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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/

Upcoming Events

June 2015
Free

Summer Reading Club

June 1 - August 7

Sign up online!  Read books, have fun, win prizes! Complete the club, win a bag of prizes, and be eligible for the $100 gift card grand prize!  Our theme is Every Hero Has a Story.  The club is for all ages.  

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Free

Super Summer Sale!

June 1 - August 31

All books in our ongoing book sale are half price June through August.  

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July 2015
Free

Face Swapping with Photoshop

July 2 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Have you ever wanted to try out a new hairstyle or outfit but didn’t want to take the plunge?  Try Face Swapping with Photoshop!  Must register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.   In the Digital Underground.

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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

July 6
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Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Reframe Columbus

July 6
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Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Free

Animal Chiropractic

July 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Many people don’t realize that chiropractic is an option for their pet. Animal chiropractor, Dr. Kathleen Inman, will give a talk on the benefits of chiropractic care for your pet. In addition she will tell you the signs and symptoms to look for that indicate your horse, dog or cat may benefit from a series of chiropractic adjustments. Kathleen will bring her dog Sophie with her to use as a demo patient.  In addition to her animal practice Kathleen also has a human chiro practice in…

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Free

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

July 7 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

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

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The Traveling Yogis on the Library Plaza

July 7 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Every week until July 28, 2015

We are a group of passionate yogis waiting for our permanent home in Columbus. In order to maintain our student base and practice we are offering free public classes in local outdoor spaces until we open our new studio. With a range of experience levels and class styles, our instructors will provide an hour of free yoga for anyone who wishes to join us on the plaza.  Our sequences will be accessible to all experience and fitness levels, with modifications…

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Free

Bartholomew County Writers Group

July 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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Free

Twitter Basics

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Mr. Noobie explains how to navigate through the basics of Twitter.  Some of his topics include signing up for an account; using the toolbar; hashtags; posting and retweeting.  Please register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.  Class will be cancelled if fewer than 5 register by July 7.  

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Free

Podcasting 101

July 9 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Have an idea for an awesome podcast but don’t know where to start?  Curtis Hartwell will show you the ropes on how to use our recording studio to produce your own podcast.  Must register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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$25 for supplies

One Stroke Painting

July 11 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke.  Participants will paint a songbird on a wrapped canvas   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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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

July 13
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Reframe Columbus

July 13
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Free

Acupuncture De-Mystified

July 14 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Marian Klaes, Licensed Acupuncturist, will discuss the basics of acupuncture.  Acupuncture promotes natural healing by enhancing the body’s recuperative power and immunity as well as improves overall function and well being. Dr. Klaes will cover some basics of acupuncture and various conditions for which it is a viable form of health care treatment. Some of her topics will include Does it hurt? Does insurance cover acupuncture? How does it work?  Currently she provides Acupuncture services in offices in Seymour…

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The Traveling Yogis on the Library Plaza

July 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until July 28, 2015

We are a group of passionate yogis waiting for our permanent home in Columbus. In order to maintain our student base and practice we are offering free public classes in local outdoor spaces until we open our new studio. With a range of experience levels and class styles, our instructors will provide an hour of free yoga for anyone who wishes to join us on the plaza.  Our sequences will be accessible to all experience and fitness levels, with modifications…

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Free

Know the 10 Signs: Early Detection Matters

July 16 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or behavioral changes, it’s time to learn the facts.  Early detection of Alzheimer’s disease gives you a chance to begin drug therapy, enroll in clinical studies and plan for the future.  Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.  

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Free

Editing Home Movies in Premiere

July 16 @ 6:30 pm

There’s nothing worse than boring home movies.  Spice it up with transitions and text using Adobe Premiere!  Bring your own videos or we’ll provide footage and learn the basics of video editing.  Must register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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Free

Civil War Book Discussion Group

July 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

A Short History of Reconstruction, Updated Edition by Eric Foner, will be discussed.  The group meets every other month.    

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Free

Artist Spotlight Series – On the Plaza

July 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hear local musical artists and purchase local food from Flatrock Flatbread and BikeCaffe Beatrice.

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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

July 20
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Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Reframe Columbus

July 20
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Free

Diabetes and Your Feet

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Brandon Gumbiner a podiatrist in private practice with Indiana Podiatry Group will provide an informational talk about diabetes and foot care.  His presentation is appropriate whether you or your family member is newly diagnosed with diabetes, or someone who has been dealing with diabetes for a long time.  

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The Traveling Yogis on the Library Plaza

July 21 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until July 28, 2015

We are a group of passionate yogis waiting for our permanent home in Columbus. In order to maintain our student base and practice we are offering free public classes in local outdoor spaces until we open our new studio. With a range of experience levels and class styles, our instructors will provide an hour of free yoga for anyone who wishes to join us on the plaza.  Our sequences will be accessible to all experience and fitness levels, with modifications…

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Free

Every Hero Has a Story: Gene Stratton-Porter

July 23 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Historian Glory-June Greiff, a professional narrator and performer, presents a first-person program of the successful naturalist, novelist, and photographer Gene Stratton-Porter (1863-1924), whose environmentalist writings speak volumes to us today. Gene Stratton-Porter reminisces about her early life on a Wabash County farm, tells of her beginnings in writing and photography, and reads from some of her fiction and non-fiction pieces.  Program sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.  

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Free

Illustrator Basics

July 23 @ 6:30 pm

Adobe Illustrator can look a bit confusing at first glance but I’ll walk through the steps with you on creating a cool looking illustration.  Must register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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Free

Be a Hero: American Red Cross Blood Drive

July 24 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Be a hero by donating blood.  Register at redcrossblood.org – click on Give Blood – Find a Blood Drive.  Donors will receive a certificate for one free book from our on-going Book Sale and a free appetizer from Texas Roadhouse.

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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

July 27
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

Find out more »

Reframe Columbus

July 27
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Free

Every Hero Has a Story: Famous Hoosiers: Historic and Contemporary Legends

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

Notables ranging from David Letterman, Jane Pauley, Kurt Vonnegut and Hoosier astronauts to historic figures such as Cole Porter, Hoagy Carmichael, Madam Walker and Johnny Appleseed will be the focus of a presentation by Indianapolis-based author, historian and radio host Nelson Price. Profiles and vignettes of more than 160 famous Hoosiers from all walks of life are featured in the latest edition of his book Indiana Legends: Famous Hoosiers from Johnny Appleseed to David Letterman. Nelson also will discuss the…

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Free

Every Hero Has a Story: Karen McCaa

July 28 @ 6:30 pm

Karen McCaa, former Columbus North and Eastern Illinois basketball star who became a guidance counselor and motivational speaker, has been battling a collection of physically debilitating diseases, including one of the worst cases of Lyme’s Disease in the nation, for a number of years.  Karen will share her message that life is precious.  We all have a purpose and that no matter what you do you need to dream.  She has said, “Life may knock you flat, but then you…

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The Traveling Yogis on the Library Plaza

July 28 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until July 28, 2015

We are a group of passionate yogis waiting for our permanent home in Columbus. In order to maintain our student base and practice we are offering free public classes in local outdoor spaces until we open our new studio. With a range of experience levels and class styles, our instructors will provide an hour of free yoga for anyone who wishes to join us on the plaza.  Our sequences will be accessible to all experience and fitness levels, with modifications…

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Free

Birds of Prey

July 30 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Leslie Grow from The Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center at Hardy Lake will present a live bird of prey program highlighting native hawks, owls, and falcons.  The Dwight Chamberlain Raptor Center serves as a bird of prey rehabilitation facility and houses non-releasable birds of prey that are used in educational programming.  Program is for all ages and is sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.  

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Free

Celebrate Henry Moore’s Birthday on the Plaza

July 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Who is Henry Moore?  His Large Arch dominates the Library Plaza and today would be his 117th birthday.  Join the library and the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives in the celebration.  Bring a picnic meal and listen to Born Mountaineer’s music.  The Traveling Yogis will be there and all ages can take part in drawing your own interpretation of the Arch.

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August 2015

Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

August 3
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Reframe Columbus

August 3
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

August 10
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

Find out more »

Reframe Columbus

August 10
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

August 17
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Reframe Columbus

August 17
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

August 24
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

Find out more »

Reframe Columbus

August 24
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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