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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

June 2015
Free

Summer Reading Club

June 1 - August 7

Sign up online!  Read books, have fun, win prizes! Complete the club, win a bag of prizes, and be eligible for the $100 gift card grand prize!  Our theme is Every Hero Has a Story.  The club is for all ages.  

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Super Summer Sale!

June 1 - August 31

All books in our ongoing book sale are half price June through August.  

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August 2015

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group

August 4 @ 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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Smart Money Moves for Young Professionals

August 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

The time to start making smart money moves is when you are in your 20’s and 30’s. Building a strong financial foundation is something we all want to do, but financial planning can often feel daunting or unrealistic when you are just starting out.  Join Jalene Hahn, CFP® as she gives you concrete ideas to build a firm foundation and knowledge to help avoid common pitfalls of becoming a financially resilient adult.  

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Book Discussion Group-Bartholomew County Public Library

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

Our new discussion group will chat about the book Big Fish by Daniel Wallace.  You can pick up a copy at the checkout desk now. For more info contact Robert Mixner at rjmixner@barth.lib.in.us or call 812-379-1266.    

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Breastfeeding and Work: Let’s Make it Work

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

Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Breastfeeding Coalition- A Reach Initiative, this session is for pregnant and nursing mothers who are currently working or plan to work, along with their support (husbands, parents). Dr. Veronica Turner, DDS will chat about the logistics of being a professional, while also breastfeeding for the full year and beyond. Dr. Ashwini Bhise, IBCLC, PhD will provide foundational, evidence-based information on the benefits of breastfeeding.  How to store milk and reheat milk properly, a list of…

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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

August 10
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Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Reframe Columbus

August 10
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Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Craft Night: Felt Citrus Coasters

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

Join us for a fun craft night. Jessica Hendry will show you how to make citrus slice shaped coasters out of felt. You’ll learn a basic sewing stitch and sew your coasters by hand. Each person will get supplies to make 2 coasters. Limit 20 participants.  Led by Jessica Hendry.  Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.  Must register at mybcpl.org under Events or call 812-370-1266.

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Garden to Table

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

Join us on the Plaza as 240sweet Artisan Foodworks Chef Alexa demonstrates how to have a vegetarian dinner with summer’s bounty.  Menu includes roasted jalapeno gazpacho, grilled peppers and cheese, pickled carrots, herb potato salad, sweet corn ice cream and lemon and mint shake ups.  Samples all around!  Bring your own chair.  Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.  Rain location, Red Room.  

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CAMEO

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

The Columbus Area Multi Ethnic Association (CAMEO) will host its monthly meetings at the library.  CAMEO’s vision is to be the cultural gateway into the community and enhance understanding of the cultural diversity that exists in the Columbus Area and neighboring communities. Host Association will be the Trinbago Association and feature food representative of Trinidad and Tobago.  More info at http://www.columbuscameo.org  

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Bartholomew County Writers Group

August 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

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

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How to Cut the Cable Cord and Stop Paying Hundreds of Dollars for Television

August 13 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Mr. Noobie will explain the options for replacing cable or satellite, discuss the cost of each and explain what you will be gaining and giving up with each option.  Please register at mybcpl.org or call 812-379-1266.  Class will be cancelled if fewer than 5 register by August 11.        

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One Stroke Painting

August 15 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Supply fee: $25.00, pay at class. For ages 13 and up. Maximum of 18.  Register at mybcpl.org or call 812-379-1266. Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke.  Participants will paint rose buds and daises on an ivy bowl.  Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instructor.  $25 fee covers all supplies.    

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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

August 17
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Reframe Columbus

August 17
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Truth About Dogs and Cats: Social Communication Signals

August 17 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Humans often make the mistake of interpreting dog or cat communication signals as if they were human.  Dogs and cats often mistake human body language as if we were dogs or cats! Let’s start speaking the same “language.”   This presentation will show how to accurately interpret dog and cat facial expressions and body language, based on scientific research. We’ll also talk about the myths and realities of “dominance” hierarchies in all three species (dog, cat, human).  Presenter  is Melissa Shyan-Norwalt,…

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A Bridge Too Far

August 18 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Living Historians Jeff Burgmeier and Kevin and Thomas Getz will come fully kitted as British soldiers from World War II for this presentation on Operation Market Garden, the failed Allied attempt to break through German lines at Arnhem across the Rhine River in 1944.  They will cover how a Tommy,

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Folk Weather Forecasting Thursday August 20, 7:00 p.m., Red Room

August 20 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

It is very easy to get a weather forecast today. Just go to your television, internet, radio, newspaper, smart phone.  How about some do-it-yourself weather forecasting?   Long before technology was developed to predict the weather, people spent much more time outside and made their own forecasts based on observations, patterns and folklore.     Folk Weather Forecasting uses weather signs, legends, and sayings featuring clouds, wind, animals, birds, trees and flowers to predict the weather.  Think Groundhog’s Day, Wooly Worms and persimmon…

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Artist Spotlight Series – On the Plaza

August 21 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Features music by Bigfoot Yancey and Friends!  Rain location: Red Room.

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Columbus, Everything is Awesome!

August 24
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Features architectural models made from Legos. Exhibit runs from June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

Find out more »

Reframe Columbus

August 24
|Recurring Event (See all)
Every week until August 29, 2015

Reframe Columbus invites the public to recreate historical photographs and to share them on social media with the hashtag #ReframeColumbus. During the exhibition, submitted photographs will be printed and incorporated into the exhibition. This visual treasure hunt in downtown Columbus encourages participants to look closely at historic and modern architecture. Exhibit runs through June 29 – August 29. This project is a partnership between Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Bartholomew County Public Library.

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Alzheimer’s: Effective Communication Strategies

August 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Learn how communication takes place and explore the changes in communication that occur throughout the course of the Alzheimer’s. We will help decode the verbal and behavioral messages delivered by someone with dementia and give examples of how to respond in ways that they may find helpful. Strategies to help you connect and communicate in each stage of the disease will be addressed. Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.    

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The Effects of Heroin on the Individual, Family and Community: A Panel Discussion

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

Jon Rodhe, Columbus City Police Chief; Chris Lane from the Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Department:  Sabrina Myers, Director of Bartholomew County Drug and Alcohol Program and a representative from Centerstone will discuss the heroin problem in our county.  Sponsored by Zonta International.

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Planning for College – It’s Never Too Early

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

Planning for college is more than just saving for college.  You need to get your financial house in order.  Your child needs to understand that the choices and habits they create today will impact their future vocational and educational choices. Jalene Thompson Hahn, CFP®, and Patricia Krahnke, M.F.A. CEO / Partner, Global College Search 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…

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Finding Wholesale Happiness in a Retail World

August 27 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Author, public speaker, and media personality Jeff Yeager delivers practical and even life changing advice about money, happiness and our consumer culture.  Based on his bestselling book, The Ultimate Cheapskate’s Road Map to True Riches:  A Practical (and Fun) Guide to Enjoying Life More by Spending Less, Yeager tells how to live a happier, healthier, and fuller life.  Yeager contends that for many Americans, the quality of their lives will increase and they’ll be happier if they spend and consume…

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