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Regular Storytimes

Toddler StorytimesMonday & Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
Preschool StorytimesWednesday & Thursday 10:30 a.m.
Book BabiesFridays 10:30 a.m & 1:30pm.
Family StorytimeSaturday 10:30 a.m.
Sunday Fun DaysSunday 2 p.m.

From the Library's Staff Blog

Win tickets to see Rick Riordan at The Englert
posted by: Meredith Hines-Dochterman in Kid Bits, News, Teens, kids-events, teen event, The Englert Theatre
Best-selling author Rick Riordan will be in Iowa City for the Iowa City Book Festival October 4 through October 9, appearing at The Englert Theatre on October 7. Tickets to the event are sold out, but the Iowa City Public Library has two to award to the winner of our Rick Riordan...

Upcoming Events

Minecraft Jr.:

Date: Monday, September 26th, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
15 of 20 seats available.
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Rick Riordan Trivia Contest and Movie:

Date: Thursday, September 29th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Characters and Coding: #1 Intro to Scratch

Walk through the basics of Scratch and complete one basic game together. Experiment with the examples to make something of your own.

Date: Monday, October 3rd, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
19 of 20 seats available.
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Tween Book and Movie Club: Coraline

We will get off to a spooky start by reading an excerpt from the book "Coraline" by Neil Gaiman. We'll watch the movie based on the book with an intermission for discussion and snacks. Try to read the whole book beforehand, it's available in multiple copies and formats from the library.

Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Characters and Coding: #2 Character Creation

Create an example sprite as a class. Then create your own based on favorite book or comics characters.

Date: Monday, October 10th, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
19 of 20 seats available.
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Tween Minecraft Time:

Date: Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
12 of 20 seats available.
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Characters and Coding: #3 Game Design

It's time to brainstorm gameplay. Will there be points, a quiz, custom characters? It's up to you.

Date: Monday, October 17th, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
19 of 20 seats available.
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Read and Watch: Tales from Grimm

Halloween is right around the corner so get ready for some spooky tales from Grimm. Today we will be reading a few of Grimm's fairy tales and watching corresponding short film adaptations. Fairy tales will include Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood and Rapunzel.

Date: Tuesday, October 18th, 2016
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Characters and Coding: #4 Finish and Present

Finish any game design and work out any bugs. We'll present and play each game before the end.

Date: Monday, October 24th, 2016
Time: 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
19 of 20 seats available.
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Tween Minecraft Time:

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
11 of 20 seats available.
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Tween Minecraft Time:

Date: Thursday, November 10th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
11 of 20 seats available.
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Tween Minecraft Time:

Date: Thursday, December 8th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
11 of 20 seats available.
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Tween Minecraft Time:

Date: Thursday, December 22nd, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
12 of 20 seats available.
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