Jump to: Utility Bill Assistance | Energy Saving Measures Utility Bill Assistance Boone Electric Cooperative – Filing for an Extension Information on filing for an extension for bill payment. Budget Billing – City of Columbia Program available to City of Columbia utility customers to even out their energy costs by paying the same amount each … Continue reading “Utility Bill Assistance & Energy Saving Guide”
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December 15, 2016 marked the 225th anniversary of the Bill of Rights. To celebrate this momentous occasion, the Columbia Public Library is presenting a display about the Bill of Rights. The Bill of Rights display is made possible by Missouri Humanities Council in partnership with the National Archives. What is the Bill of Rights, and why is … Continue reading “We the Kids”
Author William Claassen will be speaking about his new book “Risks” on September 14 at the Columbia Public Library. One of Columbia’s many nationally recognized authors, Claassen has authored four books and one play in the last two decades, along with numerous articles. “Risks” is Claassen’s first true memoir, recounting a life spent traveling, learning … Continue reading “Author William Claassen”
The words “weather” and “climate” are often used interchangeably. But while they both tell us something about what to expect when we head out the door and help us answer important questions such as, “Is this a good weekend to go camping?” they are far from synonymous terms. Merriam Webster distinguishes between the two in this way: weather is … Continue reading “Weather vs. Climate…and What About Climate Change?”
If you have ever made the drive to St. Louis from Columbia, you might have noticed a house that has been deteriorating for at least the last 30 years. I have watched it over the years as I drive back and forth; each time it is a little more dilapidated. It used to have a … Continue reading “Ghost Towns: Escaping Into the Past”
An important part of your History Day project will be finding and learning from primary sources, documents created during the time period being studied by people who lived then. The books listed below allow you to view primary sources by topic or time period. Most of these titles are located at the Columbia Public Library. Please note … Continue reading “Print Primary Resources”
Maybe you’re doing genealogy research, looking into a sensitive legal issue or checking out a torrid romance novel. There are details of your library use that you may prefer to keep from the prying eyes of strangers, neighbors, co-workers or even family.
New books for the New Year! Here is the latest LibraryReads list, the top 10 books publishing in January 2016 that librarians across the country recommend. The list includes new novels from Elizabeth Strout (“Olive Kitteridge“) and Melanie Benjamin (“The Aviator’s Wife“), as well as nonfiction from the incomparable Bill Bryson (“A Walk in the Woods“)! … Continue reading “Top 10 Books Librarians Love: The January 2016 List”
Sunday, January 28 › 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room
Saturday, February 17 › 1-3 p.m.
Southern Boone County Public Library