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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

Oscar Mayer WIENERMOBILE coming to ICPL
posted by: Meredith Hines-Dochterman in Kid Bits, News, kids-events, Storytime, WIENERMOBILE
It’s no bologna – the Oscar Mayer WIENERMOBILE will be at the Iowa City Public Library for two special visits! The WIENERMOBILE will make its first appearance at Preschool Storytime from 10:30 to 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 28. There will be Halloween and hot dog stor...

Upcoming Events

Music is the Word: Preschool Valentine's Dance

Do you have a little someone special that would like to party down for Valentine's Day? Stop by ICPL for a special preschool Valentine's dance!

Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Totally Tweens: Cupcake Wars

Can you decorate the sweetest cupcake? Show us your flair for design and enjoy eating your creations after the competition. Please register below. *Please inform us of any allergies or dietary restrictions before participating. We may not be able to accommodate all restrictions.*

Date: Thursday, February 11th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Storytime Room
Registration is required!
-3 of 30 seats available.
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Music is the Word, Book Babies: Preucil's Music Together:

Date: Friday, February 12th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Storytime Room
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Music is the Word, Book Babies: Preucil's Music Together:

Date: Friday, February 12th, 2016
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Music is the Word, Sing-Along: Tangled

Will Rapunzel ever find her way out of her tower, or discover that she's really the lost princess of the kingdom? Stop by the storytime room today to sing along and find out! This Disney movie features music by Academy Award winning composer Alan Menken

Date: Sunday, February 14th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Preschool Drive in Movie:

Stop by today for a cardboard box car drive in movie! We will be showing one or two short films today and sitting in homemade cardboard cars!

Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A
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After School Minecraft:

Date: Thursday, February 18th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
-3 of 20 seats available.
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After School Minecraft:

Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
-1 of 20 seats available.
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Minecraft Jr.:

Date: Monday, February 29th, 2016
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available.
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Wii Gaming for School-age Children:

Date: Thursday, March 3rd, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Music is the Word Family Special Orchestra Iowa Pied Piper: String Quartet

Orchestra Iowa's Pied Piper concert series is back for another great concert! Join 4 fabulous musicians as we are introduced to the string family.

Date: Saturday, March 5th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A
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SIT, STAY, R.E.A.D.: with Therapy Dogs of Johnson County

Date: Sunday, March 6th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Totally Tweens: DIY Decoupage

Make your room and your stuff uniquely yours using paper, fabric, and decoupage glue. We'll provide some plain cups to get started on, but you can bring your own things too. Need an idea? Bookends, coasters, or picture frames are all great projects to try.

Date: Thursday, March 10th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Spring Break Special: Blank Park Zoo: Ruby the Reading Red Panda

Blank Park Zoo will be coming back today with another Show and Tell Program! Stop by to meet a zoologist, a couple of the zoo's animals and Ruby the Reading Red Panda.

Date: Wednesday, March 16th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Preschool Storytime with : 100 Grannies!

Date: Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A
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After School Minecraft:

Date: Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
5 of 20 seats available.
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Music is the Word Spring Break Family Concert: Tom Pease

Tom Pease has been getting children and families to participate in his concerts for over thirty years! His shows really get everyone moving and touch on a variety of themes from cultural diversity to self-esteem and bullying. Be sure to check out his CD's from the children's department for a sneak peak or his website for more information! http://tompease.com/

Date: Saturday, March 19th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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After School Minecraft:

Date: Thursday, March 24th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
-1 of 20 seats available.
Information & registration for this session


Minecraft Jr.:

Date: Monday, March 28th, 2016
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available.
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Music is the Word, Preschool Storytime: Upcycled Instruments

Today at preschool storytime we're asking for your help! We would like to make all sorts of homemade instruments from items you would find around the house, and put them on display outside of the Children's Room! Stop by to make an instrument, leave it here, and Casey will put it on display with your name for everyone to see your handiwork!

Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Wii Gaming for School-age Children:

Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Music is the Word, Family Concert: Tibetan Singing Bowls

Join Jeet Saini and friends as they present a very special concert featuring Tibetan Singing Bowls.

Date: Sunday, April 10th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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Music is the Word: Totally Tweens: Upcycled Instruments

Stop by to create your own instrument using everyday materials! With permission, the instrument you create will be displayed outside of the Children's Department.

Date: Thursday, April 14th, 2016
Time: 3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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After School Minecraft:

Date: Thursday, April 21st, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
-2 of 20 seats available.
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Dia de Los Ninos/Libros Storytime Celebration:

Join in Storytime fun as we celebrate Latino books, music and culture. Únete a la diversión en celebracion de los libros Latinos Americanos, la música y la cultura.

Date: Saturday, April 23rd, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Minecraft Jr.:

Date: Monday, April 25th, 2016
Time: 4:15 PM - 5:15 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available.
Information & registration for this session


After School Minecraft:

Date: Thursday, April 28th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
-1 of 20 seats available.
Information & registration for this session


Music is the Word Preschool Storytime: Regina Orchestra

Today Regina Orchestra will be joining us for a special morning concert. Be sure to stop by to learn about the string family and to participate in the instrument petting zoo!

Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Wii Gaming for School-age Children:

Date: Thursday, May 5th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room
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Music is the Word: Totally Tweens Talent Showcase

Tweens are invited to showcase their special talent. A piano is available in the meeting room. If you sing, play a musical instrument, dance or do something goofy, we would love to have you share your skills with an appreciative audience of family and friends. Participants must stop by or call the Children's Room Desk at 356-5200 to sign up.Specifically for Grades 3-6.

Date: Thursday, May 12th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A
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After School Minecraft:

Date: Thursday, May 19th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
-1 of 20 seats available.
Information & registration for this session


After School Minecraft:

Date: Thursday, May 26th, 2016
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
0 of 20 seats available.
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Stories in the Park at Willow Creek:

Date: Wednesday, June 8th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Willow Creek Park
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Elsenpeter Marionettes Presents: The Wizard of Oz

Prepare to be transported to a new world in a whirlwind adventure by Frank Baum, adapted for the marionette stage by Richard Elsenpeter! Featuring large traditional European style marionettes and stage, this show is truly one of a kind and will leave parents and children alike blown away! Get ready to see this well known classic in a brand new light.

Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Elsenpeter Marionettes Presents: The Wizard of Oz

Prepare to be transported to a new world in a whirlwind adventure by Frank Baum, adapted for the marionette stage by Richard Elsenpeter! Featuring large traditional European style marionettes and stage, this show is truly one of a kind and will leave parents and children alike blown away! Get ready to see this well known classic in a brand new light.

Date: Thursday, June 9th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Stories in the Park at Mercer:

Date: Friday, June 10th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mercer Park
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Stories in the Park at Willow Creek:

Date: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Willow Creek Park
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Steve 'n TV!: And the Amazing YOU!

Join Steve and his computer -animated friend, TV, as they teach us about our amazing bodies! Be prepared to test your senses with optical illusions, the Name that Noise game and the Boxes of Mystery!

Date: Thursday, June 16th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Stories in the Park at Mercer:

Date: Friday, June 17th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mercer Park
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Stories in the Park at Willow Creek:

Date: Wednesday, June 22nd, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Willow Creek Park
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Johnson County Conservation:

Meet some animals you may recognize from your backyard and learn how to keep them safe in this conservation program with Johnson County Naturalist Sydney Algreen.

Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Johnson County Conservation:

Meet some animals you may recognize from your backyard and learn how to keep them safe in this conservation program with Johnson County Naturalist Sydney Algreen.

Date: Thursday, June 23rd, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Stories in the Park at Mercer:

Date: Friday, June 24th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mercer Park
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Stories in the Park at Willow Creek:

Date: Wednesday, June 29th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Willow Creek Park
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Blank Park Zoo : Show and Tell

Blank Park Zoo is back for another show and tell program for the summer reading program! Stop by ICPL today to meet and get to know a few of the animals from this wonderful zoo in Cedar Rapids.

Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Blank Park Zoo: Show and Tell

Blank Park Zoo is back for another show and tell program for the summer reading program! Stop by ICPL today to meet and get to know a few of the animals from this wonderful zoo in Cedar Rapids.

Date: Thursday, June 30th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Stories in the Park at Mercer:

Date: Friday, July 1st, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mercer Park
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Stories in the Park at Willow Creek:

Date: Wednesday, July 6th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Willow Creek Park
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Stories in the Park at Mercer:

Date: Friday, July 8th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mercer Park
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Stories in the Park at Willow Creek:

Date: Wednesday, July 13th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Willow Creek Park
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Stories in the Park at Mercer:

Date: Friday, July 15th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mercer Park
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Stories in the Park at Willow Creek:

Date: Wednesday, July 20th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Willow Creek Park
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Stories in the Park at Mercer:

Date: Friday, July 22nd, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Mercer Park
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Stories in the Park at Willow Creek:

Date: Wednesday, July 27th, 2016
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Willow Creek Park
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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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