Programs for Adults
Come by the library and browse hundreds of used books. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are only 50¢! All proceeds benefit library programs and services. You can donate your gently-used books at the library anytime during regular business hours.
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.
Every Saturday during the extended enrollment period, March 15 through April 30, trained staff from local agencies will help you review plans, choose one that meets your needs and assist you with enrollment. Participating agencies are the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, Central Missouri Community Action, Family Health Center and Primaris/KMA. Walk-ins welcome.
In honor of Arbor Day, plant a native Missouri tree. You can pick up a free tree seedling from the Missouri Department of Conservation today at the library. Horticulturalist Alan Helland will be on hand to teach you how to select, plant and care for your young tree.
Join us to hear from this critically acclaimed author about her latest novel, "A Dark Gamble," a western based on the epic of Gilgamesh and set in one of her favorite places, New Mexico. Gladys Swan has published two novels, "Carnival for the Gods" and "Ghost Dance" (nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award), as well as seven collections of short fiction. Her poetry, essays and short stories have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, and her paintings have adorned the covers of many books and magazines as well.
Genealogist and staff member Tim Dollens will teach you how to trace your ancestors using two genealogy databases available for free through the library-Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest.
Drop in to ask questions about researching your family history.
Dana and Susan Robinson are guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music reveals their deep understanding of America's musical heritage. Their genius lies in their ability to capture your imagination and evoke a transformative reaction that touches on your deepest humanity. They'll make you howl with laughter or sit quietly in poignant reflection as they take you on their musical journey. Find out more about them at www.robinsongs.com. Adults and teens.
These monthly story times incorporate music, books, participation and more. Adults with a caregiver.
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.