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Columbus

Today's hours

We're open 9:00AM to 8:00PM

We're closed Monday May 27
Mon, May 27 Closed
Tue, May 28 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 Closed
Mon, May 27 Closed
Tue, May 28 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, May 29 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, May 30 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, May 31 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 01 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 02 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, Family and Local History collection, and BCPL Create studio.  


Reminder: Zoom links are emailed
Wed, May 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Wed, May 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Teen Area
May 8: Five Nights at Freddy?s May 15: Mean Girls May 22: Madame Web May 29: Wish

Thu, May 30, 10:00am - 10:30am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, May 30, 10:35am - 11:00am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, May 30, 11:05am - 11:30am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, May 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Thu, May 30, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Lower Level Reception Area,Meeting Room 3,Meeting Room 4,Meeting Room 5
This event for volunteers to stuff animals for to be delivered to area children's hospitals. This event is a project of the Teddy Love Fund.

Thu, May 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Teen Area
Every Thursday after school, play games including Dungeon Party, Unstable Unicorns, Wizard Kittens, Disney Sorcerer?s Arena, Here to Slay, and more!

Thu, May 30, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tween Area
Stop by after school and join us for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, May 30, 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Red Room
Bring your friends and family members for a kid-friendly exercise and wellness program!

Thu, May 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Conference Room
Join a group of romance readers to discuss your latest read. No specific book to read. Just read what you like and hear about new books for your "to be read" stack. All genres of romance are welcome.

Fri, May 31, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Fri, May 31, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Plaza
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by Electric Symphony. Electric Symphony is a teen rock band heavily inspired by the music of the 70s-90s. Enjoy a full rock band with brass and vocals.

Mon, Jun 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Amphitheater by 5th Street Entrance
Stories, songs, rhymes, and books to keep at Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jun 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Mon, Jun 03, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Red Room
Join us for a one-hour session with certified yoga instructor Sonia Aponte. This class will focus on a smooth, continuous flow of movements linked to the breath to help achieve a mind/body balance.

Mon, Jun 03, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
You?re invited to come learn alongside Matt Shindell, National Air and Space Museum curator, as he introduces viewers to figures across eras and around the world who have made sense of this planet.Register

Mon, Jun 03, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Register and receive information about Summer Reading at one of our pop-up kickoff events!

Mon, Jun 03, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Jun 04, 9:15am - 9:45am
Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 04, 10:00am - 10:30am
Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Jun 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Tue, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Teens may volunteer anytime between 1-6pm, but do not have to be here the entire time. Options will include: making seed packets for the Cleo?s Seed Share, making decorations and more.

Tue, Jun 04, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Red Room
Join us for a one-hour session with certified yoga and chair yoga instructor. These sessions are great for beginners and those who want to focus on gentle practice.

Tue, Jun 04, 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Library Plaza
Register and receive information about Summer Reading at one of our pop-up kickoff events!

Wed, Jun 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Library Patio
Drop-in to the garden and get messy with us! We'll dig in the garden, explore nature, make art, and play!

Wed, Jun 05, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Wed, Jun 05, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Area
Mystery movie mania all summer long!!! See full description for the schedule.

Wed, Jun 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room 3,Meeting Room 4,Meeting Room 5,Lower Level Reception Area
Have fun crafting while we socialize. This month, we will be playing bingo for prizes

Wed, Jun 05, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Red Room
Join Cora Reinbort to discuss permaculture to make the most of the land you have.

Rescheduled
Thu, Jun 06, 9:00am - 10:00am
New date Thursday, June 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Stop by after school and join us for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, Jun 06, 10:00am - 10:30am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 10:35am - 11:00am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 11:05am - 11:30am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Thu, Jun 06, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Area
Every Thursday after school, play games including Dungeon Party, Unstable Unicorns, Wizard Kittens, Disney Sorcerer?s Arena, Here to Slay, and more!

Thu, Jun 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Stop by after school and join us for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, Jun 06, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Register and receive information about Summer Reading at one of our pop-up kickoff events!

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 11:30am
Meeting Room 4
Learn to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG)!

Fri, Jun 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, Jun 07, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Meeting Room 4
Learn to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG)!

Fri, Jun 07, 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Area
We love crochet! Come and learn the basics of crochet or bring your work-in-progress and crochet with us.

Fri, Jun 07, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meeting Room 4
Learn to play the Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG)!

Sat, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Conference Room
Join John Hinton of the Indiana Poetry Foundation for a poetry workshop. We will study poetry and write poetry of our own. No experience is necessary.

Mon, Jun 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Amphitheater by 5th Street Entrance
Stories, songs, rhymes, and books to keep at Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jun 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Mon, Jun 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Red Room
Join us for a one-hour session with certified yoga instructor Sonia Aponte. This class will focus on a smooth, continuous flow of movements linked to the breath to help achieve a mind/body balance.

Mon, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Room
Come listen to Taylor?s latest album ?The Tortured Poets Department? and make friendship bracelets inspired by your favorite songs!

Mon, Jun 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Red Room
You are trapped in the library with a lock set to release in 125 years, the same as the library's anniversary this year! Discover library history, solve the clues and escape! Tweens only 4 all ages 5
This event is full

Mon, Jun 10, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
You are trapped in the library with a lock set to release in 125 years, the same as the library's anniversary this year! Discover library history, solve the clues and escape! Tweens only 4 all ages 5
This event is full

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Dakota will bring a selection of games for attendees to choose from. Bringing your own game is encouraged. We will meet at Columbus Bar, located at 322 4th St, Columbus, IN 47201.

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Conference Room
Join members of the Viewfinders Photography club to learn the basics of photography

Mon, Jun 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Red Room
You are trapped in the library with a lock set to release in 125 years, the same as the library's anniversary this year! Discover library history, solve the clues and escape! Tweens only 6 all ages 7

Mon, Jun 10, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
You are trapped in the library with a lock set to release in 125 years, the same as the library's anniversary this year! Discover library history, solve the clues and escape! Tweens only 6 all ages 7

Tue, Jun 11, 9:15am - 9:45am
Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 11, 11:00am - 11:30am
Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Jun 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Tue, Jun 11, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Red Room
Join us for a one-hour session with certified yoga and chair yoga instructor. These sessions are great for beginners and those who want to focus on gentle practice.

Tue, Jun 11, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Walk and talk about queer books you?re reading! Meet Dakota at Blackwell Park to walk part of People Trail and discuss queer books for Pride Month.

Tue, Jun 11, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Lower Level Reception Area
Join us to make a simple macrame plant hanger. No previous skills required. All supplies provided. Space and supplies are limited. Please register. Limit 20
This event is full

Wed, Jun 12, 11:00am - 11:45am
524 Third Street
Join library staff at the Bartholomew County Historical Society Museum located at 524 Third Street to learn about our local history, have fun, and play!

Wed, Jun 12, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Wed, Jun 12, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Area
Mystery movie mania all summer long!!! See full description for the schedule.

Wed, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Lower Level Reception Area
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun! This month we build our most mysterious creations.

Thu, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 13, 10:35am - 11:00am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 13, 11:05am - 11:30am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Thu, Jun 13, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Area
Every Thursday after school, play games including Dungeon Party, Unstable Unicorns, Wizard Kittens, Disney Sorcerer?s Arena, Here to Slay, and more!

Thu, Jun 13, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Room
Tragedy has struck! Solve a mysterious murder in the start of this two-part adventure, to be completed in July. This game is beginner-friendly. Registration required.

Thu, Jun 13, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
Get your popcorn and take a seat as we pick the brain of the queen of twists herself, Freida McFadden! Register

Fri, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Fri, Jun 14, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Teen Area
Celebrate Pride Month and Flag Day by designing your own Pride flag, or decorating and existing one. Snacks and materials provided.

Fri, Jun 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Tween Area
Tweens can join library staff to learn and practice the basics of both crocheting and knitting. Beginners welcome, no experience needed! Materials will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Fri, Jun 14, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Library Plaza
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by Banister Bluegrass Band. Bring your own chairs. This event can also be viewed live at facebook.com/mybcpl.

Sat, Jun 15, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Conference Room
The Hooks and Needles program is for all types of needle crafters to gather, create, and socialize.

Sat, Jun 15, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Children's Programming Room,Library Patio,Lower Level Reception Area,Meeting Room 3,Meeting Room 4,Meeting Room 5,Red Room
SSSHHHHHH! There's an impostor among us. Do some tasks in real life, watch out for sus behavior and try not to get (pretend) killed.

Mon, Jun 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Amphitheater by 5th Street Entrance
Stories, songs, rhymes, and books to keep at Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Mon, Jun 17, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Red Room
Join us for a one-hour session with certified yoga instructor Sonia Aponte. This class will focus on a smooth, continuous flow of movements linked to the breath to help achieve a mind/body balance.

Mon, Jun 17, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Play yard games from the Library of Things, or sit in the shade and play tabletop games. Meet at the Donner Park Shelter House.

Mon, Jun 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Red Room
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Red Room
Local paranormal investigator, Matthew Jackson of the blog "Paraholics" will unveil the otherworldly mysteries hidden within the Cleo Rogers Memorial Library.

Mon, Jun 17, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Mon, Jun 17, 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Meeting Room 4
The club meets once a month to share their knowledge of different techniques and strategies for photography.

Tue, Jun 18, 9:15am - 9:45am
Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 18, 10:00am - 10:30am
Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Jun 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Red Room
¡Los niños de 3-5 años están invitados a una hora de cuentos bilingües en Español e Inglés! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to a Bilingual storytime in Spanish and English!

Tue, Jun 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Room
Add your own artistic flair to existing art prints to give them new meaning. All supplies provided.

Tue, Jun 18, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Red Room
Join us for a one-hour session with certified yoga and chair yoga instructor. These sessions are great for beginners and those who want to focus on gentle practice.

Tue, Jun 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Red Room
Join mystery authors from the Speed City Sisters in Crime, a chapter of the worldwide mystery/crime writers' association. The authors' panel will discuss various aspects of mystery and crime writing.

Canceled
Thu, Jun 20, 9:00am - 10:00am
Stop by after school and join us for some laid-back fun as we play our way through our collection of board, card, and dice games. Game selection may vary.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Conference Room
Children ages 2-5 are invited to dance with local dance teacher, Megan! Caregivers will stay in the room with their dancers. Registration is requested.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 10:35am - 11:00am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 20, All day
Bring your favorite Stuffy to spend the night at the library. Drop off your friend on the in the children's department any time between 9am to 1. There will be a stuffy send off program from 11-12.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 20, 11:05am - 11:30am
Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Jun 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Lower Level Reception Area,Meeting Room 3,Meeting Room 4,Meeting Room 5
Donate and Save Lives.

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Area
Every Thursday after school, play games including Dungeon Party, Unstable Unicorns, Wizard Kittens, Disney Sorcerer?s Arena, Here to Slay, and more!

Thu, Jun 20, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Teen Room
Celebrate the beginning of summer and cool off from the heat by enjoying a flavored block of ice (popsicle)!

Thu, Jun 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Join us as #1 New York Times bestselling author Tiffany Jewell highlights the inequities Black and Brown students face from preschool through college.Register

Thu, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Visit the Bartholomew County Historical Society to check out a great exhibit about comic strips and learn to make your own!

Fri, Jun 21, 10:30am - 11:30am
Lower Level Reception Area
Join music therapist, Valerie Jones, as she guides the group through well-known songs with gentle movement and participation

Fri, Jun 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Conference Room
Food must be eaten on site and folks are not permitted to leave with the meals. Meals are free for children 18 years of age and under. Adults over the age of 18 may purchase a meal for $4.70.

Fri, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Conference Room
Join library staff to read stories about owls and to make your own stuffed owl to snuggle! All supplies are provided. Registration is required for each child who wishes to make an owl.
This event is full

Fri, Jun 21, 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, Jun 21, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Children's Programming Room
Learn to play the ukulele with Allie Jean!

Fri, Jun 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Plaza
Zen Wellness is hosting a yoga session on the Plaza! All proceeds will be donated to the Friends of BCPL.

Sat, Jun 22, 10:00am - 11:30am
Lawn
Michael Twitty

Sat, Jun 22, 2:45pm - 3:45pm
Red Room
Join award-winning author Michael Twitty as he traces his journey to discover his own family story through food.

Sat, Jun 22, 6:00pm - 11:55pm
Library Plaza
Midnight bike ride