Local artist Heinrich Leonhard will help you create a cute little clay animal and make your mark. Drop in any time during this session. Ages 5 and older with an adult.
Local artist Heinrich Leonhard will help you create a cute little clay animal and make your mark. Drop in with your family any time during this session. Ages 5 and older with an adult.
Bring your lunch and join us to discuss "A Girl's Guide to Moving On" by Debbie Macomber. It's a powerful and uplifting novel about a woman and her daughter-in-law who provide support to each other as they leave their troubled marriages and face the challenges of starting over.
Local artist Heinrich Leonhard will help you create a cute little clay animal and make your mark. Drop in with your family any time during this session. Ages 5 and older, with an adult.
Bring a brown bag lunch and join us to discuss “Redeployment” by Phil Klay. This National Book Award winner takes readers to the frontlines of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, giving insight into what happened to the soldiers who returned. Interwoven with themes of brutality and faith, guilt and fear, helplessness and survival, the characters in these stories struggle to make meaning out of chaos.
On August 21, 2017 there will be a total solar eclipse visible from a large swath of the U.S., and Columbia will have a front row seat. This is the first total solar eclipse across the Midwest in nearly a century, and the first one to be seen from Missouri in several centuries. Dr. Angela Speck, professor of astrophysics and director of astronomy at MU, will explain why solar eclipses happen and how to observe them safely. Ages 6 and older.
If your family lived in the United States in the 1860s, chances are you're related to someone who served in the Civil War. Perhaps your ancestor was among the 2.1 million men mustered into the Union army or the nearly 900,000 who were on the Confederate side. Or, maybe she was one of the women who served as a scout, nurse, spy or even one of the several hundred women who, disguised as men, fought in the battles. Professional genealogist and speaker Kathleen Brandt will share her insights, uncover hidden resources and provide valuable tips for the researcher.
Meet Sphero, a robotic ball that playfully introduces the basic concepts of computer programming. We'll create a maze for young engineers to navigate with the Sphero. Ages 10-14. Registration begins Tuesday, July 26.
Get up and get moving! Exercise with us by dancing to family-friendly music led by a REFIT-certified instructor. Ages 8-12.
Compete in a variety of Wii sports for a chance at a gold medal. Snacks provided. Ages 10 and older. Registration begins Tuesday, July 26.