If you like to save articles from a favorite magazine, need some new decorating or recipe ideas or just want something to use for your next craft project, this giveaway is for you. We're dispersing all 2013-2014 magazine issues, including children's titles, from the Callaway County Public Library collection. We'll be offering them for free, on a first come, first served basis.
Want to learn new things, but don’t have the time to attend a class? Our new lynda.com connection lets you learn from anywhere using any computer or device! All you need is your library card to get access to thousands of award-winning online classes and tutorials from Lynda.com. Topics range from graphic design, photography, animation, video gaming and music production to computer programming, business, education and more. Get an introduction to the service at this short program. Registration begins Thursday, January 22.
Enjoy games and crafts featuring your favorite "Frozen" characters. Build your own miniature snowman, make an Elsa tiara or Sven antlers and more! Ages 4-12. Registration begins Tuesday, January 20.
This annual event provides an opportunity to hear from our state legislators about the current legislative session and to ask them questions. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County. Refreshments served at 6:30 p.m.
Get ready for the True/False Film Fest with at the library with the help of 102.3 BXR and KFRU. You'll get a step-by-step explanation of all things True/False, including a Q&A session with fest organizers and an exclusive sneak peek at a few films before the schedule is released. This program is expected to fill up, so we’re offering two sessions of the same event. Find additional parking in the library's north lot.
Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the popular Little House series, was born on February 7, 1867. In recognition of her birthday, local resident Peggy Reed-Lohmeyer and her son will retrace her life through their personal travels, photos and mementos. They'll also share information about the Wilder family and their activities. All ages.
Drop by and make a Valentine's Day card for someone special. We'll provide the materials. You provide the inspiration and love. All ages.
Trudy Lewis, director of the Creative Writing program at the University of Missouri, will talk about her latest book, "The Empire Rolls," and introduce us to the book's main character Sally LaChance, a park ranger living a double life in a mid-sized Missouri town. In the story, Sally's life begins to crumble as the economy crashes. During this turmoil, she has to deal with her local roller derby team, angry veterans, a slacker boyfriend and a YouTube video that puts her job, relationships and even her life at risk. Books are available for purchase and signing.
A representative from the Columbia Social Security Office will show you how to create an account, estimate future benefits, manage or apply for benefits and get advice on many other topics, including SSI, disability, name change and Missouri Medicare benefits — all online. At 2 p.m., we will move to the computers in the library's Training Center, where you will get assistance in creating your personal account. The presentation is a repeat of the program on January 28.
Oral histories can play an important part in documenting your family heritage. Genealogist Tim Dollens will offer insights and tips on how to begin the process of obtaining oral histories from family members. This genealogy program is co-sponsored by the Kingdom of Callaway Historical Society. Light refreshments will be served. Teens and adults.