Programs for Adults
Grown-ups are embracing the opportunity provided by coloring to pause, relax and express their creativity. Visit the library during October to view an exhibit of the colorful pieces created by those who came to the "Coloring for Adults" events this summer.
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.
Local musicians provide a musical backdrop at the Columbia Public Library on the first Sunday of every month. This month we present keyboardist Banastre Tarleton who plays Americana music.
Fresh fruits and vegetables are a great addition to our daily meals and snacks. Join us for this session to discover easy, tasty and somewhat unusual ways to use locally-grown produce in your meals. Co-sponsored by the Fulton Farmer's Market and the Missouri Rural Crisis Center. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
Do you have different photos on your computer, digital device and Facebook account? These days, we must actively manage our digital keepsakes to preserve them for the next generation. Join us for tips on managing and protecting your digital documents as well as scanning and preserving hard-copy items. We'll conclude the program with a demonstration of the library's digitization equipment. Registration begins Monday, September 19.
The Center State is a folk band based in St. Joseph whose name derives from an 1800s term for Missouri. Jeremy Sharp, Brad Davidson and McKenzie Davidson join their vocals with the rhythmic strings of guitar, upright bass and violin for a delightful evening of song. Adults and teens.
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.
Stop by with questions about using your Apple computer, iPad or iPhone. These sessions are great for quick answers about basic Apple functions such as managing storage or setting up email, contacts or calendars.
Learn the basics of investing in stocks from experienced investors Hanna Klachko and Fred Tonnies, members of local investment clubs and representatives of the Kansas City Chapter of Better Investing. They will explain commonly used terms, how to interpret stock reports and which tools they use to evaluate and pick stocks. They will also highlight some resources available free online through the library, including Value Line and Morningstar.
Bring your lunch and join us as for a discussion of the One Read runner-up "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. This piece of historical fiction follows the memories of a Seattle man who lived through the racial tensions of the 1940s and had a forbidden friendship with a Japanese schoolmate.