Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.
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.
Tune in to KOPN every weekday August 29 through September 29 to hear the audiobook version of this year's One Read selection.
Hear from local Social Security staff about recent rule changes that may affect your decision on when to take social security. They will also show you how to create an account, estimate future benefits, manage or apply for benefits and give advice on many other topics including supplemental security income, disability, name changes and Missouri Medicare benefits. At 2 p.m., we will move to the computers in the library's Training Center, where you will get assistance in creating your personal account.
On board, you'll find books, music, DVDs and other services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up items you've requested online or over the phone.
Did you know that the movies "Charlotte's Web" and "Stuart Little" were based on books by E.B. White? (You can borrow both movies and books from the library.) Come share your opinions about how the movies compare to the books. Snacks served. Ages 8 and older.
Meet Sphero, a robotic ball that easily and playfully introduces the basic concepts of computer programming. Young engineers will learn how to use long exposure photography that captures an image over time. Then we'll use Sphero to draw with light. Ages 10-14. Registration begins Tuesday, September 13.
Associate professor of English Dr. Matt Dube explores what author George Hodgman does to make small town life come alive in this year's One Read book, "Bettyville." He'll also explore how other writers have treated the topic in their works before leading some writing exercises to help you discover how to write about the place you're from.
Learn the basics of the Mac operating system for desktop and laptop users. We'll talk about the essentials of using your MacBook, iMac or Mac mini including Apple's software for internet browsing, email, music, photos, etc., and how to customize your computer to your needs. There will also be time to answer questions. Bringing your Mac laptop is optional. Registration begins Wednesday, September 14.
A One Read tradition continues! Join Columbia Mayor Brian Treece to discuss this year's title, "Bettyville" by George Hodgman.