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(Columbia Daily Tribune (MO) Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Columbia Public Library, 100 W. Broadway, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Call 443-3161 or visit www.dbrl.org.
Genealogy Drop-in 2 to 4 p.m. tomorrow. Drop in to get answers to questions about researching your family history.
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AARP Free Tax Aide 4 to 8 p.m. tomorrow and 8:15 a.m. to noon Wednesday to Friday. AARP volunteers offer free, confidential help with income taxes and Missouri Property Tax Credits to those with middle-to-low incomes, giving special attention to those aged 60 and older.
Drop-in Internet and Computer Assistance noon to 2 p.m. Tuesday and 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday. During these unstructured sessions, use library computers to apply for a job, write a resume, set up an email account, get help navigating the Internet, study for a test with LearningExpress Library or sharpen your computer skills with our self-guided tutorials. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse, 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.
Basic Mac Skills 3 to 5 p.m. Tuesday. This class will cover the basics of the Mac operating system for desktop and laptop users. Learn the essentials of using your Mac (through version 10.7 Lion), including Apple's integrated software for Internet browsing, email, music, photos, etc., and how to customize your computer to your needs. There also will be time to answer questions. Personal laptops are welcome but not required. Please register.
"This Terrible Struggle for Life" 7 to 8:15 p.m. Tuesday. Local author and Civil War historian Dennis Belcher will talk about his latest work, an edited collection of letters that gives insight into the history of the Civil War in the West through the eyes of a surgeon. In "This Terrible Struggle for Life: The Civil War Letters of a Union Regimental Surgeon," Thomas Hawley's letters describe his duties in various campaigns, interactions with captured Confederate soldiers and freed slaves, plus numerous accounts of other daily events. Copies will be available for purchase and signing.
Skype for Beginners 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday. Learn how to set up Skype, free software that allows you to make computer-to-computer video or voice calls to anywhere in the world and talk free for as long as you want. Basic computer knowledge and email account required. Please register.
Center Aisle Cinema: "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth" 6:30 p.m. Wednesday. Destroyed in a dramatic and highly-publicized implosion, the Pruitt- Igoe public housing complex in St. Louis has become a widespread symbol of the failures of high-rise public housing amongst architects, politicians and policymakers. "The Pruitt-Igoe Myth" explores the social, economic and legislative issues that led to the decline of conventional public housing in America, and the city centers in which they were built, while tracing the personal and poignant narratives of several of the residents of the notorious Pruitt-Igoe complex. Director Chad Freidrichs will answer questions.
Facebook Fundamentals 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday. Learn how to set up a Facebook profile and use some of its features such as adding photos, making notes and sharing news with others while maintaining your personal security. A basic understanding of the Internet and an email account are required. If you already use Facebook, know your log-in information. Please register.
How to Use Rules of Order 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday. Rules of order are a must in most meetings. Learn how to lead and participate in discussions using standard rules of parliamentary procedure. The event is offered by the Communications Columbia Consortium, a partnership between Columbia Toastmasters Club and the Columbia Public Library. Please register.
Callaway County Public Library, 710 Court St. in Fulton, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (573) 642-7261 or visit www.dbrl.org.
Self-Guided Computer Tutorials 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Thursday. Learn at your own pace with these tutorials on the Windows operating system for beginners and intermediate users. An instructor will get you started and answer questions. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Basic or Intermediate Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. Please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library. Please register.
Southern Boone County Public Library, 117 E. Broadway in Ashland, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday and Saturday. Call (573) 657-7378 or visit www.dbrl.org.
Genealogy Help 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday. Genealogist Tim Dollens will teach you how to use Ancestry.com and HeritageQuest, which are available free through the library. Please enter through the back door.
Daniel Boone Regional Library Bookmobile stops this week; call (800) 324-4806.
1:30 to 7 p.m. tomorrow at Larry's AF Grocery Store in Sturgeon.
1:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Crane's Store warehouse in Williamsburg.
1:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Lions Club Park in Harrisburg.
1:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Hallsville City Hall.
1:30 to 6 p.m. Friday at the North County Shopping Center, Route B, in Columbia.
Survival Skills for Relationships, a 10-week course for 18-to-29- year-olds, will begin today from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Studio at Woodcrest Chapel, 2201 W. Nifong Blvd. Learn how to survive the jungle of relationships by learning skills of conflict resolution, boundaries, connecting/communication, processing anger and finding purpose.
Birth Parent Support Group 5 p.m. the first Sunday of each month at the Center for Women's Ministry, 1900 N. Providence Road, Suite 210 (Kelly Plaza Building). It is a confidential and safe environment. The group facilitator is Kitty Spencer, who can be contacted at email@example.com or 424-5323.
CODA (Codependence Anonymous), a 12-step recovery program whose goal is to maintain healthy relations, meets at 5 p.m. Sundays at the Center Project, 300 St. James St., Suite 104.
"Deep Green" 7 p.m. Wednesday in Room 100 of Stewart Hall at the University of Missouri. Mid-Missouri Peaceworks, Coal Free Mizzou and the Columbia Climate Change Coalition will host a free public screening of this documentary based on six years of intensive research and devoted exclusively to solutions to human-made global warming. After the film, there will be open forum on our energy choices. For more information, please call 875-0539 or visit deepgreenmovie.com.
Literacy Action Corps of Columbia needs volunteers to tutor adult students in basic literacy skills, GED or English-language learning. Training sessions are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 9, and Saturday, March 16, at First Baptist Church, 1112 E. Broadway. For information, or to sign up for training, call 442-4280 or email LACColumbia@yahoo.com
"Taking Care of You: Body-Mind-Spirit" is an eight-week program that offers practical strategies to manage life's stress and live a happier, healthier life. Vera Massey, nutrition and health education specialist with University of Missouri Extension, will offer the classes at the Unity Center of Columbia, 1600 W. Broadway, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays, Feb. 26 to April 16. Cost is $30. Please register as the class size is limited. Register at extension.missouri.edu/boone or 445-9792.
Services for Independent Living, 1401 Hathman Place, hosts the following courses on an ongoing basis. Learn more at www.silcolumbia.org.
New Freedom Support Group 1 to 2 p.m. every third Monday. This group provides individuals transitioning from nursing homes with an opportunity to share successes and challenges, learn strategies and resources and develop social networks.
Women's Group 2 to 3:30 p.m. Tuesdays.
VIBES (Vision Impairment and Blindness Exploration and Support) 1 to 2:30 p.m. the first and third Wednesday of each month.
Brain Injury Group 12:30 to 2 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesday of each month.
20-Something Support Group meets the third Wednesday of each month at Columbia Public Library.
Parent Network 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. the second Thursday of each month and 6 to 8 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at Boone County Family Resources, 1209 E. Walnut St.
Wii Excellerate 6 to 8 p.m. the first and third Friday of each month.
In Audrain/Montgomery Counties:
Mexico Disability Support Group 2:30 to 4 p.m. the first and third Thursday of each month at the Mexico SIL satellite office, 508 Muldrow St.
Mexico Community Awareness Group 1 to 2 p.m. the fourth Thursday of each month at the Mexico office.
In Randolph County:
Moberly Disability Support Group 2 to 3:30 p.m. the second and fourth Thursday of each month at the Moberly SIL satellite office, 1212 W. Highway 24.
Moberly Community Awareness Group 1 to 3 p.m. the third Tuesday of each month at the Moberly office.
Al-Anon meetings are held at the following locations on an ongoing basis:
5:30 p.m. Mondays at Missouri United Methodist Church, 204 S. Ninth St.; use Elm Street door.
8 p.m. Mondays at ODAAT Oasis, 2400 Business Loop 70 E.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd.
8:15 p.m. Wednesdays at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway.
Noon Thursdays at St. Andrew's Lutheran Church, 914 West Blvd.
7:30 p.m. Fridays at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church.
11 a.m. Saturdays at Fairview Road Church of Christ, 201 S. Fairview Road. Alateen will meet at the same time.
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