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Iowa City Public Library now offers movie streaming and home delivery of books

The Iowa City Public Library (ICPL) is offering a new way to watch movies at home, and a new way to get library books into your hands. Anyone with a library card from ICPL or the Coralville Public Library can now access Kanopy, a movie streaming service available on Apple and Android devices, as well […]

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City of Iowa City Recycling presents screening of ‘The Age of Consequences’ in honor of Earth Day

On Thursday, April 19, City of Iowa City Recycling is taking over meeting rooms A, B and C at the Iowa City Public Library to offer a free screening of 2016 environmental documentary “The Age of Consequences.” Popcorn and treats will be provided, and attendees will be invited to take home a free kitchen compost container. The recycling department makes a point to show several environmental films each year to engage the public, Recycling Coordinator Jane Wilch said in an email. […]

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Prepare for spring gardening at the Iowa City Public Library’s Seed Share 2.0

It’s the first week of spring, and even though the weather this weekend may be gray and wintery, green gardens will be on the mind for the Iowa City Public Library and Johnson County Master Gardeners’ Seed Share 2.0. […]

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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

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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