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News and Notes from the City of Coralville, February 1, 2018

Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • Senior Line Dancing (February 2 & 9)
  • Family Storytime (February 3 & 10)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (February 7), City Council (February 13)
  • Spy School (February 9)
  • Coralville Cardboard Cup (February 10)

View all upcoming events


Dishing up a Taste of Community

Gather for Coralville’s free community meal

Friday, February 9 | 5:30-7:30 pm

Food has a great way of connecting people. Take a bite out of winter and enjoy a free meal, showcasing healthy and affordable ingredients. Everyone is welcome, and there will be a bounce house and games for kids. The meal is served until 7:00 pm, activities end at 7:30 pm.

Sponsored by the Coralville Community Food Pantry, Coralville United Methodist Church, and Coralville Parks and Recreation. Free community meal  

New Café to Open in the Library

Co-op Café offers breakfast, lunch, snacks, & beverages

There’s something new coming to the Coralville Public Library, and it pairs well with a good book: the Co-op Café is scheduled to open in February.
New Pioneer Food Co-op is bringing their famous sandwiches, pastries, soups, salads, smoothies, and beverages to the library—with gluten free, vegan, and paleo-friendly choices, just like in the Co-op stores.  Events hosted at the library may now feature the Co-op’s catering. Co-op Café


City Budget Information

Public hearing for proposed budget

Tuesday, February 13 | 6:30 pm

A public hearing for the proposed budget for the City’s next fiscal year will be on Tuesday, February 13, at 6:30 pm in City Hall at the City Council Meeting. 
Join us in person, watch live on Mediacom 118-8 or online, catch a rebroadcast, or stream the video later. The City Council will vote on adopting the budget on February 27

Detailed budget information is in the latest Connection (scheduled to reach mailboxes in early February) and at


On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Chess: In Concert

February 9-11

Presented by City Circle Acting Company, with support from Hills Bank and Trust Company. The lines between players and pawns are blurred in this musical featuring a politically driven, Cold War-era chess championship between the American and Soviet grandmasters—and their fight over a woman.



Wednesday, February 14 | 7:00 pm

Circus performers, singers, dancers, musicians, actors, and performance artists take a leap and share their talents in Combined Efforts' annual variety show.  

What's on stage


What's Happening at the Library

Winter Adult Reading Month

Sign up, read three books during February, keep a reading log, and get entered for a chance to win a tablet or gift certificates to a bookstore or New Pioneer Co-op. If you want to keep turning pages, check out the "Reading Without Walls" challenge. Winter Adult Reading Month


Books Abound at the Library Book Sale

Friday, February 2 | 1:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, February 3 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

The Friends of the Coralville Public Library book sale has over 7,000 used books. Prices on Friday start at $1, and Saturday is half price. Book sale proceeds benefit the library and the community. Book sale


LitFlicks: Free Movie for Adults
Fences (PG-13)

Tuesday, February 13 | 6:00 pm

A sanitation worker in 1950s Pittsburgh once dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player before the majors began admitting black players. When his son has the chance to meet a college football recruiter, bitterness grows. Fresh popcorn will be provided. LitFlicks movie


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