Dr. Rob Havers Comes To MRRL To Talk About Churchill

Picture of Truman and Churchill driving past the current location of the libraryJoin us on August 28th at 7pm to hear Dr. Rob Havers speak on one of the most important speeches of the 20th century - one that was delivered right up the road in Fulton by Winston Churchill! Following Havers’ presentation, there will be a round of Churchill Jeopardy.

Cultural Concerts, 2012

 A Jefferson City summer tradition will be returning to the grounds of the State Capitol when Missouri River Regional Library’s Cultural Concerts kick off on Aug. 10 with a performance by the Krazy Kats.

"Everyone looks forward to these concerts and they are something that the whole family can enjoy,” said Taryn Prewitt, special events coordinator.

There will be three concerts, all held on the south lawn of the State Capitol. The concerts are free and open to the public.

Privacy Week

Are you concerned about the effects of technology on privacy? Libraries take patron privacy very seriously - and as a result, the American Library Association has put together a number of presentations and even a short movie to debut this week. Those resources can be found at

Yoga at MRRL

Yoga StretchEvery Thursday morning, from 9am to 10am, a group of people meet in the library's art gallery to start their day off with some light yoga exercises. You can join them - drop-ins are very welcome - any time! Bring whatever yoga equipment (mats, towels, etc.) if you have one, but they are not required. The class is led by different local yoga instructors each week and is a great way to get some exercise for your body before exercising your mind with our materials!

Evening Family Story Time at MRRL

Join us for a new "Family" story time at MRRL! These story times are held in the evening and all the family is encouraged to attend. Eric reads a couple of books, leads the group in some singing and does a craft related to each story time theme. As a bonus - after the Tuesday evening story times, the Tail Wagging Tutors is the very next activity, so kids can go from having a book read to them and all the activities associated with that to reading a book to a dog! Join us at any of the upcoming events!

Thursday, May 3rd at 5:30pm in the Storyhour Room

Geek The Library

April is Geek the Library month at the Missouri River Regional Library and marks the beginning of a year-long campaign. In this campaign, the word “geek” is used as a verb with the meaning: To love, to enjoy, to have an intense passion for. To express an interest in. To possess a large amount of knowledge in. “Whatever you geek, the Missouri River Regional Library supports you,” said Helen Rigdon, MRRL director. “That’s the message we want to send through this campaign."

Civility And Compassion - A Special Event

 Unrest on city streets, bullying in schools and political discord have resulted in a feeling that American society has lost a sense of civility and compassion in daily life. Poll after poll indicates that in the 21st century Americans feel that the lack of civility is a major problem.

Downloadable Audio and eBooks Through our new Overdrive service

Learn how easy it is to download audio books or eBooks through our new Overdrive service. Learn how to browse our collection, check out items, and download them. Reservations Required Wednesday Dec 8 7-8pm Wednesday Jan 19 7-8pm Contact Brian Bray at 634-6064 ext 241 Location Annex Meeting Room

The Voice Within Us: Fall Poetry Reading

Bring a poem of your own or one of a favorite poet to share this evening. Reservations are preferred. Please call Claudia Schoonover at 634-6064 ext. 245 to RSVP.
Tuesday, November 16, 7-9pm, MRRL Art Gallery