Can art and design become one? With this graphic design exhibition, Kate Gray examines the dual selves required to be an artist and designer, a learner and a student. This examination of the role of art in one's life is in keeping with the spirit of this year's One Read book, "Station Eleven." Gray is an assistant professor of graphic design at Stephens College. Her show will run Sept. 3-27. Regular gallery hours are Wed. Noon-1 p.m., Thu. 5:30-8:30 p.m., Sat. & Sun. Noon-3 p.m. On Thu., September 17, the exhibit opens at 5 p.m. as a part of the reception for the One Read discussion on "The Intersection of Art and Society."
Based on Lois Lowry's iconic and influential Newbery Award-winning science fiction novel, visionary director Phillip Noyce's 2014 film explores weighty and provocative themes similar to those in "Station Eleven." Dr. Greg Smith, WWU associate professor of English and film, will lead a discussion following the film. (Rated PG-13)
Playing with blocks develops a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Come to our block party to build, talk, explore and create together. Families, ages 2-6.
Listen to the audiobook version of this year's One Read selection and hear announcements on additional One Read programming every weekday August 31-September 30 (except Sept. 7, Labor Day).
On board, you'll find books, music, DVDs and other services for all ages. You can browse several thousand titles or pick up items you've requested online or over the phone.
During these unstructured sessions, use library computers to apply for a job, write a résumé, set up an email account, get help navigating the Internet, study for a test with "Learning Express Library" or sharpen your computer skills with our excellent self-guided tutorials. Choose from Keyboarding, Mouse Tutorial, Basic Skills, Computer Basics, Files and Folders, Exploring the Web, Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations. For the tutorials, please bring headphones or purchase a set at the library.
Try out the library's Wii U game console. Become a dancing superstar in “Just Dance 2015″ or a gold cup winner in "Mario Kart 8." Snacks provided. Ages 10 and older. Parents welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, August 25.
The Friends hold sales in the library lobby every Wednesday noon-3 p.m. and every Saturday 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. All proceeds support library services.
Unleash your creative genius with LEGO bricks. Ages 5 and older.
At this workshop, children play games, sing, dance and act out books. Presented by TRYPS, Columbia's professional theater group for young audiences. Ages 3-8.