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Saturday, September 20, 2014

  • Iowa City Farmers Market and Kids' Day
    7:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Chauncey Swan Parking Ramp 415 E Washington St

    Open-air market with fresh, homegrown produce, baked goods, handicrafts, plants and flowers. Held May through October on Wednesdays from 5 to 7 p.m. and Saturdays from 7:30 a.m. to noon in the Chauncey Swan parking ramp, located between Washington and College Streets.


    Market Music runs June through September bringing many of the area's best musicians for a free live show at each Wednesday and Saturday Market.


    For more information, call 319-356-5210 or visit www.icgov.org/farmersmarket.

     


    Kids' Day displays and events will include a produce booth from the Iowa City School Gardens, sponsored by Field to Family; a hands-on demonstration on composting and soil by Scott Koepke of the Soilmates program; and Kids' Farm, where young people can get a close-up view of livestock and learn more about life on the farm, sponsored by the Johnson County Agricultural Association. 


    Other activities include tours of emergency vehicles, including a fire truck, squad car and ambulance. Live folk and blues music by Sweet Cacophony, with a sing-along and activities by Deb Singer.

     

    For more information contact: Tammy Neumann , (319) 356-5210

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  • Get to know South Iowa City bike tour
    9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    South Iowa City

    Join us for a bike tour of South Iowa City!



    Two start time / locations:

    9 a.m. from the Johnson County Administration parking lot on Kirkwood Ave. and Dubuque St.

    9:20 a.m. from Terry Trueblood Recreation Area at S. Gilbert Street and McCollister Blvd.

    Bike tour finishes by 11 a.m.

    Pace will be moderate but the route is more than ten miles. Dress accordingly. Bring your own water.

    This event is part of the City of Iowa City South District Planning process.


    For more information, visit www.icgov.org/SouthIC

    For more information contact: Sarah Walz , 319-356-5239

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  • Open House for City's Expanded Wastewater Treatment Plant
    10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    4366 Napoleon Street SE

    The largest public works project ever undertaken by the City of Iowa City will soon be unveiled for the public. An open house for the newly expanded Iowa City Wastewater Treatment Plant at 4366 Napoleon Street SE is scheduled Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


    The public will have the opportunity to tour the facility, learn about how natural processes have served as an inspiration for current operations, and view the plant's state-of-the-art technology. The public can also learn more about the construction project, water testing and lab processes, the decommissioning of the North Wastewater Plant on South Clinton Street, and future plans for that site. Tours of the nearby restored wetlands and prairie will also be available during the open house.


    The event is designed for all age groups. No reservations are necessary, although attendees are asked to wear flat, close-toed shoes on the tour for their comfort and safety. Persons requiring special accommodations are asked to call Samara Hayek at the Wastewater Treatment Office at 319/887-6108.


    For more information, contact Dave Elias, Superintendent of the Wastewater and Landfill Divisions, at 319/887-6108 or e-mail dave-elias@iowa-city.org.

    For more information contact: Dave Elias , (319) 887-6108

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  • Screen Shots Podcast
    10:00 AM
    Library Meeting Room C - view map
    Location: Meeting Room C Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 10:00 am - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 12:00 pm Group Name: Aether Theater Podcasts Contact Person: Abigail Wright Contact Phone: 319-339-1876 Contact Email: dominaluna@aol.com Second Contact Name: William Wright Second Contact Phone: 319-339-1876 Second Contact Email: ProfOzone@gmail.com Description: Podcast hosted by local residents, not for profit. Closed to public.

    For more information contact: Abigail Wright , 319-339-1876

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  • What is Pinterest?
    10:30 AM
    Library Computer Lab - view map
    Location: Computer Lab Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 10:30 am - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 11:30 am Contact Phone: 319-356-5200 Description: Heard about Pinterest but don't understand what it is about? Come to this session and learn how people are using Pinterest to build their small businesses or find great DIY projects. Learn to navigate the Pinterest interface and understand how your pins are shared and followed. Space is limited, register online or by calling 356-5200. Open to public.

    For more information contact: , 319-356-5200

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  • One Community One Book Discussion 2014: The Distance Between Us by Reyna Grande
    10:30 AM
    Library Meeting Room E (2nd Floor) - view map
    Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor) Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 10:30 am - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 11:30 am Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk Contact Phone: 356-5200 Contact Email: bfisher@icpl.org Co-Sponsor: UI Center for Human Rights Co-Sponsor Contact: Joan Nashelsky Co-Sponsor Phone: 384-2209 Description: Join us for a discussion of “The Distance Between Us” by Reyna Grande. Raised in Mexico in brutal poverty during the 1980s, four-year-old Grande and her two siblings lived with their cruel grandmother after both parents went to the U.S. in search of work. Grande deftly evokes the searing sense of heartache and confusion created by their parents' departure. Eight years later her father returned and reluctantly agreed to take his children back to the States with him. Yet life on the other side of the border was not what Grande imagined. Open to public.

    For more information contact: Reference Desk , 356-5200

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  • Family Storytime: Learn American Sign Language
    10:30 AM
    Library Storytime Room - view map
    Location: Storytime Room Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 10:30 am - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 11:00 am Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6 Co-Sponsor: AmyRuth McGraw Co-Sponsor Email: amyruth-mcgraw@uiowa.edu Description: Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

    Storytime includes both shorter and longer stories combined with action games and activities.

    Family Storytime is recommended for all ages, but parents are asked to sit with their younger children. Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week with AmyRuth McGraw, ASL professor, and University of Iowa students. Hear and see a story told with American Sign Language. Learn to fingerspell your name and other sign language activities. Open to public.

    For more information contact: Children's Desk, 319-356-5200, option 6

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  • Buck-a-Book Fiction Sale
    10:30 AM
    Library Storytime Room - view map
    Location: The Book End Bookstore Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 10:30 am - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 4:00 pm Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy Contact Phone: 319-356-5249 Co-Sponsor Phone: 319- Description: To celebrate The Book End's Sweet Sixteen birthday, we offer you the gift of a $1.00 Fiction Book Sale. Stop by to shop the huge selection of fiction books at the store on the library's second floor. Open to public.

    For more information contact: Patty McCarthy, 319-356-5249

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  • Iowa Soul Festival
    11:00 AM - 10:30 PM
    In front of the Old Capitol and on Clinton Street and Iowa Ave

    The Iowa Soul Festival is a celebration that features the dance, music, food and art of the African and African-American communities. This event is designed to highlight the positive influences that the culture has on Iowa City, the Creative Corridor and Eastern Iowa.


    http://www.summerofthearts.org/festival-menu/iowa-soul-festival/about.aspx

    For more information contact: Summer of the Arts , 319-337-7944

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  • FAST Training
    12:00 PM
    Library Meeting Room B - view map
    Location: Meeting Room B Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 12:00 pm - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 7:00 pm Group Name: NCJC Contact Person: Andy Coghill-Behrends Contact Phone: 319-354-7989 Contact Email: andrew-coghill@ncjc.org Second Contact Phone: 319- Closed to public.

    For more information contact: Andy Coghill-Behrends , 319-354-7989

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  • Alcohol Training
    1:00 PM
    Library Meeting Room A - view map
    Location: Meeting Room A Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 1:00 pm - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 5:00 pm Group Name: Alpha Chi Omega Contact Person: Hannah Worrell Contact Phone: 402-238-7148 Contact Email: hannah-worrell@uiowa.edu Second Contact Name: Emma Eriksen Second Contact Phone: 630-854-9814 Description: Speaker will talk to members of Alpha Chi Omega
    about safe behavior and alternative behavior routes during their college years Open to public.

    For more information contact: Hannah Worrell , 402-238-7148

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  • ICPL Teen Activity Group
    1:00 PM
    Library Meeting Room A - view map
    Location: Teen Area Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 1:00 pm - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 2:00 pm Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V Contact Phone: 319-887-6076 Contact Email: teens@icpl.org Description: Calling all people in grades 7-12! TAG is looking for new members!

    The Iowa City Public Library Teen Activity Group (TAG) is designed to energize teen programming and services as well as allow teens a greater voice at the Library. We meet monthly to discuss books, plan upcoming events, and talk about what's going on also we eat snacks.

    Want to make a difference in your Library? Maybe you just love reading and making new friends? We'd love to hear from you! TAG meets each month during the school year.

    If you are interested in joining TAG, please drop by and find out what we're about! Open to public.

    For more information contact: Brian V , 319-887-6076

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  • ICD Conference
    1:00 PM
    Library Meeting Room D (ICN) - view map
    Location: Meeting Room D (ICN) Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 1:00 pm - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 5:00 pm Group Name: ICD Conference Contact Person: Deena Mcandrey Contact Phone: 319-310-3678 Second Contact Phone: 319- Description: Sibling program. Closed to public.

    For more information contact: Deena Mcandrey, 319-310-3678

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  • CoderDojo Iowa City - ICPL Coding Club
    2:00 PM
    Library Computer Lab - view map
    Location: Computer Lab Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 2:00 pm - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 3:30 pm Staff or Desk Contact: Brian Visser Contact Phone: 319-887-6076 Contact Email: teens@icpl.org Co-Sponsor: CoderDojo Iowa City Co-Sponsor Contact: Dave Welch Co-Sponsor Email: coderdojo-iowa-city@googlegroups.com Description: CoderDojo is an international movement to teach and inspire kids in the vocation of computer programming. It is run by volunteers who take on the task of mentoring attendees. To track progress, virtual badges and belts are awarded for proficiency in a number of computer related topics.

    Anyone in grades 5-12 is welcome to attend and earn belts. We request that parents attend along with their child for their first dojo.

    Meetings are on Saturdays from 2 to 3:30 pm at the Iowa City Public Library's Technology Lab on the 2nd floor. Drop-ins are welcome.

    <a href="http://www.eventbrite.com/e/saturday-coder-dojo-tickets-13192642549?aff=eorg">RSVP Here</a> Open to public.

    For more information contact: Brian Visser , 319-887-6076

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  • ICPL Teen Anime & Manga Club
    2:30 PM
    Library Computer Lab - view map
    Location: Teen Area Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 2:30 pm - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 3:30 pm Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V Contact Phone: 319-887-6076 Contact Email: teens@icpl.org Description: Do you love anime? Do you want to talk about cosplay? Then join us at the Library for the ICPL Teen Anime & Manga Club!

    We'll watch anime, talk about our favorite manga, draw and trade tips on cosplay!

    Also, you can let the Brian, ICPL's Teen Services Librarian, know what anime and manga the Library should have in its collection.

    For Grades 7-12 only. Open to public.

    For more information contact: Brian V , 319-887-6076

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  • Teen Minecraft Meetup
    4:00 PM
    Library Computer Lab - view map
    Location: Computer Lab Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 4:00 pm - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 6:00 pm Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V Contact Phone: 319-887-6076 Contact Email: teens@icpl.org Description: Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Then join us for our monthly Minecraft meetups!

    This event is for teens in grades 7-12. Open to public.

    For more information contact: Brian V , 319-887-6076

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  • Eckhart Tolle Group
    4:00 PM
    Library Meeting Room E (2nd Floor) - view map
    Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor) Time: Sat Sep 20th, 2014 4:00 pm - Sat Sep 20th, 2014 5:00 pm Group Name: Eckhart Tolle Contact Person: Janis Russell Contact Phone: 319-338-6716 Contact Email: janis-russell@uiowa.edu Second Contact Name: Scott Wilcox Second Contact Phone: 319-430-4908 Open to public.

    For more information contact: Janis Russell , 319-338-6716

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Most formal City Council meetings are televised on City Government Channel 4 (Mediacom). For broadcast information regarding a specific meeting, call the City Clerk's office at (319) 356-5040. All televised meetings are also streamed live and archived on the City Channel 4 website.

For those interested in cultural, entertainment, or other local events, visit the Iowa City Downtown District, ICCCVB or Cultural Corridor.

City staff make all attempts to keep this calendar accurate. Last minute changes or errors can occur; however. Contact staff member listed for up to date information.

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