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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

May 2015
Free

Whodunit? Murder, Mayhem and Malice Book Sale

May 1 - May 30

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

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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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Free

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

June 2 @ 4:30 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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Free

Every Hero Has a Story: GODFit: Through Love, Serve

June 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Local author John Hayden will talk about his book GODFit, a six week training program complete with spiritual devotions, exercise plans, nutrition guidance, and access to a exercise video archive.  Read more at http://godfit.com.

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Free

Hypertension

June 4 @ 6:30 pm

Hypertension is a condition in which the arteries have persistently elevated blood pressure and it can lead to damaged organs and several illnesses.  Dr. Nandu Gourineni, an Interventional Cardiologist at Columbus Regional Health, will cover the detection, evaluation and non-pharmacologic intervention for hypertension.  

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Free

Book Discussion Group-Bartholomew County Public Library

June 4 @ 6:30 pm

Join in the discussion of The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton.  Our new book discussion group, led by Reference Librarian Robert Mixner, meets every other month. Copies of The Age of Innocence are available at the library’s check out desk.

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Free

Comic Convention

June 5 @ 12:00 pm

Columbus’s own Comic Convention is happening today and tomorrow. Featuring two days worth of artists, illustrators, collectors, enthusiasts, and innocent library patrons, coming together to geek out on the awesomeness of comics. More info at http://chartwell3.wix.com/columbuscomiccon. Activities at various locations in the building. Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.  

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Free

Comic Convention

June 6 @ 10:00 am

The second day of our Comic Convention is happening today. Featuring artists, illustrators, collectors, enthusiasts, and innocent library patrons, coming together to geek out on the awesomeness of comics. More info at http://chartwell3.wix.com/columbuscomiccon. Activities at various locations in the building. Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.

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Free

Every Hero Has a Story: Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War

June 8 @ 6:30 pm

Stephen E. Towne will talk about his book Surveillance and Spies in the Civil War:  Exposing Confederate Conspiracies in America’s Heartland.  During the Civil War, the U.S. Army developed a sweeping espionage network to spy on civilians in the North suspected of disloyalty against President Abraham Lincoln’s government.  Towne is an archivist at IUPUI and author or editor of books and articles on the American Civil War.  Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.

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Free

Selling Your Home Seminar

June 9 @ 6:30 pm

Join Jane Kennedy of Century 21 Breeden Realtors, Lorie Stewart of Hamilton Title Co., and Dave Rosenburg of Accurate Home Inspections to learn more about the selling process, tips for preparing your home to show well, what happens during the inspection process including radon gas considerations, how to estimate your net proceeds at closing and more.  The 2015 real estate market is really hot, so it’s a great time to sell your home.  Knowledge is the key to making your…

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Free

Bartholomew County Writers Group

June 11 @ 6:00 pm

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

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Free

Protecting Your Smartphone from Prying Eyes & Thieves

June 11 @ 6:30 pm

In an age of identity theft it’s crucial you keep your smartphone, and the information it contains, protected from thieves.  Mr. Noobie will teach you how to keep your smartphone safe from thieves as well as what steps to take if your smartphone is misplaced or stolen.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.  Class will be cancelled if fewer than 5 register by June 9.  

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Free

Artist Spotlight Series – On the Plaza

June 12 @ 6:30 pm

Off Vibes will be performing along with others.  Food for sale from Flatrock Flatbread Company and Bikecaffe Beatrice.  Bring your own lawn chairs.  Interested in performing in the future?  Call 812-379-1294 or email chartwell@barth.lib.in.us.    

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Free

Every Hero Has a Story: The Tim Orr Family

June 15 @ 6:30 pm

Tim Orr was born with several birth defects.  He is now an award winning adjunct faculty member in Religious Studies at IUPUC. Tim will chat about his book We Named Her Faith: How We Became a Gospel-Centered Family.  His dramatic conversion and subsequent life change has been featured on Pat Robertson’s 700 Club. Tim has served as a pastor, church planter, and elder and also has a heart for building bridges with the Muslim community. His greatest joy in life,…

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Cholesterol

June 16 @ 6:30 pm

Cholesterol itself isn’t bad. We all have and need this wax-like substance in our bodies. But, high cholesterol is bad and is a major risk factor leading to heart disease, heart attack and stroke.  Dr. Firas Ghanem, Columbus Regional Health, will cover what you need to know about cholesterol and how to treat it.  

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Every Hero Has a Story: Tragedy to Triumph: A Quilter is Born

June 18 @ 10:00 am

Visually impaired Elizabeth Burns’ program is about her journey through life that will take you on an emotional ride.  She will amaze and inspire and leave you with a new understanding of what each of our inner strengths and abilities can be. Elizabeth’s quilts play a part in her presentation.  Program sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.

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