About the City of West Liberty, Iowa

West Liberty is a resource-rich city with a diverse population and a small-town feel. Our location provides easy access to Interstate 80, Muscatine, Iowa and the Mississippi River, and Iowa City, with the University of Iowa. The community is strong in volunteerism, supportive of education and has a progressive view for the future of our town.

August 18, 2019
  • Cosmology-the Basics-Adult Escape Room

    August 18, 2019  1:00 pm - 8:00 pm

    An eccentric scientist has recently discovered the largest star in the universe. Be the first to solve her puzzles, and you will get to name the star!

    Register your team of 3-4 players in the available time-slots on the registration page https://wlpl.org/escaperoom.

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August 19, 2019
  • Classics Book Club

    August 19, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join us for a discussion of John Irving's work, Cider House Rules. Copies are available at the circulation desk for check-out.

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September 2, 2019
September 3, 2019
  • City Council Meeting

    September 3, 2019  7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
    101 W 4th St. West Liberty, IA

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September 5, 2019
  • Morning Book Club

    September 5, 2019  9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Bring your coffee and join us for a discussion of A Long Way Down by award-winning author Jason Reynolds. Spanning a mere one minute and seven seconds, Reynolds’ free-verse novel is an intense snapshot of the chain reaction caused by pulling a trigger in an act of gang violence. Fifteen-year-old Will Holloman is reeling from his brother, Shawn's murder two days ago- gunned down while buying soap for their mother. There are rules- don’t cry, don’t snitch, always get revenge. Will tucks Shawn’s gun into his waistband and steps into an elevator, steeled to execute rule number three and shoot his brother’s killer. Yet, the simple seven-floor descent becomes a revelatory trip. At each floor, the doors open to admit someone killed by the same cycle of violence that Will’s about to enter. 

    Reynolds has a strong, loud voice in the writing community right now. Don't miss this one!

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September 6, 2019
  • It's a Wonderful Life Auditions

    September 6, 2019  3:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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September 7, 2019
  • It's a Wonderful Life Auditions

    September 7, 2019  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

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  • It's a Wonderful Life Auditions

    September 7, 2019  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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September 10, 2019
  • Evening Book Club

    September 10, 2019  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    West Liberty Public Library, 400 N Spencer St, West Liberty, IA 52776, USA

    This month we will be discussing Monday's Not Coming by Tiffany Jackson. Books are available for check out at the upstairs circulation desk.

    Ripped from the headlines, this young adult fiction is based on the true story of two black girls who go missing, one in Washington DC, the other in Detroit. Told from the perspective of Claudia in flashbacks, Monday Charles is missing, has been missing, and no one seems to be taking the disappearance seriously.

    Reviews:
    “A mesmerizing, punch-in-the-gut story about the power of friendship and the horrors hiding right in front of us.” (Laurie Halse Anderson, author of Speak and Chains)

    “This thought-provoking thriller examines issues such as abuse, gentrification, and the marginalization of people of color with nuance and sensitivity. The narrative deftly moves back and forth between past and present, building to a devastating conclusion. A spellbinding, profoundly moving choice for YA collections.” (School Library Journal (starred review))

    “Jackson effortlessly weaves elements of suspense with issues of race, class, and gender, casting a harsh light on a world that often refuses to notice the disappearances of black and brown girls. The twist at the end is both gaspworthy and heartbreaking.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review))

    “Jackson doesn’t hold anything back when it comes to the pain of abuse and the ramifications of turning a blind eye. It’s a frank, devastating read filled with real and flawed characters, and it’s a story that needs to be read.” (Booklist)

    “In addition to a gripping plot line, underlying social issues bubble beneath the surface, such as neighborhood gentrification, race, poverty, community, the healing of connection, and the destruction in disconnection.” (The Horn Book)

    “The gravest, most fundamental challenge in Tiffany D. Jackson’s devastating novel is leveled at a society that purports to value children while allowing untold numbers of them, particularly poor children and children of color, to fall through the cracks.” (Chicago Tribune)

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September 11, 2019
  • Women's Volleyball League

    September 11, 2019  6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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September 14, 2019
  • Learn to Cross Stitch: Life is Better..

    September 14, 2019  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Presented through the Betty Akers' Creative Space. Learn basic cross stitch as we make a wall hanging. All materials are included. Space is limited to a class of 5. Open to those ages 8 and up. This program is free of charge but registration is required.

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