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Throwback Thursday…and a beer!

by Candice Smith on March 6th, 2014

So, this pBYOBookast Tuesday, I found myself wanting to discuss a good book and  have a nice beer. That happens to me often on Tuesdays…wait, what did you say? You too??!!

Well, you’re in luck! Get ready for B.Y.O.Book, the Library’s new books in bars book club. One Tuesday during each of the next three months we’re going to meet in a local bar, discuss some literature, maybe have a drink and meet some like-minded readers. First on the agenda is Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. It’s a long book, I know, but by now a lot of you might have already read it; if not, stop by the Reference Desk and grab a copy. Then, meet us on Tuesday, March 18 at 7 p.m. at the Sanctuary Pub.

To get started, here’s the blog I did about the book on January 15, 2010.

B.Y.O.Book Begins March 18 at Sanctuary Pub

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 6th, 2014

B.Y.O.Book, the Iowa City Public Library’s first-ever Books in Bars Book Club meetup, will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, at Sanctuary Pub, 405 S Gilbert St.BYOBook

Join librarians Jason Paulios and Candice Smith as they discuss Hilary Mantel’s “Wolf Hall.” This Booker Prize-winning novel is the re-imagining of life under Henry VIII, as seen through the eyes of his chief minister, Thomas Cromwell.

There also will be a short beer primer, courtesy of Sanctuary staff.

Can’t make it on March 18? The second B.Y.O.Book meetup will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 15, at Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar, 209 N. Linn St. Featuring Michael Paterniti’s “The Telling Room: A Tale of Love, Betrayal, Revenge, and the World’s Greatest Piece of Cheese,” this piece of literary non-fiction was named one of the Best Books of 2013 by National Public Radio.

The third and final B.Y.O.Book meetup will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13, at Motley Cow Café, 160 N. Linn St. This meeting will feature Raymond Chandler’s classic story of seduction and murder, “The Big Sleep.”

Limited copies of all Books in Bars Book Club books available for check out from Information Desk staff on the Library’s second floor.

Due to space limitations, registration is encouraged. To register, visit:

http://calendar.icpl.org/view.php?did=29152 for the April 15th Brix Cheese Shop & Wine Bar event

or http://calendar.icpl.org/view.php?did=29153 for the May 13th Motley Cow Cafe event.

For additional information or help with registration, call the Library at (319) 356-5200.

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