Arts & Crafting

Whether it's a craft-to-go or craft event, you can learn a new skill or join others to chat and craft with the ICPL community. Check out upcoming events below.


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Upcoming events

Photo Book Basics

Thursday, October 28, 2021 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Tired of looking at your photos on a screen? Want to put together a meaningful gift for someone? Let's talk about photo books. There are several companies out there (such as Shutterfly and Walgreens) that allow you to upload your photos to...

Adults Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops Science & Technology

Friday, October 29, 2021 - 5:00pm

Bookmobile, Other

Join in on the fun down at the Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp from 5-7pm. Iowa City Parks & Rec will be offering ghostly carnival games, spooky experiments, and prizes, oh my! The Bookmobile will be open for browsing with other creepy activities as...

Kids Families Arts & Crafting
Make a book nook

Saturday, October 30, 2021 - 11:00am

Digital Media Lab

Ready to finish up your book nook and show it off?  Bring your own supplies or use ours for any finishing touches you need, and then we'll enjoy a hot beverage and view everyone's creations.  We can't wait to see what you make! This is the final...

Adults Teens Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops Gaming & Pop Culture

Sunday, October 31, 2021 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Everyone loves the classic mosaic tissue paper pumpkin craft for Halloween! We'll provide the materials you need to make a pumpkin or jack-o-lantern stained glass decoration for the window. Sunday Fun Days are returning to a mainly in-person...

Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Wednesday, November 3, 2021 - 6:00pm

Meeting Room D

Join us for weekly National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) write-ins! Every Wednesday night we will share one goal: put words on the page! Throughout the course of the month, we'll aim to write 50,000 words of a novel. This event is for anyone...

Adults Arts & Crafting

Saturday, November 6, 2021 - 4:30pm

Storytime Room, Children's Room

Join us for a Dino-riffic evening of competitive puzzle piecing! Each team will work a 100-piece dinosaur puzzle, competing against a 60 minute clock to be the quickest to complete it! The fastest team to finish will win a fabulous prize! We will...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Sunday, November 7, 2021 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Do you love dinosaurs and art? Of course! All ages will enjoy this Dinovember craft! Color and decorate your own wooden dinosaur ornament to hang in your room or gift to a friend or family member. Sunday Fun Days have returned to a mainly in-...

Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 6:00pm

Meeting Room D

Join us for weekly National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) write-ins! Every Wednesday night we will share one goal: put words on the page! Throughout the course of the month, we'll aim to write 50,000 words of a novel. This event is for anyone...

Adults Arts & Crafting

Sunday, November 14, 2021 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

To celebrate Dinovember, create your own hatching baby dinosaur! Color your dinosaur egg and baby dinosaur however you wish and put the craft together to create a toy you can play with over and over again. Use your baby dinosaur as a prop while you...

Kids Families Arts & Crafting
Craft Night in the Lab

Monday, November 15, 2021 - 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