Group Journaling Prompt

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

"I don't know what I think until I write it down." - Joan Didion Are you the same? Let's gather over Zoom for another session of guided journaling, featuring prompts from the book "Burn After Writing" by Sharon Jones and possibly other sources. Everyone is welcome to join in this laid-back gathering, whether you regularly...

ECO Book Discussion: All We Can Save

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of All we can save - Truth, courage, and solutions for the climate crisis edited by Ayana Elizabeth Johnson. Provocative and illuminating essays from women at the forefront of the climate movement who are harnessing truth, courage, and solutions to lead humanity...

Introduction to Genealogy

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

Have you ever wondered about your family tree? Not sure how to start searching for your ancestors? Join us for a virtual Introduction to Genealogy. We will take you through what questions to ask, where to start searching, and how to keep track of the information you find. Registration for this event is required, and...

Sci-Fi Fantasy Book Club

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

Join us for ICPL's Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club! We will meet via Zoom to discuss "A Memory Called Empire" by Arkady Martine. Feel free to join us, whether or not you've finished the book! Borrow a book with Grab & Go or mail delivery. Place a hold at catalog.icpl.org, or call 319-356-5200. Check out a copy...

Let’s Try Creativebug + an envelope project

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists on Creativebug, the library's newest online resource! We'll start by getting familiar with Creativebug's interface and learning how to register for free with your library card. Then we'll do a project together! As we watch the Creativebug video...

ECO Film Discussion: Riverblue

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

Join ICPL and members of Green Iowa AmeriCorps for a discussion of the documentary Riverblue - Can Fashion Save The Planet. This documentary is available FREE with your library card on Kanopy.com. Watch it at your leisure and join us for a discussion. Registration for the discussion is required, and you'll receive the zoom details...

Family Night: Mother’s Day Sew Along

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

Family Night activities include ready to-go kits that can be picked up during Library Hours, Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm and Sundays 12-5pm. Look for a new activity each month, and you can even request a book bundle with five items to supplement the activity that can be enjoyed by the whole family! When you register, make a...

BYOBook: Things Fall Apart

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

Join us for our next event, where we will discuss Chinua Achebe's 1958 work, "Things Fall Apart." From the New York Times:   “If you don’t like someone’s story,” Chinua Achebe told The Paris Review in 1994, “write your own.” In his first novel and masterpiece, “Things Fall Apart” (1958), Mr. Achebe...did exactly that. In...

Totally Tweens: Your Glorious Organs

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

Join students from the UI College of Nursing to learn about your body's systems and some of your most important organs by building and completing a puzzle. Together we'll make shapes out of air-dry clay and by cutting paper, then assemble the puzzle and find out what each organ does and why it's located where...

Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation Book Sale

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

It's a special Leap Year "Pay What You Will" book sale hosted by the Book End of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. A great selection of hundreds of books, movies, music, and surprises will be sold. You decide how much you will pay to benefit the Iowa City Public Library.

Pay what you will!

Paul’s Book Club at ICPL

Iowa City Public Library 123 South Linn Street, Iowa City, IA

Join Paul’s Book Club at the Iowa City Public Library to discuss West by Carys Davies.  All are welcome to join the club- just read the book, and show up to talk about it with some fellow readers!  The premise: when widowed mule breeder Cy Bellman reads in the newspaper that colossal ancient bones have been discovered...

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