Local musicians provide a musical backdrop at the Columbia Public Library on the first Sunday of every month. This month we present fiddler Howard Marshall.
Did you just buy a new Windows 8 computer and have no idea where to start? Come to our informal session to learn about the Windows 8 operating system and get pointers. You may bring in your laptop or device, or we can demonstrate with the library's equipment.
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, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.
Stop by with questions about using your Apple computer, iPad, iPhone or iPod touch. Staff can answer your questions with our equipment or you may bring your laptop or device.
Want to take your blogging to a higher level? Come learn about WordPress.com, a free online publishing platform where you can create a simple blog or a sophisticated website. Basic knowledge of the Internet and a WordPress.com account are required. Registration begins Tuesday, July 21.
Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of "Mrs. Queen Takes the Train," by William Kuhn. The queen decides to take an unscheduled vacation, causing problems for her royal attendants. They must find her and bring her back before her absence becomes a national scandal.
This month's sale features reference books, textbooks, foreign languages and Missouri Connections. First Wednesday sales offer some of the very best books that have been donated to the Friends. The Friends also conduct sales every Wednesday in the library lobby noon-3 p.m, and every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support library services.
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.
Learn the basics of the Mac operating system for desktops and laptops, including the essentials for using your MacBook, iMac or Mac Mini, using Apple's software for Internet browsing, email, music, photos, etc., and customizing your computer. There will be time to answer questions. Bringing your Mac laptop is optional. Registration begins Wednesday, July 22.
We welcome author Tim O'Mara to talk about "Dead Red" the third book in his gritty, street-wise crime series featuring Raymond Donne, a "beautifully flawed Brooklyn hero." This time, the schoolteacher gets drawn into the tangled affairs of an old friend who is a former cop and ex-Marine who served in Iraq. The series has been widely praised for the humanity of the characters and the Brooklyn atmosphere which is said to be "strong enough to bottle."