Local History

Women’s Basketball in Iowa: From 6-on-6 to NCAA | An Obermann Conversation

Obermann Conversations series returns with an event focusing on the tradition of women's basketball in the state of Iowa. Learning from each other and delighting in the combined knowledge of...

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A History of the Secrest Octagonal Barn | Iowa City Public Library

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn is located rural Johnson County near the community of Downy. Richard Tyler, owner and steward of the barn will...

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Women's History Month: The Purpose of the Pelvic | Iowa Women's Archives and Iowa City Public Library

Join the Iowa Women's Archives and Dr. Wendy Kline for this discussion of the History of the Pelvic Exam. The pelvic exam is more than a medical procedure; it is a window into a deeper more...

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More than a just a golf course: The Finkbine Story

The name Finkbine is known to most Iowa Citians thanks to the UI golf course. The course was named after the man who donated the land for the course to the University. Who were the Finkbines? The...

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Welcome to ICPL | Iowa City Public Library Building Tour and Overview of Services

Join the staff of Iowa City Public Library as we take you for a tour of our building and talk about some of the ways we serve our community. We welcome you to visit us in person or visit icpl.org...

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The Remarkable Irish Family - the story of Frederick Macy "Captain" Irish

Presented by local historian Tom Schulein, "The Remarkable Irish Family" tells the story of the patriarch Frederick Macy Irish, best known as "Captain" Irish, and the notable...

Local History Weber Days

Introduction to Genealogy with Iowa City Public Library

Have you ever wondered about your family tree? Not sure how to start searching for your ancestors? Join us for a virtual Introduction to Genealogy. We will take you through what questions to ask,...

Local History Weber Days

Black Athletes Then & Now: Jackie Robinson Movie Discussion & UI Athletic Sports Panel

In this event, we will discuss Ken Burn's movie Jackie Robinson: An African American Baseball Player and Civil Rights Activist (listed as a full movie on Kanopy and Parts 1 and 2).

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Susan Craig Retirement Reception

Recorded December 2, 2018

A celebration of Susan Craig's retirement from Iowa City Public Library after serving as director since 1994, and as a Library employee since 1977.

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The University of Iowa and the Race for Space | ICPL Adult Summer Reading 2019

Did you know that Iowa played a major role in the International Space Race of the 1960s? Join UI Professor Cornelia Lang for stories of the contributions of University of Iowa scientists and...

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