Programs on January 14, 2013
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.
Interact with family, friends and the world at large by creating a blog. Learn about popular blogging platforms, such as WordPress and Blogger, and make your voice known to your community or to anyone on the Internet. To get started with Blogger, an active Gmail account is required. Registration begins Tuesday, December 31.
Loaded with books and other materials for kids and parents to check out, Bookmobile, Jr. visits community centers around Columbia.
Enjoy songs, rhymes, big books and flannelboards. Parental participation is a must. Babies and toddlers up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.).
Bring your family for a relaxed program where we'll read stories, sing songs and do an activity. Ages 2-5.
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.
Richard Gentry was the first mayor of Columbia and arguably its founder. By turns a military deserter, a land speculator, an accused murderer, a hired gun on the Santa Fe trail, a tavern keeper, a state senator, a horse-race gambler and a major general, he died in a Florida swamp fighting against the Seminoles. Presenter Doug Hunt will talk about Gentry's colorful life, back when Columbia was part of the Wild West and counted some fiery spirits among its citizens.
Genealogist Tim Dollens will answer your questions about researching family history. (Please enter through the back door.)