October 24, 2015

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Music is the Word Family Concert Orchestra Iowa Pied Piper: Woodwind Quintet

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 special Music is the Word and family concert presented by Orchestra Iowa. Stop by to learn about the woodwind family and hear some wonderful music! Part of the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City.

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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Ladies of Pearls

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Tau Psi Omega

Contact Person: Diana Henry

Contact Phone: 319-354-7224

Closed to the public

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National Federation of the Blind of Iowa: Old Capitol Chapter

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

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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National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Day

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Rooms B & C

Group Name: IAOMA

Contact Person: Lucy Marsh

Contact Phone: 319-930-8303

Second Contact Name: Alice Spitzner Claussen

Second Contact Phone: 319-351-7382

Open to the public

Details: We will be providing free mini-acupuncture treatments in a relaxed community setting for general wellness and stress reduction. This is an opportunity to receive some care, learn more about the benefits of acupuncture, and give it a try. We are partnering with the Iowa Association of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture (IAOMA) for this event.

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Teen Center Weekend Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Way Cool Chemistry

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian Visser

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

Details: Experience the excitement of chemistry with science experiments and demonstrations. For grades 5-8.

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Artirean Meeting

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Artirean

Contact Person: Seongyun Cho

Contact Phone: 319-333-6903

Second Contact Name: Hyejin An

Second Contact Phone: 319-333-2088

Closed to the public

Details: Making a self bracelet with Artirean (Korean Art Association) members.

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Eckhart Tolle Group

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Eckhart Tolle Group

Contact Person: Janis Russell

Contact Phone: 319-338-6716

Second Contact Name: Scott Wilcox

Second Contact Phone: 319-430-4908

Open to the public

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October 25, 2015

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Wolf Den Cub Scout Meeting

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Wolf Den

Contact Person: Michelle Weckmann

Contact Phone: 319-331-5911

Second Contact Name: Chris Weckmann

Second Contact Phone: 319-331-4728

Closed to the public

Details: Biweekly cub scout troop meeting

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Music is the Word Sing-Along: The Nightmare Before Christmas

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: The king of Halloween Town, Jack Skellington, longs for something different. When he discovers Christmas Town he doesn't quite understand the concept.

As part of the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City, we will be hosting a classic film and sing-along once a month.

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Open Meditation Group

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Open Meditation Group

Contact Person: Andres Carlstein

Contact Phone: 917-952-4591

Second Contact Name: Adam Jaschen

Second Contact Phone: 515-681-8878

Open to the public

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

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Golden Key, Children's Costume Party

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

Meeting Rooms B & C

Group Name: Golden Key International Honors Society

Contact Person: John Henrich

Contact Phone: 319-759-0576

Second Contact Name: Jennifer Bertrand

Second Contact Phone: 319-335-2633

Open to the public

Details: Golden Key International Honors Society will be giving out free candy and books to local children as a SPARK a change service event. Golden Key members will dress up in costumes related to children literature characters, and the children are encouraged to likewise wear costumes.

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Sorority Meeting

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Contact Person: Jessica Welburn

Contact Phone: 319-321-5570

Second Contact Name: Senada Simpson

Second Contact Phone: (815) 618-8847

Closed to the public

Details: Meeting with Sorority members

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October 26, 2015

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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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UI School of Music Lunch Performance

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Kara Logsden

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Volkan Orhon

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-335-1600

Open to the public

Details: Join musicians from the University of Iowa School of Music as they share their talents with our community.

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Minecraft Jr.

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Come enjoy an hour of Minecraft for the game's youngest fans. Meet other fans of your favorite game. We will play on the computers. This event is just for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9)

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Dreamwell Theatre Rehearsal- Beyond Therapy

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Dreamwell Theatre

Contact Person: Nicole Reedy

Contact Phone: 319-594-6044

Second Contact Name: Kelly Garrett

Second Contact Phone: 319-594-6044

Closed to the public

Details: Rehearsal for Beyond Therapy

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Visiting Author event: Jane Smiley - Golden Age

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Info Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Prairie Lights Books

Co-Sponsor Contact: Kathleen

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-337-2681

Open to the public

Details: From the winner of the Pulitzer Prize: “Golden Age” the much-anticipated final volume, following "Some Luck" and "Early Warning", of her acclaimed American trilogy—a richly absorbing new novel that brings the remarkable Langdon family into our present times and beyond. Prairie Lights will have Jane Smiley's books available for purchase at the event.

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October 27, 2015

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Sigma Lambda Beta Meeting

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

Meeting Room C

Group Name: Sigma Lambda Beta

Contact Person: Ricardo Cortez

Contact Phone: 319-242-7542

Second Contact Name: Jason Daniel Ulloa

Second Contact Phone: 319-384-4381

Closed to the public

Details: Project Discussion

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Toddler Storytime with Angie

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Iowa State University

10:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Meeting Room B

Group Name: CIRAS

Contact Person: Julie Fagle

Contact Phone: 515-227-2568

Second Contact Name: Melissa Burant

Second Contact Phone: 319-310-8612

Closed to the public

Details: Communications Team

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Johnson County Bar Association Family Law Committee

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Johnson County Bar Association Family Law Committee

Contact Person: Joni Luke

Contact Phone: 319-338-7968

Closed to the public

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ICPL Tech Help

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Library-Community Writing Center

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Iowa City Community Theatre

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa City Community Theatre

Contact Person: Iowa City Community Theatre

Contact Phone: 319-338-0443

Second Contact Name: Charissa Hamel

Second Contact Phone: 319-325-5985

Open to the public

Details: Auditions for Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Oct 27 & 28 7-9pm

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October 28, 2015

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IOWA PTAP Communications Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Iowa PTAP

Contact Person: Melissa Burant

Contact Phone: 5637269958

Second Contact Name: jafagle@iastate.edu

Second Contact Phone: 319-310-8612

Closed to the public

Details: Small group meeting to discuss communications plan for ISU PTAP

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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: Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

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 us for a fun and spooky visit from the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile. We will share Halloween and hot dog stories, before touring the Weinermobile.

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

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Music on Wednesday @ICPL: Saul Lubaroff

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

Lobby

Staff or Desk Contact: ICPL

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Local music icon, Saul Lubaroff, brings his jazz saxophone to the Library to share his passion and love for music. Locals will recognize Saul from The Fez-Iowa City's Steely Dan tribute band, The Monday Night All Stars, The Johnny Killowatt Band and The Saul Lubaroff Quartet.

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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Job and Resume Workshop Wednesday

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Need help with a resume or job application? Students in the University of Iowa’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program can help you develop computer skills, fill out online job applications, build your resume, and practice your interview skills.

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ICN #565321 - DHU Confidential Hearing

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: DHU

Contact Person: Toni Blair

Contact Phone: 1-800-248-4483

Closed to the public

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Job and Resume Workshop Wednesday

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Need help with a resume or job application? Graduates from the University of Iowa's Rehabilitation and mental health counseling program can help you develop computer skills, fill out online job applications, build your resume, and practice your interview skills.

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Iowa City Downtown District Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy

Contact Phone: 319-356-5249

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-354-0863

Closed to the public

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

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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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Science Booster Club Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Iowa City Science Booster Club

Contact Person: Emily Schoerning

Contact Phone: 319-800-9697

Second Contact Name: Dr Schoerning

Second Contact Phone: 319-800-9697

Open to the public

Details: Final event prep before Creepy Campus Crawl

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League of Latin American Citizens Meeting

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: League of Latin American Citizens

Contact Person: Andrew Bribrieseo

Contact Phone: 563-505-2770

Open to the public

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AOIC Officers Meeting

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: American Outlaws Iowa City Chapter

Contact Person: Tom Walch

Contact Phone: 319-321-2211

Second Contact Name: Paul Henricksen

Second Contact Phone: 904-382-8228

Closed to the public

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Iowa City Community Theatre Auditions for Best Little Whorehouse in Texas

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Iowa City Community Theatre

Contact Person: Iowa City Community Theatre

Contact Phone: 319-338-0443

Second Contact Name: Charissa Hamel

Second Contact Phone: 319-3255985

Open to the public

Details: Auditions for Best Little Whorehouse in Texas Oct 28 and 29 from 7-9pm Call Backs Nov 1st from 2-4pm.

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Her Campus Meeting

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Her Campus Iowa

Contact Person: Sarah Nelson

Contact Phone: 515-249-7911

Second Contact Name: Kylie Kreischer

Second Contact Phone: 630-459-4534

Closed to the public

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October 29, 2015

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Early Satellite Voting for November 3 City Council Election

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Rooms B & C

Staff or Desk Contact: Johnson County Auditor's Office

Contact Phone: 319.356.6004

Open to the public

Details: Call the Johnson county Auditor's Office for more information: 356-6004.

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Music is the Word Preschool Storytime: Halloween Dance Party!

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 in costume today for a Halloween dance party and costume parade around the library! Part of the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City.

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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17th Annual Pat Meyer Vision Award

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Johnson County Coalition Against Domestic Violence

Contact Person: Annie Tucker

Contact Phone: 319-248-1940

Second Contact Name: Joey Matousek

Second Contact Phone: 319-625-2151

Open to the public

Details: The Johnson County Coalition Against Domestic Violence is hosting the 17th Annual Pat Meyer Vision Award to honor a local organization/business and a local individual for their work against domestic violence. Awards will be given, buffet lunch will be available and the public is invited.

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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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City Council Candidates Forum on Bike-Ped Transportation

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: Think Bicycles of Johnson County

Contact Person: Anne Duggan

Contact Phone: 319-621-0221

Second Contact Name: Brian Loring

Second Contact Phone: 319-5306774

Open to the public

Details: Iowa City city council candidates have been invited to a forum organized by Think Bicycles of Johnson County to discuss bicycle and pedestrian accommodations.

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Johnson County Democrats Executive Committee

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Johnson County Democrats

Contact Person: Martha Hedberg

Contact Phone: 319-6219687

Second Contact Name: Jim Tate

Second Contact Phone: 319-3255156

Open to the public

Details: A regular meeting of the Johnson County Democrats Executive Committee

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Totally Tweens: LittleBits Club

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Morgan

Contact Phone: 319-887-6044

Open to the public

Details: Put on your inventor's hat and make something that does something. We will meet weekly to master different design challenges using LittleBits electronics modules and craft supplies. For grades 3rd-6th.

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UI Environmental Coalition Lecture Series

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: UI Environmental Coalition

Contact Person: Sarah Nagengast

Contact Phone: 7089904556

Second Contact Name: Laura Neuzil

Second Contact Phone: 319-3304755

Open to the public

Details: The UI Environmental Coalition will be hosting a lecture from Professor Vecera from the University of Iowa to speak about psychology and the environment.

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October 30, 2015

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The Computer: let's talk hardware

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: See inside a computer and understand how all those different parts work together to make this powerful device. Participants will get hands on experience. Space is limited, register online or by calling 356-5200.

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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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Early Satellite Voting for November 3 City Council Election

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Lobby, Meeting Room B,

Meeting Room C

Staff or Desk Contact: Johnson County Auditor's Office

Contact Phone: 319.356.6004

Open to the public

Details: Call the Johnson county Auditor's Office for more information 356-6004.

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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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2015 International Authors Series: Images of America

12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Co-Sponsor: UI International Writing Program

Co-Sponsor Contact: Kathleen Maris

Co-Sponsor Phone: 335-3281

Open to the public

Details: Join all of this years Writers in Residence as they relate personal 'postcards' of their time in the U.S. The International Authors program series provides an opportunity for the community to meet and converse with writers from around the world who are the 2015 Writers in Residence at the UI International Writing Program. The 2015 International Authors Series is sponsored by The UI International Writing Program and The Iowa City Public Library. Live on The Library Channel, Iowa City cable channel 20.

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Book Babies: with Karen (pm)

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon

Contact Phone: 319-887-3402

Open to the public

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

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Spanish Book Club

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Staff or Desk Contact: University of Iowa

Contact Phone: 319-594-1672

Co-Sponsor: Horacio Olivo

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-335-8849

Open to the public

Details: The Spanish Book Club will meet in Meeting Room E. This month, the Book Club will discuss La diabla en el espejo by Horacio Castellanos. Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

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Totally Tweens: Creepy Lock-In

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Morgan Reeves

Contact Phone: 319-887-6044

Open to the public

Details: Celebrate Halloween by staying late at the library. Enjoy a spooky movie, snacks and more before taking over the library after it closes. For Caregivers: Please fill out a permission slip at the Children's desk prior to the event. Children will be dropped off in Meeting Room A and picked up by the after-hours book drop at 9:30.

For children in grades 3rd-6th.

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October 31, 2015

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Popo's Halloween Puppet Festival

10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Our annual puppet festival is back for another year of raucous fun! Jack has climbed to heights he never dreamed of, but will be be able to make it home? Join Elsenpeter Marionettes and their classic European style marionettes from 11-11:45 to find out! After a break for lunch Iowa City's famous Popo the Clown will be sure to have some hilarious Halloween antics from 1:00-1:30.

Elsenpeter Marionettes will be performing from 11:00-11:45, there will be an hour and a quarter break for lunch. Popo's Halloween show will run from 1:00-1:30.

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Teen Center Weekend Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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November 1, 2015

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Early Satellite Voting for November 3 City Council Election

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

Meeting Rooms B & C

Staff or Desk Contact: Johnson County Auditor's Office

Contact Phone: 319.356.6004

Open to the public

Details: Call the Johnson county Auditor's Office for more information 356-6004.

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Spiritual Tools for Success: Working with Your Dreams Workshop

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: ECKANKAR in Iowa

Contact Person: James Surratt

Contact Phone: 319-321-8218

Second Contact Name: Ami Bourne-Nisson

Second Contact Phone: 563-322-8701

Open to the public

Details: Learn how to explore your inner dream worlds at our informal workshop. We will discuss practical keys for learning to work with your own inner guidance, regardless of faith and religion. Is life more than just a random walk? You tell us. Sponsored by ECKANKAR in Iowa http://www.eck-iowa.org/

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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: 319-621-5730

Closed to the public

Details: Teaching Class for kids

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Oscar Mayer Wienermobile

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

Children's Room, Other

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: While you wait to read to the R.E.A.D. dogs, enjoy some hot dog stories and a 2nd chance tour of the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile which will be parked outside the library on the ped mall.

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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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November 2, 2015

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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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Music Is The Word: David Gier - Voxman Music Building Update

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Info Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa, School of Music

Open to the public

Details: Join us for this lunch presentation by David Gier, Director of the University of Iowa School of Music. David will give an update on the progress of the new Voxman Music Building scheduled to open in fall of 2016.

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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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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ICPL Friends Fundraising Committee

4:00 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.

Meeting Room C

Group Name: ICPL Friends

Contact Person: Joy Smith

Contact Phone: 319-855.8749

Closed to the public

Details: Committee Meeting

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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The Younger Stamfords, Sherlock Holmes Enthusiast Group

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

Meeting Room A

Group Name: The Younger Stamfords, Sherlocke Holmes Enthusiast Group

Contact Person: Monica Schmidt

Contact Phone: 612-387-3153

Second Contact Name: Al Dawson

Second Contact Phone: 319-530-8645

Open to the public

Details: The autumn 2015 meeting of the Younger Stamfords of Iowa City. A discussion on the the story, "The Scandal of Bohemia" and presentation by Mr. Al Dawson. View their website at www.icsherlock.org.

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Arts Iowa City Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room C

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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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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Sorority house directors

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

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Sorority House Directors

Contact Person: Bev Palmer

Contact Phone: 319-330-3660

Second Contact Name: Maureen Spear

Second Contact Phone: 319-270-5775

Closed to the public

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November 3, 2015

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Toddler Storytime with Angie

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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ICPL Tech Help

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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ICDD Restaurant Caucus

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Iowa City Downtown District

Contact Person: Betsy Potter

Contact Phone: 319-54-0863

Second Contact Name: Nate Kaeding

Second Contact Phone: 319-354-0863

Closed to the public

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Library-Community Writing Center

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Beyond the Winning Pig - Phil Stong's Other Animal Tales: An Iowa Literary Heritage Event

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: What does it mean to imagine the history of Iowa animals apart from industrial agriculture and the meatpacking businesses that continue to shape our relationship to hogs, and chickens, horses and cattle? Phil Stong wrote many young teen and children's books set in Iowa, many involving relationships with animals, wild and domesticated. What do Stong's other Iowa animal stories have to teach us about alternatives to the history of animal husbandry represented by state fairs and factory farms? Laura Rigal is an Associate Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Iowa. Her publications include a cultural history of Philadelphia (The American Manufactory: Art, Labor and the World of Things in the Early Republic, Princeton University Press) and numerous articles on 18th and 19th Century U.S. history and culture.

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Hawkeyes Fighting Alzheimer's

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Hawkeyes Fighting Alzheimer's

Contact Person: Terri Krallitsch

Contact Phone: 928-699-1598

Open to the public

Details: Support group for Hawkeyes Fighting Alzheimer's in conjunction with the East Central Iowa Alzheimer's Association

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November 4, 2015

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Champs Computer Training

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: JCPH

Contact Person: Nadine Fisher

Contact Phone: 319-321-3603

Second Contact Name: Nadine Fisher

Second Contact Phone: 319-321-3603

Closed to the public

Details: EMR software training for Johnson County Public Health and regional users.

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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 Elizabeth

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

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

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Open Interviews - Systems Unlimited

11:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: Systems Unlimited

Contact Person: Amanda Hartson

Contact Phone: 319-338-9212

Second Contact Name: Katie Cummins

Second Contact Phone: 319-338-9212

Open to the public

Details: Do you enjoy helping others.....and getting paid while doing it?? Fill out an application online at www.sui.org or while your here. Have an on the spot interview for an opportunity to join our team!!

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Job and Resume Workshop Wednesday

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Need help with a resume or job application? Students in the University of Iowa’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program can help you develop computer skills, fill out online job applications, build your resume, and practice your interview skills.

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Job and Resume Workshop Wednesday

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

Computer Lab

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Open to the public

Details: Need help with a resume or job application? Students in the University of Iowa’s Counseling Psychology doctoral program can help you develop computer skills, fill out online job applications, build your resume, and practice your interview skills.

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Nano Rebels Plus

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

Meeting Room B

Group Name: Nanorebels

Contact Person: Michelle Edwards

Contact Phone: 319-351-4888

Second Contact Name: Sarah Prineas

Second Contact Phone: 319-573-1037

Closed to the public

Details: A closed group discussion about creating a home for the children's book community.

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ICPLFF Board Meeting

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy

Contact Phone: 319-356-5249

Closed to the public

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

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Music Is The Word: Spanish culture's impact on Russian Literature and Music

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Info Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Arts Share

Co-Sponsor Contact: Leslie Finer

Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-335-1618

Open to the public

Details: Join us for a conversation that will examine the influence of Spanish culture on Russian literature and music of the 19th century with University of Iowa adjunct professor Anna Barker and piano accompaniment by soloist Sasha Burdin. This is a cosponsored event with University of Iowa Arts Share.

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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November 5, 2015

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Preschool Storytime with: 100 Grannies

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: 100 Grannies are back, be prepared to move, learn, sing and have a ton of fun giving thanks!

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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Wii Gaming for School-age Children

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Children's Desk, Intern

Contact Phone: 356-5200

Open to the public

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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Teen Center

Staff or Desk Contact: Brian V

Contact Phone: 319-887-6076

Open to the public

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

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Totally Tweens: LittleBits Club

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

Storytime Room

Staff or Desk Contact: Morgan

Contact Phone: 319-887-6044

Open to the public

Details: Put on your inventor's hat and make something that does something. We will meet weekly to master different design challenges using LittleBits electronics modules and craft supplies. For grades 3rd-6th.

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League of Women Voters of Johnson County Caucus Education

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

Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B,

Meeting Room C

Group Name: League of Women Voters of Johnson County

Contact Person: Linda Schreiber

Contact Phone: 319-936-9600

Second Contact Name: Patty McCarthy

Second Contact Phone: 319-354-4311

Open to the public

Details: Learn about the Iowa Caucus and how to participate

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November 6, 2015

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Experiential Education Planning Retreat

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

Meeting Room D (ICN)

Group Name: Pomerantz Career Center Experiential Education Committee

Contact Person: Jenny Noyce

Contact Phone: 319-335-3524

Closed to the public

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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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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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Witching Hour Festival: Beyond Visible Light

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Information Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Witching Hour Festival

Co-Sponsor Contact: Andre Perry

Open to the public

Details: Beyond Visible Light: Searching for Clues to the Unknown in the Heart of the Milky Way Galaxy with Cornelia Lang, Associate Professor of Astronomy/Astrophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Iowa.

Witching Hour, a new festival, seeks to explore and engage the unknown through performance and discussion. This is the convergence of a big-think arts festival and a deeply entertaining conference. The goal is to bring together our community to enjoy new art, to learn about the different ways we make things, to talk to each other, and to be inspired. The Iowa City Public Library is a Supporting Sponsor of the Witching Hour Festival. See witchinghourfestival.com for more information.

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Witching Hour Festival/Music Is The Word: Black Art / White Space

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

Meeting Room A

Staff or Desk Contact: Info Desk

Contact Phone: 319-356-5200

Co-Sponsor: Mission Creek

Open to the public

Details: Black Art / White Space: African-American Artists Navigating a White Landscape. Margo Jefferson and Monica Martin (lead singer of PHOX) will join a panel of guests to discuss the experience of working as black artists in white spaces. Further event details to come.

Witching Hour, a new festival, seeks to explore and engage the unknown through performance and discussion. This is the convergence of a big-think arts festival and a deeply entertaining conference. The goal is to bring together our community to enjoy new art, to learn about the different ways we make things, to talk to each other, and to be inspired. The Iowa City Public Library is a Supporting Sponsor of the Witching Hour Festival. See witchinghourfestival.com for more information.

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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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NaNoWriMo Write In

6:15 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Group Name: NaNoWriMo

Contact Person: Marie Raven

Contact Phone: 319-855-0333

Second Contact Name: L Savich

Second Contact Phone: 517-242-5762

Open to the public

Details: Come work on your project for National Novel Writing Month!

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