Help us get ready for Summer Reading by designing an original bookmark based on the theme “Every Hero Has a Story.” Winning artwork from each library will be printed on bookmarks to be distributed late spring through summer. Please prepare two-dimensional artwork using crayons, markers or any other medium or create it on the computer. Photography is also acceptable, as long as it is your own! Your entry should be drawn onto or sized to match the entry form. Get a form at www.dbrl.org or kids.dbrl.org, your library or the bookmobile. Entry deadline is Tuesday, March 31. Ages 18 and younger.
Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.
Bring your baby or toddler for songs, rhymes and activities. Birth to 36 months. Older siblings welcome.
Kids and parents will enjoy stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 3-5.
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, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.
Come learn about Universal Class, an online library service that allows you to take any of 500+ free online courses on topics ranging from accounting, photography and landscaping to event planning, business management and writing. The courses are taught by real instructors, but you have Web-based, 24/7 access, so you can study on your own time. Basic computer skills and a library card required. Registration begins Tuesday, February 17.
Loaded with books and other materials for kids and parents to check out, Bookmobile, Jr. travels to community centers around Columbia.
Enjoy songs, rhymes, big books and flannelboards. Babies and toddlers up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) with a parent.
Come get an introduction to our new online learning service from Lynda.com. All library cardholders now have access to thousands of award-winning online classes and tutorials on technical skills, creative techniques and business strategies. For this class, you'll need your library card number and an email address. Basic Internet knowledge required. Registration begins Tuesday, February 17.
AARP volunteers offer free, confidential help with income taxes and Missouri Property Tax Credits to people with middle to low incomes, giving special attention to those aged 60 and older.