Storyteller Beth Horner: Our World Through Stories

Wednesday, March 21 › 10:30-11 a.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

Nationally acclaimed storyteller Beth Horner lived her early years on Sugar Grove Farm here in Boone County with a pet cow named Birthday Cake, a beagle named Favorite and a duck who thought he was a dog. Beth has performed at the National Storytelling Festival and on "Live From National Geographic". She's been awarded the National Storytelling Network's Circle of Excellence Award and has even taught NASA engineers how to tell stories. She's sure to have a story that will captivate your kiddos, too!

This show is especially for child care groups.

Registration: Begins Tuesday, March 6.

Animal Tales Presents: Animal Science

Wednesday, March 28 › 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Southern Boone County Public Library

The world has so many different types of animals! The educators of Animal Tales will explore the topic of biological classification by introducing you to different live animal guests. You'll meet a bird, a reptile, an amphibian, a mammal, an invertebrate and maybe even a fish! Kids will have a chance to interact with some animals and ask lots of questions.

This show is especially for child care groups. All ages.

Registration: Not required.

Animal Tales Presents: Animal Science

Thursday, March 29 › 10-10:45 a.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

The world has so many different types of animals! The educators of Animal Tales will explore the topic of biological classification by introducing you to different live animal guests. You'll meet a bird, a reptile, an amphibian, a mammal, an invertebrate and maybe even a fish! Kids will have a chance to interact with some animals and ask lots of questions.

This show is especially for child care groups. All ages.

Registration: Begins Tuesday, March 13.

Using the MOPD Toolbox to Manage Professional Development for Child Care Providers

Wednesday, April 4 › 6:30-8 p.m.

Columbia Public Library, Children’s Program Room

The OPEN Initiative supports quality professional development for child care providers. Staff from the OPEN Initiative will present an overview of the greater system (including system partners), as well as valuable information to consider when seeking professional development opportunities. DHSS-SCCR approved, 1.5 clock hours.

Please register on the Child Care Aware MO Workshop calendar at www.moworkshopcalendar.org. (Remember, you must have an MOPD-ID. If you need one: www.openinitiative.org.)

Kidcare Story Time

Wednesday, April 11 › 10:30-11 a.m.

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Enjoy stories, songs and puppets with a library flair.

For child care groups.

Registration: Begins Tuesday, March 20.