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Library Babies

For infants from birth to 18 months

2023-07-06 10:30:00 2023-07-06 11:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Library Babies This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime. Columbus - Library Plaza Tents

Thursday, July 06
10:30am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2023-07-06 10:30:00 2023-07-06 11:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Library Babies This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime. Columbus - Library Plaza Tents

Columbus

Library Plaza Tents

This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Library Babies is geared towards infants from birth to 18 months and their caregivers. Registration is required and will be limited to 5 family groups per session. Each Thursday’s Library Babies will be identical, please only register for one per Thursday.

AGE GROUP: | Babies and Toddlers |

EVENT TYPE: | Storytimes | Children |

Columbus

Phone: 812-379-1255

Hours
We're closed Thursday October 05
Mon, Oct 02 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Oct 03 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Oct 04 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Oct 05 Closed
Fri, Oct 06 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 07 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Oct 08 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, Oct 02, All day
Blackwell Park - People Trail
Enjoy some fresh air and our StoryWalk®!

Mon, Oct 02, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
To support Farrah Fox's senior project, come hang out in the teen section and create some spooky Halloween arts and crafts! 2nd: Drawing and coloring 16th: DIY hanging garlands

Mon, Oct 02, 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Celebrate Banned Books Week and your freedom to read with BCPL librarians on the plaza. Bring your own book, check one out from the library, or choose from a variety of oft-challenged books on display

Mon, Oct 02, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Plaza Tents
Children ages 1 to 5 years and their families are invited to join us for Family Storytime at the Read-In!

Tue, Oct 03, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 03, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Oct 03, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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, Oct 03, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area,Non-Library Location (See description)
Explore this year?s exhibitions with Tour Guide Dakota! Meet at the Teen Area or at the first listed exhibit for each date. See long description for each date's locations.

Tue, Oct 03, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join Shelly on the Plaza to make a lovely Marbleized mug. All supplies provided. Please register.
This event is full

Tue, Oct 03, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Join David Hyde of The Republic as he guides us through The Republic Online.

Wed, Oct 04, 11:00am - 11:30am
Donner park - Playground Shelter
Join Library Staff at Donner Park for a storytime and playdate that will occur Whatever the Weather!

Wed, Oct 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Have fun crafting while we socialize. This month, we will be making a Halloween-themed Craft.

Wed, Oct 04, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
All Spooky, All Month!!! October 4: ?Them? October 18: Return to Oz October 25: Vertigo

Thu, Oct 05, All day
Columbus
All library locations closed today for staff in-service day. Visit us 24/7 at mybcpl.org

Fri, Oct 06, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope Branch - 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, Oct 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Come and relax with us as we color spooky-themed coloring sheets. All supplies provided.

Fri, Oct 06, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Sat, Oct 07, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
A Bluey storytime?! For real life?? Hooray!! Join library staff to celebrate all things Bluey at this special family Storytime!

Sat, Oct 07, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
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!

Sat, Oct 07, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Come eat pizza from a location with Drew. Will the pizza be haunted? Maybe. It?s October. Will the pizza be shaped like a jack-o-lantern? Yes, if you consider circles to be jack-o-lantern shaped.

Mon, Oct 09, 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.

Tue, Oct 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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, Oct 10, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area,Non-Library Location (See description)
Explore this year?s exhibitions with Tour Guide Dakota! Meet at the Teen Area or at the first listed exhibit for each date. See long description for each date's locations.

Tue, Oct 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Online
Join guidebook author and TV host Rick Steves in an online presentation as?he shares?the latest in smart European travel
Register

Tue, Oct 10, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Make a beautiful and fun craft. All supplies are provided; registration is required. This month, we will be making a rope-ribbed glass pumpkin.

Wed, Oct 11, 11:00am - 7:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Spend the day watching Halloween-themed animated movies. Spooky snacks and drinks provided. See the lineup below. Start times are approximate.

Wed, Oct 11, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun!

Wed, Oct 11, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Experience nature at night with Sycamore Land Trust and BCPL at Touch the Earth Natural Area. During the hike, we will use all our senses to explore the nocturnal happenings at the preserve.

Thu, Oct 12, 10:30am - 11:15am
Columbus
Join a Nature Explorer's Club educator to experience and appreciate nature with your child!

Thu, Oct 12, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Be the ultimate bro! Items on, random stage, winner takes all (of the fabulous prize).

Thu, Oct 12, 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, Oct 13, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Children and their families are invited to join us for Family Storytime about this weekend's eclipse! This program features fun stories, songs, rhymes, and movement while building literacy skills.

Fri, Oct 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope Branch - 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.

Sat, Oct 14, 11:30am - 2:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Watch the annular eclipse from the library plaza, as the moon casts a partial shadow over the sun. Enjoy multiple crafting stations and learn to use a sunspotter.

Mon, Oct 16, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
To support Farrah Fox's senior project, come hang out in the teen section and create some spooky Halloween arts and crafts! 2nd: Drawing and coloring 16th: DIY hanging garlands

Mon, Oct 16, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Monthly meeting of the Bartholomew County Public Library Board. Open to all.

Mon, Oct 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Oct 16, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Donner Park - City Cemetery
You are invited to the Second Annual BCPL Guided Cemetery Tour in honor of National Family History Month!

Tue, Oct 17, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 17, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 17, 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 join us for all things shivery and spooky!

Tue, Oct 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Oct 17, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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, Oct 17, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area,Non-Library Location (See description)
Explore this year?s exhibitions with Tour Guide Dakota! Meet at the Teen Area or at the first listed exhibit for each date. See long description for each date's locations.

Tue, Oct 17, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hope Branch - Hope Branch Library
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Tue, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
It's spooky season! Bring the whole family to watch Haunted Mansion (2023, PG-13) LEGOS out, Lights up!

Tue, Oct 17, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Swine and Dine
Test your trivia skills at our true crime trivia night with Swine and Dine.  Enjoy a night of questions, prizes, and fun.  21 and over event

Wed, Oct 18, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math) for Preschoolers!

Wed, Oct 18, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online
You?re invited to tune in as we chat with New York Times bestselling author of The Woman in Cabin 10 and The It Girl as she talks about her newest book, Zero Days.
Register

Wed, Oct 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
All Spooky, All Month!!! October 4: ?Them? October 18: Return to Oz October 25: Vertigo

Wed, Oct 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Teen Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges in themselves, their friends, and peers.

Thu, Oct 19, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 19, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Oct 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
The prison heist continues! Create a level 5, fifth edition character prior to the game or use a pre-created character. This game is beginner-friendly and new players are welcome. Materials provided.

Thu, Oct 19, 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, Oct 19, 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.

Thu, Oct 19, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Children ages 1 to 5 years and their families are invited to join us for Family Storytime! This program features fun stories, songs, rhymes, and movement while building early literacy skills.

Fri, Oct 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, Oct 20, 10:30am - 11:30am
Columbus
Join music therapist Valerie Jones as she guides the group in well-known songs with movement and participation.

Fri, Oct 20, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope Branch - 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, Oct 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
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, Oct 20, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - 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, Oct 20, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by The Jokers. Bring your own chairs. This event can also be viewed live at facebook.com/mybcpl.

Sat, Oct 21, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Columbus
The Hooks and Needles program is for all types of needle crafters to gather, create, and socialize.

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Get to know your fellow local gardeners and bring your excess seeds from your harvest to swap with others and with the library?s Cleo?s Seed Share. All are welcome.

Sat, Oct 21, 2:00pm - 2:45pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area
Do you enjoy cooking? Join us for an in-person session of Kids' Kitchen!

Mon, Oct 23, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join other local teens and meet with Christina to discuss winter program ideas.

Mon, Oct 23, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
It?s spooky season so pick any teen mystery or horror book to read for this month?s book club. We?ll meet at Camila?s; appetizers courtesy of the Friends of Bartholomew County Public Library.

Mon, Oct 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Hope Moravian Cemetery - 202 Main St, Hope
You are invited to the Second annual BCPL Guided Tour of local Cemeteries in honor of National Family History Month!

Tue, Oct 24, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 24, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 24, 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, Oct 24, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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, Oct 24, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
3pm - 4pm General Civil Advice Clinic 4pm - 5pm Eviction Legal Advice

Tue, Oct 24, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area,Non-Library Location (See description)
Explore this year?s exhibitions with Tour Guide Dakota! Meet at the Teen Area or at the first listed exhibit for each date. See long description for each date's locations.

Tue, Oct 24, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room,Zoom 2
Join library staff members Shelly and Maria for a book discussion. This month we will discuss Cackle by Rachel Harrison.

Tue, Oct 24, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Red Room,Zoom 1
Join Dr. Pamela Morris (IU Columbus) & Carole Nowicke (University Library) in a community discussion of free speech, hate speech, and conflict.

Wed, Oct 25, 9:30am - 10:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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, Oct 25, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Library Plaza
Play and get to know other families in the community!

Wed, Oct 25, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
All Spooky, All Month!!! October 4: ?Them? October 18: Return to Oz October 25: Vertigo

Wed, Oct 25, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Do you love spooky and scary things? We do too! Bring your friends for spooky stories, games, music and movies!

Wed, Oct 25, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Teen Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges in themselves, their friends, and peers.

Thu, Oct 26, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Oct 26, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Oct 26, 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, Oct 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
A mysterious invitation offers you the chance to inherit a big sum of money from a man whose life you saved several years ago, if you spend the night in a haunted mansion. All materials provided.

Thu, Oct 26, 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.

Thu, Oct 26, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Children ages 1 to 5 years and their families are invited to join us for Family Storytime! This program features fun stories, songs, rhymes, and movement while building early literacy skills.

Thu, Oct 26, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Online
You are in for a treat when you join us for an intimate online conversation with John Irving as he chats about his most recent novel, The Last Chairlift.
Register

Fri, Oct 27, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
A sensory-friendly movie experience designed for adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. This month we will watch Trick or Treak Scooby- Doo

Fri, Oct 27, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope Branch - 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, Oct 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Come work on your on-going projects or learn to crochet a little plush pumpkin with Drew. All supplies for the pumpkin will be provided and no prior crochet knowledge is necessary.

Fri, Oct 27, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Celebrate fall at our annual Fall-O-Ween Festival! This year is sure to be Scoob-tacular with the Mystery Machine friends and tons of spooky-fun activities.

Fri, Oct 27, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Patio
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by The Shake Ups. The Shakeups will perform a special set of Scooby-doo-inspired music.

Mon, Oct 30, 11:30am - 5:30pm
Columbus
Monster Movie Marathon featuring 3 classic films 11:30 am Dracula (1931) starring Bela Lugosi 1:30 pm Frankenstein (1931) starring Colin Clive 3:30 pm The Mummy (1932) starring Boris Karloff

Mon, Oct 30, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
New Romantics! Friendship bracelets! Bad Blood! Cute outfits! Style! Snacks! crafting materials provided.

Mon, Oct 30, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Children ages 1 to 5 years and their families are invited to join us for a little bit spooky Family Storytime!

Tue, Oct 31, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 31, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Oct 31, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Oct 31, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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, Oct 31, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
It?s creepy. It?s spooky. It?s BCPL?s Teen Halloween Party featuring a leafy, autumn flower crown workshop. Come for the scares, stay for the seasonal snack varieties.

Wed, Nov 01, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
New venue Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Teen Mental Health First Aid teaches how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges in themselves, their friends, and peers.