Meet the Authors in March @ Your Library! Stephen Robert Stein, author of The Oath(Historical Fiction) Tuesday, March 10 ... 6:00 PM The Oath tracks the intertwined lives of Dr. Katz and SS Doktor Bloch, who both survive Auschwitz and the war to practice medicine in the United States, never losing the stains upon their souls.
Another free After Hours Concert sponsored by the Library! Friday, March 13, 2015 ... 7:00 PM BHS Student Bands at Batesville Middle School Sport Coat Jazz Explosion -- and -- Batesville Steel Don't miss it!
Ripley County residents: We need your poem (up to 40 lines) that captures the history and spirit of Ripley County, Indiana, for a Bicentennial Birthday Book to be published by Brick Street Poetry, Inc. Submit your poem to the library by 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 18, 2015. A panel of judges will choose 3-5 poems to submit to Brick Steet Poetry, who will make the final selection.
Tuesday, March 17 6:30 PM Hilarious Opera Fun for the whole family!
Meet the Authors in March @ Your Library! Chad Broughton, author of Boom, Bust, Exodus (Non-Fiction) Saturday, March 21 ... 3:00 PMwith Josh Walsman A deeply-observed and nuanced account of one of the stories of our time: the migration of a once-thriving American factory over the border into Mexico.
The public is invited... Wednesday, March 25 12:00 - 1:00 PM Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson will speak at the Batesville Memorial Public Library Sponsored by the Batesville Rotary Club
Drop-ins are welcome! Ages: Teen through Adult Anytime between 5:30 and 6:30 pm on the
1st & 3rd Thursday of each month, (prior to the BMPL Ukulele Club meetings @ 6:30pm).
No experience? No uke? No problem! Use one of the library's ukuleles while you're here.
March 17-31 ... Join millions of eBook readers around the
world enjoying one book in the Big Library Read. You can
download the free eBook, Shakespeare Saved My Life
by Laura Bates, using your BMPL card number.
Children who struggle with reading are invited to Read to Belle, a "Paws & Think" Reading Therapy Dog Thursdays: Jan. 15 - Feb. 19 - Mar. 12 - Apr. 16 - May 21 Sign up for a 15-minute time slot: 4:00, 4:15, 4:30, or 4:45 pm Call 812.934.4706 or sign up at the library.
Sun. (Aug-May) : 1 - 5 pm
Mon.-Thu. : 9 am - 8 pm
Fri. : 9 am - 5 pm
Sat. : 10 am - 5 pm
Library Hours : Sunday(During school year) : 1:00 - 5:00 pm Monday - Thursday : 9:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday : 9:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday : 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Library District :
The City of Batesville, Indiana, plus those parts of Laughery and Adams Townships in Ripley County that are in the Batesville School District, and all of Ray Township in Franklin County.
Mission Statement :
The mission of the Batesville Memorial Public Library is to help the people of the community in their pursuit of information and education, as well as vocational and recreational endeavors, by providing current materials, services, and programs.