First Folio! The Book that Gave Us
Shakespeare, will be at University of Iowa Libraries Gallery August 29 through September 25. This exhibit will feature a rare first
folio on loan from the Folger Shakespeare Library, as well as
Shakespeare-related items from the University of Iowa Libraries’ Special
This is the traveling exhibition’s only stop in
Iowa. To celebrate, UI campus and community partners have partnered to plan
programs that center around the famous playwright and his work.
Events hosted by the Library include Shakespeare on
Film, a six-week series featuring movie adaptations of and inspired by William Shakespeare's work. The films will be screened
at 7 p.m. every Thursday in Meeting Room A beginning tonight.
For the younger crowd, there's Shakespeare
First Folio Sunday Fundays, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Storytime Room every Sunday
in September. Teens, be sure to attend our stage-fighting workshop with
Lukas Brasherfons, a master of fine arts student in dramaturgy at the
University of Iowa, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, in Meeting Room
A. Foodies will love Dr. Colleen E. Kennedy’s demonstration of how locally
grown flowers and herbs from Shakespeare’s time were used at the Iowa City
Farmers Market from 9 to 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, Sept. 10.
For more Shakespeare-related programs and events at ICPL,
Gear Up for Bikes, Bikes, Bikes in September
All eyes will be on Iowa City Sept. 24 as it hosts the Telenet
UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup at the Johnson County Fairgrounds.
Cyclocross is a very specific type of bike racing. Most of the course is off-road, with
riders encountering everything from grass and dirt to mud and gravel. The World
Cup is the sport’s Super Bowl.
Want to learn more? We have programs that will teach you everything you
need to know:
Tuesday, Sept. 6, in Meeting Room A: Documentary screening – For the Love of Mud. Produced and directed by Benedict Campbell, this
documentary explores the sport of cyclocross.
7 p.m. Wednesday,
Sept. 14, in Meeting Room A: Presentation – How
to Build a Bike with University of Iowa Professor Steve McGuire.
He’s the creator of the UI School of Art & Art History handmade bicycle
7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20, in Meeting Room A: Presentation -- What’s It All About? Jingle Cross and the
Cyclo-Cross World Cup with Dr. John Meehan. Dr. Meehan is the race
organizer for Iowa City’s Volkswagen
Jingle Cross Cyclo-Cross, which will be held Sept. 22, 23 and 25.
And don’t forget the kick-off eventThursday, Sept. 22, at Terry Trueblood Recreation Area. Sponsored by the Iowa
City/Coralville Area Convention & Visitors Bureau, the free celebration
will feature fireworks and live music. The fun begins at 5:30 p.m.
For more information about the World Cup and
Jingle Cross, including how and where to purchase tickets, visit jinglecrossworldcup.com
Let's get crafty: ICPL accepting items for annual bazaar
up your knitting needles, hot glue gun and other crafting supplies because we
start accepting donations of handmade arts and crafts for the annual Arts and
Crafts Bazaar next month!
This year’s bazaar will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3. Proceeds from the sale support
the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation to benefit Library programs and
Please bring items to the Library during open hours before Thursday,
Dec. 1. All items must be handmade and be delivered with an ICPL Arts and
Crafts Bazaar donation form (available at the Library and online).
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