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  Do you want to be part of the Iowa City Book festival? Do you want a free T-shirt? If you answered yes to these questions, consider volunteering at this year’s event! Volunteers are still needed to fill several slots on Saturday, October...

The Iowa City Public Library is thrilled to once again co-sponsor the Iowa City Book Festival. Now in its fifth year, the event is organized by Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature to celebrate books and writing. The Festival runs from October 10...

More than 30 years have passed since the American Library Association organized the first Banned Books Week. The event launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, book stores, and libraries. Since...

Coinciding with Banned Books Week (Sept. 22 – Sept. 28), the Intellectual Freedom Festival at the Iowa City Public Library is an annual event that affirms everyone’s right to freedom of thought and expression.
2013 Carol Spaziani Intellectual...

Add a library card to your back-to-school list With school back in session, it’s time to make sure students have the most important school supply of all – a free library card. Iowa City Public Library resources are available to anyone who has a...

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  • Check It Out - Overview - Third Thursday
  • The Windshield - Bookmobile - Fourth Thursday
  • Little Window - Children's - First Thursday

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