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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

View all of our fun January events at http://bit.ly/BCPLJan18
 
Our mission is “Providing resources for lifelong learning and enjoyment."  We offer services to the citizens of Bartholomew County via the Main Library in Columbus, Hope Branch Library, and Bookmobile service with at least one stop in every township.
 
At an annual cost of less than $50 per person (the price of buying your own hardback book plus a DVD), we provide access to more than 200,000 books, large print books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs, one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance, public computer, and public wireless are available at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Meeting spaces at the Main Library or Hope Branch are free of charge for non-profit use. Talking Books, housed in the Main Library, serves persons with visual or physical handicaps in 16 southeast Indiana counties. The Main Library also houses the collection of the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Digital Underground media lab.  
 

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  Upcoming Events

1's - 2's Stprytime

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up ...

Ages 3-5 Storytime

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Storytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up y...

Coder Dojo Python

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

Coder Dojo Python - Learn how to create stories, games and animations using Python in an informal & creative environment. Ages 12-17. We will be using the Raspberry Pi to explore P...

Manga/Anime Club (It's Back!)

When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

Back by popular demand is our Manga/Anime Club! Come and enjoy snacks, activities, and anime thanks to Crunchyroll.com.

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  • Manga / Anime Club

    Back by popular demand is our Manga/Anime Club! Come and enjoy snacks, activities, and anime thanks to Crunchyroll.com.

  • Art House in the Red Room Film Series

    Host Kyle Willey will show the 1973 Senegalese film Touki Bouki about a cowherd and a university student who dream of going to Paris. English subtitles. 

  • Genealogy – Just Getting Started?

    Get involved with the popular hobby of genealogy with library genealogist Annette Blount as she gets you started on filling in a five-generation ancestry chart. Learn about where to begin your searching and how to use some of the online genealogy resources available through your library.

  • Medicare Seminar

    Learn when and how to enroll in Medicare; details on all of the components of Medicare; Presenter Scott Donahue is employed by Medicare Simplified, an independent, non-profit organization. 

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

View all of our fun January events at http://bit.ly/BCPLJan18
 
Our mission is “Providing resources for lifelong learning and enjoyment."  We offer services to the citizens of Bartholomew County via the Main Library in Columbus, Hope Branch Library, and Bookmobile service with at least one stop in every township.
 
At an annual cost of less than $50 per person (the price of buying your own hardback book plus a DVD), we provide access to more than 200,000 books, large print books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs, and magazines. We provide 24/7 online services including databases, downloading books, music, and magazines. Programs, one-on-one “Book a Librarian” assistance, public computer, and public wireless are available at the Main Library or Hope Branch. Meeting spaces at the Main Library or Hope Branch are free of charge for non-profit use. Talking Books, housed in the Main Library, serves persons with visual or physical handicaps in 16 southeast Indiana counties. The Main Library also houses the collection of the Columbus Indiana Architectural Archives and Digital Underground media lab.  
 

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  • 1's - 2's Stprytime

    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Storytimes on Wednesdays and Thursdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up ...

    Ages 3-5 Storytime

    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Storytimes on Tuesdays and Wednesdays are offered twice to allow more children to attend. Both storytimes are the same, please choose one. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up y...

    Coder Dojo Python

    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

    Coder Dojo Python - Learn how to create stories, games and animations using Python in an informal & creative environment. Ages 12-17. We will be using the Raspberry Pi to explore P...

    Manga/Anime Club (It's Back!)

    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    Back by popular demand is our Manga/Anime Club! Come and enjoy snacks, activities, and anime thanks to Crunchyroll.com.