Library EventTry It Out Friday: Soul Food & Book Tasting

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Friday, August 9, 2019 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

08/09/2019 1:00pm 08/09/2019 2:00pm Try It Out Friday: Soul Food & Book Tasting Have you ever heard of a “book tasting”? At this event, we’ll circulate through several different stations, each featuring an array of carefully-selected books across a wide range of ages, all highlighting the African American experience. Sift quickly through the pile in front of you and grab a book, reading a bit of it just to get a “taste.” While you read, eat a delicious snack-size portion of an authentic soul food dish cooked up by Johnson County Supervisor Royceann Porter. Rate how well you liked your book on a special menu card! Then, when time’s up, rotate to the next station for another array of books and soul food snack. The idea is to quickly gain exposure to many good books, and enjoy the community experience of eating together while you do. You might read something you liked so much you’ll want to take it home! Try It Out Friday is a program for school-age children where we'll give new things or fun things a try - join us at one o'clock sharp! Iowa City Public Library Iowa City Public Library America/Chicago public

Meeting Room A

Have you ever heard of a “book tasting”? At this event, we’ll circulate through several different stations, each featuring an array of carefully-selected books across a wide range of ages, all highlighting the African American experience. Sift quickly through the pile in front of you and grab a book, reading a bit of it just to get a “taste.” While you read, eat a delicious snack-size portion of an authentic soul food dish cooked up by Johnson County Supervisor Royceann Porter. Rate how well you liked your book on a special menu card! Then, when time’s up, rotate to the next station for another array of books and soul food snack. The idea is to quickly gain exposure to many good books, and enjoy the community experience of eating together while you do. You might read something you liked so much you’ll want to take it home!

Try It Out Friday is a program for school-age children where we'll give new things or fun things a try - join us at one o'clock sharp!

This event is open to the public.