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Upcoming Events

🛍️ Second Saturday Sales Join us on the second Saturday of each month, April through October, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at 1122 5th Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240, to find your next great read! Items are individually priced between 50¢ to $2, or fill a bag for $25. The sale will include kid’s books, young adult books, adult books (fiction & non-fiction), comics, games, puzzles, and Antelope merchandise. All proceeds to go to support fees-free library services at Antelope Lending Library. Check out our Facebook Event for more details.

 

♻️ Donation Drive-Thru The City of Iowa City and several non-profit partners will offer donation and recycling options at the Donation Drive-Thru event on July 21 from 12:00-4:00 pm – all Johnson County residents are welcome to participate! This event is meant to support local residents who may be moving during the lease-turnover time at the end of July by providing a variety of disposal options for common or problematic items when moving. Check out the Facebook Event for information about accepted items for donation and recycling. Antelope is receiving donations of gently used books, puzzles, and games.

🚗 Car Seat Safety Event Join us for a Car Seat Safety Event on August 4 from 2:00-6:00 pm at Open Heartland. In coordination with Open Heartland's Back to School event, Antelope Car Seat Technicians (and other Johnson County techs) will be on hand to help with car seat installation and education!

 

🍎 Back to the Classroom Second Saturday Sale Everyone is welcome to shop at our Back to the Classroom Second Saturday Sale on September 14, with a special $5 sale for educators of any kind to take as many books as they'd like. Join us on the second Saturday of each month, April through October, from 9:00 am-12:00 pm at 1122 5th Ave, Iowa City, IA 52240, to find your next great read! Items are individually priced between 50¢ to $2, or fill a bag for $25. The sale will include kid’s books, young adult books, adult books (fiction & non-fiction), comics, games, puzzles, and Antelope merchandise. All proceeds to go to support fees-free library services at Antelope Lending Library.

Past Events

🏳️‍🌈 Pride Festival & Parade Join us at the Pride Festival & Parade on June 15 in Downtown Iowa City! The bookmobile is participating in the parade at 12:00 pm and our team will be tabling from 1:00-6:00 pm. Come by to make buttons, buy Antelope merchandise, or talk about your favorite LGBTQ+ books!

🎨 Art-Making Sunday
Join Summer of the Arts and other local nonprofits in not just viewing art, but making it! Antelope will be hosting a button making activity alongside other local nonprofits and cultural orgs downtown on the Ped Mall on June 9 from 11:00 am-3:00 pm. All art activities are free and for all-ages.

🌈 Teach Truth Day of Action Come and join us on June 8 at 600 E College St, Iowa City, IA 52240s, from 2:30-6:30 pm as we face down fascism in Iowa and attacks on education for youth in so many different ways! Young people, educators, parents, and community members are all welcome! There will be live music, a book exchange, a chance to pledge to teach the truth and defend BIPOC and LGBTQ+ rights. Folks will have many opportunities to network and strategize have fun and play games. Bring some books to exchange, food or drinks to share, questions, ideas, friends and family, or just bring yourself.

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

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