Bartholomew County Public Library

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

Upcoming Events At This Venue

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

September 2, 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: September 2, 2014 5:00 pm
End: September 2, 2014 6:30 pm
Cost: Free

September 8, 2014

Join presenter Jessica Hendry and learn the basics about winning sweepstakes. She will cover how to find reputable contests, where and how to enter, increasing your odds, and safeguarding your personal information. We’ll also talk about new sweepstakes platforms on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. There may also be some surprise giveaways too. Jessica has won hundreds in gift cards, cash, free products, won a Margarita Maker, and has also been a finalist to win a car.



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

September 11, 2014

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

Start: September 11, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 11, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

Samantha Aulick of 240sweet Artisan Foodworks will whip up some sophisticated non-alcoholic drinks that everyone can enjoy. This former bartender was recognized as the “Best of Baltimore” in 2000 by Baltimore Magazine. Her demonstration will include samples and recipes.  Drinking Vinegars, Sparkling Ginger Cider, Virgin Marys, and Hibiscus Spritzers are on the menu.  Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Library Associates.



Start: September 11, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 11, 2014 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

September 12, 2014

Local collectors and the Historical Society, Architectural Archives, Yellow Trail Museum, Atterbury-Bakalar Museum, Genealogy Society, DAR, Fire Department and Cummins will display personal collections of local history memorabilia throughout the library and on the Plaza.  Slide shows, gas engines, fire engines, racing history, hands-on children’s activities, music, more!  Sponsored by the Bartholomew County Public Library and Historic Columbus Indiana.  Sign up to win door prizes.  Purchase pizza from Flatrock Flatbread Pizza.

Start: September 12, 2014 9:00 am
End: September 13, 2014 3:00 pm
Cost: Free

September 15, 2014

The book 80/20 Landlording: Lean How to Increase Your 80 and Decrease Your 20 by Sheamus Clarke and Scott Stellhorn is a result of the experiences the two authors have had over the past twenty years.  They will cover the pros and cons of being an Independent Rental Owner; what is 80/20 landlording; the importance of documentation; Indiana small claims process; what is a tenant predator and other topics.

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Start: September 15, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 15, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

September 16, 2014

Syndicated columnist Sharon Randall, whose column appears weekly in The Republic will talk about “Reading, Writing and Life.”  As a winner of numerous professional awards, she proudly notes that she has also “scrubbed a lot of toilets, washed a lot of towels and burned a lot of cookies.” She credits her training as a writer to “15 years as a reporter, some 30 years as a wife and a mother, and more than 50 years as a daughter, a sister, a friend . . . and now a nana!”  Funding for Sharon’s visit comes from the Heritage Fund, Hope EDIT committee, Bartholomew County Library Associates, Hope PTO and Julie Del Genio.  Doors open at 6:00 p.m.  Sharon will also present Sept 17, 6:30 p.m. at the Hope Moravian Church, 202 Main Street in Hope.


Start: September 16, 2014 6:30 pm
End: September 16, 2014 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

September 17, 2014

Learn to create, run, print and edit projects using PowerPoint, an easy-to-use application that lets you create a presentation slide by slide.


Start: September 17, 2014 6:00 pm
End: September 17, 2014 7:30 pm
Cost: Free

September 18, 2014

For Cause and Comrades by James McPherson will be discussed.  The group meets every other month.



Start: September 18, 2014 7:00 pm
End: September 18, 2014 8:00 pm
Cost: Free

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