These monthly story times incorporate music, books, participation and more. Adults with a caregiver.
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.
In part one, on April 14, instructor Hanna Klachko introduced tiles and rules for the American version of this ancient game. Today, learn about game play and have an opportunity to practice. If you are somewhat familiar with the game and haven't played in a while, this will be an excellent review.
Stop by with questions about using your Apple computer, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Library staff will offer brief one-on-one help on any Mac topic. You may bring in your laptop or device, or we can demonstrate with the library's equipment.
Feeling lost on the Web? Get a refresher on Internet basics like performing simple searches to find information and navigating through links. Registration begins Tuesday, April 7.
Local beekeeper Deborah Reed will discuss the various phases of beekeeping. In the second session of this three-part series, she will talk about what to do when the bees arrive. The final program in the series will be May 7.
What is enough? How do we know what’s real and what’s illusion? What is death? Is it ever okay to lie? Where do we find real value? If you've ever questioned society’s assumptions, then come by and try out the Socrates Café. We'll have a discussion in the spirit of Christopher Phillips’ book "Socrates Café: A Fresh Taste of Philosophy." No preparation is required, just come with your questions and an open mind.
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.
A representative from the Columbia Social Security Office will show you how to create an account, estimate future benefits, manage or apply for benefits and get advice on many other topics, including SSI, disability, name change and Missouri Medicare benefits—all online. At 1:30 p.m., we will move to the computers in the library's Training Center, where you will get assistance in creating your personal account.
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.