Books and Writing

Invisible Hawkeyes: African Americans at the UI During the Long Civil Rights Era

Dr. Lena M. Hill, Senior Associate to the UI President and Dr. Michael D. Hill, UI Associate Professor of English and African American Studies, discuss the creation of the 2016 book "Invisible...

Books and Writing, Local History

The History of Downtown Iowa City

Author Marybeth Slonneger presents on the history of downtown Iowa City.

Cosponsored by ICPL & Friends of Historic Preservation. WOW: Weber on Wednesday is a month long celebration of...

Books and Writing, Local History

Sir Walter Scott's Legacy in the Midwest: Why Are So Many Towns Named Waverly?

Anne Stapleton explores Scotland and Sir Walter Scott's Waverley novels. Published anonymously in 1814 and known as the first historical novel, Waverley; or, ‘Tis Sixty Years Since' inaugurated a...

Books and Writing

Pick Up Holds on the Bookmobile

Save yourself a trip downtown and pick up your holds on the Bookmobile.

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Books and Writing

On the Centenary of the Great War: Poems, History and Songs of World War I

Join the Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center as we mark the 100th year since the start of World War I. The Senior Center group Reading Aloud reads poetry and...

Books and Writing, Local History

Music is the Word Author Visit: David Gaines, "In Dylan Town"

For fifty years, the music, words, story, and fans of Bob Dylan have fascinated David Gaines. As a son, a husband, a father, a teacher, and a passionate lover of the literary in all its guises, he...

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Books and Writing

Journaling for Adults with Jack Gantos

Jack Gantos, 2009's author in residence, presents a journaling workshop for adults.

Recorded June 17, 2009.

Arts, Music, and Hobbies, Books and Writing

Iowa: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape

Photographer David Ottenstein discusses his book "Iowa: Echoes of a Vanishing Landscape."

This event was sponsored by Prairie Lights Bookstore and The Iowa City Public Library.


Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2016: The Lazarus Project

Aleksandar Hemon and Velibor Božović discuss their collaboration on Hemon's novel, "The Lazarus Project."

The Iowa City Book Festival is a six-day celebration of books, reading and writing...

Books and Writing

Iowa City Book Festival 2016: Crime and Punishment at 150

2016 marked the 150th anniversary of the publication of "Crime and Punishment." This panel examines the history of the novel's creation and publication, the theological and humanist foundations of...

Books and Writing