Playing with blocks develops a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Come to our block party to build, talk, explore and create together. Families, ages 2-6.
On board, you'll find books, music CDs and DVDs for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up materials you've requested online or over the phone.
At any age, playing with blocks and playing chess develop a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Bring school-age kids to this session to explore and play together. Ages 7 and older.
Every Saturday, November 15 through February 14, trained staff from one of four local community 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.
Genealogist and staff member Tim Dollens will teach you how to use Ancestry.com, Library Edition, an online tool available for free at the library. He'll discuss federal population schedules, immigration and military records, the Social Security Death Index and more, and he'll show you how to print these documents.
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.
Unleash your three-dimensional creative genius using LEGO bricks. Ages 5 and older.
Genealogist and staff member Tim Dollens will highlight some of the features of the genealogy database HeritageQuest, available free to library cardholders through www.dbrl.org. He will discuss the federal census, Freedman's Bank records, county and local histories and the Periodical Source Index, as well as giving you tips on how to navigate and print records.
At this workshop, children play games, sing, dance and act out books. Presented by TRYPS, Columbia's professional theater group for young audiences. Ages 3-8.
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.