Programs on February 5, 2014

AARP Free Tax Aide
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

AARP volunteers offer free, confidential help with income taxes and Missouri Property Tax Credits to people with middle to low incomes, giving special attention to those aged 60 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 be present to 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.

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 “The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates” by Wes Moore. The author was completing his studies at Johns Hopkins University and had just been named a Rhodes Scholar when he happened upon a newspaper article about another Wes Moore who was on his way to prison for armed robbery and the killing of an off-duty policeman. Stunned at their shared name and early origins, Moore contacted the other man and began a long relationship, determined to understand the factors and choices that led them to such vastly different fates. Moore ends the book with a call to action and a detailed resource guide.

Bookmobile Stop at Auxvasse
Bookmobile, Auxvasse, Security Bank parking lot

On board, you'll find a full array of library materials and services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up materials you've requested online or over the phone.

Teach Yourself With
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Want to learn new things, but don’t have the time to attend a class? Our new lyndaLibrary service lets you learn from anywhere using any computer or device! All you need is your library card to get access to thousands of award-winning online classes and tutorials from Topics range from graphic design, photography, animation, video gaming and music production to computer programming, business, education and more. Get an introduction to the service at this short program. Registration begins Thursday, January 22.

"Frozen" Fun
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Enjoy games and crafts featuring your favorite "Frozen" characters. Build your own miniature snowman, make an Elsa tiara or Sven antlers and more! Ages 4-12. Registration begins Tuesday, January 20.

Drop-in Mac Help
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

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.

Town Meeting With Legislators
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

This annual event provides an opportunity to hear from our state legislators about the current legislative session and to ask them questions. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County. Refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.

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