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Classes and Instruction

The Iowa City Public Library offers a variety of classes for people of all ages. Click any individual listing for more information and registration details.

If you have suggestions for classes please let us know through the comment form on our Contact the Library page.

Drop In Tech Help

The Library offers drop in tech help in the 2nd floor Computer Lab. The public can find a knowledgeable staff member to answer any tech question at these weekly drop-in computer lab days.

Monday:10 am - 12 pm
Tuesday:12 pm - 4 pm
Wednesday:10 am - 12 pm

Senior Tech Zone

Senior Tech Zone, a partnership with the Johnson County Livable Community for Successful Aging, provides tech support and computer access for seniors. Support is provided by senior JCLC volunteers.

Thursday:10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Toddler Storytime

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.

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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ICPL Tech Help

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

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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ICPL Friends Foundation Committee

Event planning committee meeting for members of the subcommittee of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Crazy 8's Math Club : Crazy 8s Race

Crazy 8's Math Club is for grades K-2 and a totally new kind of math club where you’ll build stuff, toss beach balls, make amazing mazes and more! You’ll have a blast with mischief-making activities like Beach Ball Party, Funny Money and Glow-in-the-Dark City. Crazy 8s Race: Play a brand new board game: roll dice to travel around a figure 8, and bring on your teammates when numbers match up. See who makes it to 8 x 8 first!

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Library-Community Writing Center

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.

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Riverside Theatre Production Rehearsal-CANCELLED

Rehearsal space for Riverside Theatre's production of "Lady Macbeth and her pal, Megan."

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Iowa Writers' House Presents: The Great Green Room

The Great Green Room (GGR) is the Writers' House group for children's writers and illustrators of picture books, young adult, and middle grade fiction and non-fiction. If you are a writer for younger audiences or interested in becoming one, this group is here to provide an open forum and network for you. We meet the third Tuesday of each month 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. Join Us!

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Making Your Life as an Artist Working Group

The first meeting of the Making Your Life as an Artist Working Group.

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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Critical 5

Critical 5 Critique Group

Date: Tuesday, 1-17-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Riverside Theatre Production Rehearsal-CANCELLED

Rehearsal space for Riverside Theatre's production of "Lady Macbeth and her pal, Megan."

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 8:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Targeted Small Business Feedback Forum

Partnering with CIRAS for 9:00 meeting.

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 8:30 am - 9:30 am
Location: Meeting Room B
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Iowa Businesses Networking Group

A small group networking session allowing Iowa small businesses to connect and learn about potential partnership opportunities in their community.

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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ICPL Tech Help

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

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Preschool Storytime: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your stuffed animals had a slumber party? What kind of silly things do they do when you’re not looking? Now is your chance to find out! Bring one of your stuffed animals to preschool storytime on Wednesday or Thursday, and leave them at the library for a stuffed animal sleepover! Come back the next day to find out what crazy antics your cuddly friend got into at the library overnight! Your stuffed animal will be safely returned to you with pictures of what they did! Pick up next day or whenever is convenient for you. 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.

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Faith Friends Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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Weekly SBC meeting

Our first weekly meeting of 2017

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Homeschool Cosplay Party

Homeschool Cosplay Party

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Wonder Wednesdays : Full STEAM Ahead : Ice, Ice Baby! For Grades K-2

Wonder Wednesdays is a new after school series that incorporates learning STEAM in a fun way for kids in grades K-2 only. The second and third week of each month will be Full STEAM Ahead. We will be doing a variety of STEAM Activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Ice, Ice, Baby will be a fun afternoon of experimenting with ice! Due to limited space, this is a drop-off program. We kindly ask that siblings and caregivers wait outside the programming room, to give the kids space to move about.

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 308 General Meeting

League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) Council 308 General Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 1-18-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Shelter House Fairweather Lodge Employment

Shelter House is providing an employment workshop for Fairweather Lodge clients. A brief description of the workshop series: Introducing a 2-part personal and professional development workshop aimed at building yourself as a brand and recognizing your potential as an individual, economic unit! Part 1 will focus on you as an individual in the workplace! Included: • Personal and professional goal exploration • Resume marketing skills • Interview preparation • Confidence and skills building Dates: January 19th and February 2nd Time: 10am-1pm, with breaks throughout. Location: Iowa City Public Library Meeting Room B

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Senior Tech Zone

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!

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Preschool Storytime--Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your stuffed animals had a slumber party? What kind of silly things do they do when you’re not looking? Now is your chance to find out! Bring one of your stuffed animals to preschool storytime on Wednesday or Thursday, and leave them at the library for a stuffed animal sleepover! Come back the next day to find out what crazy antics your cuddly friend got into at the library overnight! Your stuffed animal will be safely returned to you with pictures of what they did! Pick up next day or whenever is convenient for you. 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.

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Stacey

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Meeting Room C
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Water Protector meeting

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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ScienTweens

Don't just learn science- DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club. This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Just for kids in 3rd-6th grades.

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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UAY Job Shop

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. Job Shop assistance will be available at the Iowa City Public Library the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of every month from 3:30pm-5:30pm.

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Riverside Theatre Production Rehearsal-CANCELLED

Rehearsal space for Riverside Theatre's production of "Lady Macbeth and her pal, Megan."

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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34th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

34th Annual Historic Preservation Awards

Date: Thursday, 1-19-2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Kirkwood English Conversation Club

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.

Date: Friday, 1-20-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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ICN# 567055 - Governor Appointed Board Mtg on Homelessness

Date: Friday, 1-20-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Book Babies with Karen

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

Date: Friday, 1-20-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Sit for Peace

This silent, one-hour sitting meditation period is open to anyone who wants to commit or recommit to peace--within ourselves and in our communities--on the day responsibility for our nation's government changes hands. Periodically during the hour a bell will be invited to sound to bring our attention back to the moment, to our bodies, and to our breath. Feel free to sit for the entire hour, or join us for part of the time. All are welcome, regardless of experience or background. Chairs are available; feel free to bring cushions if you have them. We only ask that you enter, leave, and move about the room mindfully. Those who are interested are invited to meet for lunch at the Bread Garden immediately after the session.

Date: Friday, 1-20-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Friends of International Students Matching

Friends of International Students: Matching Iowa City residents with UI international students.

Date: Friday, 1-20-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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Book Babies with Karen

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

Date: Friday, 1-20-2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Date: Friday, 1-20-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Epilepsy EEG Meeting

Epilepsy Foundation Support Group Meeting

Date: Friday, 1-20-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Special Access Browsing

On selected days, the Library will open one hour early for individuals with autism and their families to enjoy the library together in a neutral environment. This month we welcome, Miss Jackie, to perform a special sensory storytime in the Storytime Room. The children's room will also have therapy dogs, sensory toys and activities. The library will also use Natural lighting throughout the library to accommodate those with light sensitivity.

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Children's Room
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Dreamwell Board Meeting

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Open Enrollment Workshop for Affordable Care Act Marketplace Health Insurance

Come and get help with the Affordable Care Act from a Healthcare Marketplace specialist to take advantage of the open enrollment period from November 1 - January 1, 2016. Karen Wielert will be on hand to help with enrollment. If you have questions please contact her at 319-535-2679.

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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Central Iowa v. Iowa City Go Meetup

The Central Iowa Go Society is meeting with the Iowa City go club to play rated games in a free tournament (this is a board game, similar to chess). There will be no fees or dues, all are welcome to come and play.

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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New! Android Basics

Learn how to manage the apps on your device, get important information about settings and system updates, find out how to keep your device safe and much more.

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Family Storytime

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.

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Crest Condominiums H.O.A. Annual Meeting

Annual Home Owners Association meeting for Crest Condominiums.

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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WeCentric Health Focus Group

A Women health Focus Group

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Tween Dungeons and Dragons

Dungeon Master Acacia will be a Pathfinder adventure for tweens. Maximum 7 players. Ages 9-13. If interested, please email teens@icpl.org to sign up!

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Teen Center Weekend Tech Time

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

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Where does your food come from?

Join the Green Iowa AmeriCorps as they present a variety of local, regional, and exotic foods for you to learn about and try! Kids will learn where food come from and how it gets to them. There will be a craft and you can plant your own seeds to take home and grow this winter. This event is for grades K-3 and we ask that you please register.

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
Registration is required!
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We Can Code

We Can Code is a workshop to teach and encourage teens to explore the basics of computer programming and web development in a self-paced, example-driven, supportive environment. Workshops are on Saturdays from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Iowa City Public Library's Computer Lab on the 2nd floor. Anyone in grades 7-12 is welcome to attend.

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Open Meditation

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 group meditation and see how quickly it can transform your life.

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Eckhart Tolle Group

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

Date: Saturday, 1-21-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Film: Inhabit and how to compost in the winter using worms

Showing a DVD "Inhabit" and having a speaker on vermiculture. Title: "Permaculture & Vermiculture"

Date: Sunday, 1-22-2017
Time: 12:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Sunday Fun Day : Do You Want to Build a Snowman?

Bring your creative construction skills inside and build a silly snowman from our crafty grab bag. Buttons, feathers, and pipe cleaners too, put them all together on paper with glue. Sunday Funday activities are for the entire family to enjoy together.

Date: Sunday, 1-22-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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ICPL Tech Help

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

Date: Monday, 1-23-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Toddler Storytime

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.

Date: Monday, 1-23-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Student Walkout

In collaboration with Student Divestment Network and 350.org's nationwide student walkout event, we are leading a discussion with students, faculty, and community members about Trump's cabinet picks, our rights and responsibilities, and what we can do to resist climate change denial, to resist bigotry and sexism, and stand together in solidarity.

Date: Monday, 1-23-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Date: Monday, 1-23-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Bring "Let Me Run" to Iowa City!

An organizational meeting to bring the group "Let Me Run" to Iowa City and surrounding communities. "Let Me Run" is a running program for upper elementary and middle school boys with a curriculum designed to teach teamwork, build relationship skills, create friendships, grow emotionally, amplify their self-esteem, empower themselves and others, and live an active lifestyle.

Date: Monday, 1-23-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Apple App Class: Camera, Video, and Photo

Get an in depth look at the camera, photo, and video apps for your Apple device. Learn how to edit, store, and share your photos and videos easily.

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Toddler Storytime

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.

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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ICPL Tech Help

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

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Reading & Responding to Children's Literature

EDTL 3123: Reading & Responding to Children's Literature Class. Introducing students from University of Iowa to the Children's Collection at ICPL.

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Crazy 8's Math Club : Funny Money

Crazy 8's Math Club is for grades K-2 and a totally new kind of math club where you’ll build stuff, toss beach balls, make amazing mazes and more! You’ll have a blast with mischief-making activities like Beach Ball Party, Funny Money and Glow-in-the-Dark City. Funny Money: We’ll bet money you’ll love this one! Have fun comparing coins, buying prizes with them, and finally winning them in an extreme version of Rock, Paper, Scissors!

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Library-Community Writing Center

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.

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Iowa Writers' House Presents The Violet Realm

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!

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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DNA Interest Group - Exploring the DNA Marketplace

A panel discussion of the user experience with major DNA testing options, 23andMe, AncestryDNA, Family Tree DNA, and The Genographic Project. The DNA Interest Group is designed to bring together individuals in the Iowa City area interested in learning about the use and interpretation of commercial DNA test results. Meetings will address a variety of different topical areas, including applications in genealogy, inferences of traits, exploration of human genetic variation, and the societal impact of these services. Meetings will also include group discussions, and are free and open to the public. If this topic interests you, join us! Meetings will be the 4th Tuesday of the month at 6:00pm in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library. For more information, contact Bryant McAllister at bryant-mcallister@uiowa.edu and follow the group on Facebook: DNA Interest Group - Iowa City.

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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JC Democrats - Audit Committee

A meeting of the Johnson County Democrats Audit Committee

Date: Tuesday, 1-24-2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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ICPL Tech Help

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

Date: Wednesday, 1-25-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Preschool Storytime: Chinese New Year

Today we celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year by reading stories, singing songs, and doing activities that highlight this Chinese tradition. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, so we will also make a Rooster craft to bring in good luck in the New Year. 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.

Date: Wednesday, 1-25-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Community transportatin committee

Transportation options for workers

Date: Wednesday, 1-25-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Wonder Wednesdays : Minecraft Jr.

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 in the computer lab. This event is just for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Registration is required. If you register and cannot make it, please contact the library to cancel.

Date: Wednesday, 1-25-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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YMCA Camp Wapsie Info Night

Date: Wednesday, 1-25-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Date: Wednesday, 1-25-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Friends of International Students Matching

Friends of International Students: Matching Iowa City residents with UI international students.

Date: Wednesday, 1-25-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

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 2016 – generally this will be your 2015 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.

Date: Wednesday, 1-25-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN), Meeting Room E (2nd Floor), Computer Lab
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Her Campus Informational Meeting

Date: Wednesday, 1-25-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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ICDD Board Meeting

Meeting of Board of Directors of Iowa City Downtown District

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Senior Tech Zone

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!

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Preschool Storytime: Chinese New Year

Today we celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year by reading stories, singing songs, and doing activities that highlight this Chinese tradition. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, so we will also make a Rooster craft to bring in good luck in the New Year. 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.

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Planning Meeting for Southern District of Iowa

Planning meeting for Southern District of Iowa.

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Tween Minecraft Time

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play 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. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12) Please register below. If you need to change your registration, please contact the library.

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Judas Audition

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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ICPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

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

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Boardroom
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Stephen Ministers Assisting Elder Transitions

Stephen Ministry: Continuing education for Iowa City area churches to provide information on the range of Iowa City area resources available to help seniors transition from their homes.

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Iowa City Sangha Meditation

During our time together, we'll get to know one another, spend time with guided and/or silent meditation, hear from the writings of Thich Nhat Hanh and other established Buddhist teachers and leaders and take part in Dharma sharing (a chance to talk about our personal practice and application of mindfulness). Chairs are available, but feel free to bring your meditation cushion if you prefer. Please arrive a few minutes early so we can begin on time. We also ask that as you enter the room you remove your shoes as a way to honor our communal space, silence your cell phones, and observe noble silence while we wait for the session to begin. Please direct questions or comments to icsangha@gmail.com.

Date: Thursday, 1-26-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Planning Meeting for Southern District of Iowa

Planning meeting for Southern District of Iowa.

Date: Friday, 1-27-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D (ICN)
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Leadership Training

Leadership Training

Date: Friday, 1-27-2017
Time: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Setting the Table for 2017

Join Local Food Connection and other devoted food activists for this one-time local food summit. This half-day summit will provide a space for those doing similar work to come together for a unique conversation.

Date: Friday, 1-27-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Kirkwood English Conversation Club

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.

Date: Friday, 1-27-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Book Babies with Karen

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

Date: Friday, 1-27-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Book Babies with Karen

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

Date: Friday, 1-27-2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Teen Center After School Tech Times

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

Date: Friday, 1-27-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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API (Asian Pacific Islander) student Focus Group discussion

Monsoon United Asian Women of Iowa, a nonprofit working to end sexual violence in the Asian Pacific Islander (API) communities of Iowa, is conducting focus group discussions with API university students in Iowa City. The discussion will focus on activism and community organizing and will be used to help Monsoon plan relevant workshops and events.

Date: Friday, 1-27-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Spanish Book Club - "Para que no me olvides" by Marcela Serrano

The Spanish Book Club will meet in Meeting Room B to discuss "Para que no me olvides" by Marcela Serrano. Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Friday, 1-27-2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Field to Family Advisory Board Annual Meeting

Annual gathering of the Field to Family Advisory Board. Review of the last year's work and discuss 2017.

Date: Saturday, 1-28-2017
Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Family Storytime

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.

Date: Saturday, 1-28-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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For more information on any class or session, contact us at 319.356.5200