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Bartholomew County Public Library

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536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
(812) 379-1255http://www.mybcpl.org/

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October 2016

Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 1
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Weekly on the same day until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Open during regular library hours.  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 1
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 2
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 3
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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DIY: Magazine Collage for Teens

October 3 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Each teen will get a small poster board and access to magazines and discarded manga to cut up and make their own unique piece of art. All supplies provided.

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Red Skelton: Good Night and May God Bless

October 3 @ 6:30 pm
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Storyteller Stephanie Holman weaves pieces of Red’s life together by presenting three women who knew him well.  A childhood friend who tells of Red’s antics on the streets of Vincennes selling newspapers; his first girlfriend  who helps us to see his growth through medicine shows and vaudeville and his first wife and co-writer Edna Stillwell and his “How to Eat a Doughnut” skit which launched Red into the hearts of a nation.  A Community Book Read program.  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 4
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

October 4 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the issues you face and the latest information on research.  Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.

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Meditation

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

During this session participants will learn to meditate.  Session is for those 6 and over.  Presented by Pyramid Meditation Center.

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Hoosiers Book Discussion

October 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join in the discussion of this year’s Community Book Read selection Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana.  Bartholomew County Public Library reference librarian Robert Mixner will lead the discussion over Chapters 1-7 of the book.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 5
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Candidate Forum

October 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The public is invited to this forum hosted by Energy Matters Community Coalition and Winding Waters Sierra Club. Candidates will have advance questions and some will be taken from the audience.  Those running for State Representative and State Senator will take questions.  David Doup will be the moderator.  

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Restart – Detoxifying Body and Mind

October 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Our body has an intrinsic ability to heal, regenerate and rejuvenate; however, we are often exposed to various complex inputs such as processed foods, prolonged stress, environmental toxins, unresolved emotions all of which interfere with our wellness. By giving a periodic rest, such as seasonal cleanses, we support our body's own ability to heal, improving energy levels, digestion and boosting clarity of mind and focus. Combining basic principles of western and eastern wisdom, we will discuss how a gentle cleanse…

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 6
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Just for Babies Story Times: 0-13 months

October 6 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Rhymes, songs, books and fun just for babies!

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Book Discussion Group: Middlesex

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides will be discussed.  This 2003 Pulitzer Prize winning novel follows the effect of a mutated gene on three generations of a Greek family.  Pick up your copy now at the adult check out desk and join in the discussion.

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Sweet Home Indiana

October 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join humor columnist and Indianapolis resident Lori Borgman for a humorous look at Indiana’s bicentennial—the checkered history of being a Hoosier, how to know if you’re really a Hoosier and why it’s great to be a Hoosier.  A Community Book Read program.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 7
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 8
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Weekly on the same day until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Open during regular library hours.  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 8
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 9
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 10
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Whitcomb

October 10 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Audiences of all ages will enjoy this program and come to further appreciate their Hoosier heritage.  Charles James Adams brings JW Riley to life by sharing stories of his life and reciting some of his popular works.  A Community Book Read program.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 11
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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How to Use Pinterest to Discover New and Creative Ideas

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Patric Welch, Mr. Noobie, will teach you how to use Pinterest, including creating your own Pinterest boards, pinning content and sharing other people's content. Minimum of 5.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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Craft Night: DIY Bat Earrings

October 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Get in the Halloween spirit with staff member Jessica Hendry and make bat earrings with beads and wires.  Class limit is 10.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 12
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Candidate Forum

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The public is invited to this forum hosted by Energy Matters Community Coalition and Winding Waters Sierra Club. Candidates will have advance questions and some will be taken from the audience.  Those running for County Commissioner and County Council will be present.  David Doup will be the moderator.  

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CAMEO

October 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Columbus Area Multi Ethnic Association (CAMEO) invites you to their monthly meeting.  The host association will provide snacks representative of their country.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 13
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Hoosier Novels on the Big Screen

October 13 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Learn about the variety of novels penned by Hoosier authors which have made it to the big screen over the last several decades from Indiana’s Golden Age of Literature until the present day.  View film clips and learn fascinating tidbits about the novels and films.  Presenter Dan O’Brien is a former Emmy award-winning television sportscaster and freelance writer who lives in Greenwood.  A Community Book Read program.

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Just for Babies Story Times: 0-13 months

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Rhymes, songs, books and fun just for babies!

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Bartholomew County Writers Group

October 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Meet with other writers in the county, share ideas and learn.  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 14
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 15
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Weekly on the same day until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Open during regular library hours.  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 15
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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One Stroke Painting

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke. Participants will paint autumn leaves on slate.  Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instructor.  $25 fee covers all supplies.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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Reading Time With Lottie

October 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Come read to Lottie, the Great Dane! You will have 15 minutes to practice your reading skills.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  For ages 5 and up.  Times are 10 AM or 2:30 PM.

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Mary Bateman Clark: Woman of Colour and Courage

October 15 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Narrative and re-enactment by Eunice Brewer-Trotter and Ethel Brewer-McCane, the great-great-great-granddaughters of Mary Bateman Clark, a slave who was indentured and brought to Indiana in the early 1800s by Indiana Territory “elites.” Clark sued her master for her freedom and won her precedent-setting case at the Indiana Supreme Court level in 1821.  A Community Book Read program.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 16
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 17
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Teen Book Club: Dystopian Fiction

October 17 @ 4:15 pm - 5:15 pm

Read any teen dystopia book and come prepared to tell us a little bit about the book - no spoilers, please!

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Topics in Permaculture: Principles of Permaculture

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

  According to author Bill Mollison “Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments.”  Presenters are Rhonda Baird a permaculture advocate from Bloomington and Cheryl Carter Jones who is establishing a 10+ acre sustainable farm in Columbus.  Session is the first in a five-part series organized by Kris Medic from the Extension Office.

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Essential Oils and Aging

October 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Presenter Carissa Rusin will provide general information on essential oils with an emphasis on topics that concern the aging process.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 18
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Two Hundred Years of Indiana History with James H. Madison

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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As we celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial, James Madison, author of Hoosiers: A New History of Indiana, this year’s Community Book Read selection, will present some of the best stories of our past--from Hoosier pioneers, through the Civil War, to the 21st century. His illustrated talk will highlight connections between past and present and help us think about our future.  Madison is the Thomas and Kathryn Miller Professor Emeritus of History, at Indiana University, Bloomington.  He serves on the boards of Indiana Humanities and the Indiana Historical Society and as a member of the Indiana Bicentennial…

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 19
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Andrews Strings Studio Recital- Students of Laura Andrews

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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The public is invited to this recital which includes two ensembles playing a couple of pieces, as well as each private student presenting a short recital piece. The performing students range in age from 7 to 18. They perform for various community events during the year, including such things as recitals for retirement centers, the Chinese New Year celebration, and the Columbus Symphony Christmas program and family concert.    

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 20
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Just for Babies Story Times: 0-13 months

October 20 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am

Rhymes, songs, books and fun just for babies!

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Eat for Cheap: Apple Cider Float – for Teens

October 20 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Together, we will make, and drink, apple cider floats by following the recipe. All supplies provided.

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The Four Squares of Retirement

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Samantha Wilmot, Bankers Life, will discuss Medicare, extended care planning, financial planning and life insurance.  Program is for those 60 and over wanting retirement information.  And others interested in these areas.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 21
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 22
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Weekly on the same day until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Open during regular library hours.  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 22
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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American Girl Club

October 22 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Come and learn about Kaya and make a feather hair craft!  Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1288.  Ages 5 - 10.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 23
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 24
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 25
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Halloween Carnival

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pick up a ticket at the Children’s desk beginning October 17.  Halloween costume contest and games with a chance to take home a treat!  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 26
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Take a Walk With Clifford

October 26 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Bartholomew County Public Library, Safe Kids of Bartholomew County, and Columbus Regional Hospital Healthy Communities present a Clifford Story Time! We’ll read stories, make a craft, and everyone who attends will receive their own copy of Clifford Takes a Walk!

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Intro to Adobe After Effects

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn how to use motion graphics software, Adobe After Effects, to create a spooky scene just in time for Halloween! Don't forget to bring a jump drive to save your video. Basic computer skills required. Ages 10 and up.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 27
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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After School Movie: You Decide

October 27 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Teens, cast your votes now between The Nightmare Before Christmas and Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  Movie with the most votes will be shown on October 27.

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Topics in Permaculture: Permaculture Site Design

October 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

According to author Bill Mollison “Permaculture is a design system for creating sustainable human environments.”  Presenters are Rhonda Baird a permaculture advocate from Bloomington and Cheryl Carter Jones who is establishing a 10+ acre sustainable farm in Columbus.  Session is the second in a five-part series organized by Kris Medic from the Extension Office.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 28
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 29
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Weekly on the same day until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Open during regular library hours.  

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 29
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Snakehead Ed

October 29 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Learn about nature, reptiles, biomes, and science through interactive, close encounters with exotic snakes!  Program is for all ages.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 30
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 31
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Daily until October 31, 2016

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children's book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.  Sale open during regular library hours.

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