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A short-film festival at the Iowa City Public Library will highlight black musicians and leaders

The library’s Storytime Room will host a mini black history film festival Saturday starting at 11:30 a.m., geared towards the whole family (and with popcorn for all). Black musicians are at the center of many of the featured films. […]

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Interview: Sara Goldrick-Rab on moving forward with college affordability

Paying the Price: College Costs, Financial Aid, and the Betrayal of the American Dream Iowa City Public Library — Monday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Scholar-activist Sara Goldrick-Rab spent years following students struggling to pay for college — and sometimes failing, leaving with no degree and overwhelming debt. In talks on Monday, Goldrick-Rab will discuss […]

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Iowa City autism group plans ‘browsing hour’ at the library

Iowa City Public Library

Autism “Browsing Hour” Iowa City Public Library — Saturday, Sept. 17 at 9 a.m. On Saturday, Sept. 17, the Iowa City Public Library will open one hour early for a very special clientele: local individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. The Iowa City Autism Community, an organization that developed formally this year out […]

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Finish your taxes with Johnson County’s free assistance

Tax season is reaching its peak and Johnson County is here to help with free assistance offered in Iowa City and North Liberty through Apr. 13 — right before this year’s Apr. 18 filing deadline. The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program (VITA), which celebrated its 10th year of services last week, offers a series of […]

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Local game developer encourages you to ‘Tune It Up!’

'Tune it up!'

These days video games come in all shapes and sizes. Traditional home consoles like Wii U and Xbox One are still churning out titles, handheld devices such as Nintendo 3DS and Playstation Vita can be found in every school kid’s backpack, phones and tablets come with games pre-installed and browser games playable on laptops and […]

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Now available for library checkout: laptops

Iowa City Public Library

Books, DVDs, video games and now laptops: This week, the Iowa City Public Library adds computers to its collection of items available for checkout. As of today, Mar. 1, five Lenovo laptops equipped with the Windows 7 operating system and Microsoft Office Professional 2013 software will be available to patrons. Currently, there are 40 computer […]

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Complimentary tax assistance offered this Wednesday at the Iowa City Public Library

Iowa City Public Library

Stressed about your taxes? You’re in good company. It’s nearly that time of year where millions of Americans gather around their dining room tables, encircle themselves in end-of-year financial statements, and let out a collective groan. It’s no stretch to say the American tax code is complex — notoriously so. And with that in mind, […]

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