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ICPL announces January Classes for Adults
posted by: Meredith Hines-Dochterman in News, adult classes, Adult Events, computer classes, technology
Want to learn more about your Apple or Android tablet or smartphone? In January, the Iowa City Public Library will offer several classes that help beginning and intermediate users get a better handle on their hand-held devices. Join us at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 13, for iPad...

Upcoming Events

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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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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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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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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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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League of Women Voters of Johnson County Sunday Speaker Series Iowa's Economy & The Economics of TIF

This event is cosponsored by the League of Women Voters of Johnson County and the Iowa City Public Library. Dave Swanson, Iowa State University economist, will speak at 2 p.m. in ICPL. He will address Iowa's economy and the economics of TIF.

Date: Sunday, 1-29-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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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: Monday, 1-30-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Facebook Tips and Tricks

Already a Facebook user? Come and learn how to get control of your timeline and home feed. Find new ways to connect on Facebook by creating an event or group. Time will be allotted so you can ask your burning questions.

Date: Friday, 2-03-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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"From Prison to PhD" An author event with Jason Marque Sole

"From Prison to PhD: A Memoir of Hope, Resilience, and Second Chances" is the inspirational memoir of Jason Marque Sole. Jason is a former drug dealer, leader of a street gang, and a three-time convicted felon. He fought to turn his life around, and earned both Bachelors and Masters degrees in Criminal Justice, and a PhD in Public Safety Leadership. Jason's presentation is part of the ICPL 2017 Black History Month series.

Date: Tuesday, 2-07-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Music on Wednesday @ICPL Kathy Maxey, Larry Mossman, Peter Rolnick

Head to the Library for a Noon performance of an eclectic mix of songs and tunes-from old time, traditional to contemporary-covering a wide repertoire of great music.

Date: Wednesday, 2-08-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lobby
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Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers’ Project

As part of ICPL's Black History Month Celebration, Catherine A. Stewart, Professor of History at Cornell College will be here to read from and discuss her new book "Long Past Slavery: Representing Race in the Federal Writers’ Project"

Date: Thursday, 2-09-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Second Sunday Garden Forum: Lives Written on the Land with Connie Mutel

Iowa City Ecologist Connie Mutel will be here to talk about the ongoing ecological story of Iowa’s agricultural transformation and what our past has meant for Iowans and for the state’s native plants and animals. Connie is a senior science writer for the Iowa Institute of Hydraulic Research - Hydroscience & Engineering at the University of Iowa. She has written and edited more than a dozen books on restoration ecology and environmental subjects. Her most recent memoir "A Sugar Creek Chronicle: Observing Climate Change from a Midwestern Woodland" named after an unnamed stream on land near her home that she calls Sugar Creek. The second Sunday Garden Forums are cosponsored by Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public Library. All events are free and open to the public.

Date: Sunday, 2-12-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Annual Events

All Iowa Reads

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The purpose of All Iowa Reads is to encourage Iowans statewide to read and talk about a single title in the same year. The 2017 book selection is Bottomland by Michelle Hoover. All Iowa Reads is a project of the Iowa Center for the Book. For more information about the All Iowa Reads program and reviews, discussion guides, and the selected books for each year, visit our All Iowa Reads page.

One Community, One Book

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One Communty, One Book is a community-wide reading project that runs annually, from mid-September to mid-November. The 2016 book selection is Without You, There Is No Us: My Time With the Sons of North Korea's Elite by Suki Kim. For more information, visit the Library's One Community, One Book page.

Intellectual Freedom Festival

Intellectual Freedom Festival

In 1995, The Iowa City Public Library established the annual Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival to honor Spaziani 26-year career at ICPL and life-long commitment to the freedom of ideas. Spaziani believes that the public library's role is to be a resource and a forum for an individual's pursuit and expression of diverse points of view. The festival is held in the fall. For more information, visit our Intellectual Freedom Festival page or call the Library at 319.356.5200.

Summer Reading Program

Iowa City Public Library offers Summer Reading Program events for people of all ages. Registration typically begins at the end of the school year. For more informaiton, visit our Summer Reading Program page or call 319-356-5200.

Irving B. Weber Days

The Iowa City Public Library, Johnson County Historical Society, Iowa City Genealogical Society, Iowa City Noon Lions club, and other area groups celebrate Irving B. Weber days in May, during Local History Month. For more information about Weber Days programs, visit the online Irving B. Weber site or call the Library at 319.356.5200.

Garden Forums

Second Sunday Garden Forums are sponsored by ICPL and Project GREEN. Each two-hour forum is free and open to the public. For more information on upcoming Garden Forums, contact Beth Fisher at 319.887.6024 or beth-fisher@icpl.org.