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Mother’s Day Craft-Celebration

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Join us Sunday, May 7th for a free book flower craft project in honor of Mother’s Day! This program is intended for adults, teens, and children 5th grade and up. We hope to see you there! 

Black Hawk’s Final Resting Place

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Join us for a riveting presentation by researcher Russ Fry as he dives into the history of Chief Black Hawk and the mystery that surrounds his remains. The program will be held Monday, March 27th at 5:30 at Musser Library … Continued

Valentine Heart Shaped Coffee Filter Wreath

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Adults, come spice up your door decor with a beautiful coffee filter wreath. We provide the supplies and show you how to make it, so come and have a “heart to heart” with us on Saturday, February 11th from 1:00-4:00 … Continued

Holiday Book Tree Folding

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Adults, come make a book tree on Friday, December 16th from 6:30-7:30 pm. Bring a favorite book you don’t mind taking apart, or we will supply them! You may bring a child, significant other, or friend to the event! The … Continued

NaNoWriMo Novel Write-In Sessions

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Musser Public Library is proud to host write in sessions for National Novel Writing Month! NaNoWriMo participants will meet to add scenes, chapters and characters to their stories, and further their plots. Bring laptops or notepads for a creative and frantic … Continued

Josiah Bushnell Grinnell & The Iowa Underground Railroad

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“Preacher,” “congressman,” “negro-stealer:” Josiah Bushnell Grinnell was called all of those things during his life. He was called a negro-stealer because he participated in the Iowa Underground Railroad. J.B. Grinnell and other Grinnell residents helped at least 37 fugitive slaves … Continued

An Afternoon of Memoirs

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Relive your memories and journey to the past with Shirley and Ray Hendrickson, two Iowan authors, as they share experiences from the time they owned The Mission House, a bed and breakfast in Iowa City. Join us here at Musser … Continued

BUS-eum

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It’s a bus! It’s a museum! It’s Iowa history, and you can find it parked in front of the Musser Library on Saturday, April 9th, between 10 am and 5 pm. Sponsored by Musser Public Library and the Museum of … Continued

The Big List of Authors from 2015 Author Fair

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Visitors to the 2015 Author Fair on May 16 were treated to a full house of local and area authors.  19 authors came and displayed their books and talked with patrons.  A terrific turnout of local and area talent! The … Continued

Former Editor of Better Homes & Gardens and Midwest Living to Speak at Musser Public Library

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Dan Kaercher, retired founding editor-in-chief of Midwest Living magazine and Iowa Public Television host, spent years traveling in almost every one of Iowa’s 99 counties in search of close-to-home attractions and getaways to share with his loyal readers and viewers.During … Continued

Creative Corridor Community Builders to talk at Musser Public Library

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On Sunday, April 12, Creative Corridor community builders Andy Stoll and Amanda West will talk about the approach and strategies that jump-started the thriving entrepreneurial and creative community in the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area. Andy and and Amanda travel extensively … Continued

2014 MPL Fantasy Football League results

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The inaugural season of Yahoo! Fantasy Football at Musser Public Library was a tremendous success as we had enough interest to make it necessary to form two leagues with a total off 22 teams entered. Prizes to be awarded are … Continued