Masks are required in the Library and on the Bookmobile following guidance from the Johnson County Public Health Department.


Upcoming events

Craft Night in the Lab

Monday, January 24, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Adults and teens: join us in the Digital Media Lab for some analog creativity! Bring your own portable craft project (such as knitting, paper crafts, embroidery, drawing, etc.) and make some progress in the company of other makers and craft-loving...

Adults Teens Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops
Digital Media Lab Help Hours

Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 5:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Want some help starting a digital media project like scanning photos, editing a video, or converting a VHS tape? A staff member can help you get started with a project, troubleshoot hardware, or show you what's available in the Digital Media...


Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:00pm


The Writers’ Rooms Presents: The Violet Realm Are you a science fiction or fantasy writer? Are you a new or experienced author who just can’t break through that pesky writer’s block? Do you have knowledge you want to share with your community? Come...


Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 7:00pm


Not everyone reads hard-boild detective novels. Some of us enjoying mysteries with animals who help solve the crimes. While cats and dogs are the most common, there are other animal detectives too. Who's your favorite? Pick some of your...

Adults Book Discussion

Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7:00pm


Local Libraries LIT welcomes Jennine Capó Crucet for a stimulating virtual program. "As the daughter of Cuban immigrants, Jennine Capó Crucet was the first person in her family to be born in the United States. Her writing is full of biting humor as...

Adults Teens Author Visit

Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 5:00pm

Board Room

Board Meeting minutes and agendas are available at


Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 7:00pm

Meeting Room A

Are you a list maker or a notes-on-scrap-paper kind of person who wants to be more organized? Have you heard about Bullet Journaling and want to learn more? Or are you already an avid bullet journal and want to meet up with other fans to share ideas...

Adults Arts & Crafting

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 7:30am


Shop in person or online today at Sidekick Coffee & Books to help grow the Iowa City Public Library! Shop in person from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. today at 1310 1/2 Melrose Ave, (in the One University Place building), Iowa City. Call 319-569-1010 if...

Adults Teens Families
Working smarter on your computer

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 10:30am

Digital Media Lab

Let's take a look at some tips and tricks to make your computer experiences easier! You'll try out keyboard shortcuts, get more familiar with your web browser, know how to always find your downloads, and brush up on typing documents in...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology

Friday, January 28, 2022 - 6:30pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Ana Merino's "Illustrating Spain in the US" (Fantagraphics) is a dazzling combination of comics and essays that sheds light on the rich but often overlooked contributions of Spanish immigrants to the political, cultural, and...

Adults Author Visit