Bartholomew County Public Library

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

Upcoming Events At This Venue

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