March 12, 2016

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South Hampton Condo Board Annual Meeting

9:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: South Hampton Condo Board

Contact Person: Greg Truman

Contact Phone: 319-621-7363

Second Contact Name: Greg Truman

Second Contact Phone: 319-621-7363

Open to the public

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Eckankar Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: ECKANKAR in Iowa

Contact Person: James Surratt

Contact Phone: 319-321-8218

Second Contact Name: Joyce Chrystal

Second Contact Phone: 563-927-2754

Closed to the public

Details: Business Meeting and Training Workshop

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Storytime: with World's Miss Iowa, Meghan Flynn

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: Join Meghan Flynn, World's Miss Iowa 2016, for a fun Storytime. Stay afterwards to ask her questions and to get pictures taken!

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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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End

10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Open to the public

Details: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End, the Friends Foundation's used bookstore on the second floor of the Library.

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National Federation of the Blind of Iowa: Old Capitol Chapter

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Old Capital Chapter NFB

Contact Person: Tai Tomasi

Contact Phone: 515-710-4402

Second Contact Name: Inny Duncan

Second Contact Phone: 319-530-3635

Open to the public

Details: Monthly blindness advocacy group meeting. Open to anyone interested in issues involving visual impairment.

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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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Your Last Day of Freedom

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Family Support

Contact Person: Andrea Gibbs

Contact Phone: 319-931-7973

Second Contact Name: Tammy Moore

Second Contact Phone: 319-931-5113

Closed to the public

Details: Support Group

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Teen Center Weekend Tech Times

2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

 

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March 13, 2016

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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End

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

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Open to the public

Details: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End, the Friends Foundation's used bookstore on the second floor of the Library.

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Arabic For kids

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Ahlulbayt Center

Contact Person: Hayder Alalwan

Contact Phone: 3196215730

Closed to the public

Details: Teaching Arabic

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Project Green 2nd Sunday Garden Forum: Where our Food Comes From

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Project GREEN

Co-Sponsor Contact: Jan Carpenter

Co-Sponsor Phone: 338-8613

Open to the public

Details: David Cavagnaro, former Preservation Gardens Manager at Seed Savers Exchange in Decorah, IA will take us "Around the world in 80 Minutes" to look at the origins of all our major food crops.

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Sunday Fun Day: Make a Dream Catcher

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.

Dream catchers are a part of some traditional Native American cultures. Is your child having bad dreams often? Come make a dream catcher to give them a feeling of security when they fall asleep. Dream catchers will help make sure there are no more scary nightmares.

 

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March 14, 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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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End

10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Open to the public

Details: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End, the Friends Foundation's used bookstore on the second floor of the Library.

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Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Honoring Your Wishes programming

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: City of Literature

Contact Person: John Kenyon

Contact Phone: 319-356-5245

Second Contact Name: Rachael Carlson

Second Contact Phone: 319-887-6100

Closed to the public

Details: Discussion of future programming for the Honoring Your Wishes Program in conjunction with the City of Literature

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Music is the Word, Spring Break Sing-Along: The Lion King

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Open to the public

Details: Distraught after the death of his father and king, Simba flees his home and relinquishes his right to the throne. Will he return before it's too late to save his country? Today we're screening the Disney hit, The Lion King.

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Board Meeting - Arts Iowa City

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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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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Dreamwell Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

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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March 15, 2016

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Beginning Graphic Design: Part II

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Want to try making your own invites, cards or other graphics? Participants will learn how to draw a shape, color in a shape using two tools, draw a line, and edit simple shapes captured from the internet. Space is limited, register online or call 356-5200. *** Participants must have good mousing and keyboarding skills. This class covers topics that need advanced computer skills. You MUST have registered for or have taken Beginning Graphic Design I or have previous experience using GIMP or another design program like Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop.

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Toddler 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: 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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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End

10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Open to the public

Details: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End, the Friends Foundation's used bookstore on the second floor of the Library.

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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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Video Game Tournament--Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Wii U

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: Bring your game face, because we're throwing down with Super Smash Bros for Nintendo Wii U. For Grades 7-12

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Totally Tweens: LEGO Robots

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Use your problem solving and engineering skills to build and program LEGO robots with our guests from Sylvan Learning. Please register below.

Children in grades 3rd - 6th.

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Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Old Capital Toastmasters

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Old Capital Toastmasters

Contact Person: Nicole Pearson

Contact Phone: 597-251-0902

Second Contact Name: Diane DeBok

Second Contact Phone: 319-000-0000

Open to the public

Details: Our weekly public speaking meeting. Open to members of the public who are interested in improving their public speaking abilities.

 

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March 16, 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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Spring Break Special: Blank Park Zoo: Ruby the Reading Red Panda

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Open to the public

Details: Blank Park Zoo will be coming back today with another Show and Tell Program! Stop by to meet a zoologist, a couple of the zoo's animals and Ruby the Reading Red Panda.

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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End

10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Open to the public

Details: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End, the Friends Foundation's used bookstore on the second floor of the Library.

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Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Totally Tweens: Author Visit--Delia Ray

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Tweens are invited to attend a talk by local children's author, Delia Ray. She will be doing a presentation on her latest novel, Finding Fortune, recommended for grades 3-6. If you have your own copy of her book, Delia will be happy to autographed it. After her program, tweens will have the opportunity to create a button craft to take home. Free and open to the public. Children in grades 3rd - 6th.

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Crazy 8's K-2 Math Club: Time of Your Life

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Angie

Contact Phone: 319-8876019

Open to the public

Details: Find out what makes you tick. Race to do crazy stunts, “be” a clock, and see if you have the winning birthday! Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club. You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like Glowin-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too. Bedtime Math is a nation wide program aimed at bringing math to places like libraries to help kids love math!

 

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March 17, 2016

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Preschool Storytime with: 100 Grannies!

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

Meeting Room A

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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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End

10:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Open to the public

Details: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End, the Friends Foundation's used bookstore on the second floor of the Library.

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ICN #564520 - PCC/IA Ch. Soc.

12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: PCC/IA Ch. Soc.

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Closed to the public

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Teen Doctor Who Day

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: Come geek out about the Doctor and his companions as we watch specially selected episodes of the show! We'll also have a Doctor Who trivia contest. Meet other Whovians and have a blast! For Grades 7-12 only.

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After School Minecraft

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Game rotation and group play are encouraged. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-8th (ages 8-14)

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Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Music is the Word: Dunlavin Green - St. Patrick's Day concert

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Dunlavin Green (Larry Mossman, Guy Drollinger, David Hicks, and Kathy Maxey) will perform traditional Irish music to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

 

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March 18, 2016

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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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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End

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

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Open to the public

Details: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End, the Friends Foundation's used bookstore on the second floor of the Library.

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Teen Center School's Out Tech Times

1:00 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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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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Epilepsy Foundation EEG Meeting

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Epilepsy Foundation

Contact Person: Sloane Henry

Contact Phone: 319-359-8682

Closed to the public

Details: Epilepsy Foundation EEG Meeting

 

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March 19, 2016

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Saturday Morning Retro 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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Beginning Graphic Design: Part I

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Want to try making your own invites, cards or other graphics? Learn to use GIMP a free, graphic design and photo editing software. Participants will learn about the GIMP interface. They will also learn how to open and save a project, download a picture from a website, import a picture from the computer, resize an image, and crop and image. Space is limited, register online or call 356-5200. *** Participants must have good mousing and keyboarding skills. This class covers topics that need advanced computer skills.

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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End

10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Open to the public

Details: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End, the Friends Foundation's used bookstore on the second floor of the Library.

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Beginning Graphic Design: Part II

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Want to try making your own invites, cards or other graphics? Participants will learn how to draw a shape, color in a shape using two tools, draw a line, and edit simple shapes captured from the internet. Space is limited, register online or call 356-5200. *** Participants must have good mousing and keyboarding skills. This class covers topics that need advanced computer skills. You need to have registered for or have taken Beginning Graphic Design I or have previous experience using GIMP or another design program like Adobe Illustrator/Photoshop.

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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 Spring Break Family Concert: Tom Pease

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: Tom Pease has been getting children and families to participate in his concerts for over thirty years! His shows really get everyone moving and touch on a variety of themes from cultural diversity to self-esteem and bullying. Be sure to check out his CD's from the children's department for a sneak peak or his website for more information! http://tompease.com/

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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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March 20, 2016

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Relay for Life

12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. [CANCELLED]

Meeting Room A

Group Name: American Cancer Society

Contact Person: Colleen Fitzgerald

Contact Phone: 319-936-0784

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Iowa City Sangha Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

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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Sunday Fun Day : Kites

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200,

Open to the public

Details: Come on in and make a kite for a blustery day! Fun activities for families to enjoy together.

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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End

2:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Book End Bookstore

Staff or Desk Contact: Christina Stanton

Contact Phone: 319-887-6017

Open to the public

Details: Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs at The Book End, the Friends Foundation's used bookstore on the second floor of the Library.

 

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March 21, 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 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: Specifically planned for toddlers or young preschoolers. The same program is performed Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Ideal for young children with short attention spans who need short stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes.

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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University of Iowa PAL public hearing

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: State of Iowa Air Quality Bureau

Contact Person: Karen Kuhn

Contact Phone: 515-725-9560

Second Contact Name: Sarah Piziali

Second Contact Phone: 515-725-9549

Open to the public

Details: A hearing to be held for the purpose of taking public comments on the proposed issuance of the University of Iowa's plantwide applicability limit (PAL) permits.

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SCA Arts & Science night

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Society for Creative Anachronism

Contact Person: Cindy Wilson

Contact Phone: 319-627-4852

Open to the public

Details: monthly gathering of shire members to share arts and & science projects

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Leading the inclusive City

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: City Of Iowa City/University of Iowa School of Urban and regional Planning

Contact Person: James Throgmorton

Contact Phone: 319-621-9391

Second Contact Name: Charles Connerly

Open to the public

Details: A presentation by Robin Hambleton

 

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March 22, 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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Home Fire Preparedness Campaign

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Red Cross of Eastern Iowa

Contact Person: Marcia Bollinger

Contact Phone: 319-356-5237

Second Contact Name: Brian Greer

Second Contact Phone: 319-356-5257

Open to the public

Details: The Red Cross will be hosting a free smoke detector installation day on June 18, 2016 in the Lucas Farms neighborhood. Volunteer groups will gather to learn more about project and time frame.

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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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ICPLFF Committee

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

Meeting Room C

Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy

Contact Phone: 319-356-5249

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-

Closed to the public

Details: Meeting of ICPL Friends Foundation Committee

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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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B.Y.O.Book - "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao" at Share Wine Lounge

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

Other

Staff or Desk Contact: Info Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro

Open to the public

Details: Join us for the spring 2016 series of the B.Y.O.Book "Books In Bars" Book Club meetups! We will celebrate the Pulitzer Centennial by featuring books that have won a Pulitzer Prize.

This month we'll be at Share Wine Lounge & Small Plate Bistro (210 South Dubuque St. - attached to the Sheraton) to discuss Junot Diaz's "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao". A limited number of books will be available at the Info Desk on the 2nd floor of the Iowa City Public Library for checkout.

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Faculty Forward Network Iowa

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Faculty Forward Network Iowa

Contact Person: Nathan Kieso

Contact Phone: 319-471-5644

Second Contact Name: Lindsay Barrett

Open to the public

Details: Non-tenure-track faculty interested in workers' rights

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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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Critical 5

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Critical 5

Contact Person: Marjorie Davis

Contact Phone: 319-331-0410

Second Contact Name: Joanne Seeburger

Second Contact Phone: 319-331-0473

Closed to the public

Details: Writing Critique Group

 

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March 23, 2016

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ACT CX Team

8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: ACT CX Team

Contact Person: Matt Arnold

Contact Phone: 6128035592

Closed to the public

Details: Team discussion, goals, next steps

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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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The Arc of Southeast Iowa

11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: The Arc of Southeast Iowa

Contact Person: Evelyn Charles

Contact Phone: 319-351-5017

Second Contact Name: Evelyn Charles

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-0028

Open to the public

Details: Open interviews for Direct Care Professionals. Staff needed to provide direct care and supervision to individuals with disabilities in their homes, community, and at their job sites. No experience necessary, all training is provided.

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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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Crazy 8's K-2 Math Club: Toilet Paper Olympics

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Angie

Contact Phone: 319-8876019

Open to the public

Details: Bet you never knew sports and toilet paper could go together, huh? Get on a roll with your Olympian skills in the shot put, the long jump, and the relay race. Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s, where you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess…it’s a totally new kind of math club. You’ll get to do mischief-making activities like Glowin-the-Dark Geometry, Bouncy Dice and Toilet Paper Olympics, and you’ll get to take home some cool gadgets, too. Bedtime Math is a nation wide program aimed at bringing math to places like libraries to help kids love math!

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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

Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

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

Open to the public

Details: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Tippie College Accounting Program and Law School, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library's Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers prepare tax returns and e-file the returns free of charge. You must bring a copy of any tax returns that you filed during 2015 – generally this will be your 2014 tax return. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements, all other tax-related documents you received (1099-R, 1099-MISC, etc.), and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $55000; You are self-employed with inventory or expenses over $10,000; you use your home for business and want to declare part of your home as a business expense; you are the owner of a working farm; you are in the military and had non-taxable combat pay.

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Iowa City Climate Advocates March Meeting

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Iowa City Climate Advocates

Contact Person: Eric Johnson

Contact Phone: 319-400-9903

Second Contact Name: Peter Rolnick

Second Contact Phone: 660-342-2671

Open to the public

Details: The Iowa City Climate Advocates will hold their monthly meeting to discuss in district lobby meeting and local initiative to be a part of the city's plan to reduce CO2 emissions.

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AOIC Officers Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: American Outlaws Iowa City Chapter, Inc.

Contact Person: Tom Walch

Contact Phone: 319-321-2211

Closed to the public

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Her Campus Meeting

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Her Campus

Contact Person: Sarah Nelson

Contact Phone: 515-249-7911

Second Contact Name: Kylie Kreischer

Second Contact Phone: 630-450-4534

Open to the public

 

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March 24, 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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Translation Talk with Jesse Kercheval

10:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Translation Workshop

Contact Person: Aron Aji

Contact Phone: 319-335-2248

Second Contact Name: Patricia Hartland

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-2248

Open to the public

Details: Translation Talk with Jesse Kercheval

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Preschool Storytime with Casey

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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After School Minecraft

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Game rotation and group play are encouraged. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-8th (ages 8-14)

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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ICPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Boardroom

Staff or Desk Contact: ICPL

Contact Phone: 319.887.6001 or 356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Board Meeting minutes and agendas are available at http://www.icgov.org/boardagendas.asp

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Dreamwell Theatre rehearsal

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Dreamwell Theatre

Contact Person: Chuck Dufano

Contact Phone: 319-423-9820

Second Contact Name: Steve Polchert

Second Contact Phone: 319-423-9820

Closed to the public

Details: Play rehearsal

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Music is the Word Documentary Screening: Theremin - an Electronic Odyssey

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: A documentary about the amazing life of Leon Theremin, inventor of the theremin, the electronic musical instrument so beloved of 50s sci-fi movie music. Theremin amazed America with his instrument until his kidnapping by Soviet agents in the mid-30s. Upon his release from a labor camp, he worked on surveillance devices for the KGB. Almost 60 years later , he is brought back to America for a touching reunion with his friends and colleagues. 81 min (1994) Local theremin owner Kent Williams will bring his theremin to the event so we can see one in action.

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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March 25, 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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Digital Video Editing

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Closed to the public

Details: Learn to use YouTube's video editing tools to edit your personal videos. The class will work with a generic video to learn how to edit these files using YouTube. Skills that will be covered in the class are: uploading video files, adding transitions, trimming your clips, adding titles, adding filters to your videos and more. *** This is an intermediate class and having excellent mousing and keyboarding skills is required.

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Book Babies: with Karen (am)

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Book Babies: with Karen (pm)

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-3402

Open to the public

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

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

Date of publication

Thursday, March 10, 2016

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