Bartholomew County Public Library

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Bartholomew County Public Library
Columbus, IN, 47201, United States

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July 23, 2014

Using Excel 2007, learn how to create and format a personal budget. Discover the auto fill feature and explore free templates available from Microsoft. 

Start: July 23, 2014 6:00 pm
End: July 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

David Elwood’s book Two Factor Theory of Customer Service discusses the relationship of superior customer service to high profits.  He nudges the entire field of customer service toward becoming a professional discipline. Elwood will discuss his book and his premise that customer service is not a casual, do-it-if-you-think-of-it aspect of business; customer service is a real business product that stands beside the primary product of every business enterprise.  He will also cover the history of Elwood Staffing, a privately held temporary staffing company with 190 offices nationwide and annual sales over $800 million. Elwood’s passion for customer service helped drive meteoric growth of Elwood Staffing. Copies of Two Factor Theory of Customer Service will be available for purchase from Viewpoint Books.


Start: July 23, 2014 6:30 pm
End: July 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

July 24, 2014

James K. Voelz, local elder law attorney from Voelz Law, LLC, will discuss estate planning tips and planning for your future needs by signing appropriate legal documents while you are healthy.  Financial powers of attorney, appointments of health care representative, and HIPPA releases will be explained.  Mr. Voelz will also present information about the new POST, Physician Order For Scope of Treatment, law and why living wills are ineffective.  He will also discuss the numerous risks of gifting your property and Medicaid gifting penalties.


Start: July 24, 2014 6:30 pm
End: July 24, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

July 25, 2014

American Red Cross Blood Drive.  Register at and click on Make a Blood Donation Appointment, or contact the Reference Desk at 379-1266, or email  Give blood, help save lives.  In order to donate you must be at least 17 and weigh at least 110 pounds. More info at


Start: July 25, 2014 1:00 pm
End: July 25, 2014 5:00 pm
Cost: Free

July 26, 2014

Illustrator Andy Miller has worked with Nickelodeon and other big name companies.  He will talk about his creative process and bring in some examples of his work. 


Start: July 26, 2014 2:30 pm
End: July 26, 2014 3:30 pm
Cost: Free

August 6, 2014

Automotive Sales Consultant Jon Schade brings his knowledge and experience to help you be better prepared and informed when purchasing a car. Everything from research to purchase will be discussed. Make sure to bring your questions and your note pads.


Start: August 6, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 6, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

August 7, 2014

The World Cup Soccer matches brought about a renewed interest in this sport.  Mark Bridgeman, Director of Technical Training for Columbus Express Soccer, will provide an introduction to the tactics and techniques of soccer.  The basic rules of soccer will be covered along with the positions and number of players on the field for each team and other aspects of the game. Bridgeman played soccer at North Carolina State University and with Cincinnati Donauschwaben. He holds a USSF “C” coaching license, and teaches in the Mechanical Engineering Technology program at Ivy Tech in Columbus.

Start: August 7, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 7, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

August 9, 2014

Learn to blend, shade, and highlight, all in one stroke.  Participants will paint a sunset scene on a 16 x 20 wrapped canvas.  Instructor Marilyn Tentler is a Level 2 One Stroke Certified Instructor.  Fee covers all supplies. $25 fee covers all supplies.  Must register at or call 379-1266.  For ages 13 and up.


Start: August 9, 2014 10:00 am
End: August 9, 2014 12:00 pm
Cost: 25.00

August 11, 2014

As part of her senior project at Columbus East Maggie Frazier will present facts and information on the state of the homeless in Columbus and cover what people can do to help with situation.

Start: August 11, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

August 12, 2014

Have you heard about reverse mortgages, but aren’t quite sure if they’re legitimate or a scam?  Were you wondering if one is right for you or someone you know?  Reverse Mortgages can be a useful financial tool for older homeowners, but they’re not for everyone.  Lisa Piercefield a certified Reverse Mortgage Counselor from Apprisen will provide a basic overview of Reverse Mortgage and alternatives.


Start: August 12, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 12, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

August 13, 2014

This session is designed to explore the nature of behavioral changes in the middle stages of Alzheimer’s disease. It will include strategies to address difficult behaviors and explore how communication with a person with Alzheimer’s changes with disease progression.  Strategies for more effective communication throughout the course of the disease will be given.  Presented by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.


Start: August 13, 2014 12:00 pm
End: August 13, 2014 1:30 pm
Cost: Free

August 14, 2014

Columbus native Nicole Pence will chat about her job as anchor of Fox59 NewsPoint at 11.  The show premiered on June 30.  Learn about some of the ins and outs of a newsroom from Nicole.  Note – if a story breaks that morning Nicole will not make it down to Columbus for this program.  Pence was nominated for an Emmy award for her work as a broadcast anchor in April of 2014.  Before coming to FOX59, Pence solo anchored Indianapolis’ number-one rated weekend morning program, Weekend Sunrise on WTHR.  In her spare time, Pence loves to travel. She lived with a family in Segovia, Spain, studied cooking in Italy, climbed the Great Wall in Beijing, China, crawled through the Pyramids in Cairo, Egypt, and tangoed in Argentina.  She is involved with several Central Indiana organizations, including Make-A-Wish, Pacers Cares, and the DePauw University Alumni Association.



Start: August 14, 2014 11:30 am
End: August 14, 2014 12:30 pm
Cost: Free

Meet with other writers in the county, share ideas and learn.

Start: August 14, 2014 6:00 pm
End: August 14, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

August 19, 2014

Mike Nehring, College Planning Solutions, hosts this workshop specifically targeted to help parents of college-bound students resolve their most pressing financial concerns.  He will cover scholarships, funding, loans, how to maximize tax deductions and credits, FASA and the complicated admissions process.

Start: August 19, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 19, 2014 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

August 25, 2014

Music production can be a very complicated process especially if you don’t know where to start. GarageBand is a free app for tablets and smart phones and is a great way to get started! Curtis Hartwell, the library’s Social Media Coordinator, will cover the basics on how to start creating awesome music and discuss all the in- app instruments, their functions and how to compose your first song.  Bring a tablet with the GarageBand app installed to participate.


Start: August 25, 2014 6:30 pm
End: August 25, 2014 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

August 28, 2014

Columbus native Sid Showalter returns to town to chat about his book The Single Man’s Housecleaning Playbook.  The book is a quick and simple guide to correctly cleaning your home like a pro and is for gals too, not just the guys.  Drawn from Showalter’s life experiences, research and trial and error the first part of the book tells the story of what the author went through while cleaning his house after his house cleaner broke her arm. “The Playbook” puts together strategies, executions and lists of the equipment necessary into a handy and useful game plan.

Start: August 28, 2014 7:00 pm
End: August 28, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free