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January 16, 2016

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Conscious Birth Summit 2016

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

Meeting Rooms A, B, C, D

Group Name: Iowa Birth Organization

Contact Person: Kristin Bergman

Contact Phone: 319-621-0335

Second Contact Name: Jenn Bowen

Second Contact Phone: 319-594-2205

Open to the public

Details: Empowered, evidence-based healthy childbirth informative community event.

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Family Storytime: with Morgan

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: 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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Explore Your iPad

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Come to get an overview of the iPad and explore navigation, important settings, native applications, and much more. This class is designed for a person that is new to using an iPad. Space is limited so register online or by calling 356-5200.

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Iowa Abortion Access Fund Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Iowa Abortion Access Fund

Contact Person: Heather Dee

Contact Phone: 319-560-3875

Second Contact Name: Laura McGraw

Second Contact Phone: 319-721-5410

Closed to the public

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iPad Tips & Tricks

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Learn useful tips and tricks for making the most out of your iPad. The class will go over customizing your device, keeping your iPad safe, getting the most out of your memory, and much more! Taught by an ICPL Librarian. Space is limited so register online or by calling 356-5200. **** It is suggested that you take Explore your iPad before registering for this class ****

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Saturday Dungeons and Dragons

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 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

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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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

 

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January 17, 2016

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Open Meditation Group

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Open Meditation Group

Contact Person: Andres Carlstein

Contact Phone: 917-952-4591

Second Contact Name: Adam Jaschen

Second Contact Phone: 515-681-8878

Open to the public

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

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Conscious Birth Summit 2016

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

Meeting Rooms A, B, C, D

Group Name: Iowa City Doulas

Contact Person: Kristin Bergman

Contact Phone: 319-621-0336

Second Contact Name: Jenn Bowen

Second Contact Phone: 319-594-2203

Open to the public

Details: The 10th Annual childbirth educational event.

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Sunday Fun Day: Winter Marshmallow Fun!

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: Come make a snowman and other wintery fun out of marshmallows! This is a fun lick and stick art project that you can keep-or eat!

Fun activities for families to enjoy together.

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Kappa Alpha Psi Chapter Meeting

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: 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: Chapter Meeting for Kappa Alpha Psi

 

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January 18, 2016

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Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

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

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ICPL Tech Help

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Toddler Storytime: with 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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MLK Day ON!

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B,

Meeting Room C

Group Name: The Herky CARES Project

Contact Person: Erin McFerrin

Contact Phone: 319-335-9230

Second Contact Name: Kate Fitzgerald

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-3700

Open to the public

Details: Come celebrate the National Day of Service with students from the University of Iowa, Kids Against Hunger, and the Johnson County Crisis Center by making food and care packages for those who need them!

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MLK Day ON! (Site #2)

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: MLK Day ON!

Contact Person: Erin McFerrin

Contact Phone: 319-335-5441

Second Contact Name: Kate Fitzgerald

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-3700

Closed to the public

Details: Students from UI will be making crafts for residents of Ecumenical Towers, an apartment community for the elderly, while learning about issues and challenges the elderly face in America.

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Teen Center School's Out 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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League of Women Voters of Johnson County Board Meeting

1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: League of Women Voters of Johnson County

Contact Person: Gaylen Wobeter

Contact Phone: 319-338-5218

Second Contact Name: Nancy Lynch

Second Contact Phone: 319-338-3818

Closed to the public

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

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Totally Tweens: Fired Up

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Morgan

Contact Phone: 319-887-6044

Open to the public

Details: Enjoy your day off by painting a ceramic bowl with our friends from Fired Up. Bowls may be picked up the following week at the library. Paint and bowls provided. Wear old clothes! Please register below.

For children in grades 3rd-6th.

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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 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday. 

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January 19, 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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iPad Tips & Tricks

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Learn useful tips and tricks for making the most out of your iPad. The class will go over customizing your device, keeping your iPad safe, getting the most out of your memory, and much more! Taught by an ICPL Librarian. Space is limited so register online or by calling 356-5200. **** It is suggested that you take Explore your iPad before registering for this class ****

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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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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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The Iowa Reef

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: The Iowa Reef

Contact Person: Deanne Wortman

Contact Phone: 319-321-1882

Second Contact Name: Clar Baldus

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-6148

Open to the public

Details: An info meeting for those interested in participating in creating the Iowa Reef, a part of Margaret Wertheim's Global Crochet Coral Reef project

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Izzys Oily Club Meeting

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Izzys Oily Club

Contact Person: Manda Brown

Contact Phone: 319-325-6486

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-6486

Open to the public

Details: A monthly meeting of all the ladies in our oily club, we will be making things to take home and I will be talking to them about the month ahead.

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SCA Shire Arts & Science night

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Society for Creative Anachronism

Contact Person: Cindy Wilson

Contact Phone: 319-627-4852

Open to the public

Details: monthly arts and science night for the shire members to work on projects

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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: 319-331-0410

Second Contact Name: Joanne Seeburger

Second Contact Phone: 319- 331-0473

Closed to the public

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January 20, 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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Arc of Southeast Iowa Job Fair

11:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Arc of Southeast Iowa

Contact Person: Evelyn Charles

Contact Phone: 319-351-5017

Second Contact Name: Jorja Ludeking

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-0028

Open to the public

Details: Looking for a few hours of work? Apply to work with individuals with disabilities in their homes, at their job site, and in the community. Come and learn more about The Arc of Southeast Iowa!

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Money Smart Week Planning Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Staff or Desk Contact: Maeve Clark

Contact Phone: 319-887-6004

Closed to the public

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Music Is The Word: German POWs Making Music in Iowa During the Second World War

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: A lunch talk by Kelsey Kramer, a PhD student in Musicology at the University of Iowa and a staff member at the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights.

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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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Iowa City Climate Advocates January Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Iowa City Climate Advocates

Contact Person: Eric Johnson

Contact Phone: 319-400-9903

Second Contact Name: Peter Rolnick

Second Contact Phone: 660-342-2671

Open to the public

Details: Iowa City Climate Advocates will be holding their monthly climate change meeting. The first part of the meeting will feature a discussion about the commonalities between labor organizers and environmentalism, with two leaders from labor groups. We will also be planning a presentation on the Paris climate talks.

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Her Campus Interest Meeting

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Her Campus at Iowa

Contact Person: Kylie Kreischer

Contact Phone: 630-450-4534

Second Contact Name: Sarah Nelson

Second Contact Phone: 515-249-7911

Open to the public

Details: We are holding this meeting to invite interested members to hear about our organization before joining.

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January 21, 2016

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Music is the Word, Preschool Storytime: with Marc Falk

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Open to the public

Details: Marc Falk, a music professor at Coe College and founder of Iowa City's Outdoor Adventure Camps will present a concert of fun and interactive music for kids and parents. Featuring songs about animals, authors, food, Iowa City,the ICPL, and more! Part of the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City.

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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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United States Probation Office Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: United States Probation Office

Contact Person: Dan Caropreso

Contact Phone: 515-284-6317

Second Contact Name: Alan Drury

Second Contact Phone: 515-284-6406

Closed to the public

Details: USPO Meeting

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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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2016 Planning

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Sculptrons

Contact Person: Emily McMahon

Contact Phone: 319-930-8765

Second Contact Name: Katy Brown

Second Contact Phone: 319-530-0618

Closed to the public

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33rd Annual Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission

Contact Person: Jessica Bristow

Contact Phone: 319-356-5243

Second Contact Name: Bob Miklo

Second Contact Phone: 319-356-5240

Open to the public

Details: 2016 Historic Preservation Awards Ceremony

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January 22, 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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United States Probation Office Meeting

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: United States Probation Office

Contact Person: Dan Caropreso

Contact Phone: 515-284-6317

Second Contact Name: Alan Drury

Second Contact Phone: 515-284-6406

Closed to the public

Details: USPO Meeting

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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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Michael Dudley Bray for President

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Michael Dudley Bray for President

Contact Person: Michael Bray

Contact Phone: 319-351-3439

Open to the public

Details: Meet and greet with a presidential candidate. Ask me how we are going to pay off the 17 trillion dollar debt. I would need 2 terms or 8 years to pay off the debt.

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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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Iowa Writers' House Presents

2:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Contact Person: Michelle Edwards

Contact Phone: 319-573-1037

Second Contact Name: fg

Second Contact Phone: 319-351-4888

Closed to the public

Details: Great Green Room

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The Caucus Experience and Introducing Resolutions

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: UUSIC Racial Justice Circle and AFSC

Contact Person: Alison Oliver

Contact Phone: 319-331-3902

Second Contact Name: Kathleen McQuillen

Second Contact Phone: 525-710-9902

Open to the public

Details: This is an educational training to learn more about the caucus experience with a particular focus on how to introduce and pass resolutions. The caucus experience can be a venue to generate dialogue and mobilization for social justice.

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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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January 23, 2016

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Dreamwell Theatre Board Retreat

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Help Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Dreamwell Theatre

Co-Sponsor Contact: Stephen Polchert

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-354-9386

Closed to the public

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Retro Saturday Morning Cartoons

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: Come watch some children's cartoons from the 80's on a Saturday morning! Pajamas, stuffed animals and pillows are welcome. We may even have cereal for you to enjoy! Saturday Morning Cartoons is recommended for all ages of kids, but parents are asked to sit with their younger children.

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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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Let's Make Something!: Tiny Food

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: We're going to make tiny food, and have a tiny food party. Tiny food? It's regular food only smaller. Like tiny cupcakes or tiny pizzas.

For students in grades 7-12

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Music is the Word, Family Concert: Jim Gill

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

Location: Englert Theatre

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-

Open to the public

Details: Today at the Englert we will be hosting a wonderful family musician, picture book author and child development specialist, Jim Gill. Get ready to sing, dance and play together with this fantastic award winning musician! We will be meeting at the Englert.

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

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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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January 24, 2016

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League of Women Voters of Johnson County Caucus Education

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: League of Women Voters of Johnson County

Contact Person: Linda Schreiber

Contact Phone: 319-936-8600

Second Contact Name: Patty McCarthy

Second Contact Phone: 319-354-4311

Open to the public

Details: The League of Women Voters of Johnson County offers information for the public about how to caucus to encourage voters to participate in the Iowa Caucuses on February 1, 2016.

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Sunday Fun Day: Create a Winter Mittens Craft

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: Fun activities for families to enjoy together.

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Kappa League Discussion Meeting

3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Kappa League

Contact Person: Alex Lodge

Contact Phone: 318-436-9108

Second Contact Name: Boyd James

Second Contact Phone: 563-676-8861

Closed to the public

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January 25, 2016

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United Way (UWJWC) Agency Director meeting

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: United Way of Johnson & Washington Counties

Contact Person: Jodi Covington

Contact Phone: 3193387823

Second Contact Name: Patti Fields

Second Contact Phone: 319-338-7823

Open to the public

Details: Quarter Director meeting to discuss events and trends.

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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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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

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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Memoir Group

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Memoir Group

Contact Person: Sharon Beckman

Contact Phone: 646-263-5708

Second Contact Name: Ron Pile

Second Contact Phone: 608-217-0025

Closed to the public

Details: Members read personal essays and get feedback

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Music Is The Word: Dalí Quartet - String Quartet Residency Program Concert: Classical Roots, Latin Soul

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa String Quartet Residency Program

Co-Sponsor Contact: Elizabeth Oakes

Open to the public

Details: The Dalí Quartet’s captivating performances of traditional string quartet and Latin-American repertoire create an extraordinary concert experience that takes listeners on an eclectic journey of rhythm and sound.

 

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January 26, 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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Iowa PTAP Market Research

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: ISU PTAP

Contact Person: Melissa Burant

Contact Phone: 563-726-9958

Second Contact Name: Julie Fagle

Second Contact Phone: 319-361-9101

Open to the public

Details: Learn how to conduct Market Research to identify your government target market.

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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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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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January 27, 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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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

Details: Meeting

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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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YMCA Camp Wapsie Information night

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: YMCA Camp Wapsie

Contact Person: Paul Denowski

Contact Phone: 319-435-2577

Open to the public

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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

Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

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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Iowa City Historic Foodies

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Iowa City Historic Foodies

Contact Person: Tammy Bauer

Contact Phone: 319-335-3966

Second Contact Name: Maeve Clark

Second Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Meeting of locals interested in food history and preparation using cookbooks and other resources.

 

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January 28, 2016

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Iowa City Downtown District

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

Meeting Room B

Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy

Contact Phone: 319-356-5249

Co-Sponsor Contact: Nancy Bird

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-354-0863

Closed to the public

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

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Preschool Big & Little Storytime

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Open to the public

Details: This dog is BIG, these dogs are little! Are they in sweaters? Today at preschool storytime we will have some very special furry guests, pugs, Fifi and Frank and Irish Wolfhound, Nuala. We will be reading books, learning about and meeting our furry friends.

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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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Family Team Meeting

11:15 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Iowa DHS

Contact Person: Carol Northrop

Contact Phone: 217-440-3115

Closed to the public

Details: Conduct a Family Team Meeting for a DHS client

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PLRO-IC Meeting

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

Meeting Rooms B & C

Group Name: PLRO-IC

Contact Person: Colin Fowler

Contact Phone: 319-530-9516

Second Contact Name: David Schwindt

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-0907

Closed to the public

Details: Union Meeting

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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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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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Riverside Theatre Comedy lecture

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Riverside Theatre

Contact Person: Sam Osheroff

Contact Phone: 941 993 5319

Second Contact Name: Irena Saric

Second Contact Phone: 319-887 1360

Open to the public

Details: William McCauley, playwright of the new play Line of Descent, speaks on the art and history of theatrical comedy

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ISAH Volunteer Training

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: ISAH

Contact Person: Alexandria Skalla

Contact Phone: 319-335-6003

Second Contact Name: Katryn Duarte

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-6003

Closed to the public

Details: Training for the Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline volunteers.

 

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January 29, 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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Great Green Room write-in

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Great Green Room

Contact Person: Sarah Prineas

Contact Phone: 319-541-7799

Second Contact Name: Michelle Edwards

Second Contact Phone: 319-351-4888

Open to the public

Details: Intensive writing session for children's literature group

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Book Babies: with Karen (am)

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Book Babies: with Karen (pm)

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-3402

Open to the public

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

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Spanish Book Club - Diario de un genio by Salvador Dalí

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

Meeting Room B

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 B. This month, the Book Club will discuss Diario de un genio by Salvador Dalí. Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Date of publication

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

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