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Adult Events

Summer Reading Programs

Iowa City Public Library offers Summer Reading Program events for people of all ages. Registration typically begins at the end of the school year. For more informaiton, visit our Summer Reading Program page or call 319-356-5200.

All Iowa Reads

All Iowa Reads

The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to encourage Iowans statewide to read and talk about a single title in the same year. All Iowa Reads is a project of the Iowa Center for the Book. For more information about the All Iowa Reads program and reviews, discussion guides, and the selected books for each year, visit the All Iowa Reads website. For ICPL's All Iowa Reads events, contact 319.356.5200 or visit the Library's All Iowa Reads page.

Art Purchase Prize

Art Purchase Prize

Every fall, the Library Art Advisory Committee selects artworks by local artists as the winners of the Iowa City Public Library Art Purchase Prize competition. The winning works of art are chosen from submitted entries. They are placed on display during December before being added to the Library's Art-To-Go collection of circulating art and art prints. The Art Purchase Prize is an annual competition and is funded by a special appropriation from the Library's Gifts and Bequests Fund and contributions from the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation and Book End Committee, Barbara Haring (in memory of Stan Haring) and Emily Martin & Nils Varney.

Author Visits

Author Visits

The Iowa City Public Library is dedicated to offering a wide variety of experiences with local and nationally-renowned authors to the public. Authors have included Yann Martel, Augusten Burroughs, Sarah Prineas, Andre Dubus III, Jay Walljasper and ICPL's first Author in Residence, Jack Gantos.

Computer Classes

Using Computer & Web Resources

Classes for adults are held in the Computer Lab on the second floor. For more information, contact Jen Eilers at 319.887.6073 or jen-eilers@icpl.org.

Garden Forums

Sunday Garden Forums

Second Sunday Garden Forums are sponsored by ICPL and Project GREEN. Each two-hour forum is free and open to the public. For more information on upcoming Garden Forums, contact Beth Fisher at 319.887.6024 or beth-fisher@icpl.org.

Intellectual Freedom Festival

Intellectual Freedom Festival

In 1995, The Iowa City Public Library established the annual Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival to honor Spaziani 26-year career at ICPL and life-long commitment to the freedom of ideas. Spaziani believes that the public library's role is to be a resource and a forum for an individual's pursuit and expression of diverse points of view. The festival is held in the fall. For more information, call the Library at 319.356.5200.

Irving B. Weber Days

Irving B. Weber Days

The Iowa City Public Library, Johnson County Historical Society, Iowa City Genealogical Society, Iowa City Noon Lions club, and other area groups celebrate Irving B. Weber days in May, during Local History Month. For more information about Weber Days programs, visit the online Irving B. Weber site or call the Library at 319.356.5200.

One Community, One Book

One Community, One Book

All Johnson County Reads is a community-wide reading project that runs annually, from mid-September to mid-November. For more information, visit the Library's One Community, One Book page.

Tax Filing Help

Tax Filing Help

Have questions about tax forms and publications? Need a place to e-file? The Iowa City Public Library can help. You can find tax forms and publications at the Library as well as links to useful tax websites each spring during tax time. For more information, call the Library at 319.356.5200.