Archive for May, 2013

Accessing and Exploring Our River

Iowa City is moving forward with a proposal to repair and enhance the riverfront near the Burlington Street Dam. These efforts will include flood mitigation, habitat restoration, and new recreation opportunities. Proposed modifications to the Burlington Street Dam will: Address public safety concerns Improve riverbank stability Improve fish habitat Incorporate the City’s designation as a [...]

Winners named in City Of Literature student essay contest

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The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization has completed judging for this year’s Paul Engle Day: Glory of the Senses Essay Contest, and will award scholarships to seven high school sophomores from across Iowa. The winning essay from among 78 submissions was “Swing Tree,” by Emma Holmes, a student at Iowa City High School. [...]

New Little Free Library is a model of Iowa City’s Old Capitol

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Iowa City resident Dan Daly received a unique gift for his 60th birthday – a Little Free Library.  This library is a scaled-down model of Iowa City’s Old Capitol, complete with a golden dome and miniature flags.  Daly’s wife, Beth, arranged to have the library designed and built by Will Thompson of Armadillo Arts and [...]

Out Loud! to feature Patchett, Flynn and Lehane

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Out Loud! The Metro Library Network Author Series in Linn County will present three of the most famous names in fiction this June. The collaborative program of the Cedar Rapids, Hiawatha, and Marion public libraries will present Ann Patchett, Gillian Flynn and Dennis Lehane in free events at the Hotel at Kirkwood Center. Patchett, an [...]

Jr. High Writing Jam set for May 11th

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All 7th and 8th grade authors who love to write are invited to register for the Writing Jam Saturday, May 11 from 3:00 p.m.  Students will craft their work in a session at the Iowa City Public Library, meeting room A, from 3 – 5 p.m., before heading over to Fair Grounds Cafe at 5:30 [...]