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Canceled

After School Special

Relax after school with a movie. This month we are watching Turning Red!

AGE GROUP: | Tweens (Grades 4-6) |

EVENT TYPE: | Movies |

Columbus

Phone: 812-379-1255

Hours
We're closed Monday April 08
Mon, Apr 08 Closed
Tue, Apr 09 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Apr 10 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Apr 11 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Apr 12 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Apr 13 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Apr 14 Closed

About the branch

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.  

Upcoming events

Mon, Apr 15, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - 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, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Board meeting to the Steve Suckow Atrium. Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Mon, Apr 15, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area,Children's Programming Room,Meeting Room 3,Meeting Room 5
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Apr 15, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbus - 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, Apr 15, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Mon, Apr 15, 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, Apr 16, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Apr 16, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Apr 16, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Apr 16, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - 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, Apr 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area,Non-Library Location (See description)
Learn about nature poetry and write your own on a field trip to Mill Race Park. Walk with Dakota from the library, or meet near the observation tower.

Tue, Apr 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Hope - Hope Branch Library
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Tue, Apr 16, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus
Hope for Troubled Minds is a trove of tributes and letters, collected to celebrate the lives, legacy, and strength of those who lead brave lives in the face of brain disorders and mental illness.

Wed, Apr 17, 11:00am - 11:45am
Columbus - Library Patio
Play at the library and make new friends!

Wed, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Relax after school with a movie. This month we are watching Titan A.E.

Wed, Apr 17, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate National Poetry Month with this series of films about poets and writers. 3 - Dead Poets Society 10 - Yesterday 17 - Bright Star 24 - Freedom Writers

Wed, Apr 17, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
We cannot wait for you to join us (online) as we chat with award-winning author Xochitl Gonzalez about her newest novel Anita de Monte Laughs Last.
Register

Thu, Apr 18, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Apr 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - 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, Apr 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
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.

Thu, Apr 18, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Join Accusitic Duo Duvenky Code for an evening of well-known songs in many genres. Sign along and have some fun.

Fri, Apr 19, 10:30am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join music therapist, Valerie Jones, as she guides the group through well-known songs with gentle movement and participation

Fri, Apr 19, 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, Apr 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Discuss your favorite anime and manga with others. We will select an anime to watch together after a short group discussion. Snacks and drinks provided.

Fri, Apr 19, 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, Apr 19, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Learn to play the ukulele with Allie Jean!

Sat, Apr 20, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
The Hooks and Needles program is for all types of needle crafters to gather, create, and socialize.

Mon, Apr 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - 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, Apr 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Volunteer for the Teen Services Department with your favorite librarians to earn service hours!

Mon, Apr 22, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Apr 23, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Apr 23, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Apr 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Apr 23, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - 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, Apr 23, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Meeting Room 4,Meeting Room 5,Lower Level Reception Area
3pm - 4pm General Civil Advice Clinic 4pm - 5pm Eviction Legal Advice

Tue, Apr 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Come and learn the basics of crochet with our hooks and yarn. If you already know how to crochet, bring your work in progress and hangout with Christina and Drew.

Tue, Apr 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Make a beautiful and fun craft. All supplies provided?registration required. This Month we will be making painted Flower pots.
This event is full

Wed, Apr 24, 9:30am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This book group is designed for readers and non-readers. Participants can enjoy stories and be guided through discussion and activities related to the reading.

Wed, Apr 24, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 1-5 will have an open studio to make art using toy cars as our "vehicles" for paint! Drop in anytime between 11-11:30. Please dress to get messy.

Wed, Apr 24, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate National Poetry Month with this series of films about poets and writers. 3 - Dead Poets Society 10 - Yesterday 17 - Bright Star 24 - Freedom Writers

Wed, Apr 24, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Library services extend far beyond the walls of the library. Hear about how we take our services to the community and explore the impact of these services.

Wed, Apr 24, 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Columbus - Red Room
Bring your friends and family members for a kid-friendly exercise and wellness program!

Thu, Apr 25, 9:00am - 8:00pm
Columbus - Main Library
All branches will be closed on Thursday, April 25 for a staff in-service day.

Canceled
Thu, Apr 25, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus
Donate and Save Lives.

Fri, Apr 26, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Watch a movie with us in a sensory-friendly environment. This month's movie will be Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant mayhem (PG).

Fri, Apr 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
¡Los niños de 3-5 años están invitados a una hora de cuentos y cantos! Children ages 3-5 and their caregivers are invited to a storytime in Spanish!

Fri, Apr 26, 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, Apr 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Paint rocks to decorate your gardens, plant pots, or any other space that you feel could be made better with the addition of a pretty rock!

Mon, Apr 29, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - 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, Apr 29, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Get one volunteer hour while brainstorming ideas for future teen programs with Christina.

Mon, Apr 29, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Tell your story of the eclipse!

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Choose any book in the Remixed Classics series (located in the Historical Fiction section in the Teen Area) and come prepared to share with the group what you read at Camila?s Mexican Restaurant.

Mon, Apr 29, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Tue, Apr 30, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

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

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

Tue, Apr 30, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - 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, Apr 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
For this month?s book club, choose any teen fantasy book to read beforehand. Come prepared to share with the group what you read and get ready to add to your TBR list.

Tue, Apr 30, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Zoom 2,Red Room
Join Shelly for a book discussion of Betty by Tiffany McDaniel.

Wed, May 01, 11:00am - 11:45am
Donner Park - Playground Shelter
Join us for a picnic- rain or shine! The library will provide drinks, cookies, stories and games. Please bring your own lunch and picnic blanket.

Wed, May 01, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Have fun crafting while we socialize. This month, we will be making a gift for someone special.

Wed, May 01, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
online
New York Times Bestselling author Douglas Brunt is joining us online to chat about his debut nonfiction work, The Mysterious Case of Rudolf Diesel: Genius, Power, and Deception on the Eve of WWI.
Register

Wed, May 01, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate May Day with us as we re-wrap our maypole and enjoy treats and music.

Wed, May 01, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Join the Winding Waters Group for a presentation at the BCPL for our monthly general meeting and guest speaker, Christopher Riccardo, Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance, (SUWA) Midwest Organizer.
Register

Thu, May 02, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 02, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 02, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 02, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - 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 02, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - 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.

Fri, May 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, May 03, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Get ready for prom, the Ren Faire season, or just Spring in general, by designing your very own flower crown. All supplies provided.

Sat, May 04, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room,Conference Room,Library Patio,Lower Level Reception Area,Red Room
Celebrate Star Wars at the library! We will read stories, make a craft, play games, have snacks , and lots of fun! Costumes are encouraged and a photo booth will be available!

Mon, May 06, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - 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, May 06, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Belatedly celebrate Star Wars Day! Watch a Star War, use the Force to color, and complete a character bracket!

Mon, May 06, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbus - 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, May 06, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Join poet Skye Nicholson for an interactive poetry writing workshop.

Tue, May 07, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, May 07, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, May 07, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Hey homeschoolers! Come hang out at the library, make some friends and learn something new! This month is all about going fast !

Tue, May 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - 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, May 07, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - 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, May 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Do your Civic Duty this Election Day and vote for the best Pringle. Try all the weird and wacky Pringles flavors we can find and put them head to head with each other to see which Pringle is the best!

Tue, May 07, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join Cora Reinbolt of the Purdue Extension to learn about growing plants in containers. Plant a baby tomato plant in a bucket and bring it home with you to grow.

Tue, May 07, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus
Join Cora Reinbolt of the Purdue Extension to learn about growing plants in containers. Plant a baby tomato plant in a bucket and bring it home with you to grow.

Wed, May 08, 11:00am - 11:45am
Columbus - Library Plaza
Little ones and their caregivers can drop in anytime between 11-11:45 to work in the garden and re-pot a plant!

Wed, May 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun! Each session will feature a building challenge as well as free play, and creations may be featured in our display cases

Wed, May 08, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
May 8: Five Nights at Freddy?s May 15: Mean Girls May 22: Madame Web May 29: Wish

Wed, May 08, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
online
Nothing brings a family together like a murder next door. Join Nina Simon online to chat about her lighthearted whodunnit about a grandmother-mother-daughter trio of amateur sleuths.
Register

Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 09, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - 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.

Thu, May 09, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 09, 11:05am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - 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 09, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Learn to play Villainous, an asynchronous strategy game featuring Disney and Star Wars villains.

Thu, May 09, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - 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.

Fri, May 10, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Library Patio,Red Room
Join Playpen Sports Academy for a fun-filled toddler sports class!

Fri, May 10, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Construct a vessel out of provided materials to protect an egg when Dakota throws it off the library roof.

Sat, May 11, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Have you ever wondered what the inside of a computer looks like? Have you wondered what makes a clock tick? Satisfy your curiosity and help us take things apart to see what we can discover!

Mon, May 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - 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, May 13, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
De-stress from finals with furry friends.