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Columbus

Today's hours

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

Mon, Sep 21 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Sep 22 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Sep 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Sep 24 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Sep 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Sep 27 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Mon, Sep 21 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Sep 22 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Sep 23 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Sep 24 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Sep 25 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Sep 26 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Sep 27 1:00PM to 4:00PM

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
Mon, Sep 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Meet Miss Ferry the Tooth Fairy!

Mon, Sep 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Plaza
Explore the practice of yoga, its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. Bring your mat and social distance. Rain cancels the class.

Mon, Sep 21, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Library Plaza
Join us for a fun, high-energy evening with Southern Indiana Taiko. The group delivers a dynamic show involving large Japanese drums and choreographed dance. Attend in person, or view on FB Live.

Tue, Sep 22, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Front Entrance (Main Floor)
This year your library is taking part in National Voter Registration Day, a nonpartisan civic effort celebrating our democracy. If you need to register to vote, we can help you with that.

Tue, Sep 22, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Facebook
Register now to reserve your Artistic Tuesday take-and-make kit. Kit pickup dates are listed in the event description.

Wed, Sep 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes!

Wed, Sep 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Plaza
Explore the practice of yoga, its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. Bring your mat and social distance. Rain cancels the class.

Wed, Sep 23, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Facebook
It's Archaeology Month in Indiana! Learn about what archaeology is and more with Rachel Sharkey, Research Archaeologist with the Indiana Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

Thu, Sep 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Facebook
Join librarians as they show what happens in the life of a BCPL library book! View at https://www.facebook.com/mybcpl

Thu, Sep 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Patio
Continue Season 4 of our beginner-friendly Dungeons and Dragons campaign. If it is your first time, feel free to create a character prior to the meeting (5E, level 4), or use an already created one.

Fri, Sep 25, 10:00am - 12:30pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Your library is bringing you nine outstanding short films from around the world for you to view for free at YES Cinema. Manhattan Short is the world's first global film festival.

Fri, Sep 25, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Library Plaza
Enjoy songs from local artist Russ Baum who currently tours the U.S. and the U.K. with a message of a positive mindset. View in person, or on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/mybcpl

Sat, Sep 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Zoom
Preschoolers along with their caregivers will get together for a socially distanced playdate!

Mon, Sep 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Plaza
Explore the practice of yoga, its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. Bring your mat and social distance. Rain cancels the class.

Mon, Sep 28, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Your library is bringing you nine outstanding short films from around the world for you to view for free at YES Cinema. Manhattan Short is the world's first global film festival.

Tue, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom
Register to be our guest for Disney Trivia!

Tue, Sep 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Zoom
Join staff members Shelly Bishop and Maria McCarrick for a laid-back discussion about "The Beekeeper of Aleppo" by Christy Lefteri.

Tue, Sep 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Magic fans of all ages - enjoy this show performed by magician Aaron Harp. Presented on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/mybcpl and YouTube Channel youtube.com/mybcpl .

Wed, Sep 30, All day
Read a fall book and make your own fall garland!

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

Wed, Sep 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Library Plaza
Explore the practice of yoga, its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. Bring your mat and social distance. Rain cancels the class.

Wed, Sep 30, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Library Plaza
Concert features David Hartung and Donata Cucinotta with a melting pot of folk, pop, musicals, rock, and opera. Listen in person or on FB Live. Rain makes this a FB Live event only, no audience.

Thu, Oct 01, All day
Help us decorate this month!

Thu, Oct 01, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Facebook
Kathryn Aalto talks about her book "Writing Wild: Women Poets, Ramblers, and Mavericks Who Shape How We See the Natural World" via FB Live. She lives in England.

Fri, Oct 02, All day
Show off your pumpkin carving skills!

Fri, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Are you a fan of magic and things that are a little bit spooky?

Sat, Oct 03, All day
Are you an expert at Halloween make up?

Mon, Oct 05, All day
What are you going to be for Halloween this year?

Mon, Oct 05, 10:30am - 11:00am
Library Plaza
Join us on the plaza for some socially distanced toddler and preschool rhymes and songs!

Mon, Oct 05, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Zoom
Come share your ideas!

Tue, Oct 06, All day
Gardens get a little spooky in the fall!

Tue, Oct 06, All day
Learn about astronomy, and create your own constellation with glow in the dark stars and planets!

Tue, Oct 06, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Zoom
Do you enjoy playing bingo? If so join us for this fun event. Register online on our events page, and expect an email with a Zoom link, password and Bingo card the day before the program.

Canceled
Tue, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
The Violin Man entertains you with a variety of popular music. Listen in person on the Plaza, bring your own chair, or through FB Live. Rain makes this a FB Live event with no audience.

Tue, Oct 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Enjoy a mixture of different music genres and original songs with Louie and Teresa Green. Listen in person or on FB Live www.facebook.com/mybcpl Rain makes this a FB Live event, no audience.

Wed, Oct 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Facebook
Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes!

Wed, Oct 07, 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]

Wed, Oct 07, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Facebook
Central Middle School eighth-graders working on a project on Bigfoot argue for or against Bigfoot's existence with evidence including environment, ecology and previous reports.

Fri, Oct 09, All day
Do you enjoy building things?

Fri, Oct 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Enjoy family friendly music with Hi Way 46 as they play an assortment of old country, gospel, and bluegrass music. Attend in person, or on FB Live. Rain makes this a FB Live concert, no audience.

Sat, Oct 10, All day
Register now to reserve your STEAM take-and-make kit. Kit pickup dates are listed in the event description.

Canceled
Sat, Oct 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
Support group for those affected with Huntington's Disease and family and friends

Sat, Oct 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
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.

Mon, Oct 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room
Monthly meeting of the Bartholomew County Public Library Board. Open to all.

Mon, Oct 12, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Facebook
Lalith Guy Paranavitana sings a selection of Frank Sinatra songs to celebrate 'Ol Blue Eyes upcoming 105th birthday. Listen in person or on our FB Page facebook.com/mybcpl .

Tue, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
In this nostalgia-packed lecture, historian Leslie Goddard, explores the history of Route 66. View on our FB page https://www.facebook.com/mybcpl

Tue, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Zoom
Fun with Fairy Tale Trivia!

Wed, Oct 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Facebook
Enjoy stories, songs and rhymes!

Thu, Oct 15, All day
Help us decorate this month!

Thu, Oct 15, 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.

Thu, Oct 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Chef Alexa, Low Carb Revolution, talks about her journey to a healthier lifestyle while making some of her favorite recipes that help her stay low carb. Rain cancels the event. Limited to 15.

Fri, Oct 16, All day
Show off your pumpkin carving skills!

Fri, Oct 16, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom
Join us as we talk about all things spooky!

Fri, Oct 16, All day
It?s ALIVE! Er, we mean, ALIGHT!

Fri, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Facebook
Teenage conductor Carlos Lopez leads his small chamber orchestra as they perform a few "Classic Spiritual Songs." Attend in person or on our FB page, www.facebook.com/mybcpl