Archive for July, 2016

ICPL Seeks Classic Book Cover Makeovers

The Iowa City Public Library has reserved every display space throughout the building for Recovering the Classics’ book cover makeover project. They need your help to fill them. In 2013, Recovering the Classics asked designers from around the world to reimagine the covers for great books in the public domain. People all over the world [...]

Winners named in City of Literature student essay contest

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 nine high school sophomores from across Iowa. The winning essay was “Adrift,” by Jackie Olberding, a student at Beckman Catholic High School in Dyersville. In recognition of [...]

2016 Iowa City Book Festival Lineup

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The seventh Iowa City Book Festival schedule will feature bestsellers, Pulitzer Prize winners, strong ties to Iowa and authors from around the world. In addition, strong partnerships with area groups will bring programs on topics that include environmentalism, sustainability, global politics, and end-of-life care. The festival will be held Oct. 4-9, 2016. With an expanded [...]