Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

International Youth Day

August 12 is the U.N. designated international youth day! This year’s theme is transforming education in alignment with goal number 4 of the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals. To celebrate here at the Iowa City of Literature, we put together a list of children/adolescent books written by just a few of the Iowa authors we’ve worked […]

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church Presents: A Conversation with Biographer Maxwell King

On April 27, author Maxwell King will share insights on Mister Rogers as part of St. Andrew’s weekend-long series, “A Friend Just Like You.” He will be joined by former Iowa City resident Saleem Ghubril, founder of the Pittsburgh Project. In “The Good Neighbor,” Maxwell King traces Fred Rogers’ personal, professional, and artistic life to […]

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 […]

2016 Iowa City Book Festival Lineup

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 […]

All Iowa Reads 2015 selection: “My Name is Mary Sutter” by Robin Oliveira

The North Liberty Community Library will host All Iowa Reads author, Robin Oliveira, on Tuesday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. This is a cultural partnership with Marion Public Library. The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to foster a sense of unity through reading. Iowans are encouraged to come together in their communities to read […]