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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

February 2016

Romance Book Sale

February 1 - February 29
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All romance books in our ongoing book sale half price during February.

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Indiana State Parks: A Bicentennial Program

February 8 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Public historian and author Glory-June Greiff will explore the history of our state parks from the concept and the creation of our first state parks, Richard Lieber, the “Father of Indiana State Parks,” and the impact of the New Deal that lasts today.  Copies of Glory-June’s book People, Parks, and Perceptions: A History and Appreciation of Indiana State Parks will be available for purchase.  As Indiana celebrates its Bicentennial this year our state parks are celebrating their Centennial.  The library has…

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Valentine Mug Cake

February 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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Join us for a yummy evening and learn the art of mug cooking. Each participant will make (and eat) a simple brownie cake that bakes in the microwave; perfect for a quick Valentine’s dessert! Mugs provided. Limit 12.

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CAMEO

February 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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The Columbus Area Multi Ethnic Association (CAMEO) invites you to their monthly meeting.  The African American Association is this month’s host.  

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Bartholomew County Writers Group

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Meet with other writers in the county, share ideas and learn.  

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Uncover Food and Chemical Sensitivities: The ALCAT Test

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Dr. Kathleen Inman of Align Columbus Chiropractic will discuss the ALCAT Test (antigen leukocyte antibody test).  This test may help uncover which foods and other substances trigger chronic inflammation and its related health issues such as gastrointestinal, metabolic disorders and others. The ALCAT Test measures cellular reactions to over 450 substances. Medical studies using the ALCAT Test to guide diet have shown significant improvement of many common symptoms.

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Uncover Food and Chemical Sensitivities: The ALCAT Test

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This event is FREE! Dr. Kathleen Inman of Align Columbus Chiropractic will discuss the ALCAT Test (antigen leukocyte antibody test). This test may help uncover which foods and other substances trigger chronic inflammation and its related health issues such as gastrointestinal, metabolic disorders and others. The ALCAT Test measures cellular reactions to over 450 substances. Medical studies using the ALCAT Test to guide diet have shown significant improvement of many common symptoms.

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Bartholomew County Writers Group

February 11 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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Understanding Sacrifice

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Last year Central Middle School history teacher Alan Birkemeier was one of 18 teachers selected nationwide by the National History Day project to research a fallen WW II soldier buried in Europe and then to visit his gravesite.  For a year Birkemeier researched the life of Ogilville native Chester Lane; in July 2015 Birkemeier placed a piece of Indiana limestone and an American flag from Lane’s brother on Lane’s grave in France and gave a small eulogy.  During this program…

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Understanding Sacrifice

February 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

This event is FREE! Last year Central Middle School history teacher Alan Birkemeier was one of 18 teachers selected nationwide by the National History Day project to research a fallen WW II soldier buried in Europe and then to visit his gravesite. For a year Birkemeier researched the life of Ogilville native Chester Lane; in July 2015 Birkemeier placed a piece of Indiana limestone and an American flag from Lane’s brother on Lane’s grave in France and gave a small…

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The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh

February 13 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Immerse yourself in one of the most iconic landscapes in children’s literature: the Hundred Acre Wood. Not many know that it is a real place in East Sussex, England called Ashdown Forest.  Kathryn Aalto, author of The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest That Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood leads a nostalgic, visually-rich journey into the place where A. A. Milne lived and set the tender adventures of Pooh and his band of friends. Learn about Milne’s…

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Indiana’s Vice Presidents: A Bicentennial Program

February 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Celebrate Presidents Day by learning about the five vice presidents that came from Indiana.  Executive Director of the Quayle Vice Presidential Learning Center in Huntington, Daniel Johns is our presenter for this non-partisan talk.  Indiana is America's second-greatest source of seconds in command.  Program is for all ages and sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.

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Coin Collecting

February 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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Presenter Wayne Rust has been collecting coins for over 50 years.  He will cover how to get started in coin collecting, what to collect, where to buy or sell coins, conditions and grading of coins and collecting for profit or hobby. Wayne will bring some of his collection with him including a coin from the 1800s and odd and no longer minted coins such as two and thee cent pieces.  His special interest is in type coins from half penny…

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3D Design Basics Using Tinkercad

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Learn the basics of designing 3D objects to print using the free online program, Tinkercad. Items created in class will be printed on our 3D printer and will be available for pick up the following week. Must have basic computer skills.   Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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3D Design Basics: Using Tinkercad

February 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn the basics of designing 3D objects to print using the free online program, Tinkercad. Items created in class will be printed on our 3D printer and will be available for pick up the following week. Must have basic computer skills. Must register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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Starting a Small Business

February 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
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This presentation will explain the different basic steps and considerations any new owner needs to think about and plan their new business around.  The session is free, is  presented by SCORE, a local not for profit, no change , confidential volunteer organization that  operates in  the Columbus Area Chamber office whose mission is to support the growth and success of local small businesses.

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One Stroke Painting

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke.  Participants will paint sunflowers 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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One Stroke Painting

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke. Participants will paint sunflowers on a wrapped canvas. Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instructor. $25 fee covers all supplies. For ages 13 and over. Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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DNA 101

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Phyllis McLaughlin of Twisted Roots Genealogy http://www.twistedrootsresearch.com will explain different kinds of DNA tests, what each test can reveal based on what the tester is hoping to discover and an overview of the three major testing companies and their procedures.  Program is open to the public and sponsored by the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society.  This program was originally scheduled for January 23.  

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Making College Affordable

February 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Robyn Spoon, college planning expert, will discuss ways to make college affordable.  She will cover how grades and test scores can help cut the cost of college; how much money is truly available for athletic, music and other talent scholarships and do people really pay the sticker price for college?  She will also cover government loans and grants and spend some time discussing the new SAT and changes to National Merit Scholarships.

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Art House in the Red Room – Film Series

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Host Kyle Willey will show the 1955 film noir Crashout starring William Bendix (Life of Riley TV series), William Talman (Hamilton Burger on Perry Mason), Arthur Kennedy and others.  Crashout begins with a violent prison break and was advertised as, “the desperate cry of caged men who go over the wall; Gunmen on the Loose! And “Killers…each destroyed by his own weakness.”

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Art House in the Red Room

February 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Host Kyle Willey will show the 1955 film noir Crashout starring William Bendix. Crashout begins with a violent prison break and was advertised as, “the desperate cry of caged men who go over the wall.”

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Helping You Feel Better…Even When You’re Well

February 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn more about the newest innovation in Health Care.  Wellconnect, located on the corner of 3rd and Washington, offers a comfortable, modern environment in downtown Columbus to connect with wellness experts, healthcare professionals and many others.  Learn more about the Wellconnect Care Center, Wellness Classes on site, educational opportunities for individual and small businesses, as well as how you can connect to primary care physicians, specialty medical care, health/wellness coaching and insurance opportunities.  Joy Perry, Program Coordinator, will give an…

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