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Jan 25, 2022

Jan 25, 2022

6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

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Folklorist and community educator Nic Hartmann, Ph.D., will be reading from his newly published book, Northern Lights of Christ: Lessons on Faith From Above the Birch Line. Nic brings faith and Nordic culture together through his love of travel, connection and care of communities and family, and his awareness of the power to transform lives in small acts done faithfully. He lives in Iowa with his wife, Jen, and their two daughters, where they practice the principles from Northern Lights of C...

Jan 26, 2022

Jan 26, 2022

7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Online venue, Virtual

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Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk) will feature author Jennine Capó Crucet on January 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM. This is the fifth free virtual event in the series, which is offered by public libraries in Johnson County as well as the University of Iowa Libraries and Kirkwood Community College Libraries (Iowa City Campus) with support from the Community Foundation of Johnson County and The Tuesday Agency. As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, Jennine Capó Crucet was the first person in h...

Jan 27, 2022

Jan 27, 2022

7:00 PM

Virtual Event

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Mark Prins to celebrate the release of his new book The Latinist. He will be joined in conversation with author Margot Livesey. To join this virtual event, register here. Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney, author of The Nest and Good Company, says of the book "Within the first few pages of this book, I knew I was in the hands of a masterful storyteller. The Latinist is imaginative, propulsive, and wildly intelligent. What a joy to encounter a thrill...

Feb 6, 2022

Feb 6, 2022

2:00 PM

The Englert

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Please join us at the Englert Theater for a reading, Q/A, and book signing with Lan Samantha Chang to celebrate the release of her new book The Family Chao.  This event is FREE and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase at the event. **The Engert Theater requires all patrons to wear masks and provide proof of vaccination** Bestselling author Jane Kwok says of the book, "Lan Samantha Chang’s The Family Chao is a modern-day Brothers Karamazov, a gorgeous and gripping liter...

Feb 10, 2022

Feb 10, 2022

7:00 PM

Virtual Event

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Please join us for a reading and conversation with Renée Branum to celebrate the release of her new book Defenestrate. She will be joined in conversation by Jessie Gaynor. To join this virtual event, register here. Annie Hartnett, author of RABBIT CAKE and LITTLE ANIMALS, calls the book, “Gorgeously written and imaginative, Defenestrate is a beautiful novel about the family stories we tell and how they echo on through generations. Rich and intimate, this novel will stay with me.” Renée Br...