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Tue, Jul 05, All day
Columbus
Register by July 5th Pick up begins July 5th
Registration is now closed

Tue, Jul 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Tue, Jul 05, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Story Time Room
Join library staff for arts and crafts!
This event is full

Rescheduled
Tue, Jul 05, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
New date Tuesday, July 05, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus
Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org.

Tue, Jul 05, 3:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org.

Tue, Jul 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Help tend to the teen garden and Irwin Gardens by planting seeds, watering, pruning, and thinning plants, and other assorted tasks.

Wed, Jul 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Wed, Jul 06, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join library staff to play a variety of board games, movement games, and even some giant games!

Wed, Jul 06, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Watch Steven Spielberg?s 1975 horror film as part of this month?s Oceans of Possibilities-themed movie marathon. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Thu, Jul 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Thu, Jul 07, 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Come practice your reading skills and read to Lottie, the Great Dane, in one of 4 individual story sessions!

Thu, Jul 07, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join Columbus Indiana ACCUEIL for a special French storytime.

Thu, Jul 07, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Learn to play casino card games like Poker and Blackjack with Teen Staff! Maybe we?ll play Go Fish as well? Who knows!

Fri, Jul 08, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Fri, Jul 08, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Calling all artists and mess-makers! Join library staff and unleash your creativity each week - we'll provide all the supplies you need.

Fri, Jul 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope
Come to Hope Branch Library on Fridays from 2-3PM to get items notarized by staff member notary Jennifer Pardue. Please have photo ID.

Fri, Jul 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Play games, make friends, and have fun!

Sat, Jul 09, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4,Lower Level Reception Area
Drop in between 10am and 2pm to learn the basics of stitching with members of the Embroiderer?s Guild of America!

Sat, Jul 09, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Play games on the library?s Nintendo Switch with your fellow teens. Feel free to bring your own Switch, joycons, games, etc. as well!

Canceled
Mon, Jul 11, 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus
Explore the practice of yoga and its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. These are free sessions. Please bring your own mat.

Mon, Jul 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Enjoy a storytime at the beautiful Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jul 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Come practice your reading skills and read to Lottie, the Great Dane, in one of 4 individual story sessions!

Mon, Jul 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Mon, Jul 11, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Come get dirty and help things grow at Drop-in Gardening Time!

Mon, Jul 11, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
In this program, we?ll go over some basics of creating music using Audiotool.com.

Mon, Jul 11, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Calling all actors, writers, storytellers, and drama queens and kings!
Registration is now closed

Mon, Jul 11, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We will have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Tue, Jul 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jul 12, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join Elemental Yoga for a yoga adventure as we explore, imagine and move.

Tue, Jul 12, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Join us outside on the patio for Storytime!

Tue, Jul 12, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for a relaxed playdate!

Tue, Jul 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Tue, Jul 12, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Story Time Room,Library Patio
Join library staff for arts and crafts!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Help tend to the teen garden and Irwin Gardens by planting seeds, watering, pruning, and thinning plants, and other assorted tasks.

Tue, Jul 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
In this program hosted by the South Central Indiana Master Gardener Association (SCIMGA),

Tue, Jul 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Children's Area
Join us for an evening of family fun and games with Turning Point!

Wed, Jul 13, 10:30am - 11:30am
Bartholomew County Humane Society
Calling all kids (and grownups) who care! Join library staff as we learn together through community service and engagement. We will be meeting at the Bartholomew County Humane Society.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Wed, Jul 13, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join library staff to play a variety of board games, movement games, and even some giant games!

Wed, Jul 13, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area,Meeting Room 4,Meeting Room 3
Skill Builders is a program for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Skill Builders is now meeting in person at the Columbus branch.

Wed, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
What do you get when you combine drumsticks, laundry baskets, and yoga balls? Cardio drumming!
This event is full

Wed, Jul 13, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Sing along (or don?t) to Disney?s The Little Mermaid, as part of this month?s Oceans of Possibilities-themed movie marathon. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Wed, Jul 13, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Debunk some basic lawn care myths with Purdue Extension Educator Jeff Hermesch.

Thu, Jul 14, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Thu, Jul 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
A littles-friendly version of Builder's Guild!

Thu, Jul 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Thu, Jul 14, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We will have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Thu, Jul 14, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Each month kids in grades 3-6 can explore a new hobby or interest.

Thu, Jul 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Explore the world of Percy Jackson by creating your own demigod character attending Camp Half-Blood. This game will use Jason Mills? Demigods system.

Thu, Jul 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
Make connections, learn, and share with other area authors.

Fri, Jul 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
If you want to learn how to best share your most enriching, edifying or life-changing events with family and friends, come explore the art of creative story writing with local author, Karen Sjoblom.

Fri, Jul 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Fri, Jul 15, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Calling all artists and mess-makers! Join library staff and unleash your creativity each week - we'll provide all the supplies you need.

Fri, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Join library staff to learn about seahorses and to make your own stuffed seahorse to snuggle! Registration is required.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope
Come to Hope Branch Library on Fridays from 2-3PM to get items notarized by staff member notary Jennifer Pardue. Please have photo ID.

Fri, Jul 15, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Make a little place for your sea creatures to live. All supplies provided.

Fri, Jul 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Join library staff as we geocache and search for "treasure" around Bartholomew County!

Fri, Jul 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by Jeroco. Bring your own chairs. This event can also be viewed live at facebook.com/mybcpl.

Sat, Jul 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join library staff to create and explore!

Sat, Jul 16, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
All skill levels welcome! Come play a few games with local chess club members in a laid back atmosphere, study theory, break down tactics and traps, or learn how the pieces move.

Canceled
Mon, Jul 18, 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus
Explore the practice of yoga and its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. These are free sessions. Please bring your own mat.

Mon, Jul 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Enjoy a storytime at the beautiful Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jul 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus Recycling Center
Calling all kids (and grownups) who care! Join library staff as we learn together through community service and engagement.

Mon, Jul 18, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Come practice your reading skills and read to Lottie, the Great Dane, in one of 4 individual story sessions!

Mon, Jul 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Mon, Jul 18, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join Elemental Yoga for a yoga adventure as we explore, imagine and move.

Mon, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Learn to make zines (self-published works of original / appropriated texts and images). Make your own, which you can take home or add to the library?s notorious zine collection. All supplies provided.

Mon, Jul 18, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
This program provides young adult writers with the space to write and share original works of poetry in a supportive environment.

Mon, Jul 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Help plan future teen programs and events with Christina!

Mon, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Splash, play, and learn as we investigate STEAM topics related to water!

Mon, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 7:45pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
Learn about different photography topics and share what you know. Minimal annual dues involved after one to two meetings.

Mon, Jul 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Choose any YA road trip novel and come prepared to share what you read with the group. A book list of suggested titles is available in the Teen Area at the Main Library in Columbus.

Tue, Jul 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jul 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Join us outside on the patio for Storytime!

Tue, Jul 19, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for a relaxed playdate!

Tue, Jul 19, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Tue, Jul 19, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Story Time Room
Join library staff for arts and crafts!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting adventure that uses GPS. Learn to find these treasures and make your own! We will start in the Teen Area and explore downtown Columbus.

Tue, Jul 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Join staff member Shelly (no pun intended!) in making a framed seashell collage.
This event is full

Wed, Jul 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Wed, Jul 20, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join library staff to play a variety of board games, movement games, and even some giant games!

Wed, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join library staff for a hurricane STEM challenge.

Wed, Jul 20, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
New venue Columbus - Teen Area
Watch the 2020 thriller Underwater, as part of this month?s Oceans of Possibilities-themed movie marathon. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Wed, Jul 20, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 3
Calling all Comic fans and Manga enthusiasts! Join staff members Tia and Dakota in the new Comics Advisory Board to talk about graphics and manga!

Thu, Jul 21, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Thu, Jul 21, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
A littles-friendly version of Builder's Guild!

Thu, Jul 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Thu, Jul 21, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We will have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Thu, Jul 21, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Participate in a tournament-style game of the classic game, Battleship.

Thu, Jul 21, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Columbus - Children's Area,Library Patio
Cool off with a juice box and meet other Dragon Fans!

Fri, Jul 22, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
If you want to learn how to best share your most enriching, edifying or life-changing events with family and friends, come explore the art of creative story writing with local author, Karen Sjoblom.

Fri, Jul 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Anyone ages 0-18 can pick up a bag that includes breakfast and lunch.

Fri, Jul 22, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Calling all artists and mess-makers! Join library staff and unleash your creativity each week - we'll provide all the supplies you need.

Fri, Jul 22, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope
Come to Hope Branch Library on Fridays from 2-3PM to get items notarized by staff member notary Jennifer Pardue. Please have photo ID.

Fri, Jul 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Tweens in grades 3-6 are invited to solve their way through a live action pirate adventure!

Fri, Jul 22, 6:30pm - 11:30pm
Columbus - Main Library
Celebrate the end of summer with your friends as we play games, watch movies, make crafts, and eat snacks! See Teen Desk for permission slip.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Sat, Jul 23, 9:00am - 9:30am
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Enjoy a storytime at the Farmers Market before you start your shopping!

Canceled
Mon, Jul 25, 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus
Explore the practice of yoga and its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. These are free sessions. Please bring your own mat.

Mon, Jul 25, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Enjoy a storytime at the beautiful Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jul 25, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Come get dirty and help things grow at Drop-in Gardening Time!

Mon, Jul 25, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Discuss your favorite anime and manga with others as we make anime-inspired crafts.

Mon, Jul 25, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We will have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Tue, Jul 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jul 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Join us outside on the patio for Storytime!

Tue, Jul 26, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for a relaxed playdate!

Tue, Jul 26, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Story Time Room
Join library staff for arts and crafts!
This event is full

Tue, Jul 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Read a book, watch a movie or TV show, play a video game, or listen to music related to the Summer Reading Program theme to talk about at this meeting. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

Tue, Jul 26, 5:30pm - 6:35pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4,Zoom 2
Join library staff members Shelly and Maria for a book discussion in-person or via Zoom.

Wed, Jul 27, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join library staff to play a variety of board games, movement games, and even some giant games!

Wed, Jul 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
What do you get when you combine drumsticks, laundry baskets, and yoga balls? Cardio drumming!
This event is full

Wed, Jul 27, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Sing along (or don?t) to Disney?s Moana, as part of this month?s Oceans of Possibilities-themed movie marathon. Popcorn and drinks provided.

Thu, Jul 28, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
Please contact the library to register for this event.

Thu, Jul 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
A littles-friendly version of Builder's Guild!

Thu, Jul 28, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We will have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Thu, Jul 28, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Join the fifth season of Teen D&D, perfect for beginners and returning players. Dice, character sheets, and other materials provided.

Fri, Jul 29, 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Calling all artists and mess-makers! Join library staff and unleash your creativity each week - we'll provide all the supplies you need.

Fri, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope
Come to Hope Branch Library on Fridays from 2-3PM to get items notarized by staff member notary Jennifer Pardue. Please have photo ID.

Fri, Jul 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Paint a bookend from the Teen shelves and leave your artistic legacy for-ev-er!

Fri, Jul 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Join library staff and learn to make and decorate fun origami creations!

Fri, Jul 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by [band]. Bring your own chairs. This event can also be viewed live at facebook.com/mybcpl.

Sat, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Description: Join us on the Plaza for birthday cake and watercolor painting to celebrate the birthday of Henry Moore, sculptor of the Large Arch!

Sat, Jul 30, 7:00pm - 11:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
The Moonlight Loop is an evening bicycle ride of approximately 19 miles around scenic Columbus, Indiana, to benefit Columbus Animal Care Services (CACS).Register