Programs on March 12, 2015

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.

Bookmobile Stop at Hallsville
Hallsville, City Hall

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

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.

Author Luis Alberto Urrea
Columbia, Benton Bingham Ballroom, Memorial Union N214/215

Luis Alberto Urrea, the son of a Mexican father and an American mother, uses his dual-culture life experiences to explore themes of love, loss, and triumph. Urrea is the author of fourteen books, including "The Devil’s Highway," a nonfiction account of Mexican immigrants at the U.S. border, and the historical novels "The Hummingbird’s Daughter" and "Queen of America." "The Devil’s Highway" won the Lannan Literary Award and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. Urrea is currently a professor of creative writing at the University of Illinois-Chicago. His visit is part of the Visiting Writer Series from the University of Missouri Creative Writing Program.

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