Families

Upcoming events

Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 10:30am

Meeting Room A

Diwali, an Indian festival celebrating the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil is on October 27th this year. For this special Preschool Stories & More we will read Diwali stories, create traditional crafts and have a special...

Friday, October 18, 2019 - 5:30pm

Storytime Room

This Friday we are screening Jumanji from 1995. Robin Williams stars in this fantasy adventure where a board game comes to life with disastrous effects.

This film has an MPAA rating of PG and a runtime of 104 minutes.

Friday, October 25, 2019 - 5:30pm

Storytime Room

This Friday we are screening The Nightmare Before Christmas. Jack Skellington, the King of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town and is determined to give the new holiday his all.

This film has an MPAA rating of PG and a runtime of 76...

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 9:00am

Storytime Room, Teen Center, Tween Space, Children's Room, Other

On selected days, the Library will open one hour early for individuals with autism and their families to enjoy the library together in a neutral environment.

We have a SPOOKtacular day planned! We will have a spooky themed party, including...

Saturday, October 26, 2019 - 10:30am

Storytime Room

For today's Storytime we will celebrate Halloween in English and Spanish! Spanish Creative Writing MFA Graduate Angela Pico Pinto will lead us in books, rhymes and songs in both languages!

This interactive storytime for all ages and...

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 1:00pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Halloween is upon us and it's time to show off this year's dress-up lewks! Join us for a special Halloween-themed Drag Storytime with some of Iowa City's finest drags queens and kings! Wear your this year's costume or wear...

Sunday, October 27, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Halloween is all about dressing up and expressing yourself! Following a special Sunday afternoon Drag Storytime and Costume Ball, we are creating rainbow mini-pumpkins. Use all of the colors of the rainbow to decorate your own!

Sunday Fun...

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 5:30pm

Storytime Room

This Friday we are screening 2016's Pete's Dragon. After the death of his parents, Pete finds a magical new friend and caregiver in the forest.

This film has an MPAA rating of PG and a runtime of 102 minutes.

Saturday, November 2, 2019 - 10:30am

Storytime Room

Join our friends from the National Federation of the Blind of Iowa: Old Capitol Chapter as they read braille stories to us. After storytime a chapter member will help write your name in braille! This event is for all ages.

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us in celebrating National Native American Heritage Month by taking time to create a handmade dream catcher. These crafted items are thought to have been originally created to connect and protect children. Today we will be crafting with...