55+ Connections: Week of 3/27/2023
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55+ Connections Lunch
Friday, March 31
North Liberty Rec Center – Classrooms 3 & 4
For this last week of March we will have the rare treat of Sugapeach bringing the food. There will be no activity after lunch this week. Meals are just $5 per person. Registration is required for all who attend lunch, and should be done before noon on Thursday, March 30th. Call the Rec Center to register (319)626-5716 or go online to your RecDesk Account and register yourself.
Social Hour and Coffee at the Library
North Liberty Library – Magazine Lounge
Join us at the library for an hour of socializing with other adults of all ages. Coffee provided!
Stanley Sage Event
Tuesday, April 4
Stanley Museum of Art – Lobby
Stanley Sage is an art program with older adults in mind. The museum has invited a local older adult to tell their art story and connect it to the Stanley collection. The presenter for this event will be Linzee Kull McCray, who will discuss her career, what inspires her, and the art, textiles, and craft she’s encountered through her writing and the people she’s met. Pastries and coffee will be served.
Tuesday, April 4
4 PM – 6 PM
Iowa City Public Library – Digital Media Lab
Older adults can get one-on-one help with tech questions related to using smartphones, apps, or general software. Chat with University of Iowa student volunteers from the UI Device Advice student organization. Their mission is to shrink the digital divide by educating older adults on today’s technology while creating meaningful connections. Event is open to the public!
Local Libraries Lit: Esme Weijun Wang
Thursday, April 13
Local Libraries LIT (listen, initiate, talk) is a collaboration presented by every public library in Johnson County, Iowa, the University of Iowa Libraries, Kirkwood Community College Library, and the Tuesday Agency. The goal of the speaker series is to spark action to develop thriving communities.
Esmé’s New York Times-bestselling essay collection, The Collected Schizophrenias, won the Graywolf Nonfiction Prize and the Whiting Award for Nonfiction. Of the collection, NPR writes, “The Collected Schizophrenias is riveting, honest…we are lucky to have it in the world.” Her debut novel, The Border of Paradise, was named a Best Book of 2016 by NPR and one of the 25 Best Novels of 2016 by Electric Literature. Registration required, click here to register.