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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

Coder Dojo Theme - New from 1:00 - 3:00

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 you m...

Reading Time With Lottie

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

Come read to Lottie, the Great Dane! You will have 15 minutes to practice your reading skills. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

Teen Book Club: Fairy Tales & Retellings

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Conference Room

Read a YA fairy tale or retelling, share what you read and learn about the original fairy tales while enjoying snacks.

Bartholomew County Public Library Board of Trustees

When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Where: BCPL at Red Room

Monthly meeting of the Bartholomew County Public Library Board. Open to the public.

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  • 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.

  • 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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  • Coder Dojo Theme - New from 1:00 - 3:00

    When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:00 PM - 3:00 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 you m...

    Reading Time With Lottie

    When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
    Where: BCPL at Story Time Room

    Come read to Lottie, the Great Dane! You will have 15 minutes to practice your reading skills. This program is first come, first serve. Pick up your ticket at the Children's Desk.

    Teen Book Club: Fairy Tales & Retellings

    When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Conference Room

    Read a YA fairy tale or retelling, share what you read and learn about the original fairy tales while enjoying snacks.

    Bartholomew County Public Library Board of Trustees

    When: Monday, January 22, 2018 - 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    Where: BCPL at Red Room

    Monthly meeting of the Bartholomew County Public Library Board. Open to the public.