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Jason Mott: Identity, Love, and Being Black in America

BCPL Online Author Talk

2024-02-20 16:00:00 2024-02-20 17:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Jason Mott: Identity, Love, and Being Black in America Join us to watch an online conversation with award-winning author Jason Mott. His new novel, Hell of a Book, is frank and electrically funny. It goes to the heart of racism and its hidden costs. Online Only -

Tuesday, February 20
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-02-20 16:00:00 2024-02-20 17:00:00 America/Indiana/Indianapolis Jason Mott: Identity, Love, and Being Black in America Join us to watch an online conversation with award-winning author Jason Mott. His new novel, Hell of a Book, is frank and electrically funny. It goes to the heart of racism and its hidden costs. Online Only -

Join us to watch an online conversation with award-winning author Jason Mott. His new novel, Hell of a Book, is frank and electrically funny. It goes to the heart of racism and its hidden costs.

Jason Mott is the author of two poetry collections and four novels. His first novel, The Returned, was adapted for television and aired on ABC under the title "Resurrection." Since then, his novels that followed have received various accolades and acclaim. His most recent novel, Hell of a Book, won the Sir Walter Raleigh Award for Fiction Winner, was a Carnegie Medals For Excellence Longlist nominee, and the winner of the 2021 National Book Award for Fiction. Register to join us online. 

AGE GROUP: | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Authors |

Columbus

Phone: 812-379-1255

Hours
Mon, Feb 26 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Tue, Feb 27 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Wed, Feb 28 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Thu, Feb 29 9:00AM to 8:00PM
Fri, Mar 01 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Mar 02 9:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Mar 03 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

Fri, Mar 01, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!
Registration is now closed

Canceled
Fri, Mar 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Hope Branch
Come to Hope Branch Library on Fridays from 2-3PM to get items notarized by staff member notary Jennifer Pardue. Please have photo ID.

Canceled
Fri, Mar 01, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus
Choose any teen fiction or nonfiction book that portrays a main character with at least one disability, try to choose one where the author has the same disability (Own Voices).

Fri, Mar 01, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Relax after school and color with us. All supplies provided.

Sat, Mar 02, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room,Main Level Meeting Room
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, Mar 04, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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, Mar 04, 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.

Mon, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Mon, Mar 04, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
New venue Columbus - Main Level Alcoves
Join?poet Skye Nicholson, host of Columbus Area Arts Council Monthly Open Mic Poetry Night, for an interactive poetry writing workshop.

Tue, Mar 05, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 05, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 05, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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, Mar 05, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area,Main Level Alcoves
Hey homeschoolers! Come hang out at the library, make some friends and learn something new! This month we will celebrate remarkable women in our lives and our history!

Tue, Mar 05, 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, Mar 05, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunting adventure that uses GPS. Learn to find these treasures around downtown Columbus.

Tue, Mar 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join Jeff Hagen, Brown County artist and author in and exploration of Frank Lloyd Wright through the eyes of an artist.

Wed, Mar 06, 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, Mar 06, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Have fun crafting while we socialize. This month, we will be playing bingo for prizes

Wed, Mar 06, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Hope Branch - Hope Library (Annex)
Come out to Hope and make a pasta plant magnet?a cute way to bring in some green for the season.

Wed, Mar 06, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
March 6 - How to Train Your Dragon March 20 - Temple Grandin March 27 - Pick of the Litter

Wed, Mar 06, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
online
You are invited to an online conversation with Nina Totenberg.
Register

Wed, Mar 06, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join Sierra Club members at the BCPL Red Room and we will share how to plan, prepare, and maintain a native plant garden.
Register

Thu, Mar 07, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 07, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 07, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area,Main Level Alcoves
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, Mar 07, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Learn to play Marvel Dice Throne, a game of skilled card play and dice manipulation featuring Marvel characters.

Thu, Mar 07, 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, Mar 07, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room,Main Level Alcoves
Discover the fascinating world of science, technology, engineering, and math! Engage in hands-on experiments, problem-solving activities, and foster your passion for STEM. This month, Balloon Cars!

Thu, Mar 07, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Red Room,Main Level Meeting Room
Walk through history stations and get a brief look into the lives of some very important women that also happen to have been librarians.

Fri, Mar 08, 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, Mar 08, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Compete and show off your knowledge of women in history. Winner will receive a fabulous prize.

Fri, Mar 08, 4:00pm - 4:25pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Little ones are invited to Sing & Play with Allie Jean!

Fri, Mar 08, 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Learn to play the ukulele with Allie Jean!

Mon, Mar 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting 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, Mar 11, 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, Mar 12, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Relax and read with teen staff for the afternoon. Snacks and bevvies provided.

Tue, Mar 12, 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, Mar 12, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Make a beautiful and fun craft. All supplies provided?registration required. This Month we will be making beaded sun catchers.

Wed, Mar 13, 10:00am - 6:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate the Academy Awards with a Best Picture nominee marathon! Just like Barbie, none of these movies won in their years, but are still good probably. See rough schedule below.

Wed, Mar 13, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area,Main Level Meeting Room
Join library staff and fellow builders to create, share, and have fun!

Thu, Mar 14, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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, Mar 14, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area,Main Level Alcoves
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, Mar 14, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
online
Join us to watch a streaming interview with master storyteller and bestselling author Christopher Paolini about his return to the World of Eragon with Murtagh. Please register to join online.
Register

Thu, Mar 14, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join a group of romance readers to discuss your latest read.

Fri, Mar 15, 10:30am - 11:30am
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Join music therapist, Valerie Jones, as she guides the group through well-known songs with gentle movement and participation

Fri, Mar 15, 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, Mar 16, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
The Hooks and Needles program is for all types of needle crafters to gather, create, and socialize.

Mon, Mar 18, 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, Mar 18, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Pick clovers from the yard and press them to make a lucky charm later.

Mon, Mar 18, 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Sans Souci - BCPL Express
Stop in for a shop, a story, and a free book! Storytime will take place on the brand new BCPL Express, parked outside of Sans Souci Thrift Store, 1526 13th Street, Columbus, IN 47201

Mon, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Will be held at 850 Tipton Lane- the former North Christian Church. Monthly meeting of the Library Board of Trustees

Mon, Mar 18, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room,Lower Level Reception Area
Card collectors, trainers, gamers, and fans are all welcome to join as we learn and talk about all things Pokemon!

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Mon, Mar 18, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Red Room,Main Level Meeting Room
A once in a lifetime event is certainly worth capturing! Join us and photographer Zolt Levay to learn the best ways to capture the day!

Tue, Mar 19, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 19, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 19, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Mar 19, 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, Mar 19, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Celebrate the changing of the seasons and usher in the beginning of spring with fun spring themed crafts and vibes!

Tue, Mar 19, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
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, Mar 19, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Mezannine
Want to connect?with other genealogy and local history enthusiasts? Join Genealogy Librarian Annette in this informal session

Wed, Mar 20, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Library Patio
Little ones and their caregivers can drop in anytime between 11-11:45 to experiment with fizzing colors at this month's Preschool STEAM!

Wed, Mar 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Red Room
Relax after school with a movie. This month we are watching Turning Red!

Wed, Mar 20, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
March 6 - How to Train Your Dragon March 20 - Temple Grandin March 27 - Pick of the Litter

Wed, Mar 20, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Conference Room
This month's book is Lincoln and McClellan: The Troubled Partnership between a President and His Generals book by John C. Waugh

Thu, Mar 21, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 21, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Mar 21, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area,Main Level Alcoves
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, Mar 21, 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, Mar 21, 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, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Red Room
Help us bring in spring with na Skylark, a celtic music trio.

Thu, Mar 21, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Columbus - Conference Room
Whatever your family looks like, they can all make a craft to represent them! Bring your Mom, Uncle, Bestie or any members of your family with you to make a peg family that looks just like yours!

Thu, Mar 21, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
online
Join an online conversation with Madeline Miller, bestselling author of The Song of Achilles and Circe, as she chats with us about her process of retelling Greek classics into modern epics in fiction.
Register

Fri, Mar 22, 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, Mar 22, 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, Mar 22, 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, Mar 22, 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, Mar 22, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
Learn the basics of beginning to crochet. We?ll practice making a chain, single stitch, and maybe double stitch. Already know how? Come hang out with your current work in progress.

Sat, Mar 23, 11:00am - 11:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Celebrate the start of a new season at our Spring Celebration storytime! This program is geared towards children ages 1-5 and their families.

Sat, Mar 23, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Columbus - Main Library
Get ready for a roaring good time at the first ever Library After Dark readeasy fundraiser presented by the Friends of the Bartholomew County Public Library!
Register

Mon, Mar 25, 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, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us after school to express your creativity! This Month we will pull the guts out of the craft closet and make some frankencrafts!!

Mon, Mar 25, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Get one volunteer hour while brainstorming ideas for future teen programs with Christina.

Mon, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Join us at the library for Family Storytime!

Mon, Mar 25, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus - Non-Library Location (See description)
March is Disabilities Awareness Month so we?re reading Own Voices teen fiction that portray invisible disabilities (like depression, dyslexia, anxiety, ADHD, etc.).

Tue, Mar 26, 9:15am - 9:45am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 26, 10:00am - 10:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Toddler Time!

Tue, Mar 26, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Red Room
Join us at the library for Storytime!

Tue, Mar 26, 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, Mar 26, 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, Mar 26, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Challenge your friends to see who?s peep will be victorious in this battle royale: microwave edition. All supplies provided.

Tue, Mar 26, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus - Red Room,Zoom 2
Join library staff members Shelly and Maria for a book discussion.

Wed, Mar 27, 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, Mar 27, 11:00am - 11:30am
Columbus - Children's Programming Room
Children ages 1-5 will have an open studio to make art with stamps and stickers! Drop in anytime between 11-11:30. Please dress to get messy.

Wed, Mar 27, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus - Lower Level Reception Area,Meeting Room 3,Meeting Room 4,Meeting Room 5
Donate and Save Lives.

Wed, Mar 27, 3:30pm - 5:00pm
Columbus - Teen Area
March 6 - How to Train Your Dragon March 20 - Temple Grandin March 27 - Pick of the Litter

Thu, Mar 28, 10:00am - 10:25am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.
This event is full

Thu, Mar 28, 10:35am - 11:00am
Columbus - Red Room
This relaxed program is a baby-friendly introduction to storytime.

Thu, Mar 28, 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Columbus - Tween Area,Main Level Alcoves
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, Mar 28, 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, Mar 28, 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Columbus - Red Room
Bring your friends and family members for a kid-friendly exercise and wellness program!

Fri, Mar 29, 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Columbus - Main Level Meeting Room
Come shop for your prom dress with BCPL for an entirely free, magical prom shopping experience!

Fri, Mar 29, 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.