DBRL Programs

Teach Yourself With Lynda.com
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Get an introduction to our online learning service through Lynda.com. You now have access to thousands of award-winning online classes and tutorials on technical skills, creative techniques and business strategies. For this class, you'll need your library card number and an email address. Basic internet knowledge required. Registration begins Wednesday, July 20.

One Read Mini Memoir Writing Contest

In this year’s One Read selection, George Hodgman tells the story of returning to Paris, Missouri, after working for years in New York City to take care of his aging mother. Hodgman shares some of the memories, events and conversations that formed the man he is today. Taking inspiration from “Bettyville,” we invite you to write a personal essay of 250 words or less — a mini memoir — that recalls a pivotal moment, event or interaction that significantly shaped your personality, crystallized your worldview or otherwise echoed through the years of your life. The memory you choose may be a monumental moment — like the birth of a child or loss of a loved one — or seemingly small, but it should be a moment that stands for something important and from which you learned something about yourself. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be published online and the winners will receive book store gift cards. Participants must be age 16 or older and residents of Boone or Callaway County. Submit your entry September 1-26 at oneread.dbrl.org or at any library or bookmobile.

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