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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

April 2015

Golf Is More Than Your Score

April 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Jerry Moore will talk about his new book Golf Is More Than Your Score which guides readers on how to conduct themselves properly on the golf course. Moore is an award-winning sports editor with over 37 years of experience as a golfer. His book addresses etiquette, cheating, golf gadgets and many other facets of what is supposed to be a gentleman’s game. Copies of the book will be available for purchase.

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Slaying the Debt Dragon

April 21 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Cherie Lowe and her family found themselves $127,482.30 in debt. They had not purchased a yacht or purchased a mansion—student loans and small everyday expenses just added up. Through hard work and with God’s help the family vanquished the foe one bill at a time. Cherie will share her story about how her family got out of debt by discussing her book Slaying the Debt Dragon. This is a Money Smart Week program sponsored by the Bartholomew County Financial Literacy…

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Folksongs Lincoln Loved

April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

This entertaining and interactive sing-along program of American folksongs for all ages includes favorites of President Lincoln: songs of the emancipation movement, songs from the 1840’s Illinois lawyer’s circuit and songs from the War Between the States. Performer Adam Miller is an award-winning folksinger, storyteller and autoharp virtuoso.

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Alzheimer’s Disease: The Basics

April 25 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

If you or someone you know is affected by Alzheimer’s disease, it’s time to learn the facts. This program provides information on detection, causes and risk factors, stages of the disease, treatment and more. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.

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Saving for College – 529’s and More

April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Chris Connor, College Saving Bank and Rob Fischvogt, Centra Financial Services Will answer your college saving questions such as: How much will college cost in the future? What are 529’s; Who can benefit? Is it too late to start saving? A Money Smart Week program sponsored by the Bartholomew County Financial Literacy Coalition.

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Did the Universe Begin With a Bang?

April 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Why do scientists say that our Universe began with a “big bang” 14 billion years ago? Where did the idea come from? What is it that the Big Bang Theory does, and does not, say about how the Universe began? How is the theory useful in pursuing further science? Observations supporting the theory’s origin and predictions will be discussed. Presenter Paul Walorski taught Introductory Physics and Astronomy classes at IUPUC for 27 years and is a Cummins retiree.

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Landscape Care for First-Time Homeowners

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

What do experienced homeowners know that helps them to keep the yard and lawn in good shape? What tools, supplies, and information do you need, and where do you find them? How do you add that special touch and make the yard your own? Presenter Kris Medic will review best practices in landscape care and development. Leave well-equipped with resources as well as contact information for future questions! Medic is Purdue Extension Bartholomew County’s Educator for Agriculture and Natural Resources…

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May 2015
Free

Give Me Some Credit

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

Is there a fate worse than debt?  It all depends.  Our unbiased debt expert will show you how to spot good and bad debts, how much credit is enough for you, and how to use your debt to actually build wealth.  

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Free

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

May 5 @ 4:30 pm - 5:30 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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Free

Beading Basics: Making a Bracelet

May 5 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Join us for a fun evening and learn some basic jewelry making skills.  Library staff member Jessica Hendry will teach you how to make a simple beaded bracelet. Everyone will leave with a finished piece. Supplies provided.  Must register at mybcpl.org under events or call 812-379-1266.  Limited to 15 people.

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Free

Meet the Author – Albert E. Sisson

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

Local author, Albert E. Sisson, will talk about his newly published novel, A Shadow of Death in the Woods. The book is a story about bad things happening to good people and how friendship and love can overcome the evils in life. The reader follows the protagonist, Jack Clayton, through a series of heartbreaking events, over which, through courage and the help of friends, he prevails. In his talk Albert may disclose whether or not Jack stole Lydia’s cat, and…

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Free

College Planning Before High School – Making the Most of Summer Break

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

A good education is important to your child’s success in life.  The choices and habits they create today will impact their future vocational and educational choices.  Presenters Patricia Krahnke, M.F.A. CEO / Partner, Global College Search Associates, LLC and Jalene Thompson Hahn, CFP®, Financial Planner, Warren Ward Associates will cover why is it important to start planning now and not in the middle of junior year of high school;  what your child need to be doing in middle school and high…

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Free

College Entrance Exams

May 11 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Robyn Spoon, College Planning Services, will cover college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT.  She will cover: the new SAT; score choice; when the tests should be taken; how scores impact college admissions and scholarships and how your teen can improve on scores. Time for Q and A after the presentation.

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Free

Indiana Memory Project & Hoosier State Chronicles

May 12 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Learn about how the Indiana State Library is providing free, digitized, historical and cultural resources to help with your genealogy and local history searches.  ISL’s Indiana Memory offers hundreds of thousands of digitized items ranging from photographs, manuscripts, maps, and county histories.  Hoosier State Chronicles, Indiana’s digital newspaper program, is an officially endorsed Indiana Bicentennial Legacy Project.  HSC projects to have over 750,000 digitized newspaper pages available by the end of 2015, and over a million more pages freely available…

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Free

Bartholomew County Writers Group

May 14 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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

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Free

Amazon Prime

May 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Amazon Prime has expanded from free 2-day UPS shipping to thousands of free instant videos, access to the Kindle Lending Library, Kindle First and Prime Music.  But, are the perks worth the $99/year price tag?  Mr. Noobie will dive into each Amazon Prime benefit so you can decide for yourself if the benefits outweigh the cost.  Must register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-379-1266.  Session will be cancelled if fewer than 5 register by May 12.

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$25.00

One Stroke Painting

May 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke.  Participants will paint trees in a forest on a 16 x 20 canvas.  Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instructor. $25 fee covers all supplies.  Must register at mybcpl.org or call 812-379-1266.

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Free

Understanding Back and Neck Pain

May 18 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

If you suffer from back or neck pain, your quality of life suffers. Whether the pain is constant or even occasional, you need the right diagnosis and treatment.  Lynn Billeter-Ellegood, Columbus Regional Health, will discuss common causes of back pain and treatment options. Join us for our free pain seminar and take the first step in returning to an active lifestyle.  Lynn is a Senior Physical Therapist and a spine pain specialist.

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Free

Elvis: Down in the Jungle Room

May 19 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Elvis impersonator Dave Ehlert returns and asks you to join the “King” down in the Jungle Room singing his personal favorites.  This unique performance provides an intimate look at the music that made Elvis a legend.  The Jungle Room is one of the rooms in Graceland, decorated with an African motif.  Elvis recorded a few albums in the Jungle Room.  Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.  Ehlert will have copies of his sci-fi spoof Elvirus, Elvi-Geddon: Dawn of the…

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Free

Civil War Book Discussion Group

May 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Battle Cry of Freedom by James McPherson will be discussed. The group meets every other month.

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Free

Gardening with Wildlife

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

Those who enjoy gardening will pick up some tips about how to co-exist with wildlife neighbors from Donna Stanley.  She will offer suggestions on ways to keep wildlife away from flowers and garden plants and talk about ways to provide for birds and butterflies in your yard. Donna is a Park Ranger at Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge.  

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Free

The Power of Laughter and Play

May 28 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Certified Laughter Leader-Expert (CCL-E) 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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