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February 6, 2016

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Family Storytime with Miss Angie: Celebrate Black History Month

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 centered on the theme of Black History Month. Family Storytime is recommended for all ages, but parents are asked to sit with their younger children. Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 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 2013 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 2014; 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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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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Music is the Word / Black History Month: Gospel Explosion Ministry's Choirs

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Join the Gospel Explosion Ministry's Praise and Worship Team, GEM Teen Mime Ministry and Precious GEM'S as they share hymns and gospel songs.

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February 7, 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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ECKANKAR Training meeting

12:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: ECKANKAR in Iowa

Contact Person: James Surratt

Contact Phone: 319-321-8218

Second Contact Name: Joyce Chrystal

Second Contact Phone: 319-310-1898

Closed to the public

Details: Member Training Meeting

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James Gang Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: The James Gang

Contact Person: Cassandra Elton

Contact Phone: 908-868-5142

Second Contact Name: Katie Heffner

Second Contact Phone: 319-333-2110

Open to the public

Details: The James Gang is a local non-profit that helps other non-profits go public. This is our monthly board meeting.

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Learn about the UN Paris Climate Change Talks

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa UNA

Contact Person: Katy Hansen

Contact Phone: 319-466-3119

Second Contact Name: Jim Olson

Second Contact Phone: 319-337-7290

Open to the public

Details: The event will feature a panel of those who attended the Paris Climate Change talks in December. We will also have a pot luck.

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SIT, STAY, R.E.A.D. with Therapy Dogs of Johnson County

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Services Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Come read aloud to trained therapy dogs. Read four times to earn a new book!

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February 8, 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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Women Helping Women WINN

6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: WHWW

Contact Person: Marissa Marriott

Contact Phone: 5019440757

Second Contact Name: Sabrina Rogers

Second Contact Phone: 9207230112

Closed to the public

Details: Professional Women's Referral Group

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Iowa KidsNet Foster Care Information Session

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa KidsNet

Contact Person: Ashley Hart

Contact Phone: 952-237-3528

Second Contact Name: Addie Martinez

Second Contact Phone: 319-784-2148

Open to the public

Details: Come join Iowa KidsNet to learn more about foster care in your community. Attendees will learn about the need for foster parents in Iowa City as well as the process to become licensed for foster care. Light refreshments will be provided. All are welcome. Please contact Ashley Hart at ahart@fouroaks.org with questions or visit www.iowakidsnet.com.

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Bicyclists of Iowa City Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Bicyclists of Iowa City

Contact Person: Andrew Alberts

Contact Phone: 319-558-7207

Second Contact Name: Mary Copper

Second Contact Phone: 319-430-7169

Closed to the public

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Dreamwell Theatre Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Dreamwell Theatre

Contact Person: Stephen Polchert

Contact Phone: 319-354-9386

Second Contact Name: Matt Falduto

Second Contact Phone: 319-330-1054

Closed to the public

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Iowa City Astronomy Club

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: IC Astronomy Club

Contact Person: Dan Bastemeyer

Contact Phone: 319-338-3618

Second Contact Name: Jim Baker

Second Contact Phone: 319-688-9853

Open to the public

Details: Monthly Meeting

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February 9, 2016

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Johnson County Livable Community Transportation Action Team

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Johnson County Livable Community Transportation Action Team

Contact Person: Harry Olmstead

Contact Phone: 319-338-2931

Second Contact Name: Jill Wenger

Second Contact Phone: 319-679-2718

Open to the public

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ICN #565837 - DHU Confidential Hearing

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.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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Summer of the Arts/ICCD Meeting

9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Summer of the Arts

Contact Person: Lisa Barnes

Contact Phone: 319-337-7944

Second Contact Name: Shane Schemmel

Second Contact Phone: 319-337-7944

Open to the public

Details: Meeting between members of the Iowa City Downtown District and Summer of the Arts to discuss 2016 festivals.

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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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Iowa City City Councilor Rockne Cole Transportation Listening Post Wants and needs

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Contact Person: Joy Beadleston

Contact Phone: 319-594-9879

Second Contact Name: Rockne Cole

Second Contact Phone: 319-621-6307

Open to the public

Details: Opportunity for the community to speak on issues of transportation with Rockne Cole.

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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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UAY Job Shop

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Co-Sponsor: United Action For Youth

Co-Sponsor Contact: Ashley Lindley

Open to the public

Details: Job Shop is a program where teens ages 12-17 years can receive free help from UAY staff to search for jobs. At Job Shop we aim to help you gain the skills you need to succeed in the workforce. We can help you search for available jobs, complete job applications, create a resume, and prepare for job interviews. We will be available at the Iowa City Public Library the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30pm-5:30pm. You can also receive Job Shop assistance during our drop-in hours every Thursday from 2pm-4pm at our 355 Iowa Avenue Youth Center location where we will be available to help!

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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

5:30 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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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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Slow Money Iowa Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Slow Money Iowa

Contact Person: Bryson Dean

Contact Phone: 319-541-8806

Second Contact Name: Theresa Carbrey

Second Contact Phone: 319-471-0042

Closed to the public

Details: Meeting of members of the Slow Money Iowa group

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February 10, 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: Preucil School of Music

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

Lobby, Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: ICPL

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Join musicians from the Preucil School of Music as they share their joy in music performance.

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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Bus Service Focus Group

1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. [CANCELLED]

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Community Transportation Committee

Contact Person: Laura Jackson

Contact Phone: 641-485-5376

Second Contact Name: Jeremy Endsley

Second Contact Phone: 916-599-9399

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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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Walk it Out- LGBT Group Meeting

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Walk It Out

Contact Person: Courtney Hawkins

Contact Phone: 4434188491

Second Contact Name: De'Shea Coney

Second Contact Phone: 9198009306

Open to the public

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Rotary District 6000 Meeting

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Rotary District 6000

Contact Person: Bill Burress

Contact Phone: 563-579-3082

Second Contact Phone: 319-

Closed to the public

Details: Meeting of HEF/FAMSCO

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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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The Kingdom Center

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: The Kingdom Center

Contact Person: Nikia Adams

Contact Phone: 319-621-7671

Closed to the public

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February 11, 2016

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Music is the Word: Preschool Valentine's Dance

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: Do you have a little someone special that would like to party down for Valentine's Day? Stop by ICPL for a special preschool Valentine's dance!

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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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Johnson County Affordable Housing Coalition

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Shelter House

Contact Person: Jeremy Endsley

Contact Phone: 916-599-9399

Open to the public

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Planned Parenthood of the Heartland  Eastern Iowa Regional Meeting

12:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

Contact Person: Dana Stuehling

Contact Phone: 515-235-0442

Closed to the public

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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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Totally Tweens: Cupcake Wars

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Can you decorate the sweetest cupcake? Show us your flair for design and enjoy eating your creations after the competition. Please register below. *Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions before participating. We may not be able to accommodate all restrictions.*

For children in grades 3rd-6th

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Arts Iowa City Board Meeting

5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Arts Iowa City

Contact Person: Dan Cummins

Contact Phone: 847-533-8202

Second Contact Name: Laurie Cummins

Second Contact Phone: 847-533-9169

Closed to the public

Details: Arts IC Board Meeting

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Music is the Word/ Black History Month Documentary: Twenty Feet From Stardom

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: The backup singer exists in a strange place in the pop music world; they are always in the shadow of the feature artists even when they are in front of them in concert while they provide a vital foundation for the music. Through interviews with veterans and concert footage, the history of these predominately African-American singers is explored through the rock era. 91 min (2013)

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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Walk it Out- LGBT Group Meeting

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Walk It Out

Contact Person: Courtney Hawkins

Contact Phone: 443-418-8491

Second Contact Name: De'Shea Coney

Second Contact Phone: 919-800-9306

Open to the public

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February 12, 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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Music is the Word, Book Babies: Preucil's Music Together

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: Music is the Word, Book Babies: Preucil School of Music’s, Music Together © Today Music Together © will be leading us in a special Book Babies program. Stop by to learn some new songs and have a great time singing and dancing together! For more information: http://www.preucil.org/musicTogether.html

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Facebook Basics and Beyond

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Are you currently using Facebook but would like to know more about the social media? Come to this session and we will discuss the Facebook interface, go over some privacy settings, and get a feel for how you can connect and stay connected with friends, family and some of your favorite organizations. Space is limited register online or by calling 356-5200.

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Luncheon with Margaret Wertheim

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. [CANCELLED]

Meeting Room A

Group Name: University of Iowa Office of Research & Economic Development

Contact Person: Leslie Weatherhead

Contact Phone: 319-335-2131

Open to the public

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Music is the Word, Book Babies: Preucil's Music Together

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: Music is the Word, Book Babies: Preucil School of Music’s, Music Together © Today Music Together © will be leading us in a special Book Babies program. Stop by to learn some new songs and have a great time singing and dancing together! For more information: http://www.preucil.org/musicTogether.html

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Eastern Iowa Salesforce User Group

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Eastern Iowa Salesforce User Group

Contact Person: Don Baumgartner

Contact Phone: 314-971-0313

Second Contact Name: Stacy Jacobs

Second Contact Phone: 775-250-5856

Closed to the public

Details: Users of Salesforce.com in Eastern Iowa meet on a regular basis to discuss relevant topics and present on new features.

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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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Love your Library Valentine

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

1st Floor Gallery

Staff or Desk Contact: Iowa City Public Library

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: While you are downtown for the Winter Weatherdance Celebration, stop by the Library and create a special Valentine to let us know why you Love your Library. Supplies are available in the 1st Floor Gallery for making a Valentine. Check out the Valentines on display to see why other community members Love their Library.

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Winter Weatherdance Snowflake Craft Activity

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Come make wintery snowflakes to enjoy indoors! These snowflakes will make a fun decoration to add to your windows during the cold winter season! This fun activity for families to enjoy together will take place in the Storytime Room. Free and open to the public.

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Winter Weatherdance Celebration - Inclement Weather Location

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

Lobby, Meeting Room C

Staff or Desk Contact: Iowa City Downtown District

Contact Phone: 319-354-0863

Co-Sponsor: OPN Architects

Co-Sponsor Contact: Hugh

Co-Sponsor Phone: 309-267-4373

Open to the public

Details: Winter Weatherdance, a collaborative public art installation, will demonstrate winter’s cold beauty through surreal, paper-thin, inhabitable ice sculptures throughout Iowa City’s pedestrian mall. Sculptures by architects from OPN Architects and art students from the University of Iowa will begin to take form by nightfall around 7 or 8 p.m. Molly’s Cupcakes and Yotopia will provide sweet treats for onlookers. In case of inclement weather, the sweet treats will be available in the Library's Lobby outside Meeting Room C.

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February 13, 2016

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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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Iowa City Community Theatre Audition for Agnes Of God

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: ICCT

Contact Person: J. Sazon

Contact Phone: 319-594-2887

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: 318-436-9108

Second Contact Name: Carnell Hayes

Second Contact Phone: 319-230-6444

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

Iowa City Public Library will be open 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the Presidents Day holiday.

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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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League of Women Voters of Johnson County 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

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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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6:00 p.m

The Iowa City Public Library will be closing early, at 6:00 p.m. in honor of the Presidents’ Day Holiday.  The Library's web page and catalog can be accessed 24 hours a day at www.icpl.org  Information about eCollections is available at icpl.org/eMedia

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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

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

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: 319-335-7598

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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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 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 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-

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

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

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

Date of publication

Thursday, February 04, 2016

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