The Missouri Building Block Picture Book Award, administered by the Missouri Library Association, is presented annually to the author and illustrator of the picture book voted the best by preschoolers in Missouri's public libraries. We'll read some of the nominees for this year's award and kids can vote for their favorite. Ages 2-5.
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.
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 about the library's digital services for borrowing eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies and TV shows. Bring your mobile device or laptop. Register for a 45-minute session. An active library card and email account are required. Adults. Registration begins Tuesday, November 25.
Loaded with books and other materials for kids and parents to check out, Bookmobile, Jr. visits community centers around Columbia.
The holiday season offers a great opportunity to gather family history and stories that can be recorded for future generations. Tim Dollens, Missouri State Genealogy Society president and library staff member, will provide tips about gathering information from family members. Co-sponsored with the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society. Refreshments provided.
Enjoy songs, rhymes, big books and flannelboards. Babies and toddlers up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) with a parent.
Using Google’s free Picasa software, learn to move digital images from your camera to a Windows computer or online album, do basic editing and share pictures. Windows computers only. Registration begins Tuesday, November 25.