Learn at your own pace with these self-guided tutorials on the Windows operating system for beginners and intermediate users. An instructor will be present to get you started and answer questions. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse Tutorial, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. Please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.
On board, you'll find a full array of library materials and services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up materials you've requested online or over the phone.
During these unstructured sessions, use library computers to apply for a job, write a résumé, set up an email account, get help navigating the Internet, study for a test with "Learning Express Library" or sharpen your computer skills with our excellent self-guided tutorials. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse Tutorial, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.
In honor of National Mother Goose Day, we're hosting a party! Meet Mother Goose and enjoy some of her favorite rhymes and activities. Baby goats and chickens from Marohl's Horse farm will help us celebrate. Plus there will be a Mother Goose photo op. Ages 3-7. Registration begins Thursday, April 3.
Cultivate your green thumb with Pete Sutter, a Callaway County Master Gardener. Learn how to successfully transplant and grow young trees and plants.
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and big books just right for this age. Parental participation is a must. Kids up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) walking confidently on their own.
On board, you'll find books, music CDs and DVDs for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up materials you've requested online or over the phone.
The Friends hold sales in the library lobby every Wednesday noon-3 p.m. and every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds support library services.
Meet some of Columbia’s local authors, writers and publicists at this day-long event. Gain insights from several short talks in the morning, then take part in break-out sessions, readings and a book fair in the afternoon. For a complete schedule of events or to sign up to participate in readings or the book fair, visit www.dbrl.org/authors beginning March 17.
Reading aloud to preschoolers improves their reading comprehension and vocabulary. Trained members of the Jumpstart Corps from the University of Missouri will read with small groups of children and parents in four 15-minute sessions, so you can drop by any time. Different books will be shared each session, and you may attend more than one if space allows. Ages 3-5 and parents.