Meal from 5:00-7:00 pm; film begins at 7:00 pm
The Coralville Public Library and the Coralville Community Food Pantry will host a free community meal on the library lawn, 1401 5th Street, on Friday, September 21 from 5:00-7:00 pm. After the meal, the library will offer a free indoor screening of the new award-winning documentary film, Won’t You Be My Neighbor?, based on the life of Fred Rogers; the film begins at 7:00 pm.
This free event fosters community through sharing a nourishing meal, music, family activities, and a movie. Gather with friends and neighbors for free, locally-sourced tacos (including a vegetarian option), sides, and desserts served by community volunteers.
During the meal, enjoy the music of The Dandelion Stompers. This local band brings New Orleans jazz with all the trimmings: start with a grade-A rhythm section, add a savory selection of horns, and round out the mixture with hot and spicy vocals for a Dandelion gumbo recipe! In addition to the meal and music, the Antelope Lending Library bookmobile will be on site for tours.
The library will be open until 7:00 pm and will offer free first-time or replacement library cards. The library will also accept a non-perishable food donation for the food pantry throughout the month of September to clear your library late fines.
In case of inclement weather, activities will move inside the library. This event is made possible by the Coralville Community Food Pantry, Friends of the Coralville Public Library, New Pioneer Co-op, Grow Johnson County, Johnson County Master Gardeners, Coralville United Methodist Church, and Antelope Lending Library. Volunteers are needed to help prepare and serve food, set up and tear down the event, help with activities, and to donate cookies. For more information or to volunteer, visit the Facebook event or contact the Coralville Public Library at 319.248.1850, or the Coralville Community Food Pantry at 319.361.5257.