Missouri River Regional Library

The topic for tomorrow's 'Lunch and Learn' (at the Hy-Vee on Conley in Columbia) is "A Thing Called Race." Hear from Rev. C.W. Dawson, who has just written a book on the topic. Guest: MARILYN McLEOD, League of Women Voters. Plus, ERIC LYON and COURTNEY WATERS invite everyone to take part in Missouri River Regional Library's summer reading program. The theme this year is 'Libraries Rock!' Watch for details. (4:58) May 14, 2018

Today Paul Pepper and GARY WUNDER, National Federation of the Blind of Missouri, talk about how to handle the difficult situation of losing your sight. Gary says it's not easy: "some people deny it; some people go off and hide; some become resentful; some focus on all that's been lost." If you find yourself in this position, NFBMO is here to help! At [4:47] NATALIE NEWVILLE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, invites everyone to the 21st annual MRRL and ABLE Book Sale fundraiser! This popular event kicks off tomorrow at the St. Martins Knights of Columbus Hall in Jefferson City. "Hundreds and hundreds of thousands of books!" March 13, 2018

Today Paul Pepper and CLAUDIA SCHOONOVER, Director of Missouri River Regional Library, talk about "The End of Your Life Book Club". Author Will Schwalbe's "love letter" to his mother is the chosen book for year's 'Capital Read' program. Will is visiting Jefferson City later this week - watch for details! At [4:21] Mizzou graduate students MILLA TITOVA, psychology, and TAYLOR KELTY, biomedical sciences, are here to tell us what they'll be talking about at this Wednesday's Science on Tap COMO event at Craft Beer Cellar in Columbia. September 25, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with MADELINE MATSON about Will Schwalbe's book, "The End of Your Life Book Club," a.k.a. Missouri River Regional Library's "Capital Read" selection for 2017. Get a quick synopsis and find out how you can meet the author! At [3:09] MARY SCHANTZ and TONY SMITH invite everyone to a forum on health care reform at Lincoln University in Jefferson City. Attendees will hear from local doctors and nationally-known speakers in a setting that encourages conversation. Watch for details! July 11, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with DR. RICK FRAUNFELDER, Director, Mason Eye Institute, about keeping your eyes safe during the upcoming solar eclipse. Dr. Fraunfelder encourages everyone to wear special glasses - not sunglasses! - to avoid "thermal burn" during the partial phases of the eclipse. At [4:54] meet Missouri River Regional Library Bookmobile drivers JON KARR and MARK WEGMAN! Their 40 foot bus will be making a "party stop" and "cool stops" throughout the summer - find out what that means and when they'll be in your neighborhood! June 12, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with ADAM SAUNDERS, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, about a brand new, 10 acre "agriculture park" that's set to break ground in 2017. This is an effort that's years in the making, but will benefit our community for years to come! Tour the park's future home (just west of the ARC) this Saturday - watch for details! At [3:22] we meet Missouri River Regional Library's new marketing coordinator, NATALIE NEWVILLE! Natalie tells us about a new summer reading program for the whole family and their "video game night" for teenagers - plus a whole lot more! May 3, 2017

Today Paul Pepper welcomes first-time guest, CLAUDIA SCHOONOVER, Director of Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City! Claudia invites everyone to two after-hour events this month at the library: a concert by Miss Jubilee on February 18th; and the annual indoor mini-golf fundraiser February 25th. Watch for details! At [3:48] MIKE SCHOOLEY and DICK DALTON encourage everyone to come see Capital City Productions' performance of "Hands on a Hard Body," opening this Thursday at Shikles Auditorium in Jefferson City! Don't miss this upbeat musical retelling of a true story about a contest in Texas in which contestants must keep one hand on a truck the longest, and whoever does, wins the truck. February 6, 2017

Today Paul Pepper visits with CATHERINE PARKE about Orr Street Studios' popular "Second Saturday for Kids" series. Next month, participants age 5-15 will get to make wearable art with instruction by Zede's Sewing Studio! At [4:04] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator for Missouri River Regional Library, is looking for your thoughts on how MRRL is doing, and what it can do better to serve the community. Plus, find out about "Readers Theatre: Live Old Time Radio," a fundraiser for the library foundation happening this weekend in Jefferson City! September 26, 2016

Today Paul Pepper welcomes first-time guest, ROY FOX, author of the introspective book, "Facing the Sky: Composing Through Trauma in Word and Image." Roy says that folks should read this book "if they have issues or traumas that they don't understand and want to work through." At [4:48] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, returns with a whole calendar of events that will keep you and/or your kids engaged for the rest of the summer! Enjoy a good scavenger hunt? Try Passport Jefferson City! Watch for details. July 12, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, talk about a program called Passport Jefferson City, which aims to "get people to get out and see their own backyard - as it were." It'll be a fun time for the whole family - watch for details! And speaking of family fun, at [4:12] DENNIS VanDYKE and BRAD BRYANT invite everyone to the Marceline Railroad Heritage Celebration this Saturday at the Walsworth Community Center in Marceline! May 11, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, talk about a mini-golf fundraiser INSIDE the library happening this Saturday. $5 gets you 18 holes that wind through the books! At [4:09] KERRI BURROWS, Interim Executive Director of Second Chance, invites everyone to participate in their Trivia Night fundraiser March 11! Registration is required and tables fill up fast, so don't wait! February 18, 2016

Today Paul Pepper visits with actress TORI STEPANEK about Capital City Players' latest production, "My Way." This musical tribute to Frank Sinatra - featuring about 60 songs! - opens January 14th in Jefferson City. At [4:05] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, invites everyone to "Immigrant Stories," a FREE event happening next week at the library featuring the authors of the book, 'Ethnic St. Louis,' talking about the impact of immigration in Missouri. January 12, 2016

Today Paul Pepper and KAY GLASS talk about this Saturday's Calvary Episcopal Church Bazaar, which is famous for - of course! - the 'church mice,' a must-have collectors item for many decades now. If you want one, be sure and get there early because things will get crazy! At [4:47] PAULA SCHULTE invites everyone to Missouri River Regional Library in Jefferson City this weekend for a host of activities, including a craft and bake sale, living windows, author meet-and-greets and more - watch! December 3, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAULA SCHULTE, Missouri River Regional Library, about some of the resources you 'didn't know' MRRL provided (like one-on-one computer training) to anyone with a library card! At [4:54] CINDY HALL and CHRISTI FARMER invite everyone to the 58th annual Rock Bridge Elementary Chicken Barbecue, happening this Saturday from 4-8 p.m. You won't believe how many chickens will be served - watch! October 15, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, about all the dates you should be saving so that you don't miss out on some great events happening in Jefferson City! (There's something for you Downton Abbey fans coming up THIS Sunday!) At [4:34] actors DANA MONTGOMERY and MITCHELL FLOTTMAN tell us about their roles as Fiona and Shrek, respectively, in Maplewood Barn Theatre's production of 'Shrek The Musical.' Tomorrow is opening night! July 29, 2015

Today Paul Pepper visits with PAULA SCHULTE, Library Marketing Coordinator at Missouri River Regional Library, about "Every Hero Has A Story," MRRL's theme for their summer children's program. At [4:18] KELLY SMITH, River City Habitat for Humanity, asks for volunteer help at the Habitat Re-Store in Jefferson City. It's 'a fun way' to help without lifting a hammer! June 9, 2015

Today Paul Pepper chats with Columbia Art League's DIANA MOXON about their summer camp for children - it's a little different this year, so pay attention! Diana also touches on the popular Art in the Park event that happens every June; it'll be here before we know it! At [4:06] PAULA SCHULTE, Marketing Director at Missouri River Regional Library, invites everyone to two different book talk events: the first features food author NINA FURSTENAU; and the second features NYT best-selling author Lisa McMann ("The Unwanteds"). March 26, 2015