DBRL Programs

Heroes in Your Garden
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Large-scale food production has created the need for substantial pesticide use. However, there are alternative methods for suppressing pest populations, methods that are more sustainable and better for our environment. Kathryn Ingerslew, a doctoral candidate in MU’s Division of Plant Sciences, will talk about natural methods of controlling pests in your home garden based on her research into the dynamics of pest insects and their predators.

First Wednesday Book Sale
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

This month's sale features books on science, math, DIY and crafts. First Wednesday sales offer some of the very best books that have been donated to the Friends. The Friends also conduct sales every Wednesday in the library lobby noon-3 p.m, and every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds go to support library services.

Superhero Science: Surviving in a Toxic World
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Science-based superpowers and weapons abound in comics, but are any of them based in fact? Learn how to evaluate science-related information and the importance of toxicology in everyday life. Dr. Tim Evans is an associate professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Department of Veterinary Pathobiology at MU. Dressed in mask and cape, “The Antidote” is Dr. Evans' alter ego who has been spicing up the field of toxicology for 12 years. Adults and youth ages 10 and older.

Block Party Plus
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

At any age, playing with blocks and playing chess develop a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Bring school-age kids to this session to explore and play together. Ages 7 and older.

Block Party
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Playing with blocks develops a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Come to our block party to build, talk, explore and create together. Families, ages 2-6.

Block Party
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Playing with blocks develops a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Come to our block party to build, talk, explore and create together. Families, ages 2-6.

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