Upcoming Events

Creative Writing Workshop with Valerie Biel

Whether you’ve been writing for years or have only recently said the magic words “I am a writer,” you are invited to build your skills within a supportive group. We will discuss idea generation, current projects, writing goals and how to meet them, and the specific skills needed for successful storytelling. There’ll be plenty of time for questions and some fun short writing exercises.

Valerie Biel, a Columbus native, is the author of the award-winning Circle of Nine series. She holds a degree in Journalism and Political Science from the University of Wisconsin and has spent more than 25 years working in the public relations field. She edits manuscripts, develops marketing materials, and implements publicity plans for other authors via her agency Lost Lake Press. She often teaches about writing topics at conferences, libraries, and schools. She also creates a monthly Writers’ Forum column with the latest news from the publishing industry and writing world on her website www.ValerieBiel.com.

Enter the Limitless Learners Contest to win money for your child and the library

 You could win $500 for you child's college fund plus $1,000 for a school or library with the Limitless Learners Contest. Students entering grades K-5 are encouraged to apply for the Limitless Learners Contest through Education.com. Students will draw or write to answer the prompt, "Describe a time when you were having so much fun, you didn't realize you were learning something new!" Apply by October 31, 2019. Follow this link for more information. 

No More Overdue Fines at Columbus Public Library!

Your Columbus Public Library is making it easier than ever to borrow library materials. As of June 1, 2019, they are no longer charging overdue fines for any materials checked out at the library. While this has been the policy for items from the children’s library, for teachers, and for senior citizens, this no-fine approach now extends to all items checked out at the library, for people of all ages.

There is a new book club in town!

The Columbus Public Library’s new Columbus/Fall River Senior Book Club features audio books and large-print books and will meet on two different days per month at two different locations. The Larson House Platinum at 550 River Road in Columbus will host on the first Wednesday of each month. The second group will meet at The Meadows at 101 Hometown Avenue in Fall River on the second Wednesday of each month.

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