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The Library Channel is available on local cable channel 20 to those who subscribe through Mediacom. Programming focuses primarily on Storytimes, Children's Specials, and a variety of adult programs. Other possible programs include live coverage of meetings and events of local non-profit organizations in our meeting rooms, or local programming provided by the City's Cable Television Services office.


Video Streaming

Many of the events that have aired on The Library Channel are also available on-demand.
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Record Your Meeting

Non-profit organizations holding their meetings in Meeting Room A can have the event taped and/or shown live on The Library Channel. Prior approval is required and must follow established guidelines outlined in the Recording and Live Cablecast Guidelines section below.


Use of the video production equipment in Meeting Room A is limited to specific City of Iowa City staff and trained staff of Public Access Television, Inc (PATV). Non-profit organizations must arrange for an authorized individual to run the equipment during their meeting. Technical assistance from Library staff cannot be guaranteed, but will be provided when possible. Programs videotaped in Meeting Room A must follow the general Meeting Room Guidelines. Events must be free and open to the public.

Live Cablecast

Approval will be given for programs that have a broad community appeal if they can be accommodated without major disruption to the Library's program schedule. Programs shown live will not be re-cablecast. All live cablecasts will end at Library close; however, use of production equipment may continue with meeting room use as dictated by our Meeting Room Policy.

All live cablecasts must follow our Cable Television Channel Programming Policy and Policy on Meeting Room and Lobby Use.

How to Arrange for Recording/Cablecast

  1. Request Meeting Room A online or at the Help Desk.
  2. Once your meeting has been approved, non-profit organizations and City Departments should contact the City of Iowa City Cable TV Office at (319) 356-5454 to arrange for equipment use.
  3. After contacting the City of Iowa City Cable TV Office, contact the ICPL AV Librarian at (319) 887-6024.

**All arrangements for recording and cablecasts must be made at least 14 days in advance.**

Channel 20 Schedule

Tell Me Your Story

2:08 pm - 2:37 pm


Tell Me Your Story

2:37 pm - 3:04 pm

Summer Reading Program

3:04 pm - 3:32 pm

Presenter Name: Emma Seehusen Find out why the hissing cockroaches hiss and see how furry a giant tarantula really is! This demonstration is guaranteed to fascinate and creep-out even the boldest kids. Check out this educational program with Emma from the Grout Museum to meet and learn about lots of different creepy crawlies.

Summer Reading Program

3:32 pm - 4:02 pm

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with a Carnival extravaganza. Costumes and masks are designed by U of I Theater Arts professor Loyce Arthur. Create your own mask, listen to a tale from Trinidad, then join in the giant carnival parade on the Ped Mall complete with Chinese dragon, and pickle bucket band.

Kids Summer Reading Program event

4:02 pm - 4:47 pm

Can you juggle? How about ride a unicycle? Both at once? The Hanson Family can! Amazing balance stunts! Champion unicycling! World record juggling tricks! They do it all! Be sure to come by today's program to see some amazing feats performed by a truly talented family!

Summer Reading Program

5:00 pm - 5:43 pm

Little Leapers: Steve 'n TV!: And the Amazing YOU! Join Steve and his computer -animated friend, TV, as they teach us about our amazing bodies! Be prepared to test your senses with optical illusions, the Name that Noise game and the Boxes of Mystery!

Tell Me Your Story

6:00 pm - 6:31 pm

Tell Me Your Story

6:31 pm - 7:04 pm

ICCSD Visiting Author

7:04 pm - 7:32 pm

Author Visit

7:32 pm - 7:52 pm

Iowa City Community School visiting children's author Grace Lin.

Author Event

8:00 pm - 8:54 pm

Janet Fitch, author of White Oleander, an Oprah Book Club pick and New York Times bestseller, will read from her new novel, "Revolution of Marina M." Copies will be available for purchase at the event. She will sign copies after her reading. This event is sponsored by Iowa City Public Library and Prairie Lights Books

Book Fest 2016 Author Reading

9:00 pm - 9:52 pm

Claire Hoffman will read from Greetings From Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood

Eco Iowa City

10:00 pm - 11:07 pm

Connie Mutel will read from her new anthology A Watershed Year Anatomy of the Iowa Floods of 2008 published by the University of Iowa Press. Other readers include Witold Krajewsk, Wayne Petersen, and John Castle.

Book Babies Storytime with Karen

6:00 am - 6:29 am

Family Storytime

6:30 am - 6:55 am

Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

Family Storytime

6:55 am - 7:33 am

Preschool Storytime

7:33 am - 7:59 am

In honor of the special 75th anniversary of H.A. Rey’s classic tale Curious George, Casey and Mari are performing a musical storytime to fulfill your curiosity about a lovable monkey with an endless sense of discovery. We will share a Curious George storybook on the big screen and you can listen and sing a long to several songs from "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George."

International Authors

8:00 am - 9:20 am

Today's Speakers: Edgar Calabia Samar, Philippines; Chandrahas Choudhury, India; Billy Karanja Kahora, Kenya; Farangis Siahpour, Iran. The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to meet and converse with Writers in Residence from around the world at the UI International Writing Program.

Visiting Author

9:20 am - 9:59 am

Super sleuth and local children's author Delia Ray unravels secrets of the Black Angel from her new book, "Here Lies Linc." Followed by spooky stories, a visit by the Oakland Cemetery Ghoul, a cemetery maze activity, and musty mausoleum root beer.

Summer Reading Program 2017

10:00 am - 10:41 am

Juggling, Mime, Magic & Other Nonsense

Macaroni Soup

10:41 am - 11:24 am

A snowball fight in June? Put on your dancing shoes for Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole and Clarence – no mittens needed! We are kicking off the Summer Reading season with a wonderful interactive music program that will have everyone singing the whole way home! Sneakily educational and developmentally appropriate for children 8 and younger, Macaroni Soup! with Miss Carole and Clarence is a Sing-Along, Dance-Along, DO- ALONG CONCERT for the whole family!

Musical Storytime

11:24 am - 11:56 am

Marc Falk, a music professor at Coe College and founder of Iowa City's Outdoor Adventure Camps, will present a concert of fun and interactive music for kids and parents.

One of a Kind

12:00 pm - 12:33 pm

One of a Kind

12:33 pm - 1:07 pm

Vietnam Syndrome

1:07 pm - 2:08 pm

Dr. Derek Buckaloo, American History Professor, Coe College, discusses "Vietnam Syndrome: Iowa's Call to Duty." Learn more about history as well as the African American Museum of Iowa, located in Cedar Rapids. part of ASRP

Author Interview

2:08 pm - 2:44 pm

with Deanne Wortman

Blank Park Zoo

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Blank Park Zoo is back for another show and tell program for the summer reading program! Stop by ICPL today to meet and get to know a few of the animals from this wonderful zoo in Des Moines. Part of the 2016 Summer Reading Program

Winter Break Speical

3:40 pm - 4:14 pm

Winter Break Special: Shimek After School Special Holiday Extravaganza Pop and rock with Shimek Elementary students

Summer Reading Program

4:14 pm - 4:58 pm

Join us instead for a music and drum storytelling concert featuring Deanne Wortman and her friend Scott.

Summer Reading Program

5:00 pm - 5:41 pm

Pythons, and lizards, and crocs...oh my! Our favorite reptile wrangler Torben Platt returns with his amazing water creatures.

Healthy Snacking 101

6:00 pm - 6:52 pm

Carbs + protein = healthy snacks. HyVee dietitian Cathy Gehris, RD, LD. will be here to discuss snacking the right way. Healthy snacks will be provided. Part of the 2016 Adult Summer Reading Program

Irving Weber Days

7:00 pm - 7:49 pm

Realizing Stephen Smith - His Conscience and Conflict UI student Steve Smith (1944-2009) encountered violence as a civil rights worker in Mississippi, led a hunger strike in downtown Iowa City, and burned his draft card in the Iowa Memorial Union in protest of the escalating war in Vietnam - all before his 21st birthday. University archivist David McCartney recounts Smith's life and efforts in the UI Archives to document his ideals and his struggles.

Irving Weber Days

8:00 pm - 8:55 pm

History of the UI School of Music Since 1906, there has been a School of Music at the University of Iowa. Come hear music librarian Katie Buehner discuss the evolution of this one hundred and ten year old program as evidenced in documentation from the University Archives and the collections of the Rita Benton Music Library. This program is part of both the Music is The Word series and Irving Weber Days.

Irving B. Weber Chautauqua Series

9:00 pm - 9:49 pm

Zachary Jack will speak on what Iowa has to teach the world in the current world political and social environment.

Big Brain

10:00 pm - 10:45 pm

Big Brain

10:45 pm - 11:33 pm

Preschool Storytime with Casey

6:00 am - 6:20 am

Preschool Storytime with Casey

Preschool Storytime

6:30 am - 6:58 am

Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

Family Storytime

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Preschool Storytime

7:30 am - 7:56 am

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One of a Kind

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Ellen interviews Jim Mondanaro, restaurateur and yoga instructor.

One of a Kind

8:30 am - 9:01 am

Ellen Buchanan interviews Earle Murphy, 68 year resident of Iowa City, owner of Bremer's Men's Shop and Hawkeye fan of all seasons.

One of a Kind

9:01 am - 9:41 am

Ellen Buchanan interview Peter Nazareth, writer and IWP adviser.

Book Babies

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Book Babies Special

10:30 am - 10:58 am

Lauren Willberg ofPreucil School of Music’s, Music Together will lead a special Book Babies program. Stop by to learn some new songs and have a great time singing and dancing together!

Music is the Word, Preschool Storytime

11:00 am - 11:22 am

Marc Falk, a music professor at Coe College and founder of Iowa City's Outdoor Adventure Camps will present a concert of fun and interactive music for kids and parents. Featuring songs about animals, authors, food, Iowa City,the ICPL,

Preschool Storytime

11:30 am - 11:59 am

Author Visit

12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Melissa Gilbert, star of Little House on the Prairie,will be discussing her new cookbook My Prairie Cookbook: Memories and Frontier Food from My Little House to Yours. cosponsored by Prairie Lights

Weber Days 2017

1:00 pm - 1:58 pm

Weber Days: University Town, Union Town - An Introduction to Iowa City and Johnson County Labor History John W. McKerley, Oral Historian at the University of Iowa Labor Center's Iowa Labor History Oral Project, will give an introduction to the Labor History of Iowa City and Johnson County.

6-on-6 Girls’ Basketball in Iowa

2:00 pm - 3:03 pm

For most of the 20th century, Iowa was known for its devotion to an unusual form of women’s sport known as 6-on-6 girls’ basketball. As other states abandoned 6-on-6, Iowa remained committed to this half-court game until 1993, when the final 6-player championship was held. To mark the 25th anniversary of the final season, Iowa Women’s Archives staff and UI American Studies faculty have curated a travelling exhibition “6-on-6 Basketball and the Legacy of Girls’ and Women’s Sport in Iowa.” It is touring the state throughout 2018 with the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street Hometown Teams exhibition, with days set aside at each site to gather additional archival material. Join Archives curator Kären Mason and American Studies faculty member Jennifer Sterling to learn about the history of this game, hear stories of girls who played it, and reflect on its significance for girls and women across Iowa. Bring your own stories, photos, and memorabilia of 6-on-6 to share. This program is part of ICPL

Summer Reading Program special

3:03 pm - 3:45 pm

Healthy Eaters: Storyteller and Troubadour: Darrin Crow Our favorite talespinner and troubadour, Darrin Crow, is back! Prepare to be left on the edge of your seat as Darrin weaves wonderful tales.

Summer Reading Program

4:00 pm - 4:43 pm

Little Leapers: Steve 'n TV!: And the Amazing YOU! Join Steve and his computer -animated friend, TV, as they teach us about our amazing bodies! Be prepared to test your senses with optical illusions, the Name that Noise game and the Boxes of Mystery!

Summer Reading Program

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

Follow the clues and take a mystery trip around the world with super sleuth Deanne Wortman, John Lake, and Habeas Corpus members Nora Garda and Mark McCusker. K-6th grade.

Author Interview

6:00 pm - 6:59 pm

Katherine Habley interviews children's author Deborah Wiles about her life and work.

Mission Creek 2017

7:00 pm - 7:54 pm

Peter Awad interviews founders to dissect how they are managing the responsibility of scaling a business while also incorporating slowness into their business and personal lives.

Mission Creek 2017

8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Self expression, creativity, problem solving, analysis, and communication are all skills obtained through computer science. Young children are naturals with these superpowers, and we need to keep these skills alive. With STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) as a major focus in education, learn how computer science is playing a role in Iowa education, and how anyone can get involved.

Mission Creek 2017

9:00 pm - 9:54 pm

Nick Scappaticci talks about current projects for his marketing company, Tellart

DNA Interest Group

10:00 pm - 11:13 pm

Presenter Name: Bryant McAllister Identifying and Predicting Relationships. A workshop on identifying relationships in family trees and predicting genetic identity between relatives.

Preschool Storyitme

6:00 am - 6:20 am

Valentines Day Storytime

6:20 am - 6:52 am

Family Storytime

7:00 am - 7:30 am

Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:59 am

Friends of Hickory Hill Park

8:00 am - 9:47 am

Family Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Dancers from the Champagne Irish Dance studio will be performing for us today! We will be learning about, watching and participating in some traditional Irish dances.

Preschool Dance Storytime

10:30 am - 10:56 am

Come on and dance! Today's performance will be full of music and movement. Come prepared to clap, cheer and learn from dancers and instructors from the Nolte Academy of Dance.

Preschool Storytime

10:56 am - 11:28 am

Today Emily Jia will be helping us celebrate the Lantern Festival! Traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar calendar, the Lantern Festival marks the last day of the Chinese or lunar New Year celebration.

Preschool Storytime

11:30 am - 11:59 am

Stop by the library to celebrate national Tell a Fairy Tale Day with Casey and students from Regina. We will be getting a preview of their upcoming show, Beauty and the Beast.

Big Brain

12:00 pm - 12:52 pm

Jackson Pollock's MURAL

1:00 pm - 2:18 pm

A visual exploration of the recent study and treatment of Jackson Pollock's "Mural" from the University of Iowa by Yvonne Szafran, Senior Conservator and Head Paintings Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum.

Poetry For Lunch

2:18 pm - 3:00 pm

Presented by Terpsichore School of Dance, Diane Danhieux, Director & Travelers Dance Ensemble Hosted by Maureen Delaney

Children's Special

3:00 pm - 3:43 pm

Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip Today's special storytime features Iowa Public T

Summer Reading Program

4:00 pm - 4:53 pm

Meet some animals you may recognize from your backyard and learn how to keep them safe in this conservation program with Johnson County Naturalist Sydney Algreen

School's Out Special

4:53 pm - 5:37 pm

Take a trip around the world to Korea with members of the U of I Korean Undergraduate Student Association. Sample foods, watch a fashion show, play traditional games, and make crafts. Members of Strike Martial Arts will give a Tae Kwon Do demonstration.

Big Brain

6:00 pm - 6:40 pm

History for Lunch

7:00 pm - 7:50 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

Irving Weber Days

7:50 pm - 8:57 pm

This talk by Katie Buehner, head of the Rita Benton Music Library will examine the travels of Himie Voxman and Charlie Eble who collected sheet music for arrangement, study, and sale in Iowa City. The Voxman 5, a woodwind quintet of U of Iowa staff members, will perform.

Local Lore

8:57 pm - 10:00 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

One of a Kind

10:00 pm - 10:32 pm

Christine Scheetz, President and CEO of United Way of Johnson County talks about her life of giving to others.

One of a Kind

10:32 pm - 11:11 pm

Family Special

6:00 am - 7:54 am

Family Special: Popo's Puppet Festival "Shiver Me Timbers: A Pirates Tale with Kidspectacular; "Popo's Spooky Fun" with Deanne Wortman and Dave Panther; Giant Puppet and Pickle Bucket Band Parade; Full Moon Puppet Show's Liz Schacterle performs "Three Vignettes" : "An Afternoon Nap,"The Hug," and "Snow." and "Bony Legs" with Buffy Quintero

Second Sunday Garden Forum

8:00 am - 9:26 am

Project Green

Second Sunday Garden Forum

9:30 am - 9:41 am

Project Green

Family Storytime

10:00 am - 10:50 am

In celebration of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender and Questioning) Pride Month, we are offering a special Drag Storytime Party! Fun costumes are encouraged and we will have silly props available as we read LGBTQ stories and sing and dance with some local drag kings and queens. Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

Preschool Storytime Author Visit

11:00 am - 11:30 am

Come hear Iowan children's picture book author Pamela Schuster Ostwinkle read her picture books and share some songs and rhymes!

Sign Language Family Storytime

11:30 am - 11:56 am

n celebration of Deaf Awareness week, we are having a family storytime that will be translated into ASL (American Sign Language). UI professor AmyRuth McGraw and some of her ASL students will be reading some classic stories and translating with signage. This is a great opportunity to learn some simple phrases in sign language as well as share some great stories!

International Writing Program

12:00 pm - 1:59 pm

Also part of 2017 IC Book Festival

International Authors

2:00 pm - 2:58 pm

International Authors: Works In Progress:

Spring Break School's Out Special

3:00 pm - 3:33 pm

It's musical fun as the Kidspectacular players perform 2 puppet and creative dramatic shows: "Move Over" and "The Lion's Share" followed by an African Safari obstacle course with North Liberty's Synergy Gymnastics.

School's Out Special

3:33 pm - 4:11 pm

Join Babaloon with his zany antics and bag full of tricks and magical mayhem.

School's Out Special

4:11 pm - 5:03 pm

Kick up your heels to Irish music, dancing, and a St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring Acoustic Mayhem and We 3 Riverdancers. This Spring Break event is free and open to families and children of all ages.

School's Out Special

5:03 pm - 5:59 pm

Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and kick up your heels to the traditional and modern Celtic tunes of Iowa City's own Beggarmen.

How Books Travel - Literary Translation and International Writing

7:00 pm - 8:02 pm

Each year, literary works from some 60 languages across the globe appear in English, mostly published by independent publishers with commitment to international writing and cross-cultural understanding. But how do these books travel? How are titles selected? Who are the literary translators? What goes into translating literary works? Is there a particular way to read and appreciate translated literature? Aron Aji, director of the MFA in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa, will address all of this and more. Aji is a translator from the Turkish, and has translated works by Bilge Karasu, Murathan Mungan, Elif Shafak and others. He received the 2004 National Translation Award for Karasu's The Garden of Departed Cats and NEA Translation Fellowships for Karasu's A Long Day’s Evening and Mungan's My Heart's East (forthcoming).

Editorial Cartoonist Brian Duffy

8:02 pm - 8:49 pm

Longtime Des Moines Register editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy shares work from Brian Duffy's Iowa Caucus Cartoons: Watch 'Em Run.

Linzee McCray and Linda Gerdner

9:00 pm - 9:59 pm

Linzee McCray reads from Art Quilts of the Midwest and Linda Gerdner reads from Hmong Story Cloths: Preserving Historical & Cultural Treasures. Some work will be on display during the event.

Cocoa and Carols 2016

10:00 pm - 10:42 pm

Join the talented singers from Combined Efforts Men's Choir. Gather your friends and stop in for a cup of cocoa and a cookie or two for an old fashioned Christmas carol sing-along.

Family Storytime Speical

6:00 am - 6:30 am

Join violin-fiddle duo Tricia Park and Taylor Morris in this special family concert as they explore a genre-bending program of music from traditional classical fair to contemporary world music as well as American and Celtic fiddle tunes

Family Special

6:30 am - 6:54 am

Join Orchestra Iowa's talented woodwind quartet as they introduce preschool-aged children to the beat of the orchestra! Focused on fun and learning, Pied Piper Concerts offer children the opportunity to enjoy an up-close and personal chamber concert absolutely FREE!

Storytime Puppet Special

6:54 am - 7:32 am

Eulenspiegel's adaptation of this beloved Grimms fairy tale uses delightfully crafted miniature Bohemian marionettes created by puppeteer Monica Leo. The set is an extra-large pop-up storybook also designed and created by Leo. The script, laced with wit and whimsy, was written by puppeteer Teri Jean Breitbach. The production was directed by well-known director Michael Sokoloff. In addition to seven puppets, the cast includes a wacky, flamboyant storyteller who relates to the audience as well as the puppets.

Caped Crusaders

7:32 am - 7:57 am

Caped Crusaders: Scott Koepke New Pi Soilmates organic garden educator, Scott Koepke, is kicking off the summer reading program with a sprout! Come learn about composting, the plant life cycle and get your hands dirty gardening with Scott.

Book Babies with Music Together

8:00 am - 8:24 am

Presenter Name:Lauren Willburg Please join special guest, Lauren Willburg, for some fun with Music Together. This program is an innovative, research-based program for children ages newborn to four years old and their parents or caregivers. This approach develops every child's birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual music experience through song, rhythm, movement and instrument play.

Weber Days: Preschool Storytime

8:30 am - 8:57 am

For this special preschool storytime, Police Officer Ashten Hayes will be stopping by to read and tell stories about being a police officer in Iowa City. Bring any questions you have for this amazing athlete, mother and community worker!

Musical Storytime

9:00 am - 9:31 am

Marc Falk, a music professor at Coe College and founder of Iowa City's Outdoor Adventure Camps, will present a concert of fun and interactive music for kids and parents.

Preschool Storytime

9:31 am - 10:03 am

Today Emily Jia will be helping us celebrate the Lantern Festival! Traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar calendar, the Lantern Festival marks the last day of the Chinese or lunar New Year celebration.

Preschool Dance Storytime

10:03 am - 10:29 am

Come on and dance! Today's performance will be full of music and movement. Come prepared to clap, cheer and learn from dancers and instructors from the Nolte Academy of Dance.

Book Babies

10:30 am - 10:53 am

Preschool PUG Storytime

11:00 am - 11:22 am

Preschool Pug Storytime Today at ICPL we will be featuring Pugs. Come by to read some silly pug dog stories and to meet some of our staff's furry friends!

Preschool Storytime

11:30 am - 11:59 am

Four Seasons Garden Club

12:00 pm - 12:48 pm

Lunch at the Library

1:00 pm - 1:59 pm

Jim Walters

One of a Kind

2:00 pm - 2:40 pm

One of a Kind

3:00 pm - 3:32 pm

One of A Kind

3:32 pm - 4:01 pm

Ellen Buchanan interviews David Hensley of the UI Entrepreneurship Center.

Women in the Civil War

4:01 pm - 4:54 pm

with guest speaker Jennifer Harbour, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of History, Ashford University Part of the Civil War 150 Series Part of the Civil War 150 series

Iowa City's Manville Heights

5:00 pm - 5:58 pm

Trains Across Iowa

6:00 pm - 6:59 pm

All aboard for an Iowa rail adventure! Join Rudy Daniels as he describes the past, present and future of the Hawkeye State's railroads. The program explores Iowa's unique position in the construction of the first transcontinental railroad and Iowa's great contribution to railroad safety. The talk also describes the famous streamliners that rode Iowa's rails. Rudolph Daniels is Assistant Dean, Department Chair of Railroad Operations Technology and instructor of railroad history at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. He likes to travel throughout Iowa. Dr. Daniels has written the official history of US railroads, Trains Across the Continent. This program is a part of the Irving B. Weber Days and Third Thursday programs and is made possible through the funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Humanities Iowa. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa's communities.

One Communty One Book '07

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Panel discussion of 2007 selection, Blood Done Sign My Name by Timothy Tyson. Panel includes: Sara Baird, Iowa City Human Rights Commission; Rev. Orlando Dial of Iowa City's Bethel A.M.E. Church; Barbara Eckstein, Director of Graduate Studies in English at UI.

Intellectual Freedom Festival

8:00 pm - 8:37 pm

Members of the Iowa City Johnson County Senior Center's Read Aloud group will be reading from the work of Edgar Allan Poe.

Intellectual Freedom Festival

9:00 pm - 10:03 pm

Born Digital - Intellectual Freedom in a Networked Age the keynote lecture by John Palfrey. John Palfrey, 2010 keynote speaker for the Iowa City Public Library�s Intellectual Freedom Festival, is the Henry N. Ess Professor of Law and Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources at Harvard Law School. He is the co-author of "Born Digital: Understanding the First Generation of Digital Natives" (Basic Books, 2008) and "Access Denied: The Practice and Politics of Internet Filtering" (MIT Press, 2008). His research and teaching is focused on Internet law, intellectual property, and international law. He practiced intellectual property and corporate law at the law firm of Ropes & Gray. He is a faculty co-director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University. Outside of Harvard Law School, he is a Venture Executive at Highland Capital Partners and serves on the board of several technology companies and non-profits. John served as a special assistant at the US EPA during the Clinton Administration. He is a graduate of Harvard College, the University of Cambridge, and Harvard Law School.

Book Fest 2016 Author Reading

10:03 pm - 11:02 pm

Aleksandar Hemon and Velibor Božović discuss The Lazarus Project

Preschool Storytime with Casey

6:00 am - 6:20 am

Preschool Storytime with Casey

Book Babies Storytime with Karen

6:30 am - 6:59 am

Toddler Storytime

7:00 am - 7:19 am

Preschool Storytime

7:19 am - 7:52 am

Summer Reading Program

8:00 am - 8:47 am

Join the musical fun with Euforquestra and kicks up your heels to their rollicking Blue Grass tunes.

Zoop, Gap, Zar with Dino O'Dell

9:00 am - 9:48 am

Do you speak space alien? Would you like to? Then be sure to come by today's concert with musician, storyteller and picture book author, Dino O'Dell!

Kids Summer Reading Program event

10:00 am - 10:50 am

Do you know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? After this program you will! Be a herpetologist and hands-on explore the world of herps (collective name for reptiles and amphibians)! Learn about some of the different species living at the aquarium and even have a few visitors stop by to help us learn more about them. You won’t want to miss this visit from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium!

Special Author Reading Storytime

11:00 am - 11:21 am

Spencer Earl Watts The Turtle in the Glass Shell is the story of a turtle born with a see-through shell. At first other turtles taunt him, but when an evil cat beast shrouded in shadow arrives, it’s up to the turtle in the glass shell to face off with the monster. Author Spencer Earl Watts is here to read his book and teach us all a lesson about acceptance. All Ages welcome!

Family Special

11:21 am - 11:53 am


Remembering the Scottish Highlanders' 75-year History

12:00 pm - 12:46 pm

What are the Scottish Highlanders? How and when were they founded? What was their purpose? What were their accomplishments? Join Heather Stockman, daughter of the original director of the University of Iowa Scottish Highlanders, as she shares information about the wonderful 75-year history of this organization.

Songs and Stories of Farming

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Adult Summer Reading Program

2:00 pm - 3:07 pm


If a Butterfly Sneezes

3:07 pm - 3:59 pm

Habitat for Humanity

4:00 pm - 4:59 pm

Mark Patton, Executive Director, Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity will share the Iowa Valley Habitat story and information about their current project in Hills, Iowa and their smaller one-day projects that are a great way to get involved.

Automated Driving with National Advanced Driving Simulator

5:00 pm - 5:43 pm

Dr. Daniel McGehee, Director of the National Advanced Driving Simulator and Associate Professor in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa will discuss the history of automation in vehicles. While the Google car steals many headlines, automated systems have been in production for decades. How these technologies have matured over the years paints an interesting story - one today's drivers can learn from.

Big Brain

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Harvest Lecture

7:00 pm - 8:05 pm

Standing By Words Center: Iowa Project on Place Studies

Irving Weber Days

8:05 pm - 8:36 pm

Weber Days 2010 is happy to present The Post Horns, a French-horn musical group from the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center. Feel free to bring a lunch and enjoy the music of The Post Horns.

Irving Weber Days

8:36 pm - 9:53 pm

Remember those house parties where folks just rolled up the rugs, pulled out the instruments and danced? Wish you remembered them? Listen, jam and dance with some of Iowa's best Old Time musicians from Eastern Iowa. Guy and Hannah Drollinger, Bob and Kristie Black, and Alan and Aleta Murphy will play a mixture of bluegrass, Old Time and Irish tunes. They'll also talk about their musical influences, family music-making and the Eastern Iowa style.

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

10:00 pm - 10:53 pm

Distilling the Discourse: History of the Tavern in

10:53 pm - 11:25 pm