Jamie Todd Rubin, Science Fiction Author, Talks About His Local Library

In a blog post from a couple of weeks ago, Science Fiction author Jamie Todd Rubin wrote a blog post about how he's using his local library to save money.

Dr. Rob Havers Comes To MRRL To Talk About Churchill

Picture of Truman and Churchill driving past the current location of the libraryJoin us on August 28th at 7pm to hear Dr. Rob Havers speak on one of the most important speeches of the 20th century - one that was delivered right up the road in Fulton by Winston Churchill! Following Havers’ presentation, there will be a round of Churchill Jeopardy.

Capital Read 2012 - Updates

So far, we have a tweet from KRCG's Teresa Snow letting us know that she liked the book (with a bonus tweet from the author in appreciation). Have you read the book yet? What do you think about it? Let us know via Twitter (just add @MRRL to your tweet and we'll be sure to see it) or go to our Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Missouri-River-Regional-Library/110130657103 to leave us a comment.

Vote!

Tomorrow, the polls will open for voting for several local and state-wide primaries and a proposed change to Missouri's Constitution. The Secretary of State's office has lots of information about voting in general on their website, including a way to check your voter registration information.

Our Teen Zone

The Teen Zone is a great place to come hang out for our 12 - 18 year old patrons! We have Young Adult books and games and space to just chill. Check out the Teen Section of our website, too, for information on programs and other cool things that our fabulous Teen Librarian Courtney has planned!

Cultural Concerts, 2012

 A Jefferson City summer tradition will be returning to the grounds of the State Capitol when Missouri River Regional Library’s Cultural Concerts kick off on Aug. 10 with a performance by the Krazy Kats.

"Everyone looks forward to these concerts and they are something that the whole family can enjoy,” said Taryn Prewitt, special events coordinator.

There will be three concerts, all held on the south lawn of the State Capitol. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Find a class to take

You know that you can use the library's computers to access your Facebook account, check your email, apply for a job and more - but have you considered using our computers to take a free college course? You can, using the Opencourseware search below - all the classes listed are offered for free from some of the top universities in the US. Of course, these classes are also available through your home computer, too! See what new things you can learn today!!

Facebook For Beginners

Missouri Digital Heritage

The Missouri Digital Heritage Initiative is a collaborative effort that dramatically expands the amount of information available online about Missouri’s past.