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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

Teen STEAM

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Hope Branch Library

Would you like to learn to create stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones? Then this program is for you. We will learn how to create these items an...

French Storytime - Ages: 5 & Older

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil

French Storytime - Ages: 0-4

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil

Chaotic Tuesday at The Commons

When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Non library location (see description)

Be inspired by the creativity demonstrated by the creators of Chaos and make a non- traditional snow globe with library staff.

  Quick Links

  • 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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  • Teen STEAM

    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 2:45 PM - 4:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Hope Branch Library

    Would you like to learn to create stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones? Then this program is for you. We will learn how to create these items an...

    French Storytime - Ages: 5 & Older

    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 4:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil

    French Storytime - Ages: 0-4

    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    French Storytime in collaboration with Columbus IN Accueil

    Chaotic Tuesday at The Commons

    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 - 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Non library location (see description)

    Be inspired by the creativity demonstrated by the creators of Chaos and make a non- traditional snow globe with library staff.