DBRL Programs

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First Thursday Book Discussion
Columbia Public Library, Virginia G. Young Room

Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “Behind the Beautiful Forevers” by Katherine Boo. Pulitzer Prize-winning author Boo illuminates the difficulties of life in Annawadi, a poor settlement in the shadow of luxurious hotels in Mumbai, India. The author relates the struggles of a Muslim teen, an ambitious rural mother and a young scrap metal thief as their efforts to build better lives are challenged by economic, religious and caste tensions.

Teach Yourself With Lynda.com
Columbia Public Library, Training Center

Get an introduction to our online learning service through Lynda.com. You now have access to thousands of award-winning online classes and tutorials on technical skills, creative techniques and business strategies. For this class, you'll need your library card number and an email address. Basic Internet knowledge required. Registration begins Wednesday, October 21.

Teen Short Story Contest

In celebration of Teen Read Week, submit an original short story around the theme “Get Away” between October 19- December 6 for a chance to win a Barnes & Noble gift card. Write about a grand adventure, a secret hideaway, how folks escape their day-to-day routine or whatever you think fits the theme. Winning stories will be published on the library's teen blog. This contest is open to all teens in Boone and Callaway counties. Find contest rules and submission guidelines at teens.dbrl.org or at your library. Ages 12-18.

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