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Bartholomew County Public Library

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

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August 2017

Avenue of the Architects

August 24 - November 26
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Explore the architecture of Columbus’ Fifth Street in this photography exhibit with works by Hadley Fruits, Balthazar Korab, and Adam Reynolds.

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November 2017

Wellness Class

November 27 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Brianna Stewart with Family Chiropractic and Wellness will highlight common conditions associated with aging, such as headaches and back and neck pain, and how to keep your body healthy through prevention.

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Smart Choices: Health Insurance

November 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Health care navigator Leah Boas and Harriet Armstrong of Purdue Extension will share tools which can be used to help eliminate the intimidation of selecting health insurance by better evaluating options so that one can make a “smart choice” in health insurance from the Market Place or employer supplied options.  Register at mybcpl.org.

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Build a Better Reader Pre K-K

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Parent/child workshop focuses on comprehension. We will have some discussion, modeling and time to practice some of the activities with your own child.  Register at mybcpl.org

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Art House in the Red Room Film Series

November 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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ivanschildhood

Host Kyle Willey will show the 1962 film Ivan’s Childhood.  The film is about Ivan, a 12-year old Soviet orphan during WW II.  English subtitles.

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Build a Better Reader Grades 1-2

November 28 @ 7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Parent/child workshop focuses on comprehension. We will have some discussion, modeling and time to practice some of the activities with your own child.  Register at mybcpl.org

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Coder Dojo Python Ages 12-17

November 29 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Coder Dojo Python - Learn how to create stories, games and animations using Python in an informal & creative environment.  We will be using the Raspberry Pi to explore Physical Computing.

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A Winter’s Ball for Teens: Hamilton Party

November 29 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Celebrate the award-winning Hamilton: An American Musical. Activities will include trivia, discussion / fanpeeping, and possible rap battling. Non-Hamilfans are welcome to join and become fans. Snacks and drinks will be provided. Formal ball wear optional.  

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American Red Cross Blood Drive

November 30 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Give today.  Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org.  

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After School Movie: Wonder Woman (PG-13) OR Newsies (PG)

November 30 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Vote for the movie you want to see; the movie with the most votes will be shown. Fresh popcorn and drinks provided free of charge. Bring your friends! Voting begins November 1st.

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Researching the War of 1812

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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The stories and gravestones of many War of 1812 veterans are fading.  Learn how to research whether one of the 280,000 War of 1812 veterans is in your family tree.  Presenter Becky Speaker will also discuss how today's lineage societies still honor these veterans.   Speaker is a member of the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society and has done extensive research into the War of 1812.  

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December 2017

French Film Series – Les Choristes

December 1 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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chorus

Columbus Indiana Accueil begins their series of French language films with Les Choristes.  Released in 2004 the film tells the story of a music teacher at a school for troubled boys in 1949 France.  It was nominated for two Academy Awards in 2005 for best Foreign Language Film and Best Song.  English subtitles.

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Weave an Angel

December 2 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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$9.00
angelwoven

Supply fee $9.00, For ages 12 and up. Max of 15. Register at mybcpl.org under Events. Weave and decorate an angel to give as a gift or just keep it for yourself.  You decide the color of robe; add a halo, wings and a wreath.  This is a good project for a beginning weaver.  Instructors are Ruth and Kathy Shroyer of Sisters’ Handcrafted Baskets.

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Classic Movie Matinee – Holiday Affair

December 2 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Holidayaffair1949

Janet Leigh and Robert Mitchum star in this 1949 black and white comedy.  Film also features Harry Morgan and Wendell Corey. Based on the Christmas Gift by John D. Weaver.  

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Tech Review

December 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Stop by and learn about our Snap Together Electric Circuit Kits and make a light-up card or game with staff member Deb Gaff.  Snap Together Electric Circuit Kits will be available later this month at the Children’s Circulation Desk for check out during your library visit.

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Food for Fines

December 4 - December 17
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. Food will go to Love Chapel and the Hope Food Pantry.  

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DIY for Teens: Cookie & Ornament Decorating

December 4 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Decorate a cookie, an ornament, or both.  All supplies provided.  

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Reading Time With Lottie Ages 5-12

December 4 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Read to Lottie, the Great Dane.  You will have 15 minutes to practice your reading skills. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

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Yuletide Sing-Along

December 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Join us we sing some seasonal songs. Fun for all!

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Teens Supporting Teens

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 11, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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A support group for all teens in general to come and talk amongst teens with a counselor present. These sessions are part of Morgan Martindale’s senior project and she hopes everyone will be able to make connections and learn how to handle their emotions.

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Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime

December 4 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 18, 2017
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! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8

December 4 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 18, 2017
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! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

December 5 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017
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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French Storytime Ages 0-5

December 5 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil.

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Dickens of a Christmas

December 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Native Englander Tina Jesson, owner of Tina’s Traditional Tearoom, takes you on a journey of holiday traditions though Dickensian England. From the love story of the monarch, ties with Germany that brought the Christmas tree to British shores and a selection of festive fare with an overview of Dickens Life and his legacy.

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Teens Supporting Teens

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 11, 2017
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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A support group for all teens in general to come and talk amongst teens with a counselor present. These sessions are part of Morgan Martindale’s senior project and she hopes everyone will be able to make connections and learn how to handle their emotions.

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Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 18, 2017
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! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8

December 11 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 18, 2017
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! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

December 12 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017
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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Kaia: Interactive World Music Workshop

December 16 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Kaia will break down world music into unique rhythms, vowel sounds, meters, harmonies, etc., showing the diversity of music around the world. This fun show is tailored to kids and their families, with a 15-minute "meet the instruments" section where kids can come up and bang on the percussion. Kaia, based in Bloomington, is a vocal and percussion ensemble who perform world music in over 25 languages and a wide variety of vocal styles.

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Milk and Cookies Junior Storytime

December 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 18, 2017
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! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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Milk and Cookies Storytime Ages 3-8

December 18 @ 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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Weekly on the same day until December 18, 2017
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! This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.  

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3’s – 5’s Storytimes

December 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
|Recurring Event (See all)
Weekly on the same day until December 19, 2017
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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French Storytime Ages 0-5

December 19 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil.

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Art House in the Red Room Film Series

December 27 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bartholomew County Public Library, 536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
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Host Kyle Willey will show the 1987 German film Cobra Verde directed by Werner Herzog. The life of a fictional slave trader is depicted in the film. English subtitles.

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