Programs tagged: discussion

First Wednesday Book Discussion
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat" by Daniel James Brown which tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew team and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal.

One Read Book Talk With Rower Allison Wrabel
Fulton, Well Read Books, 519 Court St.

Allison Wrabel, a member of the Missouri Crew, the rowing team at Mizzou, will lead a discussion of "The Boys in the Boat." Hear her first-hand account of what it's like to be a part of a rowing team and share your insights, reflections and impressions of the book.

Book Talk With Laura McHugh
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Join popular local author Laura McHugh to discuss this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat." Laura's book, "The Weight of Blood" was published this year to great acclaim.

Book Talk With Westminster College President
Fulton, National Churchill Museum

Talk about this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat," with Dr. Barney Forsythe, whose time in the military included service in Berlin. He, will share his impressions of the book and his own experiences in Germany during the Cold War. Please contact Mandy Plybon at the National Churchill Museum at (573) 592-6242 to register.

Runner-Up Book Talk
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Join Karen Hamer for a discussion of this year's One Read runner-up book, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain. This darkly satirical novel follows Billy Lynn, a soldier whose squadron survived an Iraqi insurgent attack caught on film by embedded TV reporters. The novel takes place at the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game during the men's last day of a "victory tour" before returning to war. Karen is a Southern Boone County High School English teacher and a member of the One Read reading panel.

One Read Book Talk
Southern Boone County Public Library

Please join library staff and Tracy Eichhorn to discuss this summer’s One Read book, “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown. Tracy is president of the Friends of the Southern Boone County Library, a founding member of the Ashland Artist Group and a member of the Columbia Art League board.

First Wednesday Book Discussion
Callaway County Public Library

Bring your lunch and join us for a discussion of Ben Fountain's darkly satirical novel "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk," this year's One Read runner-up. The novel takes place at the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game, where part of the entertainment is a group of Iraqi war heroes on their last day of a "victory tour" before returning to war.

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