Programs in Columbia
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.
At this workshop, children play games, sing, dance and act out books. Presented by TRYPS, Columbia's professional theater group for young audiences. Ages 3-8.
Learn about honeybees from local beekeeper Jim Thaxter. He will bring in a glass-walled observation hive so we can watch the bees at work and see how they live. You'll learn about a year in the life of a hive, how bees benefit to people, how honey is harvested and processed, how to treat a sting and more. Jim has been keeping bees for about 40 years and says he learns something new from them each year. All ages.
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.
Enjoy songs, rhymes, big books and flannelboards. Kids up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) walking confidently on their own.
Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities. Parents with babies not yet walking confidently on their own.
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.
Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.
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.