Upcoming Events

Bagels and Bookmobiles Join Antelope and other area mobile libraries at ILA’s Bagels and Bookmobiles event on October 14. Visit their website for more information. The event will be from 7:30 AM until 8:45 AM at Hyatt Regency Coralville Hotel & Conference Center (Formerly Coralville Marriott Hotel and Conference Center) 300 East 9th Street, Coralville, IA 52241.

Past Events

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Back to the Classroom Sale On Saturday, September 10, from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM, come to our Back to the Classroom Sale! Everyone is welcome to shop, with a special $5 sale for educators of any kind to take as many books as they'd like. We will also have games, puzzles, and Antelope merchandise for sale. The sale will be held at 1122 5th Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240. 

Move it! Dig it! Do it! Join us for The Iowa Children's Museum's annual Move it! Dig it! Do it! event on September 25, 2022, from 10:00 AM until 3:00 PM at the museum. Check out vehicles of ALL sizes, including our bookmobile, and participate in free games and activities. 


Bike Safety Lessons Bring your bike and helmet to our Forest View stop on August 5, 2022, from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM, and our Open Heartland stop on August 6, 2022, from 5:00 PM until 6:30 PM. Come learn about bike safety and receive an Iowa City Bikes and Transportation map along with a bell for your bike. 

The Ties that Bind Us United Action for Youth will be joining us on August 5, 2022, from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM at our Breckenridge Estates stop and 3:15 PM until 4:45 PM at our Mercer Park Sensory Stop for a bookbinding project! We'll reflect on the different supports people need in their lives and how humanities and UAY can contribute to youth and families in the community.

Earth Warriors The LENA Project will be joining us on August 10, 2022, at our Hilltop stop from 11:00 AM until 12:30 PM and on August 12, 2022, at our Breckenridge Estates stop from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM. Learn how single-use plastics can harm the land and ocean. Become a Waste Earth Warrior and help "clean" the ocean in our water table. Do an upcycling craft using discarded plastic pieces and receive a reusable snack bag.

Power of Play & Problem Solving Play and problem solve with us and The Iowa Children's Museum! This activity is on August 19, 2022, at our Breckenridge Stop from 1:30 PM until 3:00 PM and at our Mercer Park Sensory Stop from 3:15 PM until 4:45 PM. 

Tats for Ten This year marks 10 years of service for Antelope Lending Library! Join Antelope Lending Library and Velvet Lotus Tattoo in celebrating with a fundraiser and all-ages event on August 27, 2022, from 11:00 AM until 7:00 PM. Check out our Facebook Event for more details. 

White Antelope Book Sale Join us for our White Antelope Book Sale this summer on July 23, 2022, from 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM! Books for sale include: children's, young adult, adult, fiction, and nonfiction. Books are individually priced, or purchase a bag and fill it for $25. Games and Antelope Merchandise will also be available. This event coincides with the Iowa City Citywide Garage Sales! Payments accepted: Cash, Paypal, Venmo. All proceeds go to Antelope Lending Library. 

Back to School Bash Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County is putting on a Back to School block party on August 4, 2022, from 4:30 PM until 6:30 PM for their westside neighborhoods! Backpacks and school supplies will be given out to kids in the neighborhoods they serve. Antelope will be tabling at the event. Check the Facebook event for an online sign up. 

Storytelling with Iowa City Poetry We're partnering with Iowa City Poetry for a Storytelling activity! Come and see us on June 8, 2022, at Close House from 3 PM until 5 PM. Join us at our Forest View stop on June 24, 2022, from 11 AM until

12:30 PM. We'll learn about poet Amanda Gorman, the youngest person to share her work at a Presidential Inauguration. We'll also play poetry games inspired by her! 


Wonders of Weaving In partnership with Tammy Smith, join us as we learn how to weave! From paper weaving cards to yarn weaving coasters, you'll have creations to take home with you and even a little loom of your own to keep. This activity will be on July 6, 2022, at our Hilltop and Cole's Mobile Home Court stops, and for all stops on July 15, 2022. 

Music with Gloria Join us on June 18, 2022, at our Diversity Market stop from 1 PM until 4 PM and at our Open Heartland stop from 5 PM until 6:30 PM. Come explore the rhythms and music inside us! Activities include instrument play, movement with props, simple songs and group improvisation. All ages welcome!

We have so much fun in store! Check back regularly for our most updated events schedule.