Friends of the Columbia Public Library Lobby Book Sale
Saturday, April 19 › 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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.

Celebrate Local Authors Day
Saturday, April 19 › 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Meet some of Columbia’s local authors, writers and publicists at this day-long event. Gain insights from several short talks in the morning, then take part in break-out sessions, readings and a book fair in the afternoon. For a complete schedule of events or to sign up to participate in readings or the book fair, visit beginning March 17.

Jump Into Reading
Saturday, April 19 › 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Reading aloud to preschoolers improves their reading comprehension and vocabulary. Trained members of the Jumpstart Corps from the University of Missouri will read with small groups of children and parents in four 15-minute sessions, so you can drop by any time. Different books will be shared each session, and you may attend more than one if space allows. Ages 3-5 and parents.

Toddler Time
Monday, April 21 › 9:30-10 a.m.
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and big books just right for this age. Parental participation is a must. Kids up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) walking confidently on their own.

The Beginning Years
Monday, April 21 › 10-10:30 a.m.
Callaway County Public Library

Bring your baby for songs, rhymes and activities. Ages 24 months and younger.

Terrific Twos
Monday, April 21 › 10-10:30 a.m.
Callaway County Public Library

Join us for songs, stories and activities for parents and kids. Ages 24-36 months with families.

Drop-in Internet and Computer Assistance
Monday, April 21 › 10 a.m.-Noon
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

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, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.

Family Story Time
Monday, April 21 › 10-10:30 a.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library

Come join us for stories, songs and activities. Ages 3-5.

Baby, Oh, Baby
Monday, April 21 › 10:30-11 a.m.
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities for babies who are not walking confidently on their own yet. Parental participation is a must.

Janis and Spike Huff Concert
Monday, April 21 › 7-8 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Janis Huff is an up and coming folk musician on the hammered dulcimer circuit. Her first dulcimer was a whim purchase, but it quickly turned into a passion that ultimately earned her first place in the 2008 Southern Regional Hammered Dulcimer Competition. Spike plays a variety of stringed instruments, his favorites being the guitar and fiddle. Their new recording, "Just Like Old Times," includes "Back of the Moon," a hammered dulcimer instrumental by Janis and "Ten Miles on a Wagon Seat," an original vocal by Spike. Adults and teens.

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