Programs on April 9, 2015
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.
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.
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.
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.
Interact with family, friends and the world at large by creating a blog. Learn about popular blogging platforms such as WordPress and Blogger, and make your voice known to your community or to anyone on the Internet. To get started with Blogger, an active Gmail account is required. Registration begins Thursday, March 26.
The genealogy database HeritageQuest now includes complete U.S. census data from 1930 and 1940 and is getting a redesign, too. Join genealogist and staff member Tim Dollens for a tour of this improved tool which is available free to library cardholders through www.dbrl.org.
Advances in technology are rapidly transforming how we communicate and learn. This is also true for early literacy efforts. Chip Donohue, Ph.D., a nationally recognized expert on technology use in early childhood education, will highlight some current research findings, best practices and big ideas on this topic. Educators and parents will get valuable guidance on how technology can promote healthy child development, early learning and early literacy. Donohue is a senior fellow at the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and Children’s Media and director of the TEC Center at the Erickson Institue, a graduate school for child development. He is also the editor of the new book "Technology and Digital Media in the Early Years." This presentation is supported by the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State.
Dramaturg Will Palmer will explore the genre known as restoration comedy and talk about the updated version of "The Beaux' Strategem," adapted by Thornton Wilder and Ken Ludwig. MU actors will join him for a staged reading and a Q&A. First produced in London in 1707, the show follows two rascally but charming fortune-hunters who don disguises to woo wealthy women, then find themselves lured by real love. The MU Theatre production of this show runs April 16-18, 23-26 at the Rhynsburger Theatre. Find information about tickets and MU’s theatre season at www.theatre.missouri.edu. Adults.