Bring your little one for some quality parent/child time. Meet other parents and children, read to your child and get ideas for activities you can do at home to develop learning skills. Ages 5 and younger.
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.
Is your computer running Windows 10 and you have no idea how it works? Sign up for a half-hour one-on-one session to learn about the Windows operating system and get pointers. You may bring in your laptop or device, or we can demonstrate with the library's equipment. Registration begins Monday, October 10.
Learn about the history of cemeteries, funeral practices and spooky superstitions during this atmospheric walking tour of the Jewell Cemetery State Historic Site. Meet at the cemetery. Canceled if raining. All ages. Those 12 and under, please bring an adult with you.
Join us as local author Carolyn Branch, born and raised in Mokane, shares insights and the history relating to her recently published book "Snakes in the Kitchen: A Memoir." A book signing follows. Presented in collaboration with the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society.
During National Novel Writing Month in November, writers challenge themselves to write a novel in just 30 days. If you're a newcomer, you'll benefit from this starter session. Learn how to sign up, prepare a plot or sketch out a plan before you start and get tips on writing your first draft. Find out about "write-ins" in the area and meet other creative people. We'll also host a special after-hours, write-in event at the Columbia library on November 11. Co-sponsored by the Columbia NaNoWriMo group. Refreshments served. Visit http://nanowrimo.org to learn more. Teens and adults.
Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.
Bring your baby or toddler for songs, rhymes and activities. Birth to 36 months. Older siblings welcome.
Kids and parents will enjoy stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 3-5.
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.