Professional ballroom dancing is very big in little Denmark. Since success in this intensely competitive art depends on finding the right partner, aspiring Danish dancers often look beyond their borders to find their matches. In “Dance for Me,” 15-year-old Russian performer Egor leaves home to team up with 14-year-old Mie, one of Denmark’s most promising young dancers. This documentary directed by Katrine Philp is a poetic coming-of-age story, with a global twist and thrilling dance moves. This screening is in collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org. Adults and teens.
Come get an introduction to our new online learning service from Lynda.com. All library cardholders 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, April 22.
In "Big Men," director Rachel Boynton has taken a complex phenomenon — the oil business as it is conducted in underdeveloped countries like Ghana and Nigeria — and crafted an edge-of-your-seat, character-driven drama. Filmed both in board rooms and in the bush, this documentary is an insightful look into the oil business and who profits from it. Executive produced by Brad Pitt, this film was an Official Selection of the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival and the 2014 True/False Film Fest. This screening is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org. Adults and teens.
As part of National Poetry Month in April, Callaway County kids and teens were invited to submit original poems to the Callaway Youth Poetry Contest. Tonight we will honor the winners. The winning poems will be displayed at the Callaway County Public Library and at www.dbrl.org. Co-sponsored by the Auxvasse Creative Arts Program.