Programs for Adults

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.

Welcome to Universal Class
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

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.

AARP Free Tax Aide
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

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.

Story Time for Adults With Disabilities
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

These monthly story times incorporate music, books, participation and more. Adults with a caregiver.

First Wednesday Book Discussion
Callaway County Public Library

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of "At Home in Mitford" by Jan Karon. This is the first book in a series that introduces us to Father Tim, an Episcopalian rector who lives in a North Carolina town full of quirky characters. Readers get a rich, provincial comedy in which mysteries and miracles abound.

First Wednesday Book Sale
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

This special two-day sale features books on history and current events. 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, Summit Plaza

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.

Downloading Made Easy
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Learn how to download audio files, photos, software and updates for your Windows computer without exposing it to harmful viruses, adware or spyware. Bring a USB flash drive for saving files. Knowledge of working with Windows files and folders is helpful. Registration begins Wednesday, February 18.

Movie Maker
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Learn how to create your own movie using Windows Movie Maker. We'll go over how to make a movie and use transitions, sounds and special effects. Please bring a small collection of digital videos and/or images to work with. Adults. Registration begins Wednesday, February 18.

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