As part of National Poetry Month in April, we invite Callaway County youth to submit original poems with a chance to win an award and have your work displayed at the Callaway County Public Library, Central Bank and at www.dbrl.org. Awards will be given in three age categories: 5-8, 9-12 and 13-18. Get entry forms at the library or bookmobile; entries are due April 14. An awards ceremony will be held at 6 p.m. on May 1 at the Callaway County Public Library. Co-sponsored by the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program.
Volunteer income tax counselors will offer free, confidential tax assistance to all taxpayers with middle to low incomes, giving special attention to those ages 60 and older. All tax returns will be e-filed when possible.
The Friends hold sales in the library lobby every Wednesday noon-3 p.m. and every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds support library services.
Unleash your three-dimensional creative genius using Lego bricks. Ages 5 and older.
Find books on gardening, pets, animals and women of mystery at this special sale. You can also buy books any time the Ashland library is open from the Friends' Book Cart.
» The program at 11 a.m. has been canceled.
At this theater workshop, children play games, sing, dance and act out books. Presented by TRYPS, Columbia's professional theater group for young audiences. Ages 3-12.
A trained navigator or certified application counselor will help you create a Health Insurance Marketplace account, compare plans and enroll in one that meets your needs. Walk-ins are welcome.
» The program at 1:30 p.m. has been canceled.
Some varieties of iris have now been bred to bloom more than once in a season. Reblooming irises are an exciting new possibility for iris hybridizers. Join Rose Kinnard, a reblooming iris specialist with the American Iris Society to learn more. Co-sponsored by the Show Me Iris Society.
Local musicians provide a musical backdrop at the Columbia Public Library on the first Sunday of every month. This month we present keyboardist Banastre Tarleton who plays Americana music.
Help us get ready for Summer Reading by designing an original bookmark based on either the teen theme, ”Spark a Reaction” or the kids’ theme, “Fizz Boom Read.” Winners’ artwork from each library will appear on bookmarks to be distributed late spring through summer. Please design two-dimensional artwork using crayons, markers or any other medium or create it on the computer. Photography is also acceptable, as long as it is your own! To get an entry form, go to kids.dbrl.org, your library or the bookmobile. Entry deadline is Monday, March 31. Ages 18 and younger.