Programs on May 18, 2016

Family Story Time
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.

Drop-in Apple Help
Columbia Public Library, Studio

Stop by with questions about using your Apple computer, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Staff can answer your questions with our equipment, or you may bring your laptop or device.

Friends of the Columbia Public Library Lobby Book Sale
Columbia Public Library, Lobby

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.

Bookmobile Stop at Holts Summit
Bookmobile, Holts Summit Plaza

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

Surf the Web Safely
Columbia Public Library, Training Center`

Fearful of phishing? Skeptical about your privacy and security? Puzzled by passwords? Soured by spam? Learn how to safeguard your information and protect yourself from online evil-doers. Registration begins Wednesday, May 4.

Basic Mac Skills
Columbia Public Library, Studio

Learn the basics of the Mac operating system for desktop and laptop users. We'll talk about the essentials of using your MacBook, iMac or Mac mini including Apple's software for Internet browsing, email, music, photos, etc., and how to customize your computer to your needs. There will also be time to answer questions. Bringing your Mac laptop is optional. Registration begins Wednesday, May 4.

Bookmobile, Jr. at Family Fun Fest
Columbia, Steinberg Playground, Cosmo Park, 1615 Business Loop 70 West

Visit Bookmobile, Jr. and enjoy music and art activities for the whole family. This month's theme is "Be Healthy, Be Kind." This special session sponsored by Putting Kids First and Children's Grove is focused on promoting kindness and mental health. The Family Fun Fest series is sponsored by Columbia Parks and Recreation, Columbia Convention and Visitors Bureau, KPLA 101.5 radio, KOMU TV8, Parent Link and Aetna.

Travel Writer Patrick Dobson
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Tired of an unfulfilling life in Kansas City, Patrick Dobson left his job and set off on foot across the Great Plains to Helena, Montana, where he bought a canoe and set off on an adventure to reset the trajectory of his life. In "Canoeing the Great Plains: A Missouri River Summer," he recounts how he, as a novice canoeist, faced the Missouri River at peak flood stage and how the river and the people he met gave him a new lease on life. He is now a celebrated travel writer, historian and ironworker. Copies of his book will be available for purchase and signing.

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