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A special community collection for The Book End will begin next week at local MidWestOne bank locations.  The September book drive will benefit The Book End used bookstore inside the Iowa City Public Library. The seventh annual effort starts on...

The second Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation Arts & Crafts Bazaar will be held Saturday, December 7, and the Library is seeking donations.  Items should be new, handmade arts and crafts that are easily moved and transported by...

Garden Greetings, Soilmates! Just wanted to check in and report on the City Plaza Children’s Garden.  Special thanks, first of all, once again to Rachael Carlson and her husband, Scott, without whose assistance on Children’s Day at Arts Fest ...

The Library offers 14 Kindles loaded with popular books for adults, teens, and children. Loaned for three-weeks, you can access a stack of books with a device that is the size of a magazine and lighter than a paperback. No need to download or...

Join ICPL librarians working on the Digital History Project ( history.icpl.org ) to learn how to digitize your old documents. Digitizing your old photos and papers allows you to share them with your loved ones online. Having digital copies will...

Email Newsletters

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  • Check It Out - Overview - Third Thursday
  • The Windshield - Bookmobile - Second Thursday
  • Little Window - Children's - First Thursday
  • Shelf Talk - Books, Movies, Music, & More - Fourth Thursday

Window Newsletters

The Window is mailed out to Iowa City residents seasonally.