Posts Tagged ‘City of Literature’


Literary Kiosk Returns!

by Kara Logsden on July 16th, 2019

Because of the popularity we experienced when the Literary Kiosk was at Iowa City Public Library last year, University of Iowa Libraries selected ICPL to host a Kiosk permanently. It will be located in the Lobby, to the right of the recycle bins. For the most part, the Kiosk will be at ICPL unless it is needed for a festival or other event.

University Libraries, City of Literature and Library staff are collaborating to make stories written by people from the Iowa City area available on the Kiosk.

Iowa City is a city of stories and we look forward to the many stories that will be shared through the Literary Kiosk.

We’ll see you at the Library soon!

 

One Book Two Book Moves to March

by Vickie Pasicznyuk on December 22nd, 2014
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If you’ve been waiting for information about One Book Two Book, the annual celebration of children’s literature in the City of Literature, here’s the scoop—the date has changed! Traditionally held in January, the festival will be moving to March 6-8 in 2015. All events will be held in downtown Iowa City, based at the Sheraton Hotel.

Author and illustrator David LaRochelle will be visiting and sharing his work. He has written several picture books, including Moo!, It’s a Tiger, and The Best Pet of All, as well as a young adult novel, Absolutely, Postively Not. LaRochelle didn’t start out to be an author. As a child, he dreamed of becoming a balloon man or maybe a cartoonist like Charles Schulz. During college, his dreams shifted to becoming a Hallmark card illustrator, until he was told he didn’t draw well enough. He decided to become a teacher. While teaching elementary school, LaRochelle began writing for kids. With over 25 books published, LaRochelle now writes and illustrates full-time. Although he no longer teaches, he visits schools and libraries regularly to talk about his books. In his spare time, he is also a professional pumpkin carver, whose artistry has been featured on the Good Morning America show.

One Book Two Book will also feature additional authors, and the full line-up will be announced soon. Other activities will include special events to recognize local student authors, a children’s book fair, live entertainment, face painting, arts and crafts, and more. Kids will also get to meet other special guests—children’s book characters Frog & Toad, Martha from Martha Speaks, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Babymouse, and Geronimo Stilton. It will be a fun-filled weekend, so get out those brand new 2015 calendars and save the dates for One Book Two Book!