Programs in Columbia
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and big books. Parental participation is a must. Kids up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) walking confidently on their own.
Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities for babies who are not walking confidently on their own yet. Parental participation is a must.
Did you just buy a new computer running Windows 8 or 10 and have no idea where to start? Come to our informal session to learn about the newest versions of the Windows operating system and get pointers. You may bring in your laptop or device, or we can demonstrate with the library's equipment.
Stand tall like a mountain. Explode like a volcano. Transform into a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. At this session, kids and parents will learn creative ways to relax the body and focus the mind through yoga poses. We’ll begin stretching out and then move into specific poses as we act out a story. Wear comfortable clothing to allow for free movement. Bring a yoga mat or towel. Session 1: ages 3-5 with adult. Session 2: ages 6-8 with adult. Registration begins Tuesday, September 22.
Learn about the history of cemeteries, funeral practices and spooky superstitions during this atmospheric walking tour of the Columbia Cemetery. Meet in the library lobby. Canceled if raining. All ages. Adult supervision required for those 12 and under.
We'll help you set up a Facebook profile and show you how to use features like posting photos, making notes and sharing news with others while maintaining your personal security. A basic understanding of the Internet and an email account are required. If you already use Facebook, know your log-in information. Registration begins Monday, September 21.
Enrollment in the Health Insurance Marketplace opens November 1. Get ready by attending this series of presentations by staff from local health education agencies. This session will focus on choosing the health insurance plan that is right for you. Presenting agencies are the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, Central Missouri Community Action, the Family Health Center and the Primaris Foundation. The remaining sessions take place October 12 and 15.
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.
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.