Arts & Crafting

Upcoming events

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 3:30pm

Storytime Room

Join us to write your own poems and learn about various poetic forms from haiku, concrete poems, acrostic poems, limericks, etc. Read them aloud or write for your eyes only.

All materials will be provided and refreshments will be served. A...

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 1:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Did you know you can turn your family photos into a coloring book for all ages? We will use our family photos to digitally “draw” the pages of our own coloring book using Wacom Tablets and Adobe Photoshop. No previous experience is necessary,...

Sunday, April 28, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Help us kick off the 100th year of National Children's Book Week with crafts involving the number 100! We'll practice counting to 100, speculate about what we might be like at 100 years old, and assemble something cute and sweet to take...

Thursday, May 2, 2019 - 10:30am

Storytime Room

This Sunday is Children's Day in Japan, a national holiday to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness. Today we will have a special Japanese-speaking guest for Storytime, Sadie McDowell! She will help us read...

Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Today is Children's Day in Japan, a national holiday to respect children's personalities and to celebrate their happiness.On this day, families raise the carp-shaped koinobori flags with one carp for the father, one for the mother, and...

Saturday, May 11, 2019 - 12:00pm

Meeting Room A

School Age Kids (Kindergarten through 6th grade) are invited to create beautiful paper flowers for Mother's Day or to celebrate the coming of spring with Amy from Big Picture Art Studio. During this one hour workshop you will create two...

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

I think we all agree moms are the best! Show her why you love her with a kindness rock! Write kind words or draw a picture on a rock and give to mom, grandmother, aunt or any awesome woman in your life, or leave your kindness rock in a secret...

Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

The library is sorry and ashamed to admit that we missed Unicorn Day last month, so we are doing our best to make up for it with these fun unicorn hand puppets! Stop by the Storytime Room to create your own custom unicorn complete with flowing...

Sunday, May 26, 2019 - 2:00pm

Storytime Room

Every May we celebrate the life of Iowa City historian Irving Weber. At one time, Mr. Weber was an owner of an ice cream shoppe in town! Today, create your own ice cream cone to your liking in the Storytime Room from 2-4, just in time for...

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Other

You may have noticed that some new amazing murals have appeared around downtown Iowa City. Now's your chance to take a tour with Thomas Agran, Director of Public Art for the Iowa City Downtown District. Iowa Citizens of all ages, with or...