Zoom: It’s A Mystery Book Group @ Zoom
Dec 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am
Join us on Zoom for It’s a Mystery’s Year End Party. Register here to receive Zoom links for It’s a Mystery Discussions.

‘It’s a Mystery’ is a mystery book discussion group that has met at the Coralville Public Library for over twenty years. We meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 10:00 am, and you are welcome to join in any time. Come when the book sounds good, or to every meeting.

Everyone is welcome to join the lively discussion!

It's a Mystery logo on a book coverWednesday, December 9 : It’s a Mystery Year End Party!

Bring a book or two you’ve enjoyed this year to share with the group—old, new, mystery or not—anything you’d like to recommend that others read.



Zoom: Novel Conversations @ Zoom
Dec 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Zoom for Novel Conversations discussion of America Was Hard to Find by Kathleen Alcott. Register here to receive Zoom links for Novel Conversations discussions.

Novel Conversations is a book group that alternates between classic novels and more recent works of fiction and nonfiction. Participants are welcome to come to all the meetings or just those that sound interesting.  Multiple copies of each book are available for checkout in the library and are, whenever possible, made available in large print, audiobook, and ebook editions.

Novel Conversations meets the third Thursday of each month from 7:00-8:00 pm on Zoom.

American Was Hard to Find by Kathleen Alcott (book cover) Thursday, December 17 :  America Was Hard to Find by Kathleen Alcott

In Alcott’s fictionalized America, a reclusive astronaut named Vincent Kahn was the first man to walk on the moon and an heiress turned violent revolutionary named Fay Fern dies in a demonstration about how the Apollo program is a distraction from the Vietnam War. Before all that, though, Vincent and Fay have an affair, and Fay has, unbeknownst to Vincent, a son, who grows up trying to find his father and understand his mother’s legacy.