Check out our calendar for upcoming adult programs at the Columbus Public Library!
The health and safety of our patrons and staff is of utmost concern to the Columbus Public Library. With that in mind, the Library Board has decided that all library programs will be done virtually for the time being.
Information about upcoming projects can be found on the library’s calendar.
Afternoon Book Club
3rd Thursday of each month, 1:00pm-2:00pm Virtual Program
This monthly book club features current and classic fiction and nonfiction books. Suggestions for new book ideas are always welcome, so bring ideas from your own reading list, as well! Come join us for lively conversation, thought-provoking questions, inspiring topics, and sometimes just plain fun. For some of the featured books, the Senior Center will show the video later, if available. Books are available for checkout at the Senior Center and at the front desk of the library. All are welcome. Check calendar for more information regarding each month's book and to find registration link.
Adult Take-and-Make Craft
1st Tuesday of each month a new video is uploaded to Facebook and YouTube
An instructional video will be posted to Facebook and YouTube on the given dates. Free kits containing the supplies for the craft will be available for pick up from the library throughout the month or until gone. The video link will continue to stay up after kits are gone. This program does not require pre-registration or sign-up. Check calendar for more information regarding each month's craft.
1st Saturday a month, 9:30am-11:30am Virtual Program
A workshop hosted by Chris Behl who will help give guidance and direction to thoses looking to dig into genealogy research. Check calendar for more information regarding each month's book and to find registration link.
Beginning Adult Piano Online
Fridays in January and February
No matter your level of familiarity with the piano, you are invited to attend the Columbus Public Library’s online Adult Beginning Piano course. For three weeks each in January and in February, we will offer two sets of beginning piano lessons for adults. This is a fully hands-on, no-nonsense approach to learning to play the piano like a grown-up. Check calendar for more information regarding the lessons and to find registration link.
Wellness Book Report Club with Susan Runnings
2nd Thursday of each month, 6:30pm-7:30pm Virtual Program
Because of the wealth of books currently available on the topic, local certified mindfulness and wellness counselor Susan Running hosts a "book report club" on wellness topics, introducing you to books you may want to read. Check calendar for more information regarding each month's book and to find registration link.
Friends of the Library
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm-8:00pm Virtual event
Join the Friends in their volunteer support of the library. All are welcome! More information about the Friends of the Library can be found here. Please contact Library Director Lindsey Ganz if you are interested at in attending a Friends meeting.
Dates and times to be determained
Watch this webpage or the library's Facebook page for information about re-opening dates and times.
Job and Resume Help
Searching for a job? Putting together your resume? Need to brush up on your computer skills? The following online resouces can help get you on your way.
Get My Future - employment resources for teens
Job Center of Wisconsin Tool Kit for Older Workers - resources for older job seekers
Digital Learn - Learn computer basics, including Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Word, email, resume skills, and many other skills.
Community and State Resources
Columbus-Fall River Food Pantry - The Columbus-Fall River Food Pantry is by appointment, find the contact list here and call to make an appointment or other arrangements. The pantry is located in the back of the Columbus Senior Center, 125 N Dickason Blvd, Columbus
FoodShare Wisconsin - Information about the food program for low-income residents
Free or Low-Cost Healthcare Clinics - a list of list of free or low cost health and dental clinics in Wisconsin.
Wisconsin Department of Children and Families - Information on childcare programs in the state, including subsidized childcare programs for low-income families
Wisconsin's Digital Library
Use your phone, tablet, computer, or eReader to enjoy free eBooks and audiobooks from Wisconsin's Digital Library! This resource is powered by OverDrive, so take a peek at their Getting Started Guide or visit the library to learn about downloading content to your device. If you have any questions, stop by the library or try OverDrive Help.