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ICPL announces July Classes for Adults
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Want to learn more about your iPad? The Iowa City Public Library is offering several classes that help beginning and intermediate users get a better handle on their device. Get an in-depth look at the camera, photo, and video apps for your Apple device at our Apple App Class:...

Upcoming Events

Healthy Snacking 101:

Carbs + protein = healthy snacks. HyVee dietitian Cathy Gehris, RD, LD. will be here to discuss snacking the right way. Healthy snacks will be provided.

Date: Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Explore Nature Photography: with Bob Sessions

Iowa City author and freelance photographer Bob Sessions will discuss nature photography and how he shares his work on Instagram. Part of the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program.

Date: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Summer Reading Program Event for All Ages: Acrobat/Juggler Laura Ernst

ICPL is excited to welcome International award-winning entertainer, juggler and acrobat Laura Ernst to Iowa City for a special event for all ages. Her performance will include her award-winning juggling, acrobatic hula hoops and her human-sized hamster ball! There is no registration for this free program, but seating will be first come-first serve. Doors will open at 6:30. This event is part of the 2016 Summer Reading Program.

Date: Tuesday, July 12th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D (ICN)
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On wheel or on foot: there's a Johnson County Trail for you

Johnson County Conservation Program Manager Brad Freidhof will be here to talk about the walking/hiking/biking trails in Johnson County. He'll update us on the current trails, future trail projects, and the wide range of recreational activities the trails provide throughout the county.

Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Yoga Practice For Stress Relief:

Local Yoga instructor Beth Beasley will be here to lead us through simple, accessible practice which will allow you to slow down and tune in reducing stress and tension. **Please bring your own yoga mat.

Date: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Time: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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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 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 2015 book selection is Just Mercy: a Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson. 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

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.