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Canceled
Fri, Aug 12, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Columbus
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Sat, Aug 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Do you love pizza? Join the library's first (and maybe only?) Teen Pizza Party Society to eat some delicious pies with fellow 'za enthusiasts. Registration is highly encouraged.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 15, 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, Aug 15, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Play games on the library's Nintendo Switch with your fellow teens. Feel free to bring your own Switch, joycons, games, etc. as well!

Mon, Aug 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Monthly meeting of the Bartholomew County Public Library Board. Open to all. Due to the Covid pandemic, the meeting may be conducted via Zoom. Email [email protected] for the link to participate.

Mon, Aug 15, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Learn to play Stuffed Fables, an adventure book game where players play as a little girl?s stuffed animals who come alive at night to protect her from nightmares.

Mon, Aug 15, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Children's Area
Experiment, play, and learn with your child!

Mon, Aug 15, 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.

Tue, Aug 16, All day
Columbus
Register by August 16, pick up begins August 16.
This event is full

Tue, Aug 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
A toddler-friendly introduction to storytime.

Tue, Aug 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Join us outside on the patio for storytime, featuring books and activities that are geared towards children ages 3 to 5.

Tue, Aug 16, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for a relaxed playdate!

Tue, Aug 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Using engineering skills, compete to see who can build the best bridge out of LEGOs. Whoever?s bridge can hold the most books wins a prize. All materials provided.

Wed, Aug 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Donner Park - Playground shelter
Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground.

Wed, Aug 17, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
August is officially superhero month, so Watch-It Wednesday will be all superheroes all month long! Watch the groundbreaking ?90s cartoon, Batman, featuring the icon Harley Quinn.

Thu, Aug 18, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Drawing classes led by instructor Katherine Hilden. Classes are for beginning and continuing drawing student. $50 class fee for five weeks, pay at first class, includes all drawing materials.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Aug 18, 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, Aug 18, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Story Time Room
We will have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Thu, Aug 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Playtest the beta version of Marvel's RPG. Create your own superhero, or play an existing one in an adventure set within the Marvel Multiverse. All materials provided.

Thu, Aug 18, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Fri, Aug 19, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Fri, Aug 19, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope - Hope Branch Library
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, Aug 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Using washi tape, section off triangles all over your canvas and paint the negative space. All supplies provided.

Sat, Aug 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Learn to make zines (self-published works of original or appropriated texts and images) in this DIY celebration of the new library zine collection.

Sat, Aug 20, 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.

Sat, Aug 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Red Room,Library Plaza
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by The Ghost Roses. Bring your own chairs. This event can also be viewed live at facebook.com/mybcpl.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 22, 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, Aug 22, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join Elemental Yoga for a yoga adventure as we explore, imagine and move.

Mon, Aug 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
Meet with Christina and help plan future teen programs!

Mon, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Story Time Room
We will have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Mon, Aug 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Read any YA historical fiction book you?d like and come prepared to share what you read with the group. We?ll meet at Upland Columbus Pump House, located at 148 Lindsey St.

Tue, Aug 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
A toddler-friendly introduction to storytime.

Tue, Aug 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Join us outside on the patio for storytime, featuring books and activities that are geared towards children ages 3 to 5.

Tue, Aug 23, 11:30am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for a relaxed playdate!

Tue, Aug 23, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hope - Hope Library (Annex)
Come play games like Unstable Unicorns, Llamas Unleashed, and more! with Teen Staff after school.

Tue, Aug 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Fun with phenology! Become a citizen scientist by observing the plants and animals outside the library to contribute to the USA National Phenology Network Nature?s Notebook project.

Wed, Aug 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Donner Park - Playground Shelter
Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground.

Wed, Aug 24, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
August is officially superhero month, so Watch-It Wednesday will be all superheroes all month long! Watch Andrew Garfield?s first turn as Peter Parker in 2012?s The Amazing Spider-Man.

Thu, Aug 25, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Drawing classes led by instructor Katherine Hilden. Classes are for beginning and continuing drawing student. $50 class fee for five weeks, pay at first class, includes all drawing materials.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Aug 25, 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, Aug 25, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Story Time Room
We will have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Thu, Aug 25, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join the fifth season of Teen D&D, perfect for beginners and returning players. Dice, character sheets, and other materials provided. Limit 6 participants. Registration required.

Thu, Aug 25, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Fri, Aug 26, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Fri, Aug 26, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope - Hope Branch Library
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, Aug 26, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Learn to play Stuffed Fables, an adventure book game where players play as a little girl?s stuffed animals who come alive at night to protect her from nightmares.

Fri, Aug 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Join library staff and learn to make and decorate fun origami creations!

Fri, Aug 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza,Red Room
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by Southern Indiana Taiko. Bring your own chairs. This event can also be viewed live at facebook.com/mybcpl. Rain puts this event in the Red Room!

Sat, Aug 27, 11:00am - 11:45am
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join library staff and unleash your creativity!

Sat, Aug 27, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Using washi tape, section off triangles all over your canvas and paint the negative space. All supplies provided.

Canceled
Mon, Aug 29, 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, Aug 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun!

Mon, Aug 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus
A littles-friendly version of Builder?s Guild!

Mon, Aug 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Discuss your favorite anime and manga with others as we make anime-inspired crafts.

Mon, Aug 29, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Story Time Room
We will have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Tue, Aug 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
A toddler-friendly introduction to storytime.

Tue, Aug 30, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Join us outside on the patio for storytime, featuring books and activities that are geared towards children ages 3 to 5.

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

Tue, Aug 30, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org.

Tue, Aug 30, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Hope - Hope Library (Annex)
Using washi tape, section off triangles all over your canvas and paint the negative space. All supplies provided.

Tue, Aug 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room
This program introduces fundamental concepts and tools for teens interested in making music through Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) and other digital instruments.

Tue, Aug 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Red Room,Zoom 2
Join library staff members Shelly and Maria for a book discussion.

Wed, Aug 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Donner Park - Playground shelter
Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground.

Wed, Aug 31, 3:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
August is officially superhero month, so Watch-It Wednesday will be all superheroes all month long! Watch the newest incarnation of everyone?s favorite super-detective, The Batman.

Wed, Aug 31, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Join Reference Librarian Audrey Hood for an introduction to using Congress.gov to research bills, members of Congress, and learn about the legislative process.

Thu, Sep 01, 9:00am - 10:00am
Columbus
Test.

Thu, Sep 01, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Drawing classes led by instructor Katherine Hilden. Classes are for beginning and continuing drawing student. $50 class fee for five weeks, pay at first class, includes all drawing materials.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Sep 01, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Fri, Sep 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Zoom 2
Become a Dementia Friend and attend a one-hour workshop with Sandy Allman, a trained Dementia Champion representing Dementia Friends Indiana.

Sat, Sep 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Okto Carmonia Orchestra, conducted by Carlos Lopez, presents their Hispanic Heritage concert. Rain makes this event a Facebook livestream only.