DBRL Programs

Circuit Science
Columbia Public Library, Studio

Use Snap Circuits, a hands-on electronics learning kit, to discover the basics of electrical circuits. This session, we'll make a "space war siren," construct a lie detector and more. Ages 8-12. Registration begins Tuesday, September 15.

One Read Book Discussion With Columbia College President Scott Dalrymple
Columbia, Dillingham Conference Room, Missouri Hall, Columbia College

President Dalrymple, who writes science fiction himself, will lead a discussion of "Station Eleven." Hear what he has to say about Mandel's speculative vision of our future.

Circuit Science
Columbia Public Library, Studio

Use Snap Circuits, a hands-on electronics learning kit, to discover the basics of electrical circuits. This session, we'll make a "space war siren," construct a lie detector and more. Ages 8-12. Registration begins Tuesday, September 22.

Circuit Science
Callaway County Public Library

Use Snap Circuits, a hands-on electronics learning kit, to discover the basics of electrical circuits. This session, we'll make a "space war siren," construct a lie detector and more. Ages 8-14.

Teen Read Week: Author Brian Katcher
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

Come meet Brian Katcher, author of the award-winning young adult books "Almost Perfect" and "Playing With Matches." Hear about his writing process and his new book, “The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak,” a hilarious he said/she said romance about two teens recovering from heartbreak and discovering themselves on an out-of-this-world accidental first date at a science fiction convention. When he’s not writing, Brian works as a school librarian. He lives in central Missouri with his wife and daughter. Books will be for sale from Barnes & Noble before and after the program and Brian will do a book-signing session. Teens, adults welcome.

Circuit Science
Columbia Public Library, Studio

Use Snap Circuits, a hands-on electronics learning kit, to discover the basics of electrical circuits. This session, we'll make a touch light, a musical motion detector and more. Ages 8-12. Registration begins Tuesday, October 6.

Do GMOs Affect Human Health and the Environment?
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

This forum will focus on genetically modified organisms and the methods used to produce and grow them. Speakers will explore whether or how GMO production and consumption affects the health of people who consume them or live in areas where they are grown. Panelists include: Alan Wessler, vice president of feed operations and animal health at MFA, Inc.; Dan Kuebler, physical therapist and organic farmer; and Robert Kremer, adjunct professor of soil science at MU. Presented by the League of Women Voters of Columbia-Boone County and the Columbia/Boone County Board of Health. Refreshments served at 6 p.m.

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