Programs on January 9, 2015

Ready, Set, Kindergarten
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

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 2016, with a parent. No siblings, please. Registration begins Tuesday, December 29.

Health Insurance Marketplace Enrollment
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Every Saturday through January 30, trained staff from one of four local agencies will help you review health insurance 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, the Family Health Center and the Primaris Foundation. Walk-ins welcome.

Personal Archiving
Columbia Public Library, Studio

Do you have different photos on your computer, digital device and Facebook account? These days, we must actively manage our digital keepsakes to preserve them for the next generation. Join us for tips on managing and protecting your digital documents as well as scanning and preserving hard-copy items. We'll conclude the program with a demonstration of the library's digitization equipment. Attendees will qualify for further hands-on instruction in using the scanning and digitizing equipment in the Studio, the library's digital lab. Registration begins Monday, December 14.

Friends of the Columbia Public Library Book Sale: Romance, Action and Thrillers
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Liven up your winter reading with some thrillers and action novels or warm up with new romances. These used books are for sale at adventurously low prices at this special two-day sale. All proceeds go to support library services.

Brick Builders
Southern Boone County Public Library

Unleash your creative genius with LEGO bricks. This month, show us what kind of creature you can put together. Kids of all ages.

Health Care Q&A
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

Health care advisers from Primaris Foundation and Central Missouri Community action will present information about the Affordable Health Care Act, answer questions and review health insurance plans.

"Wisdom From the Cup"
Columbia Public Library, Virginia G. Young Room

Nellie Symm-Gruender will talk about her collection of stories "Wisdom From the Cup" inspired by coffee cups acquired at various points in her lifetime as an emergency nurse, step-parent, sailor and blogger. Each short piece is accompanied by a whimsical illustration by Jessie Starbuck. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

My Journey to Happy Food
Columbia Public Library, Virginia G. Young Room

Kimber Reese is a chef with a diploma in nutrition who teaches yoga, runs a catering business, gives cooking demos and just published the "Happy Food Cookbook" with recipes that are all free from gluten, GMOs and processed sugar. Her goal is to use the knowledge she has acquired through schooling,and personal experience to help others reach their healthy goals. She will share her compelling personal story, and tell us about her journey to "Happy Food." Cookbooks will be available for purchase and signing.

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