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Celebrate your favorite book with a hand-carved or painted pumpkin and be a part of our Pumpkin Parade at the Columbia Public Library on October 29. Kid judges will vote for their favorites and three winners will receive a gift card. Turn submissions in all day Monday, October 28 or before noon on Tuesday, October 29. Artists need not be present to win. We’ll provide flame-less tea light candles for carved pumpkins.
Adults and youth ages 12 and older.
DBRL is hosting six different programs at the Callaway County Public Library and Columbia Public Library to help you prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) in November. All across the world, beginners and seasoned writers alike will spend this month trying to complete a novel in just 30 days, with the help of an online community. Learn how to sign up, sketch out a plan to get started and get tips on writing your first draft. These events provide great opportunities for teens to get their words into the world, connect with other local authors and hone their craft. Continue reading “Calling All Young Writers!”
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Later next month, the Columbia Public Library will host a free workshop, “Strategies for the ACT.” Join us on Wednesday, October 16 from 6-7:30 p.m. to learn about the structure of this college entrance exam, the most common traps and the best ways to beat the time crunch. Kristie Beck of Savvy Strategies will discuss each of the four sub-tests on the ACT and provide strategies for maximizing your scores.
This program is for families with children in grades 9-12. Both parents and students are welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, September 24. To sign-up, call (573) 443-3161.
As you make your journey toward college, don’t forget that the library has a wealth of resources to help you:
Each year, more than half a million students, encouraged by thousands of teachers nationwide, participate in the National History Day contest. On Thursday, September 5, Tracy Wegman and Danielle Griego, National History Day coordinators, will share how you can you take part in this competition by producing a documentary, exhibit, paper, performance or website. They will showcase student’s past films, exhibits and stories beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia Public Library. This event is recommended for ages 10 and older.
Even if you can’t make this special program, don’t forget that DBRL has dozens of print and online resources available with primary sources like letters, petitions and speeches. As you begin your project, we encourage you to visit any of our four branch locations for assistance. You can also review our online guide to History Day research.