Programs tagged: oneread

First Wednesday Book Discussion
Callaway County Public Library

Join us as we discuss this year's One Read selection, "Station Eleven," by Emily St. John Mandel. Twenty years after a deadly flu outbreak kills most of the world’s population, what survives? What matters? This haunting novel threads together the connected stories of people living before and after the end of the world into a lyrical examination of the importance of art and what it means to be human.

One Read Author's Talk: Emily St. John Mandel
Fulton, William Woods University Library Auditorium

This year's author visit comes earlier in the program. Don't miss this chance to hear Emily St. John Mandel speak about her novel "Station Eleven." Her talk at Columbia College will be broadcast live via videoconference to William Woods and on the radio at KOPN 89.5FM.

Survival Is Insufficient: Preserving Art in the Apocalypse
Fulton, William Woods University Library Auditorium

Drawing from "Station Eleven" and the works of Shakespeare, Erik Hillskemper, assistant professor of English at William Woods University, will discuss the importance of art and literature and investigate why humans are compelled to create and enjoy art of all kinds. Audience participation is welcome.

Art Is Life: A Slide Presentation
Fulton, William Woods University Library Auditorium

Professor Terry Martin has been on a spiritual journey. Since he started teaching at William Woods University in 1988, he has discovered that the essence of education is teacher and student learning together. He now believes “Life is Art,” and one’s life can become a masterpiece because of the human relationships one creates. He will discuss the idea of artful living as a process that should unify material and spiritual aspects of the human experience. The presentation is inspired by this year's One Read book, "Station Eleven."

Planting Sustainable Fall Bulbs
Callaway County Public Library, Friends Room

The Callaway County Master Gardeners will share hands-on information about some of the hardiest bulbs you can plant. Maybe they'd still be blooming 20 years after the end of the world. This program is a tie-in to this year's One Read book, "Station Eleven." Registration begins Tuesday, September 1.

What Makes a Museum?
Fulton, William Woods University Library Auditorium

In Emily St. John Mandel’s novel "Station Eleven," the Museum of Civilization tells the story of the world from what people have left behind. What story would you be able to tell with the objects you carry with you every day? William Woods University's Matt Dube, associate professor of English, and Anthony Cavaiani, instructor of communications, will discuss how museums curate history and the stories everyday objects can tell.

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