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March 5, 2016

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Iowa Society of Medical Assistants Board Meeting

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Iowa Society of Medical Assistants

Contact Person: Judy Frits

Contact Phone: 319-430-6858

Second Contact Name: Lucinda Wilson

Second Contact Phone: 319-530-1864

Closed to the public

Details: Spring 2016 board meeting of Iowa Society of Medical Assistants

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Music is the Word Family Special Orchestra Iowa Pied Piper: String Quartet

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. 

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Casey

Contact Phone: 319-887-6028

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-

Open to the public

Details: Orchestra Iowa's Pied Piper concert series is back for another great concert! Join 4 fabulous musicians as we are introduced to the string family.

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IAAF Board Meeting

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Iowa Abortion Access Fund

Contact Person: Heather Dee

Contact Phone: 319-560-3875

Second Contact Name: Laura McGraw

Second Contact Phone: 319-721-5410

Closed to the public

Details: Iowa Abortion Access Fund Board Meeting

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Dreamwell Theatre

10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. 

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

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: Joint Artistic-Marketing Committees meeting

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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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Generation Rx

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Generation Rx

Contact Person: Emily Anderson

Contact Phone: 319-241-2859

Second Contact Name: Allison Fick

Second Contact Phone: 319-331-6039

Open to the public

Details: Generation Rx is an educational outreach program through the College of Pharmacy concerning safe medication storage and proper medication disposal.

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KUSA Presidents Meeting

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room B

Group Name: KUSA (Korean UIowa Student Association)

Contact Person: Kyeongjoon Won

Contact Phone: 319-471-1783

Second Contact Name: Jungho Moon

Second Contact Phone: 319-512-8687

Closed to the public

Details: KUSA will have a president meeting.

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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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SNPhA Health Fair (Student National Pharmaceutical Association)

1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room A

Group Name: SNPhA

Contact Person: Jenise Carmody

Contact Phone: 507-828-7266

Second Contact Name: Sarah Sugden

Second Contact Phone: 414-531-8836

Open to the public

Details: Health screenings and various health information offered by University of Iowa Pharmacy students who are members of SNPhA

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Teen Center Weekend Tech Times

3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. 

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Eckhart Tolle Group

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Eckhart Tolle Group

Contact Person: Janis Russell

Contact Phone: 319-338-6716

Second Contact Name: Scott Wilcox

Second Contact Phone: 319-430-4908

Open to the public

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

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March 6, 2016

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12th Annual CSA Fair

12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Local Foods Connection

Contact Person: Cassidy Bell

Contact Phone: 319-333-2909

Second Contact Name: Shanti Sellz

Second Contact Phone: 319-321-8838

Open to the public

Details: Meet local farmers and learn how you can enjoy local fresh produce throughout Iowa’s growing season! A CSA membership provides you with four to five months of delicious, healthy food ranging from vegetables, fruit, herbs, flowers, honey, eggs, and meat. You can become part of a larger community of farmers and consumers where you will find: • Weekly fresh produce • A connection to where your food is produced and who produces it • Guaranteed seed money for farmers • Support for sustainable farming Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) is a relationship of mutual support and commitment between local farmers and community members who pay the farmer an annual membership fee to cover the production costs of the farm. In turn, members receive a weekly share of the harvest during the local growing season.

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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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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 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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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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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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James Gang Board Meeting

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room B

Group Name: The James Gang

Contact Person: Cassandra Elton

Contact Phone: 908-868-5142

Second Contact Name: Katie Heffner

Second Contact Phone: 319-333-2110

Open to the public

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

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March 7, 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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Iowa Youth Writing Project Finance meeting

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Iowa Youth Writing Project

Contact Person: Rachael Carlson

Contact Phone: 319-887-6100

Second Contact Name: Lisa Roberts

Second Contact Phone: 319-887-6100

Closed to the public

Details: Meeting of the Iowa Youth Writing Project

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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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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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Shire Business Meeting

6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Society for Creative Anachronism

Contact Person: Dennis Coleman

Contact Phone: 319-621-8034

Second Contact Phone:

Open to the public

Details: This is the monthly business meeting of the local chapter of the Society for Creative Anachronism. We are a group dedicated to researching, and re-creating, the better portions of the middle ages prior to 1600.

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Jewish Force for Peace

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Jewish Force for Peace

Contact Person: Lisa Heineman

Contact Phone: 319-321-1223

Second Contact Name: Glenn Ehrstine

Second Contact Phone: 319-621-2692

Closed to the public

Details: Discussion

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Jacobin Reading Group Meeting

7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. 

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Iowa City Jacobin Reading Group

Contact Person: Renu Pariyadath

Contact Phone: 512-666-7368

Second Contact Name: Andrea Truitt

Second Contact Phone: 319-359-8388

Open to the public

Details: A reading group that brings leftists together to engage with socialist ideas in a lively, open, and non-doctrinaire environment through articles from Jacobin Magazine. You won’t have to pay dues or conduct secret rituals, but the group is a valuable intellectual and social space that cuts across organizational boundaries. These groups, found throughout the world, unite organizers, workers, student activists, and those new to the Left. Every group is open to people thinking about socialist politics for the first time, as well as more seasoned friends. 

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March 8, 2016

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Beginning Graphic Design: Part I

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? 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 an 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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ICN #566010 - 2nd Edition Farmers Market Nutrition Program

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Farmers Market Nutrition Program

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Second Contact Phone: 319-

Closed to the public

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Youth Services Librarians Roundtable

10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa Library Services

Contact Person: Merri Monks

Contact Phone: 515-281-7572

Closed to the public

Details: Continuing education event for youth services librarians with Merri Monks and Katelyn Browne.

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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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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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Downtown District Restaurant Meeting

2:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Iowa City Downtown District

Contact Person: Nate Kaeding

Contact Phone: 3193540863

Second Contact Name: Betsy Potter

Second Contact Phone: 3193540863

Closed to the public

Details: Quarterly downtown restaurant meeting with Downtown District

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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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Veterans For Peace

5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Veterans For Peace

Contact Person: Jim Bradley

Contact Phone: 319-400-8188

Open to the public

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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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ICN #563881 - Iowa Shares Meeting

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Iowa Shares

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Second Contact Phone: 319-

Closed to the public

Details: Iowa Shares members discuss organization operations and learn how to fundraise through workplace giving programs.

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Slow Money Iowa Meeting

6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Slow Money Iowa

Contact Person: Bryson Dean

Contact Phone: 319-541-8806

Second Contact Name: Theresa Carbrey

Second Contact Phone: 319-471-0042

Closed to the public

Details: Meeting of members of the Slow Money Iowa group

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March 9, 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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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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Music on Wednesday @ICPL: Susan and Greg Dirks

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Lobby

Staff or Desk Contact: ICPL

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Greg and Susan Dirks have been playing music together for nearly forty years. Greg sings, plays guitar and harmonica and Susan sings, plays bass and recorder. Their music can be described as folk with elements of rock and alternative country. Most of the songs they perform are originals, along with occasional covers of artists such as Son Volt, The Rollings Stones, Daniel Lanois, Jayhawks and Eric Clapton.

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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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: Let's Get Loud

4:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. 

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Angie

Contact Phone: 319-8876019

Open to the public

Details: Experiment with water and straws to create different sounds, then build a working flute out of milkshake straws. After all that, find out exactly how loud you are, down to the numbers! 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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Table to Table Board Meeting

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Table to Table

Contact Person: Ann Donahue

Contact Phone: 319-430-9867

Second Contact Name: Tom Suter

Second Contact Phone: 319-400-4186

Open to the public

Details: monthly Board of Directors meeting

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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

5:45 p.m. - 8:45 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 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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March 10, 2016

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Music is the Word, Preschool Storytime: Mike Haverkamp

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: Today we're being joined by a very special guest, Mike Haverkamp! Come to preschool storytime to sing some familiar songs and learn some not so familiar ones with an Iowa City favorite.

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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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Teen Center After School Tech Times

3:00 p.m. - 4:00 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: DIY Decoupage

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: Make your room and your stuff uniquely yours using paper, fabric, and decoupage glue. We'll provide some plain bookends to get started on, but you can bring your own things too. Need an idea? Cups, coasters, or picture frames are all great projects to try.

For children in grades 3rd-6th

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Music is the Word: Teen Video Game Tournament--Guitar Hero Live

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 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 Guitar Hero Live on Playstation 4.

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

5:00 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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March 11, 2016

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Kirkwood English Conversation Club

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. 

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Staff or Desk Contact: Kirkwood Community College

Contact Phone: 319.887.3656

Open to the public

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

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Book Babies: with Karen (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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Book Babies: with Karen (pm)

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-3402

Open to the public

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

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. 

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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March 12, 2016

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South Hampton 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

Second Contact Name:

Second Contact Phone:

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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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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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

Second Contact Phone: 319-

Closed to the public

Details: Epilepsy Foundation EEG Meeting

Date of publication

Thursday, March 03, 2016

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