DBRL Programs

Thusnelda Schmidt Luncheon: Jennifer Daniels
Columbia Public Library, Windsor II

Join award-winning performer and music and movement educator Jennifer Daniels for lunch and an interactive literacy and movement workshop. Assistant to Eric Litwin, the author of the bestselling Pete the Cat picture books, Jennifer Daniels is certified in Litwin’s movement curriculum, The Learning Groove. Bring your dancing shoes!

Lincoln’s Legal Loyal League: African-Americans in the Union War Effort
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Noted historian Hari Jones, curator and assistant director of the African-American Civil War Freedom Foundation and Museum, will talk about the contributions of a secret African descent organization called “Lincoln’s Loyal League” to the union war effort. Jones is a dynamic and compelling speaker, an award-winning author and a contributor to the PBS documentary "Lincoln at Gettysburg." The presentation is part of the MU Libraries hosting of the American Library Association's traveling exhibition "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War" at the MU Law Library from September 17-October 31.

Center Aisle Cinema: "20 Feet From Stardom"
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Backup singers live in a world just beyond the spotlight. Their voices bring harmony to the biggest bands in popular music, but who are they and what lives do they lead? Award-winning director Morgan Neville shines a spotlight on the untold true story of the backup singers behind some of the greatest musical legends of the 21st century. Watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.

"No More Bullying" With Tim Collins
Columbia Public Library, Children's Program Room

"No More Bullying" is a fast-paced, interactive, educational show that portrays a range of characters confronted by bullying in an elementary school setting. Audience members help decide what choices the characters make. Tim Collins is an award-winning actor, writer and solo performer. His one-man shows for violence prevention have entertained and educated audiences at schools, universities, libraries and other social agencies since 2001. Students in grades K-5.

Center Aisle Cinema: "American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs"
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Grace Lee Boggs, 98, is a Chinese-American philosopher, writer and activist in Detroit with a thick FBI file and a surprising vision of what an American revolution can be. In this documentary film by Columbia native Grace Lee, we see how Boggs continually challenges a new generation to throw off old assumptions, think creatively and redefine revolution for our times. This screening is a collaboration with POV, PBS’ award-winning nonfiction film series (www.pbs.org/pov). Learn more and watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.

Fall Trivia Night
Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Get ready for the holiday season with a night of trivia fun. Gather a team of three to six people and come answer one hundred questions on a variety of topics. You're also welcome to register individually, and we'll create a team for you. There will be prizes for the winning teams. Refreshments provided. Adults and teens. Registration begins Monday, October 27.

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