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Press ReleaseBig Grove 'brary Birthday Bash


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!

ScheduleNoon – 2 p.m.: The Dandelion Stompers will perform Lolly’s favorite jazz music in memory of former Director Lolly Eggers3 – 4 p.m.: Illusionist Troy Peters’ amazing show4 – 5 p.m.: Fun with the Big Bang Bubble group

The Bookmobile will be there so attendees can get one of the Library's new cards and borrow or return materials. There will also be tons of prizes and giveaways for all ages, including a special birthday bash activity kit for kids!

Big Grove will donate a generous percentage of food sales all afternoon to the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. Free birthday cake and cookies from Deluxe Bakery will be available.

We’re celebrating our 125th anniversary in the biggest and most exciting way possible. Don't miss it!

For more information visit our calendar or call the Library at 319-356-5200

The Iowa City Public Library is a center of community life that connects people of all ages with information, engages them with the world of ideas and with each other, and enriches the community by supporting learning, promoting literacy, and encouraging creativity.