Bring your little one for some quality parent/child time. Meet other parents and children, explore literacy activites and get ideas for what you can do at home to develop learning skills. Because this program is very popular, we ask you to please plan on dropping in for 30 minutes. Birth to age 4.
Drop in to ask questions about researching your family history.
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, October 13.
Many countries and cultures have ghostly traditions. All Hallows' Eve was an unsettled time of the year in pagan and early Christian Europe. As the days shortened, bonfires and other rituals took place because supernatural beings might be about at night. Mary Barile, author of "The Haunted Boonslick" and "Forgotten Tales of Missouri" will tell us more about how European folk traditions and Native American beliefs gave rise to a wealth of American ghost stories. Teens and adults
This concert is a sing-along, dance-along, "do-along" event! Dubbed the "Pied Piper of children's music," Miss Carole Stephens is a nationally renowned music specialist. Her cross-curricular shows with accompanist Clarence Goodman encourage everyone from the youngest child to the oldest adult to join in the show with singing, dancing and rhythmic movement. Ages 2-7.
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.
Loaded with books and other materials for kids and parents to check out, Bookmobile, Jr. visits community centers around Columbia.
Are you or a loved one trying to watch your salt intake for a healthy heart? Learn from registered dietitian Laurie Knauf how to read food labels, decipher grocery store information and use cooking techniques for lowering sodium intake. Join us for a scavenger hunt activity and try recipe samples. Presented by the Central Missouri Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Enjoy big books, stories, songs and puppets. Ages 2 1/2 (30 mos.) to 5 with a parent.
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.