KIDSTUFF

Staff Writer
Columbia Daily Tribune

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.

Display: Harry Potter’s World Ongoing through Feb. 25. This display explores the world of Harry Potter and its roots in Renaissance science, medicine and magic.

Author Chris Stuckenschneider 7 to 7:30 p.m. today. Show-Me Reader Award nominee Chris Stuckenschneider will read from her book “Twist of Fate: The Miracle Colt and His Friends” and give kids a history of the story, the writing process and the importance of reading. Books will be available for purchase. Families ages 6 and older.

Rhymes and Rhythms for Walkers 9:30 to 10 a.m. tomorrow and next Thursday. Enjoy songs, fingerplays, flannel boards and big books just right for the just-walking set. Parental participation is a must. Parents and babies younger than 24 months walking on their own.

Time for Twos 10:30 to 11 a.m. tomorrow and next Thursday. Enjoy stories, sing songs and do activities. Parents and 2-year-olds.

Jump into Reading 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday. Reading aloud to preschoolers improves their reading comprehension and vocabulary. Trained members of the Jumpstart Corps from the University of Missouri will read with small groups of children and parents in four 15-minute sessions, so you can drop by any time. Different books will be shared each session, and you may attend more than one if space allows. Ages 3 to 5.

Rhymes and Rhythms for Pre-Walkers 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities for the youngest among us. Parental participation is a must. Parents and babies who aren’t yet walking on their own.

Wee Ones 6:30 to 7 p.m. Monday. Join us for songs, rhymes, movements and activities. Ages birth to 24 months with a parent.

Family Story Time 9:30 to 10 a.m. or 10:30 to 11 a.m. Tuesday and 9:30 to 10 a.m. Wednesday. Enjoy stories, songs and puppets. Parents and ages 3 to 5.

Friends of Columbia Public Library Lobby Book Sale noon to 3 p.m. Tuesday. All proceeds support library services.

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.

Family Story Time 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Join us for stories, songs and activities. Ages 3 to 5.

Callaway County Public Library, call (573) 642-7261, or visit www.dbrl.org.

Friends of the Callaway Public Library Lobby Book Sale 4:30 to 6 p.m. today. Come by the library and browse a large selection of used books. Hardbacks are $1, and paperbacks are only 50 cents. All proceeds support library programs.

Terrific Twos 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Join us for songs, stories and activities for parents and kids. Ages 24 to 36 months. Families welcome, too.

The Beginning Years 10 to 10:30 a.m. Monday. Bring your baby for songs, rhymes and activities. Ages 24 months and younger.

Family Story Time 10 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday. Kids and parents will enjoy stories, songs and simple craft activities. Ages 3 to 5.

Daniel Boone Regional Library Bookmobile stops this week; call (800) 324-4806.

1:30 to 7 p.m. today at Hallsville City Hall.

1:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Holts Summit Plaza.

1:30 to 7 p.m. next Thursday at Security Bank parking lot in Auxvasse.

Columbia Parks and Recreation hosts a Fourth Friday Kids’ Night from 6 to 9:30 p.m. tomorrow at Stephens Lake Activity Center, 2311 E. Walnut St. Parents, sign up to drop your kids off for a fun night of crafts, games, snacks and movies at Stephens Lake Activity Center on the fourth Friday of each month, except November and December. Preregistration is required. The event is for kids ages 4 through 11; $15 admission. 874-7460 or www.gocolumbiamo.com.