Archive for April, 2015

News from the Great Wide World: Ralph Ellison and the Cultural Ambassadors of Jazz

In celebration of UNESCO’s International Jazz Day, the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature presents an event that celebrates the intersection of jazz with the work of the writer Ralph Ellison. Horace Porter, F. Wendell Miller Professor of English & American Studies at the University of Iowa, will discuss Ellison’s work. Throughout the program, a jazz ensemble will perform songs composed […]

All Iowa Reads 2015 selection: “My Name is Mary Sutter” by Robin Oliveira

The North Liberty Community Library will host All Iowa Reads author, Robin Oliveira, on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. This is a cultural partnership with Marion Public Library. The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity through reading. Iowans are encouraged to come together in their communities to read […]

Funds Available for Little Free Libraries

The weather is getting warmer, which means you might be thinking of fun outdoor projects for your home or neighborhood. If you live in Johnson County and you’ve ever considered building your own Little Free Library, now is the time. Limited resources are available for expenses related to the construction, installation and final registration of […]