Upcoming events

An Introduction to Digital Minimalism

Friday, April 23, 2021 - 10:30am


If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the pace of online life these days, check out this event!

Digital minimalism is a philosophy which involves thinking critically about the benefits and costs of the digital tools in our lives. We’ll...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 7:00pm


Contemporary Romance is a subset of the Romance genre which often contains elements that date the story, and are often set in or near the time they are written. The older the book gets, the more the story or the characters become unrelatable for...

Adults Book Discussion

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 6:30pm

Other, Online

Roxane Gay is a bestselling, award-winning author, professor, editor, and social commentator. Local Libraries LIT is thrilled to present Roxane Gay during a unique hour-long online program featuring a reading and opportunity to interact. 


Adults Teens Author Visit
All the news that's fit to read!

Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00pm


Here's your chance to get an overview on the various news-related resources offered by ICPL! Learn how to get access to the New York Times and Washington Post online, where to go to find specific articles and other news items, and what...

Adults Classes & Workshops

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 - 7:00pm


Join us for our next event, where we will discuss Chinua Achebe's 1958 work, "Things Fall Apart." From the New York Times:


“If you don’t like someone’s story,” Chinua Achebe told The Paris Review in 1994, “write your own...

Adults Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:00pm


Join ICPL and members of Green Iowa AmeriCorps for a discussion of the documentary Riverblue - Can Fashion Save The Planet.

This documentary is available FREE with your library card on Watch it at your leisure and join us for...

Adults Movies

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 4:00pm


Enjoy delicious Pagliai's Pizza and raise funds for the Iowa City Public Library at the same time. Every Thursday in May, you can call 319-351-5073 to order for carryout or curbside pickup from 4 p.m.-10 p.m.

Located at 302 E Bloomington...

Adults Families
Let's Try Creativebug

Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 7:00pm


Experience the joy of making with thousands of award-winning video classes taught by top designers and artists on Creativebug, the library's newest online resource!

We'll start by getting familiar with Creativebug's...

Adults Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops
iPhone Drop-In Help

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00pm


Have questions about your iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, or Mac computer? Let us help!

Bring your questions to this Zoom session with Apple-loving library staff on hand to help you figure things out. We will either talk as a group or split...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 7:00pm


Join us for ICPL's Sci-Fi/Fantasy Book Club! We will meet via Zoom to discuss "A Memory Called Empire" by Arkady Martine. Feel free to join us, whether or not you've finished the book!

Borrow a book with Grab & Go...

Adults Book Discussion