Bartholomew County Public Library

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

Upcoming Events At This Venue

September 20, 2014

Paulette Roberts will discuss Underground Railroad connections in Bartholomew County.  Program is open to the public and sponsored by the Bartholomew County Genealogical Society.

Start: September 20, 2014 1:00 pm
End: September 20, 2014 2:30 pm
Cost: Free

Join us on the Plaza for a performance from Rhythm Conspiracy, a group of local women who play instruments and study music forms from around the world. The group’s primary focus is Taiko, an ancient Japanese form of percussion using large drums. Rhythm Conspiracy is one of only two performing Taiko groups in Indiana.  Following the performance group members will offer a drumming workshop on the basics of Taiko and hand drumming for those 12 and over.  No drums are necessary, but if you have a hand drum please bring it.  Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.  Bring your own chairs.  Rain date is Tuesday September 23 at 6:30 p.m.




Start: September 20, 2014 2:00 pm
End: September 20, 2014 3:30 pm
Cost: Free

September 24, 2014

Millions of Americans battle headaches and migraines daily.  Pain of the head, neck, and TMJ affect more than 25% of the population.  Studies suggest that up to 85% of the TMJ/ facial pain disorders are muscle related.  What if treating the muscle trigger points with Botox would relieve your pain?  Presenter Dr. Christopher Bartels, DDS, is a specialist in facial pain and will discuss non-surgical treatment options to the public.



Start: September 24, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 24, 2014 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

September 25, 2014

Receive guidance to help you meet monthly household expenses, organize your finances and put together a budget that really works.  Participants will learn valuable information such as how to communicate with your spouse about money and discuss financial goals and how a written plan gives a single person empowerment, self accountability, and control.  Presenter is Brad Kinder, Kinder Coaching.

Start: September 25, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 25, 2014 8:30 pm
Cost: Free

September 29, 2014

We all know that is best to avoid sugar, but what does sugar actually do to our health? How does sugar affect our physical and emotional well being? Are you sugar sensitive? What strategies and alternatives could we use instead? Join homeopath Katia Martinhoto find out more about this sweet and biter ingredient and get motivated to make small changes to benefit your well being.



Start: September 29, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 29, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

October 1, 2014

Ongoing book sale area. In October, buy 1 children’s book, get 3 free. Books are a great holiday giveaway!

Start: October 1, 2014
End: October 31, 2014
Cost: Free

October 6, 2014

In the book Seasons of Sharing six global partners create poetry that is immediate, intimate, and modern, in an ancient poetic form. While exploring the richness of seasons, the book metaphorically visits incidents such as the Arab Spring, climate change, and urban violence.  Joyce Brinkman, one of the partners and former Indiana Poet Laureate, joins us for a reading of some of the poems from the book and will share thoughts about collaboration.



Start: October 6, 2014 6:30 am
End: October 6, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

October 7, 2014

Receive emotional support, practical assistance in coping with the issues you face and the latest information on research.  Meetings are confidential. Sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Indiana.  Group will meet the first Tuesday of each month at the library.


Start: October 7, 2014 5:00 pm
End: October 7, 2014 6:30 pm
Cost: Free

October 9, 2014

Fort Wayne native Michael Martone visits Columbus during his 13th annual Double Wide Tour of Indiana.  Martone, an Indiana native, writes fiction and nonfiction and uses Indiana and the Midwest as the backdrop for his work.  He has been writing and editing for over 35 years and his many books include The Blue Guide to Indiana, Fort Wayne Is Seventh on Hitler’s List and A Place of Sense, and Townships. He has received numerous awards for his work.  A graduate of Indiana University and Johns Hopkins University, he currently is a professor at the University of Alabama.  Martone will read from his works and books will be available for purchase from Viewpoint Books.



Start: October 9, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 9, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

October 21, 2014

Librarian Mary Clare Speckner leads this discussion over this year’s Community Book Read selection The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien.



Start: October 21, 2014 6:30 pm
End: October 21, 2014 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

October 23, 2014

Freeman Army Air Field in Seymour was established in 1942 as a pilot training airfield.   Presenter Larry Bothe, volunteer curator of the FAAFM and a Vietnam veteran, will cover the history of Freeman Field, the founding of the museum, and a virtual museum tour. Emphasis will be placed on the foreign aircraft evaluation period and the search for buried artifacts from the WW-II era.


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