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Bartholomew County Public Library

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536 5th St
Columbus, IN 47201 United States
(812) 379-1255

Upcoming Events

April 2016

Spring Cleaning Book Sale

April 29
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Daily until April 30, 2016

All April buy one get two free in our ongoing book sale.  

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Library Fun(d) Night

April 29 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Play family-friendly games at the library after hours during this fundraiser for the Bartholomew County Library Associates.  Monies raised support the Summer Reading Club and all-age programming. Snacks for sale.  Grand Prize to be awarded! Bouncy House!  Title sponsor:  Old National Bank.  Platinum: Scott Andrews, Knitters Nook, Lawson Mote Pushor & Gamso, LLP; Mark A. Barr, DDS.  Gold: Candi Hester, Garb2Art, Coca-Cola.  

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Spring Cleaning Book Sale

April 30
|Recurring Event (See all)
Daily until April 30, 2016

All April buy one get two free in our ongoing book sale.  

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May 2016

Whodunit? Murder, Mayhem and Malice Book Sale

May 1 - May 29

Buy one mystery book at our ongoing book sale in May and get one free!  

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May 2 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Participants will learn to meditate and experience their inner light.  Session is for those 6 and over.  Presented by Pyramid Meditation Center.  

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Snap, Crackle, Pop: Ankle Arthritis, Injury, and Treatment Options

May 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Brandon Gumbiner will discuss ankle injuries, pain and arthritis as well as treatment options from ankle injections, bracing, and arthroscopy to fusion and replacement.

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Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

May 3 @ 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Receive emotional support and practical assistance.  Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.

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Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary With the Bard

May 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn from Dr. Laura Bates, ISU, of her groundbreaking work with prisoners in solitary confinement as she talks about her book Shakespeare Saved My Life: Ten Years in Solitary With the Bard. Program made possible through a grant from the Indiana Humanities and Novel Conversations Speakers Program.

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People and Birds

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Donna Stanley, Park Ranger at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, will discuss the 100 year old Migratory Bird Treaty Act, problems birds have had in the past to the present and how people can help.  Attendees will also learn about the Indiana Audubon Society’s Bicentennial Birding Big Year contest and receive a few birding tips.

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Tales from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

May 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This year marks Indiana’s Bicentennial and the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500.  Join longtime IMS employees, Peggy Wampler and Jerry Simo, as they chat about meet ups with famous drivers, stories of not-so-nice fans, exciting happenings at the IMS, and memorabilia on display.  A brand-new video that will be aired at the Speedway Museum will be shown.

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7 Apps You Absolutely Must Have on Your Smartphone

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
mobile phone apps

Patric Welch, a.k.a. Mr. Noobie, presents his top seven apps you absolutely must have on your smartphone.  Register at under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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Craft Night: Washer Necklaces

May 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Join staffer Jessica Hendry and learn how to transform nail polish and washers into colorful necklaces.  Limit 15.  Register at under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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Green Screen Basics

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn the basics of using a green screen in this interactive class.  Basic computer skills required.  Register at under Events or call 812-379-1266.

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Bartholomew County Writers Group

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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Healthy Living for Your Brain & Body: Tips from the Latest Research

May 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Brain aging and memory loss due to Dementia and Alzheimer's disease with the medical icon of a group of color changing autumn fall trees in the shape of a human head losing leaves as a loss of thoughts and intelligence function.

Cognitive activity; physical health and exercise; diet and nutrition and social engagement, the four areas of lifestyle habits that are associated with healthy aging will be covered.  Presented by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana.

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May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn about the Bartholomew County Radio Control Fliers Club, a history of drones, and a synopsis of the technology and uses of drones today. The role of the FAA and other governmental agencies regarding drones will also be covered.

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Civil War Book Discussion Group

May 19 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The first half of the book Crucible of Command by William C. Davis will be discussed.  The group meets every other month.

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One Stroke Painting

May 21 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Participants will paint bird houses on a terra cotta pot Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instructor.  $25 fee covers all supplies.  Register at or call 379-1266.  For ages 13 and over.

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Back Pain Seminar

May 23 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Lynn Billeter-Ellegood, senior physical therapist at CRH’s Joint and Spine Center will discuss common causes of back and neck pain and treatment options.

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Art House in the Red Room – Film Series

May 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Host Kyle Willey will show the 1973 film Badlands, the first film directed by Terrence Malick. Stars Sissy Spacek and Martin Sheen.

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Starting a Small Business

May 25 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Learn how to create a business plan for your small business.  Session is free and presented by SCORE, a local not for profit, no change, confidential volunteer organization that operates in the Columbus Area Chamber office.  Their mission is to support the growth and success of local small businesses.

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Head Swap with Photoshop

May 25 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Learn some tips and techniques to swap two people’s heads!  Basic computer skills required.  Register at under Events or call 379-1266.  

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Water Fluoridation: Its Rich History, the Science, and Why It Must End

May 26 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Dr. John Pawlus, D.D.S., shares his journey from avid fluoride supporter to activist in removing it from our drinking water. He believes science is giving us some pretty compelling reasons why we need to end water fluoridation.

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Artist Spotlight Series on the Plaza

May 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Kick off the summer with our first Artist Spotlight featuring Emily Bohall and friends.  Great music, food, and fun!

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