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Adult Summer Reading Program

The Adult Summer Reading Program-themed “Groundbreaking Reads” begins June 1st and continues through July 31. Participants can sign up online by clicking the Registration button and either download and print their Summer Activities List using the link below or pick up one at any public service desk in the Library.

After reading and completing activities, participants should return their Summer Activities List to the Reference Desk to receive a prize and be entered into the grand prize drawing for a Kindle Fire.

All Iowa Reads 2013 Book Discussion: The Year We Left Home by Jean Thompson
Saturday, June 29, 10:30 a.m.
Meeting Room B


A Portrait of Jane Austen
Tuesday, July 9, 7:00 p.m.
Meeting Room A

Melissa Sodeman, Assistant Professor of English at Coe College will present A Portrait of Jane Austen.


Celebrate Jane Austen film screening: Pride & Prejudice (1940)
Thursday, July 11, 7 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Starring Greer Garson and Laurence Olivier, this version of the Jane Austen classic won an Oscar for Best Art Direction.


Two Minute Jane: A Read Aloud Celebration
Tuesday, July 16, 12-1 p.m.
Meeting Room A

Join us to celebrate Jane Austen and the 200th Anniversary of Pride & Prejudice. You'll have 2 minutes to read your favorite Jane Austen passage aloud. Tea and biscuits will be served.


Celebrate Jane Austen Film screening: Bride & Prejudice (2004)
Thursday, July 18, 7 p.m.
Meeting Room A

Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Martin Henderson and Nadira Babbar star in this Bollywood interpretation of Austen's classic novel.


Celebrate Jane Austen film Screening : Pride & Prejudice (2005)
Thursday, July 25, 7 p.m.
Meeting Room A

Starring Keira Knightley and Matthew Macfadyen and directed by Joe Wright this 2005 version of Jane Austen's classic tale was nominated for four Academy Awards.



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