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Columbus

Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Jul 06 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jul 07 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jul 08 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jul 09 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jul 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 11 10:30AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 12 Closed
Mon, Jul 06 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Jul 07 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Jul 08 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Jul 09 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Jul 10 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jul 11 10:30AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jul 12 Closed

Address
536 5th Street
, Columbus, IN 47201
Tel: 812-379-1255

The Main Library is located in the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library in downtown Columbus at 536 Fifth Street. Completed in 1969 and designed by architect I.M. Pei, it features library collections for children, teens, and adults. It also houses the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives, Indiana Room, and Digital Underground Media Lab.


Upcoming Events
Wed, Jul 08, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Led by Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte -Alberts. Download TeamLink, http://www.teamlink.co prior to first class. TeamLink meeting link for each session is https://m.teamlink.co/2458119083

Wed, Jul 08, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Tween Area
Celebrate all things dragonic today in the Tween Area!

Thu, Jul 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Kelly for a special virtual poolside storytime. Enjoy a summer themed story, songs, and more. This session will be premiering on July 3 and be available on YouTube all summer.

Thu, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Tween Area
Meet others and geek out!

Thu, Jul 09, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Go to facebook.com/susan.brackney.7 for a tour of a pollinator's paradise with naturalist Susan M. Brackney. See attractants for honey bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and more.

Thu, Jul 09, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Lower Level Reception Area
Take an ugly, old art print and make it magical by adding your own artistic flare. All supplies provided free of charge.

Fri, Jul 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Kelly for this special enchanted program. You will learn how to create your very own enchanted diorama. This program will premiere on July 10 and be available on YouTube all summer.

Sat, Jul 11, 10:00am - 11:30pm
Please RSVP Jenny Branson, at [email protected] for a secure link to join the group. Open, peer support group provides education, resources and support to families impacted by Huntington's Disease.

Sat, Jul 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Do you enjoy arts & crafts? Join Ami & Kelly for a fun artistic session. Artistic Saturday will be premiering on July 11 and available on YouTube all summer.

Mon, Jul 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Babies and Toddlers Storytime

Mon, Jul 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Plaza
Join registered yoga instructor Jenn Willhite for this outside session. Bring your own mat and remember to social distance. Rain or excessive heat cancels the class.

Mon, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room
Monthly meeting of the Bartholomew County Public Library Board. Open to all.

Mon, Jul 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
William, "The Magic History Expert," cracks open his magic history scrapbooks to reveal a secret world of colorful characters, amusing adventures, and arcane knowledge. Taped event on our FB page.  

Tue, Jul 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Grab a beach ball and a marker while joining Miss Kelly for a beach themed session of Music & Movement. This session will be premiering on July 14 and be available on YouTube all summer.

Tue, Jul 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Red Room
Get on your feet and imagine a story together like you never have before.

Tue, Jul 14, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presented by Purdue Extension via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link and a list of each session topic go to https://bit.ly/3brnNSe Email [email protected] Today's topic is Dehydration.

Tue, Jul 14, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Join Michelle from Adult Circulation, during this taped session on our FB page, and make a whimsical, sun-catching wind chime. First ten to register receive a supply kit.  

Wed, Jul 15, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Led by Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte -Alberts. Download TeamLink, http://www.teamlink.co prior to first class. TeamLink meeting link for each session is https://m.teamlink.co/2458119083

Wed, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meeting Room 3
It?s Honeycon 2020! You are going to undertake the greatest heist the world has ever seen. You have a complex plan that requires precise timing. Also?you?re a bear!

Thu, Jul 16, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Story Time Room
Still waiting on your Hogwarts letter? Get a jumpstart on your magical studies in this magical program.

Fri, Jul 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Kelly for a special virtual poolside storytime. Enjoy a summer themed story, songs, and more. This session will be premiering on July 17 and be available on YouTube all summer.

Fri, Jul 17, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join us for a discussion of current events. Zoom invitation sent via email and posted on our Facebook event 1 hour prior to each session. More info needed? Contact [email protected]

Fri, Jul 17, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Enjoy some awesome songs on our FB page, from local artist Russ Baum who currently tours the U.S. and the U.K. with a message of a positive mindset. Also YouTube Channel youtube.com/mybcpl

Sat, Jul 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Family History

Mon, Jul 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Preschool Storytime

Mon, Jul 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Plaza
Join registered yoga instructor Jenn Willhite for this outside session. Bring your own mat and remember to social distance. Rain or excessive heat cancels the class.

Mon, Jul 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Join us for an informal chat about recipes via Zoom. This month?s topic - favorite summer recipes. Zoom invitation listed on our FB event or via email prior to the program session.

Mon, Jul 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Patio
Enjoy a pleasant evening on the patio garden with the whole family.

Tue, Jul 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Join Miss Kelly for a new session of Music & Movement premiering on July 21 and available on YouTube all summer. In this session you will need a jump rope and ready to learn some fun jump rope songs.

Tue, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Presented by Purdue Extension via Zoom. To receive the Zoom link and a list of each session topic go to https://bit.ly/3brnNSe Email [email protected] Today's topic is Fermentation.

Tue, Jul 21, 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Learn about the history of Betty Crocker during this fun, illustrated taped presentation by historian Leslie Goddard. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Library and shown on our Facebook page.

Tue, Jul 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Library Patio
Bring a cutie to date night on the library patio.

Wed, Jul 22, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Led by Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte -Alberts. Download TeamLink, http://www.teamlink.co prior to first class. TeamLink meeting link for each session is https://m.teamlink.co/2458119083

Wed, Jul 22, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Meeting Room 3
The time has come to pick up your sword and answer the call to adventure!

Thu, Jul 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana. Email [email protected] to receive a link for the meeting, or call 317-587-2207.

Fri, Jul 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Who is your favorite witch or wizard?

Fri, Jul 24, 5:30pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room
To grandmother?s house! Stay in the library after-hours for this fairytale themed lock-in.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Fri, Jul 24, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Enjoy this taped concert from our FB page, with Linda, Dan, and Sean Mustard playing a mixture of folk, rock and jazz music. Sponsored by the Friends of the Bartholomew County Public Library.

Sat, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:45am
Bring a family heirloom or some memorable item and share its story with others. Prior to the start time, please email [email protected] for a Zoom link and password.

Mon, Jul 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Babies and Toddlers Storytime

Mon, Jul 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Plaza
Join registered yoga instructor Jenn Willhite for this outside session. Bring your own mat and remember to social distance. Rain or excessive heat cancels the class.

Mon, Jul 27, 6:00pm - 6:35pm
Magician/autistic self-advocate Cody Clark combines magic, comedy, and storytelling to share what living with autism is like. Taped presentation on our FB page.

Tue, Jul 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Claim your Music & Movement Badge!!!

Tue, Jul 28, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
During this taped event on our FB page, you will learn to prepare tasty low- glycemic recipes with Chef Alexa. All items are sugar free, gluten free, and soy free.

Wed, Jul 29, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Led by Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte -Alberts. Download TeamLink, http://www.teamlink.co prior to first class. TeamLink meeting link for each session is https://m.teamlink.co/2458119083

Wed, Jul 29, 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Conference Room
Discover your godly heritage and stop an assortment of villainous gods from destroying the planet. No prior knowledge is necessary for this one-shot role playing game. All materials provided.

Fri, Jul 31, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
History of local Cemetery

Canceled
Mon, Aug 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Explore the practice of yoga its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite every Monday. Bring your friends. These are free sessions! Please bring your own mat.

Mon, Aug 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Plaza
Join registered yoga instructor Jenn Willhite for this outside session. Bring your own mat and remember to social distance. Rain or excessive heat cancels the class.

Tue, Aug 04, 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Conference Room
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana.

Wed, Aug 05, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room
Skill Builders is a program for Adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Caregiver participation required. For more information contact Sandy Allman [email protected]

Canceled
Thu, Aug 06, 10:00am - 11:00am
Meeting is for those who would like to practice their signing with others or to learn American Sign Language.