We want to thank the community for sharing their memories of the
tornado that hit Iowa City on April 13, 2006.
The response to our request for photographs of the tornado
and its aftermath for a digital exhibit commemorating the tornado’s 10th
anniversary was incredible! We received more than 2,500 images, as well as video and written stories.
To view the tornado collection, visit ICPL’s Digital History
Project website. You can also
track the tornado’s path through an interactive
map pinpointing specific locations of the damage. We’ll continue to
add images to the collection as we receive them.
We also want to thank everyone who told their stories at our "Tales
from the Tornado" event and shared their memories through our tornado display, which
can be viewed on the Library’s first floor through April 30.
The Library will observe Money Smart Week April 23 through April
30 with "Don’t Be a Victim: How to Avoid Scams" from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday,
April 28, in Meeting Room A.
Staff from MidWestOne Bank will share lessons on how to avoid
common financial scams and fraud. This program is co-sponsored by MidWestOne
Bank and Johnson County Livable Community. Light refreshments will be served.
A recent contribution to Library's Development Office came with this kind note: “We
use the library on a regular basis to check out books and DVD’s. Thank you for
your service and commitment to the community.”
board of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation invites the public to
attend Looking Forward, the annual fundraiser for the Library, on Sunday, May 8, at ICPL.
evening begins at 6 p.m. with “The Legendary Duke Ellington,”
a presentation by John Hasse,
curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution. Afterwards, guests will be
treated to appetizers and beverages.
cost to attend Looking Forward is $125 per person and reservations are
required. An optional
one-hour tour of the new University of Iowa School of Music building will be
held at 4 p.m. for an additional $25. The tour is open to the first 20 able-bodied
guests. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required; additional safety
equipment will be provided.
Reservations can be made here. Reservations must be received by April 29.