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Intellectual Freedom Festival

The Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival is an Annual Event at ICPL that affirms everyone's right to freedom of thought and expression. All events are free and open to the public. We hope you will join us!

What is Intellectual Freedom?

Intellectual Freedom is a basic human right, defined by Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 1948. The American Library Association affirms Intellectual Freedom as a basis for our democratic system and recognizes the important role libraries play in Intellectual Freedom issues. In order to be responsible citizens who have the ability to self-govern, we must be well-informed. Libraries provide information, ideas and resources in a variety of formats, enabling an informed citizenry.

Carol

About the Festival

In 1995, the Iowa City Public Library established the annual Carol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival to honor Carol's 26-year career at ICPL and life-long commitment to the freedom of ideas. Spaziani (shown left) 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. A Library committee monitors current intellectual freedom issues and plans programs of interest for area residents. Celebrate your intellectual freedom and head to the Library for interesting programs and discussions.



Upcoming Events

Pinterest Tips and Tricks

Discover how to organize and use your Pinterest account to its fullest potential. Learn how to search for boards using various search terms, follow and unfollow boards, make a secret pin board, and much more!

Date: Tuesday, 2-28-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Tuesday, 2-28-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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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, 2-28-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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JCBA Family Law Committee Meeting

Meeting of the Johnson County Bar Association Family Law Committee

Date: Tuesday, 2-28-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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: Tuesday, 2-28-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Crazy 8's Math Club : Epic Air Traffic Control

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. This week we will build an Epic Air Traffic Control: Build your own airport, complete with finger-light airplanes and glowstick runways. Use your math skills to land all the planes safely!

Date: Tuesday, 2-28-2017
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, 2-28-2017
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, 2-28-2017
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, 2-28-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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DNA Interest Group - Ancestry Prediction

Ancestry Prediction: An overview of ancestry estimation including a panel discussion of personal findings in the context of family history. 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, 2-28-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Her Campus Marketing Team Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 2-28-2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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IC Science Booster Club Meeting

Public informational meeting for the Iowa City Science Booster Club about upcoming science outreach events, volunteer opportunities, and our organization & goals. Free pizza!

Date: Tuesday, 2-28-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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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, 3-01-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Wednesday, 3-01-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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Preschool Storytime

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, 3-01-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Story Play

Stay after Storytime or drop in for a learning-filled play time for caregivers and their children. This is a great opportunity to develop social skills as well as literacy skills. We will have books, toys, and music out for the little ones to discover. Caregivers can have the chance to meet and talk with one another. Please feel free to bring lunch or snacks for you and your little one! No registration required. Ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Date: Wednesday, 3-01-2017
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Afternoon Movie: Trolls

Join us for a no school day afternoon movie showing of Trolls! After the Bergens invade Troll Village, Poppy, the happiest Troll ever born, and the curmudgeonly Branch set off on a journey to rescue her friends.

Date: Wednesday, 3-01-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Iowa City Booster Club Weekly Meeting

Weekly meeting

Date: Wednesday, 3-01-2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Teen Anime & Manga Day

We'll watch anime, talk about our favorite manga and draw fan art! We will be screening: Yuri!!! on ICE Terror in Resonance Charlotte There will be an artist alley with prize drawings for participants, so be sure to bring your finished drawings or do some freehand work while you're here! Cosplay dress is always welcome and there will be prizes for those who take part. For Grades 7-12 only.

Date: Wednesday, 3-01-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Iowa City Bike Library Committee

Bike Library Evaluation Committee

Date: Wednesday, 3-01-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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ICPL Friends Foundation Meeting

Meeting of Board of Directors of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.

Date: Wednesday, 3-01-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Wonder Wednesdays : Lego Build 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. The first week of each month will be building with Lego's. Show us how creative you can be with your Lego building! All supplies are provided but, please leave all personal Lego's at home. (Children under the age of 6 must be accompanied by an adult.)

Date: Wednesday, 3-01-2017
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, 3-01-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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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, 3-01-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D, Meeting Room E (2nd Floor), Computer Lab
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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, 3-02-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Orchestra Iowa: Pied Piper

Join Orchestra Iowa’s talented chamber ensembles as they introduce preschool-aged children to the instruments of the orchestra! Focused on fun and learning, Pied Piper Concerts offer children the opportunity to enjoy an up-close and personal chamber concert. 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, 3-02-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Meeting Room A
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Thursday, 3-02-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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100 Grannies: Planning meeting for retreat

Retreat planning for non profit group 100grannies

Date: Thursday, 3-02-2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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ICCSD Bookapalooza

The Bookapalooza event is sponsored by the teacher librarians in the Iowa City Community School District. It includes displays of books and booktalks (and food). Teachers and other librarians are invited.

Date: Thursday, 3-02-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Tween Book and Movie Club: Matilda

Which is better the book or the movie? Decide for yourself at our book and movie club just for tweens (kids in 3rd-6th grade). During this session we will read some of the book and watch the entire movie version of "Matilda" by Roald Dahl. 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, 3-02-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 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, 3-02-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Bike Library Board Meeting

Date: Thursday, 3-02-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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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, 3-02-2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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JCDems Central Committee

JCDems Central Committee

Date: Thursday, 3-02-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Dream Group

Dream interpretation group.

Date: Thursday, 3-02-2017
Time: 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: 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, 3-03-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Maintaining and Preserving Digital Photos

Want to learn how to take care of your digital photo collection? Begin by getting familiar with important terminology and file types. Then learn the key steps needed to preserve your digital photos. See how to use metadata to organize photos and discuss and talk about tools available to make this process a little more manageable.

Date: Friday, 3-03-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Book Babies

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, 3-03-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Iowa Safe At Home Program Information

Melanie Shellenberger from the Iowa Secretary of State's Office will present information about the Iowa Safe at Home program. Iowa Safe at Home is an address confidentiality program for victims of domestic crimes.

Date: Friday, 3-03-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Location: Meeting Room A
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Friday, 3-03-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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Story Play

Stay after Storytime or drop in for a learning-filled play time for caregivers and their children. This is a great opportunity to develop social skills as well as literacy skills. We will have books, toys, and music out for the little ones to discover. Caregivers can have the chance to meet and talk with one another. Please feel free to bring lunch or snacks for you and your little one! No registration required. Ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Date: Friday, 3-03-2017
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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CANCELED: City Council Annoucement for Mazahir Salih

City Council Annoucement for Mazahir Salih

Date: Friday, 3-03-2017
Time: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Canceled
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Book Babies

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, 3-03-2017
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, 3-03-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Prairie Yarn Over Movie Night

Our Knitting Group is going to watch a documentary about yarn and its use in art.

Date: Friday, 3-03-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Alana's 4th Birthday

Date: Saturday, 3-04-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Saturday, 3-04-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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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, 3-04-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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ICPL Teen Activity Group

Calling all people in grades 7-12! TAG is looking for new members! The Iowa City Public Library Teen Activity Group (TAG) is designed to energize teen programming and services as well as allow teens a greater voice at the Library. We meet monthly to discuss books, plan upcoming events, and talk about what's going on. We also eat snacks. Want to make a difference in your Library? Maybe you just love reading and making new friends? We'd love to hear from you! TAG meets each month during the school year. If you are interested in joining TAG, please drop by and find out what we're about!

Date: Saturday, 3-04-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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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, 3-04-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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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, 3-04-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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U of I Arts Share: Dancers in Company

The UI’s premiere touring dance company, Dancers in Company is in its 33rd year, the company presents works by nationally and internationally active faculty and guest choreographers created around this year’s theme of “home.” Using dance to investigate personal, local, and global issues relating to home, UI Dance students will perform a thrilling and diverse concert.

Date: Saturday, 3-04-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Belly Babies: Begin a Reading Ritual

Recent research suggests that babies can hear their parents' voices as early as 23 weeks. I'll share literacy tips, rhymes, songs and books. All practices to help you start a reading ritual before your baby is born. This program is free and open to all expectant parents in the community. Registration isn't required. Older siblings are welcome to attend.

Date: Saturday, 3-04-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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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, 3-04-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Eckhart Tolle Group

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

Date: Saturday, 3-04-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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: Sunday, 3-05-2017
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room D, Meeting Room E (2nd Floor), Computer Lab
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Sunday, 3-05-2017
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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Sunday Fun Day : Dr. Seuss Crafts

Sunday Fun Day activities are for the entire family to enjoy together. Do you like Dr. Seuss books? Why not try making a craft inspired by The Cat in the Hat, Thing One and Thing Two and The Lorax,

Date: Sunday, 3-05-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Second Sunday Garden Forum: Iowa City's 'Gather Here' - Growing Parks & Community

Juli Seydell Johnson became the Director of Iowa City Parks & Recreation in January 2016. She'll be here to discuss Iowa City’s current park areas and its master plan for parks, natural areas, trails, and trees which provides a new vision to “Gather and Grow” in the city. As Director of Parks & Recreation, Juli is responsible for the city's 46 parks, extensive trail network, 1,600 acres of open space, two recreation centers and the city-owned Oakland Cemetery. An Iowa native, Juli previously served as the Director of Parks and Recreation for the City of Eagan, Minn, and Coralville, Iowa .She is a graduate of Iowa State University and the University of South Dakota. The Second Sunday Garden Forums and cosponsored by Project GREEN and the Iowa City Public Library. All programs are free and open to the public.

Date: Sunday, 3-05-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, 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: Monday, 3-06-2017
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, 3-06-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
More Information

Story Play

Stay after Storytime or drop in for a learning-filled play time for caregivers and their children. This is a great opportunity to develop social skills as well as literacy skills. We will have books, toys, and music out for the little ones to discover. Caregivers can have the chance to meet and talk with one another. Please feel free to bring lunch or snacks for you and your little one! No registration required. Ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Date: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Iowa City Climate Advocates Video Conference

The Iowa City Climate Advocates has arranged a video conference with Senator Grassley and his aide.

Date: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Date: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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ICPLFF Committee

Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation Fundraising Committee meeting.

Date: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 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: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Creative Workshop using Adobe Creative Cloud

The computer lab will be open for individuals interested in self-guided work using Adobe Creative Cloud products. Today's open lab will focus on Adobe Illustrator. If you don't have a project or want to learn to use the Adobe software you can access one of the many tutorials available. A librarian will be on hand to trouble shoot questions that may arise or provide guidance when using the software. A handout with learning resources will be provided. Please register -- there are only 10 seats available.

Date: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Johnson County Comprehensive Plan Town Hall

The event is a public town hall meeting and input session related to the development of Johnson County's Comprehensive Plan. The event will feature a short presentation by County staff, followed by breakout sessions and small-group discussions for the attendees to discuss their visions for the future development of the County. The feedback from this event will be utilized by the County's Consultants as they are drafting the Plan.

Date: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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CAT Childcare Subcommittee

First meeting to discuss subcommittee's mission, goals, and function.

Date: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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Pilot Club of Iowa City Scholarship Committee

Scholarship interviews

Date: Monday, 3-06-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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Iowa Assessments

Delivering Iowa Assessments

Date: Tuesday, 3-07-2017
Time: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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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, 3-07-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Tuesday, 3-07-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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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, 3-07-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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University of Iowa House Directors Group

Date: Tuesday, 3-07-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 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: Tuesday, 3-07-2017
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, 3-07-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Old Capitol Toastmasters

Toastmasters meeting! Speeches, jokes and thoughts. Everyone welcome! Please join us.

Date: Tuesday, 3-07-2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Iowa Writers' House Presents: Rainbow Room

The Rainbow Room will focus on LGBT literature and provide opportunities for LGBT writers to share and write in a safe, supportive, and creative space. The Rainbow Room will meet at the Iowa City Public Library the first Tuesday of every month from 6-8pm in Meeting Room B. All are welcome at whatever stage of the writing journey you are in! The Iowa Writers' House is a community literary organization dedicated to creating a space for education, support, and resources for writers. Our Writers' Rooms are sub-communities of the house that bring together writers of shared interest or genre to free-write, respond to prompts, learn together, and find support for their work.

Date: Tuesday, 3-07-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Eastern Iowa Swing Left

This is an organizational meeting for Swing Left.

Date: Tuesday, 3-07-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Iowa Theatre Artists Company Reading

Table reading of a play

Date: Tuesday, 3-07-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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Pedestrian Mall Improvements

Pedestrian Mall Improvements . Story Wall Theme and Content

Date: Wednesday, 3-08-2017
Time: 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Meeting Room A
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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, 3-08-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Iditarod Preschool Storytime

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March across a large part of Alaska. In this storytime we will watch footage from the race going on right now, read books about the Iditarod, and learn more about the dog heroes of Alaska. Mush, mush! 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, 3-08-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Wednesday, 3-08-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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Story Play

Stay after Storytime or drop in for a learning-filled play time for caregivers and their children. This is a great opportunity to develop social skills as well as literacy skills. We will have books, toys, and music out for the little ones to discover. Caregivers can have the chance to meet and talk with one another. Please feel free to bring lunch or snacks for you and your little one! No registration required. Ages 0-5 with a caregiver.

Date: Wednesday, 3-08-2017
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Music on Wednesday @ICPL: Pigs and Clover

Native Iowan singer-songwriters, Matt Kearney and Jamie (Fredericksen) Kearney, share their eclectic mix of music and poetry.

Date: Wednesday, 3-08-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lobby
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Water Protector Group

Date: Wednesday, 3-08-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Iowa Vmware User Group

Date: Wednesday, 3-08-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Wonder Wednesdays: Dot & Dash 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. 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. Meet our new Library robots: Dot & Dash! Learn how to program and drive them around the library! 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, 3-08-2017
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, 3-08-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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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, 3-08-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D, Meeting Room E (2nd Floor), Computer Lab
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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, 3-09-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Iditarod Preschool Storytime

The Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race is an annual long-distance sled dog race run in early March across a large part of Alaska. In this storytime we will watch footage from the race going on right now, read books about the Iditarod, and learn more about the dog heroes of Alaska. Mush, mush! 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, 3-09-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Buy 1 Get 1 FREE CDs in The Book End

Buy one CD, Get one CD of equal or lesser value FREE in The Book End on the second floor of the Library.

Date: Thursday, 3-09-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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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, 3-09-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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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, 3-09-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Good Neighbor Meeting for rezoning of 202 N. Linn St

Good Neighbor Meeting for rezoning of 202 N. Linn St

Date: Thursday, 3-09-2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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IC Game Dev Monthly Meetup

The Iowa City Game Dev group invites you to our free, open to the public, monthly meetup that provides local game developers space and time to teach each other new skills, share projects, and provide feedback on each others' work. All interested parties are welcome, regardless of skill level. Did you know that game development has never been more accessible and easy as it is today? Even if you've never even thought about what might go into creating your own video game, there are so many free and beginner-friendly tools available that you could have a functional prototype in a matter of days, even with little to no programming experience. Don't know where to start? This great tool will hopefully guide you in the right direction: http://www.sortingh.at/ We encourage everyone to give game development a try and happily welcome anyone interested to check out the meetup and see all the cool stuff local folks are working on.

Date: Thursday, 3-09-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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