Book Discussion

Upcoming events

Tuesday, May 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

Other

In 1972, the New York Times said that Eudora Welty's book was “a miracle of compression, the kind of book, small in scope but profound in its implications, that rewards a lifetime of work.” Big things can come in small packages, and such is the case...

Adults Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 7:00pm

Online

Heist stories are a subset of the Crime genre that focus on the planning, execution and aftermath of a large robbery. Often with a large cast of characters, brought together by a leader with a plan. Each character has their own specific part in the...

Adults Book Discussion

Thursday, May 26, 2022 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Tweens are invited to a monthly meet-up to read and discuss graphic novels. We'll be talking about old favorites, reading new titles, and doing activities around them. Plus, cookies will be served! This month, we'll read the first Calvin...

Tweens Book Discussion

Friday, June 3, 2022 - 5:30pm

Other

Kick off summer at The Shore on the rooftop at The Chauncey and give more Iowa City Public Library experiences for everyone! Rave reviews are coming in for The Shore, Katie Runde’s debut novel which will be out in late May. Everyone is invited to...

Adults Author Visit Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 14, 2022 - 7:00pm

Online

Reading fiction written by authors who identify as LGBTQ+ or that has LGBTQ+ characters lets people see inside a world they may not be familiar with, but more importantly it also lets LGBTQ+ individuals see themselves in popular fiction. Not quite...

Adults Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 15, 2022 - 7:00pm

Meeting Room D

On Tuesday, June 14, 7-8:30 p.m., Abena Sankofa Imhotep, Director of Sankofa Literary and Empowerment Group of Des Moines, will facilitate a virtual screening of "Freedom," episode four of the "High on the Hog" Netflix series. On...

Adults Teens Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 - 7:00pm

Other

Join us on Tuesday, June 21, to talk about Patricia Lockwood's novel "No One Is Talking About This." Kirkus Reviews' glowing review ends with: "The woman at the center of this novel doesn’t trade ironic laughter for soul-shattering awe so much as...

Adults Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 28, 2022 - 7:00pm

Online

Epistolary fiction is defined as fiction written mainly in the form of documents – letters, diary entries, newspaper clippings, or emails. Why do you read them? Is it because the stories seem so real? Or that we might be seeing things we shouldn’t...

Adults Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 7:00pm

Online

Whether they're Fiction, based on true stories, or actual nonfiction, Conspiracy stories can often be described as Thrillers. They often involve a protagonist who accidently starts a chain of events that uncovers a vast, layered crimes. Bring...

Adults Book Discussion

Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 7:00pm

Other

Join us for our July B.Y.O.Book event, where we discuss Robert Kolker's "Hidden Valley Road." Kolker's book studies the development of schizophrenia-related research and treatment in midcentury America by way of the Galvin family, where six brothers...

Adults Book Discussion