ECO Book Discussion: Making Local Food Work

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of Making Local Food Work - the challenges and opportunities of today's small farmers by Brandi Janssen. When it comes to local food, it takes more than "knowing your farmer." Brandi Janssen takes on some of the myths about how the local...

Sunday Fun Day: Colorful Clothespin Dragonflies

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

Kit only Kit available for pickup Jun 14 - 20, 2021 We're celebrating the best things about SUMMER for Sunday Fun Days in June and July. Try a new weekly craft or activity that help remind you why summertime is so fun and relaxing! Did you know having a dragonfly land on your head is...

The Food of Juneteenth for Teens

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

An exploration of Juneteenth through farming and food, inspired by chef Michael Twitty and the Book We Are Each Other’s Harvest. Make a fresh salad with African American greens. This event is open to the public.

Try It Out Tuesday: Nature Sketching (Red-Tailed Hawk)

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -2:00pm to 3:00pm Zoom event + optional kit Kit available for pickup Jun 14 - 21, 2021 Registration opens June 1, 2021 at 8:00 am. Join Amanda Jorgenson, a natural science artist and illustrator, for a Zoom tutorial on nature sketching. Amanda will share some of her amazing creations and demonstrate techniques that...

Let’s Talk Books: Literary Fiction

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

"Literary Fiction" is the term give to fiction that falls outside traditional genres like mystery, science fiction, or romance because it does not follow a traditional genre formula. While genre fiction is plot driven and seeks to distract the reader through light entertainment, literary fiction is much more introspective and character driven. Literary fiction explores...

World Wednesday: Filipino Music and Stories with Little Miss Ann

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

World Wednesdays are the perfect opportunity to learn about and celebrate world cultures! Each week we will learn by doing with a craft, game or activity that explores a different part of the world. School age children are invited to join us online, and/or with a Take & Make Kit to be picked up from...

Summer Teen Workplace- Photography

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

Think you want to start a photography business or side gig? Check out some tips from Olivia Harding, owner of Olivia Katherine photography. Have your smartphones ready and learn how to sharpen your shots and gain exposure. This event is open to the public.

Grief Writing Workshop

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

This is a come-as-you-are grief writing workshop for anyone who is grieving anything - be it the loss of a loved one, the end of a relationship, the trauma of the last year, whatever it may be. We will meet outdoors and socially distanced in the gazebo at College Green Park, where our facilitator, Niki...

Sunday Fun Day: Love is Love Rainbow Heart Suncatchers

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

Kit only Kit available for pickup Jun 21 - 27, 2021 We're celebrating the best things about SUMMER for Sunday Fun Days in June and July. Try a new weekly craft or activity that help remind you why summertime is so fun and relaxing! Iowa City has been celebrating Pride for over 50 years, and...

African American Museum of Iowa- Painting Like A Pro for Teens

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

Art and science are two sides of the same coin. Learn about scientists like George Washington Carver and Percy Julian who dabbled in paint manufacturing, check out various African American painters and sculptors, and make a small artistic creation of your own. This event is open to the public.

Weed and Pest Management with Grow Johnson County

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

for ages 13-18 Our plants are in the soil and growing, and the only things between us and tasty vegetables are weeds and pests. Weeds love growing next to your plants where they suck up sunlight, water, and soil nutrients. Pests love plants as much as we do, and will be munching on the leaves...

Totally Tweens: Introduction to Needle Felting

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City

Kit available for pickup Jun 21 - 28, 2021 Registration opens June 8, 2021 at 9:00 am. Needle felting is the process of transforming wool into 3D objects using a barbed needle. Basically, you can make adorable fuzzy little animals (or Minecraft creepers or mushrooms or any other object you can dream up) by stabbing...

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