Calendar

Remnants: A One Read Art Exhibit
Columbia, Orr Street Studios, 106 Orr St.

Inspired by this year’s One Read selection, we invited 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. If the world were changed by sudden catastrophe – no electricity, medicine, Internet, transportation – what would you miss most? View this exhibit August 31-September 26, and join us for a reception and program on September 15 at 6:30 p.m. (See www.orrstreetstudios.com for gallery hours.)

Checking Out Digital Materials
Columbia Public Library, Studio

Learn about the library's digital services for borrowing eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, music, movies and TV shows. Bring your mobile device or laptop. Register for a 45-minute session. An active library card and email account are required. Registration begins Monday, August 17.

After the End: One Read Flash Fiction Contest
Regional

In 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. Twenty years later, the survivors 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 a planet. Give us an ending -- and what comes after. Winning entries and honorable mentions will be published online and the winners will receive book store gift cards. Participants must be age 16 or older and residents of Boone or Callaway Counties. Entries may be submitted online at oneread.dbrl.org or at any library or bookmobile. Full details available online. Entries are due by September 23.

One Read Display: "What Would You Miss?"
Callaway County Public Library

This year's One Read Book, "Station Eleven," references the future collapse of civilization. When you think about the world ending, what kinds of things do you think you would miss? Stop by the library to write items you would miss on our wall display.

Drop-in Internet and Computer Assistance
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

During these unstructured sessions, use library computers to apply for a job, write a résumé, set up an email account, get help navigating the Internet, study for a test with "Learning Express Library" or sharpen your computer skills with our excellent self-guided tutorials. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse Tutorial, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.

"Station Eleven" Audiobook Broadcast
89.5FM/KOPN

Listen to the audiobook version of this year's One Read selection and hear announcements on additional One Read programming every weekday August 31-September 30 (except Sept. 7, Labor Day).

First Wednesday Book Discussion
Callaway County Public Library

Join us as we discuss this year's One Read selection, "Station Eleven," by Emily St. John Mandel. Twenty years after a deadly flu outbreak kills most of the world’s population, what survives? What matters? This haunting novel threads together the connected stories of people living before and after the end of the world into a lyrical examination of the importance of art and what it means to be human.

"Station Eleven" Audiobook Broadcast
89.5FM/KOPN

Listen to the audiobook version of this year's One Read selection and hear announcements on additional One Read programming every weekday August 31-September 30 (except Sept. 7, Labor Day).

Load More…
Copyright © 2015 Daniel Boone Regional Library | (573) 443-3161 | web@dbrl.org