Local horticulturalist Alan Helland will share tips and information on what you need to do to get your garden ready for winter, and what to consider when planning the next growing season.
Dr. Elizabeth Wilson, associate professor and chair of social work at WWU, will discuss how sports participation gives at-risk young people opportunities to increase their self-esteem and overcome challenges at school, in their neighborhoods and within their families. This ties in with our One Read program, devoted this year to the story of the 1936 U.S. eight-man Olympic men's rowing team.
As part of One Read, enjoy a free screening of the historical drama "King of the Hill," directed by Steven Soderbergh. This film, shot in St. Louis and set in the 1930s, Depression-era Midwest, contains echoes of Joe Rantz, the central character of "The Boys in the Boat." It follows a young boy as he struggles on his own in a run-down motel after his parents and younger brother are separated from him. Post-film discussion led by Dr. Robert M. Collins, professor of history at the University of Missouri. (Rated PG-13, 103 min.)
September 22 is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Come celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's characters. You'll learn to spell your name in Dwarven runes, play games, create crafts and help Bilbo find all 13 dwarves hiding in the library. Ages 8 and older. Registration begins Tuesday, September 9.
Learn about the upcoming open enrollment period for making changes to an existing plan or find out how to enroll for the first time in the Health Insurance Marketplace. Presented by representatives of local agencies which provide certified counselors to assist with enrollment.
September 22 is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Come celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's hobbits and other characters with crafts and activities. Ages 8-14
David Lile of KFRU will moderate a discussion about "The Boys in the Boat" with local experts. Dr. Robert M. Collins, professor of history at MU, will address the U.S. in the 1930s. Dr. Brad Prager, MU associate professor of German and member of the film studies program, will talk about German film from and about the 1930s. Third generation Missouri boat-builder Drew Lemberger will talk about his craft. Biographer Sharon Kinney Hanson will talk about Olympian Helen Stephens, a William Woods graduate who won gold at the 1936 Olympics, as well as Dee Beckmann and Leni Riefenstahl. Dr. Linda Davis, WWU professor of management information systems, will talk about her experience rowing for the University of Nebraska.
September 22 is the birthday of Bilbo and Frodo Baggins. Come celebrate J.R.R. Tolkien's hobbits and other characters with crafts and activities. Ages 5 and older.
As part of this year's One Read exploration of the 1930s, "Farm and Fiddle" this week will discuss Mid-Missouri farming during the Great Depression, with a focus on diversity and self-sufficiency.
Join Karen Hamer for a discussion of this year's One Read runner-up book, "Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk" by Ben Fountain. This darkly satirical novel follows Billy Lynn, a soldier whose squadron survived an Iraqi insurgent attack caught on film by embedded TV reporters. The novel takes place at the Dallas Cowboys' Thanksgiving Day game during the men's last day of a "victory tour" before returning to war. Karen is a Southern Boone County High School English teacher and a member of the One Read reading panel.