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Columbus

Today's hours

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

We're closed Sunday November 29
Mon, Nov 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Nov 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Nov 25 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Thu, Nov 26 Closed
(Thanksgiving Day)
Fri, Nov 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Nov 29 Closed
Mon, Nov 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Nov 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Nov 25 10:00AM to 4:00PM
Thu, Nov 26 Closed
(Thanksgiving Day)
Fri, Nov 27 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Nov 28 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Nov 29 Closed

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, Nov 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Award winning author and former Columbus resident Melissa Stephenson, chats with librarian Robert Mixner about her book "Driven: A White-Knuckled Ride to Heartbreak and Back: A Memoir."

Tue, Dec 01, All day
Read a story while taking a stroll in Downtown Columbus!

Tue, Dec 01, All day
Do you love to think about what life was like in the past?

Tue, Dec 01, All day
Enjoy reading a story while taking a stroll at Blackwell Park!

Tue, Dec 01, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Pick up your kit from the Adult Circulation Desk beginning Dec 1. We provide the form, glue, string, and tea light with directions to create a beautiful gift. Kits available until we run out.

Tue, Dec 01, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Do you enjoy music? Join in some fun activities.

Tue, Dec 01, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Circuit Court Judge Kelly Benjamin joins us to discuss factors Judges consider at sentencing hearings and how decisions are made, and more.

Wed, Dec 02, 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Thanks to Pen It! Publications we are bringing you authors from Bartholomew County and all around the world! Videos begin running at 9:00 am each day at facebook.com/mybcpl and youtube.com/mybcpl.

Wed, Dec 02, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Skill Builders participants make a Paint Brush Santa this month. Limit - 15. Email [email protected] for your kit and Zoom link. Kits can be picked up at the library or delivered.

Thu, Dec 03, All day
Do you like cooking?
This event is full

Thu, Dec 03, 9:00am - 6:00pm
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Thanks to Pen It! Publications we are bringing you authors from Bartholomew County and all around the world! Videos begin running at 9:00 am each day at facebook.com/mybcpl and youtube.com/mybcpl.

Fri, Dec 04, All day
Do you enjoy building things?

Fri, Dec 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
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Reference assistant Tia demonstrates how to wrap gifts with, or without a box, and how to tie a simple bow.

Fri, Dec 04, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Program offered in two sessions by Bartholomew County Extension Educator Harriet Armstrong and her counterpart in Brown County Kara Hammes. Second session-December 11.

Fri, Dec 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join us for a Name That Tune holiday edition. Register with Sandy Allman, [email protected], or 812-379-1278, and she will send you the Zoom link.

Sat, Dec 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
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From fresh peppers to the finished product Hope Branch Manager Dave Miller shows you how to make hot sauce.

Sun, Dec 06, All day
Do you enjoy crafting?

Sun, Dec 06, All day
Do you enjoy crafting?

Sun, Dec 06, All day
Do you enjoy crafting?

Mon, Dec 07, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Jim Gill is back in concert!

Tue, Dec 08, All day
Jim Gill is back in concert!

Tue, Dec 08, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Zoom
Do you enjoy playing bingo?

Tue, Dec 08, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Ray E. Boomhower, senior editor of the Indiana Historical Society Press, talks about his latest book "To Be Hoosiers: Historic Stories of Character & Fortitude."

Wed, Dec 09, All day
Jim Gill is back in concert!

Wed, Dec 09, All day
Do you enjoy arts & crafts?

Thu, Dec 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom
Author Ken Bikoff chats about his book "Hoosier Beginnings: The Birth of Indiana University Athletics." The book covers the founding of IU athletics in 1867 through 1930.

Fri, Dec 11, 11:30am - 1:00pm
Second of two sessions by Bartholomew County Extension Educator Harriet Armstrong and her counterpart in Brown County Kara Hammes.

Mon, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Conference Room
Monthly meeting of the Bartholomew County Public Library Board. Open to all.

Mon, Dec 14, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Plaza
Join us on the library plaza for some festive and traditional caroling. Please bring your mask and allow for social distancing.

Tue, Dec 15, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Do you enjoy arts & crafts?

Tue, Dec 15, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
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Historian Leslie Goddard looks back at some Hollywood classics including "Holiday Inn" and "Elf" to explore what makes each one a "Christmas movie."

Wed, Dec 16, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
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Take a nostalgic look back....

Thu, Dec 17, 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.

Fri, Dec 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
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In preparation for the Winter Solstice on the 21st, we?ll read a book about the longest night of the year, with songs and felt stories, too!

Mon, Dec 21, All day
Do you love to think about what life was like in the past?