Come by the library and browse hundreds of used books. Hardbacks are $1 and paperbacks are only 50¢! All proceeds benefit library programs and services. You can donate your gently-used books at the library anytime during regular business hours.
Every Saturday through January 30, trained staff from one of four local agencies will help you review health insurance plans, choose one that meets your needs and assist you with enrollment. Participating agencies are the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, Central Missouri Community Action, the Family Health Center and the Primaris Foundation. Walk-ins welcome.
Genealogist and staff member Tim Dollens will teach you how to use Ancestry.com, Library Edition, an online genealogy tool available for free at the library. He'll discuss federal population schedules, immigration and military records, the Social Security Death Index and more, and show you how to print these documents.
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.
Learn some Spanish and French while we read big books, listen to stories, dance to songs and play with puppets. Presented by educators from The Language Tree. [Disfrute de los libros grandes, historias, canciones y títeres. Venez écouter des histoires, chansons et assister á un spectacle de marionnettes en français.] Families, ages 2-6.
Dialogue is essential to any work of fiction. Being able to craft a character's voice that is both identifiable and idiosyncratic is a huge step in building dynamic character and plotlines. We will explore the uses of dialogue in fiction, as well as the difference between text and subtext, answer questions about crafting a character's voice, when a character should speak or not speak and how to use dialect effectively. Workshop presenter Gordon Sauer is director of the Quarry Heights Writer's Workshop and teaches in the Department of English at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Registration begins Wednesday, December 30.
Working on a digital scrapbook? Interested in making your own home movie? Want to know more about using your digital camera? Need help transferring photos from your phone to a flash drive? Make an appointment for a 30-minute session today to get technical help on these topics or with other digital projects. Mac or PC help is available. Registration begins Saturday, January 2.