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Replacing Ash Trees and Growing Healthy Shade Trees

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 19 hours 40 min

The Emerald Ash Borer (EAB) damage was discovered in Iowa City in 2016. Tree loss from EAB will increase greatly in the area over the next 5 to 8 years as the damage becomes more extensive. What species of trees are good replacements for Ash trees? How will increasing the diversity among our tree species help avoid this problem in the future? Mark Vitosh, Iowa DNR District Forester will lead us through this discussion and give us suggestions for promoting good health and growth of newly planted trees.

SRP Kids: Jim Gill's Nationwide Campaign for Play

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 10:30am
Iowa City Public Library
In 1 day 11 hours

Jim Gill's concert is an active sing-along and clap-along. He bangs out energetic rhythms on his banjo while everyone claps, jumps, dances and even sneezes along. The concert is filled, of course, with songs and stories from Jim’s award-winning recordings and books for young children.

SRP Kids: Creepy Crawlies with the Grout Museum

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 1 day 13 hours

Find out why the hissing cockroaches hiss and see how furry a giant tarantula really is! This demonstration is guaranteed to fascinate and creep-out even the boldest kids. Check out this educational program with Emma from the Grout Museum to meet and learn about lots of different creepy crawlies.

Teen Summer Reading Program--GIF Workshop

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 1 day 14 hours

You know those amazing GIFs you see online? Want to make your own? We’ll show you how! Join us in the Library’s Computer Lab, and you’ll soon be making meme worthy GIFs of your own.

Earth Friendly Friday: Save the Bees

Friday, June 30, 2017 - 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 2 days 13 hours

Help save the bees with Johnson County Master Gardener Jackie Wellborn! Touch and smell bee-friendly plants, learn about the declining bee population, and make homemade wildflower seed "bombs" to start your own bee-friendly garden.

Sunday Fun Day: Bookmark Making

Sunday, July 2, 2017 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 4 days 14 hours

In the middle of a book? Don't lose your place! Stop by the Children's Room today to make a variety of fun bookmarks.

Sunday Fun Day activities are for the entire family to enjoy together.

Matinee Monday: Toy Story

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 5 days 13 hours

Come enjoy a family friendly movie at the library! Woody, a good-hearted cowboy doll who belongs to a young boy named Andy, sees his position as Andy's favorite toy jeopardized when his parents buy him a Buzz Lightyear action figure. Even worse, the arrogant Buzz thinks he's a real spaceman on a mission to return to his home planet. When Andy's family moves to a new house, Woody and Buzz must escape the clutches of maladjusted neighbor Sid Phillips and reunite with their boy.

World Wednesday: Henna Art

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 1:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 1 week 13 hours

This year's Summer Reading Program theme is "Building a Better World." One way we can do this it to encourage cultural literacy. On Wednesdays, join us for an activity in the Storytime Room that will help us learn and understand something new about different world cultures.

Gaia's Peace Garden: Healing Happens Here

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 7:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 1 week 19 hours

Blair Frank, owner and keeper of Gaia's Peace Garden will be here to tell us the story of his community garden. The one acre garden, originally created by Blair and his wife Mary Kirkpatrick, was designed form the start to be not only a community gathering place but an example of permaculture practices and chemical free gardening. The garden contains a labyrinth, prairie, butterfly garden, culinary and medicinal herbs, an orchard, and picnic areas to enjoy. It is open daily from morning through evening and is located at 2066 Bristol Drive in Iowa City.

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