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Sunday Fun Day: Freedom Bells

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 19 hours 13 min

To help us celebrate Black History Month, we'll be creating handbells out of cups, pipe cleaners, and other materials. Decorate your bell with colorful paint along with quotes from Black heroes of history and let freedom "ring"!

Sunday Fun Day: February Improv presents Interactive Storytelling

Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 19 hours 13 min

Join us as we bring stories to life! Using a variety of drama techniques, we will animate, inhabit, and live a story. These drama sessions are led by students from the University of Iowa course "Drama in the Classroom." Don’t miss this interactive storytelling game using E.B. White Read-Aloud books.

Toddler Storytime: African American Music

Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Iowa City Public Library
In 1 day 15 hours

This storytime will utilize a discovery trunk from the African American Museum to explore some elements of African American music. Join us to go "behind the beat" with toddler-friendly stories, songs, and rhymes.

Black History: Behind the Beat with the African American Museum of Iowa for Grades K-2

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 - 4:00pm
Iowa City Public Library
In 2 days 21 hours

This program will be an interactive musical program for kids in grades K-2. See how enslaved people influenced the development of modern music, beginning with humble work songs and spirituals, and continuing through gospel, blues, jazz, rock ‘n’ roll, funk and hip-hop. We will read, watch and play instruments to learn with the help of a traveling trunk from the African American Museum of Iowa.

SSRO: Hooray for Hollywood

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 - 2:00pm
Iowa City Senior Center
In 3 days 19 hours

Join us as Senior Standing Room Only salutes the 90th Academy Awards, the oldest worldwide entertainment awards ceremony honoring the best films of the year. The Academy Awards, now known officially as The Oscars, is a set of twenty-four awards for artistic and technical merit in the American film industry, given annually by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to recognize excellence in cinematic achievements. Walk the red carpet with us and revisit previous ceremonies through jokes, skits, and songs, and test your knowledge of celebrity and movie lore. Let's go to the movies!