The Adult Summer Reading Program is halfway over - but there's still time to join in the fun!

July 1st is here!  That means we're halfway through the 2016 Summer Reading Program. But you still have time to play along.

This year, participation is even easier - you can do it online or with a paper game-card available at any public service desk in the Library.   For people 18 and over, all you have to do is complete 5 activities.  You can read 5 books of your choosing, or use one of the suggestions on the came card or from a recommended list on the Summer Reading Program 2016 website

Some of the Reading List topics you'll find on the SRP website: gooreads choice

  • Adventures on a Bike
  • Books Becoming Movies in 2016
  • Change your life one book at a time
  • Explore Iowa
  • Fiction Set in Iowa
  • Goodreads Choice Awards 2015: Best Fiction
  • If You Can't Stand the Heat, Get Out Of The Kitchen - Grilling & Barbecue Cookbooks
  • NPR's Book Concierge Best Biographies & Memoir 2015
  • Wanderlust - True Stories of Exploration and Adventure

NOTE:  Sorry, I can't make a direct link into the Summer Reading Program website.  You have to log in to see the book list.  (And you want to, you really do!)


You can also read  3 books and attend two of the remaining Adult Summer Reading Program events:


Explore Natur ExploreNaturePhotographyBobSessions2 (1) e Photography with Bob Sessoins

Wednesday, July 6th, 7:00 p.m. Meeting Room A.

Iowa City author and freelance photographer Bob Sessions will discuss nature photography and how he shares his work on Instagram.






LauraErnst All Ages Summer Reading Program Event with Acrobat/Juggler Laura Ernst

Tuesday, July 12 at 7:00 p.m in Meeting Room A

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.





TheresAJohnsonCountyTrailForYou On Wheel or on foot, there's a Johnson County Trail for you!  Wednesday, July 13 at 7:00 p.m.

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.




Yoga Practice for Stress Relieve   Wednesday, July 20 at 7:00 p.m.

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.

Rowing 101 - Community Rowing at the Beckwith Boathouse  July 27, 7:00 p.m.

Ever wanted to learn about the sport of Rowing? Join staff from ICPL and Danelle Stipes, Assistant Director for the UI Rec Services Hawkeye Community Rowing Program for a tour of the UI's Beckwith Boathouse and an introduction to the programs offered to the community. The Beckwith Boathouse is located on the Iowa River at 1201 North Dubuque Street. Due to limited space, registration is required for this event. Sign up online here  or by calling the Library at 356-5200.


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