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Adult Book Discussions!

Our State Fair Is A Great State Fair

July 29th, 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Central Library
Mary Kay Shanley is the author of 10 books, including She Taught Me to Eat Artichokes and her favorite, Our State Fair--Iowa's Blue Ribbon Story. Her next book is a memoir with the working title The Woman Who Had Me. Mary Kay says it will be released in 2015 --- if everything goes right. She adds that authors are an anxious lot. Mary Kay also teaches at the University of Iowa's Summer Writing Festival, co-conducts four-day writing retreats and works with two writing groups. She's very happy to join us this noon to share fabulous stories about our great state fair.

Countdown To Kindergarten

August 12th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Central Library
Children entering kindergarten and their caregivers are welcome to join us for stories, and tips to help them get ready for their first day in kindergarten!

Forest Avenue Book Discussion

August 18th, 7:00pm to 8:00pm
Forest Avenue Library

Join us for a discussion of The Art of Hearing Heartbeats, by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Ask at the information desk for a copy of the book. All are welcome!

Franklin Afternoon Book Discussion

August 4th, 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Franklin Avenue Library

We will be reading The Aviator's Wife by Melanie Benjamin. Copies of the book may be picked up at the library.

Writers' Workshop: Guest Speaker Hannah Trebec

August 4th, 5:00pm to 7:00pm
Central Library

Join the members of the Writers' Workshop to hear Hannah's story of her personal experience living in the second residence next to the Berlin Wall. The 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be in November of this year. She will have copies of her book, Double Cover Up, for sale following her presentation.

Back to School Crafts

August 18th, 3:00pm to 3:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

School is right around the corner, so come to the library and decorate a bookmark and a folder to get ready. We will have all the materials, you just need to bring your imagination.

Enjoy World-Class Photos by George Lepp

August 26th, 6:30pm to 7:30pm
Central Library

George D. Lepp is one of North America's best-known contemporary outdoor and nature photographers. In a free program sponsored by Canon and H.B. Leiserowitz, he will share his passions for natural beauty, technical precision, cutting-edge technology, and environmental responsibility as revealed in his beautiful and compelling photographic images.

Kids Book Club

August 7th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
East Side Library

Join us for the Kids Book Club at the East Side Library. Children ages 8-12 are invited to read The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place by Maryrose Wood.
Copies of the book are available at the East Side Information Desk.

Book Discussion

August 19th, 2:00pm to 3:00pm
North Side Library

We will be reading Moloka'i, by Alan Brennert. Copies of the book may be picked up at the library.

Middle School Mashup

August 26th, 4:00pm to 5:00pm
East Side Library

Join your friends at the East Side Library on the 4th Tuesday of every month for our Middle School Mash-up event. We will have a variety of things to do including (but not limited to) arts & crafts, games, random fun stuff and of course snacks. See you there!

Artsy Kids-Decorating Flip Flops

August 13th, 4:00pm to 4:45pm
Franklin Avenue Library

Summer might be almost over, but you can spend the last few days walking around in style with your brand new fancy flip flops. Kids going into 3rd-8th grade can come and decorate a pair of flip flops to wear during the last few days of summer. All of the materials will be provided. Please preregister for this program.