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January 2018

January Book Blizzard

January 2 - January 31
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy any book and get two free in our ongoing book sale area. Open during library hours.  

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Spanish Storytime Ages 0-5

January 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Enjoy stories read in Spanish.  This event is in collaboration with Family School Partners.

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Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3-6

January 19 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 26, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Put on your thinking caps and 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

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Stitch Camp for Ages 9 – 13

January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Learn to create stylish wearables and practical objects and hack or customize existing ones using hand sewing techniques. A light snack will be served during the program. Register at mybcpl.org

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Maker Space for Ages 9 – 13

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Imagine and engineer new endings for your favorite stories.  Bring your thinking cap and creative inspiration to this program.  A light snack will be served during the program. Register at mybcpl.org

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Radio-Controlled Airplanes

January 20 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Ken Erickson, Mike Marthaler and John Vinson, members of the Bartholomew Co. R/C Fliers, will chat about how to get started in the hobby of radio-controlled airplanes.  Learn about “buddy boxing” and other aspects of this hobby.  Different planes will be on display, from a 1 oz. indoor plane to an 50 inch wingspan electric AT6 Texan with  an on board sound system, a glow powered T-34 trainer that is being rebuilt after a crash on October 31st, a Venus 3D…

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Remote Control Cars: Hobby Grade

January 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Learn about the exciting pastime of hobby grade remote control cars from Joe Chambers, one of the co-owners of Fast 5 RC Raceway.  Joe will cover how to get started, the differences between hobby and toy-grade cars and he will bring some cars/trucks with him.  You will also be able to watch some videos of races held at Fast 5 RC Raceway.

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Coder Dojo Themes for Ages 7-17

January 22 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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.

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Teen Book Club: Fairy Tales & Retellings

January 22 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime Ages 1-2

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 22, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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Teen Game Night

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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Adults Reading YA Book Club

January 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
The Garage Pub and Grill, 4th Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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If you are 21 and over and love reading YA/Teen Fiction meet with Teen Services Librarian Christina Kelley at The Garage to chat about some of your favorite YA books.  Christina will provide a list of suggested books to discuss at the next meeting. The Garage needs to know how many to set up for so registration is required at mybcpl.org

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Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8

January 22 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 22, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

January 23 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until January 23, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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Teen STEAM at Hope Branch Library

January 23 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Hope Branch Library, 635 Harrison Street
Hope, IN 47246 United States
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Learn to create stylish wearables and practical objects and/or hack or customize existing ones using hand sewing techniques. A light snack will be served during the program.

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Chaotic Tuesday

January 23 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
The Commons, 300 Washington Street
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Be inspired by the creativity demonstrated by the creators of Chaos and make a non- traditional snow globe with library staff.

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Crazy 8’s Club Grades 3-5

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 23, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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

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Microblading and Semi-permanent Makeup

January 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Listen to fun stories and have a good time.  Programs are fist come, first served. Pick up your ticket at the Children’s Desk.  

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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

January 24 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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Crazy 8’s Club Grades K-2

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 24, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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

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Manga/Anime Club for Teens

January 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Back by popular demand is our Manga/Anime Club! Come and enjoy snacks, activities, and anime thanks to Crunchyroll.com.

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Art House in the Red Room Film Series

January 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Touki_Bouki_cover

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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Ones & Twos Storytime

January 25 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until January 25, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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Just for Babies Storytime 0-13 months

January 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until January 25, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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Genealogy – Just Getting Started?

January 25 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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January is Hobby Month.  Get involved with the popular hobby of genealogy with library genealogist Annette Blount as she gets you started on filling in a five-generation ancestry chart.  Learn about where to begin your searching and how to use some of the online genealogy resources available through your library.  Register at mybcpl.org

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After School Movie: Cinderella (PG) OR Maleficent (PG) for Teens

January 25 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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! Voting begins January 2nd.

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Around the World for Grades 3-6

January 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 25, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Build your knowledge about a different country each week. Each session may consist of stories, music, games, crafts, food, and a special speaker for that week.  Register at mybcpl.org

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Computer Basics at America and Roby Anderson Community Center

January 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
America and Roby Anderson Community Center, 421 McClure Road
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Library staff member Sandy Allman will provide one-on-one assistance with basic computer skills, Microsoft Word, social media, apps, resumes, our library website and more.  

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Full STEAM Ahead Grades 3-6

January 26 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until January 26, 2018
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Put on your thinking caps and 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

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Build a Better Reader Pre K-K

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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Art House in the Red Room Film Series

January 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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greedinthesun

Host Kyle Willey will show the 1964 French/Italian film Greed in the Sun about a truck hijacking in the Sahara Desert.  English subtitles.  

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Build a Better Reader Grades 1-2

January 30 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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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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