We had a great time hosting Life-Size Candy Land at our Columbia and Fulton library branches! We had almost 400 people come through the giant game board at the Columbia Public Library alone, and we would like to thank you for coming and sharing in our magical land of sweet surprises. If you missed the Life-Size Candy Land in … Continue reading “Life-Size Candy Land”
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Here is a new DVD list highlighting various titles recently added to the library’s collection. “Cartel Land” Website / Reviews / Trailer Playing last year at the True/False Film Fest, this film is a riveting, on-the-ground look at the journeys of two modern-day vigilante groups and their shared enemy – the murderous Mexican drug cartels. Filmmaker Matthew Heineman gives viewers … Continue reading “New DVD List: Cartel Land & More”
Jump to: Library Resources | Guides to Getting Started | Birth, Marriage & Death Records | Cemetery, Obituary & Tombstone Records | Census | Judicial, Military & Land Records | Immigration Records | Organizations | Other Helpful Websites Library Resources Heritage Quest Search the US census 1790-1940, selected Revolutionary War Records, a variety of local … Continue reading “Genealogy Guide”
Saturday, February 25 › 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room
What do stuffed animals do when you turn out the lights? Last week 22 stuffed animals attended the Stuffed Animal Sleepover program at the Columbia Public Library. After a special stuffed animal story time, kids tucked their stuffies into bed, gave them one last kiss goodnight and turned out the lights. All the stuffies promised … Continue reading “Stuffed Animal Sleepover”
Saturday, March 4 › 10-11 a.m.
Callaway County Public Library
Every January the American Library Association (ALA) hosts its annual Youth Media Awards Press Conference. At this time, authors and illustrators of children’s and young adult literature are recognized for the amazing works they have published over the last year. The most recognized book this year was the most recent installment of the graphic novel series, “March.” This three-book … Continue reading “2017 ALA Youth Media Awards”
It’s been a tough election season. No matter who you ended up supporting, I’m sure you are glad that we have four whole years before the next presidential election cycle. I know I’m exhausted from all the negativity, and I am looking forward to getting lost in something more comforting. Here are some cozy, feel-good … Continue reading “Literary Links: Heartwarming Reads”
Lauren Williams, Public Services Librarian Parent-child relations can be choppy waters in the best of circumstances. Throw in differences in lifestyles or belief systems, and the whole family boat can tip. This year’s selection for One Read, the library’s community-wide reading program, is “Bettyville” by George Hodgman (Viking, 2015), which examines the fierce love and … Continue reading “Literary Links: One Read 2016”
Happy Birthday, National Park Service! The weather is warming up, school is coming to a close, and we are making plans for the summer! What a great time to visit one of the National Park Service’s 411 sites, including 59 national parks. The National Park Service, under the Department of the Interior, manages memorials, seashores, … Continue reading “Happy 100th, National Park Service!”