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MU Summer Rep Theatre Sneak Preview
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

MU's Summer Rep Theatre brings us summer in the South, this year. Come hear William Palmer talk about Mark Twain and Laura Eason's adaptation of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Carrie Winship will explore Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," set in Mississippi, and Jennie Pardoe will prepare you for the hilarious Williams, Sears and Howard comedy "Greater Tuna," set in Texas. You can also catch this free presentation Saturday, July 2. Call 573-882-PLAY or go to theatre.missouri.edu for tickets to the shows.

Walking Book Club
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Read. Walk. Talk! As part of this year's Summer Reading program, join us for a 30-minute walk, leaving from the library, followed by a book discussion. June's selection is "Grandma Gatewood's Walk" by Ben Montgomery. At this kick-off meeting, Annette Triplett of PedNet will give a brief talk about that organization's programs and the benefits of walking. Comfortable clothes and walking shoes recommended.

Center Aisle Cinema: "Up Heartbreak Hill"
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Thomas and Tamara are track stars at their rural New Mexico high school. Like many teenagers, they are torn between the lure of brighter futures elsewhere and the ties that bind them to their Navajo roots. Erica Scharf's documentary is a moving look at a new generation of Americans struggling to be both Native and modern. Shown in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Watch the trailer at dbrl.org/films. Adults and teens.

A Whirling Demon: Jackie Robinson Steals Home & History
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Jackie Robinson's uncanny ability to steal home plate remains under-appreciated in history. Each steal left an indelible mark in the minds of opposing players and fans. Each attempt was the manifestation of his aggressive playing style and personality, honed by his athletic (amateur and professional) experiences and his unique personal experiences as a black man in segregated America. This special presentation by Dr. Raymond Doswell offers context and comparisons to other legendary players and highlights examples of Robinson's signature playing style and his use of the stolen base to achieve victory and establish self-identity. Dr. Doswell is vice president of curatorial services at the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, Inc. in Kansas City. Adults and teens.

Basics of Tai Chi
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

Local Tai Chi instructor Judy Bumgartner will explain this relaxing, stress-reducing exercise and lead us through some basic stances and positions. Dress for ease and comfort. Registration begins Monday, June 13.

Tai Chi for Everyone
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Instructor Sandy Matsuda's goal is to make Tai Chi accessible for everyone. She has been a certified Tai Chi teacher for a decade and has trained in adapted Tai Chi for people who use walkers, wheelchairs or have limiting conditions that make exercise challenging. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the health benefits of this gentle art which promotes healing, balance and a sense of well-being. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. Registration begins Tuesday, June 7.

MU Summer Rep Theatre Sneak Preview
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

MU's Summer Rep Theatre brings us summer in the South, this year. Come hear William Palmer talk about Mark Twain and Laura Eason's adaptation of "The Adventures of Tom Sawyer." Carrie Winship will explore Beth Henley's "Crimes of the Heart," set in Mississippi, and Jennie Pardoe will prepare you for the hilarious Williams, Sears and Howard comedy "Greater Tuna," set in Texas. You can also catch this free presentation Saturday, July 2. Call 573-882-PLAY or go to theatre.missouri.edu for tickets to the shows.

Walking Book Club
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Read. Walk. Talk! As part of this year's Summer Reading program, join us for a 30-minute walk, leaving from the library, followed by a book discussion. July's selection is the inspiring "Find a Way" by Diana Nyad. At this meeting, we'll give away a copy of "Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites" by Susan Flader! Comfortable clothes and walking shoes recommended.

Speed Date With a Book
Columbia Public Library, Reading Room

Are you having trouble finding that perfect next book? Or, maybe you've read a great book that you want to tell everyone about? At this special after-hours event, you'll connect with other readers as you go on "speed dates" with various books. Your next favorite read might surprise you! We'll have food and door prizes.

Missouri State Parks & Historic Sites: Challenges for Our Time
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Missouri State Parks will celebrate its centennial in 2017. Susan Flader, professor emerita of environmental and western history at the University of Missouri, Columbia will talk about that history and the challenges ahead. She was a founder and past president of the American Society for Environmental History and of the Missouri Parks Association. She was also a leader in securing and renewing the state's parks, soil and water sales tax, which led to a renaissance in Missouri's state parks. She is also the editor and co-author of the beautiful newly updated book "Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites: Exploring Our Legacy." Copies will be available for purchase and signing.

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