Join us Saturday night for a free concert featuring Catfish Keith!
a “guitar genius” by Living Blues and
“The real acoustic blues king!” by Rock
‘n’ Reel, Catfish Keith has established himself as one of the most exciting
country blues performers of our time.
Catfish Keith's performance on the Pedestrian Plaza from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. is our Music is the Word finale. For nine months, we've hosted a series of musical
programming for all ages to welcome the University of Iowa School of Music to
its new location in downtown Iowa City.
“This has been a great opportunity for us to share Iowa City’s
rich musical culture through live performances, presentations, displays,
hands-on activities, movies, and sing-alongs,” Library Director Susan Craig
says. "We hope everyone will join us Saturday for what promises to be a great concert!"
Sign up for the 2016 Summer Reading Program
Your Mark, Get Set … Read!is
the theme for this year’s Summer Reading Program.
Be part of our team for a lineup of programs and events that brings the spirit of
the Olympic games to ICPL! Our starting roster includes all ages, babies to adults,
because reading benefits everyone!
This year's Summer Reading Program will be held from May 31 through July 31, with registration beginning May 31. You can register online at srp.icpl.org or in-person at the Library.
Renew Your Interest in Zinio, ICPL's Digital Magazine Stand
Our digital magazine stand is your connection to more than 150 magazines, available 24/7 on your computer or mobile device, for free! You can keep them as long as you want. There's no check-out period or a limit on the amount of titles you can choose.
Signing up is easy! All you need is your Library account number and password. Our webpage can guide you through the process or come to Tech Tuesday@Noon from noon to 1 p.m. June 7, 14, 21 or 28.
Library staff will be at a table on the Pedestrian Plaza to help
you with all your digital needs. Before you know it, you're reading the latest issue of Allrecipes or
The New Yorker -- without those pesky subscription cards falling in your
Please note that due to licensing restrictions, Zinio access is limited to residents of Iowa City and areas covered by contracts for Library services: rural Johnson County and the cities of Hills, Lone Tree, and University Heights.
May 21 is National Readathon Day!
Join us as we celebrate the second annual National Readathon Day Saturday.
A collaboration between Penguin Random House, the American Library Association and readers across the country, National Readathon Day is a day dedicated to the joy of reading.
Visit our special Readathon reading nook Saturday, located on the first floor. Have a seat, read a chapter or two, and grab a button to show everyone you're a reader.
Click here to learn more about National Readathon Day, which also serves as a fundraiser for ALA's Every Child Ready to Read initiative.