Loaded with books and other materials for kids and parents to check out, Bookmobile, Jr. travels to community centers around Columbia.
As a part of our One Read exploration of the 1930s, come immerse yourself in memorabilia from the 1930s. We'll have examples of favorite foods, clothing and toys as well as copies of front page articles from the Fulton Sun. There will also be a "Slang Wall" where you can try to match '30s slang terms to their intended meaning. Co-sponsored by the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society.
To celebrate 12 years of “Reading to Rover” at the library, the dogs and trainers of Ann Gafke's Teacher's Pet Drill Team will put on their dancing shoes and perform a freestyle musical show. Handlers will also share tips for children about dog safety. All ages.
Scholars from each of Columbia's college campuses will discuss our One Read book from their academic perspectives, then invite audience comment. We'll have Dr. Michael J. Polley, associate professor of history at Columbia College; Dr. Kate Berneking Kogut, playwright, screenwriter and associate professor of English/Creative Writing at Stephens College; and sports psychologist Dr. Matthew Martens, associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Missouri.
Learn how to set up Skype, free software that allows you to make video calls from and to computers and mobile devices anywhere in the world. Basic computer knowledge and email account required. Registration begins Tuesday, September 2.
Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.
During these unstructured sessions, use library computers to apply for a job, write a résumé, set up an email account, get help navigating the Internet, study for a test with "Learning Express Library" or sharpen your computer skills with our excellent self-guided tutorials. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse Tutorial, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.
These monthly story times incorporate music, books, participation and more. Adults with a caregiver.
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.
Tune in to KOPN 89.5 FM every weekday August 21-September 30 to hear the audiobook version of this year's One Read book and announcements on additional One Read programming.