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Friday, Oct 8, 2021

The Iowa City Public Library’s Bookmobile will not be in service from October 12 to October 15, 2021, due to vehicle maintenance.If you have holds to pick up on the Bookmobile, those items will be available at the Downtown Library from October 12 to October 15 and available on the Bookmobile from October 18 to October 22.If you are unsure about when or where to find an item you placed on hold, call the Library at 319-356-5200. The Bookmobile's schedule is available at icpl.org/services/bookmobile.

Thursday, Sep 30, 2021

On Saturday, Oct. 2, 2021, you are invited to a public conversation about the Oracles of Iowa City mural project. Representatives from “Oracles of Iowa City” will discuss the project and its powerful and challenging messages. Join the conversation and find out what they hope to accomplish, what types of conversations we can be having, and what happens next.

Wednesday, Sep 22, 2021

Friday, Sep 10, 2021

o celebrate the Iowa City Public Library's 125th birthday, the Library is hosting a party with fun for the entire family and everyone is invited. The 125th Birthday Bash will run noon to 5 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, at Big Grove, 1225 S Gilbert St, Iowa City, IA 52240. All are welcome for an afternoon of great company, great entertainment, and great food!

Friday, Sep 3, 2021

The Iowa City Public Library is collaborating with Launch Student News (LSN) to offer a six-session journalism workshop for students in 6th-12th grade, starting Monday Sept. 13 at 6 p.m. LSN is a volunteer organization dedicated to promoting journalism. The workshop will be led by Victoria Feng and Malini Pillai. Feng is director and founder of LSN and a high school student with work recently published in the New York Times.

Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021

The Iowa City Public Library’s Bookmobile will not be in service from August 23 to September 6, 2021, due to scheduled maintenance.  If you have holds to pick up on the Bookmobile, those items will be available at the Downtown Library from August 21 to September 5 and available on the Bookmobile from September 7 to September 14. If you are unsure about when or where to find an item you placed on hold, call the Library at 319-356-5200. 

Thursday, Aug 5, 2021

The City of Iowa City will require all visitors to City facilities to wear a mask while inside public buildings beginning Friday, Aug. 6, 2021. As a public facility, the Iowa City Public Library will follow the latest guidance from the Johnson County Public Health Department, and will require masks for all visitors two years and older to the main building and the Bookmobile. The requirement will be applied regardless of vaccination status.

Tuesday, Jul 13, 2021

We’re looking for candidates who are involved and interested in the arts community in some way — artists, framers, instructors, students, gallery employees, collectors and serious enthusiasts — to join the Committee. The Committee is made up of six members, and terms run for three years (this term would end in April 2024). Candidates must reside in Iowa City or rural Johnson County and are appointed to the Committee by the Library Board. Library employees are not eligible for appointment.

Friday, Jul 2, 2021

The Iowa City Public Library celebrates the life and legacy of former library director, Lolly (Parker) Eggers with a new digital exhibit, “Lolly’s Legacy.” 

Monday, Jun 28, 2021

On July 1, the Iowa City Public Library will move to Phase 5a of the reopening plan to expand Library hours, remove the time limits for browsing, extend time limits for computer access, and lift building and Bookmobile capacity restrictions. In addition to previously available services, the study and meeting rooms will be open to the public, and ICPL outreach services and programs will be offered offsite. Masks are suggested for those not yet vaccinated. 

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