Programs on May 7, 2015

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 “Gone Girl” by Gillian Flynn. On the morning of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick's wife Amy suddenly disappears and Nick is an immediate suspect. Amy's friends reveal that she was afraid of him and kept secrets from him, which he swears isn't true. A police examination of his computer shows strange searches which he says aren't his. But then there are the persistent calls on his mobile phone. So what really happened to Nick's beautiful wife?

Bookmobile Stop at Auxvasse
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.

Digital Playground: Sound and Music
Columbia Public Library, Studio

This new program series is designed to spark children's creativity using technology and exploratory play. Today, we'll create a drawing with sounds using the app "Singing Fingers." You can talk, sing or play an assortment of musical instruments to record your sound-drawing and then play it back by touching it. Ages 7-9 with a parent. Registration begins Tuesday, April 21.

Becoming a Beekeeper, Part 3
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

Local beekeeper Deborah Reed will discuss the various phases of beekeeping. In this last of three sessions, you'll learn about harvesting honey and getting the bees ready for winter. We'll sample honey, too!

New Salem Cemetery Tour
Ashland, New Salem Cemetery, 12721 South Highway 63, Ashland

Join us for a walking tour of the New Salem Cemetery to learn about the art and history of cemeteries as well as notable people from Ashland's past. Co-sponsored by Southern Boone County Historical Society. Meet at the cemetery. Canceled if raining. All ages. If you're under 12, please bring a grown-up.

Growing Up in Cold War Russia
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Writer and DBRL librarian Svetlana Grobman, will talk about her memoir, "The Education of a Traitor: A Memoir of Growing Up in Cold War Russia," a poignant story of a naive Soviet girl who learns how to survive in a country built on "lies, repression and anti-Semitism."

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