Thank You for Being a Part of One Read 2015

Station Eleven for webA big thank you to all of you who read or listened to “Station Eleven” by Emily St. John Mandel and joined us for one of this year’s outstanding One Read events. Over the past month we have explored the importance of art and community to survival. We have rediscovered Shakespeare. We have contemplated the end of the world and what comes after. As a community we have investigated the themes and topics in this book through discussions, lectures, films and art. We appreciate the hundreds of you who attended events and promoted this book to your book clubs, your coworkers and your families.

Our sincere thanks to you for being a part of this year’s One Read!

Have an idea for what one book our community should read next? Visit this site or any library branch in November to suggest a book for next year.

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David Lile Interviews Emily St. John Mandel

Listen to KFRU’s David Lile interview this year’s One Read author Emily St. John Mandel about her book “Station Eleven.”


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Remnants: Art Exhibit Winners

For this year’s One Read art exhibit, we asked area artists to contribute works that explore the objects or relationships in our connected, complex and electrified world that we’d yearn for most if they were lost to us.

First-place-fbAt the exhibit’s opening reception on September 15, the following winners and honorable mentions were announced. Congratulations to all!

First place:
“Coffee,” acrylic
by Michelle Marcum



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Haven’t Read “Station Eleven” Yet?

It’s not too late! You can listen to the audiobook version of “Station Eleven” on KOPN, or read topical essays on the book in the Sunday Ovation section in the Columbia Daily Tribune.

Starting August 31, the entire book will be available in 30-minute segments on KOPN (89.5 FM) every weekday from
1-1:30 p.m. (No broadcast on Monday, September 7, Labor Day.)

Each Sunday in September, the Ovation section of the Columbia Daily Tribune will feature an article by Library Associate Elaine Stewart reflecting on a topic or theme in “Station Eleven.”

And when you are looking for a way to participate in this year’s One Read event, you can find all of the programs in the library’s online guide.

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