Based on Lois Lowry's iconic and influential Newbery Award-winning science fiction novel, visionary director Phillip Noyce's 2014 film explores weighty and provocative themes similar to those in "Station Eleven." Dr. Greg Smith, WWU associate professor of English and film, will lead a discussion following the film. (Rated PG-13)
Playing with blocks develops a child’s math, language, social and science skills, as well as being lots of fun! Come to our block party to build, talk, explore and create together. Families, ages 2-6.
Try out the library's Wii U game console. Become a dancing superstar in “Just Dance 2015″ or a gold cup winner in "Mario Kart 8." Snacks provided. Ages 10 and older. Parents welcome. Registration begins Tuesday, August 25.
Dr. Nick Pullen, Cox Distinguished Professor of Science at WWU, will discuss epidemics and viruses, post-apocalypse, as experienced by the characters in the One Read book, “Station Eleven.”
Join us for activities about storybook bears. Ages 3 and older.
In the spirit of the Traveling Symphony from "Station Eleven," Dave Collins presents the musical "The Good Companions" by Johnny Mercer and Andre Previn, based on a novel by P.G. Wodehouse. During hard times in 1930s England, three people cut loose from their everyday lives to run away with a group of traveling performers touring the countryside and find their own talents.
Did you just buy a new computer running Windows 8 or 10 and have no idea where to start? Come to our informal session to learn about the newest versions of the Windows operating system and get pointers. You may bring in your laptop or device, or we can demonstrate with the library's equipment.
Help us select our own winner of the 2015 John Newbery Medal. At these fun sessions, you'll discuss Newbery finalists and defend the book you feel is the “Heavy Medalist” of the year. Library staff will facilitate, along with Nancy Baumann, a local educator and previous Newbery committee member. Sessions will be held Wednesdays on Sept. 9, 23, Oct. 7, 21, Nov. 4, 18 and Dec. 2, 16. Kids in grades 4-8. Registration begins Tuesday, September 1.
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." After her remarks, she will answer questions from the audience and sign copies of her book. There will be a live videoconference of the talk at William Woods University Library in Fulton, and it will also be broadcast on KOPN 89.5FM radio.
MU's Museum of Art and Archaeology presents a film that, like this year's One Read title, follows a touring Shakespearean theater troupe. Set in WWII, the story focuses on the dresser who is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company. As the backstage hand struggles to support the deteriorating star, the company struggles to carry on during the London blitz. Directed by Peter Yates and starring Tom Courtenay and Albert Finney. (Rated PG, 1983)