Gale McRoberts, a Johnson County master gardener and an artist, will talk about the Monet Garden at the Overland Park Arboretum, which uses color and design elements from Claude Monet's work to create a unique gardening style. She will take us on a virtual tour of Monet's garden in Giverny, France and the one at Overland Park. Chris "Woody" Starbuck, former professor of horticulture at MU and extension specialist, will talk about gardening in the shade with native plants and shrubs. Presented by the Discovery Garden Club. Light refreshments served.
On board, you'll find books, music CDs, DVDs and other services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up materials you've requested online or over the phone.
Interact with family, friends and the world at large by creating a blog. Learn about popular blogging platforms such as WordPress and Blogger, and make your voice known to your community or to anyone on the Internet. To get started with Blogger, an active Gmail account is required. Registration begins Monday, January 12.
Learn about online resources to help you write cover letters and develop a professional résumé showcasing your skills, experience and education. Basic computer skills required. Registration begins Monday, January 12.
Professional staff and volunteers will discuss the basics of starting a new business venture, including legal structures, licensing, insurance, small business loan options and other resources. Co-sponsored by the Regional Economic Development, Inc. and the University of Missouri Small Business & Technology Development Center. Call 884-8087 to register.
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.
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, January 13.
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.
A representative from the Columbia Social Security Office will show you how to create an account, estimate future benefits, manage or apply for benefits and get advice on many other topics, including SSI, disability, name change and Missouri Medicare benefits — all online. At 2 p.m., we will move to the computers in the library's Training Center, where you will get assistance in creating your personal account. This program is repeated on February 11.
On board, you'll find a full array of library materials and services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up materials you've requested online or over the phone.