Programs tagged: oneread
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Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss this year's One Read runner-up "Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet" by Jamie Ford. When artifacts from Japanese families sent to internment camps during World War II are uncovered during renovations at a Seattle hotel, Henry Lee embarks on a quest that leads to memories of growing up Chinese in a city rife with anti-Japanese sentiment. Yolanda Ciolli, a member of the One Read reading panel, will lead the discussion.
"Bettyville," this year's One Read selection, is in part a portrait of an aging parent. As a complement to the book, the Columbia Public Library will display photographs from Anastasia Pottinger's Centenarian Series throughout September. This work explores the beauty of the aging body through portraits featuring subjects age 100 and older. Learn more about Pottinger and her work at www.roguestudios.photo.
A One Read tradition continues! Join Columbia Mayor Brian Treece to discuss this year's title, "Bettyville" by George Hodgman.
David Lile of KFRU will moderate a discussion about various aspects of the One Read book "Bettyville" with local experts. Dr. Marilyn Rantz from the Sinclair School of Nursing will talk about aging parents and caregiving. Heather Harlan from Phoenix Health Programs will discuss addiction and recovery. Dr. Patrick Overton with the Front Porch Institute will talk about the decline of small town communities. And Mason Aid with The Center Project will talk about the challenges of growing up gay in a small town.
In conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, the Museum of Art and Archaeology will participate in National Museum Day. This open house will feature the portrait exhibition on display in the galleries and a special museum display in conjunction with the One Read selection, "Bettyville." Docents (including our docent dog!) will help interpret museum objects, while several University archives, museums and special collections will offer highly interactive, family-friendly activities such as writing, storytelling, scavenger hunts and artwork. Families
One Read author George Hodgman will talk about returning home to Paris, Missouri to care for his aging mother, and how that experience became the memoir "Bettyville." He'll also answer your questions and sign copies of his book following his talk. This presentation will be broadcast live on the radio at KOPN 89.5 FM.
Scholars from each of Columbia's college campuses will discuss our One Read book from their academic perspectives, then invite audience comment and discussion. We'll have Dr. Yngve Digernes, associate professor of sociology at Columbia College; Dr. Eric Marx, associate professor of psychology at Stephens College; and Dr. Nancy West, professor of English at the University of Missouri.
In this year's One Read memoir "Bettyville," author George Hodgman befriends a stray dog and later adopts one from a shelter. Hodgman's connection with these two dogs illustrates what scientists have known for a very long time — that bonding with a companion animal can be beneficial for people of all ages. The unconditional love provided by a dog helps people learn to engage with others, feel loved and cope with a variety of health problems. Companion dogs can also help family members reestablish bonds with each other. Dr. Rebecca Johnson will discuss these and other benefits of companion animals, drawing on research of her own and other scientists. Johnson is the director of the Research Center on Human Animal Interaction at the MU College of Veterinary Medicine.
“Bettyville,” is a memoir exploring gay author George Hodgman's return to his hometown of Paris, Missouri, where the church serves as a community hub. In conjunction with One Read, Ragtag presents a free screening and discussion of “The Wise Kids,” a thoughtful look at the trials faced by a tight-knit Baptist community in South Carolina and three teenage friends dealing with the revelation that one of them is gay. Writer-director Stephen Cone, who is the son of a Baptist minister, clearly cares deeply about each character, as do the tremendously skilled actors who portray them. "To call 'The Wise Kids' a Christian movie or a gay movie, or even a gay Christian movie, would be to force a label on this touching, low-key drama with no axes to grind. Unfailingly kind to its characters, ‘The Wise Kids’ is devoid of the evangelical versus secular rhetoric of today's culture wars that seeps into most movies addressing religion," Stephen Holden, New York Times Critic's Pick. The screening will be followed by an audience discussion led by Rev. Sarah Klaassen, pastor of Rock Bridge Christian Church and her wife, Rev. Jamie Haskins, Chaplain, Director of the Center for Faith and Service, and Instructor of Religious Studies and Westminster College. The event is free but tickets are required for admission, for capacity purposes. Tickets will be available at The Ragtag box office beginning at 10 a.m. day of show. (2012, not rated, 95 minutes)
Second Chance will be at the library today with several dogs looking for their perfect matches. Second Chance is the largest animal rescue group in Mid-Missouri. With just two staff members and more than 100 volunteers, they play matchmaker to more than 700 animals each year. This event is part of our One Read community reading program.