This year, attend and participate in One Read events from the comfort of your home. Please visit the links below to register for live Zoom events.

Exhibits & Contests

Confinement: A One Read Art Exhibit
Submissions accepted August 27-29.
Exhibit will take place September 1-26 and will be viewed virtually at www.orrstreetstudios.com.

Nostalgia: Flash Fiction Writing Contest
Submissions accepted September 1-25.

Live Programs

Please visit the links below to register for live Zoom events.

One Read Book Discussion With Kit and Cathy Salter
Live event via Zoom
Thursday, September 3 › Noon-1 p.m.

Join local authors Kit and Cathy Salter for a virtual discussion of this year’s One Read selection “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.
REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL FOR THIS ZOOM EVENT.

One Read Book Discussion With Svetlana Grobman
Live event via Zoom
Thursday, September 10 › 7-8 p.m.

Join local author Svetlana Grobman to discuss this year’s One Read community reading title. Svetlana is a Jewish immigrant from Moscow, Russia who moved to the United States in 1990 and is a freelance writer living in Missouri.
REGISTRATION IS NOW FULL FOR THIS ZOOM EVENT.

One Read at Ragtag Cinema: “Russian Ark”
Ragtag Cinema – 10 Hitt St., Columbia
Monday, September 14 › 7-9 p.m.

In collaboration with One Read, Ragtag hosts a free screening of “Russian Ark” by Alexander Sokurov, an experimental film shot in a single take which explores three centuries of Russian history. (2002, unrated, 95 min.) A panel discussion will follow.

One Read Panel Discussion
Live event via Zoom
Tuesday, September 15 › 7-8 p.m.

Join us for this annual favorite One Read event as David Lile of KFRU moderates a discussion of “A Gentleman in Moscow” with local experts. Mataka Askari, Dr. Martha Kelly, Dr. Chris Lawrence and Mike Trapp will share their experience and research as it relates to the One Read selection.

Museum of Art & Archaeology Virtual Tour
Live event via Zoom
Sunday, September 20 › 2-3 p.m.

Join Museum of Art and Archaeology docent Valerie Hammons for a virtual tour of artwork in the museum that complements DBRL’s One Read program. This tour will highlight works of art from Russia as well as works that reflect Count Rostov’s experience in the Metropol Hotel.

One Read Author’s Talk: Amor Towles
Live event via Zoom
Tuesday, September 22 › 7-8 p.m.

Join One Read author Amor Towles for a live online conversation with KFRU’s David Lile about his bestselling book “A Gentleman in Moscow.” Submit your questions for Mr. Towles through September 18 via oneread.org or by mail to the library.

One Read Book Discussion With Kate Berneking Kogut
Live event via Zoom
Thursday, September 24 › 6-7 p.m.
Join Dr. Kate Berneking Kogut, associate professor and chair of the English and Creative Writing program at Stephens College, for a virtual discussion of “A Gentleman in Moscow” by Amor Towles.

One Read Runner-Up Book Discussion With Matt Dube
Live event via Zoom
Thursday, October 1 › noon-1 p.m.

Join Dr. Matt Dube, professor of English and director of online education at William Woods University, for a live webinar to discuss “The Last Days of Night” by Graham Moore, the runner-up book for this year’s One Read community-wide reading program.