Posts Tagged ‘fundraiser’


Late Night at ICPL on June 24

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on June 14th, 2017

Were you one of those kids who stayed up late reading under the covers with a flashlight? If the answer is yes, Late Night at the Library is for you!

The Iowa City Public Library will stay open until 10 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, in conjunction with the Downtown Iowa City Block Party. All Library services will be available during our late operating hours, including computer use and checkouts. We also have a few special activities planned.

Old School Gaming, 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in Meeting Room D.

We’ll have some of your favorite games from yesteryear, including Super Mario Bros, so brush off old grudges and finally settle that videogame dispute with your best from the early 2000s, if not sooner. This event is free for all participants.

Super Smash Bros Tournament, 7 to 9 p.m. in Meeting Room A.

Winner takes all, and a Downtown District gift card, in this Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Wii U battle. Registration begins at 7 p.m. The tournament begins at 7:30 p.m. Participation is free.

I SPY @IC Library, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Library Lobby.

Explore our collection like never before with our first-ever ICPL scavenger hunt! Form a team and be the first to solve all our clues, recording your answers on your smartphone. This is the one time a librarian can’t help, so we hope you’re up to the challenge!

I SPY is a fundraiser for the ICPL Friends Foundation. Participation is $5 per person with the winning team receiving a Downtown District gift card. Register your team at 7 p.m. in the Library Lobby; the hunt begins promptly at 7:30 p.m.

For more information about Late Night at the Library, call 319-356-5200. For more information about the Downtown Iowa City Block Party, visit downtowniowacity.com.

Dine Out to Support ICPL

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on May 24th, 2017

Here’s a novel idea: take the night off from preparing dinner and go out to eat. Better yet, have dinner out and support the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation at the same time.

The Foundation has partnered with local restaurants for a new fundraising program: Eat Out to Read. On Wednesday, June 7, dine at Motley Cow Café at 160 N Linn St. anytime between 5 and 9 p.m., and a percentage of your tab will be given to the Friends Foundation.

For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.

Dine Out to Support ICPL

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 1st, 2017

Here’s a novel idea: take the night off from preparing dinner and go out to eat. Better yet, have dinner out and support the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation at the same time.eat-out-to-read_march2017

The Foundation has partnered with local restaurants for a new fundraising program: Eat Out to Read. It kicks off Wednesday, March 8, at Hudson’s Tap, 482 Highway 1 W in Iowa City. Visit Hudson’s Tap between 5 and 10 p.m. on March 8 and a percentage of your tab will be given to the Friends Foundation.

For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.

ICPL Friends Foundation hosts Looking Forward fundraiser

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on April 20th, 2016

The board of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation invites the public to attend Looking Forward, the annual fundraiser for the Library.

This year’s event will be held on Sunday, May 8, at the Library. It is designed to expand horizons, achieve support through reservations and attendance, and continue to build long-standing camaraderie among the Library’s devotees.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with “The Legendary Duke Ellington,” a presentation by John Hasse, curator of American Music at the Smithsonian Institution. Afterwards, guests will be treated to appetizers and beverages provided by Bread Garden Market & Bakery, Cookie Mom, Deluxe Cakes and Pastries, Motley Cow Café, and ReUnion Brewery.

The cost to attend Looking Forward is $125 per person and reservations are required. An optional one-hour tour of the new University of Iowa School of Music building will be held at 4 p.m. for an additional $25. The tour is open to the first 20 able-bodied guests. Closed-toe shoes and long pants are required; additional safety equipment will be provided.

Click here to make a reservation. Reservations must be received by April 29.

For more information, contact Patty McCarthy, Director of Development, at 319-356-5249 or patty-mccarthy@icpl.org.

ICPL Arts and Craft Bazaar Dec. 5

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 27th, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, the Iowa City Public Library will host the Fourth Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar and Winter Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5.

The craft bazaar will be held in meeting rooms A, B and C at the Library, 123 S. Linn St. The used book sale will take place in the hallway outside Meeting Room A.

Thanks to the generous donations of local artists and crafters, shoppers will find a wide selection of unique gifts from quilts and knitted items to jewelry, holiday ornaments, and more. For every $10 spent at the bazaar, shoppers receive an entry for amazing door prizes. Winners do not need to be present to win.

A children’s craft will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon in Meeting Room D.

Proceeds from the Arts & Crafts Bazaar benefit the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation, which supports the Summer Reading Program and other Library programs and collections.

Both Library events coincide with the Eastside Artists Annual Show at the Masonic Building, 312 College St., and Iowa City Downtown District Holiday Open House. Make a day of your trip downtown and get a head start on your holiday shopping.

For more information, please call the Library at 319-356-5200.

Buy Your Rev Up for Rotary, Rev Up for Reading Raffle Tickets Today

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on October 20th, 2015

There’s not much time to buy your tickets for the Rev Up for Rotary, Rev Up for Reading raffle drawing.

This special raffle by the Iowa City Noon Rotary Club is in celebration of 100 years of service. Proceeds will benefit the Iowa City Public Library, the Coralville Public Library and the North Liberty Community Library, as well as Iowa City Noon Rotary community projects.

Buy your tickets now for a chance to win a 2015 Toyota Highlander XLE AWD. Tickets are $25 each or five for $100. Tickets can be purchased at the libraries or from an Iowa City Noon Rotary Club member until noon on Thursday, Nov. 5. The winning ticket will be drawn during the club’s Centennial Celebration that evening.

Tickets are good for a chance at other valuable prizes, including a 7-day Winter Park at a Colorado condominium that sleeps up to eight people; two Iowa men’s basketball season tickets; a $500 Hy-Vee gift card; a $300 Brown Deer Golf Course gift card; a $100 Iowa City Downtown District gift card; and seven pints of David’s Famous Gourmet Frozen Custard every month for one year.

Winners need not be present to win.

For more information about Iowa City Noon Rotary, visit iowacitynoonrotary.org or find them on Facebook under Iowa City Noon Rotary Club.

Library Links Golf Classic set for June 26

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on June 2nd, 2015

It’s almost tee time!

The Third Annual Library Links Golf Classic will be held Friday, June 26, at Finkbine Golf Course in Iowa City, beginning with lunch at 11:30 a.m., followed by shotgun at 1 p.m.

This annual fundraiser on the green is held to raise green for the Annual Fund of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. This year, the Library is focused on growing its Summer Reading Programs to keep children and teens reading and learning throughout the summer months.

Visit https://icplff.ejoinme.org/librarylinks to register or learn more about sponsorship opportunities. Registrants can sign up as a foursome or individual player.

Forms can also be downloaded at http://www.icpl.org/pdfs/Library_Links_2015.pdf and returned to Patty McCarthy, Director of Development, at the Iowa City Public Library, 123 S. Linn St. in Iowa City, or dropped in the donation box on the Library’s first floor, next to the book return.

For more information, contact Director of Development Patty McCarthy at patty-mccarthy@icpl.org or (319) 356-5249.

ICPL Friends Foundation hosts Looking Forward fundraiser

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on April 23rd, 2015

The board of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation invites the public to attend Looking Forward.L

This premiere event will be held on Sunday, May 17, at the Library. It is designed to expand horizons, achieve support through reservations and attendance, and continue to build long-standing camaraderie among the Library’s devotees.

The evening begins at 6 p.m. with “The Future: From Fiction to Fact,” a presentation by Dan Reed, the University of Iowa’s Vice President of Research and Economic Development, and Brooks Landon, author and an University of Iowa Professor of English.

Guests will be treated to appetizers and beverages, and will have the opportunity to learn more about the Library during “behind-the-scenes” tours.

The cost to attend Looking Forward is $125 per person and reservations are required. To make yours, visit www.icpl.org/support/looking-forward. Reservations must be received by May 8.

For more information, contact Patty McCarthy, Director of Development, at (319) 356-5249 or patty-mccarthy@icpl.org.