---------------------------------------

December 19, 2015

---------------------------------------

Music is the Word Family Concert: Matthew Coley

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Open to the public

Details: Professional marimba player and organizer of the Heartland Marimba Festival, Matthew Coley, will be leading a special family storytime. Outlining the history of the marimba, he will be performing music from different cultures and ages. Part of the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City.

Family Concerts are designed for the entire family. Parents, children and grandparents alike are welcome and will enjoy these friendly, fun shows.

---------------------------------------

Zalewski Family Meeting

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Zalewski Family Meeting

Contact Person: Elaine Zalweski

Contact Phone: 641-442-2304

Second Contact Name: Kassia Zalewski

Second Contact Phone: 319-423-4233

Closed to the public

---------------------------------------

Music is the Word Concert: Matthew Coley

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Open to the public

Details: Part of our Music is the Word series, this is a concert that will feature familiar classics for the holiday season as well as some other famous tunes. Part of the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City.

Professional marimba player and organizer of the Heartland Marimba Festival, Matthew Coley, will be presenting various types and styles of music including a few Christmas classics.

---------------------------------------

Teen Center Weekend Tech Times

1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

Human Rights Campaign

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Human Rights Campaign

Contact Person: Nick Canfield

Contact Phone: 805-660-8945

Second Contact Name: Sheena Kadi

Second Contact Phone: 419-340-2577

Open to the public

---------------------------------------

Annual toy exchange

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa City Parents

Contact Person: Nicole Cox

Contact Phone: 319-936-4135

Second Contact Name: Brad Myers

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-2111

Open to the public

Details: Save money and the environment this holiday season! We all have toys and books that are in great shape and our kids just aren't interested in any longer. Bring the items to the toy exchange and find something new without spending money! All extras at the end of the day go to the domestic violence shelter in Iowa City

---------------------------------------

Eckhart Tolle Group

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Eckhart Tolle

Contact Person: Janis Russell

Contact Phone: 319-338-6716

Second Contact Name: Scott Wilcox

Second Contact Phone: 319-430-4908

Open to the public

---------------------------------------

December 20, 2015

---------------------------------------

Open Meditation Group

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Open Meditation Group

Contact Person: Andres Carlstein

Contact Phone: 917-952-4591

Second Contact Name: Adam Jaschen

Second Contact Phone: 515-681-8878

Open to the public

Details: Are you looking for more peace in your life? This group meets weekly to practice and is open to the public. No experience necessary, and there is never a fee of any kind. Enjoy the benefits of meditation and see how quickly it can transform your life for the better!

---------------------------------------

Acie Earl Book Signing

12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: University of Iowa

Contact Person: Michael Melchert

Contact Phone: 319-480-9802

Open to the public

---------------------------------------

Music is the Word Cocoa and Carols Sing Along: Cocoa and Carols with Combined Efforts Theatre Men's Choir

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Beth Fisher

Contact Phone: 319-887-6024

Open to the public

Details: Join the talented singers from Combined Efforts Theatre Men's Choir. Gather your friends and stop in for a cup of cocoa and a cookie or two for an old fashioned Christmas carol sing-along.

Part of the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City. Information about other events available at http://www.icpl.org/mitw

---------------------------------------

Sunday Fun Day : Snowflakes!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Angela Pilkington

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Come make some winter snowflakes for you to enjoy indoors! These will make a fun wintery decoration to add to your windows during the cold winter season!

Fun activities for families to enjoy together.

---------------------------------------

December 21, 2015

---------------------------------------

ICPL Tech Help

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, ebook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that's giving you grief and stop by any one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions: Mondays from 10:00-noon, Tuesdays 12:00-4:00, or Wednesday 10:00-noon in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab

---------------------------------------

Toddler Storytime: with Nancy

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Specifically planned for toddlers or young preschoolers. The same program is performed Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Ideal for young children with short attention spans who need short stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes.

---------------------------------------

Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

Piano Recital

6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Drollettie Piano Students

Contact Person: Sarah Drollette

Contact Phone: 435-554-8505

Second Contact Name: Ryan Drollette

Second Contact Phone: 435-554-8505

Open to the public

Details: Piano recital for young players

---------------------------------------

SCA Arts & Sciences

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Society for Creative Anachronism

Contact Person: Cindy Wilson

Contact Phone: 319-627-4852

Second Contact Phone: 319-

Open to the public

Details: Society for Creative anachronism, local shire arts and science night. Bring projects to work on.

---------------------------------------

Friends of Hickory Hill Park

7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Friends of Hickory Hill Park

Contact Person: R. Peter Kollasch

Contact Phone: 319-400-5667

Second Contact Name: Casey Kohrt

Second Contact Phone: 319-530-0585

Closed to the public

Details: Monthly Meeting of Friends of Hickory Hill Park

---------------------------------------

December 22, 2015

---------------------------------------

Toddler Storytime: with Angie

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Specifically planned for toddlers or young preschoolers. The same program is performed Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Ideal for young children with short attention spans who need short stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes.

---------------------------------------

ICPL Tech Help

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, ebook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that's giving you grief and stop by any one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions: Mondays from 10:00-noon, Tuesdays 12:00-4:00, or Wednesday 10:00-noon in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab

---------------------------------------

Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

Teen Movie--Ant-Man

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: Get outta the cold, watch a movie and eat popcorn.

Armed with a super-suit with the astonishing ability to shrink in scale but increase in strength, cat burglar Scott Lang must embrace his inner hero and help his mentor, Dr. Hank Pym, plan and pull off a heist that will save the world.

---------------------------------------

Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

December 23, 2015

---------------------------------------

ICPL Tech Help

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, ebook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that's giving you grief and stop by any one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions: Mondays from 10:00-noon, Tuesdays 1:00-5:00, or Wednesday 10:00-noon in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab

---------------------------------------

Preschool Storytime with Morgan

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: A preschool-age oriented program for preschoolers where longer stories and books are shared with fewer activities. Preschool Storytime is recommended for children who are 3,4, or 5 years old.

---------------------------------------

Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

December 24, 2015

---------------------------------------

The Iowa City Public Library will be open 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m on Christmas Eve. The Library's web page and catalog can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.icpl.org Online collections are available at www.icpl.org/emedia

---------------------------------------

The Book End Closed on Thursday, December 24

10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Closed to the public

Details: The Book End is closed on Thursday, December 24. Normal hours resume Sunday, December 27.

---------------------------------------

Music is the Word Sing-Along: The Muppet Christmas Carol

12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Open to the public

Details: Celebrate the season by watching the Muppets retell the Charles Dickens classic about a bitter man finding redemption on Christmas Eve.

As part the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City, we will be hosting a classic film and sing-along once a month.

---------------------------------------

Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

4:00 p.m.

The Iowa City Public Library will be closing early at 4:00 p.m. for the Christmas holiday.

The Library's web page and catalog can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.icpl.org Online collections are available at www.icpl.org/emedia

---------------------------------------

December 25, 2015

---------------------------------------

The Iowa City Public Library will be closed December 25th for the Christmas holiday.

The Library's web page and catalog can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.icpl.org Information about eCollections is available at icpl.org/eMedia

---------------------------------------

December 26, 2015

---------------------------------------

The Book End Closed on Saturday, December 26

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Closed to the public

Details: The Book End is closed on Saturday, December 26. Normal hours resume Sunday, December 27.

---------------------------------------

December 27, 2015

---------------------------------------

Winter Movie Marathon!

2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200,

Open to the public

Details: Today we will be showing Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer and Frosty the Snowman. Be sure to come by to see these classic winter flicks!

Fun activities for families to enjoy together.

---------------------------------------

December 28, 2015

---------------------------------------

ICPL Tech Help

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, ebook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that's giving you grief and stop by any one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions: Mondays from 10:00-noon, Tuesdays 12:00-4:00, or Wednesday 10:00-noon in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab

---------------------------------------

Toddler Storytime: with Nancy

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Specifically planned for toddlers or young preschoolers. The same program is performed Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Ideal for young children with short attention spans who need short stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes.

---------------------------------------

Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

Minecraft Jr.

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Come enjoy an hour of Minecraft for the game's youngest fans. Meet other fans of your favorite game. We will play on the computers. This event is just for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9)

---------------------------------------

Memoir Group

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Memoir Group

Contact Person: Sharon Beckman

Contact Phone: 646-263-5708

Second Contact Name: Ron Pile

Second Contact Phone: 608-217-0025

Closed to the public

Details: Members meet and discuss personal writings

---------------------------------------

December 29, 2015

---------------------------------------

Toddler Storytime: with Angie

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Specifically planned for toddlers or young preschoolers. The same program is performed Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Ideal for young children with short attention spans who need short stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes.

---------------------------------------

ICPL Tech Help

12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, ebook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that's giving you grief and stop by any one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions: Mondays from 10:00-noon, Tuesdays 12:00-4:00, or Wednesday 10:00-noon in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab

---------------------------------------

Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

December 30, 2015

---------------------------------------

ICPL Tech Help

10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, ebook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that's giving you grief and stop by any one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions: Mondays from 10:00-noon, Tuesdays 1:00-5:00, or Wednesday 10:00-noon in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab

---------------------------------------

Preschool Storytime with Morgan

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: A preschool-age oriented program for preschoolers where longer stories and books are shared with fewer activities. Preschool Storytime is recommended for children who are 3,4, or 5 years old.

---------------------------------------

Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

1:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

Iowa City Historic Foodies

6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Iowa City Historic Foodies

Contact Person: Tammy Coverdale

Contact Phone: 319-631-8224

Second Contact Name: Maeve Clark

Second Contact Phone: 319-887-6004

Open to the public

---------------------------------------

December 31, 2015

---------------------------------------

New Years Eve

Iowa City Public Library will be OPEN 10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.

---------------------------------------

Preschool Storytime: The Snowman

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Open to the public

Details: Today we will be screening a very special winter favorite by Raymond Briggs, The Snowman.

---------------------------------------

Senior Tech Zone

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Johnson County Livable Communities

Co-Sponsor Phone: 338-0515

Open to the public

Details: Want to learn how to use Google or make better searches? Or would you like to try your hand at Facebook, blogging or learn how to scan? Or maybe you just need some extra help using a computer. Come join your peers for a two-hour drop in session, no sign-up needed and it is free!

---------------------------------------

Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: The Teen Center will be open to use the internet and hangout! Make multimedia projects and be creative or play video games on the big screen. iPads and laptops are available to use. For teens in 7th-12th grade.

---------------------------------------

School's Out Special: New Year's Eve Fun!

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Angela Pilkington

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Make some noise for the New Year! Grades K-6 are invited to make some fun New Year's Eve crafts and have some fun to welcome in the New Year!

---------------------------------------

The Book End Closed at 4:00

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Closed to the public

Details: The Book End closes at 4:00pm on Thursday, December 31. Normal hours resume Saturday, January 2, 2016.

---------------------------------------

5:00 p.m.

The Iowa City Public Library will be closing early at 5:00 p.m. on New Years Eve.

The Library's web page and catalog can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.icpl.org Information about eCollections is available at icpl.org/eMedia

---------------------------------------

January 1, 2016

---------------------------------------

The Iowa City Public Library will be closed on New Years Day.

The Library's web page and catalog can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.icpl.org Information about eCollections is available at icpl.org/eMedia

Date of publication

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Contact

Department