1899 to 1969 in this exhibit of historic photos, newspaper clippings, documents, and artifacts. Located by the west windows, front of the library. Open during library hours.

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