May
12
Wed
Zoom: It’s A Mystery Book Group @ Zoom
May 12 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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!

The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins (book cover) Wednesday, May 12 : The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Originally published in 1860, Collins’s novel is considered to be among the first mystery novels and helped inspire many “sensation” novels, as well as plays, television, musicals, and a comic-strip. The Woman in White has never been out of print.

 

 

 

May
20
Thu
Zoom: Novel Conversations @ Zoom
May 20 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi (book cover) Thursday, May 20 : Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi

This novel follows Gifty, a PhD student in neuroscience, who is dealing with issues of faith, science, family, addiction, and the African immigrant experience. Gyasi is the author of the critically acclaimed 2016 novel Homegoing.

 

 

Jun
9
Wed
Zoom: It’s A Mystery Book Group @ Zoom
Jun 9 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

‘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!

A Time for Mercy by John Grisham (book cover) Wednesday, June 9 : A Time for Mercy by John Grisham

Jake Brigance is appointed to defend a teenager accused of murdering a local deputy. Brigance risks his career, security, and the safety of his family in order to save the boy from a death sentence in this legal thriller.

 

 

Jun
17
Thu
Zoom: Novel Conversations @ Zoom
Jun 17 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam (book cover) Thursday, June 17 : Leave the World Behind by Rumaan Alam

“A magnetic novel about two families, strangers to each other, who are forced together on a long weekend gone terribly wrong” (Goodreads.com).

 

 

Jul
14
Wed
Zoom: It’s A Mystery Book Group @ Zoom
Jul 14 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

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!

Gallows Court by Martin Edwards (book cover) Wednesday, July 14 : Gallows Court by Martin Edwards

“Very highly atmospheric, spine-tingling fun, the way that Edwards keeps deepening the creepiness of this mystery until the very end is utterly stunning” (Booklist).

 

 

Jul
15
Thu
Zoom: Novel Conversations @ Zoom
Jul 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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.

Three Men in a Boat (to say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome (book cover) Thursday, July 15 : Three Men in a Boat (to say Nothing of the Dog) by Jerome K. Jerome

Published in 1889, this is a  humorous account of the numerous misadventures during a two week boating excursion along the Thames in England among a group of friends.

 

 

Aug
7
Sat
Joseph Hall: ELVIS Rock N Remember @ Coralville Center for the Performing Arts
Aug 7 @ 7:00 pm

***This event has been moved from April 23***

ELVIS IS IN THE BUILDING! Joseph Hall is thrilled to present his Elvis Rock N Remember tribute show! This show celebrates the roots of Elvis, yet is a fast-paced concert that makes it difficult for you to stay in your seat. It caters to both the young and the young at heart. He’s got the look, the voice, the charm and the moves that take us back to a time when parents were flabbergasted by the flauntingly provocative hip action.

In Hall’s Elvis Rock N Remember show, he achieves a powerful flashback experience to the moment when fans fell in love with the talented, handsome, carefree, energetic, high-spirited young man that is Elvis Presley. The show is masterfully produced with a mixture of Elvis hits from rock n roll, country, pop to gospel, multiple costume changes and a heartfelt tribute to our veterans. He’s even got the teddy bears and scarves to woo the ladies. A must-see for all ages!

Joseph Hall, born in 1984, has been paying tribute to the legacy of Elvis Presley since 2006. He starred on NBC’s America’s Got Talent in 2008, making 6 TV appearances, viewed by more than 90 million people and placing as one of the top 10 finalists! Sharon Osbourne impressed enough to tell him, “I’ve got shoes older than you, but I’d like to try you on!” Also, Piers Morgan quoted saying, “ELVIS IS BACK!” Joseph Hall has performed all over the world! Joseph Hall has won accolades throughout his young career including the “Spirit of Elvis ” award. Joseph Hall has worked with Elvis Presley Enterprises, Legends in Concert, and has officially been recognized as one of the top tribute artists in the world today. Hall says “My goal is to capture the essence of Elvis Presley, to pay tribute with the utmost respect to his legacy, his music, his image and above all else his fans.”