Book Discussion

Upcoming events

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

Contemporary Romance is a subset of the Romance genre which often contains elements that date the story, and are often set in or near the time they are written. The older the book gets, the more the story or the characters become unrelatable for...

Adults Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

Join us for our next event, where we will discuss Chinua Achebe's 1958 work, "Things Fall Apart." From the New York Times:

 

“If you don’t like someone’s story,” Chinua Achebe told The Paris Review in 1994, “write your own...

Adults Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

Join us for ICPL's Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club! We will meet via Zoom to discuss "A Memory Called Empire" by Arkady Martine. Feel free to join us, whether or not you've finished the book!

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Adults Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

Psychological Suspense is often told from the point-of-view of a psychologicall stressed character, who's unstable or delusional mental or emotional state becomes more evident as the book unfolds.They may revolve around deception,...

Adults Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:00pm

Online

All Iowa Reads winner, The Patron Saints of Nothing is about finding your own voice, exploring your roots and processing grief with family and friends. Register for this program and you can check out a copy from ICPL for three weeks. We'll...

Teens Book Discussion

Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 4:00pm

Online

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of All we can save - Truth, courage, and solutions for the climate crisis edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson.

Provocative and illuminating essays from women at...

Adults Book Discussion Nature & Gardening Science & Technology

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

Coined in the mid 1990's the term Chick Lit, was early on used to denegrate a subgenre of Women's Fiction, aimed at yournger women, that focused on the romantic trials of women of the same age. However today, the term has evolved. And...

Adults Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

The term Own Voices (or the hashtag #OwnVoices) describes fiction written by authors who are members of a marginalized group who use their own personal experiences or perspectives to create a main character who is a member of the same...

Adults Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

Join us for an online discussion of Luis Alberto Urrea's novel "Into The Beautiful North" supporting the Center for Worker Justice of Eastern Iowa's work to bring a NEA Big Read to Johnson County.

In his third novel,...

Adults Book Discussion

Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 4:00pm

Online

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of Making Local Food Work - the challenges and opportunities of today's small farmers by Brandi Janssen.

When it comes to local food, it takes more than...

Adults Book Discussion Nature & Gardening Science & Technology