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Full Calendar of Children's Events

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

ICPL Presents Songs of Peter Rabbit
posted by: Meredith Hines-Dochterman in Kid Bits, News, kids-events
The Iowa City Public Library will celebrate Beatrix Potter’s 150th birthday next week with a special reading and performance of The Songs of Peter Rabbit. Based on Potter’s beloved classic, The Tale of Peter Rabbit, the adaptation by composer Dudley Glass captures the troubl...

Upcoming Events

Last Splash of Summer :

ICPL is proud to be hosting the Fire Department as our final special event for the Summer Reading program. Stop by the pedestrian mall today to play the fire extinguisher game and go through the inflatable smoke house! The meeting rooms are a rain location, we will be outside weather permitting.

Date: Thursday, July 28th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Stories in the Park at Mercer:

Date: Friday, July 29th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mercer Park
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Minecraft Jr.:

Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
-19 of 20 seats available.
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Monday Matinee: Minions

Evolving from single-celled yellow organisms at the dawn of time, Minions live to serve, but find themselves working for a continual series of unsuccessful masters, from T. Rex to Napoleon. Without a master to grovel for, the Minions fall into a deep depression. But one minion, Kevin, has a plan; accompanied by his pals Stuart and Bob, he sets forth to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. Their search leads them to Scarlet Overkill, the world's first-ever super-villainess.

Date: Monday, August 1st, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Totally Tweens: Glow-in-the-Dark Lock-In

Celebrate the end of Summer Reading by staying late at the library. Enjoy a glow-in-the-dark games, temporary hair colors, 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.

Date: Friday, August 5th, 2016
Time: 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D (ICN)
Registration is required!
21 of 50 seats available.
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Monday Matinee: The Secret World of Arrietty

The Clock family are four-inch-tall people who live anonymously in another family's residence, borrowing simple items to make their home. Life changes for the Clocks when their daughter, Arrietty, is discovered by Sho, a human boy.

Date: Monday, August 8th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Monday Matinee: The Descendants

In present-day Auradon, Ben, the teenaged son of King "Beast" and Queen Belle, is poised to take the throne. He offers a chance for redemption for the trouble making offspring of Disney's classic villains: Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen (Evie) and Jafar (Jay) who were exiled to the remote Isle of the Lost. The villains' descendants have been granted permission to attend prep school in the kingdom with the Disney heroes' kids.

Date: Monday, August 15th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Tween Minecraft (Hour 1):

Date: Friday, August 19th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
7 of 20 seats available.
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Tween Minecraft (Hour 2):

Date: Friday, August 19th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
14 of 20 seats available.
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Minecraft Jr.:

Date: Monday, August 22nd, 2016
Time: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
-19 of 20 seats available.
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Farmer's Market Storytime:

Date: Saturday, August 27th, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Farmer's Market
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Farmer's Market Storytime:

Date: Saturday, September 17th, 2016
Time: 9:30 AM - 10:00 AM
Location: Farmer's Market
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