ICPL Weekly Calendar: February 13 to February 26, 2016

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February 13, 2016

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Johnson County Democrats Credentials Committee

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Johnson County Democrats

Contact Person: Tom Larkin

Contact Phone: 319-330-5672

Second Contact Name: John Deeth

Second Contact Phone: 319-356-6669

Open to the public

Details: Credentials Committee meeting

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Family Storytime: with Kathy

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: 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.

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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 and balance in your life? Is it hard to settle your mind and be present throughout the day? A consistent, focused meditation practice can bring stillness to your mind and rapidly transform your life. We meet weekly to share a quiet space of informal group meditation and presence. All are welcome; no experience necessary. There’s no fee, and there never will be.

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ICCT Audition for Agnes Of God

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa City Community Theatre

Contact Person: Josh Sazon

Contact Phone: 319-5942887

Open to the public

Details: Three female actors required for Iowa City Community Theatre's production of Agnes of God by John Pietmeier, running April 22 to May 1. Check www.iowacitycommunitytheatre.com for more details.

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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.

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Sabbath Fellowship

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Sabbath Fellowship

Contact Person: Jacob Rigal

Contact Phone: 319-3217483

Second Contact Name: Ross Johnson

Second Contact Phone: 319-594-4745

Open to the public

Details: We will be exploring the Hebrew roots of Christianity: surfing in the Scriptures' original languages and enjoying the Sabbath together!

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Eckhart Tolle Group

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Eckhart Tolle Group

Contact Person: Janis Russell

Contact Phone: 319-338-6716

Second Contact Name: Scott Wilcox

Second Contact Phone: 319-430-4908

Open to the public

Details: Video/audio viewing of Eckhart Tolle talks/meditations. Some discussion after if time allows.

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Kappa Alpha Psi Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: ICCR Alumni-Kappa Alpha Psi

Contact Person: Alex Lodge

Contact Phone: 3184369108

Second Contact Name: Carnell Hayes

Second Contact Phone: 3192306444

Closed to the public

Details: Kappa Alpha Psi Meeting

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February 14, 2016

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi

Open to the public

Details: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library's Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist people with simple tax returns. You must bring a copy of your 2014 Federal and Iowa income tax returns if you have filed those tax returns. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $53000; You are self-employed; You have sold securities (stocks and bonds) in 2015; You have earned income from other states - i.e. non-Iowa sources of income; You are a non-resident of the United States. Please call the Library at 356-5200 for more information.

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Music is the Word, Sing-Along: Tangled

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: Will Rapunzel ever find her way out of her tower, or discover that she's really the lost princess of the kingdom? Stop by the storytime room today to sing along and find out! This Disney movie features music by Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken

As part of the Music is the Word program we will be hosting a classic film and singing along once a month.

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Project Green 2nd Sunday Garden Forum: Daylilies: Past, Present and Future

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Project GREEN

Co-Sponsor Contact: Jan Carpenter

Co-Sponsor Phone: 338-8613

Open to the public

Details: Jonathan Poulton received his doctorate in plant biochemistry from Oxford (1974) and was a professor in Botany and Biology at the University of Iowa (1979-2010). His interest in daylily growing and hybridizing began in 2006. Most recently, he has focused on strategies to bring us ever closer to a blue daylily.

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February 15, 2016

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Presidents Day Holiday

The Iowa City Public Library will be open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

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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

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Toddler Storytime: with Kathy

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.

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UnityPoint Clinic State Training Meeting

10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: UnityPoint Clinic Training Dept

Contact Person: Shannon Maddux

Contact Phone: 515-321-8455

Second Contact Name: Katie Jermier

Second Contact Phone: 515-471-9755

Closed to the public

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Dottie Ray Project meeting

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy

Contact Phone: 319-356-5249

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-

Closed to the public

Details: Meeting of the volunteers working on the project.

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Yoga Practice

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Yoga Practice

Contact Person: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-6016

Second Contact Name: Elyse Miller

Second Contact Phone: 319-887-6003

Open to the public

Details: Yoga practice with Karen Gordon.

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LWVJC Board Meeting

1:15 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: League of Women Voters of Johnson County

Contact Person: Gaylen Wobeter

Contact Phone: 319-338-5218

Second Contact Name: Nancy Lynch

Second Contact Phone: 319-338-3818

Closed to the public

Details: Board of Directors meeting, League of Women Voters of Johnson County

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

4:00 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.

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The Book End Closed at 5:30pm

5:30 p.m. - 6:00 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 5:30pm on Monday, February 15, in observance of Presidents' Day.

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Presidents Day Holiday.

The Iowa City Public Library will be closing early at 6:00 p.m. on February 15th in honor of the Presidents Day Holiday.

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February 16, 2016

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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.

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Eastern Iowa Planned Giving Council

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy

Contact Phone: 319-356-5249

Co-Sponsor: Eastern Iowa Planned Giving Council

Co-Sponsor Contact: Devin Van Holsteijn

Open to the public

Details: Panel discussion on planned giving for nonprofit organizations.

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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

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ICN #565877 - DHU Confidential Hearing

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: DHU Confidential Hearing

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Closed to the public

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Celebrate George Washington Carver: Black History Month Storytime

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Angie Pilkington

Contact Phone: 319-887-6019

Open to the public

Details: Join us for an afternoon celebrating the life of the famous African American, George Washington Carver. We will have books, costumes, music, artifacts, toys, and more to engage your students and make history fun! From Grades K-3

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Library-Community Writing Center

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Adults and teens: get one-on-one help with your writing from University of Iowa writing tutors at the Library-Community writing center satellite in the Second Floor Training Lab.

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Teen Center After School 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.

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Old Capitol Toastmasters Meeting

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Old Capitol Toastmasters

Contact Person: Nicole Pearson

Contact Phone: 507-251-0902

Second Contact Name: Diane DeBok

Second Contact Phone: 319-000-0000

Open to the public

Details: Public speaking meeting

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DNR Wastewater Cleanup Rule Public Hearing

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa Department of Natrual Resources

Contact Person: Courtney Cswercko

Contact Phone: 515-725-8411

Open to the public

Details: Public Hearing on the Notice of Intent for Iowa DNR's Wastewater Cleanup Rule

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Critical 5

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Critical 5

Contact Person: Marjorie Davis

Contact Phone: 319-3310410

Second Contact Name: Joanne Seeburger

Closed to the public

Details: Critique Group

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Iowa City Area Group of Sierra Club Meeting

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Iowa City Area Group of Sierra Club

Contact Person: Jim Trepka

Contact Phone: 319-338-0005

Second Contact Name: Tom Carsner

Second Contact Phone: 319-338-9335

Open to the public

Details: Iowa City Area Group of the Sierra Club Meeting to plan spring/summer activities

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February 17, 2016

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100 Grannies

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: 100 Grannies

Contact Person: Becky Ross

Contact Phone: 319-3587440

Second Contact Name: Linda Quinn

Second Contact Phone: 319-330-3328

Closed to the public

Details: Bag committee

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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

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Preschool Storytime

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.

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Teen Center After School 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.

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Music Is The Word: Traditional Chinese Music Performance - Wu Man

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Info Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Englert Theatre

Open to the public

Details: Wu Man is an internationally renowned pipa (Chinese lute) virtuoso.

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

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi

Open to the public

Details: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library's Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist people with simple tax returns. You must bring a copy of your 2014 Federal and Iowa income tax returns if you have filed those tax returns. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $53000; You are self-employed; You have sold securities (stocks and bonds) in 2015; You have earned income from other states - i.e. non-Iowa sources of income; You are a non-resident of the United States. Please call the Library at 356-5200 for more information.

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February 18, 2016

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Preschool Drive in Movie

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey/ Angie

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Stop by today for a cardboard box car drive in movie! We will be showing one or two short films today and sitting in homemade cardboard cars!

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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!

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ICN #564519 - PCC/IA Ch. Soc.

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: PCC/IA Ch. Soc.

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Closed to the public

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Systems Unlimited Open Interviews

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Systems Unlimited

Contact Person: Amanda Hartson

Contact Phone: 319-338-9212

Second Contact Name: Katie Cummins

Second Contact Phone: 319-338-9212

Open to the public

Details: Are you ready to make your next job, your best job? Come learn more about Systems Unlimited. Fill out an application and have a on-the-spot interview.

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After School Minecraft

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Game rotation and group play are encouraged. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-8th (ages 8-14)

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

3:00 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.

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Auditions: Combined Efforts

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Combined Efforts

Contact Person: Janet Schlapkohl

Contact Phone: 319-321-7926

Second Contact Name: Michael Penick

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-2539

Open to the public

Details: Many parts for school age children. This is a disability inclusive Theatrical group. Auditioning for the show Middleville. Performance dates April 7-10th www.combinedefforts.org

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Iowa City Sangha Meeting

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Iowa City Sangha

Contact Person: Stephen Pradarelli

Contact Phone: 319-621-5263

Second Contact Name: Alex Pradarelli

Second Contact Phone: 319-594-1252

Open to the public

Details: Meditation group

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Music is the Word film program: And the Oscar for Best Original Score goes to The Adventures of Robin Hood!

7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) 102 min. Sir Robin of Locksley (Eroll Flynn), defender of downtrodden Saxons, runs afoul of Norman authority and is forced to turn outlaw. With his band of Merry Men, he robs from the rich, gives to the poor and still has time to woo the lovely Maid Marian (Olivia de Havilland), and foil the cruel Sir Guy of Gisbourne (Basil Rathbone) and keep the nefarious Prince John (Claude Rains) off the throne. Guest speaker Nathan Platte, Assistant Professor of Musicology, UI School of Music introduce the film and give a short history of the Academy Award for Best Original Score.

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February 19, 2016

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Kirkwood English Conversation Club

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Staff or Desk Contact: Kirkwood Community College

Contact Phone: 319.887.3656

Open to the public

Details: All are welcome at this informal gathering for conversation and community. The English Conversation Club is run by volunteers from Kirkwood Community College with the goal of helping adults who are working on English conversation skills. All adults are welcome. For more information, call Kirkwood Community College at 319.887.3656.

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Book Babies: with Karen (am)

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Rhymes, fingerplays, songs and short stories designed to stimulate your infant's language development. We ask that there be a lap for every baby.

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Book Babies: with Karen (pm)

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-3402

Open to the public

Details: Rhymes, fingerplays, songs and short stories designed to stimulate your infant's language development. We ask that there be a lap for every baby.

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 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.

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Epilepsy Foundation EEG Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Epilepsy Foundation

Contact Person: Sloane Henry

Contact Phone: 319-359-8682

Closed to the public

Details: Epilepsy Foundation EEG Meeting

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February 20, 2016

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Willow Creek Annual Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Willow Creek

Contact Person: Greg Truman

Contact Phone: 319-621-7363

Second Contact Name: Greg Truman

Second Contact Phone: 319-621-7363

Open to the public

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Family Storytime: Celebrate Black History Month: 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: Storytime includes both shorter and longer stories combined with action games and activities celebrating Black History Month. Family Storytime is recommended for all ages, but parents are asked to sit with their younger children.

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What is Pinterest?

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

Computer Lab

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Heard about Pinterest but don't understand what it is about? Come to this session and learn how people are using Pinterest. 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.

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What is Pinterest?

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Computer Lab

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Heard about Pinterest but don't understand what it is about? Come to this session and learn how people are using Pinterest. 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.

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ICPL Teen Activity Group

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: 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!

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Arabic For kids

1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Ahlulbayt Center

Contact Person: Hayder Alalwan

Contact Phone: 319-621-5730

Closed to the public

Details: Teaching

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Music is the Word, Family Event: Dancers in Company

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Dancers in Company (DIC), The University of Iowa’s premiere touring dance company, performs work by nationally and internationally active faculty and guest choreographers throughout the state and region. This year, the company has created a series of works around the theme of “water.” The show will feature dances that investigate personal, local, and global issues underlying the beauty, vitality, and necessity of water by Faculty choreographers Armando Duarte, Eloy Barragan, Jessica Anthony and Michael Sakamoto and guest choreographer Rennie Harris.

Working with a social theme for the first time this year, DIC is hoping to deepen their levels of community and social engagement by using dance as the medium to start conversations, prompt personal reflection and support learning about water.

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Teen Center Weekend Tech Times

2:00 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.

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February 21, 2016

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

12:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi

Open to the public

Details: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library's Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist people with simple tax returns. You must bring a copy of your 2014 Federal and Iowa income tax returns if you have filed those tax returns. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $53000; You are self-employed; You have sold securities (stocks and bonds) in 2015; You have earned income from other states - i.e. non-Iowa sources of income; You are a non-resident of the United States. Please call the Library at 356-5200 for more information.

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What you need to know about Sharia Law

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa City Mosque

Contact Person: Sean Schwabenlander

Contact Phone: 312-912-3155

Second Contact Name: Dr. Mohammad Amarneh

Second Contact Phone: 337-852-8528

Open to the public

Details: What is Sharia Law? And what does it mean to you? Imam Molhim Bilal of the Iowa City Mosque will answer these questions and more as he explains the concept of Sharia from an Islamic perspective backed up by scholarly research. Audience members may ask questions of the Imam on the topic after the presentation. All are invited to attend!

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Board Meeting - Hawkeye Chapter ACLU-Iowa

1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Hawkeye Chapter ACLU-Iowa

Contact Person: Aleksey Gurtovoy

Contact Phone: 319-351-2267

Second Contact Name: Robert Givens

Second Contact Phone: 319-354-6639

Closed to the public

Details: Bimonthly board meeting - open to ACLU members

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Sunday Fun Day: Sock Snowmen

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: Do you have odd socks that are missing a partner? Bring them in to the library today and we'll turn them in to snowmen! White tube socks work best, but any sock will do!

Fun activities for families to enjoy together.

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Southern Utah Wilderness Alliance

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: SUWA

Contact Person: Bob Sessions

Contact Phone: 319-471-0517

Second Contact Name: Del Holland

Second Contact Phone: 319-338-5220

Closed to the public

Details: Meeting of local chapter with regional director. Open to anyone interested.

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February 22, 2016

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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

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Board Meeting -ACLU

10:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Hawkeye Chapter ACLU-Iowa

Contact Person: Mel Schlachter

Contact Phone: 319-351-4380

Closed to the public

Details: Executive Committee meeting

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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.

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UI Museum of Art Party meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: UI Museum of Art

Contact Person: Elizabeth Wallace

Contact Phone: 319-353-2847

Second Contact Name: Katie Van Acker

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-1727

Closed to the public

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Yoga Practice

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Yoga Practice

Contact Person: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-6016

Second Contact Name: Elyse Miller

Second Contact Phone: 319-887-6003

Open to the public

Details: Yoga practice with Karen Gordon.

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Teen Center After School 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.

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RVAP

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Rape Victim Advocacy Program

Contact Person: Katryn Duarte

Contact Phone: 319-339-6003

Closed to the public

Details: Private Meeting

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Jacobin Reading Group Meeting

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Iowa City Jacobin Reading Group

Contact Person: Renu Pariyadath

Contact Phone: 512-666-7368

Second Contact Name: Andrea Truitt

Second Contact Phone: 319-359-8388

Open to the public

Details: A reading group that brings leftists together to engage with socialist ideas in a lively, open, and non-doctrinaire environment through articles from Jacobin Magazine. You won’t have to pay dues or conduct secret rituals, but the group is a valuable intellectual and social space that cuts across organizational boundaries. These groups, found throughout the world, unite organizers, workers, student activists, and those new to the Left. Every group is open to people thinking about socialist politics for the first time, as well as more seasoned friends.

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Johnson County Democrats Caucus Chairs Retrospective

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Johnson County Democrats

Contact Person: David Shafer

Contact Phone: 319-331-5364

Open to the public

Details: Johnson County Democratic Caucus precinct chairs will recap caucus night and share lessons learned, observations, and ideas for the future.

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February 23, 2016

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Twitter Basics and Beyond

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Have a Twitter account or would like to get one? Find out during this session how Twitter is used by its many followers and tweeters to stay up on the news, stay current in their career or simply connect with friends and family. We will go over the Twitter interface and privacy settings as well. Space is limited register online or by calling 356-5200.

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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.

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Johnson County Bar Association Family Law Committee

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Johnson County Bar Association Family Law Committee

Contact Person: Joni Luke

Contact Phone: 319-338-7968

Closed to the public

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Yoga Practice

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Yoga Practice

Contact Person: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-6016

Second Contact Name: Elyse Miller

Second Contact Phone: 319-887-6003

Open to the public

Details: Yoga practice with Karen Gordon.

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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

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Library-Community Writing Center

4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Adults and teens: get one-on-one help with your writing from University of Iowa writing tutors at the Library-Community writing center satellite in the Second Floor Training Lab.

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Teen Center After School 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.

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RVAP

5:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Rape Victim Advocacy Program

Contact Person: Katryn Duarte

Contact Phone: 319-335-6003

Second Contact Name: Karen Siler

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-6001

Closed to the public

Details: Private Meeting

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Iowa Writers' House Presents: The Violet Realm

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

Meeting Room B

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Iowa Writers' House

Co-Sponsor Contact: Andrea Wilson

Co-Sponsor Phone: 786-612-5551

Open to the public

Details: Come join your fellow fantasy, sci-fi, and fiction writers for the Iowa Writers’ House two-hour write-in sessions every second and fourth Tuesday at the Iowa City Public Library. We’ll come together and provide prompts, topic discussions, and the chance to free write with Iowa City’s literary community. Ever had the dream to write but don’t know where to start? Are you an experienced writer who just can’t break through that pesky writer’s block? Do you have knowledge you want to impart upon fellow writers? Join us!

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Her Campus Meeting

8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Her Campus

Contact Person: Sarah Nelson

Contact Phone: 515-249-7911

Second Contact Name: Kylie Kreischer

Second Contact Phone: 630-450-4534

Open to the public

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February 24, 2016

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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

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Preschool Storytime: with Kathy

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.

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Music on Wednesday @ICPL: Anthony Arnone

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

Lobby

Staff or Desk Contact: ICPL

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Called “a cellist with rich tonal resources, fine subtlety and a keen sense of phrasing” (Gramophone), cellist Anthony Arnone enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician, conductor, recording artist, composer, and teacher throughout the country and around the world. Mr. Arnone is associate professor of cello at the University of Iowa School of Music, and is also on the faculty of the Preucil School of Music in Iowa City, where he teaches and conducts.

Celebrate "all things music" with Music on Wednesday. Part of "Music is the Word" series to welcome the UI School of Music to Downtown Iowa City. More information is available at http://www.icpl.org/mitw

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Teen Center After School 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.

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

5:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi

Open to the public

Details: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library's Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist people with simple tax returns. You must bring a copy of your 2014 Federal and Iowa income tax returns if you have filed those tax returns. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $53000; You are self-employed; You have sold securities (stocks and bonds) in 2015; You have earned income from other states - i.e. non-Iowa sources of income; You are a non-resident of the United States. Please call the Library at 356-5200 for more information.

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February 25, 2016

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Iowa City Downtown District

8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Meeting Room B

Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy

Contact Phone: 319-356-5249

Co-Sponsor Contact: Nancy Bird

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-354-0863

Closed to the public

Details: Meeting of Board of Directors of Iowa City Downtown District

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ICN #565934 - DHU Confidential Hearing

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: DHU

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Closed to the public

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Preschool Storytime with Elizabeth

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.

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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!

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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.

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ICN #565909 - DHU Confidential Hearing

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: DHU Confidential Hearing

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Closed to the public

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Teen Anime & Manga Festival 2016

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: We'll watch anime, talk about our favorite manga and eat massive amounts of candy sushi! We will be screening: Haikyu!! Golden Time Steins;Gate There will also be an artist alley with prize drawings for participants, so be sure to bring your finished drawings or do some freehand work while you're here! Cosplay dress is always welcome and there will be prizes for those who take part. For Grades 7-12 only.

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After School Minecraft

3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Game rotation and group play are encouraged. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-8th (ages 8-14)

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ICPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Boardroom

Staff or Desk Contact: ICPL

Contact Phone: 319.887.6001 or 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Board Meeting minutes and agendas are available at http://www.icgov.org/boardagendas.asp

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JC Dems Executive Committee

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Johnson County Democrats

Contact Person: Martha Hedberg

Contact Phone: 319-621-9687

Second Contact Name: Jim Tate

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-5156

Open to the public

Details: The monthly meeting of the Johnson County Democrats' Executive Committee

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Black History Month film: Quiltmakers of Gee's Bend

7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: An all-black community founded by freed slaves after the Civil War, Gee's Bend, Alabama is near the Alabama River southwest of Selma. The women of Gee's Bend have been quilting since the early 19th century, first out of necessity and later as a creative outlet using any pieces of material available--from feed sacks to old work clothes. Working in isolation he women developed unique techniques and styles, comparable to the great artistic enclaves of the Italian Renaissance. In 1994, these quiltmakers were "discovered" by an art historian. Now their humble quilts, made to keep families in drafty log cabins warm, hang in museums and sell for thousands of dollars. This is their story.

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February 26, 2016

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Kirkwood English Conversation Club

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Staff or Desk Contact: Kirkwood Community College

Contact Phone: 319.887.3656

Open to the public

Details: All are welcome at this informal gathering for conversation and community. The English Conversation Club is run by volunteers from Kirkwood Community College with the goal of helping adults who are working on English conversation skills. All adults are welcome. For more information, call Kirkwood Community College at 319.887.3656.

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Book Babies: with Karen (am)

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Rhymes, fingerplays, songs and short stories designed to stimulate your infant's language development. We ask that there be a lap for every baby.

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Music is the Word: Music on Friday

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Kara Logsden

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Volkan Orhon, UI School of Music

Open to the public

Details: Please join students from the University of Iowa School of Music as they share a hour of music over the lunch break. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the amazing talent of our University of Iowa students.

Part of "Music is the Word" series to welcome the UI School of Music to Downtown Iowa City.

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Book Babies: with Karen (pm)

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-3402

Open to the public

Details: Rhymes, fingerplays, songs and short stories designed to stimulate your infant's language development. We ask that there be a lap for every baby.

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 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.

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Spanish Book Club

6:15 p.m. - 7:45 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Staff or Desk Contact: University of Iowa

Contact Phone: 319-594-1672

Co-Sponsor: Horacio Olivo

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-335-8849

Open to the public

Details: The Spanish Book Club will meet in Meeting Room E. This month, the Book Club will discuss . Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

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Thursday, February 11, 2016

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