Books and Writing

Intellectual Freedom Fest 2012: Fifty Shades of Grey

Banned Books Week/Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival: Oh that book...50 Shades of Grey and its impact on Intellectual Freedom
Panel discussion followed by a discussion of the 50...

Books and Writing, Current Issues and Politics

All Iowa Reads 2012 Discussion: Strength in What Remains

Susan Craig of Iowa City Public Library and George Minot of Kirkwood Community College discuss the 2012 All Iowa Reads Selection, "Strength in What Remains" by Tracy Kidder.

Recorded June...

Books and Writing

Dickens in Film

Part of Iowa City Public Library's celebration of Dickens' 200th birthday, Professor Corey Creekmur from University of Iowa gives a presentation on various Dickens film adaptations over the years...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Books and Writing

Author Visit: Augusten Burroughs

Augusten Burroughs, author of the New York Times bestseller Running with Scissors, gives a talk at Iowa City Public Library.

Recorded April 7, 2009.

Books and Writing

Journaling for Adults with Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos, 2009's author in residence, presents a journaling workshop for adults.

Recorded June 17, 2009.

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Books and Writing

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens: Dickens 101

In honor of Charles Dickens' 200th Birthday, the Iowa City Public Library held a panel discussion on Charles Dickens, his novel Oliver Twist, and how his work continues to speak to the issues our...

Books and Writing

Obermann Center Presents: Invisible Man

A round table discussion of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man featuring scholars and artists.

Recorded November 30, 2011.

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Books and Writing

Author Visit: Carol Bodensteiner

Growing up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl author, Carol Bodensteiner, will discuss her book and invite participants to share their story of growing up in Iowa. Carol will set the place in...

Books and Writing

Author Interview: Jennifer Banash

A brand new teen series from Iowa City's own Jennifer Banash! Jennifer will be reading from the first book in her new series and will be available to answer questions about the writing process and...

Books and Writing