Programs in Columbia
Visit Bookmobile, Jr. at this carnival-style event offered by the University of Missouri Children’s Hospital. Activities include exploring big trucks, bicycle helmet fittings, safety booths and local stage entertainment. Event held rain or shine.
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.
One Saturday a month through May, we'll share stories, songs and activities that focus on skills your child needs to be ready for school. Each month is different, but you can come to any or all sessions. For children entering kindergarten in fall 2016, with a parent. No siblings, please. Registration begins Tuesday, April 19.
Find out if you are among the one out of every three people at risk for kidney disease by attending this free screening conducted by the National Kidney Foundation. You'll find out what your personal risk factors are, get your blood pressure checked, learn what your body mass index (BMI) is and speak with a healthcare professional about the results. Individuals who are at risk may also receive a test for albumin, an indicator of kidney malfunction. Register at http://www.kidney.org/KEEPregisterMO or call (913) 262-1551. Walk-ins are also welcome. Age 18 and older.
Working on a digital scrapbook? Interested in making your own home movie? Want to know more about using your digital camera? Need help transferring photos from your phone to a flash drive? Make an appointment for a 30-minute session to get technical help on any digital project. Mac or PC help is available. Registration begins Saturday, April 16.
Local musicians provide a musical backdrop at the Columbia Public Library on the first Sunday of every month. This month we present harpist Ruth Acuff.
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.
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.
Learn how to use internet and library resources to make your résumé more effective and improve your job search and interviewing skills. Basic computer skills required. Registration begins Monday, April 18.