Programs on August 4, 2016
Learn at your own pace with these self-guided tutorials on the Windows operating system for beginners and intermediate users. An instructor will 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.
Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities for babies who are not walking confidently on their own yet. Parental participation is a must.
Enjoy songs, rhymes, big books and flannelboards. Kids up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) walking confidently on their own.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “Redeployment” by Phil Klay. This National Book Award winner takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, giving insight into what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.
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.
On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse visible from a large swath of the U.S., and Columbia will have a front row seat. This is the first total solar eclipse across the Midwest in nearly a century, and the first one to be seen from Missouri in several centuries. Dr. Angela Speck, professor of astrophysics and director of astronomy at MU, will explain why solar eclipses happen and how to observe them safely. Ages 6 and older.
Learn how to set up Skype, free software that allows you to make video calls to computers and mobile devices anywhere in the world. Basic computer knowledge and email account required. Registration begins Thursday, July 21.
Come play a life-size version of this classic board game as you and your children follow the rainbow path through a magical land of sweet surprises. Families.
Using the Shutterfly Photo Story app, learn how to create photo books. This class is for intermediate and advanced technology users. Bring your iPad and your Apple ID. Registration begins Thursday, July 21.
If your family lived in the United States in the 1860s, chances are you're related to someone who served in the Civil War. Perhaps your ancestor was among the 2.1 million men mustered into the Union army or the nearly 900,000 who were on the Confederate side. Or, maybe she was one of the women who served as a scout, nurse, spy or even one of the several hundred women who, disguised as men, fought in the battles. Professional genealogist and speaker Kathleen Brandt will share her insights, uncover hidden resources and provide valuable tips for the researcher.