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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Eckhart Tolle Group

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 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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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

Second Contact Name:  

Second Contact Phone:

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

Co-Sponsor: Chris

Co-Sponsor Phone:

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 Tippie College Accounting Program and Law School, 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 prepare tax returns and e-file the returns free of charge. You must bring a copy of any tax returns that you filed during 2015 – generally this will be your 2014 tax return. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements, all other tax-related documents you received (1099-R, 1099-MISC, etc.), and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $55000; You are self-employed with inventory or expenses over $10,000; you use your home for business and want to declare part of your home as a business expense; you are the owner of a working farm; you are in the military and had non-taxable combat pay.

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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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Hawks For Hillary Phonebank

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Students for Hillary

Contact Person: Trenton Seubert

Contact Phone: 319-213-0463

Second Contact Name: Lauren Freeman

Second Contact Phone: 319-210-7664

Closed to the public

Details: Phonebank for Hillary Clinton

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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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ICN #565941 - DHU Confidential Hearing

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Disabilities Hearing Unit

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Closed to the public

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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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Community Transportation Committee

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Community Transportation Committee

Contact Person: Jeremy Endsley

Contact Phone: 916-599-9399

Second Contact Name: Laura Jackson

Second Contact Phone: 319-351-0326

Open to the public

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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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Study Session

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Student Teachers

Contact Person: Karla Cigrand

Contact Phone: 319-430-8367

Second Contact Name: Rick Leyendcerkey

Second Contact Phone: 319-430-8355

Closed to the public

Details: Teacher /Student training

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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 Tippie College Accounting Program and Law School, 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 prepare tax returns and e-file the returns free of charge. You must bring a copy of any tax returns that you filed during 2015 – generally this will be your 2014 tax return. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements, all other tax-related documents you received (1099-R, 1099-MISC, etc.), and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $55000; You are self-employed with inventory or expenses over $10,000; you use your home for business and want to declare part of your home as a business expense; you are the owner of a working farm; you are in the military and had non-taxable combat pay.

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LULAC Meeting (League of United Latin American Citizens)

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: LULAC

Contact Person: Andrew Bribriesco

Contact Phone: 563-505-2770

Second Contact Name: Gabrila Rivera

Second Contact Phone: 319-321-6059

Open to the public

Details: Legal Latin American citizens organizational meeting: community members monthly meeting

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The Kingdom Center

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: The Kingdom Center

Contact Person: Jean Burke

Contact Phone: 617-980-1407

Second Contact Name: Nikia Edwards

Second Contact Phone: 319-471-2988

Closed to the public

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February 25, 2016

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Iowa City Downtown District Board of Directors Meeting

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

Meeting Room A

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

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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

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-335-1600

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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February 27, 2016

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Book Sale

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy

Contact Phone: 319-356-5249

Open to the public

Details: Special bargains on books. Stock up during this fundraiser for the Iowa City Public Library hosted by the Book End Committee of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.

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One Book Two Book: A Celebration of Children's Literature in the City of Literature

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

Storytime Room and Hotel Vetro

Staff or Desk Contact: Angie Pilkington

Contact Phone: 319-887-6019

Co-Sponsor Contact: Rachael Carlson

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-887-6100

Open to the public

Details: The fifth annual One Book Two Book festival is proud to welcome best-selling children’s book authors Candace Fleming and Eric Rohmann as keynote speakers. Candace and Eric are critically acclaimed children’s book writers with several award winning books for children and young adults.. Other events include a children's book fair, live entertainment, arts and crafts, face painting, and more. Children's book characters will also be visiting--Piggie & Elephant, Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Madeline! One Book Two Book will be held downtown across from the Library at the hotel Vetro.

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Saturday Dungeons and Dragons

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: Calling all teenage adventurers! We're starting a Dungeons and Dragons campaign, and we want you to join. Never played Dungeons and Dragons? No problem! Allie will instruct you in the dark arts.

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Teen Center Weekend Tech Times

3:00 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 28, 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 Tippie College Accounting Program and Law School, 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 prepare tax returns and e-file the returns free of charge. You must bring a copy of any tax returns that you filed during 2015 – generally this will be your 2014 tax return. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements, all other tax-related documents you received (1099-R, 1099-MISC, etc.), and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $55000; You are self-employed with inventory or expenses over $10,000; you use your home for business and want to declare part of your home as a business expense; you are the owner of a working farm; you are in the military and had non-taxable combat pay.

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Healthy eating potluck

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Healthy Living Meetup

Contact Person: Natasja Schroeder

Contact Phone: 319-800 9793

Second Contact Name: Tyrel Schroeder

Second Contact Phone: 319-551 0100

Open to the public

Details: The Iowa City Healthy Living Meetup group is having their first potluck! Everyone is welcome. Bring at least 1 dish so we can taste your favorite healthy recipe. Don't forget to bring the ingredient list so everyone can see if it fits into their diet/beliefs (vegan, vegetarian, paleo etc).

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League of Women Voters of Johnson County Sunday Speaker Series:
Nicholas Johnson "The State of the Media"

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: League of Women Voters of Johnson County

Co-Sponsor Contact: Linda Schreiber

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-936-8600

Open to the public

Details: Nicholas Johnson will provide food for thought on "The State of the Media" during this presentation hosted by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County (LWVJC). Johnson is a Professor in the College of Law at The University of Iowa, and former Federal Communications Commissioner. The LWVJC Sunday Speaker Series features people well-known to politics on a local, state and national level and is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library.

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Generation Rx

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Generation Rx

Contact Person: Emily Anderson

Contact Phone: 319-241-2859

Second Contact Name: Allison Fick

Second Contact Phone: 319-331-6039

Open to the public

Details: Generation Rx is an educational outreach program through the College of Pharmacy concerning safe medication storage and proper medication disposal.

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Sunday Fun Day: Traffic Lights and Tin Can Drums

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: As part of our celebration of Black History Month, we'll be whipping up edible traffic lights to honor the innovative genius of Garrett Morgan, and as part of our continuing Music is the Word program series, we'll also craft musical tin can drums.

Fun activities for families to enjoy together.

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February 29, 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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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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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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Minecraft Jr.

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-

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)

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PrEP IC

5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Johnson County Public Health

Contact Person: Cody Shafer

Contact Phone: 319-688-5890

Second Contact Name: Stanzy Scheetz

Second Contact Phone: 319-400-8532

Open to the public

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March 1, 2016

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Toddler 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: 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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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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Journeymen

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Journeymen

Contact Person: Lauren Lines

Contact Phone: 319-560-1527

Closed to the public

Details: Committee meeting of the Journeymen.

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2016 Winter Reading Program Finale Party

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk or Childrens’ Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Join us in celebrating the completion of ICPL's Winter Reading Program with a Pizza & Popcorn Party! Your completed Winter Reading Program bingo card is your ticket to the party.

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MITW:Yahoo Drummers at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Location: Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Gymnastics Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Robert A. Lee Rec Center

Contact Phone: 319-356-5100

Open to the public

Details: Get with the beat with the Yahoo Drummers Beginning Tuesday, Oct. 6 and continuing the first Tuesday of every month through April 5, 2016, from 7pm-9pm, you can be a part of the exotic sound and rhythm of the Yahoo Drummers. Join in on a monthly Family Drumming session at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Gymnastics Room, where you'll explore and learn to play percussion instruments from all over the world, creating a unique musical experience each and every time! No fee; no registration required. For more info, call 319-356-5100.

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March 2, 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

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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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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

Computer Lab, Meeting Room 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 Tippie College Accounting Program and Law School, 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 prepare tax returns and e-file the returns free of charge. You must bring a copy of any tax returns that you filed during 2015 – generally this will be your 2014 tax return. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements, all other tax-related documents you received (1099-R, 1099-MISC, etc.), and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $55000; You are self-employed with inventory or expenses over $10,000; you use your home for business and want to declare part of your home as a business expense; you are the owner of a working farm; you are in the military and had non-taxable combat pay.

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Gardening with Spirit

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Backyard Abundance

Contact Person: Fred Meyer

Contact Phone: 319-325-6810

Second Contact Name: Jen Kardos

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-6810

Open to the public

Details: This event kicks off a series of monthly “Gardening with Spirit” gatherings hosted throughout the year by Backyard Abundance. At this kickoff event, attendees can learn if this program is a good fit for their goals and meet people through their favorite books. Attendees are encouraged to bring books that helped deepen bonds with nature. The event is free and open to everyone; no registration is necessary. Most everyone has experienced a divine presence in nature. Participants will deepen these spiritual experiences through hands-on gardening and in-depth discussions in our shared outdoor cathedral. Together participants will explore many topics and questions… * How can natural settings increase the benefits of prayer, journeying, ritual, and meditation? * What are effective responses to the Pope's Eco-Encyclical, an urgent call for personal actions that mitigate climate change? * What is the human role in nature? * How can we collaborate with unseen beings to become a beneficial, healing element in ecosystem health? The gatherings are open to any spiritual practice, but an inquisitive mind and compassionate heart are required. Learn more about the locations and topics at the Backyard Abundance website: http://www.backyardabundance.org

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Jewish Force for Peace

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Jewish Force for Peace

Contact Person: Lisa Heineman

Contact Phone: 319-321-1223

Second Contact Name: Glenn Ehrstine

Second Contact Phone: 319-621-2692

Closed to the public

Details: Discussion

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March 3, 2016

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NHA Digital Mapping project

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Contact Person: Erin Hackathorn

Contact Phone: 319-335-4034

Second Contact Name: Teresa Mangum

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-4034

Open to the public

Details: The NHA is interested in creating a digital mapping project of humanities organizations in the corridor area and this meeting would be a chance for all of the groups to meet and discuss the project.

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Preschool Storytime: Dr. Seuss

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: Today we're celebrating Dr. Seuss' birthday! Stop by for some wonderful well know classic stories from one of our favorite picture book author/illustrators!

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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Wii Gaming for School-age Children

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk, Intern

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

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Obermann Graduate Institute Public Engagement Symposium

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Obermann Center

Contact Person: Jennifer New

Contact Phone: 319-335-4034

Second Contact Name: Erin Hackathorn

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-1226

Open to the public

Details: Opening events of symposium focused on public/university engagement work.

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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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Students for Hillary phonebank

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Students for Hillary

Contact Person: Trenton Seubert

Contact Phone: 319-213-0463

Second Contact Name: Lauren Freeman

Second Contact Phone: 319-210-7664

Closed to the public

Details: phonebank for Hillary Clinton

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March 4, 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: Balance Yoga with Stacey (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: Join Stacey Kelly, Balance Yoga studio. Stacey will teach you and your baby, poses, songs, and games...all with the benefits of yoga! We ask that there be a lap for every baby. To watch for happenings in the community and studio class schedules visit Balance Yoga's Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Balance-Yoga-by-Stacey-Kelly-1176443599037099/

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Book Babies: Balance Yoga with Stacey (pm)

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-6016

Open to the public

Details: Join Stacey Kelly, Balance Yoga studio. Stacey will teach you and your baby, poses, songs, and games...all with the benefits of yoga! We ask that there be a lap for every baby. To watch for happenings in the community and studio class schedules visit Balance Yoga's Facebook page: http://www.westmusic.com/in-our-stores/early-childhood-education/splt.htm

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Obermann Center Graduate Institute Symposium

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Obermann Center

Contact Person: Jennifer New

Contact Phone: 319-335-4034

Second Contact Name: Erin Hackathorn

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-4034

Open to the public

Details: Symposium on public engagement - celebration of 10 years of UI program that helps grad students connect public engagement to scholarship and teaching - day includes panels and workshops - all events are free and open.

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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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Sabbath Fellowship

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Time for Truth 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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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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