Lights! Camera! Action!
Enjoy recorded videos of your Columbia Librarians, some local community members, and performers.
Virtual Story Time
Listen to Miss. Crystal read stories every other Tuesday at 10 am. Sometimes their is a delay in posting video, due to technical issues. Due to publisher restrictions videos will be up to view for one week.
Virtual Author's Visits
Note: Author Visit Video will expire on 4/12/2021.
Book Discussed: “A Parent’s Guide to Powerful Teaching”
First book: “Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Teaching”
Author’s Bio: Patrice M. Bain, Ed.S., is a veteran K-12 educator, speaker, and author. As a finalist for Illinois Teacher of the Year and a Fulbright Scholar in Russia, she has been featured internationally in podcasts, webinars, and popular press, including NOVA and Scientific American. Patrice completed more than 25 years teaching middle school in Columbia, spending 15 of those years working closely with cognitive scientists turning research into authentic learning strategies. In addition to Powerful Teaching, she also co-authored an essential practice guide for educators: Organizing Instruction and Study to Improve Student Learning, in collaboration with the Institute of Education Sciences (IES). Bain was one of two U.S. teachers on the working task group: Neuromyths vs. Neurotruths, sponsored by (IES) and the National Commission on Education Research (NCER).
She is on the Educational Advisory Boards of the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis and Deans for Impact.
Book: “Lady Pancake & Sir French Toast: Short and Sweet” Book Trailer
Bio written by Josh’s Cat:
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Translation: Josh grew up in MA. He is now a Software Engineer in Massachusetts. Exciting! And, he has written about 13 books in his spare time.
In January of 2018, Lisa started a new chapter of life, as her youngest child shared with the family that she is a transgender woman. After some adjustment, the Brennan family has found that when you treasure someone for who they are, it is magical and sacred. Lisa wrote a beginner’s guidebook for family and friends (shared in this book), and to her surprize, it was widely shared, with churches, hospitals, and schools asking her to share her family’s adventure of love and acceptance. This prompted Lisa to write a book about her family’s journey. She hopes that it will spread some education and love into the world.
Book: “The Auditorium in My Mind/Treasuring My Transgender Child”
Facebook – Lisa M. Brennan/Treasuring My Transgender Child
Questions for Lisa? Message her on Facebook, Instagram, or by email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Book: “Patriotic Murder: A World War I Hate Crime for Uncle Sam”.
Short Author Bio:
Peter Stehman is a Collinsville local historian and writer. He retired as Chief after a 28-year career with the Collinsville Fire Department and currently works for the Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshal. He has written numerous articles on public safety topics. He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville. He has held a lifelong interest in the Robert Prager tragedy and the environment that enabled it.
Questions for Peter: email@example.com
The Border of Our Minds Presentation
Are they simply political and geographical, marked by posts, walls and fences, or should we think of them more broadly? Some borders, set by surveys and treaties, take no account of geography, language, and culture. There are borders within countries—physical, economic, or social. And finally there are the borders of our minds—the way we may think of unfamiliar places.
Book: “Postcards from the Borderlands”
Questions for David?
For more info: http://davidhmould.com/
Book: “A Home for Sally” Book Trailer
Stenetta Anthony is an author who writes books that inform, inspire, educate and entertain. She was an educator for 20 + years and still continues volunteer in supporting the educational development of children. Her time spent in the classroom using her own unique style of storytelling. Stenetta storytelling has now extended into publishing with her creating children’s books for her young reading audience. Stenetta has a Bachelor Degree in Educational Studies and Specialist in Special Education Development. Stenetta resides in Chicago, Illinois with her husband, children and grandchildren.
Two of Stenetta’s favorite past times are watching cartoons and being an at home contestant of the television game show Jeopardy. One of Stenetta’s favorite phrases comes from P.L Travers, Mary Poppins, “In every job that must be done, there is an element of fun, with her writing being her most enjoyable element in life.
Writing Workshop with Erin Yun
Join author Erin Yun for a Pippa Park Raises Her Game writing workshop! Erin will discuss writing a retelling, creating your own characters, and determining best point of view to tell your stories. Recommended for 8-12 years.
Extension Activity: How to Write Your Own Retelling Worksheet (https://bit.ly/3h4vUqt)
Fabled Films Press gives Columbia Public Library permission to feature “A Writing Workshop with Erin Yun” until 05/12/21.
Author’s Bio: Debut author Erin Yun grew up in Frisco, Texas. She received her BFA in English from New York University and served as president of its policy debate team. This experience came in handy for her job as the debate consultant for the Tony-nominated Best Play on Broadway–What the Constitution Means to Me. Erin is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators and has written reviews and articles for BookBrowse. She currently lives in New York City, and yes—she used to play basketball as a middle grader!
About Pippa Park Raises Her Game:
In this contemporary reimaging of Great Expectations for middle graders, readers will cheer on Korean American Pippa Park when she is given the chance to reinvent herself and discover who she really is. A compelling story about friendship and peer pressure in middle school.
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Erin Yun Author Twitter: https://twitter.com/erinmyun
Navigating Social Security and Medicare
In this presentation, Triada Advisors will talk about how to navigate the following topics:
- Benefits and retirement age
- Spousal and Survival Benefits
- How Social Security is calculated
- Medicare Parts A, B, C, and D
- What Medicare does not cover
Presentation Handout: Critical Social Security Facts
Triada Advisors help family business owners, retirees and wealth builders pursue their long-term goals and achieve financial wellness for more than two decades.
1003 N. Main St.,
Columbia IL 62236
2350 S. 7th St. – Ste. 120
St. Louis, MO 63104
Office: (636) 333-9813
Arts & Crafts
Watch every other Thursday at 2 pm a new arts and crafts project being made!
Ralph's TV Treehouse Concert
Join Ralph and is puppet friends every Saturday at 10 a.m. on Facebook! Videos will be posted here shortly after.
In this presentation, Betsy Jewell, adjunct faculty member with the Department of Journalism at Eastern Illinois University, teaches what fake news is, how it comes about, and how to detect, avoid, and find the facts.
Learn about the Medicare and how the enrollment process works with time for questions and answers.
Presenter: Carol Vogt, Owner of Carol Vogt Insurance Services, LLC.
The Librarian: Lego Edition
Take a tour of Stephanie’s basement decked out with LEGOs and watch her build different LEGO kits step-by-step by using the directions as her guide.
Stretching with Stephanie
Take some time to slow down from all of the craziness in life. You will be doing simple stretching and some basic yoga techniques. A yoga strap and/or a yoga mat will be beneficial, but not necessary. Stephanie is not certified as a yoga instructor, these are just some of the stretches and poses she use to aid in her running.
Integration Meditation Wellness Program
Integration Meditation presents four programs teaching Qigong, Chen Style Tai Chi, Breathwork, and Meditation. FAQ about Qigong and Chen Style Tai Chi.
Greetings! From Santa
Santa reads his letters from local chlidren!