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About the Bartholomew County Public Library

View all of our fun February events at http://bit.ly/BCPLFebruary18
 
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

Stitch Camp

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

Check out this new program just for Tweens (ages 9-13)! Would you like to learn to create stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones? Then ...

Cancelled - Maker Space for Tweens

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

Check out this new program just for Tweens (ages 9-13)! Inspired by your favorite stories, we will imagine and engineer new endings. Bring your thinking cap and creative inspiratio...

Did You Know?

When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Cabrina’s Safe Haven for Kidz Ministries will present a skit about black inventors including insights into the lives of the inventors through poems, dance and songs.

TAB: Teen Advisory Board

When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

At this meeting, TAB members will vote on Teen Book Club selections for May-August. As always, there will be snacks!

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  • Chaotic Tuesday

    Join the library staff at Chaotic Tuesday to make a house of cards. We will use straws and cards of different sizes to make unique designs.

  • Did You Know?

    Cabrina’s Safe Haven for Kidz Ministries will present a skit about black inventors.

  • History of Hip Hop

    Learn about the early history of the Hip-Hop movement, view footage of early pioneers and listen to how and why they did what they did.

  • Knitted Knockers

    Cheyenne Von Hoene's senior project. Help craft or stuff “knockers” which will be sent to breast cancer survivors free of charge. Enjoy free food while assisting with this worthwhile project. More information at https://www.knittedknockers.org/"

  • Something's Different About Andrew

    Columbus East senior Kyndal Gary will talk about the book he wrote and illustrated Something’s Different About Andrew. 

  • Over There and Back Again

    Storyteller Sharon Kirk Clifton will share the stories of Ruth Wright of Rochester, an RN and Robert H. Tyndall, an Indianapolis businessman who heard the call to serve during WW I. 

   About the Bartholomew County Public Library

View all of our fun February events at http://bit.ly/BCPLFebruary18
 
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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  • Stitch Camp

    When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

    Check out this new program just for Tweens (ages 9-13)! Would you like to learn to create stylish wearables and practical objects, or hacking and customizing existing ones? Then ...

    Cancelled - Maker Space for Tweens

    When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

    Check out this new program just for Tweens (ages 9-13)! Inspired by your favorite stories, we will imagine and engineer new endings. Bring your thinking cap and creative inspiratio...

    Did You Know?

    When: Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Cabrina’s Safe Haven for Kidz Ministries will present a skit about black inventors including insights into the lives of the inventors through poems, dance and songs.

    TAB: Teen Advisory Board

    When: Monday, February 26, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    At this meeting, TAB members will vote on Teen Book Club selections for May-August. As always, there will be snacks!