Current Issues

Upcoming events

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 6:00pm

Teen Center, Online

Would you like to learn the powerful journalism tools of writing, researching, and storytelling? Would you love to gain the confidence to express yourself clearly? Then this program could be the perfect fit! Over the course of six weeks, you'll...

Teens Current Issues
National Voter Registration Day graphic

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 - 12:30pm

Meeting Room C

League of Women Voters of Johnson County, Iowa and the Iowa City Public Library are celebrating National Voter Registration Day to make sure everyone has the opportunity to vote! National Voter Registration Day is a nonpartisan civic holiday...

Adults Teens Current Issues

Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

On July 1, 2021, Iowa House File 802 became law. Though the Act does not specifically mention “Critical Race Theory,” CRT was cited in discussions of the Act, and the Act restricts when and where the framework’s historical, social, and legal tools...

Adults Current Issues

Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 4:30pm

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

Join us for a conversation about the Oracles of Iowa City mural project. The Oracles project is coordinated by The Center for Afrofuturist Studies at Public Space One, funded by they City of Iowa City and the University of Iowa Office of the Vice...

Adults Current Issues

Monday, October 4, 2021 - 6:00pm

Teen Center, Online

Would you like to learn the powerful journalism tools of writing, researching, and storytelling? Would you love to gain the confidence to express yourself clearly? Then this program could be the perfect fit! Over the course of six weeks, you'll...

Teens Current Issues

Monday, October 11, 2021 - 6:00pm

Teen Center, Online

Would you like to learn the powerful journalism tools of writing, researching, and storytelling? Would you love to gain the confidence to express yourself clearly? Then this program could be the perfect fit! Over the course of six weeks, you'll...

Teens Current Issues

Monday, October 18, 2021 - 5:00pm

Other, Online

For several generations, Anne Frank has been a household name—the WWII diarist whose posthumously published book has been translated into more than 70 languages. But do younger generations know her story? When they encounter her, what resonates with...

Adults Current Issues

Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 5:00pm

Teen Center

The 1619 Project was an initiative launched in August 2019 by Waterloo, Iowa native, Hannah Nikole Jones and was published to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the first enslaved Africans arriving in colonial Virginia. Made up of more than 30...

Teens Current Issues