Enjoy stories, songs, fingerplays, flannelboards and big books just right for this age. Parental participation is a must. Kids up to age 2 1/2 (30 mos.) walking confidently on their own.
Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities for babies who are not walking confidently on their own yet. Parental participation is a must. Babies not walking confidently
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 on how to use it. You may bring in your laptop or device, or we can demonstrate with the library's equipment.
Learn about the history of cemeteries, funeral practices and spooky superstitions during this atmospheric walking tour of the Columbia Cemetery. Meet in the lobby. Canceled if raining. All ages. Those 12 and under, please bring an adult with you.
Come learn about Universal Class, an online library service that allows you to take any of 500+ free online courses on topics ranging from accounting, photography and landscaping to event planning, business management and writing. The courses are taught by real instructors, but you have Web-based, 24/7 access, so you can study on your own time. Basic computer skills and a library card required. Registration begins Monday, October 6.
Learn about the upcoming open enrollment period for making changes to an existing plan or find out how to enroll for the first time in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Presented by representatives of local agencies which provide certified counselors to assist with enrollment.
"Read for the Record" is an annual reading celebration sponsored by Jumpstart to raise awareness about the importance of early literacy. Stop by any library on Tuesday, Oct. 21 to read "Bunny Cakes" by Rosemary Wells with your preschooler. We'll keep a tally of all the readers we see at our libraries with this book and send it in to be a part of this worldwide effort. For more information about Jumpstart see www.jstart.org  or stop by one of their programs at the Columbia Public Library. Can’t make it in? You can take part by reading the book for free at We Give Books (www.wegivebooks.org ), a free digital reading initiative by Penguin and the Pearson Foundation. Each of our libraries is also hosting related activities on this day; check separate listings for times.
All over the world today, parents and preschoolers are reading "Bunny Cakes" by Rosemary Wells. Drop in at these times for related activities at the Columbia Public Library.
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.
Learn the basics of the Mac operating system for desktop and laptop users. We'll talk about the essentials of using your MacBook, iMac, or Mac mini including Apple's software for Internet browsing, email, music, photos, etc., and how to customize your computer to your needs. There will also be time to answer questions. Bringing your Mac laptop is optional. Registration begins Tuesday, October 7.