Spotlight on Local History
Irving B. Weber Days
May 2013 is National Historic Preservation Month. Celebrate locally with Irving B. Weber Days, a wonderful opportunity to learn more about Johnson County's vibrant history. Weber Days is also an opportunity for the Iowa City Public Library to work with great community partners like the Johnson County Historical Society, Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club, Friends of Historic Preservation, University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & University Archives, Old Capitol Museum and the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History.
For more information about Irving Weber see Iowa City's Irving Weber: A Biography by Lolly Parker Eggers (Trafford Publishing, 2006)
Be sure to visit the Library Channel's Iowa City Local History section to stream some Irving Weber videos, and check out the Iowa City and Johnson County historical resources in the Iowa City Public Library.
Participate in Weber Days activities at the Johnson County Historical Society. For more information call 319.351.5738, or go to their website at www.jchsiowa.org.
Weber Days 2013 Events
Meeting Room A
Emily Shaw, Digital Preservation Librarian at the University of Iowa Libraries will talk about caring for your collections at home. Have a question about something? Bring it, or stop by to ask about it, and preservation staff from the UI libraries, archives, and museums will be on hand for consultation. Note: No appraisals will be done.
Meeting Room A
Weber Day's Annual History Lecture - The Third Term: The Importance of Place and Personality on Presidential Libraries Timothy Walch, director emeritus of the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library.
Meeting Rooms A, B, and C
Join the Iowa City Public Library, the Johnson County Historical Society and the Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club as they launch ICPL's newest local history initiative: the Digital History Project. The website showcases digitized photographs of turn-of-the-century Iowa City, the 1939 Centennial Parade, and 1970s urban renewal. Irving Weber's favorite treat, ice cream, will be served.
Introduction to Genealogy - Have you ever wondered about your family tree? Not sure how to start searching for your ancestors? Come join us for an Introduction to Genealogy program. Learn which questions to ask and where to begin searching to how to keep track of the information you find. We'll get you started.
On Display @ ICPL
May 1-31, 2012
The Library Channel
(Iowa City Cable channel 10)
Local History Month on The Library Channel Irving Weber Days are in May, and to celebrate ICPL will show local history programs on the Library Channel from 7-10 pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings throughout the month.
May 1-31, 2012
ICPL Second Floor Reference Kiosk
ICPL Local History Resources
The Iowa City Public Library has a wonderful collection of local history resources. If you don't find what you are looking for, please stop at the Reference Desk and inquire about other resources that are available.