Programs in Columbia
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 2015, with a parent. No siblings, please. Registration begins Tuesday, April 7.
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.
Every Saturday during the extended enrollment period, March 15 through April 30, trained staff from local 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.
In honor of Arbor Day, plant a native Missouri tree. You can pick up a free tree seedling from the Missouri Department of Conservation today at the library. Horticulturalist Alan Helland will be on hand to teach you how to select, plant and care for your young tree.
Join us to hear from this critically acclaimed author about her latest novel, "A Dark Gamble," a western based on the epic of Gilgamesh and set in one of her favorite places, New Mexico. Gladys Swan has published two novels, "Carnival for the Gods" and "Ghost Dance" (nominated for the PEN/Faulkner Award), as well as seven collections of short fiction. Her poetry, essays and short stories have appeared in many literary magazines and anthologies, and her paintings have adorned the covers of many books and magazines as well.
Nurture your child’s interest in reading, visual literacy, creative thinking and language development. This session, Dr. Seuss’s book “The 500 Hats of Bartholomew Cubbins” will provide inspiration for an art project involving kids in active looking, listening, imagining and creating. Presented by the Columbia Art League. Ages 5-9. Registration begins Tuesday, April 7.
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.
Drop in to ask questions about researching your family history.
Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities for babies who are not walking confidently on their own yet. Parental participation is a must. Babies not walking confidently.
Dana and Susan Robinson are guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music reveals their deep understanding of America's musical heritage. Their genius lies in their ability to capture your imagination and evoke a transformative reaction that touches on your deepest humanity. They'll make you howl with laughter or sit quietly in poignant reflection as they take you on their musical journey. Find out more about them at www.robinsongs.com. Adults and teens.