Adult

Check out our calendar for upcoming adult programs at the Columbus Public Library! 

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Regular Programs

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 Monday 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.

 

Genealogy Workshop

1 Saturday a month, 9:30am-11:30am (click here to view calendar)
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.

 

Columbus Quilters

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.

 

Friends Book Sale at the Library Annex 

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.

Job Center of Wisconsin

Wisconsin Job Network

Resume Workshop

Resume Genius

Farmers Transitioning to Non-Farm Work

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

City of Columbus

City of Fall River

Columbia County

Dodge County

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

Columbia Social Services

Dodge County Social Services

FoodShare Wisconsin - Information about the food program for low-income residents

Wihousingsearch.org - Search for housing, including low-income, senior, and for people with disabilities. Includes resource page with shelter and supportive housing listings

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

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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.