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Columbus

Today's hours

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

Mon, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Apr 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Apr 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 25 Closed
Mon, Apr 19 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Tue, Apr 20 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Wed, Apr 21 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Thu, Apr 22 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Fri, Apr 23 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 24 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 25 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.


Reminder: Zoom links are emailed
Mon, Apr 19, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Basic money management skills for kids for Financial Literacy month.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Apr 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Join us for this recorded interview from last November with Jean Thompson, author of this year's Community Book Read selection of "The Year We Left Home."

Tue, Apr 20, 10:30am - 11:00am
Library Plaza
Join us outside on the plaza for Storytime!

Tue, Apr 20, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Zoom
Do you enjoy Bingo?

Tue, Apr 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
Join Chad Kinsella from Ball State in this program-part of this year's Community Book Read events.

Tue, Apr 20, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Each of the five sections of the film showcases 200 years of the magnificent history of our county. Today's showing features the county's early history and Columbus Township.

Wed, Apr 21, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Zoom
Play a game of virtual bingo with exercises in between! Register with Sandy Allman, sallman@mybcpl.org, or 812-379-1278, and she will send you the Zoom link.

Wed, Apr 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
Event presented by author Barbara Shoup ties in with this year's Community Book Read of "The Year We Left Home" by Jean Thompson.

Wed, Apr 21, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Each of the five sections of the film showcases 200 years of the magnificent history of our county. Today's showing features the county's early history and Columbus Township.

Thu, Apr 22, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Library Patio
Find us outside for some Earth Day fun!

Thu, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Library Patio
Find us outside for some Earth Day fun!

Thu, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
Discuss the themes of this year's Community Book Read selection, "The Year We Left Home," with Reference Librarian Robert Mixner.

Sat, Apr 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
Each of the five sections of the film showcases 200 years of the magnificent history of our county. Today's showing features the county's early history and Columbus Township.

Sat, Apr 24, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Take and Make
Process art for the youngest artists!
This event is full

Mon, Apr 26, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Basic money management skills for kids for Financial Literacy month.
Registration is now closed

Mon, Apr 26, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
Meet and chat with local Children's Author Kimberly Hoffman

Tue, Apr 27, 10:30am - 11:00am
Library Plaza
Join us outside on the plaza for Storytime!

Tue, Apr 27, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom
Do you enjoy Mad Libs?

Tue, Apr 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Zoom 2
Join library staff members Shelly and Maria and discuss "Hidden Valley Road: Inside the Mind of an American Family," by Robert Kolker.

Thu, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Take and Make
Do you enjoy arts and crafts?

Fri, Apr 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Zoom
Join Get Lit! the Project Lit Book Club, specifically for young adults ages 18-25. This month we chat about "The Hate U Give" by Angie Thomas.

Fri, Apr 30, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Zoom
Join us for a fun evening of springtime trivia!

Sat, May 01, 10:00am - 11:45am
Film showcases 200 years of the magnificent history of Bartholomew County. Today's showing features the Northwest, Eastern, Southern, and Western areas of the county. Q&A follows the showing.

Sat, May 01, 10:30am - 12:15pm
Film showcases 200 years of the magnificent history of Bartholomew County. Today's showing features the Northwest, Eastern, Southern, and Western areas of the county. Q&A follows the showing.

Mon, May 03, 9:00am - 10:00am
Library Plaza
Explore the practice of yoga its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. These are free sessions. Please bring your own mat and remember to social distance.

Mon, May 03, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Garbed as Cleopatra educational entertainer Martina Mathisen brings Cleopatra to life during this recorded event. View at facebook.com/mybcpl

Tue, May 04, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Celebrate May the Fourth by making a Baby Yoda Craft! Kits will be available at the Children's Desk. No Registration Required, available while supplies last.

Tue, May 04, 10:30am - 11:00am
Library Patio
Storytime on the children's patio!

Tue, May 04, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Our Blood Drive is being held at the First Christian Church/Youth Center, Corner of 4th and Lafayette. Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org

Tue, May 04, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Library Patio
Celebrate Star Wars Day with a scavenger hunt. Be the first to find all the Star Wars clues to answer the riddle and win a prize!

Tue, May 04, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Facebook
Do you enjoy arts & crafts? View this month's instructional video!

Tue, May 04, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Film showcases 200 years of the magnificent history of Bartholomew County. Today's showing features the Northwest, Eastern, Southern, and Western areas of the county.

Wed, May 05, 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Plaza
Explore the benefits of yoga and how it connects breath, body, and spirit as one.. Free sessions led by Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte-Alberts.

Wed, May 05, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
This month during Skill Builders, a program for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, participants make a No-sew t-shirt tote bag. You will need an old T-shirt and scissors.

Wed, May 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Rebecca Lorenz highlights pollinator plants from Sierra Club's 2021 Bring Back Butterflies and Bees native plant sale. She covers larval host plants, pollinators and more.

Wed, May 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Plaza
Explore the benefits of yoga and how it connects breath, body, and spirit as one. Free sessions led by Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte-Alberts.

Wed, May 05, 6:30pm - 8:15pm
Film showcases 200 years of the magnificent history of Bartholomew County. Today's showing features the Northwest, Eastern, Southern, and Western areas of the county.

Thu, May 06, 9:00am - 10:00am
Library Plaza
Explore the practice of yoga its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. These are free sessions. Please bring your own mat and remember to social distance.

Thu, May 06, 10:30am - 12:30pm
Library Patio
Join in for a D.I.G Time!

Thu, May 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Tim Orr shares how his faith helps him connect with just about anybody. View at facebook.com/mybcpl.org

Fri, May 07, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Patio
Use sidewalk chalk to leave your mark on the bricks.

Fri, May 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Plaza
Join us for a fun, high-energy evening with Southern Indiana Taiko. This local group delivers a dynamic show involving large Japanese drums and choreographed dance.

Fri, May 07, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Take and Make
Do you enjoy cooking?

Sat, May 08, 9:00am - 12:30pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Join us at the Columbus Farmer's Market, 123 Washington Street. We can't wait to see you! Today you can pick up a seed kit and information about programs happening in our Teen Area!

Sat, May 08, 10:00am - 11:45am
Film showcases 200 years of the magnificent history of Bartholomew County. Today's showing features the Northwest, Eastern, Southern, and Western areas of the county.

Sat, May 08, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Library Plaza
Come celebrate the Large Arch!

Mon, May 10, 9:00am - 10:00am
Library Plaza
Explore the practice of yoga its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. These are free sessions. Please bring your own mat and remember to social distance.

Mon, May 10, 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 jhatton@mybcpl.org for the link to participate.

Tue, May 11, 10:30am - 11:00am
Library Patio
Storytime on the children's patio!

Tue, May 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Library Patio
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.

Tue, May 11, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Facebook
Make a pop-up greeting card with Reference Librarian Audrey Hood. Limit of 15. Pick up supplies beginning May 4. You need to provide glue and scissors. Colored markers or pencils are optional.

Tue, May 11, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Zoom 2
Learn about the habitat needs of pollinators, their importance in food webs, and how to amend habitats to increase the population of birds.

Wed, May 12, 10:30am - 11:30am
Library Plaza
Explore the benefits of yoga and how it connects breath, body, and spirit as one. Free sessions led by Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte-Alberts.

Wed, May 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Library Plaza
Explore the benefits of yoga and how it connects breath, body, and spirit as one. Free sessions led by Registered Yoga Teacher Sonia Aponte-Alberts.

Thu, May 13, 9:00am - 10:00am
Library Plaza
Explore the practice of yoga its philosophy and benefits with Registered Yoga Teacher Jenn Willhite. These are free sessions. Please bring your own mat and remember to social distance.

Thu, May 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Zoom 2
Vitamins are essential nutrients that your body needs to function properly and stay healthy. Dr Trevor Miller, Integrated Health of Indiana provides tips on what to look for when purchasing vitamins.

Thu, May 13, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Library Patio
A New Beginning! Jump into Season 3 of Teen D&D. Explore the northern reaches of Laerkond, land of the Dragonborn. New and old players welcome.