Archive for May, 2014

City of Literature readers are tops!

A recent poll conducted by Iowa City Public Library planning consultants indicates that readers in our City of Literature read an average of 24 books per year, that’s twice the national average!  You can read more about the library planning process and results in the latest City Council Information Packet.

Announcing the 2014 City of Literature Paul Engle Prize

The Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization is now accepting nominations for its annual Paul Engle Prize. This award honors an individual who, like Paul Engle, represents a pioneering spirit in the world of literature through writing, editing, publishing, or teaching, and whose active participation in the larger issues of the day has contributed […]

Antelope Lending Library sets summer schedule

Summer is around the corner and the Antelope Lending Library is ready to roll.  Antelope is a small, mobile community library that primarily serves the Southeast side of Iowa City with the goal of increasing opportunities to participate in events and activities designed to promote literacy and learning.  This summer the library is partnering with […]

Robinson, Smiley Highlight 2014 Iowa City Book Festival Lineup

Two Pulitzer Prize winners will launch their new novels at the Iowa City Book Festival, Oct. 2-5, 2014. Marilynne Robinson and Jane Smiley each will debut new work at the festival. Robinson unveils Lila at a free event on Friday, Oct. 3, at the Englert Theatre. Of the book, Publisher’s Weekly writes, “This third of […]