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Thursday, January 30, 2020

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Upcoming Events

Check out the upcoming events, meetings, activities, and performances at the City of Coralville. Highlights for the next two weeks include:

  • Family Swim (Friday nights)
  • Free Movie at the Center for the Performing Arts: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (February 1)
  • EngAGE Lunch Club (February 5)
  • Meetings: Library Board of Trustees (February 5), Planning & Zoning (February 5), City Council (February 11)

View all upcoming events

Iowa City Area Transit Study

Potential Changes to Area Transit 

Open house to see proposed improvements, give feedback in person

Thursday, January 30 | 6:00-8:00 pm

Share your opinion about scenarios to improve our area transit systems, including possible route changes.

Coralville, Iowa City, and the University of Iowa are hosting open houses for the community to provide input about public transit system improvements.

If you weren't able to attend the first two, one open house remains: Thursday, January 30, from 6:00 until 8:00 pm, at Coralville City Hall. The open houses include opportunities to see and weigh in on scenarios for redesigning the area transit systems. Transit open houses

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See maps & schedules, give feedback online

Survey available through February 21

If you cannot attend an open house (or even if you already went to one), you can view the possible transit changes and give feedback online. 

The final recommendations will be based on public feedback, so we encourage you to look at the scenarios and weigh in via the survey. See the proposed transit changes and give feedback at

2020 Caucus

Caucus Information

What it is, where to go

Monday, February 3 | 7:00 pm

The Iowa caucuses are not an election; they're a meeting conducted by the two full status political parties (Democratic and Republican), which set the rules and procedures.

They are not conducted by the city or the county, but because they require a large space, they are often held in places like city buildings or local schools. Learn more:

Credit: US Census Bureau

Now Hiring: Local Census Jobs Pay $21.00 per Hour

Get help applying at recruiting event

Fridays | 10:00 am-2:00 pm

Census Bureau representatives will be at the library each Friday in January and February. Drop in from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm, ask questions, and get help applying to be a census worker.

Earn extra income while helping your community. The Census Bureau is hiring for a variety of temporary jobs in Johnson County, including census takers and recruiting assistants. Pay rate is $21.00 per hour plus $0.58 per mile. Census jobs


Enjoy the Outdoors

Search the skies for eagles

Saturday, February 1 | 11:30 am-2:00 pm

Watch eagles swoop and dive as they fish in the Iowa River! Stop by the Iowa River Power Restaurant and Dam. This event is made possible by Coralville Parks and Recreation, UI Recreational Outdoor Services, and the UI STEM Center. Eagle watch

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Try winter biking at Yeti Pedal

Saturday, February 1 | 2:00-4:00 pm

Winter bicyclists can ride the snow-groomed singletrack trails at the Woodpecker Singletrack Trail, then warm up by the fire with hot chocolate. Open to fat tire, mid-fat tire, and tires 3.7 inches or greater; Scheels will also bring a few bikes to try. Be a smart rider and wear a helmet! Yeti Pedal


Save the Date

Learn about becoming a volunteer firefighter

Wednesday, February 19 | 6:30-8:30 pm

Are you looking for a rewarding way to be involved in our community? Have you ever thought about becoming a volunteer firefighter? 

Stop by Fire Station #1 on 5th Street to find out how the Coralville Fire Department not only responds to emergencies, but gives back to the community through fire safety education and local projects. Open house



On Stage at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts

Eulenspiegel Puppets: The Big Election

Thursday, January 30

This entertaining show will activate kids' interest in our election process, and includes a mock election with paper ballots during the show.

Orchestra Iowa Masterworks III: Beethoven 250

Friday, January 31

Violinist Bella Hristova joins Orchestra Iowa with a spell-binding performance of the masterwork Sibelius Violin Concerto. Tickets: 319-366-8203.

All in a Day Play Festival

Saturday, February 1

Six writers, six directors, and 30 actors come together to create six original 10-minute plays in just 24 hours. Sponsored by Dreamwell Theatre, City Circle Theatre Company of Coralville, and Iowa City Community Theatre.

What's on stage


What's Happening at the Library 

Kickoff for Winter Adult Reading Month

Thursday, January 30 | 10:30 am-2:00 pm
& 4:00-6:00 pm

Winter Adult Reading Month kicks off with cookies and cocoa. Sign up, read three books of your choice in February, and enter for a chance to win prizes. Kickoff

Friends of the Library book sale

Friday, January 31 | 1:30-5:30 pm
Saturday, February 1 | 9:00 am-3:00 pm

Over 7,000 used books offer buyers a broad range of reading material at bargain prices. Proceeds benefit the library and other community literary projects. Book sale

Game day for adults & teens

Saturday, February 1 | 10:00 am-4:00 pm

Cabin fever? Adults and teens can come to the library for a game day. Stay the day, or just drop in for an assortment of games from Mindbridge's game library. Games

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