For many of us, summer vacation is drawing to an end, and the new school year is just around the corner. Before you start packing those backpacks, there is one last major event to celebrate this summer – the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro! Here are some fun facts to share with your children about the Summer … Continue reading “Winning Books for the Summer Olympics”
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Library Summer Reading is all about creating a better world this year. Help us encourage other kids to dream, create, have fun and read this summer! Design a bookmark based on the theme, “Build a Better World.” We’ll print the winning bookmarks and share them at the libraries.
The first national Martin Luther King Jr. holiday was observed in 1986, although at that time only 17 states had official King holidays. The intent of the holiday is to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. King and remind ourselves of the ideals for which he fought. Observance of a holiday for decades risks … Continue reading “Literary Links: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Civil Rights Movement”
If you’re interested in viewing rare and hard-to-find classics, independent films and foreign flicks, the library’s new streaming service is your ticket.
Just like books, film has the power to inform and inspire. Each month at the Columbia Public Library, we offer a free screening of a thought-provoking documentary to help our community delve deeper into contemporary issues. Through this series, we frequently show films that have been celebrated by the True/False Film Fest as well as other highly-acclaimed … Continue reading “Center Aisle Cinema”
Last night, our monthly book club met, and once again, it was full of fun, energy, discussion and lots of laughter. Each month I come away with such a sense of gratitude for being a part of this group, and I wish everyone could have this experience. You see, our book club is completely made … Continue reading “Book Clubs: The Community They Create and Resources to Start Your Own”
Congratulations to Linda, a Callaway County Public Library patron, for winning our ninth Adult Summer Reading prize drawing of the summer. She is the recipient of a $25 gift card from Well Read Books. There is only one drawing left to go this summer, but you can still submit book reviews to increase your chances of winning. … Continue reading “Ninth Summer Reading Gift Card Winner!”
Congratulations to Naidra, a Southern Boone County Public Library patron, for winning our eighth Adult Summer Reading prize drawing of the summer. She is the recipient of a $25 gift card from Barnes & Noble. Adult Summer Reading is winding down, but you can still submit book reviews to increase your chances of winning one of … Continue reading “Eighth Summer Reading Gift Card Winner!”
Congratulations to Beth D. of Columbia on winning our seventh Adult Summer Reading 2016 prize drawing. She is the recipient of a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. We have only two drawings remaining this summer, so make sure you turn in any last minute book reviews to increase your chance of winning and keep … Continue reading “Seventh Adult Summer Reading Gift Card Winner!”
Congratulations to Andrew of Ashland on winning our sixth Adult Summer Reading 2016 prize drawing. He is the recipient of a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card. If you have not registered for the library’s Adult Summer Reading program, you can still do so online or by visiting any of our locations. Once you sign up, you are automatically entered in the prize … Continue reading “Sixth Summer Reading Gift Card Winner!”