Annual Open House

Join us every April for an evening of fun and excitement as we highlight items from the collection, including new acquisitions.

April 2022 date TBD.

The John Martin Rare Book Room Presents

This lecture series highlights the breadth and depth of the collection. It brings together historians of medicine and the health sciences, humanities scholars, librarians, artists, and bibliophiles from all walks of life to tell their stories, the stories of the famous – and not so famous – medical practitioners, scientists, and patients throughout the ages, and the stories of the books themselves. The lectures occur quarterly and occasionally in conjunction with the Iowa Bibliophiles series from the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections.

The Medical Arts – Vero Rose Smith – November 16, 2020
Correctional Measures – Elizabeth Riordan – February 22, 2121
The Roots of Medicine (Iowa Bibliophiles) – Chris Childs, Damien Ihrig, Matt Regan – April 14, 2021
The Power of Necessity – Kimberly Sprague, MSN, ARNP, CNM – October 6, 2021