Programs for Adults

First Wednesday Book Discussion
Callaway County Public Library

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of "Mrs. Queen Takes the Train," by William Kuhn. The queen decides to take an unscheduled vacation, causing problems for her royal attendants. They must find her and bring her back before her absence becomes a national scandal.

First Wednesday Book Sale
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

This month's sale features reference books, textbooks, foreign languages and Missouri Connections. First Wednesday sales offer some of the very best books that have been donated to the Friends. The Friends also conduct sales every Wednesday in the library lobby noon-3 p.m, and every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support library services.

Bookmobile Stop at Holts Summit
Holts Summit Plaza

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.

Basic Mac Skills
Columbia Public Library, Studio

Learn the basics of the Mac operating system for desktops and laptops, including the essentials for using your MacBook, iMac or Mac Mini, using Apple's software for Internet browsing, email, music, photos, etc., and customizing your computer. There will be time to answer questions. Bringing your Mac laptop is optional. Registration begins Wednesday, July 22.

Self-Guided Computer Tutorials
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

Learn at your own pace with these self-guided tutorials on the Windows operating system for beginners and intermediate users. An instructor will 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.

First Thursday Book Discussion
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “The Ocean at the End of the Lane” by Neil Gaiman. In this fanciful tale, an unnamed fiftyish visits his childhood home in Sussex, England and drives to a farmhouse he remembers from his youth. He finds two of the original occupants still in residence and begins to recall a childhood adventure he'd forgotten involving powerful evil forces.

Bookmobile Stop at Auxvasse
Bookmobile, Auxvasse, Security Bank parking lot

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.

Drop-in Internet and Computer Assistance
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

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.

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