Enjoy great story videos for preschoolers based on children's literature. Showing this session: “The Mitten” by Jan Brett, “Leonardo, the Terrible Monster” by Mo Willems and “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. Ages 2-5.
Playing with blocks develops a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Come to our block party to build, talk, explore and create together. Families, ages 2-6.
At any age, playing with blocks and playing chess develop a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Bring school-age kids to this session to explore and play together. Ages 7 and older.
Every Saturday, November 15 through February 14, trained staff from one of four local community agencies will help you review plans, choose one that meets your needs and assist you with enrollment. Participating agencies are the Central Missouri Area Agency on Aging, Central Missouri Community Action, Family Health Center and Primaris/KMA. Walk-ins welcome.
Genealogist and staff member Tim Dollens will teach you how to use Ancestry.com, Library Edition, an online tool available for free at the library. He'll discuss federal population schedules, immigration and military records, the Social Security Death Index and more, and he'll show you how to print these documents.
Genealogist and staff member Tim Dollens will highlight some of the features of the genealogy database HeritageQuest, available free to library cardholders through www.dbrl.org. He will discuss the federal census, Freedman's Bank records, county and local histories and the Periodical Source Index, as well as giving you tips on how to navigate and print records.
At the library, March Madness begins in January when you start voting for this year's teen book champion. Starting January 5, check out our list of 32 most popular teen books of the year at teens.dbrl.org. You'll vote for your favorites each round to narrow the list to one Mid-Missouri teen book champion. Each time you vote, your name will be entered into a drawing for a chance to win cool prizes like free book sets or a Barnes & Noble gift card. You have until February 20 to vote for the Sweet Sixteen at your library or at teens.dbrl.org. Starting in March, you can vote each week to pick the Elite Eight, the Final Four, the Top Two and the champion! Ages 12-18.
Create your own bird feeder and make a special treat to share with our fine feathered friends.
Looking for a quick and easy way to share photos and videos from your mobile device? Come to our class and learn how Instagram can help you share your photos or videos of grandkids, fancy meals, silly cats, selfies or whatever with your friends and family. Basic knowledge of the Internet is required for this class. Registration begins Tuesday, December 23.
Liven up your winter reading with some thrillers and action novels or warm up with new romances. These used books are for sale at adventurously low prices at this special two-day sale. All proceeds go to support library services.