Programs tagged: discussion
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.
Dr. Peter Monacell, assistant professor of English at Columbia College, will lead a discussion of "The Boys in the Boat," hosted by Columbia College and its Stafford Library.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss this year's One Read selection with Julie Baka, president of the Columbia Library District Board. “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew team and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The underdog team captured the attention of millions of Americans by defeating the much-lauded elite rival teams at Hitler’s 1936 Olympics, thus transforming the sport. The book closely follows the story of one of the rowers, Joe Rantz, a homeless teen who was inspired, along with his fellows rowers, to achieve success under the mentoring of their enigmatic coach and visionary boat builder.
Join Mayor Bob McDavid and his wife Suzanne to discuss this year's One Read selection, "The Boys in the Boat." A boating enthusiast himself, McDavid has an appreciation for the sport of rowing. Come talk with him about rowing coach Al Ulbrickson and the team that brought home the gold in 1936.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.