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

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May 2017

Summer Reading Challenge

May 27
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Weekly on the same day until July 24, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Build a Better World.  Those participating will be challenged to learn a new hobby, read outside their comfort zone, volunteer, and more.  Lots of exciting programs all summer long.  Prizes awarded for completing challenges and for attending library programs.  Kickoff is at the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School, noon to 3 PM on May 13.

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Science is Fun! Grades 4-6

May 27 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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An activity based session to create simple scientific toys and learn science the easy way. Program sponsor is KPIT Infosystems Inc., Columbus.

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Whodunit? Murder, Mayhem & Malice Book Sale

May 29
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Weekly on the same day until May 29, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one mystery book at our ongoing book sale in May and get one free!

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Crazy 8’s Club Grades K-2

May 31 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, a totally new kind of math club. Activities include   Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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June 2017

Large Print Book Sale

June 1
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.  

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Reading Time with Lottie Ages 5-12

June 1 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Read to Lottie, the Great Dane.  Each child has 15 minutes to practice their reading skills. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Book Discussion Group: Lost Horizon

June 1 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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losthorizonbook

Librarian Robert Mixner selected 1933’s Lost Horizon by James Hilton as it ties in with our Reading Challenge theme of Build a Better World.  The book gave us Shangri-La, and reading another time period's idea of an ideal world is a great way to interact with the theme of Build a Better World.

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LEGO Club Ages 6-12

June 2 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Let your creative mind run wild and join us for a brick building good time.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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LEGO Club Ages 6-12

June 2 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Let your creative mind run wild and join us for a brick building good time.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 3
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Weekly on the same day until July 24, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Build a Better World.  Those participating will be challenged to learn a new hobby, read outside their comfort zone, volunteer, and more.  Lots of exciting programs all summer long.  Prizes awarded for completing challenges and for attending library programs.  Kickoff is at the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School, noon to 3 PM on May 13.

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Science is Fun for Grades 4-6

June 3 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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An activity based session to create simple scientific toys and learn science the easy way. Program sponsor is KPIT Infosystems Inc., Columbus.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events

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Food for Fines June 5-17

June 5
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Weekly on the same day until July 4, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Pay overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items.  For every dollar owed in fines at least one food item must be donated.  Food for Fines is not available to customers with damaged or lost materials. Individuals without library fines wishing to donate food items may do so at any library location. Items most needed by the food pantries include canned fruit, canned meats, mac and cheese, peanut butter, pasta, cereal and oatmeal.  Food will go to Love Chapel and the Hope Food Pantry.  

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Build a Better World Summer Celebration

June 5 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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We are so excited about our Summer Reading Challenge that we decided to throw a party!  Enjoy life-size games, story stations, face painting, balloon art, library tours, songs from the Columbus Indiana Children’s Concert Choir and more during this fun and free event.

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Ages 3-5 Storytime

June 6 @ 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 first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

June 6 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Receive emotional support and 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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Drawing on the Plaza

June 6 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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With the Large Arch as the focal point, T. Kelly Wilson, Director and Associate Professor IU Center for Art+Design, and Lloyd Brooks from Ivy Tech, will lead all skill levels in this 2-day experience.  Easels, drawing boards and paper will be provided. If you prefer to sit please bring a chair.

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Meditation

June 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Session is for those 6 and over.  Presented by Pyramid Meditation Center.

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Ones & Twos Storytime

June 7 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Enjoy a fun story or two and interact with other kids.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Ages 3-5 Storytime

June 7 @ 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 serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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DIY for Teens -Paint Bookends

June 7 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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You paint our bookends and leave your mark at the library forever. Use a book as your inspiration or your own creativity.  Grades 7-12.  

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Around the World for Grades 3-6

June 7 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Learn about different countries including geography, culture, food and music.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Drawing on the Plaza

June 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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With the Large Arch as the focal point, T. Kelly Wilson, Director and Associate Professor IU Center for Art+Design, and Lloyd Brooks from Ivy Tech, will lead all skill levels in this 2-day experience.  Easels, drawing boards and paper will be provided. If you prefer to sit please bring a chair.

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6 Ways Mushrooms Can Save the World

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Mycologist Paul Stamets covers 6 ways the mycelium fungus can help save the universe during this TED Talk.  Program is sponsored by the Sierra Club and open to all.

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Large Print Book Sale

June 8
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.  

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Ones & Twos Storytime

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Enjoy a fun story or two and interact with other kids.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Just for Babies Storytime

June 8 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Rhymes, songs, books & fun just for babies, 0-13 months.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Bartholomew County Writers Group

June 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Meet with other writers in the county, share ideas and learn.  

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Build a Better World One Drop at Time: Part One

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Carissa Rusin and Ann Taylor will discuss how essential oils can help you build a better future for yourself, your loved ones and the planet at large.

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Bart’s Summer Adventure for Grades 3-6

June 9 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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After you learn about our Russian Tortoise Bart you will make a replica version of Bart to take with you this summer.  Send us your pics of Bart from his summer adventures and they will be displayed in the Children’s Department.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 10
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Weekly on the same day until July 24, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Build a Better World.  Those participating will be challenged to learn a new hobby, read outside their comfort zone, volunteer, and more.  Lots of exciting programs all summer long.  Prizes awarded for completing challenges and for attending library programs.  Kickoff is at the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School, noon to 3 PM on May 13.

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American Girl Club – Kit Kittredge

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Enjoy the film Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. For ages 6-12.  

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An All American Total Solar Eclipse

June 10 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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On August 21 the United States will be treated to the first total eclipse of the sun visible in the country in almost 40 years. Astronomer Kevin J. Manning will look into the causes of an eclipse and other celestial events. Weather permitting there will be outside telescope viewing after the main program. Suggested for ages 8 and over.  

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Food for Fines June 5-17

June 12
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Weekly on the same day until July 4, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Pay overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items.  For every dollar owed in fines at least one food item must be donated.  Food for Fines is not available to customers with damaged or lost materials. Individuals without library fines wishing to donate food items may do so at any library location. Items most needed by the food pantries include canned fruit, canned meats, mac and cheese, peanut butter, pasta, cereal and oatmeal.  Food will go to Love Chapel and the Hope Food Pantry.  

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Teen Book Club

June 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Read a teen book in any genre with a main character who identifies as LGBTQ+. Tell us a little bit about your book and hear about other books from everyone else. Snacks provided.

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Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime

June 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  Ages 1-2.  

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Milk and Cookies Storytime

June 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  Ages 3-8.

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Ages 3-5 Storytime

June 13 @ 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 first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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Ones & Twos Storytime

June 14 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Enjoy a fun story or two and interact with other kids.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Ages 3-5 Storytime

June 14 @ 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 serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Hogwarts for Muggles: Butter Beer

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Together, we will make and drink a copycat Butter Beer recipe. All supplies provided.  Grades 7-12.

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Around the World for Grades 3-6

June 14 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Learn about different countries including geography, culture, food and music.  .  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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CAMEO

June 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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The Columbus Area Multi Ethnic Organization (CAMEO) invites you to their monthly meeting.  The Pakistan Association will provide snacks representative of their country.

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Large Print Book Sale

June 15
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.  

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Ones & Twos Storytime

June 15 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Enjoy a fun story or two and interact with other kids.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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Just for Babies Storytime

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Rhymes, songs, books & fun just for babies, 0-13 months.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Build a Better World through Laughter

June 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Certified Laughter Leader-Expert Carol Filkins, MS, will share practices to prevent hardening of the attitudes and facilitate laughter exercises--all ages welcome!  Some of Carol’s topics include the benefits of laughter, laughter research and the practices of good-hearted living.

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Live on the Plaza: The Groovaloos

June 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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The Columbus Area Arts Council is pleased to announce that The Groovaloos will perform at Live on the Plaza on Friday, June 16, 2017. The free outdoor event begins at 7:00 pm at the Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 Fifth Street, Columbus, Indiana. Bring family, friends, and lawn chairs. Rain location is The Commons.   The Groovaloos’ theatrical take on street, funk, and hip hop dance has thrilled audiences on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, So You Think you Can…

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 17
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Weekly on the same day until July 24, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Build a Better World.  Those participating will be challenged to learn a new hobby, read outside their comfort zone, volunteer, and more.  Lots of exciting programs all summer long.  Prizes awarded for completing challenges and for attending library programs.  Kickoff is at the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School, noon to 3 PM on May 13.

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Saving Amy

June 17 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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The journey of faith Michael and Janice Lawson began in the early 1980’s when daughter Amy was born with a rare kidney disease is the focus of this program and the book Saving Amy by Janice Lawson.  Amy has had at least five major surgeries and is now married with a son.

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$25.00

Decorative Painting

June 17 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Learn how to pant a sunset on a wrapped 16 x 20 canvas.  $25 fee covers all supplies.  All skill level of painters are welcome. Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a certified one stroke and oil teacher.  Register at mybcpl.org or call 812-379-1266.     For adults and teens.

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Food for Fines June 5-17

June 19
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Weekly on the same day until July 4, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Pay overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items.  For every dollar owed in fines at least one food item must be donated.  Food for Fines is not available to customers with damaged or lost materials. Individuals without library fines wishing to donate food items may do so at any library location. Items most needed by the food pantries include canned fruit, canned meats, mac and cheese, peanut butter, pasta, cereal and oatmeal.  Food will go to Love Chapel and the Hope Food Pantry.  

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Reading Time with Lottie Ages 5-12

June 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Read to Lottie, the Great Dane.  Each child has 15 minutes to practice their reading skills. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Library Architecture Tour

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Join Tricia Gilson, archivist of the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, for an architectural tour of the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library. Meet on the steps of First Christian Church.

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Build a Cardboard Race Car for Pre K – 12

June 19 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Using provided materials build your own race car.  Come back on June 23 at 6:30 p.m. with your car and attend our Cardboard Grand Prix Race.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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$25.00

Flute Workshop Led by Kevin Locke

June 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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$25 fee. For ages 8+. Kevin Locke is a preeminent player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute. Participants will build their own flute, practice breathing exercises and learn how to play in unison with fellow students. They will be invited to participate and play with Kevin during his evening performance. If you register for the workshop and discover you cannot attend please cancel your reservation so others can attend. Thank-you. Fee needs to be paid in cash at the workshop.…

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Build a Better World with Kevin Locke: Hoop of Life

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Kevin Locke, a cultural ambassador from the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe, combines a musical performance, storytelling, traditional Lakota hoop dancing and discussion of North American Indian heritage in his performance. In addition to being a hoop dancer, Locke is an educator, storyteller and player of the indigenous Northern Plains flute.  He is also a board member of The Language Conservancy.  Rain location is the Red Room.  

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Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime

June 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  Ages 1-2.

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Milk and Cookies Storytime

June 19 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  Ages 3-8.

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Ages 3-5 Storytime

June 20 @ 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 first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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Water Safety

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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This event, sponsored by Community Partners for Child Safety will inform you about water safety awareness topics such as swimming pool, retention pond, bath tub and other water safety topics.  Enter your name to win an annual family pool pass.  

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Ones & Twos Storytime

June 21 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Enjoy a fun story or two and interact with other kids.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Ages 3-5 Storytime

June 21 @ 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 serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Around the World for Grades 3-6

June 21 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Learn about different countries including geography, culture, food and music.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.  

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Movie – A Dog’s Purpose

June 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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dogspurpose

In this PG rated film a dog discovers his purpose over the course of several lifetimes.

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Large Print Book Sale

June 22
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.  

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Ones & Twos Storytime

June 22 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Enjoy a fun story or two and interact with other kids.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Just for Babies Storytime

June 22 @ 11:00 am - 11:30 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Rhymes, songs, books & fun just for babies, 0-13 months.  Programs are first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Autism Friendly Movie-The Nut Job

June 22 @ 6:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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The lights will be up and the sound down and no one will mind if you talk or move around during the showing of the PG rated The Nut Job.

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LEGO Club Ages 6-12

June 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Let your creative mind run wild and join us for a brick building good time.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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LEGO Club Ages 6-12

June 23 @ 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Let your creative mind run wild and join us for a brick building good time.  Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Cardboard Grand Prix 2017 for Pre K – 12

June 23 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Race your cars you made on June 19 on the main floor of the library after hours.  Different races for different age groups.  Follow the race up by watching the G rated film  Cars.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Summer Reading Challenge

June 24
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until July 24, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Build a Better World.  Those participating will be challenged to learn a new hobby, read outside their comfort zone, volunteer, and more.  Lots of exciting programs all summer long.  Prizes awarded for completing challenges and for attending library programs.  Kickoff is at the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School, noon to 3 PM on May 13.

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Saturday Morning Cartoons-Lego Batman Movie

June 24 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Enjoy this PG rated 2017 film.

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Classic Movie Matinee – Lost Horizon

June 24 @ 2:00 pm - 4:15 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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LostHorizonfilm

Lost Horizon is based on the book of the same name by James Hilton. The film came out in 1937, was directed by Frank Capra and stars Ronald Colman, Jane Wyatt, and Sam Jaffe.

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Food for Fines June 5-17

June 26
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Weekly on the same day until July 4, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Pay overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items.  For every dollar owed in fines at least one food item must be donated.  Food for Fines is not available to customers with damaged or lost materials. Individuals without library fines wishing to donate food items may do so at any library location. Items most needed by the food pantries include canned fruit, canned meats, mac and cheese, peanut butter, pasta, cereal and oatmeal.  Food will go to Love Chapel and the Hope Food Pantry.  

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Internet Gaming Grades 1-6

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Learn where to find games on the Internet and how to set the computer up to play them.  Many games require downloading software and you will learn what is necessary to play them. Pick up a ticket at the Children's desk.

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TAB: Teen Advisory Board

June 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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TAB is made up of local teens who meet with the Teen Services Librarian once a month to provide feedback and suggestions for future programs.  To join fill out an application in the Teen Area and return it to the librarian.

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Juggling Up The Ladder

June 26 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Paul Kelly will demonstrate a variety of juggling techniques with lots of different items. After the program there will be a juggling clinic where attendees can learn how to juggle for themselves.

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Wicked Columbus, Indiana

June 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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wickedcolum

Paul Hoffman will chat about his new book Wicked Columbus, Indiana.  Learn about the unscrupulous past of Columbus including Lillian "Todie" Tull's house  of ill-repute, two different father-and-son hoodlum partnerships and a fistfight between the mayor and a newspaper editor.  Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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Art House in the Red Room Film Series

June 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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rebecca

Host Kyle Willey will show the 1940 Hitchcock classic Rebecca based on the book of the same name by Daphne du Maurier.  Film stars Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine and won the 1941 Academy Award for best picture.  

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Build a Better Reader

June 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:15 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Parent teacher workshop will focus on building names.  Includes discussion, modeling and time to practice activities with your child.  For ages 4-7.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Large Print Book Sale

June 29
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.  

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Reading Time with Lottie Ages 5-12

June 29 @ 3:45 pm - 4:45 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Read to Lottie, the Great Dane.  Each child has 15 minutes to practice their reading skills. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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Stethoscope Series: Understanding Lung Cancer

June 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Meghana Raghavendra, MD, with Franciscan Physician Network, will discuss the risk factors for lung cancer and possible warning signs and symptoms.  Light refreshments and a free gift will be provided for every attendee.

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Build Your Own Dream House Grades 4-6

June 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Using different provided supplies design your own dream house.  Your house will resemble a shadow box.  Houses will be on display in the Children’s Department and then sent home for you to enjoy.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.  

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July 2017

Summer Reading Challenge

July 1
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Weekly on the same day until July 24, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Build a Better World.  Those participating will be challenged to learn a new hobby, read outside their comfort zone, volunteer, and more.  Lots of exciting programs all summer long.  Prizes awarded for completing challenges and for attending library programs.  Kickoff is at the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School, noon to 3 PM on May 13.

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Food for Fines June 5-17

July 3
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Weekly on the same day until July 4, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Pay overdue fines by donating non-perishable food items.  For every dollar owed in fines at least one food item must be donated.  Food for Fines is not available to customers with damaged or lost materials. Individuals without library fines wishing to donate food items may do so at any library location. Items most needed by the food pantries include canned fruit, canned meats, mac and cheese, peanut butter, pasta, cereal and oatmeal.  Food will go to Love Chapel and the Hope Food Pantry.  

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Large Print Book Sale

July 6
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.  

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Summer Reading Challenge

July 8
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Weekly on the same day until July 24, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Build a Better World.  Those participating will be challenged to learn a new hobby, read outside their comfort zone, volunteer, and more.  Lots of exciting programs all summer long.  Prizes awarded for completing challenges and for attending library programs.  Kickoff is at the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School, noon to 3 PM on May 13.

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Large Print Book Sale

July 13
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.  

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Summer Reading Challenge

July 15
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Weekly on the same day until July 24, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Build a Better World.  Those participating will be challenged to learn a new hobby, read outside their comfort zone, volunteer, and more.  Lots of exciting programs all summer long.  Prizes awarded for completing challenges and for attending library programs.  Kickoff is at the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School, noon to 3 PM on May 13.

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Large Print Book Sale

July 20
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Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.  

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Summer Reading Challenge

July 22
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Weekly on the same day until July 24, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Theme for the Summer Reading Challenge is Build a Better World.  Those participating will be challenged to learn a new hobby, read outside their comfort zone, volunteer, and more.  Lots of exciting programs all summer long.  Prizes awarded for completing challenges and for attending library programs.  Kickoff is at the Literacy Festival at Central Middle School, noon to 3 PM on May 13.

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Large Print Book Sale

July 27
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until July 27, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Buy one large print book, get two free all June in our on-going book sale area.  

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