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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

October 2015

Treats not Tricks Book Sale

October 1 - October 31

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children’s book, get 2 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway.

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Art Auction

October 1 - October 31

For her senior project, Haylee Niedbalski painted 16” x 20” portraits of Edgar Allan Poe, Robert Frost and Ernest Hemmingway.  You can bid on these paintings during a silent auction through the end of October.  Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Library Associates.  Haylee donated the paintings to the Associates and she will not receive any funds from the sale of her artwork.  The paintings will be on display on the library’s main floor.

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Treatment of Common and Complex Foot and Ankle Conditions

October 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. Brandon Gumbiner a podiatrist in private practice with Indiana Podiatry Group will discuss several common foot and ankle conditions that range from simple to complex.  Both conservative and surgical treatment options will be discussed.

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Medicare Seminar

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

To be covered – When and how to enroll in Medicare; details on all of the components of Medicare; review making changes with your coverage in the future and more.   Each attendee receives a printed handout of the important issues regarding their Medicare choices.  Presenter Scott Donahue is employed by Medicare Simplified.

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October 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Columbus Area Multi Ethnic Association (CAMEO) will host its monthly meetings at the library.  These meetings are open to the public.  Host Association will be the Cummins Japanese Affinity Group.  More info at http://www.columbuscameo.org

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Art House in the Red Room – Film Series

October 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Join us for the inaugural film in this series hosted/curated by Kyle Willey.  Films will be shown the third Thursday/month beginning at 6:00 p.m.  This month Kyle will show Onibaba.  The film is set during Japan’s fourteenth century civil war.  Two women kill samurai and sell their belongings for a living.  Winner at the 1965 Blue Ribbon Awards for best cinematography and best supporting actress.

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One Stroke Painting

October 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke.  Participants will paint pumpkins 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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A Possible Dream: The Andrea Friedman Story

October 19 @ 6:30 am - 8:30 pm

An intimate portrait of Andrea Fay Friedman and her family narrated by actress and family friend, Joanne Woodward.  Andrea’s humor, warmth and quiet heroism are revealed as she negotiates life with Down Syndrome. Andrea is a film and television actress, and is sought after as a speaker to give keynote addresses at conventions around the world. The film also tells of her parents’ extraordinary courage, patience and determination. This film is part of The Arc of Bartholomew County’s Scenes of…

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Edgar Allan Poe

October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

John Richard Luther II from Indianapolis will present dramatizations and readings of some of the works of Edgar Allan Poe including The Tell-Tale Heart; Lenore; The Raven; Annabel Lee and Eldorado.  Program sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.

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Craft Night: Table Top Pumpkins

October 20 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Get ready for Fall as library staff member Jessica Hendry shows you how to turn 2x4s into table top pumpkins.  No sawing is required, only basic painting.  Limited to 15 participants.  Free.  Must register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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The Boy from Pleebo

October 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The Boy from Pleebo by Dr. Sylvester Youlo begins in the small town of Pleebo, in Liberia, and ends in the US.  It is the true story of Sylvester’s struggle to maintain his innocent optimism in the face of illnesses, poverty and near death experiences from the ethnic cleansing of his tribe, his journey through years of refugee camps and how he became one of the top graduates in his medical school.  The book navigates a unique but complex relationship…

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Dinner With Doppelgangers – A True Story of Madness and Recovery

October 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Statistics from the National Alliance on Mental Illness indicate that one in four adults experience mental illness in a given year.  Mental illness not only affects those with diagnoses, but their families, friends, and caregivers. Colleen Wells, author of Dinner With Doppelgangers – A True Story of Madness and Recovery, understands this well. She will read from her memoir which explores the author’s struggle with depression and mania, the hallmarks of bipolar disorder. Wells, who was diagnosed in late adolescence,…

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Professor Steve’s Spooky Science Show

October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Halloween Science

Professor Steve presents a program for all ages.  He will demonstrate and teach amazing science, all wrapped around the world of skeletons, laboratories and monster movies!  Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1288

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Genealogy Databases

October 24 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 pm

Library Director Jason Hatton will review and explain genealogy databases available at the library.  He will highlight the newest addition Fold3, collection of original US military records, including many from the US National Archives.  Program is sponsored by the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society and is open to the public.

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Exploring the Unknown

October 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Professional Paranormal Investigations present an in-depth look at the paranormal. Presentation will educate participants about what is commonly seen and heard on TV/social media regarding paranormal experiences by “debunking” what is real and what is phony. Extensive video and audio evidence from their own investigations will be presented.  Door prizes and a chance to enter the drawing for the 2015 Library Tour Paranormal Investigator’s Equipment Pack with a value of over $200.00.

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Kinesiology Tape

October 28 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Kinesiology tape is used for treating a wide variety of musculoskeletal and sports injuries, plus inflammatory conditions. Dr. Kathleen Inman will discuss how Kinesiology tape works, when to use it and how to apply the tape effectively. Members from the audience will be used to demonstrate different taping techniques. If you have an injury: wrist, elbow, shoulder, knee, or ankle and you would like to have taped please dress accordingly.

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EnrollColumbus: Affordable Health Care Act

October 29 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

This session will help you navigate purchasing health insurance on the insurance marketplace.  A certified navigator will answer questions.  Learn key insurance terms, setting a budget and more.  Open enrollment begins November 1.  Information provided by Columbus Regional Health.

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The Benefits of Spicing Up Your Life

October 29 @ 6:30 am - 8:00 pm

Staff from A Thyme For All Seasonings will cover the benefits of using premium balsamic vinegars, premium extra virgin olive oils and all natural spices/spice blends. There will be a few samples to taste and attendees will learn of the history of A Thyme For All Seasonings.

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