Programs tagged: presentation

A Conversation With One Read Author George Hodgman
Fulton, William Woods University Library Auditorium

Hear One Read author George Hodgman interviewed on stage about his return to Paris, Missouri, his experiences as a writer and editor in New York City and his memoir "Bettyville." Attendees are encouraged to bring their questions for Mr. Hodgman and participate in the discussion.

The Development of the LGBT Movement and the HIV/AIDS Crisis in Mid-Missouri
Fulton, William Woods University Library Auditorium

Having lived in central Missouri since the 1980s, panelists Dean Andersen, Randy Eichholz, Dustin Hampton and Scott Miniea have followed the LGBT movement and the HIV/AIDS crisis in this part of the country for many years. They will share their personal and professional experiences related to the public health response to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, the empowerment of the LGBT community as a result of HIV/AIDS, the existence of gay "community centers" in bars before dating apps became popular and the current state of both the LGBT movement and HIV/AIDS. Your questions are welcome.

Help for Caregivers of Aging Parents
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

If you are caring for an aging family member, you are one among thousands facing the same challenges. Learn from a panel of experts how you can release some of the burden resting on your shoulders. Get support and resource information from Karen Elwood, care coordinator with the Callaway Senior Center; Dr. Richard White of the Callaway County Alzheimer's Support Group; Peg Dzicek, director of the SERVE RSVP program; Jessie Kwatamdia, executive director of the Greater Missouri Chapter of the Alzheimer's Association; and Dr. Joel Shenker, an MU Health Care neurologist. Questions and comments welcome.

Dogs Can Rescue Us
Columbia Public Library, Virginia G. Young Room

In this year's One Read memoir "Bettyville," author George Hodgman befriends a stray dog and later adopts one from a shelter. Hodgman's connection with these two dogs illustrates what scientists have known for a very long time — that bonding with a companion animal can be beneficial for people of all ages. The unconditional love provided by a dog helps people learn to engage with others, feel loved and cope with a variety of health problems. Companion dogs can also help family members reestablish bonds with each other. Dr. Rebecca Johnson will discuss these and other benefits of companion animals, drawing on research of her own and other scientists. Johnson is the director of the Research Center on Human Animal Interaction at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.

On the Training of Dogs
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

In the memoir "Bettyville," while caring for his aging mother, George Hodgman also falls in love with and cares for a stray dog. For fellow dog lovers, we've invited Sandy Corbett with the Callaway County Humane Society to share information about local training programs for Canine Good Citizens and certified therapy dogs. She'll also bring some of her favorite furry friends. This event is a part of our One Read community reading program.

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