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Iowa City Public Library names its new director

The Iowa City Public Library Board of Trustees announced on Thursday it has hired Elsworth Carman as the library’s new director. Carman was formerly the director of the Marion Public Library. “We agree that he has the right leadership, communication, and financial skills to deliver the best possible public library service going forward,” Robin Paetzold, […]

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Hard-cider, tetanus deaths and poisoned ice cream: ICPL launches an online archive of historic Iowa City newspapers

On Tuesday, decades of Iowa City history suddenly became much more accessible, when the Iowa City Public Library launched an online archive of newspapers covering the years 1841 to 1925. The searchable archive features editions from seven different Iowa City newspapers previously available only on microfilm at the library. “Having a primary resource is an […]

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Reducing Iowa City’s carbon footprint

Community Climate Meeting Meeting Room A, Iowa City Public Library — Wednesday, July 11, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Iowa City’s Climate Action Steering Committee has been developing a plan to help the community reduce its carbon footprint. The Climate Action and Adaptation Plan has been finalized and a community meeting on it will be […]

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Disability simulation documentary premiering at the Iowa City Public Library

In 2017, Sujit Singh had an idea. He thought of it as his chance to create something that would start a conversation on disability. Singh envisioned a piece that would help people see a disabled individual not for their disability, but as a person first. With help from the community, his idea has blossomed into a piece titled Through My Eyes, a “disability simulation” documentary that will be premiering at the Iowa City Public Library on June 23 at 3 p.m. […]

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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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