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 573-443-3161 or visit www.dbrl.org.
Bonsai Show: 1 to 4 p.m. today. Come see specimens of the Japanese art of bonsai and learn how to create your own.
Socrates Café: 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. Can science ground moral values? What is stupidity? If you enjoy thoughtful discussions with others, come try out the Socrates Café. Teens and adults.
One Read panel discussion: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. David Lile moderates a discussion about "The Turner House" with local experts.
Silent Book Club: 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Read. Sip. Repeat. Bring your own book and enjoy coffee cookies, and conversations with other book lovers and one hour of silent reading.
Gadget Management for Parents: 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Explore the parental controls on your Apple or Android device and learn about tools to help you evaluate apps and other media for your family. Adults.
"The Turner House" Goes to College: 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday. Scholars from each of Columbia's college campuses will discuss our One Read book from their academic perspectives, then invite audience comment and discussion.
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 through Saturday. Call 573-642-7261 or visit www.dbrl.org.
The Story of You — How to Write a Memoir (Even if You Think You Can't Write): 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. You can be your family recorder. Led Carolyn Paul Branch.
Coloring for Adults: 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday. Join us for creative expression, lively discussion and just plain fun as grown-ups get together for an evening out.
Southern Boone County Public Library, 109 N. Main St., Ashland. 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, closed, Sunday. Call 573-657-7378 or visit www.dbrl.org/southern-boone-county-public-library.
Stories for Adults with Disabilities: 10:15 to 10:45 a.m. Tuesday. Monthly sessions offer music, books, participation and more. For adults with a caregiver.
Special Blowout Book Sale: noon to 2 p.m. Saturday. At this extra special Saturday sale, the Friends of the Library are offering new bookworm tote bags. Fill a bag with your selection of books for just $5. All proceeds support library services.
Daniel Boone Regional Library Bookmobile stops this week; call 800-324-4806.
1:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday: Holts Summit Plaza, in Holts Summit
1:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday: in the Security Bank parking lot, Auxvasse
One Read Gallery Discussion: 2 to 3 p.m. today, at Museum of Art & Archaeology, Mizzou North, 115 Business Loop 70 W. Join museum Director Alex Barker and participate in a discussion of artist Jack Keijo Steele’s painting "The Battle of the Overpass" and other artworks.
One Read at Ragtag Cinema — "Blue Collar": 5:30 p.m. Monday, at Ragtag Cinema, 10 Hitt St. Ragtag presents a free screening and discussion of Paul Schrader's "Blue Collar,” a 1978 drama about three Detroit autoworkers who are fed up with their union. Adults.
The Motor City Muse — Writers Reckon with Detroit: 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, at William Woods University Library Auditorium. Matt Dube will add detail to your literary map of the Motor City by discussing works by writers such as Philip Levine, Donald Goines, Loren D. Estleman, Elmore Leonard and Doug Allyn.
Leadership at the Intersections of Faith and Justice: 2:45 to 3:45 p.m. Wednesday, at Westminster College. The college invites One Read participants to attend this presentation on race, religion and Ferguson by Leah Gunning Francis. Find out more online at symposium.westminster-mo.edu.
One Read Film: "American Casino": 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday, at William Woods University Library Auditorium. Leslie Cockburn's documentary, "American Casino," examines the subprime crisis. Steve Huenneke will lead a discussion after the film.
Columbia Parkinson’s Support Group: the group meets at 4 p.m. the first Thursday of each month at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway. Chair exercises at 3:30 p.m. Contact Patsy or David Dalton at 573-356-6036 or 573-434-4569.
Emotions Anonymous: a 12-step program for those seeking emotional health, meets at 7 p.m. Mondays at Community United Methodist Church, 3100 W. Broadway. Contact Elizabeth at 573-875-8165.
SLAA (Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous): is a 12-step recovery program whose goal is to assist those suffering from sex, love or pornography addiction. 573-340-1122.
CODA (Codependents Anonymous): a 12-step recovery program whose goal is to maintain healthy relations, meets at 5 p.m. Sundays and 6:15 p.m. Wednesdays at the Missouri United Methodist Church Christian Life Center, 204 S. Ninth St. (use the Elm Street entrance across from Varsity Cuts) www.coda.org.
Adult NF Support Group: meets at 6:30 to 8 p.m. the third Thursday of each month at the Columbia Public Library. Meet for activities and discussion on neurofibromatosis type I, II or schwannomatosis. Not designed for children. Contact Christina at centralmissouri@NFMidwest.org.
The Foster Grandparent Program: invites seniors 55 and older with limited incomes to serve as mentors and tutors for children and youths at risk. 573-443-8706, ext. 1131.
Monthly Grief Support Group: meets from 4 to 5 p.m. on the second Thursday of every month at Compassus, 3050 I-70 Drive S.E., Suite 100.
Pulmonary Fibrosis Mid-Missouri Support Group: meets from 3 to 4:30 p.m. on the first Thursday of every month until Dec. 7 at University Hospital, 1 Hospital Drive, Room 1L03. Contact Al and Judy Frost, email@example.com, 573-823-0008 for more information. Free and for all ages.
Tiger Council of the Blind Monthly Meeting: 5:30 to 7:15 p.m. on the second Friday of each month, at Services for Independent Living, 1401 Hathman Place. This is the local affiliate of the Missouri Council of the Blind and is a support group for anyone affected by vision loss. For more information, visit moblind.org/membership/affiliates/tiger.
Parents of Murdered Children, Inc. Monthly Meeting: 7:30 to 9 p.m. on the second Friday of each month in the Boone Electric community room, 1413 Range Line St. Contact Nancy at 573-443-7735 for more information.
Alcoholics Anonymous offers dozens of meetings in Columbia and the surrounding area. For more information call 573-442-4424 or go to AA’s District 12 website www.d12aa.org.
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 the Elm Street door.
8 p.m. Mondays: at ODAAT Oasis, 2400 Business Loop 70 E.
Noon Tuesdays and Thursdays: at St. Andrew’s Lutheran Church, 914 West Blvd. S.
7:30 p.m. Tuesdays: at Wilkes Boulevard United Methodist Church, 702 Wilkes Blvd.
7:30 p.m. Wednesdays: at Broadway Christian Church, 2601 W. Broadway.
5:30 p.m. Thursdays: at the Newman Center, 602 Turner Ave., take the main elevator, to the second floor, in the Merton Room.
Noon Fridays: at Mid America Bank, 580 Karen Drive, Holts Summit. This is a closed meeting for friends and family of problem drinkers only.
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.