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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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Eckhart Tolle Group

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Eckhart Tolle Group

Contact Person: Janis Russell

Contact Phone: 319-338-6716

Second Contact Name: Scott Wilcox

Second Contact Phone: 319-430-4908

Open to the public

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

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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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Saturday Dungeons and Dragons

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Music is the Word, Family Concert: Awful Purdies

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: 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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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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B.Y.O.Book -- Author Reading & Book Discussion “Anatomies” with author Susan McCarty

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

Location: Rocky O'Brien's Public House, 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 discussing her book “Anatomies.” Susan will join us 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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Zeta Phi Beta meeting

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Zeta Phi Beta

Contact Person: Senada Simpson

Contact Phone: 815-618-8847

Second Contact Name: Jasmine Porter

Second Contact Phone: 708-603-6249

Closed to the public

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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: 319-621-5730

Closed to the public

Details: Teaching

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League of Women Voters of Johnson County Sunday Speaker Series: Jim Leach

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 from pine cones to hang on your trees. Then see how many types of birds visit your yard! CAUTION We will be using peanut butter to make these pine cone bird feeders.

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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Shire Business Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Society for Creative Anachronism

Contact Person: Dennis Coleman

Contact Phone: 319-621-8034

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 at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Gymnastics Room

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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Her Campus Meeting

8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Her Campus

Contact Person: Sarah Nelson

Contact Phone: 515-249-7911

Second Contact Name: Kylie Kreischer

Second Contact Phone: 630-450-4534

Closed to the public

 

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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

Details: Meeting of Board of Directors of Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.

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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

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 with Elizabeth

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Senior Tech Zone

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Johnson County Livable Communities

Co-Sponsor Phone: 338-0515

Open to the public

Details: Want to learn how to use Google or make better searches? Or would you like to try your hand at Facebook, blogging or learn how to scan? Or maybe you just need some extra help using a computer. Come join your peers for a two-hour drop in session, no sign-up needed and it is free!

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ACT Brainstorming Session

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: ACT

Contact Person: Audra M. King

Contact Phone: 319-337-1156

Closed to the public

Details: ACT's Brand Operations team will be brainstorming and process mapping for upcoming projects.

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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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Iowa City Smash Weekly

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Iowa City Smash Weekly

Contact Person: Rene Castaneda

Contact Phone: 319-541-1682

Second Contact Name: Mike Robinson

Second Contact Phone: 319-541-1682

Open to the public

Details: Playing Super Smash Brothers. Melee, Project M, and Super Smash Brothers WiiU.

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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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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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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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Human Rights Education for Peace and Justice

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: U of I Center for Human Rights

Contact Person: Amy Weismann

Contact Phone: 319-499-8435

Open to the public

Details: Kristi Rudelius-Palmer speaking on human rights education and state standards.

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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.

 

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February 6, 2016

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Family Storytime with Miss Angie: Celebrate Black History Month

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Storytime includes both shorter and longer stories combined with action games and activities centered on the theme of Black History Month. Family Storytime is recommended for all ages, but parents are asked to sit with their younger children. Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

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

Open to the public

Details: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library's Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist people with simple tax returns. You must bring a copy of your 2013 Federal and Iowa income tax returns if you have filed those tax returns. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $53000; You are self-employed; You have sold securities (stocks and bonds) in 2014; You have earned income from other states - i.e. non-Iowa sources of income; You are a non-resident of the United States. Please call the Library at 356-5200 for more information.

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Saturday Dungeons and Dragons

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Music is the Word / Black History Month: Gospel Explosion Ministry's Choirs

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

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

 

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February 7, 2016

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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

Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN),

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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ECKANKAR Training meeting

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: ECKANKAR in Iowa

Contact Person: James Surratt

Contact Phone: 319-321-8218

Second Contact Name: Joyce Chrystal

Second Contact Phone: 319-310-1898

Closed to the public

Details: Member Training Meeting

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James Gang Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: The James Gang

Contact Person: Cassandra Elton

Contact Phone: 908-868-5142

Second Contact Name: Katie Heffner

Second Contact Phone: 319-333-2110

Open to the public

Details: The James Gang is a local non-profit that helps other non-profits go public.

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Learn about the UN Paris Climate Change Talks

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa UNA

Contact Person: Katy Hansen

Contact Phone: 319-466-3119

Second Contact Name: Jim Olson

Second Contact Phone: 319-337-7290

Open to the public

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

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

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Services Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

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

 

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February 8, 2016

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ICPL Tech Help

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Toddler Storytime: with Nancy

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Specifically planned for toddlers or young preschoolers. The same program is performed Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Ideal for young children with short attention spans who need short stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes.

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Yoga Practice

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Yoga Practice

Contact Person: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-6016

Second Contact Name: Elyse Miller

Second Contact Phone: 319-887-6003

Open to the public

Details: Yoga practice with Karen Gordon.

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Women Helping Women WINN

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: WHWW

Contact Person: Marissa Marriott

Contact Phone: 501-944-0757

Second Contact Name: Sabrina Rogers

Second Contact Phone: 920-723-0112

Closed to the public

Details: Professional Women's Referral Group

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Iowa KidsNet Foster Care Information Session

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa KidsNet

Contact Person: Ashley Hart

Contact Phone: 952-237-3528

Second Contact Name: Addie Martinez

Second Contact Phone: 319-784-2148

Open to the public

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

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Bicyclists of Iowa City Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Bicyclists of Iowa City

Contact Person: Andrew Alberts

Contact Phone: 319-558-7207

Second Contact Name: Mary Copper

Second Contact Phone: 319-430-7169

Closed to the public

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Dreamwell Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Dreamwell Theatre

Contact Person: Stephen Polchert

Contact Phone: 319-354-9386

Second Contact Name: Matt Falduto

Second Contact Phone: 319-330-1054

Closed to the public

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Iowa City Astronomy Club

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: IC Astronomy Club

Contact Person: Dan Bastemeyer

Contact Phone: 319-338-3618

Second Contact Name: Jim Baker

Second Contact Phone: 319-688-9853

Open to the public

Details: Monthly Meeting

 

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February 9, 2016

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Johnson County Livable Community Transportation Action Team

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Johnson County Livable Community Transportation Action Team

Contact Person: Harry Olmstead

Contact Phone: 319-338-2931

Second Contact Name: Jill Wenger

Second Contact Phone: 319-679-2718

Open to the public

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ICN #565837 - DHU Confidential Hearing

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: DHU Confidential Hearing

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Closed to the public

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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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UAY Job Shop

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Co-Sponsor: United Action For Youth

Co-Sponsor Contact: Ashley Lindley

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-338-7518

Open to the public

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

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Library-Community Writing Center

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Iowa Writers' House Presents: The Violet Realm

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

Meeting Room B

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Iowa Writers' House

Co-Sponsor Contact: Andrea Wilson

Co-Sponsor Phone: 786-612-5551

Open to the public

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

 

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February 10, 2016

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ICPL Tech Help

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Preschool Storytime: with Kathy

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Music on Wednesday @ICPL: Preucil School of Music

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

Lobby, Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: ICPL

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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

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Bus Service Focus Group

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Community Transportation Committee

Contact Person: Laura Jackson

Contact Phone: 641-485-5376

Second Contact Name: Jeremy Endsley

Second Contact Phone: 916-599-9399

Open to the public

Details: The Community Transportation Committee (CTC) is conducting focus groups to determine which bus routes and what hours are most in demand to be extended in order to provide this information to the city of Iowa City.

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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

Computer Lab, Meeting Room D & E

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

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

Open to the public

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

 

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February 11, 2016

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Music is the Word: Preschool Valentine's Dance

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey/Angie

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Senior Tech Zone

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Johnson County Livable Communities

Co-Sponsor Phone: 338-0515

Open to the public

Details: Want to learn how to use Google or make better searches? Or would you like to try your hand at Facebook, blogging or learn how to scan? Or maybe you just need some extra help using a computer. Come join your peers for a two-hour drop in session, no sign-up needed and it is free!

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Eastern Iowa Regional Meeting

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Planned Parenthood of the Heartland

Contact Person: Dana Stuehling

Contact Phone: 515-235-0442

Closed to the public

Details: Regional Meeting

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

3:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Totally Tweens: Cupcake Wars

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

*For children in grades 3rd-6th

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Arts Iowa City Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Arts Iowa City

Contact Person: Dan Cummins

Contact Phone: 847-533-8202

Second Contact Name: Laurie Cummins

Second Contact Phone: 847-533-9169

Closed to the public

Details: Arts IC Board Meeting

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

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

Part of the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City. Information about other events available at http://www.icpl.org/mitw

 

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February 12, 2016

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Kirkwood English Conversation Club

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Staff or Desk Contact: Kirkwood Community College

Contact Phone: 319.887.3656

Open to the public

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

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

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Facebook Basics and Beyond

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Luncheon with Margaret Wertheim

11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

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

Contact Person: Leslie Weatherhead

Contact Phone: 319-335-2131

Open to the public

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

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Eastern Iowa Salesforce User Group

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Eastern Iowa Salesforce User Group

Contact Person: Don Baumgartner

Contact Phone: 314-971-0313

Second Contact Name: Stacy Jacobs

Second Contact Phone: 775-250-5856

Closed to the public

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

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

Date of publication

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

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