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Columbus

Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 6:00PM

Mon, Mar 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Mar 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Mar 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Mar 04 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Mar 05 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 06 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 07 Closed
Mon, Mar 01 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Mar 02 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Mar 03 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Mar 04 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Mar 05 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 06 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 07 Closed

Address
536 Fifth St.
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
Fri, Mar 05, All day
Do you enjoy building things?

Sat, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Take and Make
Celebrate Pi Day!
This event is full

Sun, Mar 07, All day
View the documentary film "Kiss the Ground" and then join in a discussion of the film with the film makers and Sierra Club leaders.Register

Mon, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference 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, Mar 08, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Facebook
During this recorded concert Donata Cucinotta, soprano and multi-instrumentalist performs a selection of classics from Broadway, Opera and the Great American Songbook. View at facebook.com/mybcpl

Tue, Mar 09, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Facebook
Do you enjoy arts and crafts?

Tue, Mar 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
Presenter is Michael Homoya, author of "Wildflowers and Ferns of Indiana Forests." Program sponsored by the South Central Indiana Master Gardener Association and open to all.

Tue, Mar 09, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Facebook
Learn how to make paper beads with Shelly. Limit of 20. Kits available after March 4.

Thu, Mar 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
Joshua Becker, author of four books on minimalism, shares steps you can take to lead a simpler life. He believes that consumerism becomes excessive when it extends beyond what is needed.

Thu, Mar 11, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
View the documentary film "Kiss the Ground" and then join in a discussion of the film with the film makers and Sierra Club leaders. Register

Sat, Mar 13, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Take and Make
Join Geronimo Stilton's Fan Club!

Mon, Mar 15, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Take and Make
Do you enjoy cooking?
This event is full

Tue, Mar 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Love Minecraft? We do too! Join us for an fun-filled Minecrafting session hosted by Minecraft Mania. This program is for ages 8-12, or 3rd-6th grades. Register by March 14 to participate. Limit 30.

Tue, Mar 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
Learn how Nancy Green became Aunt Jemima, gained financial independence, and how she used her wealth as a means to empower her community.

Wed, Mar 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Facebook
Let's get excited about Spring in our March Storytime! We'll sing, dance, and find a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow!

Wed, Mar 17, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom 2
Meet local illustrator, Susie Signorino.

Wed, Mar 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Celebrate St. Patrick's day! View this recorded concert by Laughing Jack, a band of well-seasoned peddlers of Irish and American tunes and more. View at facebook.com/mybcpl or youtube.com/mybcpl.

Sat, Mar 20, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Register for this month's process art!

Mon, Mar 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Actress/historian Leslie Goddard as Amelia Earhart whose exploits and spirited personality made her an international celebrity in the early 20th century. View recorded event at facebook.com/mybcpl.

Tue, Mar 23, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Zoom
Do you enjoy playing BINGO?

Tue, Mar 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
Cherry & Jerry, (Isaac Cherry & Jerry Rabushka), based in St. Louis, share music by women Ragtime composers including May Aufderheide from Indiana.

Wed, Mar 24, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Zoom 1
It's National Nutrition Month. We invite you to share your favorite healthy foods and/or recipes with us. Email [email protected], or 812-379-1278, and she will send you the Zoom link.

Wed, Mar 24, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Facebook
Book lovers extraordinaire Beth Stroh, owner of Viewpoint Books, and librarian Jodi Prather, share some of their favorite books written by women authors.

Thu, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
The Arc of Bartholomew County hosts this session and introduces concepts about disability, accessibility and inclusion.

Fri, Mar 26, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom
Are you a Harry Potter enthusiast?

Sat, Mar 27, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join the Bartholomew Co. Genealogical Society as it continues its celebration of the county's Bicentennial with a discussion about the lives of Gen. Joseph Bartholomew, and Gen. John Tipton.

Mon, Mar 29, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Facebook
Donna Stanley, Park Ranger at the Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, shares information about Timberdoodles, the American woodcock.  

Tue, Mar 30, 12:30pm - 1:00pm
Library Plaza
Join us on the plaza for some socially distanced toddler and preschool rhymes and songs!

Tue, Mar 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom
Do you enjoy playing games?

Tue, Mar 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Zoom 2
Discuss "The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek," by Kim Michele Richardson. Set in 1930's KY, features those who delivered books via the Pack Horse Library Project.

Tue, Mar 30, 8:00pm - 8:05pm
Basic money management skills for kids for Financial Literacy month.