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Columbus

Today's hours

We're open 10:00AM to 7:00PM

Mon, Oct 26 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 27 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 28 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 29 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 31 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Nov 01 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Mon, Oct 26 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Tue, Oct 27 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Wed, Oct 28 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Thu, Oct 29 10:00AM to 7:00PM
Fri, Oct 30 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sat, Oct 31 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Sun, Nov 01 1:00PM to 4:00PM

Address
536 5th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Tel: 812-379-1255

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, Indiana Room, and Digital Underground Media Lab.


Upcoming Events
Thu, Oct 29, All day
Help us decorate this month!

Thu, Oct 29, 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Paranormal Investigator Steve Hodgson and Psychic/Medium and Paranormal Investigator Jenn Hodgson share some of their investigations. View on FB page facebook.com/mybcpl or youtube.com/mybcpl

Fri, Oct 30, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Fancy Shrew and her ghost-busting pals are called to investigate a series of paranormal occurrences at the Bartholomew County Public Library in this Fall-O-Week special.

Sat, Oct 31, 10:00am - 2:00pm
Conference Room
Join a certified Bob Ross instructor and paint your own Bob Ross masterpiece in 3 hours. Limited to ten. Fee is $40.  To receive a 50 % discount use the code "Sunset" during registration. Register

Sat, Oct 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us for a socially distanced, Halloween-themed pop-up preschool song and rhyme time at 10:30a.m. on the library plaza. Masks required, costumes optional (but encouraged)!

Sun, Nov 01, All day
Show everyone what you are grateful for this November! Stop by the Children's Desk to pick up a paper feather to add to our Thanksgiving mural. You can participate as many times as you like.

Mon, Nov 02, All day
Take and Make
Reserve your popcorn kit!

Mon, Nov 02, All day
This month our fan Clubhouse will be filled with mysteries!

Tue, Nov 03, All day
Join Project Lit Book Club, for young adults ages 18-25. The focus is on a heightened awareness of the voices of people of color. For more information email Sandy Allman at [email protected]

Tue, Nov 03, 10:00am - 10:30am
Facebook
Join Miss Kelly for a new session of Music & Movement. Enjoy music while keeping beat with pool noodles. This program can be viewed on our Facebook page and YouTube channel.

Wed, Nov 04, All day
We are so thankful for you!

Wed, Nov 04, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Skill Builders, a program for adults with developmental or intellectual disabilities, features bingo for prizes this month. Register with [email protected] and the Zoom link will be sent to you.

Thu, Nov 05, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Facebook
Learn all about popcorn!

Thu, Nov 05, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
One-woman performance by Rachel Lee Rogers, takes you from the riverbank of Maysville, KY, to the bright lights of Hollywood and includes songs. View on facebook.com/mybcpl or youtube.com/mybcpl

Fri, Nov 06, All day
Do you enjoy building?

Sat, Nov 07, All day
Take and Make
Do you like cooking?

Sat, Nov 07, 10:30am - 11:00am
Join us as we celebrate our brand-new storywalk installation at Blackwell Park.

Mon, Nov 09, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
James H. Madison, Professor Emeritus of History at IU, discusses his latest book "The Ku Klux Klan in the Heartland." View event on our FB page facebook.com/mybcpl or youtube.com/mybcpl

Tue, Nov 10, 1:00pm - 6:00pm
Non-Library Location (See description)
Your blood donation matters. Register at redcrossblood.org. Drive is at First Christian Church/Youth Center, Corner of 4th and Lafayette

Tue, Nov 10, 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Zoom
Do you enjoy playing bingo? If so join us for this fun event. Register online on our events page, and expect an email with a Zoom link, password and Bingo card the day before the program.

Tue, Nov 10, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
During this recorded session library staff member Margaret shows you how to make a lanyard for your mask so you can keep it handy. Pick up your kit after you register. View on facebook.com/mybcpl

Wed, Nov 11, All day
Take and Make
Register by November 11, and pick up your art kit between the 12th and 16th. Video Instruction premier on November 17 on Facebook.

Wed, Nov 11, 10:00am - 10:30am
Facebook
For Veterans Day, Miss Kate's husband, Mr. Kate, will show us how to observe proper flag etiquette when flying and folding the United States flag.

Thu, Nov 12, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Guy Gruters, a Vietnam War POW, talks about how he survived while bringing a message of leadership, teamwork, resilience, and forgiveness. View on FB page facebook.com/mybcpl or youtube.com/mybcpl

Fri, Nov 13, 10:00am - 10:30am
Facebook
Join Phebe West from Learn By Heart, as she shares her love for reading along with a reading of one of her very favorite children's books.

Fri, Nov 13, 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Join us for a social hour and share pictures, memorabilia, and stories of the veterans that are special to you. Register with Sandy Allman, [email protected], and she will send you the Zoom link.

Sat, Nov 14, 10:00am - 11:30am
Please RSVP Jenny Branson, at [email protected] for a secure link to join the group. Open, peer support group provides education, resources and support to families impacted by Huntington's Disease.

Mon, Nov 16, 6:00pm - 6:45pm
Facebook
Take a trip around the globe with the Indianapolis Opera during this recorded event. Travel to Poland, Brazil, Iran, and back to the US. View on facebook.com/mybcpl or youtube.com/mybcpl

Tue, Nov 17, 4:00pm - 4:30pm
Facebook
Artistic Tuesday instructional video. Register for kit by November 11 (see earlier listing in events calendar).

Tue, Nov 17, 6:00pm - 6:50pm
Facebook
Actress and historian Leslie Goddard portrays Eleanor Roosevelt. Born into wealth Eleanor grew from a shy orphan into a confident woman who championed progressive causes and the rights of man.

Wed, Nov 18, All day
Take and Make
Experiment with hoop gliders, paper airplanes, and more!

Wed, Nov 18, All day
Are you having difficulty finding meals everyone likes?

Thu, Nov 19, All day
Join Project Lit Book Club, for young adults ages 18-25. The focus is on a heightened awareness of the voices of people of color. For more information email Sandy Allman at [email protected]

Thu, Nov 19, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Sponsored by the Alzheimer's Association of Greater Indiana. Email [email protected] to receive a link for the meeting, or call 317-587-2207.

Thu, Nov 19, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
Library Patio
Continue Season 5 of our beginner-friendly Dungeons and Dragons campaign. If it is your first time, feel free to create a character prior to the meeting or use an pre-made one.

Fri, Nov 20, 10:00am - 10:30am
Facebook
Join Miss Ferry the Tooth Ferry and her puppets for a Thanksgiving storytime.

Mon, Nov 23, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Facebook
Aubrey Jackson-Conner PT, DPT at Flourish Columbus covers healthy breathing mechanics, and the negative effects of faulty breathing mechanics. View at facebook.com/mybcpl or youtube.com/mybcpl