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.
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, June 24.
The Kansas City Monarchs were the longest-running franchise in the history of baseball's Negro Leagues, playing from 1920 to 1965. The team launched the careers of many outstanding players, including Bullet Rogan, an eventual Hall of Famer, and conducted many barnstorming tours of the Midwest and even into Canada. Relive the history and excitement of their visits to Columbia as told by baseball historian and author Phil Dixon. Dixon is a co-founder of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum, an award-winning author of nine baseball books and has worked for the Kansas City Royals. His visit to Columbia is part of his quest to speak in 90 cities where this famous team played.
So you think you know books? Gather a team of three to six people and prove it by answering 100 literature-related questions. You're also welcome to register individually, and we'll create a team for you. We'll provide refreshments, and there will be prizes for the winning teams. Adults and teens. Registration begins Monday, June 29.
Get revved up for the final weeks of summer by bringing your family to a special performance by award-winning author and recording artist Bill Harley. Bill uses songs and stories to paint a vibrant, hilarious picture of growing up, schooling and family life. Visit http://www.billharley.com to find out more and watch some of Bill's videos. Supported by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the Missouri State Library, a division of the Office of the Secretary of State. All ages.