Check out our calendar for upcoming adult programs at the Columbus Public Library!
Afternoon Book Club
2nd Monday of each month, 1-2pm at the Senior Center (125 N. Dickason Blvd.)
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.
Columbus/Fall River Senior Book Club
1st Wednesday of the month, 2:30-3:30pm at the Larson House Platinum (550 River Rd., Columbus)
2nd Wednesday of the month, 2:30-3:30pm at the Meadows (101 Hometown Ave., Fall River)
Note that there are two different locations and different dates for this book club, which features audiobooks and large-print book formats. We will be reading current and classic fiction and some nonfiction, with later viewing of accompanying DVDs. The books are available at both residential facilities and at the library. Open to residents of these facilities, but the public is also welcome at both locations. Check calendar for more information regarding each month's book.
“Tell Me More. . .” - A Legacy Writing Group
1st Tuesday of the month, 6:30-8:30pm at the Library Annex (251 W. James St.)
Learn how to share your stories, values and wisdom with those you care about with local history hunter Jim Schieble. Be encouraged and helped by others doing the same.
1st Saturday of the month, 9:30am-11:30am
A workshop hosted by Chris Behl who will help give guidance and direction to thoses looking to dig into genealogy research.
Columbus Area Historical Society
2nd Tuesday of the month, 7:00pm-8:30pm at the Library Annex (251 W James St.)
Columbus Area Historical Society is dedicated to preserving the memories and artifacts of Columbus and the surrounding communities. All are welcome!
Friends of the Library
3rd Tuesday of the month, 7-8 pm at the Library Annex (251 W James St.)
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.
3rd Thursday of the month, 7-8 pm at the Columbus Public Library
Monthly meeting of the Columbus Area Quilt Guild. The group’s main focus is sharing a new block each month with the idea that they will learn new things from each other. They also partner with a local nonprofit to make weighted blankets several times a year. Quilters of all skill levels are encourage to come.
2nd and 4th Saturday each month, 10am-2pm at the Library Annex (251 W James St.)
The Friends of the Library Book Store will open for people to come in and browse donated books, with the proceeds funding new projects at the library.
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.
The library will be hosting a resume workshop on Thursday, May 9 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Library Annex. We'll help assistance with basic computer skills for submitting employment applications online, accessing employment searches, or composing application documents. Tips on dusting off that old resume (or starting from scratch). To view this event on our calendar, click here.
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
Transportation Resources - not all resources or programs available in all counties
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.