Join us for Family Board Game Night!

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The library is hosting monthly Family Board Game Nights! Mark your calendars and join us on Friday, February 17 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm! Drop-in any time. We will have a variety of games available. Bring your own board or table top game and teach others.

You can RSVP by filling out this quick online form.

Parents, please ensure that at least one parent/guardian remains on site for your family during the program.

Online Beginning Piano for Adults with Catherine Brick

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Friday, January 6, 13, 20 & 27 from 4:00 - 5:00 PM  

Join music teacher and Columbus Public Library staffer Catherine Walters Brick for this free online course for adults who want a jump start on playing the piano for pleasure, or a refresher for those who have played piano in the past.  

This course is designed as a no-nonsense, no-pressure, friendly approach which emphasizes learning how to play melodies by ear and figuring out the chords that go with that melody in a down-to-earth method for getting your hands into the music as quickly as possible.  

The ability to read music is a plus, but is not a requirement.  

You need not attend all of the sessions in order to participate.  

The library has six keyboards available for checkout, as well as a bound instruction booklet (also in a digital format). Keyboards may be checked out on a first-come, first-served basis. Call the library for availability. 

Registration is required for this free, online class. To register, please fill out the online registration found here.

For any questions, contact Catherine Brick at the library at 920-623-5910 or email her at catherine [at] columbuspubliclibrary.info

Winter Reading Program

Log on to columbuspubliclibrary.beanstack.org to sign up or register for challenges (there is a challenge for every age group). Log your reading, earn badges, and earn the completion badge to get your free book plus surprise
prizes, including a free game of bowling at Cardinal Lanes! 

By finishing, you also earn a ticket that you can put into the prize drawing of your choice. Keep reading and
completing activities to earn more tickets until February 8th!

We would prefer that, if at all possible, you would please log your reading progress using Beanstack. You can also download the Beanstack app on your Android or Apple device. Those without or with limited internet access can pick up a booklet at the library and library staff can assist in the computer entry once you have completed the challenge. You can also pick up a booklet and use it to track your reading and then bulk enter your reading into Beanstack. 

Winter Reading Program runs through Wednesday, February 8. Make sure all reading is entered into Beanstack and prize tickets submitted, late entries will not be accepted.

Columbus Literacy Council Looking for Tutors

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The Columbus Literacy Council is looking for tutors to work with children and adults of all abilities. The Columbus Literacy Council is able to offer, but are not limited to, ESL, remedial school help for all grades, GED test prep, citizenship and other subjects. If you would like to get involved, send an email with your name, phone and/or email, and area of interest columbusliteracycouncil087 [at] gmail.comdata-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"

If you would like to work with a tutor, please send an email with your learning goal to interest to: columbusliteracycouncil087 [at] gmail.comdata-auth="NotApplicable" data-linkindex="0" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank"