Weber Days

May is National Historic Preservation Month and with Irving B. Weber Days, we celebrate Johnson County's vibrant history.

About Irving B. Weber (1900-1997)

Irving B. Weber was instrumental in helping Iowa City preserve its history. Weber wrote more than 800 articles for the Iowa City Press-Citizen detailing what it was like to grow up in Iowa City, the best places to buy penny candy, the joys of cooling off in Melrose Lake in the summer, and of sledding parties on closed-off streets. In recognition for his work in recording local history, in 1989 Weber was named as Iowa City's Official Historian.

Community Partners

  • Friends of Historic Preservation
  • Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club
  • Johnson County Historical Society
  • Old Capitol Museum
  • University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections & University Archives
  • University of Iowa Museum of Natural History

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Computer Lab

Have you ever wondered about your family tree? Not sure how to start searching for your ancestors? Come join us for an Introduction to Genealogy.

Saturday, May 19, 2018 -
3:00pm to 8:00pm
Computer Lab

While the library is open, talks will be given by genealogists that will provide important information in obtaining helpful records and methods for filling out your family tree.

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Computer Lab

Military records are great resources when trying to further your genealogy search.

Featured Events

Monday, January 22, 2018 -
4:00pm to 10:00pm
Monday, January 29, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Meeting Room A
Sunday, February 4, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Storytime Room
Thursday, February 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C