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The City of Columbus is creating a 30-year vision and action plan for fiscally-responsible investment in our community. The Road Map will be focused on community services and facilities, especially our major public buildings and programs. The City is also updating its Comprehensive Plan, something we do every 10 years to guide a wide range of issues, especially land use and development.  Please help us by taking the Columbus Road Map 2050 survey.  This survey is intended for anyone who considers themselves part of the wider Columbus community; it will inform both Road Map 2050 and the Comprehensive Plan.  

Please allow about 20 minutes to complete the survey.  You may skip any questions you prefer not to answer.

If you encounter any problems taking this survey, please send an email to jvalerius@msa-ps.com.
If you have other questions or suggestions about Road Map 2050, contact Mayor Michael Thom at 920-350-2745 or mthom@columbuswi.us

TONIGHT!! Short Stuff celebrates Dr Seuss

Short trivia and short discussion about short stories. Dr. Seuss is 114! We will discuss several of his sharp-witted, insightful stories: The Sneetches, Butter Battle, The Lorax, and Yertle the Turtle. If you think they are the stories you remember as a child, you may be surprised at some of the underlying political shenanigans. Or shenoonigans. Or puffy paloonigans. Light appetizers provided, but buy your own beverage. You need not have read any of the stories in order to join us for some trivia, cake, and fun!

Join us on Thursday, March 21 at Fast Lanes (277 Industrial Dr) from 7:30-8:30pm.

Local Storyteller to Join Family Storytime in March

The Columbus Public Library is taking their monthly family storytime to the next level with local storytelling artist, Karen Wendt. An experienced children’s librarians and masterful storyteller, Wendt’s “Stories off the Shelf” storytime will include puppet plays with great picture book stories and interactive storytelling. Families will get creative with a make-your-own-puppet craft at the end of the programs. Kids of all ages are encouraged to bring their adults and older siblings. The event is on Monday, March 25, from 6-7pm.

By retelling stories with puppets, you foster your child's imagination. Retelling a story helps children increase vocabulary and recall what is happening in the story, therefore developing a sense of

Family Game Night

We’re starting a new series for families: game night! Once a month, join other families to play board games and tabletop games at the library. All ages are welcome, and any family friendly game can be played. We’ll have a pile of games available to try at the library, but you should bring along you family’s favorites and teach the group! At our first game night, we’ll pull out Guess Who and Ticket to Ride as our featured games, or maybe we’ll end up playing something even cooler if you bring it along. The possibilities are endless, and fun is sure to be had by all.

Next Family Game Night:
Wednesday, April 10, 6-8pm
All Ages Welcome

Returning to the workforce? Get To Work is here to help!

The Columbus Public Library is responding to a need in the community by presenting a pair of workshops for adults returning to the work force or changing career paths.

“Get To Work, Parts 1 and 2” is geared for those who need assistance working with a computer to revise an outdated resume or beginning the search for a new job.

The first workshop, “Getting Started,” will offer guidance with the basic computer skills necessary in order to search online for job listings, fill out job application documents, and submit job applications online.

The second workshop, “Polish It Up,” will focus on fine-tuning the resume and making it stand out for a potential employer. Emphasis will be on determining your worth to a potential employer and learning how to highlight your talents and abilities on your resume. Attendance at the Part 1 session not required for the second session.

Presenter Tracy Carbonara is a recruitment and outreach specialist at

Author Surprises Short Stuff Group

So a crazy thing happened at the January 17 meeting of Short Stuff, the author of one of the short stories secretly showed up!

A friend of author R.S. Deeren had seen on Facebook that the Deeren’s short story Her, Guts and All was one of the four pieces being discussed at the Columbus Public Library short story book club Short Stuff. Deeren, who currently resides in the Milwaukee area, could not resist the chance to attend an event where his work was to be featured and discussed. He and a friend participated in the night’s trivia and discussion, while those around him, including the library staff, had no idea who he really was and what they were about to find out. Her, Guts and All happened to be the last short story to be discussed. While other were gushing about how beautifully well-written the piece was, Deeren suddenly spoke up, simply saying, “Thanks. I wrote it.” The room became full of deer in headlight stares as all could not believe their ears and eyes as he went on to show the stunned group

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