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

Wednesday, May 18, 2022 - 4:00pm

Teen Center

Wednesdays are for crafting or tabletop games, or whatever we want. We'll alternate but you'll be able to see what's happening this month on the calendar. No experience is necessary.

Teens Arts & Crafting Gaming & Pop Culture

Saturday, May 21, 2022 - 8:00am

Bookmobile, Other

Join us at Iowa City's Public Works Facility for a one-of-a-kind event featuring indoor family roller skating, a quilt show and auction, live music, food vendors, an outdoor movie screening, and more! The Library and other City departments will...

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Sunday, May 22, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

Stop by the Storytime Room to make some majestic flowing jellyfish out of a paper bowl and streamers! Hang it somewhere fun and think about the ocean while it's tentacles float with the breeze! Sunday Fun Days are for all ages! Please only 1...

Kids Arts & Crafting

Monday, May 23, 2022 - 4:00pm

Teen Center

Every Monday, the Teen Space is open for art of all types. Some Monday's we'll have guest artists, and others will be free expression. Basket weaving is a traditional practice in many cultures and spanning many continents.This week we...

Teens Arts & Crafting

Wednesday, May 25, 2022 - 4:00pm

Teen Center

Wednesdays are for crafting or tabletop games, or whatever we want.

Teens Arts & Crafting Gaming & Pop Culture

Sunday, May 29, 2022 - 1:00pm

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 1-4, just in time for summertime...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Saturday, June 4, 2022 - 11:00am

Bookmobile, Pedmall

Produced by the Iowa City Public Library, ABC’s: Arts, Books & Children is a feast for kids and kids-at-heart! Activities are spread along the Pedmall, featuring Paint the Town, the ICPL Bookmobile, life size games, music, art and more! The...

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Sunday, June 5, 2022 - 1:00pm

Storytime Room

This summer on Sundays we will go off the beaten path and create nature based and classic camp crafts! Join us on Sunday afternoons from 1-4pm in the Storytime Room. We're kicking it off with some supplies and instructed needed to get started...

Tweens Kids Families Arts & Crafting

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 4:00pm

Meeting Room A

Beat the heat at the library with a relaxing afternoon making old-school, campy crafts like duct tape Velcro wallets, Perler bead creations, and Shrinky-Dink keychains. --- Combata el calor en la biblioteca con una tarde haciendo artesanías del...

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Creating Graphics in Illustrator

Thursday, June 9, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Learn the basics of Adobe Illustrator for all of your design needs! You’ll become familiar with the software’s interface and get the hang of working with clipping masks, the line snapping system, and the tools you’ll use to make graphics. We’ll...

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