Programs for Adults
Local musicians provide a musical backdrop at the Columbia library on the first Sunday of every month. This month we present pianist Sam Otten.
Did you just buy a new Windows 8 computer and have no idea where to start? Come to our informal session to learn about the Windows 8 operating system and get pointers. You may bring in your laptop or device, or we can demonstrate with the library's equipment.
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.
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 Tuesday, June 23.
Author Pat Jaeger, a one-time local resident, presents her debut suspense/thriller novel, “Dan.” Her thriller is set in fictional Lund County, located right next to Boone County, and blends in many familiar landmarks. Come enjoy a short reading by the author and a Q&A session with refreshments.
Learn how to set up Skype, free software that allows you to make video calls from and to computers and mobile devices anywhere in the world. Basic computer knowledge and email account required. Registration begins Tuesday, June 23.
Stop by with questions about using your Apple computer, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Staff can answer your questions with our equipment or you may bring your laptop or device.
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.
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.
Learn how to adjust text size, mouse pointers and screen resolution to best suit your eyes. Also, find out about software that makes reading on your computer easier and removes annoying ads. Bringing your Windows laptop is optional. Registration begins Wednesday, June 24.