Weber Days

May is National Historic Preservation Month and we celebrate with Irving B. Weber Days.

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, details like 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, Weber was named Iowa City's Official Historian in 1989.

Community Partners

  • Iowa City Host Noon Lions Club
  • Iowa Genealogical Society
  • Johnson County Historical Society
  • New Horizons Band
  • Orchestra Iowa
  • State Historical Society of Iowa
  • Think Bicycles
  • University of Iowa Women's Archives

Upcoming Events

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

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

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Meeting Room A

Standard bred horse-racing was all the rage at the beginning of the 20th Century. ICPL Librarian Anne Mangano will share her research on Larry Ginter, Iowa City’s most famous race horse.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Storytime Room

For this special preschool storytime, Police Officer Ashten Hayes will be stopping by to read and tell stories about being a police officer in Iowa City.

Featured Events

Friday, May 25, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
Monday, May 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 9:00pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D, Meeting Room E (2nd Floor), Digital Media Lab, Teen Center, Storytime Room, Book End Bookstore, Bookmobile
Thursday, May 31, 2018 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Storytime Room