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Geodes! Iowa's Mysterious State Rock

Ray Anderson and Marv Houg from the Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society share the secrets of this most mysterious of rocks.

This program is part of ICPL's 2018 Adult Summer Reading...

Current Issues and Politics

DNA Interest Group: DNA - Your partner in crime?

Eric Tvedte, graduate assistant at the UI Department of Biology, discusses the history of genetic testing in criminal cases, and how DNA and genealogical data can be combined to crack cold cases (...

Current Issues and Politics

SRP Kids: Laura Ernst, Kinetic Entertainment

International award-winning entertainer, juggler and acrobat Laura Ernst shows us her award-winning juggling, acrobatic hula hoops and human-sized hamster ball!

This event is part of the...


SRP Kids: Macaroni Soup! with Miss Carole and Clarence

Put on your dancing shoes for Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole and Clarence! The Summer Reading season kicks off with a wonderful interactive music program. Macaroni Soup! with Miss Carole and...


Eastern Iowa Rocks! An Introduction to Rockhounding in Iowa

Ray Anderson from the Cedar Valley Rocks and Minerals Society gives a brief overview of local geology and cool rocks to be found in Iowa.

This program is part of ICPL's 2018 Adult Summer...

Current Issues and Politics

SRP Kids: National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

Do you know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? After this program you will! Be a herpetologist and hands-on explore the world of herps (collective name for reptiles and amphibians...


Weber Days: A Brief History of the Lucas Farms Neighborhood

Hear the 175 year old story of this modest neighborhood with a rich history! Lucas Farms Neighborhood sits on the original farmland of Iowa's first Territorial Governor, Robert Lucas. Judy Nyren,...

Local History

Weber Days: Larry Ginter and Iowa City's Horse Racing Tradition

Standard bred horse-racing was all the rage at the beginning of the 20th Century. ICPL Librarian Anne Mangano shares her research on Larry Ginter, Iowa City's most famous race horse.


Local History

DNA Interest Group: Pharmacogenomics - How Genes Inform Drug Therapy

A discussion of how genetic variations can be used to predict an individual's response to certain pharmacological drugs. The presentation focuses on explaining the link between genetics and drug...

Current Issues and Politics

Weber Days: Iowa City Then & Now - A Photographic Comparison of Downtown 1970 - 2018

When the wave of urban renewal arrived in Iowa City in the late 1960s, Dr. Oscar Beasley took notice and began photographing the downtown area's oldest buildings. He continued to document downtown...

Local History