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Upcoming Events
Canceled
Sat, Aug 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus
Mask up and have fun painting "A Walk in the Woods" on a wrapped 16 x 12 canvas with instructor Marilyn Tentler. One-time only price drop to $15 per person. Register by August 13.

Mon, Aug 17, 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus - Library Plaza
We've moved our noon yoga classes to 9 am to beat the heat! Session led by Registered Yoga Instructor Jenn Willhite. Bring your own mat and remember to social distance. Rain cancels the class.

Mon, Aug 17, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus
During this recorded event staff member Tia Moore talks all things Tortoise - their care, the difference between Turtles and Tortoises, ones found within Indiana and much, much more!  

Tue, Aug 18, 6:00pm - 6:35pm
Columbus
Magician/autistic self-advocate Cody Clark combines magic, comedy, and storytelling to share what living with autism is like. Recorded presentation on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/mybcpl

Wed, Aug 19, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Register for your Take & Make Friendship kit by Wednesday, September 2

Wed, Aug 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Socially distance in the library?s garden with drinks, music, plants, and friendship. Masks required.

Thu, Aug 20, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Reserve your STEAM Kit now!

Thu, Aug 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana. Email [email protected] to receive a link for the meeting, or call 317-587-2207.

Thu, Aug 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Continue Season 4 of our beginner-friendly Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Participants may only sign up for one session per month. Limit 8 participants. Masks required.

Fri, Aug 21, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Register by 9/4 to reserve your Take & Make kit!

Fri, Aug 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus
Join the Bartholomew County Public Library for a social hour and play The Price is Right! Register with Sandy Allman, [email protected], and she will send you the Zoom link.

Fri, Aug 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Enjoy high-energy bluegrass and classic country music, either in person on the Plaza (bring your own chair), or through FB Live https://www.facebook.com/mybcpl

Mon, Aug 24, 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus - Library Plaza
We've moved our noon yoga classes to 9 am to beat the heat! Session led by Registered Yoga Instructor Jenn Willhite. Bring your own mat and remember to social distance. Rain cancels the class.

Tue, Aug 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus
Elizabeth Cady Stanton fought for equal rights for women for over fifty years. Hear from Mrs. Stanton in 1866, when the Civil War was over, but the battle for Women?s Suffrage was just beginning.

Wed, Aug 26, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Register for your Take & Make Friendship kit by Wednesday, September 2

Thu, Aug 27, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Reserve your STEAM Kit now!

Thu, Aug 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Continue Season 4 of our beginner-friendly Dungeons and Dragons campaign. Participants may only sign up for one session per month. Limit 8 participants. Masks required.

Thu, Aug 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus
On August 26, 1920, Hoosier women won the right to vote.  During this event Marsha Miller from ISU, explores the chronological history of women's suffrage in our state. View on our FB page.

Fri, Aug 28, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Register by 9/4 to reserve your Take & Make kit!

Sat, Aug 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Enjoy the great sounds of the award winning Night Owl Country Band in person on our Plaza (bring your own chair), or through Facebook Live. Rain makes this a Facebook Live event with no audience.

Mon, Aug 31, 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus - Library Plaza
We've moved our noon yoga classes to 9 am to beat the heat! Session led by Registered Yoga Instructor Jenn Willhite. Bring your own mat and remember to social distance. Rain cancels the class.

Tue, Sep 01, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus
Drive being held at First Christian Church/Youth Center, Corner of 4th and Lafayette. Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org

Tue, Sep 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus
Do you have questions about homeschooling?

Wed, Sep 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes!

Wed, Sep 02, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Register for your Take & Make Friendship kit by Wednesday, September 2

Wed, Sep 02, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus
Skill Builders, a program for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, features Name That Tune this month. Register with Sandy Allman, [email protected], for your Zoom link.

Thu, Sep 03, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Reserve your STEAM Kit now!

Fri, Sep 04, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Register by 9/4 to reserve your Take & Make kit!

Fri, Sep 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus
Join us for a social hour and enjoy some Labor Day trivia and a fun quiz. Register with Sandy Allman, [email protected], and she will send you the Zoom link.

Fri, Sep 04, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
Are you a Captain Underpants fan? Dog Man? Dumb Bunnies?

Tue, Sep 08, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
Join Miss Kelly for a variety of clapping games to help build some foundational motor skills while keeping rhythm.

Wed, Sep 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes!

Thu, Sep 10, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus
Reserve your STEAM Kit now!

Fri, Sep 11, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Columbus
LEGO fun!

Sat, Sep 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus
Join librarians on a virtual tour of Mill Race Park. Learn the history of the park and Bartholomew County!

Sat, Sep 12, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Meet Hannefah Khaaliq, running for US Senate in 2022.

Mon, Sep 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Monthly meeting of the Bartholomew County Public Library Board. Open to all.

Mon, Sep 14, 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Columbus
Magic fans of all ages will enjoy this show performed by magician Aaron Harp. Presented on our FB Page https://www.facebook.com/mybcpl and on our YouTube Channel youtube.com/mybcpl

New Podcast

We have a podcast,  "Random Lines." Staff reads and chats books, their passions, and more.  Find it on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, and Spotify

LISTEN HERE

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To the left, view a replay of the August 13 "Unexpected, Unforgettable, Is it For Black Citizens?" panel discussion. 

Below, our librarians curated a listing of age appropriate books on systemic racism and how the entire community can change attitudes, policies, and actions to create a better society for all.

VIEW THE COLLECTION