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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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Visit the Digital Underground for music and video recording, 3D Printing, Adobe creation, and more!

  Upcoming Events

Hogwarts for Muggles: S.P.E.W., Socks for House Elves

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Teen Area

Hermoine founded the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (S.P.E.W.). In her honor, we will decorate socks for the House-Elves in our lives.

Crazy 8's (Season 3, Gr:K-2)

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's where you'll jump over laser beams, chase pirates, and more! Have a blast with mischief-making activities like color crush, UFO Landing, and Ninja Training.

Coder Dojo Themes

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

Explore a challenge from Code Club! Code Club projects are step by step guides to follow to create animations, games, websites and much more. Build up your programming skills as yo...

Therapy Dogs

When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Doug Bell, a certified therapy dog handler, and his team will share photos and stories about the joy people get through his volunteer work with therapy dogs in the hospital and nursing homes. Meet ...

  Quick Links

  • How to Plan Your Walt Disney World Vacation

    Whether you are a seasoned visitor or are planning your first trip, Doug Ingersoll, author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Walt Disney World, will provide invaluable planning tips and advice. 

  • Radio-Controlled Airplanes

    Ken Erickson, Mike Marthaler and John Vinson, members of the Bartholomew Co. R/C Fliers, will chat about how to get started in the hobby of radio-controlled airplanes.

  • Remote Control Cars: Hobby Grade

     Learn about the exciting pastime of hobby grade remote control cars from Joe Chambers, one of the co-owners of Fast 5 RC Raceway.

  • Finding Amelia

    Gary Quigg provides a multi-media presentation overview of the past and recent search efforts in the Earhart Project of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR) on the remote, uninhabited island of Nikumaroro in the South Pacific. Program sponsor is Zonta International and open to the public.

  • Adults Reading YA Book Club

    If you are 21 and over and love reading YA/Teen Fiction meet with Teen Services Librarian Christina Kelley at The Garage to chat about some of your favorite YA books.

   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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  • Hogwarts for Muggles: S.P.E.W., Socks for House Elves

    When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Teen Area

    Hermoine founded the Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare (S.P.E.W.). In her honor, we will decorate socks for the House-Elves in our lives.

    Crazy 8's (Season 3, Gr:K-2)

    When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8's where you'll jump over laser beams, chase pirates, and more! Have a blast with mischief-making activities like color crush, UFO Landing, and Ninja Training.

    Coder Dojo Themes

    When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Lower Level Reception Area

    Explore a challenge from Code Club! Code Club projects are step by step guides to follow to create animations, games, websites and much more. Build up your programming skills as yo...

    Therapy Dogs

    When: Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Doug Bell, a certified therapy dog handler, and his team will share photos and stories about the joy people get through his volunteer work with therapy dogs in the hospital and nursing homes. Meet ...