Author Archive for Manny

Tuesday, Apr 19, 2022

First, of all, we want to say thank you for making the Iowa City Library's 2022 Book Brackets competition a success. We are so pleased that dozens of patrons filled out their brackets and that in the six-week period the contest was open, we received almost 1000 votes.  After the final round, we have our winners!   Adults/Teens: The House on Mango Street by S. Cisneros Children's: The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by D. Daywalt

Monday, Apr 4, 2022

Show how much you know during a fun trivia evening to benefit the Iowa City Public Library. On Tuesday, April 5 from 7 to 9 p.m. the community is invited to enjoy a family-friendly night of book-themed online trivia to benefit the Iowa City Public Library. 

Monday, Mar 14, 2022

ICPL patrons cast hundreds of votes to support their favorite books and authors during the first round of our annual Book Brackets Tournament. We are excited to announce the books that advanced to the second round. Don't forget to keep voting; the second round is open from Monday, March 14 to Sunday, March 20 at 8 p.m. You can vote in person at the Book Brackets display located on the first floor or you can cast your vote online.

Friday, Mar 11, 2022

Staying Home for Spring Break? We want to let you know that ICPL has a great lineup of activities for you and your school-age children. We are offering a week of fun for students and families! Visit our calendar for the full schedule of activities and programs, and be sure to stop by the Iowa City Public Library.

Wednesday, Mar 2, 2022

The Iowa City Public Library invites adults 21 or older to a wine tasting on Friday, March 4, 2022, from 5 to 7 p.m. This event is hosted by the Wine & Spirits department of the HyVee Drugstore in Iowa City. Distributors of wine, craft beer, and spirits will offer samples of their products during this casual drop-in event at the HyVee on First and Rochester Avenues in Iowa City.

Tuesday, Mar 1, 2022

Books competing in the 2022 tournament fall into eight categories; four for the children’s brackets and four for the teen/adult brackets. The 2022 categories are as follows: 

Tuesday, Feb 1, 2022

The Iowa City Public Library is celebrating Black History Month by recognizing the important contributions and achievements of African Americans throughout our nation's history.We will offer a variety of programs, events, and displays for children, teens, adults, and families.  Wednesday, Feb. 2, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A: Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop for Kids and Families With Modei Akyea

Friday, Jan 21, 2022

Library supporters should mark their calendars for Friday, Jan. 28, 2022 and make a plan to shop in person or online at Sidekick Coffee & Books. A generous percentage of sales will be donated to the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation to help grow the Iowa City Public Library. Purchase of books, gifts, toys, coffee, pastries, and ice cream will be included in this fundraiser (gift cards are not included).

Wednesday, Jan 19, 2022

Local Libraries LIT (Listen, Initiate, Talk) will host Jennine Capó Crucet, author of the critically acclaimed "Make Your Home Among Strangers,'' which was a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice book and the winner of the 2016 International Latino Book Award. The program will begin at 7 p.m. via Zoom, on Wednesday, Jan. 26, and reservations are required at by 5 p.m. on the day of the event.

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