Programs on January 7, 2015

March Madness Teen Book Tournament

At the library, March Madness begins in January when you can start voting for this year's teen book champion. Starting January 7, check out our list of the 32 most popular teen books at You'll vote for your favorites in each round until you narrow the list to one Mid-Missouri teen book champion. Each time you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes like free book sets or a Barnes & Noble gift card. You have until February 21 to vote for the Sweet Sixteen at your library or at Starting in March, you can vote each week to pick the Elite Eight, the Final Four, the Top Two and the champion! Ages 12 and older.

Self-Guided Computer Tutorials
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

Learn at your own pace with these self-guided tutorials on the Windows operating system for beginners and intermediate users. An instructor will get you started and answer questions. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse Tutorial, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. Please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.

Baby, Oh, Baby
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities for babies who are not walking confidently on their own yet. Parental participation is a must.

Toddler Time
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

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.

First Thursday Book Discussion
Columbia Public Library, Virginia G. Young Room

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Boo illuminates the difficulties of life in Annawadi, a poor settlement in the shadow of luxurious hotels in Mumbai, India. The author relates the struggles of a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother and a young scrap metal thief as their efforts to build better lives are challenged by economic, religious and caste tensions.

Drop-in Apple Help
Columbia Public Library, Studio

Stop by with questions about using your Apple computer, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Staff can answer your questions with our equipment, or you may bring your laptop or device.

Bookmobile Stop at Auxvasse
Auxvasse, Security Bank parking lot

On board, you'll find books, music, DVDs and other services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up items you've requested online or over the phone.

Southern Boone County Public Library

Join us for basic chess instruction and a chance to play one of the world's oldest games at this drop-in program. Ages 11 and older.

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