Capital Read

Capital Read 2012 - Updates

So far, we have a tweet from KRCG's Teresa Snow letting us know that she liked the book (with a bonus tweet from the author in appreciation). Have you read the book yet? What do you think about it? Let us know via Twitter (just add @MRRL to your tweet and we'll be sure to see it) or go to our Facebook page at to leave us a comment.

Do you have a story?

MRRL Needs Family Stories!!!
Missouri River Regional Library is looking for a few good family stories. As part of the 2012 Capital Read, A Good American, the library is looking for family stories of ancestors who immigrated to Mid-Missouri from Germany.

“We are hoping to create a program in October where people can share these stories and photographs and perhaps read from letters or journals they may have,” said Claudia Schoonover, assistant director of public services. “I am very excited about this project and eager to hear from families.”

Book Discussion - March, by Geraldine Brooks

Join Claudia and George as they lead a discussion of the Capital Read book for 2011 - March, by Geraldine Brooks. This discussion will be held in the MRRL Art Gallery at 7pm on Nov. 22nd.

The Impact of the Civil War on Popular Culture

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 25th for Greg Wolk (President of Missouri's Civil War Heritage Foundation) discusses how the Civil War has influenced our pop culture.

MRRL's Capital Read

Join us this year as we discuss the book March, by Geraldine Brooks, for our city-wide book discussion program.

Capital Read - Author Visit

FINN is an American Library Association Notable Book and was named one of the year's top novels by the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Christian Science Monitor. It was also short-listed for he National Book Critics Circle's first-ever Best Recommended List and the Sargent First Novel Prize.

All Things Twain

Dr. Cindy Lovell is the Executive Director of the Mark Twain Boyhood Home and Museum in Hannibal, Missouri. She is an associate professor at Quincy University, wheee she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in education and a First Year Experience course on Mark Twain. Her areas if expertise include Mark Twain, curriculum development, writer's workshops, gifted education and teaching English as a new language. She has published two children's novels, Rachel Manson Hears The Sound and Not This Sunday.

Capital Read Events Starting TODAY!!

The first of the events surrounding the book that Jefferson City is reading - The Night Birds, by Thomas Maltman - starts today at Noon with a special edition of the Fiction at Noon Book Discussion Group.

Fiction at Noon Book Club - The Night Birds

On the last Tuesday of every other month, The Fiction at Noon Book club meets to discuss outstanding works of fiction. Reservations are required for this club - you can call 634-6064 ext. 237 to make your reservation and reserve your copy of the book being discussed. In October, however, there will be a special Fiction at Noon program that is part of our Capital Read events.