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Wed, Sep 28, 10:00am - 10:45am
Donner Park - Playground shelter
Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground.

Wed, Sep 28, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
Calm and gentle storytime.

Wed, Sep 28, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate Latinx Heritage Month with the hit musical film. Singing along is encouraged but not required. Snacks and drinks provided.

Wed, Sep 28, 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Join The Arc and Self-Advocates of Tomorrow to hear from local legislative candidates! Discussions will focus on disability, social justice, and community issues.

Canceled
Thu, Sep 29, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Columbus
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.

Thu, Sep 29, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
A relaxed, baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 29, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
A relaxed, baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 29, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We'll have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio.

Thu, Sep 29, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Kids ages 8-12 are invited to join us for games!

Thu, Sep 29, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Complete a job for Queen Imreera Hethkantan and she will reward you handsomely. Create a level 5, fifth edition character prior to the game or use a pre-created character.
This event is full

Thu, Sep 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

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

Fri, Sep 30, 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, Sep 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Play this life-size version of the classic game on our new canvas game mat.

Fri, Sep 30, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Make Origami art!

Sat, Oct 01, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Complete a job for Queen Imreera Hethkantan and she will reward you handsomely. Create a level 5, fifth edition character prior to the game or use a pre-created character.

Sat, Oct 01, 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.

Mon, Oct 03, All day
Blackwell Park - People Trail
Enjoy some fresh air and our StoryWalk®!

Mon, Oct 03, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area,Library Patio
Hey homeschoolers! Come hang out at the library, make some friends and learn something new! This month we are going to play some games and get to know each other!

Mon, Oct 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Make your own creepy slime full of spiders and teeth and maybe real bones!! All materials provided.

Mon, Oct 03, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We'll have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio!

Tue, Oct 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for Storytime!

Tue, Oct 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Join us outside on the patio for a relaxed playdate!

Tue, Oct 04, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Please join us for the Purdue Extension-Bartholomew County Annual Showcase.

Tue, Oct 04, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Help tend to the teen garden by seed harvesting, watering, pruning, and thinning plants, and other assorted tasks. We will also visit Irwin Garden to seed their plants and hang out with chickens.

Tue, Oct 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
SSSSHHHHHH. There?s an impostor among us. Can the crewmates figure out who it is before it?s too late? Join us for some pretend mayhem and real life fun.

Wed, Oct 05, 10:00am - 10:45am
Donner Park - Playground Shelter
Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground.

Wed, Oct 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Skill Builders is a program for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Skill Builders is now meeting in person at the Columbus branch.

Wed, Oct 05, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Join us as we create our own beats to popular songs and learn some percussion techniques, too!

Wed, Oct 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Begin our month of spooky watches with 2006?s animated horror film about a hungry hungry house.

Wed, Oct 05, 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Energy Matters Community Coalition and Sierra Club Winding Waters Group will host a Bartholomew County, Columbus, IN "Local Political Candidate Forum". Register

Canceled
Fri, Oct 07, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Columbus
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Fri, Oct 07, 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.

Fri, Oct 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Take an old painting or movie poster and put a monster on it! Perfect for a spooky season gift or decoration! All supplies provided.

Fri, Oct 07, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Learn about the Growing Readers program, and get your little one registered to participate!

Sat, Oct 08, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Kids grades K-3 can come cook in the library!

Mon, Oct 10, 10:00am - 11:00am
Sans Souci
Calling all kids (and grownups) who care! Join library staff as we learn together through community service and engagement.

Mon, Oct 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Join us for Pokemon Club! Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Oct 10, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Participate in the ancient tradition of telling stories to delight and frighten. This RPG is a simple story-based game perfect for beginners. We will meet at Yats. Registration is strongly encouraged.

Mon, Oct 10, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We'll have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio!

Tue, Oct 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for Toddler Time!

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

Tue, Oct 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus
Join us outside on the patio for a relaxed playdate!

Tue, Oct 11, 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Story Time Room
Calling all artists and mess-makers! Join library staff and unleash your creativity- we?ll provide all the supplies you need. This month, we?ll be making leaf art of all kinds!

Tue, Oct 11, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Columbus - Children's Area
A littles-friendly version of Builder?s Guild! Join library staff and fellow budding builders to create, share, and have fun with Megablox!

Tue, Oct 11, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun!

Tue, Oct 11, 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!

Tue, Oct 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Join Shelly from the Adult Circulation Desk as she leads you through painting a field of sunflowers using a fork, sponge, straw, and a few other everyday items.

Wed, Oct 12, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
This week?s spooky entry is a whole gaggle of ghouls! Snacks and drinks and candy provided. See below for the films and schedule.

Wed, Oct 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Red Room,Conference Room
Braden Adams from Integrity Life & Health presents 5 considerations for those in the Medicare program who are wondering about plan changes this Enrollment Period

Wed, Oct 12, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Story Time Room
Come read to Lottie, the Great Dane, and practice your reading skills!

Wed, Oct 12, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room
What tiny creatures are lurking on our patio? Learn about microscopic creatures and then try to find some!

Canceled
Thu, Oct 13, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Columbus
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.

Thu, Oct 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Oct 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Oct 13, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We'll have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio!

Thu, Oct 13, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Games include Marvel Dice Throne, Unstable Unicorns, Dungeon Party, Unicorns, and more.

Thu, Oct 13, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Stop by after school and join Children?s department staff for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, Oct 13, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Thu, Oct 13, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4
Make connections, learn, and share with other area authors.

Fri, Oct 14, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Kids ages 2-5 and their caregivers can come make some messy art on the patio!

Fri, Oct 14, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate the last day of Fall Break with a cozy read-in. Bring a good book (or find one here), a cozy blanket, and relax on the Teen Area?s couch or bean bags. Warm beverages and snacks provided.

Canceled
Fri, Oct 14, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Columbus
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Fri, Oct 14, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area
Join library staff and learn to make and decorate fun origami creations! Meet in the Tween Area of the Children?s Department.

Fri, Oct 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by Prairie Creek. Bring your own chairs. This event can also be viewed live at facebook.com/mybcpl.

Sat, Oct 15, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Dr. Chris Walker will talk about his Civil War markers placed on Veterans graves in Bartholomew County.

Sat, Oct 15, 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.

Mon, Oct 17, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area,Library Patio
Hey homeschoolers! Come hang out at the library, make some friends and learn something new! This month we are going to play some games and get to know each other!

Mon, Oct 17, 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, Oct 17, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Donner Park - City Cemetery
Learn some of our local history as you tour City Cemetery.

Mon, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Patio
We'll have stories, songs, and rhymes on the patio!

Mon, Oct 17, 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, Oct 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us outside on the patio for Storytime!

Tue, Oct 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Area
Join us outside on the patio for a relaxed playdate!

Tue, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join Megan for heartwarming stories and crafts! Attend as many sessions as you like. These storytimes are a part of Megan's Senior Project.

Tue, Oct 18, 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, Oct 18, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join Megan for heartwarming stories and crafts! Attend as many sessions as you like. These storytimes are a part of Megan's Senior Project.

Tue, Oct 18, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio,Red Room
Bring your chairs or blankets and join us on the patio for a spooky fall movie!

Wed, Oct 19, 10:00am - 10:45am
Donner Park - Playground Shelter
Join us outside at Donner Park at the covered shelter next to the playground.

Wed, Oct 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
Calm and gentle storytime.

Wed, Oct 19, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Join Elemental Yoga for a yoga adventure as we explore, imagine and move. No yoga experience is necessary.

Wed, Oct 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Our final Watch-It Wednesday of the month will be the #1 Netflix hit, the disastrous comic book anti-hero film, Morbius.

Wed, Oct 19, All day
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join Megan for heartwarming stories and crafts! Attend as many sessions as you like. These storytimes are a part of Megan's Senior Project.

Wed, Oct 19, 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join Megan for heartwarming stories and crafts! Attend as many sessions as you like. These storytimes are a part of Megan's Senior Project.

Thu, Oct 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Oct 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Story Time Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Oct 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Children's Area
Stop by after school and join Children?s department staff for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, Oct 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Watch and discuss anime favorites with fellow anime enthusiasts!

Thu, Oct 20, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Story Time Room
Join Columbus Indiana ACCUEIL for a special French storytime.

Thu, Oct 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Canceled
Fri, Oct 21, 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Columbus
Drop in for casual practice time, all levels welcome.

Fri, Oct 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Color with Christina! All materials provided.

Sat, Oct 22, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Chow down on some pizza pies and test your ?za knowledge with pizza trivia at this meeting of the library?s only pizza-themed secret society! Registration is highly encouraged, but not mandatory.