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January 23, 2016

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JC Dems Caucus Chair Pick Up

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Johnson County Democrats

Contact Person: Martha Hedberg

Contact Phone: 319-621-9687

Second Contact Name: Jim Tate

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-5156

Open to the public

Details: Precinct caucus chairs will pick up caucus packets and have access to specialists for caucus questions.

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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

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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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 24, 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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Boy Scouts Wolf Den meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Wolf Den

Contact Person: Michelle Weckmann

Contact Phone: 319-331-5911

Second Contact Name: Chris Weckmann

Second Contact Phone: 319-331-4728

Closed to the public

Details: Den meeting for Boy Scout Wolf Den

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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

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Kappa League

Contact Person: Alex Lodge

Contact Phone: 3184369108

Second Contact Name: Boyd James

Second Contact Phone: 5636768861

Closed to the public

Details: Kappa League Discussion Meeting

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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: 319-338-7823

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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Yoga Practice

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Yoga Practice

Contact Person: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-6016

Second Contact Name: Elyse Miller

Second Contact Phone: 319-887-6003

Open to the public

Details: Yoga practice with Karen Gordon.

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Minecraft Jr.

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

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: 5637269958

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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Michael Dudley Bray for President

11:00 a.m. - 8:30 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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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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Humanitarian Educational Foundation Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: HEF-Humanitarian Educational Foundation

Contact Person: Bill Burress

Contact Phone: 563-579-3082

Second Contact Name: Bill Peterson

Second Contact Phone: 319-499-8109

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

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 E (2nd Floor)

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

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-

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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JC Dems Executive Committee

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Johnson County Democrats

Contact Person: Martha Hedberg

Contact Phone: 319-621-9687

Second Contact Name: Jim Tate

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-5156

Open to the public

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

 

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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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Moms Lead Team Training

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Moms Demand Action

Contact Person: Rebecca Truszkowski

Contact Phone: 319-331-3599

Second Contact Name: Shelly Kerr

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-8599

Closed to the public

Details: Moms Demand Action Lead Team Training

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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.

 

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January 30, 2016

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Field to Family Advisory Board Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Field to Family

Contact Person: Michelle Kenyon

Contact Phone: 319-325-2701

Second Contact Name: Alicia Ambler

Second Contact Phone: 319-541-0566

Open to the public

Details: Annual Advisory Board Meeting

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Family Storytime: with Karen

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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Crest Condominiums HOA meeting

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Crest Condominiums HOA

Contact Person: Jim Anson

Contact Phone: 319-331-6047

Second Contact Name: Carol Anson

Second Contact Phone: 319-331-6047

Closed to the public

Details: Annual meeting of the Crest Condominiums HOA.

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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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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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Music is the Word, Family Concert: Awful Purdies

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Open to the public

Details: Awful Purdies are an eclectic quintet of female multi-instrumentalists who take turns stepping up as songwriter and lead singer. For more information check out their website, http://www.awfulpurdies.com/

Today we're hosting a special family concert, the Awful Purdies. Stop by and warm up with some Purdy great tunes! 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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B.Y.O.Book -- Author Reading & Book Discussion - Anatomies, by Susan McCarty

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

Location: Rocky O'Brien's Public House in North Liberty

Staff or Desk Contact: Candice Smith

Contact Phone: 319-887-6031

Co-Sponsor: North Liberty Public Library

Co-Sponsor Contact: Emily O'Sheridan-Tabor

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-626-5803

Open to the public

Details: Join us for a special meet up, with North Liberty Public Library's BYOBook group and author Susan McCarty! We will be reading and discussing the book Anatomies, by Susan McCarty, of which author Matt Bell has this to say: "Few story collections cover so much territory, and the ones that try rarely do it so well. Intense, gorgeously written, both funny and heartbreaking, Anatomies will make its obsessions yours, thrilling you with McCarty’s unique vision of the world.” Best yet, the author will be in attendance, to give a short reading and take part in discussion! The event will begin around 5:30 pm at Rocky O'Brien's Public House, 720 Pacha Parkway Suite 8, in North Liberty. Copies of the book can be picked up at both libraries; questions about the book or event can be directed to Candice Smith, 319-887-6031, or Emily O'Sheridan Tabor, 319-626-5803. Registration is not required, but doing so will help give us an idea of how many people will be in attendance.

 

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January 31, 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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Arabic For Kids

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Ahlulbayt Center

Contact Person: Hayder Alalwan

Contact Phone: 3196215730

Closed to the public

Details: Teaching

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League of Women Voters of Johnson County Sunday Speaker Series

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

Second Contact Phone: 319-338-5218

Open to the public

Details: Jim Leach, former Congressman and University of Iowa Visiting Law Professor and Chair in Public Affairs, will launch a Sunday Speaker Series “Learn with the League.” Mr. Leach, who also served as National Endowment for the Humanities Chairman, will address "Civility in Politics." The League of Women Voters of Johnson County and the Iowa City Public Library are partnering on the Sunday Speakers Series to present the public information to strengthen our democracy and our communities.

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Sunday Fun Day: Feed the Birds

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: Help the birds in your neighborhood find a tasty winter snack! Visit the library to create bird feeders to hang on your trees. Then see how many types of birds visit your yard!

Fun activities for families to enjoy together.

 

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February 1, 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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IC Genealogical Society Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Iowa City Genealogical Society

Contact Person: Kathy Wachel

Contact Phone: 319-466-7506

Second Contact Name: Joanie Hindman

Second Contact Phone: 319-354-0455

Closed to the public

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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 Book End Closed at 5:30pm

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

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Closed to the public

Details: The Book End will close at 5:30pm on Monday, February 1.

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Democratic Caucus Precinct 20

5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Johnson County Democrats

Contact Phone: 319.337.8683

Co-Sponsor Contact: John Deeth

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-530-6669

Open to the public

 

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February 2, 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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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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University of Iowa Sorority House Directors

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: UI Sorority House Directors

Contact Person: Beth Palmer

Contact Phone: 319-330-3660

Closed to the public

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Age of Love Movie Screening

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa City Senior Center

Contact Person: Michelle Buhman

Contact Phone: 319-356-5222

Second Contact Name: Emily Light

Second Contact Phone: 319-356-5224

Open to the public

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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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Riverside Theatre Comedy lecture

4:15 p.m. - 5:15 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 comedy, Line of Descent, speaks on the art and history of theatrical comedy

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Peace Corps Information Session: Make a Difference!

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Peace Corps

Contact Person: Meredith Mahy Gall

Contact Phone: 319-335-0347

Open to the public

Details: Make a difference in the lives of others and your own. Serving in the Peace Corps is a great way to use your skills to help a community in need, immerse yourself in a new culture, learn a new language, and have the experience of a lifetime. Join us at this Information Session to learn about Volunteer experiences, the benefits (all expenses are paid), have your questions answered, and gain tips to guide you through the application process. Returned Volunteers will share their stories.

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MITW: Yahoo Drummers

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

Location: Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Gymnastics Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Robert A. Lee Rec Center

Contact Phone: 319-356-5100

Open to the public

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

 

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February 3, 2016

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Contact Person: Chanel Meredith

Contact Phone: 319-337-2145

Second Contact Name: Amanda Remington

Second Contact Phone: 319-337-2145

Closed to the public

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ICPL Tech Help

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Preschool Storytime: with Kathy

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy

Contact Phone: 319-356-5249

Closed to the public

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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

Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

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

Open to the public

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

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The Kingdom Center

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: The Kingdom Center

Contact Person: Nikia Adams

Contact Phone: 319-621-7671

Closed to the public

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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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Riverside Theatre program

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Riverside Theatre

Contact Person: Sam Osheroff, Artistic Director

Contact Phone: 941-993-5319

Open to the public

 

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February 4, 2016

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Orientation

9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Big Brothers Big Sisters

Contact Person: Chanel Meredith

Contact Phone: 319-337-2145

Second Contact Name: Amanda Remington

Second Contact Phone: 319-337-2145

Closed to the public

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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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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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No TPP

11:45 a.m. - 1:15 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Flush the TPP - Iowa City

Contact Person: Dawn Jones

Contact Phone: 319-646-6712

Second Contact Name: Barbara Zilles

Second Contact Phone: 319-358-0775

Open to the public

Details: Two minute talks and songs by local people about the effects of the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal will have if passed.

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Wii Gaming for School-age Children

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk, Intern

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

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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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Music is the Word/Black History Month film screening: "Bessie"

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: Queen Latifah stars as legendary blues singer Bessie Smith in this HBO Films presentation, directed by acclaimed filmmaker Dee Rees. The film focuses on Smith's transformation from a struggling young singer into "The Empress of the Blues," who became one of the most successful recording artists of the 1920s and 1930s. (2015) 112 min.

 

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February 5, 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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Sustainability Teach-In

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Obermann Center for Advanced Studies

Contact Person: Teresa Mangum, Director

Contact Phone: 319-335-4034

Open to the public

Details: Sponsored by the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies at the University of Iowa

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Music is the Word, Book Babies: West Music’s Sing, Play, and Grow!  (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: Today West Music's early childhood music and movement program, Sing & Play & Grow 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.westmusic.com/in-our-stores/early-childhood-education/splt.htm

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ICN #565808 - DHU Confidential Hearing

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 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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Music is the Word, Book Babies: West Music’s Sing, Play, and Grow!  (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: Today West Music's early childhood music and movement program, Sing & Play & Grow 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.westmusic.com/in-our-stores/early-childhood-education/splt.htm

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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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Totally Tweens: Camp-In

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Too cold to camp you say? Join us in the library for an indoor camping experience. Tell a ghost story, play a game and enjoy making s'mores. Registration and permission slip required. Please visit the Children's Desk for a permission slip.

Date of publication

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Department