The Brown Bag Seminar Series
11:15 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Jan. 23, 30, Feb. 6 and 13
Additional sessions may be scheduled and announced via email updates.
Boldly Go…To the Library
As much as we love libraries, many of us still feel like we enter an alien world when we go through the door. It's really not that confusing if you have a little information. Join us as we demystify library organization, the Dewey Decimal System, the Library of Congress system and more. This session will give you the confidence to feel at home in any library.
Diane Peterson is a retired school library media specialist and lifelong reader. She is currently involved in a large project analyzing the patterns in romance literature. Diane has a bachelor's degree in elementary education and English, and master's degrees in elementary education and educational technology. She is member of the Romance Writers of America.
Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Aldermanbury/Churchill Museum Anniversary
In the 1960s, Westminster College set out to mark what would be the 20th anniversary of Churchill's visit. After due consideration to traditional modes of commemoration, Westminster College settled on the rather more ambitious notion of moving a Christopher Wren-designed church from London. This church, St. Mary the Virgin Aldermanbury, had stood in London since 1677 when it replaced an earlier structure that sat on the same site since the 12th century. This magnificent building, badly damaged during the London Blitz, was moved stone by stone to Westminster's campus and rebuilt to Wren's original specifications. In 1946, it was at Westminster College that Winston Churchill delivered one of the most significant speeches of his long and illustrious career. That address, formally entitled "The Sinews of Peace," but best known for that evocative phrase, "An Iron Curtain has descended across the Continent," effectively marked the beginning of the Cold War and linked, forever, Fulton and Westminster College with Winston Churchill.
Kit Freudenberger is the executive director of the Churchill Museum.
The Long, Hot Summer of 2012: When Will It Come Again and Should We Do Something About That?
"Hot enough for ya?" The summer of 2012 was by all accounts "a scorcher." Just how unusual was it? Have there been others in the recent past, and what if we have another one soon? What if we have two of those in a row? If we do, are we ready?
Pat Guinan is an associate extension professor at the Missouri Climate Center.
Friday, Feb. 13
True/False Film Fest
The True/False Film Fest began in the summer of 2003 to champion the best new nonfiction filmmaking. Their goal is to promote art and dialogue, and to deepen our community's understanding of each other and the world at large. True/False is a project of Ragtag Programming for Film and Media Art, a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization that also operates Ragtag Cinema, a 365-day arthouse theater. The mission of Ragtag Programming for Film and Media Art is to champion independent film to stimulate and enrich the culture of our community.
David Wilson is a filmmaker and the co-founder of the True/False Film Fest.
Extramural Travel Club
Club Room at the Grindstone Hy-Vee
Every second Wednesday
The Travel Club, originally an OLLI class, is an open forum and agenda for sharing travel tips, travel tales, travel opportunities, travel photos, travel destinations and travel deals. We've had presentations on extended living in a foreign country, purchasing the right camera, and the merits of traveling alone or in a group. If any of this sounds enticing, join the Travel Club at their monthly meetings. They meet in the Club Room (on the second floor) of the Hy-Vee at Grindstone and Providence.
Please share your email address with email@example.com and she'll add you to the mailing list for reminders and minutes of the topics and Web resources discussed.
Osher Saturday Morning Book Talks
Pastries and Coffee at 9:30 a.m.
1907 Hillcrest Drive
Book selling and signing will follow the Book Talks
Your participation is welcome on the first Saturday of the month. Admission is $3, or you can purchase a 10-event punch card for $25. Please thank the sponsors for their book talk support.
- Feb. 7
The Carnival Quintet (2014) and A Dark Gamble (2014) by Gladys Swan
Lyanne Riley and Cricket Dunn
- March 7
Sailor's Mail (2014) by Marsha Knudsen
- April 4
Therapy for Ghosts (2012) by Eric Praschan
Columbia Parks and Recreation 50+
Are you a member of a group, organization or club looking for a comfortable, pleasant place to meet with free parking? For just a $20 annual fee per person, a reserved time for your meetings could be available. Currently two Mah Jongg groups meet and an investment group might start meeting at the Hillcrest Community Center. Meet every week? Once a month? Day and evening times are still available. Contact Columbia Parks and Rec staff at 573-874-7475 for more information.
50+ Tours will attend the three remaining shows of the 2014-2015 season at the New Theatre Restaurant in Overland Park, Kan. The bus will leave at 8 a.m. for the matinées and return by 7 p.m. These trips include a fabulous lunch and make a relaxing, fun getaway; bring your friends to enjoy the ride and conversation.