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ICPL announces August Classes for Adults
posted by: Meredith Hines-Dochterman in News, adult event, Adult Events, classes
August classes at the Iowa City Public Library are all about being social. The Center and the Library are teaming up to offer beginner and intermediate classes for Facebook and Pinterest. Our beginners’ class will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 5, at the Senior Center ...

Upcoming Events

B.Y.O.Book--"Brave New World" at The Mill:

Join us for the Summer/Fall 2016 series of the B.Y.O.Book "Books In Bars" Book Club meetups! We will be celebrating the exhibition of Shakespeare's First Folio at the University of Iowa Main Library Gallery (August 29-September 25) by featuring books about Shakespeare's work and books that have Shakespearean themes.

Date: Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Other
Registration is required!
13 of 25 seats available.
Information & registration for this session


B.Y.O.Book--"The Millionaire and the Bard" at Share Wine Lounge & Bistro:

Join us for the Summer/Fall 2016 series of the B.Y.O.Book "Books In Bars" Book Club meetups! We will be celebrating the exhibition of Shakespeare's First Folio at the University of Iowa Main Library Gallery (August 29-September 25) by featuring books about Shakespeare's work and books that have Shakespearean themes.

Date: Tuesday, September 20th, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Other
Registration is required!
19 of 25 seats available.
Information & registration for this session


2016 Intellectual Freedom Festival/Shakespeare book discussion: Hamlet's Dreams - the Robben Island Shakespeare

Hamlet's Dreams brings together the Robben Island Prison of Nelson Mandela and the prison that is Denmark for Shakespeare's Hamlet. David Shalkwyk uses the circulation of the so-called 'Robben Island Shakespeare', a copy of the Alexander edition of the Complete Works that was secretly circulated, annotated and signed by a group of Robben Island political prisoner in the 1970s (including Nelson Mandela), to examine the representation and experience of imprisonment in South African prison memoirs and Shakespeare's Hamlet.

Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
Information for this session


B.Y.O.Book--"Station Eleven" at Northside Bistro:

Join us for the Summer/Fall 2016 series of the B.Y.O.Book "Books In Bars" Book Club meetups! We will be celebrating the exhibition of Shakespeare's First Folio at the University of Iowa Main Library Gallery (August 29-September 25) by featuring books about Shakespeare's work and books that have Shakespearean themes.

Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Location: Other
Registration is required!
19 of 25 seats available.
Information & registration for this session




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 2016 book selection is Lila by Marilynne Robinson. 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 2016 book selection is Without You, There Is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim. 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.