MidWestOne Bank is collecting very special deposits this
month to benefit The Book End at the Iowa City Public Library.
Throughout September, MidWestOne banks in Iowa City, Coralville, and
North Liberty will accept gently-read fiction and non-fiction books for all
ages at a special collection box. If you are looking for a new home for your
gently-read books, please consider donating them.
“It is wonderful of MidWestOne Bank to host this drive for The Book
End again!Every year, the number of
books received increases thanks to our generous communities. When those books
are sold at The Book End, proceeds are used to buy prize books for every child
and teen who finishes our Summer Reading programs, and they help add more
artwork to the Art-to-Go collection,”
says Patty McCarthy, ICPL's Director of Development.
End is staffed by dedicated volunteers as a fundraising activity of the Iowa
City Public Library Friends Foundation.
Iowa City Public Library Celebrates Intellectual Freedom
Iowa City Public Library‘s 2016 Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival
begins Monday, September 19.
former librarian Carol Spaziani in honor of her life-long commitment to the
freedom of ideas, this an annual event affirms
everyone's right to freedom of thought and expression. ICPL’s
celebration of intellectual freedom coincides with Banned Books Week, which
will be celebrated September 25 through October 1.
year’s Intellectual Freedom Festival includes the following programs:
19, 7 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room A: Documentary – Don't Look Back
September 26, 7 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room A: Documentary – Citizenfour
27, 7 to 8 p.m. in Meeting Room A: Book discussion – Hamlet’s Dreams: The Robben Island Shakespeare
28, 10:30 to 11 a.m. in the Storytime Room: Preschool Banned Books Storytime
Wednesday, September 28, noon to 1 p.m. in Meeting
Room A: XXX:Love Poems
Thursday, September 29, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the Storytime Room: IFF Short Film Festival
Click here more information and program descriptions.
Look for us at the University of Iowa Homecoming Parade
Our Book Cart Drill Team is ready to take to the streets on Friday, September 30.
Look for us during the 2016 University of Iowa Homecoming Parade, scheduled to begin at 5:45 p.m. An estimated 15,000+ Hawkeye fans are expected to line the streets.
We can't wait to see you!
Maybe we should get into the real estate business ...
One of our Facebook friends recently commented that the "Iowa City Public Library is 50 percent of the reason why I moved back to Iowa City!"
Thank you for sharing! We're happy you moved back, too!