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Haven’t Read “Station Eleven” Yet?

August 28, 2015

It’s not too late! You can listen to the audiobook version of “Station Eleven” on KOPN, or read topical essays on the book in the Sunday Ovation section in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Starting August 31, the entire book will be available in 30-minute segments on KOPN (89.5 FM) every weekday from
1-1:30 p.m. (No broadcast on Monday, September 7, Labor Day.)

Each Sunday in September, the Ovation section of the Columbia Daily Tribune will feature an article by Library Associate Elaine Stewart reflecting on a topic or theme in “Station Eleven.”

And when you are looking for a way to participate in this year’s One Read event, you can find all of the programs in the library’s online guide.

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Author’s Talk With Emily St. John Mandel

August 11, 2015

 Dese'Rae L. StageThis year’s author visit comes earlier in the program. Don’t miss this chance to hear Emily St. John Mandel speak about her novel “Station Eleven.” After her remarks, she will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of her book.

Thursday, September 10 at 7 p.m.

 

 

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Flash Fiction Contest: After the End

August 4, 2015

“Everything ends. I am not afraid.” – Emily St. John Mandel, “Station Eleven”

Great minds only need simple tools by Antti KyllonenIn this year’s One READ selection, a famous actor dies of a heart attack on stage during a production of King Lear, and hours later, life as we know it begins to unwind. A flu pandemic eliminates 95% of the population and the survivors, 20 years later, navigate a world without electricity, transportation or medicine.

Taking inspiration from “Station Eleven,” we invite you to tell a story about a world’s end in 250 words or less. This world can be small and personal, like one’s family or home, or more literal, like a country or planet. Give us an ending — and what comes after.

Starting September 1, entries may be submitted using this form, mailed or dropped off at any library or bookmobile. (See full rules below for details.) Winning entries and honorable mentions will be published on this site and winners will receive a $20 book store gift card.

Entries are due by September 23. Participants must be age 16 or older and residents of Boone or Callaway Counties. Read on for complete contest rules.

Contest Rules Eligibility
  • The contest is open to those 16 years of age and older.
  • Participants must reside within the DBRL service area (Boone or Callaway County, Missouri).
Contest Deadline
  • Entries will be accepted through September 23, 2015. (Mailed entries must be postmarked by that date.)
Submission Requirements and Guidelines
  • One entry per individual.
  • Submissions must be 250 words or less in length.
  • Submissions must be in English.
  • Submissions must include writer’s name, age, address and email address or phone number for eligibility verification and contact purposes.
  • Entries must be in text format and typed.
  • Entries may be submitted through the online form or by mail (DBRL, ATTN: Judy/One Read Writing Contest, PO Box 1267, Columbia, MO 65205), or dropped off at a DBRL location.
  • Submissions must be original, unpublished works.
  • Each participant must be the sole author and exclusive owner of all right, title and interest in and to his or her submission.
  • DBRL’s publication and use of the submission in accordance with the terms set out herein will not infringe or violate the rights of any third party (including copyright), or require any payment to or consent/permission from any third party.
Content Restrictions
  • The submission must not contain any material that is inappropriate, indecent, profane, obscene, hateful, tortious, defamatory, slanderous or libelous.
  • The submission must not contain any material that promotes bigotry, racism, hatred or harm against any group or individual or promotes discrimination based on race, gender, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age.
  • The submission must not contain any material that is unlawful, in violation of or contrary to the laws or regulations in any jurisdiction where the submission is created.
  • The submission must not contain any commercial content that promotes any product or service of the sponsor or any third party.
Judging
  • Entries will be evaluated and the winners chosen based on creativity, grammar and emotion evoked by the writing, as well as adherence to the guidelines outlined above.
  • Two winners will be announced by October 12.
  • Winning entries and those receiving honorable mentions will appear on the One Read website.
  • Winners will be notified by phone or email and will each receive a $20 bookstore gift certificate.

 

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Interview With Emily St. John Mandel on NPR’s Weekend Edition

June 26, 2015

 Dese'Rae L. StageListen to Scott Simon interview Emily St. John Mandel on NPR’s Weekend Edition Saturday. You can also read the interview highlights.

 

 

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Remnants: One Read Art Exhibit Call for Submissions

June 18, 2015

Moth and bulbRemnants
A One Read Art Exhibit
Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, Columbia)

“No more diving into pools of chlorinated water lit green from below. No more ball games played out under floodlights. No more porch lights with moths fluttering on summer nights. No more trains running under the surface of cities on the dazzling power of the electric third rail. No more cities.” ~ Emily St. John Mandel, “Station Eleven”

 

If the world were changed by sudden catastrophe – no electricity, medicine, Internet, transportation – what would you miss most? Inspired by this year’s One Read selection, we invite mid-Missouri artists to contribute works that explore the objects or relationships in our connected, complex and electrified world we’d yearn for most if they were lost to us.

Cash prizes will be awarded for three winners, courtesy of Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs. The third place winner will receive $50, the second place winner $75 and the first place winner $125. The first place winner will also receive a one-year membership to the Columbia Art League. Art will be displayed August 31 through September 26 at Orr Street Studios with a reception, awards and program on Tuesday, September 15, 6:30 – 8:00 p.m.

Submission Details

  • Artists must be at least 16 years of age.
  • Artists may submit one work in any visual medium.
  • Pieces should be ready for display; pieces without secure hanging wire cannot be accepted (no sawtooth hangers, please).
  • Work should be labeled on the back with your name, phone number or email and title of the work.
  • Submit artwork to Orr Street Studios (106 Orr Street, Columbia).
  • Submission forms will be available at Orr Street on the dates below, or you may print and fill one out to bring in with your work.
  • Submission dates are:
    • Friday, August 28, Noon-5 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • At the end of the exhibit, artists can pick up their work Friday, Sept 25, 12-5 p.m. and Saturday, September 26, 10-3 p.m.

Questions? Contact Lauren Williams at 573-443-3161 or by E-mail.

Special thanks to Orr Street Studios, the Columbia Art League and Columbia’s Office of Cultural Affairs  for their support!

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2015 One READ Winner: About “Station Eleven” and Emily St. John Mandel

May 21, 2015
About the Book

Station Eleven for web

Station Eleven” is a literary, post-apocalyptic page-turner.

Twenty years after a deadly flu outbreak kills most of the world’s population, what survives? What matters? This haunting novel begins with the on-stage death of famous actor Arthur Leander during his performance of King Lear, which coincides with the beginning of the pandemic. The narrative moves back and forth between Leander’s younger life and 20 years after his death, weaving the stories of a handful of people connected to him – some closely, like his ex-wife, and some by the smallest thread, like the EMT who attempted to save his life or the child actress with whom Leander briefly shared a stage. A lyrically written examination of the importance of art and what it means to be human.

The book’s UK publisher describes “Station Eleven” as “thrilling, unique and deeply moving … a beautiful novel that asks questions about art and fame and about the relationships that sustain us through anything — even the end of the world.”

About the Author

 Dese'Rae L. StageEmily St. John Mandel was born and raised on the west coast of British Columbia, Canada. She studied contemporary dance at the School of Toronto Dance Theatre and lived briefly in Montreal before relocating to New York.

She is the author of four novels, including “Last Night in Montreal,” “The Singer’s Gun” and “The Lola Quartet.” “Station Eleven” is her most recent novel and was a finalist for a National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award and the Arthur C. Clarke Award. She is a staff writer for online magazine The Millions and lives in New York City with her husband.

Biographical info from emilymandel.com and the Books & Authors Database.

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2015 List of Suggested Titles

May 21, 2015

Each winter, the public submits suggestions for next year’s One Read book. In January, a panel of community members reviews the suggestions, narrowing that list down to 10 titles, and then chooses two or three books to present for a public vote.

 

Final 10 Selections

Other Suggested Titles
  • 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
    Jonas Jonasson
  • 2 a.m. at The Cat’s Pajamas
    Marie-Helene Bertino
  • Allegiant
    Veronica Roth
  • Berlin: Portrait of a City
    Rory MacLean
  • Blind Assassin
    Margaret Atwood
  • Blood Feud: The Clintons Vs. the Obamas
    Edward Klein
  • The Blue Zones: 9 Lessons for Living Longer From the People Who’ve Lived the Longest
    Dan Buettner
  • Boy, Snow, Bird
    Helen Oyeyemi
  • Bumi Cinta
    Habiburrahman El Shirazy
  • Cartier Cartel
    Nisa Santiago
  • The Center of Everything
    Laura Moriarty
  • The Chaperone
    Laura Moriarty
  • Cherub
    Robert  Muchamore
  • City of Bones
    Cassandra Clare
  • City of Thieves
    David Benioff
  • City of Women
    David R. Gillham
  • The Coldest Winter Ever
    Sister Souljah
  • Defiance
    Lili St. Crow
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of A President
    Candice Millard
  • Edge of Eternity
    Ken Follett
  • Entwined With You
    Sylvia Day
  • Everything I Never Told You
    Celeste Ng
  • Fablehaven
    Brandon Mull
  • Factory Man
    Beth Macy
  • Fever (Breathless 2)
    Maya Banks
  • The Fever
    Megan Abbott
  • Fifty Shades Darker
    E.L. James
  • Fifty Shades Freed
    E.L. James
  • Fifty Shades of Grey
    E.L. James
  • Flight Behavior
    Barbara Kingsolver
  • The Floating City
    Pamela Ball
  • Flowers For Algernon
    Daniel Keyes
  • Giving In
    Maya Banks
  • Goldfinch
    Donna Tartt
  • Heaven Is For Real
    Todd Burpo
  • The Help
    Kathryn Stockett
  • Hobbit, or There and Back Again
    J.R.R. Tolkien
  • The Homesman
    Glendon Swarthout
  • I am Malala
    Malala Yousafzai
  • I, Robot
    Isaac Asimov
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
    Rebecca Skloot
  • In the Eye of the Storm
    Max Lucado
  • In the Sanctuary of Outcasts
    Neil White
  • The Invention of Wings
    Sue Monk Kidd
  • It’s Complicated: The Social Lives of Networked Teens
    Danah Boyd
  • Lawrence in Arabia
    Scott Anderson
  • The Lightning Thief
    Rick Riordan
  • Lila
    Marilynne Robinson
  • The Long Way Home
    Louise Penny
  • Looking For Alaska
    John Green
  • Lucky Bunny
    Jill Dawson
  • The Maid’s Version
    Daniel Woodrell
  • Making Rounds with Oscar
    David Dosa
  • A Man Called Ove
    Fredrik Backman
  • The Martian
    Andy Weir
  • The Master and Margarita
    Mikhail Bulgakov
  • Me Before You
    JoJo Moyes
  • The Men We Reaped
    Jesmyn Ward
  • Mindset: The New Psychology of Success
    Carol Dweck
  • Mistaken Identity
    Lisa Scottoline
  • Naughts and Crosses
    Malorie Blackman
  • Norwegian Wood
    Haruki Murakami
  • On Such a Full Sea
    Chang-Rae Lee
  • One More Chance
    Abbi Glines
  • Orange is the New Black: My Year in A Women’s Prison : A Memoir
    Kerman Piper
  • Orphan Train
    Christina Kline
  • The Orphanmaster
    Jean Zimmerman
  • The Puppy Place
    Ellen Miles
  • The Quality of Life Report
    Meghan Daum
  • Ranger’s Apprentice: The Lost Stories
    John Flanagan
  • The Reading Lessons
    Carole Lanham
  • Red River
    Lalita Tademy
  • Robopocalypse
    Daniel H. Wilson
  • Rules of Civility
    Amor Towles
  • Savvy
    Ingrid Law
  • Shadowfever
    Karen Marie Moning
  • Shifting Gears
    Sarah Kohnle
  • The Sixth Extinction
    Elizabeth Kolbert
  • The Sleepwalker’s Guide to Dancing
    Mira Jacob
  • Someone
    Alice McDermott
  • Still Alice
    Lisa Genova
  • The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry
    Gabrielle Zevin
  • Suspicion Nation: The Inside Story of the Trayvon Martin…
    Lisa Bloom
  • The Sweet Sixteen
    Kinda Kay
  • A Tale for the Time Being
    Ruth Ozeki
  • Tale of Emily Windsnap
    Liz Kessler
  • Tell the Wolves I’m Home
    Carol Rifka Brunt
  • This is the Water
    Yannick Murphy
  • Three Cups of Tea
    Greg Mortenson
  • To Kill a Mockingbird
    Harper Lee
  • To Rise Again at a Decent Hour
    Joshua Ferris
  • Travels with Charley
    John Steinbeck
  • Twilight
    Stephenie Meyer
  • Unbroken
    Laura Hillenbrand
  • Walden on Wheels: On the Open Road From Debt to Freedom
    Ken Ilgunas
  • Warmth of Other Suns, The: The Epic Story…Migration
    Isabelle Wilkerson
  • We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves
    Karen Joy Fowler
  • We were Liars
    E. Lockhart
  • The Weight of Blood
    Laura McHugh
  • When Day Breaks
    Maya Banks
  • Where She Went
    Gayle Forman
  • Wicked Burn
    Kery Beth
  • Wicked Lovely
    Melissa Marr
  • The Wonder of All Things
    Jason Mott
  • The Word Changers
    Ashlee Willis

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