Batesville Memorial Public Library
Library Events
Join us for upcoming events and programs at Batesville Memorial Public Library, or elsewhere in the area! All events are free and open to the public. Registration required where noted.
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After Hours Concert / Ice Cream Social : Mark Dvorak
Batesville Memorial Public Library
Saturday, Aug. 23, 7:00 pm
After Hours Concert
Bring your lawn chair!  Our annual free-to-the-community Ice Cream Social and After Hours Concert will be outside the library (weather permitting) on Saturday, August 23, starting at 7:00 pm. We are excited to have Chicago folk music legend, Mark Dvorak, as our featured performer. Expect a visit from members of the In Harmony barbershop chorus during the evening as well. Thanks to the Ron Simons Company for donating the ice cream, and to the Friends of the Library for providing baked goods and support. In case of unsuitable weather, we'll do it all inside the library. Sponsored by Batesville Memorial Public Library & Friends of BMPL.
Talk Like a Pirate Day - Hogeye Navvy
Batesville Memorial Public Library
Friday, Sep. 19, 7:00 PM
Talk Like a Pirate D
Arrr...Them salty sea dogs, Hogeye Navvy, will be sailing in to the library for some piratey songs, fun and adventures. You can take part in the Dress Like a Pirate Contest, or the Talk Like a Pirate Contest, or just lift your mug o' grog and sing along with some rollicking sea shanties. This is free pirate fun for all ages, starting at 7:00 pm. Sponsored by Batesville Memorial Public Library.
After Hours / Apple Fest Concert : Michael Kelsey
Batesville's Liberty Park
Saturday, Sep. 27, 3:00 PM
After Hours / Apple
Our annual concert at Liberty Park for the Apple Festival features the one and only Michael Kelsey from Indianapolis. Michael's guitar wizardry is legendary and he is truly a unique performer that must be seen to be fully enjoyed. This guy makes music out of everything within his reach! Sponsored by Batesville Memorial Public Library & Friends of BMPL.
After Hours Concert : Norbert Krapf & Gordon Bonham
Batesville Memorial Public Library
Saturday, Oct. 18, 7:00 pm
After Hours Concert
It's a special night of Poetry and Blues when former Indiana Poet Laureate, Norbert Krapf, is joined by Indianapolis bluesman, Gordon Bonham, for an After Hours Concert at the library.  Free to the public, starting at 7:00 pm.  Thanks to the Friends of the Library for their support of this series. Sponsored by Batesville Memorial Public Library & Friends of BMPL.
Billy Yank - Common Soldier for the Union
Batesville Memorial Public Library
Thursday, Oct. 23, 6:00 PM
Billy Yank - Common
Kevin Stonerock presents this program at the library, starting at 6:00 pm. The program "Billy Yank" concerns an actual soldier from Henry County, Indiana named William H. Fentress. The presentation is set in the year 1864 with a battle-weary Fentress home on leave from the Union Army. Although the character portrayed was a real individual, much of the presentation deals with issues or items which would have been common to most northern soldiers of the Civil War. These include camp life, battlefield experiences, army humor, food, equipment, music, weapons, uniforms and the home front. The program objective is to bring the audience as close as they will ever come to visiting with a real veteran of the War Between The States and to give them a better understanding of the men who wore the blue.  This is a free program for the public. Sponsored by Batesville Memorial Public Library.
After Hours Concert : Red Hot Whiskey Sippers
Batesville Memorial Public Library
Saturday, Nov. 1, 7:00 pm
After Hours Concert
We've invited Indianapolis' New Orleans-style jazz band, the Red Hot Whiskey Sippers, to come to the library and entertain us with their funky tunes. Some of these guys are familiar to our After Hours audience: guitarist Bill Lancton and drummer Michael Beck. Stop in for a great evening of music at the library, free for all ages. Sponsored by Batesville Memorial Public Library & Friends of BMPL.
After Hours Christmas Concert : NKY Brotherhood Singers
Batesville Memorial Public Library
Saturday, Dec. 6, 7:00 pm
After Hours Christma
Bring the whole family to this special Christmas Concert at the library when the outstanding vocal group, The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers, comes to share their favorite Christmas and Gospel songs. Free to the public, starting at 7:00 PM. Thanks to the Friends of the Library for their support of this series. Sponsored by Batesville Memorial Public Library & Friends of BMPL.