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Iowa City Transit will provide free shuttle service for the Cyclo-Cross World Cup events on Saturday, September 29, 2018

From 1PM to 9PM on Saturday, September 29, 2018, Iowa City Transit will provide free shuttle service between downtown Iowa City and the Johnson County Fairgrounds (please see attached maps for details). Shuttle stops include Tower Place Parking Ramp (Gilbert Street, just south of Iowa Avenue), Dubuque Street Parking Ramp (northeast corner of the intersection of Burlington Street and Dubuque Street) and at the Cyclo-Cross World Cup event (Johnson County Fairgrounds). 


Downtown Iowa City shuttle stop locations
Downtown Iowa City shuttle stop locations
Johnson County Fairgrounds shuttle stop location
Johnson County Fairgrounds shuttle stop location

Party in the Park Presents: A Community Fun Fest!


We Can Code at ICPL

We Can Code, a workshop for teens to explore the basics of computer programming and web development in a self-paced, example-driven, supportive environment, returns to the Iowa City Public Library on Oct. 6. 

We Can Code will be held from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Library’s Digital Media Lab on the second floor every Saturday in October. The workshop is open to teens in grades 7 through 12.

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

Party in the Park Presents: Heyday at Highland Park


Linn Street to close Sunday for Iowa City Latino Festival

The Iowa City Latino Festival will take place from noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Sept. 23, 2018,  in Downtown Iowa City.

The festival will close the 10 block of S.Linn Street, located just outside the Iowa City Senior Center, 28 S. Linn St.

Enjoy live music, dancing and kids activities, plus a variety of ethnic foods and much more!

The Iowa City Senior Center's intergenerational choir, The Family Folk Machine, will perform a brief “pop-up” concert at the festival shortly after 5 p.m. Tours of The Center will be available from 1 to 4 p.m. Meet in front of the stairs on Linn Street. 

To learn more about the festival, visit the Iowa City Latino Festival Facebook page

Latino Festival Map

Celebrate the reopening of Iowa City's Gateway

Gateway Celebration Graphic

After more than two years of construction, crews have successfully raised Dubuque Street and Park Road Bridge, completing a major flood mitigation project that reduces the risk of flood related closures along Iowa City's main gateway. All lanes of traffic are anticipated to reopen in October. 

Let's celebrate! Save the date for Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018. 

Celebratory coffee and donuts! 

As a thank you to Dubuque Street travelers, breakfast is on us during your morning commute from 6:30 to 8 a.m. A drive-through will be set up for vehicular traffic in Terrell Mill Park, 1209 N. Dubuque St., located near the UI Boat House. 


Walkers and cyclists can also grab a treat along the project’s pedestrian path. 


Breakfast will be available first come, first served until supplies last. 

For updates and reminders, RSVP to the Facebook event

Gateway Ceremony 

A formal ceremony will follow at 9 a.m. in Lower City Park, 200 Park Road, with remarks by Iowa City Mayor Jim Throgmorton and Iowa City Public Works Director Ron Knoche.  

Light refreshments will be provided.  

About the Project 

Dubuque Street is Iowa City’s main entrance and key gateway into the community for residents and visitors, carrying more than 25,000 vehicles per day between I-80, the Downtown area, and the University of Iowa campus, with Park Road Bridge serving as a critical link. 

The Iowa City Gateway Project has elevated Dubuque Street by 10 ft., or 1 foot above the 100-year flood level, and Park Road Bridge by 1 foot above the 200-year flood level, reducing the risk of future flood related closures. 

Additional work included new underground infrastructure, improvements to the intersection of Park Road and Dubuque Street, as well as addressing safety concerns for pedestrians and bicyclists. 

To learn more, visit, and search #ICGateway on Facebook and Twitter

Visit ICPL during October’s Downtown District Gallery Walk

The Iowa City Public Library’s Westgate Collection will be part of the Downtown District Gallery Walk from 5 to 8 p.m. on Friday, October 5. 

The Westgate Collection features original children’s book art by well-known illustrators, including Dr. Seuss, Charles Schultz, and Margaret and H.A. Rey, as well as local artists Claudia McGehee and Jennifer Black Reinhardt. Illustrations by McGehee and Reinhardt are our newest additions to the collection, and both artists will be present during the Gallery Walk. 

With nearly 60 original artworks displayed throughout the Ellen Buchanan Children’s Room, the Westgate Collection is a unique feature at ICPL. The collection began with long-time children’s librarian Hazel Westgate, who contacted illustrators requesting art she could display in the Children’s Room. The tradition continues in her name. 

The Library’s participation in the Downtown District Gallery Walk also is a rededication of the collection, which was absent from the Children’s Room during a year-long preservation project. 

“I think it’s wonderful we had her collection reframed and in some cases restored just in time to mark 70 years of her coming to Iowa City,” Children’s Room Coordinator Angela Pilkington says. “Along with her love of children’s literature, she was a very talented artist and appreciated the art of others. Because of that keen eye and love, we have this wonderful collection. It is our hope that Hazel Westgate’s memory lives on through this collection for another 70 years.” 

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