Programs tagged: oneread
Dr. Peter Monacell, assistant professor of English at Columbia College, will lead a discussion of "The Boys in the Boat," hosted by Columbia College and its Stafford Library.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss this year's One Read selection with Julie Baka, president of the Columbia Library District Board. “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel James Brown tells the story of the University of Washington's 1936 eight-oar crew team and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal. The underdog team captured the attention of millions of Americans by defeating the much-lauded elite rival teams at Hitler’s 1936 Olympics, thus transforming the sport. The book closely follows the story of one of the rowers, Joe Rantz, a homeless teen who was inspired, along with his fellows rowers, to achieve success under the mentoring of their enigmatic coach and visionary boat builder.
See the U.S. Flag as it looked in 1936 and get a glimpse of how American women might have dressed had they gone to the Olympics that year. Then, swing by the Historic Costume Gallery next door for a look at women's fashion through the eras. A curator will be present for questions Thursdays, 5:30-8:30 p.m. and Saturdays Noon-3 p.m. throughout September.
As part of our exploration of the 1930s during this year's One Read program, view this fascinating documentary which uses historic footage and interviews to tell the epic story of the destruction, theft and rescue of the great artworks of Europe during World War II. As Nazis loot and pillage, those dedicated to saving the art do everything in their power to protect it, including emptying the Louvre and evacuating the Hermitage. Directed by Richard Berge, Bonni Cohen and Nicole Newnham and narrated by Joan Allen. The film will be introduced by the Museum of Art and Archaeology’s director, Alex Barker.
Inspired by this year's One Read selection, Mid-Missouri artists have contributed works that explore a range of experiences and views of water, whether from shore or flying across the water itself, “in a poem of motion, a symphony of swinging blades.” View this exhibit September 7-20, and join us for a reception and program on September 9 at 6 p.m. (See www.orrstreetstudios.com for gallery hours.)
Join us for a reception for "On the Water," this year's One Read art exhibit at Orr Street Studios. Enjoy light refreshments and hear the winning entries announced. Listen to an original musical composition by Lisa Thill Franck inspired by "The Boys in the Boat" and performed by a "flute mob," as well as a live performance of popular tunes from the 1930s by pianist Pack Matthews and vocalist Audra Sergel. The art will be on exhibit September 7-20. (See www.orrstreetstudios.com for gallery hours.)
Join Mayor Bob McDavid and his wife Suzanne to discuss this year's One Read selection, "The Boys in the Boat." A boating enthusiast himself, McDavid has an appreciation for the sport of rowing. Come talk with him about rowing coach Al Ulbrickson and the team that brought home the gold in 1936.
Is all wood created equal? According to George Pocock, the visionary boat-builder at the heart of this year's One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat," it certainly is not! Why does cedar make a good rowing shell, maple a fine chopping block and oak a tight barrel? And, what do trees have to do with road rage, hospitals and yoga? Come find out about the kinds of wood we grow here in the Show-me state, its varied uses and some of the benefits that trees provide. You'll come away with all sorts of tree trivia to tickle your mind and amaze your friends. Presented by Ann Koenig, an urban forester for the Missouri Department of Conservation.
Scholars from each of Columbia's college campuses will discuss our One Read book from their academic perspectives, then invite audience comment. We'll have Dr. Michael J. Polley, associate professor of history at Columbia College; Dr. Kate Berneking Kogut, playwright, screenwriter and associate professor of English/Creative Writing at Stephens College; and sports psychologist Dr. Matthew Martens, associate professor of counseling psychology at the University of Missouri.
Before Bob Costas, there was Marty Glickman. A gifted Jewish-American athlete who was denied the chance to represent the U.S. at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, he went on to become one of the most revered and influential sportscasters in history, pioneering many of the techniques, phrases and programming innovations that are commonplace in sports reporting today. This HBO documentary directed by James L. Freedman is a companion to our One Read book, "The Boys in the Boat," a story of the U.S. crew team 1936 Olympics. Learn more and watch the trailer at films.dbrl.org.