Programs in Columbia
"Read for the Record" is an annual reading celebration sponsored by Jumpstart to raise awareness about the importance of early literacy. Stop by any library on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to read "Bunny Cakes" by Rosemary Wells with your preschooler. We'll keep a tally of all the readers we see at our libraries with this book and send it in to be a part of this worldwide effort. Can’t make it in? Read the book online at www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-bunny-cakes-online. Each of our libraries is also hosting related activities on this day; check separate listings for times.
All over the world today, parents and preschoolers are reading "Bunny Cakes" by Rosemary Wells. Drop in at these times for related activities at the Columbia Public Library.
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, Basic or Intermediate 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 desktop and laptop users. We'll talk about the essentials of using your MacBook, iMac, or Mac mini including Apple's software for Internet browsing, email, music, photos, etc., and how to customize your computer to your needs. There will also be time to answer questions. Bringing your Mac laptop is optional. Registration begins Tuesday, October 7.
Loaded with books and other materials for kids and parents to check out, Bookmobile, Jr. travels to community centers around Columbia.
Learn about candidates running for county offices Recorder of Deeds, Collector, Presiding Commissioner and Division 5 Associate Circuit Judge as well as District 44 and 47 state representatives. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County. Refreshments at 6 p.m.
Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.
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.
Feeling lost on the Web? Get a refresher on Internet basics like performing simple searches to find information and navigating through links. Registration begins Wednesday, October 8.
Backup singers live in a world just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but who are they and what lives do they lead? Award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.