Past Events

Events which have already happened.
Book Club to Discuss "Paris Wife" by Paula McL May 29, 2013 from 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM Columbus Junction Public Library,
Paula McLain was born in Fresno, California in 1965. After being abandoned by both parents, she and her two sisters became wards of the California Court System, moving in and out of various foster homes for the next fourteen years. When she aged out of the system, she supported herself by working as a nurses aid in a convalescent hospital, a pizza delivery girl, an auto-plant worker, a cocktail waitress--before discovering she could (and very much wanted to) write. She received her MFA in poetry from the University of Michigan in 1996. Since then, she has received fellowships from the corporation of Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Ucross Foundation, the Ohio Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Her first book of poetry, Less of Her, was published in 1999 from New Issues Press and won a publication grant from the Greenwall Fund of the Academy of American Poets. She's also the author of a second collection of poetry, Stumble, Gorgeous, a memoir, Like Family: Growing Up In Other People's Houses, and the novel, A Ticket to Ride. Her most recent book is The Paris Wife, a fictional account of Ernest Hemingway's first marriage and upstart years in 1920's Paris, as told from the point of view of his wife, Hadley. She teaches in the MFA Program in Poetry at New England College, and lives with her family in Cleveland.
Library Closed May 27 in honor of Memorial Day May 27, 2013 from 10:30 AM to 06:00 PM
Book Club Discussion and Coffee Group Apr 24, 2013 from 09:30 AM to 10:30 AM Columbus Junction Public Library,
The book for April book club is "Crow Lake" by Mary Lawson.
Columbus Community Jr. High Keep Columbus Beautiful Service Project Apr 22, 2013 from 08:00 AM to 03:00 PM
Earth Day - 7th and 8th grade will canvas the community by dropping off free marigold seed, picking up litter and sharing information about recycling.
Make a Good First Impression Clean up Apr 20, 2013 from 08:00 AM to 12:00 PM Columbus Community North Parking Lot,
Kick off to Keep Columbus Beautiful Week April 20 to 26
St Patrick's Day Mar 15, 2013 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Columbus Junction Public Library,
Story time at the Library - stop by to enjoy the green!
Movie night at the Library Mar 07, 2013 from 06:30 PM to 08:00 PM Columbus Junction Public Library,
Book Club reading "The Healing" by Jonathan O'Dell Feb 27, 2013 from 09:30 AM to 10:45 AM Columbus Junction Public Library,
Valentines Day Feb 14, 2013 from 04:00 PM to 05:30 PM Columbus Junction Public Library,
Stop by the Library after school on Valentines Day. We will have CANDY and CRAFTS!
Chinese New Year Feb 08, 2013 from 02:30 PM to 04:00 PM Columbus Junction Public Library,
Stop by to celebrate Chinese New Year on Friday Feb 8. We will have fortune cookies and tangerines and a snake craft - it is the year of the snake!
Downton Abbey Tea Jan 12, 2013 from 03:30 PM to 05:00 PM Columbus Junction Public Library,
The Library will host a Tea on Saturday Jan 12 at 3:30pm in honor of the 3rd season of Downton Abbey. Bring you own tea cup and saucer and hat and gloves. We will review the past 2 seasons, have a trivia quiz and music along with some delightful food.
Family Night at the Library Dec 05, 2012 from 04:30 PM to 07:30 PM Columbus Junction Public Library,
We will have as our special guest Mrs. Santa. Crafts for kids. Our famous cupcake Christmas Tree and Punch Bowl will be ready for your enjoyment
Trick or Treat at CJPL Oct 31, 2012 from 04:00 PM to 07:00 PM Coluymbus Junction Public Library,
The Moon! Jul 19, 2012 from 04:00 PM to 05:00 PM Coluymbus Junction Public Library,
Stories, crafts and signs of the moon ! Join Cathy and Chelsy for our final story time of the summer
Little Red Riding Hood - celebrates the Grimm Brothers 100th birthday! Jul 13, 2012 from 05:00 PM to 06:00 PM Farmer's Market,
Stories and fun and cake at the Farmer's Market
Kate and the Beanstalk Jul 10, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Coluymbus Junction Public Library,
Plant a Magic Bean with Chelsy Grimm - great story and crafts
Me - Jane Jul 03, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Coluymbus Junction Public Library,
Me - Jane featuring Chelsy Grimm and stories about gorillas and the famous lady who studied them! Dreams, Crafts and Music
When I Grow Up Jun 26, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Coluymbus Junction Public Library,
Story time and day dreaming about what to be when we grown up - featuring Chelsy Grimm and crafts and songs!
Mississippi Valley Blood Drive Puppet Show Jun 21, 2012 10:00 AM Coluymbus Junction Public Library,
We welcome back the Mississippi Valley Blood Drive puppet show - give aways for kids
Where the Wild Things Are Jun 19, 2012 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Coluymbus Junction Public Library,
Story time with Chelsy Grimm - we will make a wild thing to take home!