Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.
Bring your baby/toddler for songs, rhymes and activities. Birth to 36 months. Older siblings welcome.
Kids and parents will enjoy stories, songs and simple crafts. Ages 3-5.
These monthly story times incorporate music, books, participation and more. Adults with a caregiver.
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.
In part one, on Nov. 11, instructor Hanna Klachko introduced tiles and rules for the American version of this ancient game. Today, learn about game play and have an opportunity to practice. If you are somewhat familiar with the game and haven't played in a while, this will be an excellent review.
Loaded with books and other materials for kids and parents to check out, Bookmobile, Jr. travels to community centers around Columbia.
Enjoy songs, rhymes, big books and flannelboards. Babies and toddlers up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) with a parent.
Genealogist Tim Dollens will share information and library resources for those interested in tracing their family ancestry.
During the time of westward expansion in the U.S., Mid-Missouri artist George Caleb Bingham made several paintings involving Native Americans, including "Fur Traders Descending the Missouri," c. 1845, which shows a half-Indian boy with his French father. Nineteenth-century viewers likely saw Bingham’s Native Americans as commentaries on race mixing, Manifest Destiny and the hazards of imperialism. Joan Stack, art curator at the State Historical Society of Missouri, will discuss the often overlooked political messages of these paintings by looking at related political cartoons and other popular culture images of the 1840s.