Programs for Adults
Learn at your own pace with these self-guided tutorials on the Windows operating system for beginners and intermediate users. An instructor will be present to 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.
Feeling lost on the Web? Get a refresher on Internet basics like performing simple searches to find information and navigating through links. Registration begins Thursday, January 15.
Shortleaf is a musical duo from Missouri with strong ties to the traditions of the Ozarks. Founded by Ozark fiddler Michael Fraser, together with Tenley Hanson, Shortleaf specializes in high-energy music with Celtic and old-time roots. Haunting ballads and rip-roaring fiddle tunes with a dose of southern rock will make for an evening of real mountain music! Michael Fraser was an apprentice of master Ozark square dance fiddler Bob Holt and Tenley Hansen is a former musical stage performer who has moved into the folk music genre and joined Shortleaf in 2005. A singer/songwriter with a folksy alto voice, Tenley plays keyboard and guitar. 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.
If you like to save articles from a favorite magazine, need some new decorating or recipe ideas or just want something to use for your next craft project, this giveaway is for you. We're dispersing all 2013-2014 magazine issues, including children's titles, from the Callaway County Public Library collection. We'll be offering them for free, on a first come, first served basis.
Every Saturday, November 15 through February 14, trained staff from one of four local community 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.
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 one Sunday of each month. This month we present musician Paul Fotsch (formerly Grace).
In this intro class, learn the basics of selling your stuff on three popular websites–eBay, an auction site; Craigslist, a classified ad site; and Etsy, a marketplace for handmade and vintage items. Basic computer skills required. Registration begins Monday, January 19.
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.