Summer Family Story Time

Wednesday, August 23 › 10-10:30 a.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

Have fun learning with stories, songs, puppets and more on select dates through the summer.

Ages 2 ½ (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.

Registration: Not required.

Friends of the Columbia Public Library Lobby Book Sale

Wednesday, August 23 › Noon-3 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Lobby

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.

Registration: Not required.

Brick Builders

Wednesday, August 23 › 12:30-2 p.m.

Southern Boone County Public Library

Unleash your creative genius with LEGO bricks and challenge cards. Depending on which card you pick, you might build a vehicle, an animal or a building. Are you up for the challenge?

Ages 5 and older.

Registration: Not required.

Bookmobile Stop at Harrisburg

Wednesday, August 23 › 1:30-7 p.m.

Harrisburg, Lions Club Park

On board, you'll find books, music, DVDs and other services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up items you've requested online or over the phone.

Registration: Not required.

Sphero-nauts

Wednesday, August 23 › 5:30-7 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Gene Martin Secret Garden

Sphero is a robotic ball that easily and playfully introduces the basic concepts of computer programming. At this session, young engineers will create their own abstract masterpiece using paint and computer code. Canceled if raining.

Ages 10-14.

Registration: Begins Tuesday, August 8.

iPhone and iPad Basics

Wednesday, August 23 › 6-8 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Studio

Learn to navigate the home screen, manage apps and connect to the internet using your Apple iPhone or iPad. Bring your mobile device, Apple ID and password.

Registration: Begins Wednesday, August 9.

Self-Guided Computer Tutorials

Thursday, August 24 › 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

Learn at your own pace with these self-guided tutorials on the Windows operating system for beginners and intermediate users. An instructor will get you started and answer questions. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse Tutorial, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. Please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.

Registration: Not required.

Baby, Oh, Baby

Thursday, August 24 › 9:30-10 a.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities.

Parents with babies not yet walking confidently on their own.

Registration: Not required.

Toddler Time

Thursday, August 24 › 10:30-11 a.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and big books.

Kids up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) walking confidently on their own.

Registration: Not required.

Selling Online

Thursday, August 24 › 2-4 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Learn the basics of selling your stuff on three popular websites — eBay, Craigslist and Etsy. We recommend first taking "Internet Basics."

Registration: Begins Thursday, August 10.

Bookmobile Stop at Rocheport

Thursday, August 24 › 3-6:30 p.m.

Rocheport, 2nd & Central Sts.

Climb on board where you'll find books, music, DVDs and other services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up items you've requested online or over the phone.

Registration: Not required.

Friends of the Callaway County Public Library Lobby Book Sale

Thursday, August 24 › 4:30-6 p.m.

Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

Come by the library and browse a large selection of used books. Children’s books are 25¢, mass-market paperbacks are 50¢ and hardbacks and large paperbacks are $1. All proceeds benefit library programs and services. Donate your gently used books at the library anytime during regular business hours.

Registration: Not required.

Anne McCue Concert

Thursday, August 24 › 7-8 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Born in Australia but making her musical reputation in the U.S., bluesy songstress and multi-instrumentalist Anne McCue has toured the world playing in concert halls, pubs and festivals, including a formative year in Vietnam, a tour with the Lilith Fair and many years as part of L.A.'s roots music scene. Now based in East Nashville, she has recorded six acclaimed albums. Don't miss her great guitar work, compelling songs and eclectic set list.

Adults and teens.

Registration: Not required.

Drop-in Tech Help

Friday, August 25 › 2-4 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Stop by with questions about your Apple, Android or Windows computer or device. Our computer lab will also be open for you to work on your résumé, submit an online job application or improve your computer skills with one of our self-guided tutorials.

Registration: Not required.

Brick Builders

Friday, August 25 › 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

Unleash your creative genius with LEGO bricks.

Ages 5 and older.

Registration: Not required.

Return to Hogwarts

Friday, August 25 › 7-9 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Join us for an adults-only evening celebrating Harry Potter! This after-hours program will feature book and movie trivia, wizarding refreshments and magical crafts. Costumes encouraged! (No underage wizards, please!)

Adults, ages 18 and older.

Registration: Begins Tuesday, August 1.

Brick Builders

Saturday, August 26 › 9:30-11:30 a.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

Unleash your creative genius with LEGO bricks.

Ages 5 and older.

Registration: Not required.

Studio One-on-One

Saturday, August 26 › 9:30-10 a.m. · 10:15-10:45 a.m. · 11-11:30 a.m. · 11:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. · 12:30-1 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Studio

Schedule a 30-minute appointment to get personalized assistance with your technology questions. We can answer questions related to Apple, Android and Windows computers and devices. Please have a specific question in mind when you register. It will help us prepare in advance.

Registration: Begins Saturday, August 12.

Friends of the Columbia Public Library Lobby Book Sale

Saturday, August 26 › 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Lobby

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.

Registration: Not required.

Saturday Special Book Sale

Saturday, August 26 › Noon-2 p.m.

Southern Boone County Public Library

The Friends of the Southern Boone County Public Library will hold a book sale on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Get a free book bag (while supplies last), and fill it with as many books as it will hold for $5 per bag. All proceeds go to support library services

Registration: Not required.