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Linn Area Reads 2018

Currently Scheduled Linn Area Reads Programming

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Tuesday, January 30 from 3-5 p.m., Marion Public Library
Travel Tuesdays (teen program). Join staff from the Catherine McAuley Center on Tuesday, January 30th at 3:00pm for a special Travel Tuesday. We’ll learn about how our community is changing and how we can welcome new neighbors.

Monday, February 12 at 10:30 a.m., Springville Memorial Library
The Springville Book Group will be discussing Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue in the Springville Library by the fireplace. Join us for this cozy discussion!

Tuesday, February 13 at 6:30, Marion Public Library
Taming a Bear Market. Financial experts from the Strellner Agency Group will unpack the 2008 financial collapse – and share what can be done to protect yourself from future recessions.

Wednesday, February 21, 6 p.m., Marion Public Library
Community Book Discussion. We’ll discuss Behold the Dreamers by Imbolo Mbue.

Thursday, February 22, 6 p.m., Marion Public Library
Plunder: The Crime of Our Time Documentary Screening. Exposing the forces responsible for the loss of trillions of dollars, millions of jobs, massive foreclosures and the disappearance of retirement funds, Plunder: The Crime of Our Time investigates the unregulated fraud and theft that led to the market's collapse in fall 2008. Filmmaker Danny Schechter, Emmy Award-winning former ABC News and CNN producer, explores the epidemic of subprime mortgages, predatory lending, insurance scams, and high-risk hedge funds to illustrate the connection between the housing market and the economic collapse that followed.

Thursday, February 22, 6:30 p.m., Hiawatha Public Library
Join us for a special book discussion about Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers. Guest speaker Jean Paul Mugemuzi, President of the Refugee and Immigrant Association, will share his personal journey as a refugee and lead a discussion about the experiences, rights and resources for refugees and immigrants in Linn County. This program is free, open to the public and will include a Cameroonian style snack!

Monday, February 26, 7 p.m., Lisbon Public Library
Lisbon Public Library Reading Friends will discuss Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue. Please call Amy White at 319-455-2800 for more information.

Saturday, March 3, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Cedar Rapids Public Library Downtown
Community Cultural Celebration and Expo
The Cedar Rapids Public Library and the Cedar Rapids Civil Rights Commission team up to present the Community Cultural Celebration and Expo. Join us as we bring together organizations and groups from across the area to celebrate the diversity and culture of our community.

Wednesdays, March 7, April 4, & May 2, 6-8 p.m., Cedar Rapids Public Library Downtown
Reality Bites: Immigrants and Refugees
This is a workshop-style class, where we watch short videos and films, participate in collective conversations, and take part in group exercises all around the theme of Immigrants and Refugees. Be prepared to share in a civil and safe environment. In the first session we learn, then we discuss in the second and finally we share. All are welcome.

Monday, March 12, 2 p.m., Barnes & Noble Cedar Rapids
There will be a community discussion of Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue at the Barnes & Noble store on Collins Road. Everyone is welcome!

Tuesday, March 13, 6 p.m., Ely Public Library
The Ely Public Library will host a community book discussion of Imbolo Mbue's Behold the Dreamers; everyone is welcome.

Tuesday, March 13, 7 p.m., Marion Public Library
West African Art. Vero Smith, Assistant Curator at the University of Iowa Museum of Art, will present on the West African Art collection.

Monday, March 19, 6 p.m. J.C. Clegg Public Library in Central City
The Central City Public Library will host a book discussion of Imbolo Mbue’s Behold the Dreamers — everyone is welcome!

Wednesday, March 21, 1 p.m., Coggon Public Library
The Book Club at the Coggon Public Library will discuss Behold the Dreamers, by Imbolo Mbue.