Juneteenth celebration at ICPL 

We want to invite all of you to join the Iowa City Libary as we honor and celebrate Juneteenth. 

Juneteenth is a holiday that commemorates the day the Emancipation Proclamation reached enslaved Black people in Galveston, Texas, on June 19, 1865. Sometimes Juneteenth is called African American Emancipation Day. 

In Iowa City, in 2021 Mayor Bruce Teague signed a proclamation making Juneteenth an official observed holiday.   

This year ICPL has partnered with other City departments to offer several activities. 


Juneteenth virtual screening 
"High on the Hog: How African American Cuisine Transformed America" 
Tuesday, Jun 14, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. | Meeting Room D 

Juneteenth Book Club  
"High on the Hog: A Culinary Journey from Africa to America" 
Wednesday, Jun 15, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. | Meeting Room D 

Juneteenth in Our Neighborhood 
Saturday, Jun 18, 2022 - 11:00 a.m. | Bookmobile, Mercer Park 

Juneteenth Family Storytime 
Monday, Jun 20, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. | Storytime Room 

See more Iowa City events related to Juneteenth on the City events page

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