Science & Technology

Upcoming events

Tour of the Digital Media Lab

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 2:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Are you interested in learning more about what you can do in the library's Digital Media Lab? Join us for a tour of the space! Get a run-down of the equipment and software that's here for your creative and digitization projects. Creative projects...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology

Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Join us to make a few different kinds of sticky, shiny, glittery, puffy, twisty, stretchy slime! ¡Ven para hacer algunos tipos diferentes de slime pegajoso, brillante, retorcida, elástica, y más! 来和我们一起玩黏黏乎乎,闪闪亮亮,扭扭曲曲拉伸泥吧!

Tweens Arts & Crafting Science & Technology

Saturday, October 8, 2022 - 10:00am


Help raise awareness and support for pediatric rheumatology patients at the University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital by participating in a 5K or kids mile fun run; plus, special appearances by your favorite princesses and superheroes...

Adults Teens Tweens Kids Babies Families Arts & Crafting Gaming & Pop Culture Science & Technology
Intro to Coding with Python part 1

Monday, October 10, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Have you ever wanted to learn to code, but had no idea where to start? Are you curious about how the apps on your phone and programs on your computer are made? This introduction to coding will teach you the basic building blocks all programs are...

Adults Teens Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Intro to coding with Python part 2

Monday, October 17, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

You know some programming basics, but what can you do with them? In this class, the second part of this coding series, you’ll apply what you’ve learned to making a simple quiz game. Along with practicing using the basics, you’ll learn some new...

Adults Teens Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Know your streaming options

Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 10:30am


Paying for a subscription to stream video content onto a smart TV, app, or computer screen continues to grow in popularity, especially since some shows are only available from one provider and never released on DVD. If you're overwhelmed by all...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 4:00pm

Storytime Room

Don't just learn science - DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club! This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Learn about a different...

Tweens Science & Technology

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 6:00pm

Meeting Room A

Do you know someone with Alzheimer's disease or dementia? In the United States alone, more than 6 million individuals are living with Alzheimer’s and 11 million are serving as their unpaid caregivers. The disease is a global crisis that impacts...

Adults Teens Tweens Kids Families Classes & Workshops Current Issues Guest Speaker Science & Technology
Photoshop for beginners

Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 7:00pm

Digital Media Lab

You've heard of Photoshop. Ready to try it? Join library staff for an introductory hour on the industry standard in photo editing and digital art! You'll get comfortable with Photoshop's interface, learn how to open or create a new...

Adults Teens Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops Science & Technology
Ebooks from the library

Friday, October 21, 2022 - 10:30am


The Iowa City Public Library now has two sources for free ebooks and digital audiobooks: Libby and Hoopla. Join us for an overview of both! Libby and Hoopla are available to residents of Iowa City, University Heights, Hills, Lone Tree, and rural...

Adults Classes & Workshops Science & Technology