DBRL Programs

One Read Book Discussion With Dr. Dianne Lynch
Columbia, Barnes & Noble, Columbia Mall

Join Stephens College President Dr. Dianne Lynch and her husband Philip Coleman to discuss "Bettyville." Coffee provided.

One Read Runner-Up Book Discussion
Southern Boone County Public Library

Join us as for a discussion of the community reading program runner-up, "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford.

One Read Book Discussion With Dr. Betsy Tutt
Fulton, William Woods University Library Auditorium

In conjunction with Well Read Books, Dr. Betsy Tutt, vice president of academic affairs and dean of the graduate college at William Woods University, will lead a discussion of “Bettyville.” Books will be available for purchase.

One Read Book Discussion With Mayor Treece
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

A One Read tradition continues! Join Columbia Mayor Brian Treece to discuss this year's title, "Bettyville" by George Hodgman.

First Wednesday Book Discussion
Callaway County Public Library

Bring your lunch and join us as for a discussion of the One Read runner-up "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. This piece of historical fiction follows the memories of a Seattle man who lived through the racial tensions of the 1940s and had a forbidden friendship with a Japanese schoolmate.

First Wednesday Book Discussion
Callaway County Public Library

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of "The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry" by Gabrielle Zevin. In this novel, A.J. Fikry, the irascible owner of Island Books, a store whose motto is "No Man Is an Island; Every Book Is a World," is about to discover a brand new version of his life that he never saw coming.

First Thursday Book Discussion
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “The Remedy” by Thomas Goetz. When German scientist Robert Koch announced a cure for TB in 1882, Arthur Conan Doyle, then a small-town doctor in England and sometime writer, went to Berlin to cover the event and was horrified to surmise that Koch’s ‘cure’ was either sloppy science or outright fraud. Part biography and part scientific history, “The Remedy” explores the coincidental connection between two geniuses and the role personal ambition and relentless curiosity played in stopping the most lethal contagious disease in human history.

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