Programs in Columbia
Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and big books just right for this age. Parental participation is a must. Kids up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) walking confidently on their own.
Stop by with questions about using your Apple computer, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Library staff will offer brief one-on-one help and answers on any Mac topic. You may bring in your laptop or device, or we can demonstrate with the library's equipment.
Unleash your three-dimensional creative genius using Lego bricks, markers and paper. Ages 5 and older.
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.
Bring your little one for some quality parent/child time. Meet other parents and children, explore literacy activites and get ideas for what you can do at home to develop learning skills. Because this program is very popular, we ask you to please plan on dropping in for 30 minutes. Birth to age 4.
The City of Columbia's Lunch in the Park program provides enrichment, recreation and a daily lunch to students and community residents each summer. The bookmobile will visit every Monday, June 16 through August 4. Call the Voluntary Action Center at (573) 874-2273 for more information about Lunch in the Park.
Come learn about Universal Class, an online library service that allows you to take any of 500+ free online courses on topics ranging from accounting, photography and landscaping to event planning, business management and writing. The courses are taught by real instructors, but you have Web-based, 24/7 access, so you can study on your own time. Basic computer skills and a library card required. Registration begins Monday, July 14.
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, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.
Witness King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table in the legendary story of the sword and the stone. Arthur, the knights and the wizard Merlin must battle their adversaries, Morgan le Fay and her son Mordred, for the rights to Camelot and the sword Excalibur. Through our play, we hope to encourage children to stand up for what is right and overcome their fears. The play is performed by two actors, each playing several roles, with an emphasis on audience participation. If time allows a Q&A will follow. Ages 6 and older with parent.