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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/

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July 2016

Summer Reading Club – Bartholomew County Public Library

July 25
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Weekly on the same day until July 25, 2016

Summer Reading Club for children, teen and adults begins June 6 and ends July 29.  This year’s theme is On Your Mark, Get Set, Read!  To finish the club all members need to read 500 minutes.  One grand prize awarded for each age group - $100 gift card to one person in each age group.  Along the way pick up prizes and have fun!

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Family Fun Night

July 25 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

An hour of bingo fun for the entire family!  Winning cards earn book prizes!

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Art House in the Red Room – Film Series

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Host Kyle Willey will show the film Stroszek a 1977 German film directed by Werner Herzog and starring Bruno S.  The film features a trio of unlikely friends who leave their lives in Berlin, certain that wealth and comfort await in America. One reviewer said of the film, “it presents an American nightmare that's funny, bizarre, and deeply, magnificently human.”

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Art House in the Red Room – Film Series

July 26 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bartholomew County Public Library Art House in the Red Room – Film Series Date/Time: Tuesday July 26, 6:00 p.m. Location: Bartholomew County Public Library Cost: free Host Kyle Willey will show the film Stroszek a 1977 German film directed by Werner Herzog and starring Bruno S. The film features a trio of unlikely friends who leave their lives in Berlin, certain that wealth and comfort await in America. One reviewer said of the film, “it presents an American nightmare that’s…

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Super Summer Sale

July 27
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Weekly on the same day until August 29, 2016

All summer in our on-going book sale area: buy 1 book, get 1 free!  Book Sale area open during regular library hours.

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Birds of Prey

July 27 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Staff 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.  

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Family Movie Night – Strange Magic

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Lucasfilm rated PG.

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Family Movie Night – Strange Magic

July 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bartholomew County Public Library Family Movie Night – Strange Magic Date/Time: Wednesday July 27, 6:00 p.m. Location: Bartholomew County Public Library Cost: free 3D computer-animated musical fantasy comedy film produced by Lucasfilm rated PG. Contact Information: mybcpl.org 812-379-1266

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Artist Spotlight Series on the Plaza

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Hang out on the plaza and listen to the rockin' sounds of Space Traitors!

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Artist Spotlight Series on the Plaza

July 29 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Bartholomew County Public Library Artist Spotlight Series on the Plaza Date/Time: July 29, 7:00 p.m. Location: Bartholomew County Public Library Cost: free Hang out on the plaza and listen to the rockin’ sounds of Space Traitors! Contact Information: mybcpl.org 812-379-1266

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Henry Moore’s Birthday Party

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrate Henry Moore’s birthday on the Library Plaza in the shadow of his sculpture Large Arch. Bring a picnic and listen to Born Mountaineer. Participate in a drawing activity sponsored by the Columbus Area Arts Council. Learn about Henry Moore and Large Arch in a pop-up exhibit by the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives. Have fun and love where you live!  

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Henry Moore’s Birthday Party

July 30 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Celebrate Henry Moore’s birthday on the Library Plaza in the shadow of his sculpture Large Arch. Bring a picnic and listen to Born Mountaineer. Participate in a drawing activity sponsored by the Columbus Area Arts Council. Learn about Henry Moore and Large Arch in a pop-up exhibit by the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives. Have fun and love where you live! Contact Information: mybcpl.org 812-379-1266

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August 2016

Supporting the Breastfeeding Mom

August 1 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Bartholomew County Breastfeeding Coalition presents this program in celebration of August being Breastfeeding Awareness Month.  Topics to be covered include an overview on the importance of a support network, how to provide physical and emotional support for the nursing mom, and local resources.

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Medicare

August 1 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

During this session participants will learn to meditate and experience their inner light.  Sessions are for those 6 and over.  Presented by Pyramid Meditation Center.  

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

August 2 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 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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Craft Night: Tassel Bracelet

August 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join staff member Jessica Hendry and learn to make a simple bracelet. You will start by making a basic tassel and then make a beaded bracelet and attach the tassel. Limit 15 Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.  Supplies provided.  

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Super Summer Sale

August 3
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Weekly on the same day until August 29, 2016

All summer in our on-going book sale area: buy 1 book, get 1 free!  Book Sale area open during regular library hours.

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Osteoarthritis

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Over 30 million Americans live with osteoarthritis. About 8.3 million new cases are diagnosed each year. An estimated 78 million Americans will be living with arthritis by 2040. In addition to immeasurable suffering, arthritis can create enormous individual, and societal financial loss. So you have been diagnosed with osteoarthritis - what treatment options do you have?  Presented by Dr. Sylvester Youlo, an orthopedic surgeon with Southern Indiana Orthopedics.

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Book Discussion Group: The Death of Artemio Cruz

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

The Death of Artemio Cruz by Carlos Fuentes will be discussed. The novel is about 20th century Mexico viewed through the eyes of a young soldier during the Mexican Revolution.  Pick up your copy now at the adult check out desk and join in the discussion.

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Wrestling

August 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Wrestlers and staff from EMERGE Wresting will be on hand to cover topics such as: How do wrestlers pick their names?  Are all of the various moves real, are some fake?  How do wrestlers stay in shape?  How does one get involved in wrestling? How are wrestling storylines developed?  Video clips from matches will be shown and questions from attendees will be answered.  Program is for all ages.

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Diabetes and Your Feet

August 8 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Podiatrist Dr. Brandon Gumbiner will discuss common foot problems as they relate to diabetes.  This 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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How To Subscribe and Listen to Podcasts

August 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

During this presentation, Patric Welch, a.k.a. Mr. Noobie, will tell you what you'll need to listen to a podcast and how to find and subscribe to your favorite podcasts.  

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Super Summer Sale

August 10
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Weekly on the same day until August 29, 2016

All summer in our on-going book sale area: buy 1 book, get 1 free!  Book Sale area open during regular library hours.

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CAMEO

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Columbus Area Multi Ethnic Association (CAMEO) invites you to their monthly meeting.  The Trinbago Association is this month’s host and will provide snacks representative of their country.  

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Animation Camp

August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Learn how to create and animate geometric shapes or minimal characters in After Effects during this two-day animation “camp" on August 10th and 17th.  Limit of 4.  Ages 10 and up.  Register at mybcpl.org under Events.

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Eat for Cheap: Slushies

August 11 @ 4:00 pm - 4:45 pm

Each teen will make (and drink) their own drink by following the recipe. All supplies provided.

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Bartholomew County Writers Group

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

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

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Credit Reports & Scores

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

Personal credit issues frustrating your dreams?  Lisa Piercefield with Apprisen will help you find out how to access your free credit report, learn how to dispute information, learn ways to improve your credit score and help you better understand how credit issues can impact many areas of your life. Lisa will give away a free Credit Health Education session as a door prize details at https://www.apprisen.com/che.  

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One Stroke Painting – Bicentennial Theme

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

Register at mybcpl.org or call 379-1266.  Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke.  In honor of the state’s bicentennial participants will paint a bicentennial themed picture on slate.  Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instructor.  $25 fee covers all supplies.

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Under the Sea Party

August 15 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Let's go under the sea at the library! We'll celebrate our ocean friends with games, snacks, crafts, and fun.  For ages 3-5.

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Radon and Our Health

August 16 @ 6:30 am - 7:30 pm

The team from Pro Inspections will discuss the different types of testing for radon gas in homes and apartments.  Booklets from the EPA will be available that cover how to have a healthy home.  Drawing will be held for one free short term radon test (48 hours) and one long term test (90 day).

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Super Summer Sale

August 17
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Weekly on the same day until August 29, 2016

All summer in our on-going book sale area: buy 1 book, get 1 free!  Book Sale area open during regular library hours.

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Hypertufa Container Demonstration

August 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Hypertufa is a blend of Portland cement, perlite and water which can be shaped into cool containers. Indiana artisan Carol Dale will demonstrate how to make a hypertufa container during this program sponsored by the Bartholomew County Master Gardeners.  Open to all.

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The Milky Way: Every Mother Has a Story-Film

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

The Milky Way is a sensitive and sometimes challenging treatment of the very personal matter of breastfeeding. Women in the United States are set up to fail and the U.S. rates reflect it. Two lactation consultants, Jennifer Davidson and Chantal Molnar, are fired up to change the cultural and political road blocks placed in front of woman wishing to breastfeed. Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Breastfeeding Coalition.

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3rd Annual Moonlight Loop

August 20 @ 9:00 pm - August 21 @ 12:00 am

A bicycle ride to benefit Columbus Animal Care Services! 19 mile ride free glow-in-the-dark shirt with registration light up your bike contest plenty of food ride will be led and assisted by Columbus Police Dept. and Bartholomew County Sheriff Reserve There will be a $25 entry fee until July 31. After that, registration is $30 Aug. 1- Aug 19. And will be $35 on the event day.

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Art House in the Red Room – Film Series

August 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Host Kyle Willey will show the 1962 Polish film Knife in the Water.  Co-written and directed by Roman Polanski it was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1963.  The film has only three actors and was filmed mostly on a sailboat and life raft.  Plot involves a married couple who pick up a hitchhiker on their way to go sailing.

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Essential Oils: Beyond the Basics

August 23 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Carissa Rusin will review key points from her June Essential Oils 101 session and then present a deeper look and how essential oils can not only benefit your wellness, but also the environments you live in.  How oils can be used in the house, in the car, and how this can help our wellness will be covered.

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Super Summer Sale

August 24
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Weekly on the same day until August 29, 2016

All summer in our on-going book sale area: buy 1 book, get 1 free!  Book Sale area open during regular library hours.

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Navigating the Journey

August 25 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Presenters Colleen North and Jenny Waltz are advocates for families needing assistance with an older relative.  They help in navigating the health care system, keep families informed and find additional resources that may be needed while the older relative is still in their home.  Together they have over 40 years of experience in the healthcare system.

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Artist Spotlight Series on the Plaza

August 26 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Columbus Symphony Orchestra Brass Ensemble will be playing.  Bring a chair and enjoy wonderful music in the great outdoors.

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Author Skype: Ellen Hopkins, author of Crank

August 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm

Interact with Ellen Hopkins LIVE as she shares her writing process, the path to publication, and the inspiration for her writing. There will be time at the end for the audience to ask her questions.  Program is for teens and adults.  

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Block Party

August 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Playing with blocks can provide experiences where children learn math and science, new words, pre-reading skills, social skills, and physical skills. Come in and try out the different block stations. Tickets available 30 minutes prior to program. Please stop by Children's Desk to pick up tickets. Space is limited!  Ages 2-7.

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Medicare Seminar

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

Register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.  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; illustrate the costs of Medicare and more.   Each attendee receives a printed handout of the important issues regarding their Medicare choices.  Presenter Scott Donahue is employed by Medicare Simplified, an independent, non-profit organization.  

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