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Chalk the Plaza!

2023-06-09 10:00:00 2023-06-09 11:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Chalk the Plaza! We'll have oodles of sidewalk chalk for you to help us add some flair to the plaza! Columbus - Library Plaza

Friday, June 09
10:00am - 11:00am

Add to Calendar 2023-06-09 10:00:00 2023-06-09 11:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Chalk the Plaza! We'll have oodles of sidewalk chalk for you to help us add some flair to the plaza! Columbus - Library Plaza

Columbus

Library Plaza

We'll have oodles of sidewalk chalk for you to help us add some flair to the plaza!

We'll have oodles of sidewalk chalk for you to help us add some flair to the plaza!

Columbus

Phone: 812-379-1255

Hours
Mon, Jun 05 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Jun 06 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Jun 07 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Jun 08 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Jun 09 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Jun 10 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Jun 11 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

Thu, Jun 08, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 08, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 08, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Clifty Park - Playground Shelter
Join us at the Clifty Park for storytime!

Thu, Jun 08, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Lace up your basketball shoes and show off your sweet trick shot skills in this game of HORSE! Snacks and refreshments provided.
Registration is now closed

Thu, Jun 08, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Alcoves
Stop by 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 08, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Meet us near the parking lot and we will take a creek stomping adventure into Clifty Creek. We will search for plants and animals that live in our own backyards, cool off our feet and splash.

Fri, Jun 09, 10:00am - 11:00am
Columbus - Library Plaza
We'll have oodles of sidewalk chalk for you to help us add some flair to the plaza!

Fri, Jun 09, 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, Jun 09, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Make your own microwave S?mores in the Teen Area!

Fri, Jun 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by Cottonpatch. Hear a mix of Americana, Roots, and Bluegrass. Bring your own chairs, bring a picnic, and enjoy your time on the plaza.

Sat, Jun 10, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza,Library Plaza Tents
Join library staff and unleash your creativity- we?ll provide all the supplies you need.

Sat, Jun 10, 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Talk queer books and enjoy a casual walk through Blackwell Park.

Mon, Jun 12, 10:00am - 11:00am
Columbus - Main Level Alcoves,Main Level Meeting Room
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Jun 12, 10:00am - 10:30am
Mill Race Park - Amphitheater
Stories, songs, rhymes, and books to keep at Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jun 12, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Make original 3D-printed creations with the library?s new 3D printing pens! Meet at the Ninth Street Park Shelter House (located at the end of Wilson St south of 10th St)

Mon, Jun 12, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Hope Library (Annex)
Monthly meeting of the Bartholomew County Public Library Board. Open to all.

Mon, Jun 12, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Stories, Songs, and Rhymes!

Mon, Jun 12, 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 Yats, located at 325 4th St, Columbus, IN 47201.

Tue, Jun 13, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes!

Tue, Jun 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes!

Tue, Jun 13, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Explore Touch the Earth, located at N Country Club Rd, Columbus, IN 47201, on a guided hike provided by the Sycamore Land Trust. Parking is limited, so please consider carpooling.

Tue, Jun 13, 11:00am - 11:30am
The Commons - Chaos Sculpture
We'll meet near the Chaos Sculpture for stories, songs, and rhymes!

Tue, Jun 13, 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, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Tangeman Woods and Outdoor Lab
An educator from Sycamore Land Trust will lead us on a hike through Tangeman Woods. For children in grades Pre-K and older and their caregiver.
This event is full

Tue, Jun 13, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Fun with phenology! Become a citizen scientist by observing the plants and animals to contribute to the USA National Phenology Network Nature?s Notebook project. Meet at Mill Race Park!

Tue, Jun 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Learn to play the ukulele from local artist/teacher extraordinaire, Allie Jean! Ukuleles provided, but feel free to bring your own! Registration required.

Tue, Jun 13, 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Swine & Dine
Test your 90's knowledge at trivia night at Swine and Dine. Enjoy a night of questions, prizes, and fun. 21 and over event. Drinks and appetizers are available for purchase.
This event is full

Wed, Jun 14, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate Pride in film Wednesdays in June. June 7: Geography Club, 12-2 June 14: Dramarama, 4-6 June 21: The Half of It, 4-6 June 28: Heartstopper Season One, 12-4

Wed, Jun 14, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Skill Builders is a program for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities. Skill Builders is now meeting in person at the Columbus branch. This month, we will be announced soon!

Thu, Jun 15, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 15, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Thu, Jun 15, 12:00pm - 12:40pm
Columbus
A literature discussion like no other. Bring your lunch and join us as we explore our love of reading by sharing stories and poems aloud. Share your thoughts, memories, and views with our group.

Thu, Jun 15, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Clifty Park - Playground Shelter
Join us at the Clifty Park for storytime!

Thu, Jun 15, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Online
Join Jamie Beck as she discusses her book American in Provence. Equal parts art book, travel diary, memoir, and cookbook, An American in Provence transports you to the South of France.
Register

Thu, Jun 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Alcoves
Stop by 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 15, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Catch Pokémon, battle, and trade with fellow teens and library staff in Columbus parks. See long description for park locations.

Fri, Jun 16, 10:30am - 11:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join music therapist Valerie Jones leads us through songs with gentle movement and participation. Music therapy can help participants relax, build confidence, and, most of all, have fun.

Fri, Jun 16, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Bring your favorite Stuffy to spend the night camping at the library. There will be storytime and stuffy send off from 11-12. Pick Up Saturday at the children's circulation desk

Fri, Jun 16, 11:30am - 4:30pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Indiana Woods on Wheels is a traveling interactive exhibit with activities, games, and information about our states forests!

Fri, Jun 16, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
When you are done exploring the Woods on Wheels trailer, we'll have all the supplies you need to make your own hand print tree to take home!

Fri, Jun 16, 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, Jun 16, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Alcoves
Come 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 16, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Meet up with furry friends at Clifty Park (Indiana Ave & Marr Road, Columbus, IN 47201) for a casual walk. Dog ownership is not required for attendance.

Sat, Jun 17, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for a Saturday Storytime!

Sat, Jun 17, 11:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Juneteenth Jubilee

Tue, Jun 20, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes!

Tue, Jun 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes!

Tue, Jun 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
The Commons - Chaos Sculpture
We'll meet near the Chaos Sculpture for stories, songs, and rhymes!

Tue, Jun 20, 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, Jun 20, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Did you know the library has a bunch of instruments you can play? From ukuleles, to Theremins, to drum machines, to synthesizers, there?s something for any music genre!

Tue, Jun 20, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Hope - Hope Branch Library
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Wed, Jun 21, 11:00am - 11:45am
Bartholomew County Historical Society - 524 Third Street, Columbus
Join us for a relaxed storytime and museum visit at the Bartholomew County Historical Society!

Wed, Jun 21, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate Pride in film Wednesdays in June. June 7: Geography Club, 12-2 June 14: Dramarama, 4-6 June 21: The Half of It, 4-6 June 28: Heartstopper Season One, 12-4

Wed, Jun 21, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Kids in grades 1-3 will experiment with sound!

Wed, Jun 21, 4:00pm - 4:20pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Join us poolside at Donner Park for stories and songs! These storytimes are geared toward school aged children, but all ages are welcome!

Thu, Jun 22, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jun 22, 11:00am - 11:45am
Hope - Hope Library (Annex)
Kids in grades K-2 will learn about animals and their homes at the Hope Branch Library!

Thu, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Clifty Park - Playground Shelter
Join us at the Clifty Park for storytime!

Thu, Jun 22, 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room,Zoom 2
Read recent titles on small business and entrepreneurship. Consider new ideas, gain inspiration, and share experiences with other members of the community.

Thu, Jun 22, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Enjoy assorted yard games from BCPL?s Library of Things at Mill Race Park (50 Carl Miske Drive, Columbus, IN 47201). Games include ladder toss, croquet, Bocce ball, and more!

Thu, Jun 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Alcoves
Stop by 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 22, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Play our life-size version of the classic mystery game.

Thu, Jun 22, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Clifty Park - Concession Building
Meet us at Clifty Creek Park to go on a scavenger hunt and explore nature that might be in your own backyard! Please meet near the concession building next to the little league diamonds

Thu, Jun 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus
When life hands you lemons, make art! Join us as we use citrus and ink to make beautiful prints for your home.

Fri, Jun 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
The pop-up shopping experience for people with dementia

Fri, Jun 23, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus
Join us on the "longest day," a day of recognition for Alzheimers and dementia and experience Sandi's Closet a 501c3.

Fri, Jun 23, 11:00am - 11:30am
The Inn at Irwin Gardens - Garden entrance on 5th Street
Enjoy stories, songs, and rhymes in the garden!

Fri, Jun 23, 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, Jun 23, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
On a fun camping trip with your friends, everything?s going so well? until people start dying in the night. Instead of dice, Dread uses a Jenga tower for determining action. Registration required.

Fri, Jun 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by Southern Indiana Takio. Watch an exciting and engaging performance by Indiana's only all-female taiko drumming group.

Sat, Jun 24, 10:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Summer 2023 Great Brickish Make-Off Challenge! We invite you to use brick-style blocks to create an original design inspired by this year?s theme; which will be revealed at the Summer Reading Kickoff!

Sat, Jun 24, 10:20am - 11:00am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Don?t want to build at home? Compete in our quickbuild competition. At 10:30 am, each participant will be given 30 minutes and identical legos to build their best interpretation of a mystery subject.

Mon, Jun 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Mill Race Park - Amphitheater
Stories, songs, rhymes, and books to keep at Mill Race Park!

Mon, Jun 26, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Make original 3D-printed creations with the library?s new 3D printing pens at the Clifty Park Shelter House (Indiana Ave & Marr Road, Columbus, IN 47201).

Mon, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Jun 26, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Come and give feedback on June programs you?ve attended and help plan programs for this fall. Snacks provided.

Mon, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Stories, Songs, and Rhymes!

Mon, Jun 26, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Choose any teen book written by a LGBTQIA+ author and come prepared to share with the group what you read. Meet at Chicago?s Pizza, located at 3780 W Jonathan Moore Pike.

Tue, Jun 27, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes!

Tue, Jun 27, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Stories, songs, and rhymes!

Tue, Jun 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
The Commons - Chaos Sculpture
We'll meet near the Chaos Sculpture for stories, songs, and rhymes!

Tue, Jun 27, 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, Jun 27, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
3pm - 4pm General Civil Advice Clinic 4pm - 5pm Eviction Legal Advice

Tue, Jun 27, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Hope - Hope Library (Annex),Zoom 2
Join library staff members Shelly and Maria for a book discussion. The book title pick for this month is Book of Ruth  by Jan Hamilton. 

Wed, Jun 28, 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate Pride in film Wednesdays in June. June 7: Geography Club, 12-2 June 14: Dramarama, 4-6 June 21: The Half of It, 4-6 June 28: Heartstopper Season One, 12-4

Wed, Jun 28, 8:00pm - 9:00pm
BCPL Author Talks - Online
Please join us for a chat with Tananarive Due about her newest work, The Wishing Pool and Other Stories.
Register

Thu, Jun 29, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Catch Pokémon, battle, and trade with fellow teens and library staff in Columbus parks. See long description for park locations.

Fri, Jun 30, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Educators from Utopia Wildlife Rehabilitators will be visiting the library with some of their animal ambassadors!

Fri, Jun 30, 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.

Sat, Jul 01, All day
Blackwell Park - People Trail
Enjoy some fresh air and our StoryWalk®!

Sat, Jul 01, All day
Columbus
No Registration. First come, first serve. Pick up your kit at the Adult Circulation desk starting July 1.

Wed, Jul 05, 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Columbus - Library Plaza Tents
Kids in grades 3-4 will discover their love of fossils!

Thu, Jul 06, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Library Plaza Tents
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 06, 10:30am - 11:00am
Columbus - Library Plaza Tents
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Jul 06, 1:00pm - 1:30pm
Clifty Park - Playground Shelter
Join us at the Clifty Park for storytime!

Thu, Jul 06, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
Lace up your basketball shoes and show off your sweet trick shot skills in this game of HORSE! Snacks and refreshments provided. Meet at the Clifty Park basketball court!

Thu, Jul 06, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Alcoves
Stop by 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, Jul 06, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Library Plaza Tents
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, Jul 07, 1:00pm - 1:45pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room,Main Level Alcoves
Join library staff to read stories about Bigfoot and to make your own stuffed bigfoot to snuggle! All supplies are provided. Registration is required for each child who wishes to make a bigfoot.
This event is full

Fri, Jul 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Library Plaza
Join us on the Library Plaza for a concert by the Resounding Maybes. The Resounding Maybes play original music and covers with a 90s alternative pop vibe.