Programs on October 9, 2015

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.

Drop-in Internet and Computer Assistance
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

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.

The Genealogical Society of Central Missouri Celebrates 40 Years
Columbia Public Library, Virginia G. Young Room

The first meeting of the newly formed Genealogical Society of Central Missouri was held at the Columbia Public Library on Oct. 9, 1975. Members continued to hold their monthly meetings in the library until they moved to the Walters-Boone County Historical Society building 25 years ago. To celebrate the past 40 years, GSCM members will share some of their history and accomplishments. Refreshments will be served.

The Heroes of Rick Riordan
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

We learned this summer that “Every Hero Has a Story.” Rick Riordan has created lots of heroes in his Percy Jackson series and his Heroes of Olympus series. Celebrate these heroes with trivia, crafts and games. We'll also celebrate Riordan's newest series, Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard. Costumes welcome — Greek, Roman, Norse or other! Ages 9-14, parents welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, September 22.

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