Events for Grown-ups
Tue, Jan 21, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
Whether you're a grandmaster or you just want to learn how to play, come join us for chess every other Tuesday. We provide a social atmosphere where anyone can enjoy meeting other chess players.

Wed, Jan 22, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Parks Memorial Public Library
Make getting your GED your first step to a 2nd chance!

Wed, Jan 22, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
An introduction to basic signs and sentences.

Wed, Jan 22, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Friends of Library Room
Join us weekly to learn Spanish vocabulary for interacting with neighbors and co-workers.

Wed, Jan 22, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
A casual meetup for adults who enjoy graphic novels and comics. Each month we’ll discuss the selected titles, including the art, storyline and cultural relevance.

Thu, Jan 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Columbus Public Library - Small Conference Room
Bring your lunch and join us each month for lively banter about a book selected from a variety of genres. We will follow up with everyone’s latest reading recommendations!

Fri, Jan 24, 10:00am - 11:00am
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
Learn how to research your family history! Navigate free online resources and learn useful search tips. Attendees receive a free template for creating your own family tree. Register at 706-748-2855.

Fri, Jan 24, 10:30am - 12:00pm
South Columbus Public Library - Conference Room
Learning English? Practice your English speaking skills in a relaxed group setting. Practicar inglés conversacional en una manera relajada y divertida.

Fri, Jan 24, 11:00am - 1:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Grand Reading Room
DELIA OWENS, Thomasville, GA's most famous daughter and the acclaimed author of the smash best-selling novel WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING will be making a special free public appearance.

Fri, Jan 24, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Marion County Public Library
Upcycle used glass jars into decorative votive holders. All Materials are provided. Please call for group registration.

Sat, Jan 25, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Walker Room
Gather monthly to practice English or Spanish or get help with Spanish language homework.

Sat, Jan 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Auditorium
Join Christian Ortiz to learn more about his dedication to our city’s growth, his inspiration and what challenges he has had to overcome to make a difference in the lives of others.

Sat, Jan 25, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
South Columbus Public Library - Conference Room
Join us for a sweet treat and a dramatic read. Join the Facebook group for reminders and more: https://www.facebook.com/groups/dessertdrama/.

Mon, Jan 27, 10:00am - 11:30am
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
Book a 30-minute session with staff to get help with technology and other skills (see below). Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Call 706-748-2855 for appointments.

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
South Columbus Public Library - Conference Room
This class covers Internet access and Web surfing.

Mon, Jan 27, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
Learn about our new genealogy resource Fold3. Fold3 features original historical military records, including government records, photos and personal accounts.

Mon, Jan 27, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cusseta-Chattahoochee Public Library - Conference Room
Adults come to enjoy crafting, coloring, conversation, and snacks

Mon, Jan 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
Book a 30-minute session with staff to get help with technology and other skills (see below). Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Call 706-748-2855 for appointments.

Mon, Jan 27, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Friends of Library Room
Practice your American Sign Language skills in a friendly, casual environment. Every ASL skill-level welcomed. The goal is signing only. No voices please!

Tue, Jan 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Parks Memorial Public Library
Join us for freestyle coloring or focus on a theme such as landscapes, animals or mandalas. All material and light refreshments will be provided.

Tue, Jan 28, 10:30am - 11:30am
Columbus Public Library - Rothschild Technology Room
With over 4000 databases, Ancestry.com is a powerful free tool at the library. Students should bring a thumb drive and be comfortable using a computer. Space limited to 10. Reserve at 706-243-2681.

Tue, Jan 28, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
Calling all adults! Join us as we make a unique craft each month. All materials provided. Spaces are limited, and registration is required. Call 706-748-2855 to register.

Tue, Jan 28, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Betty Van Cleave Meeting Room
This club is for those of us in our 20’s and 30’s who just want to forget our anxieties for a bit and talk about a good book. Check out our Facebook page “Quarter-Life Crisis Book Club Columbus, GA”.

Wed, Jan 29, 11:00am - 12:00pm
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
This special playtime program provides a space for new, expecting, or experienced mothers and caregivers to share experiences, gain advice, and make new friends while their little ones play!

Wed, Jan 29, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Rothschild Technology Room
Looking for grants for your nonprofit? Learn how to use Foundation Directory Online (FDO), the most comprehensive research tool for fundraisers.

Wed, Jan 29, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
An introduction to basic signs and sentences.

Wed, Jan 29, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Friends of Library Room
Join us weekly to learn Spanish vocabulary for interacting with neighbors and co-workers.

Wed, Jan 29, 6:00pm - 7:00pm
South Columbus Public Library - Conference Room
Make your own tote bag or wallet with empty juice pouches! Supplies provided. *Registration is encouraged. Please call (706) 683-8805.*

Thu, Jan 30, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
Whether you are a newcomer to genealogy or a seasoned genealogist this interest group is bound to provide you with inspiration.

Thu, Jan 30, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
In celebration of the newest season of Outlander, join us for refreshments, discussion, and games. Please call 706-748-2855 to reserve your seat.

Thu, Jan 30, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Columbus Public Library - Auditorium
Columbus Historian William W. “Billy” Winn, the author of two books on the Creek nation in Georgia, will discuss their long history in our area before their forced removal to the Western Frontier.

Fri, Jan 31, 10:00am - 11:00am
North Columbus Public Library - NCPL Magazine Area
Join the North Columbus Public Library's walking club for older adults! Meetup is in the library's magazine area. The walk to Britt David Park begins promptly at 10:15 AM. Bottled water provided.

Fri, Jan 31, 10:30am - 12:00pm
South Columbus Public Library - Conference Room
Learning English? Practice your English speaking skills in a relaxed group setting. Practicar inglés conversacional en una manera relajada y divertida.

Fri, Jan 31, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
All levels welcome in this basic conversational level class for practical Español.

Sat, Feb 01, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library
Like books? Like brews? This book club is the perfect mix for a lazy Saturday afternoon! We'll meet at Houlihan's Uptown Columbus, 800 Front Avenue.

Sat, Feb 01, 4:30pm - 5:30pm
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
Learn how to use bullet-journaling and other techniques to make your poetry pop! Bring your own poetry or draw inspiration from Joy Harjo's works. Materials provided.

Mon, Feb 03, 10:00am - 11:30am
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
Book a 30-minute session with staff to get help with technology and other skills (see below). Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Call 706-748-2855 for appointments.

Mon, Feb 03, 10:30am - 12:00pm
South Columbus Public Library - Conference Room
Get started with email and saving documents online with Google Drive.

Mon, Feb 03, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cusseta-Chattahoochee Public Library - Conference Room
Adults come to enjoy crafting, coloring, conversation, and snacks

Mon, Feb 03, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
Book a 30-minute session with staff to get help with technology and other skills (see below). Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Call 706-748-2855 for appointments.

Mon, Feb 03, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Friends of Library Room
Practice your American Sign Language skills in a friendly, casual environment. Every ASL skill-level welcomed. The goal is signing only. No voices please!

Mon, Feb 03, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Auditorium
A drama based on the life of college football hero Ernie Davis, the first African-American to win the Heisman Trophy. 2 hrs 10 mins.

Tue, Feb 04, 10:30am - 11:30am
Columbus Public Library - Betty Van Cleave Meeting Room
A review of several online tax preparation programs that can be used to file your federal and state taxes for free.

Tue, Feb 04, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
Whether you're a grandmaster or you just want to learn how to play, come join us for chess every other Tuesday. We provide a social atmosphere where anyone can enjoy meeting other chess players.

Wed, Feb 05, 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Betty Van Cleave Meeting Room
Take a break from your Genealogy research and enjoy a relaxed discussion about great books that focus on family connections!

Wed, Feb 05, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
An introduction to basic signs and sentences.

Wed, Feb 05, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Friends of Library Room
Join us weekly to learn Spanish vocabulary for interacting with neighbors and co-workers.

Thu, Feb 06, 3:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
Attend this class to make a 5-generation family tree into a piece of art to hang on a wall in your house.

Thu, Feb 06, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Columbus Public Library - Auditorium
Have you ever wondered what makes a Native American flute sound so unique or how their drums are similar (or not!) to other native cultures?

Fri, Feb 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
This lecture will feature over 50 different resources related to African American genealogy. Whether you are a beginner or have done genealogy research for years, you are bound to find a new resource.

Fri, Feb 07, 10:30am - 12:00pm
South Columbus Public Library - Conference Room
Learning English? Practice your English speaking skills in a relaxed group setting. Practicar inglés conversacional en una manera relajada y divertida.

Sat, Feb 08, 9:30am - 12:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A & B combined
APG Professional Genealogist and registered Cherokee Nation member Marjorie Lowe leads this morning-long workshop on researching Native American ancestry in the Southeast.

Sat, Feb 08, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Join us monthly for a lively book discussion of eclectic titles. New members are welcome!

Sat, Feb 08, 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Walker Room
Join us to explore the art of quilling! Is there a Native American tie-in? We will end with making HEARTS in time for Valentine Day! We’ll have limited supplies for making wearable earrings.

Mon, Feb 10, 10:00am - 11:30am
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
Book a 30-minute session with staff to get help with technology and other skills (see below). Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Call 706-748-2855 for appointments.

Mon, Feb 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
This lecture will feature a step by step guide on how to prepare for a genealogical road trip. Go prepared and come home with genealogical gems!

Mon, Feb 10, 10:30am - 12:00pm
South Columbus Public Library - Conference Room
Microsoft Word is a program used to create documents.

Mon, Feb 10, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Cusseta-Chattahoochee Public Library - Conference Room
Adults come to enjoy crafting, coloring, conversation, and snacks

Mon, Feb 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
North Columbus Public Library - Large Conference Room
Book a 30-minute session with staff to get help with technology and other skills (see below). Reservations are required at least 48 hours in advance. Call 706-748-2855 for appointments.

Mon, Feb 10, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Friends of Library Room
Practice your American Sign Language skills in a friendly, casual environment. Every ASL skill-level welcomed. The goal is signing only. No voices please!

Mon, Feb 10, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Rothschild Technology Room
For adults who need help downloading and using library apps for e-books, e-audiobooks, magazines, etc.

Tue, Feb 11, 11:00am - 12:00pm
Parks Memorial Public Library
Get started using Ancestry.com and Fold 3 with this class designed for beginners.

Tue, Feb 11, 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Betty Van Cleave Meeting Room
Try your hand at this easy and fun poetry craft. We’ll use old newspapers and magazines and transform them into unique poems.

Tue, Feb 11, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Columbus Public Library - Auditorium
Award-winning poet and McCullers Center Director Nick Norwood gives us an overview of how to appreciate good and great poetry, with a focus on the work of our NEA Big Read author Joy Harjo.

Wed, Feb 12, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Parks Memorial Public Library
Make getting your GED your first step to a 2nd chance!

Wed, Feb 12, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
An introduction to basic signs and sentences.

Wed, Feb 12, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Friends of Library Room
Join us weekly to learn Spanish vocabulary for interacting with neighbors and co-workers.

Thu, Feb 13, 4:00pm - 5:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
Whether you are a newcomer to genealogy or a seasoned genealogist this interest group is bound to provide you with inspiration.

Thu, Feb 13, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room B
Once a month, we will provide toys and entertainment for any kids, while you take a breather with your fellow bibliophiles. Call for questions! See your there!

Thu, Feb 13, 7:00pm - 8:15pm
Columbus Public Library - Auditorium
This presentation by Columbus State University Art Historian Melissa Hebert-Johnson examines of the revival of ancient ceramic practices by early 20th century Hopi artists.

Fri, Feb 14, 10:30am - 12:00pm
South Columbus Public Library - Conference Room
Learning English? Practice your English speaking skills in a relaxed group setting. Practicar inglés conversacional en una manera relajada y divertida.

Fri, Feb 14, 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Midtown Coffee House
Forever Young Adult Book Club is for readers who are a little less Y and a bit more A, but who still enjoy a good YA book.

Sat, Feb 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Natural hair discussion.

Sat, Feb 15, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
Join, Chris Schmink, Director of the Columbus Family History Center to learn more about the Wiki and Memories features of FamilySearch.org.

Sun, Feb 16, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room B
Attend to learn how to find your Revolutionary War ancestor. This is an intermediate class, so basic knowledge of genealogy research skills is required.

Tue, Feb 18, 11:00am - 12:30pm
Marion County Public Library
Discover and share your family history. An instructor will guide the class in ways to research and document. Refreshments are provided.

Tue, Feb 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
Whether you're a grandmaster or you just want to learn how to play, come join us for chess every other Tuesday. We provide a social atmosphere where anyone can enjoy meeting other chess players.

Tue, Feb 18, 6:30pm - 7:30pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
Learn about the intersections of Creek Indian and African-American nineteenth century life along the historic Federal Road that stretched from Georgia into Alabama.

Wed, Feb 19, 2:00pm - 5:00pm
Parks Memorial Public Library
Make getting your GED your first step to a 2nd chance!

Wed, Feb 19, 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Alpha Kappa Alpha Room
An introduction to basic signs and sentences.

Wed, Feb 19, 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mildred L. Terry Public Library - Friends of Library Room
Join us weekly to learn Spanish vocabulary for interacting with neighbors and co-workers.

Wed, Feb 19, 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Columbus Public Library - Synovus Room A
A casual meetup for adults who enjoy graphic novels and comics. Each month we’ll discuss the selected titles, including the art, storyline and cultural relevance.

Thu, Feb 20, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
North Columbus Public Library - Small Conference Room
Bring your lunch and join us each month for lively banter about a book selected from a variety of genres. We will follow up with everyone’s latest reading recommendations!