Upcoming events

Friday, December 1, 2023 - 10:00am


Do you enjoy creating things? Would you like to donate your handmade items to support the Iowa City Public Library during our Arts & Crafts Bazaar on December 2, 2023? If so, we would gladly accept your items through December 1st. Please drop...

Adults Teens Tweens Kids Arts & Crafting

Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 10:00am


Join us for a book sale during the Arts and Crafts Bazaar.

Adults Teens Tweens Kids Babies Families

Saturday, December 2, 2023 - 3:30pm

Storytime Room

Tweens in grades 3-6, join us for a very special book club with local author Katherin Nolte! Katherin's debut, Back to the Bright Before (released May 30 from Random House), is a dazzling novel filled with magic, family, and adventure. Listen...

Tweens Arts & Crafting Author Visit Book Discussion

Sunday, December 3, 2023 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Using just two ingredients, hair conditioner and cornstarch, we will mix individual batches of cloud dough to make our own snow balls. Sunday Fun Days are suitable for all-ages, but younger children should make the crafts together with caregivers....

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Wednesday, December 6, 2023 - 6:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us for a meetup of tween Pokemon card collectors! Share your collection, chat about Pokemon, and build your deck by trading cards with your fellow Pokemon enthusiasts. PLEASE NOTE: This is an unstructured, kid-led time to trade Pokemon cards....

Tweens Gaming & Pop Culture

Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Build and paint a small, hinged trinket box you can give as a gift this holiday season, or just keep for yourself. ICPL staff member Mac will show us how to use a hammer and screwdriver to assemble the box, then you can paint the box however you...

Tweens Arts & Crafting

Sunday, December 10, 2023 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Hojalata is a form of Mexican folk art where beautiful designs are created on tin. For this craft, kids can choose a pre-cut animal or shape to decorate and hang on a tree or window! Sunday Fun Days are suitable for all-ages, but younger children...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Tuesday, December 12, 2023 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Lego Club is an informal hour of Lego building from 4-5pm, with a new time of 4-5 on the second TUESDAY of the month. We will have both Legos and Duplos, so all ages are welcome to attend, but this is a semi-unsupervised library activity. If your...

Tweens Kids

Thursday, December 14, 2023 - 4:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play at the library in our Digital Media Lab. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight creepers in survival mode. All abilities are welcome and group play is encouraged. This...

Tweens Kids Gaming & Pop Culture

Saturday, December 16, 2023 - 8:00am


Shop the Iowa City Holiday Market at Robert A. Lee Recreation Center, and stop by The Book End booth for used books. Our volunteers will be staffing this event, and able to tell you more about The Book End located on the second floor of Iowa City...

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