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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

Presidents Day Holiday-Library OPEN 10-6. No Early Meetings.

Date: Monday, 2-20-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D
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Social Media Safety: Protecting your Privacy Online

Discuss the advantages/disadvantages of using the privacy settings on several social networks. Learn how to adjust your settings and learn ttechniques for discovering the information that is already out there online about you.

Date: Monday, 2-20-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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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, 2-20-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Book End Early Close

The Book End will close at 5:30 pm due to the Library's 6 pm early closing for Presidents Day.

Date: Monday, 2-20-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 5:30 pm
Location: Book End Bookstore
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LWVJC Board Meeting

League of Women Voters of Johnson County Board of Directors meeting.

Date: Monday, 2-20-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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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: Monday, 2-20-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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TRAIL of Johnson County Volunteer Training

TRAIL Volunteer Training

Date: Monday, 2-20-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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, 2-20-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Presidents Day Holiday-No Late Meetings.

Date: Monday, 2-20-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D, Meeting Room E (2nd Floor), Computer Lab, Teen Center, Storytime Room, Lobby
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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, 2-21-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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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, 2-21-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Crazy 8's Math Club : Super-Cube Shuffle

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 is week we will do the Super-Cube Shuffle: Math and art collide when you use specially colored cubes to create cool designs. After a round of design copy mania, you’ll be a super-cube pro!

Date: Tuesday, 2-21-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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New Commissioner Training

We are a nonprofit organization that does a training every two years for our new board members.

Date: Tuesday, 2-21-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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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, 2-21-2017
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, 2-21-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Iowa Writers' House Presents: The Great Green Room

The Great Green Room (GGR) is the Writers' House group for children's writers and illustrators of picture books, young adult, and middle grade fiction and non-fiction. If you are a writer for younger audiences or interested in becoming one, this group is here to provide an open forum and network for you. We meet the third Tuesday of each month 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. Join Us!

Date: Tuesday, 2-21-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Preserving Your Crown: Hair Maintenance for Women of Color

The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Alumnae Chapter and Delta Chapter of the University of Iowa of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will host a workshop where participants will learn more about maintaining healthy hair and discuss their hair challenges. During this workshop, Dr. Nkanyezi Ferguson, Dermatologist at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics will discuss hair disorders commonly seen in women of color, preventative measures and treatment options for hair disorders in women of color, and healthy hair care tips and ways in which women of color can avoid damage to their hair. Sponsored by The Iowa City-Cedar Rapids Alumnae Chapter and Delta Chapter of the University of Iowa of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Date: Tuesday, 2-21-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Dreamwell Board Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 2-21-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Critical 5

Critique Group

Date: Tuesday, 2-21-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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Placemaking Workshop

Date: Wednesday, 2-22-2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:30 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, 2-22-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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ICN #567386 - IDALS/FMNP Vendor Training

Date: Wednesday, 2-22-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Meeting Room D
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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, 2-22-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Health Focus Group

A Women's Health Focus Group

Date: Wednesday, 2-22-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Iowa City Booster Club Weekly Meeting

Weekly meeting

Date: Wednesday, 2-22-2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Wonder Wednesdays : Minecraft Jr.

Come enjoy an hour of Minecraft for the game's youngest fans. Meet other fans of your favorite game. We will play on the computers in the computer lab. This event is just for children in grades K-3 (ages 5-9). Registration is required. If you register and cannot make it, please contact the library to cancel.

Date: Wednesday, 2-22-2017
Time: 4:00 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: Wednesday, 2-22-2017
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, 2-22-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D, Meeting Room E (2nd Floor), Computer Lab
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Iowa City Historic Foodies

Meeting of folks interested in food history/preparation using cookbooks and other resources.

Date: Wednesday, 2-22-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Voter Rights Legislation

Meeting to discuss proposed legislation on voter rights in Iowa.

Date: Wednesday, 2-22-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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ICDD Board Meeting

Meeting of Board of Directors of Iowa City Downtown District

Date: Thursday, 2-23-2017
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Preschool Storytime: Cookies with Characters!

In honor of the One Book, Two Book festival this weekend, some of our favorite characters from children's literature will joining us for storytime and cookies after. You won't want to miss this special preview with some familiar friends such as Pete the Cat, Olivia and Clifford! 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, 2-23-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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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, 2-23-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Planning Meeting for Southern District of Iowa

Planning meeting for Southern District of Iowa.

Date: Thursday, 2-23-2017
Time: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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Water Protector Group

Date: Thursday, 2-23-2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Living History with Harriet Tubman

Kathryn Harris, retired library services director at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, began reenacting Harriet Tubman in the late 1990s. As Harriet she talks about her experiences as a ‘conductor’ for the Underground Railroad. Over a period of roughly ten years, Tubman made nearly a score of trips to the slave states to lead slaves to freedom in the north, risking her own life and freedom each time she went south. Harris has portrayed Tubman countless times, both to adult and children’s groups. This program is part of the 2107 Black History Month series.

Date: Thursday, 2-23-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, 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, 2-23-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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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, 2-23-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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ICPL Board of Trustees Monthly Meeting

Board Meeting minutes and agendas are available at http://www.icgov.org/boardagendas.asp

Date: Thursday, 2-23-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Boardroom
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Friends of Hickory Hill Park monthly meeting

Monthly meeting of Friends of Hickory Hill Park

Date: Thursday, 2-23-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Living History with Harriet Tubman

Kathryn Harris, retired library services director at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, began reenacting Harriet Tubman in the late 1990s. As Harriet she talks about her experiences as a ‘conductor’ for the Underground Railroad. Over a period of roughly ten years, Tubman made nearly a score of trips to the slave states to lead slaves to freedom in the north, risking her own life and freedom each time she went south. Harris has portrayed Tubman countless times, both to adult and children’s groups. This program is part of the 2107 Black History Month series.

Date: Thursday, 2-23-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, 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, 2-24-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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, 2-24-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Learn Baby Massage

Join licensed massage therapist Kristin Bergman, LPN, LMT and Doula of consciousbirthiowa.com, today from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. in the Storytime Room to learn how to connect with your child through massage. Infant massage provides a special time of communication between parent and child. It also can improve a baby’s circulation, enhance neurological development, and help with congestion, gas, and colic. This class is intended for parents with infants ranging from birth to seven months. Parents should bring a towel or blanket, and food grade unscented baby massage oil or lotion. This program is free.

Date: Friday, 2-24-2017
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, 2-24-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Spanish Book Club - "El amor en los tiempos del cólera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

The Spanish Book Club will meet in Meeting Room E to discuss "El amor en los tiempos del cólera" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Friday, 2-24-2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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One Book Two Book: A Celebration of Children's Literature in the City of Literature

The sixth annual One Book Two Book festival is proud to welcome best-selling children’s book author Gene Luen Yang as the keynote speaker. Mr. Lang is a critically acclaimed children and young adult graphic novelist and cartoonist with several award winning books for children and young adults.. Other events include a children's book fair, live entertainment by storyteller, Darrin Crow and Absolute Science, arts and crafts, face painting, trains with Dan Daly, and more. Children's book characters will also be visiting--Pete the Cat, Olivia, Clifford the Big Red Dog, and Ladybug Girl! One Book Two Book will be held downtown across from the Library at the Vetro Hotel, 201 S. Linn St. For a list of all the events and times visit: http://www.onebooktwobook.org/saturday-schedule/

Date: Saturday, 2-25-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location: Other, Iowa City Book Festival
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ICPLFF Book Sale

You name the price at this huge book sale to benefit the Iowa City Public Library. Pay what you want on a selection of hundreds of gently read books for children and adults. The book sale is hosted by the Book End Committee of the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation.

Date: Saturday, 2-25-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C, Meeting Room D
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Indivisible Iowa: Joni Ernst's Retirement Party

The Iowa City chapter of Indivisible Iowa will be hosting a postcard-writing campaign to communicate to Senator Ernst our positions on her DeVos vote. We may also host a speaker, yet to be confirmed.

Date: Saturday, 2-25-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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, 2-25-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 6:00 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, 2-25-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Johnson County Green Party Meeting

Johnson County Green Party meeting

Date: Saturday, 2-25-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 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, 2-26-2017
Time: 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room D, Meeting Room E (2nd Floor), Computer Lab
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Sunday Fun Day: Celebrate Black History

Celebrate Black History Month with crafts and short films highlighting historical figures. Sunday Funday activities are for the entire family to enjoy together.

Date: Sunday, 2-26-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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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, 2-27-2017
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, 2-27-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Iowa Valley Global Food Project Fundraising Meeting

Fundraising Meeting

Date: Monday, 2-27-2017
Time: 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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Totally Tweens: Pop Art Portraits

These Pop Art portraits are all about color. We'll use basic photography to take photos of each other. Then print, paint and frame a series of colorful portraits. This program is just for kids in 3rd - 6th grade.

Date: Monday, 2-27-2017
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: Monday, 2-27-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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ICCT - Diary of Anne Frank 1st Read

First read through for the Diary of Anne Frank at Iowa City Community Theatre

Date: Monday, 2-27-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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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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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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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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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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Teen Anime & Manga Day

We'll watch anime, talk about our favorite manga and draw fan art! We will be screening: TBD 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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Wonder Wednesday's : Lego Build Grades K-2

Wonder Wednesday's 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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: Meeting Room A
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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
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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 also we 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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