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Throwback Thursday…and a beer!
posted by: Candice Smith in From the Shelves, Adult Events, BookClubs, BYOBook, Fiction
So, this past Tuesday, I found myself wanting to discuss a good book and  have a nice beer. That happens to me often on Tuesdays…wait, what did you say? You too??!! Well, you’re in luck! Get ready for B.Y.O.Book, the Library’s new books in bars book club....

Upcoming Events

The name is Bond... James Bond

Join us each Thursday evening in October as we screen some of the most popular James Bond films. Screenings are free and open to the public.

Date: Thursday October 2nd
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Date: Thursday October 9th
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Date: Thursday October 16th
Time: 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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IFF 2014

Part of the 2014 Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival

Date: Wednesday September 24th
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Date: Wednesday September 24th
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Date: Friday September 26th
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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IFF 2014 Documentary screening

Part of the 2014 Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival.

Date: Thursday September 25th
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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TED on Tuesdays

Part of the 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program.

Date: Tuesday September 16th
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Date: Tuesday October 21st
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Date: Tuesday November 18th
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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B.Y.O.Book - Wolf Hall at Sanctuary Pub

Date: Tuesday September 16th
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Other
Registration is required!
20 of 25 seats available. Information & registration for this session

Date: Tuesday October 28th
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Other
Registration is required!
18 of 25 seats available. Information & registration for this session

Senior Tech Zone

Want to learn how to use Google or make better searches? Or would you like to try your hand at Facebook, blogging or learn how to scan? Or maybe you just need some extra help using a computer. Come join your peers for a two-hour drop in session, no sign-up needed and it is free!

Date: Thursday September 4th
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab
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Date: Thursday September 11th
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab
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Date: Thursday September 18th
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab
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Annual Events

All Iowa Reads

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The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to encourage Iowans statewide to read and talk about a single title in the same year. The 2014 book selection is Little Wolves by Thomas Maltman. 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 our All Iowa Reads page.

One Community, One Book

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One Communty, One Book is a community-wide reading project that runs annually, from mid-September to mid-November. The 2014 book selection is The distance between us : a memoir by Reyna Grande. For more information, visit the Library's One Community, One Book page.

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, visit our Intellectual Freedom Festival page or call the Library at 319.356.5200.

Summer Reading Program

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.

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.

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.

Library Links Golf Classic

The Library Links Golf Classic is a yearly golf outing to benefit the Iowa City Public Library. For more information, visit our Library Links page.