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.
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 Callaway County Public Library. Ages 3-5 with parents.
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.
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 Southern Boone County Public Library.
Learn about candidates running for local, state and federal offices in the November elections. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County. Refreshments at 6 p.m.
The county courthouse holds a treasure trove of records to help you fill out your family tree. Learn about the various county offices and how they can help you search for marriage licenses, disputes, land records, tax books, probate records, wills, voter registration records and much more. Get tips on how to prepare for and conduct your visit. Coffee served.
Backup singers live in a world just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but who are they and what lives do they lead? Award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.
Come for an early Halloween celebration where we'll play games, do crafts and enjoy snacks for a thriller of an afternoon! Ages 7-14. Registration begins Thursday, October 9.