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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

Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Monday, 4-24-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 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: Monday, 4-24-2017
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, 4-24-2017
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: Monday, 4-24-2017
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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RVAP

Date: Monday, 4-24-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Rescheduled --New! Using Adobe Premiere

Learn how to upload your files, clip away unneeded footage, add titles and transitions, as well as other effects to create quality video. The class will work with the patron’s own videos. ***Please bring your file saved on a flash drive. It suggested that participants attend Tools for Video Editing before taking this class.

Date: Monday, 4-24-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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InnovateHER - Iowa City Area Development Group

Innovate Her (Iowa City Area Development Group) “The InnovateHER Challenge is for female- and family-focused companies. Winners receive up to $40,000 for their business from the Small Business Administration (SBA)." Evaluation criteria are:  1. Has a measurable impact on the lives of women and families 2. Has the potential for commercialization 3. Fills a need in the marketplace

Date: Monday, 4-24-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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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 Photoshop. 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, 4-24-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Her Campus Social Media Team Meeting

Date: Monday, 4-24-2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Environmental Art Game Play Event

I've created a one-of-a-kind game that is a kit that amends Scrabble. The first game play event I invited the public and specifically the Iowa City Scrabble Club. For this game play event, I will open it again to the general public so as to compare the two game play events to one another.

Date: Monday, 4-24-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Tuesday, 4-25-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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DNA Day: Student Genetic Ancestry Testing - an experiment in making science personal

Charles "Chip" Aquadro, Ph. D., is a Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and Director of the Center for Comparative and Population Genomics at Cornell University. There he teaches Personal Genomics & Medicine (BioMG 1290), and introductory non-majors genetics course at that explores the principles and consequences of biological variation in humans. Students in diverse academic disciplines take this course, which provides an opportunity for each student to submit a free personal DNA sample for ancestry testing. Students are able to learn about their own genetic composition as it relates to the material of the course.

Date: Tuesday, 4-25-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Meeting Room A
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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, 4-25-2017
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, 4-25-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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DNA Day: Festival of Genetics

Students from the Personal Genome Learning Center in the University of Iowa Department of Biology will give demonstrations of genetics principles and provide assistance with interpreting and using DNA test results from genetics testing companies such as 23andMe, AncestryDNA.

Date: Tuesday, 4-25-2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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DNA Day: Decoding Annie Parker Film Screening

Iowa Institute of Genetics will screen Decoding Annie Parker as part of DNA Day. Based on true events, Decoding Annie Parker tells the life affirming story of two remarkable women; the irrepressible Annie Parker, a three time cancer survivor and the geneticist Mary-Claire King whose discovery of the breast cancer BRCA gene mutation is considered one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century.

Date: Tuesday, 4-25-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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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, 4-25-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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, 4-25-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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DNA Interest Group - Personalizing genetics education through DNA test results

National DNA Day: Celebrating Genomics Through Awareness. A moderated panel discussion with University of Iowa faculty and students. 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, 4-25-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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"Radical" play reading

Date: Tuesday, 4-25-2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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IC Science Booster Club Meeting

Stick around after DNA Day for a 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, 4-25-2017
Time: 8:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Wednesday, 4-26-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 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, 4-26-2017
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, 4-26-2017
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, 4-26-2017
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Community Transportation Committee

Date: Wednesday, 4-26-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 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, 4-26-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Iowa City Historic Foodies

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

Date: Wednesday, 4-26-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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ICPL Volunteer Recognition Event

The Library has a wonderful group of volunteers and we extend our heartfelt thanks to all Iowa City Public Library volunteers who share their time and talents with the Library! This volunteer recognition event is open to all individuals who volunteered at the Library in 2016.

Date: Wednesday, 4-26-2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Thursday, 4-27-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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ICDD Board Meeting

Meeting of Board of Directors of Iowa City Downtown District

Date: Thursday, 4-27-2017
Time: 8:30 am - 10:00 am
Location: Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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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: Thursday, 4-27-2017
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, 4-27-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Honoring Your Wishes/Wellness

The mission of Honoring Your Wishes is to promote a community-wide advance care planning process in which individuals’ health care preferences are discussed, documented, and honored by families, friends, and the health care community.

Date: Thursday, 4-27-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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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, 4-27-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Rehearsal

rehearsal of a short film

Date: Thursday, 4-27-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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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, 4-27-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Boardroom
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JCDems Executive Committee

Monthly meeting of the Johnson County Democrats Executive Committee

Date: Thursday, 4-27-2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Poetry Month Event: La Chicana: Memories of the Chicago Barrio and Readings in Latino Poetry

"La Chicana: A Program of Latino Poetry and Memories of Life in the Chicago Barrio." The Chicano experience as told by the life experience of a Chicana woman, Maria del Rosario Flores Curry, and her Mexican father in the Chicago barrio. The Reading Aloud group from the Iowa City Senior Center will read Latino/Chicano poems. These poems by noted Latino poets address the historical and contemporary experience of Latinos and Chicanos in the Americas.

Date: Thursday, 4-27-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Friday, 4-28-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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Creating Safe Workplaces: Worker Rights and Worker Power

Presentation on worker health and safety in conjunction with Workers' Memorial Day, including public speaking presentations by participants attending a University of Iowa Labor Center conference

Date: Friday, 4-28-2017
Time: 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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ICAD (Iowa City Area Development Group)

Date: Friday, 4-28-2017
Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Location: Meeting Room B
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Morningstar and Value Line Database Tutorials

Did you know that as an ICPL patron you have access to great money management resources? Learn about MorningStar and Value Line, two leading resources for investment research. We'll demonstrate how to use these databases so you can get the information you need to be a smarter investor.

Date: Friday, 4-28-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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, 4-28-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Open Interviews for Summer Camp Staff

The Arc of Southeast Iowa is in need of summer camp counselors to work with kids and teens with disabilities for a nine week long program June 5th through August 4th for half day or full day options. Field trips to parks, pools, libraries, museums, music therapy, farms and more are part of the daily activities. Have fun and get great work experience over the summer.

Date: Friday, 4-28-2017
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room C
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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, 4-28-2017
Time: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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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, 4-28-2017
Time: 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Community Action for Trans and Nonbinary Issues

This will be an open forum for discussing ways for us to be an active community on issues relevant to transgender and nonbinary people. Please join us for a community-wide discussion on how we can take action in our own lives and organizations to make positive change for trans and nonbinary communities! Bring your own ideas or come to just listen — this event is open to all and serves as a forum for making meaningful changes.

Date: Friday, 4-28-2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Spanish Book Club - "La isla de los hombres solos" by José León Sánchez

The Spanish Book Club will meet in Meeting Room B to discuss "La isla de los hombres solos" by José León Sánchez. Free and open to the public. Everyone is welcome.

Date: Friday, 4-28-2017
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Saturday, 4-29-2017
Time: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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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, 4-29-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Studio Recital

Studio recital for the flute and piano students of Sarah Beland.

Date: Saturday, 4-29-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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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, 4-29-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Eckhart Tolle & Friends

Audio/video viewing of Eckhart Tolle talks & meditations, as well as other mindfulness teachers such as Tara Brach and Pema Chodron. Our aim is to encourage and support each other in present moment awareness. Some mindful discussion after, as time allows

Date: Saturday, 4-29-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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, 4-29-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Sunday, 4-30-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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Sunday Fun Day: Make a May Day Basket

Sunday Funday activities are for the entire family to enjoy together. Get ready for May Day! You can make your own beautiful May baskets to hang on the door of people you love. This is a fun way to celebrate spring!

Date: Sunday, 4-30-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Storytime Room
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Jazz in the Fight for Civil Rights: Jazz as Activist Music

Celebration of UNESCO International Jazz Day 2017. During the Civil Rights movement, many musicians joined African-Americans in using their musical voice as a catalyst in demanding change in America. While popular artists such as Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye and James Brown were more overt in voicing their opposition to the status quo through their music, many overlook the more subtle sonic contributions that jazz musicians made to this righteous cause. Through a combination of live performance, spoken remark and a visual presentation, this unique program will highlight three of the more prevalent examples of jazz music’s alignment with the African-American fight for civil rights and the backstory behind their creation. Featuring musicians: Dr. Damani Phillips – Saxophone/Vocals (University of Iowa) ; Steve Shanley – Piano (Coe College) ; Blake Shaw – Bass (Iowa Grad Student) ; Jim Dreier – Drums (University of Iowa).

Date: Sunday, 4-30-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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Learning How to Use Your Union in the Workplace (for women)

Date: Sunday, 4-30-2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Monday, 5-01-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 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: Monday, 5-01-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Toddler Storytime -Celebrate Children's Book Week!

Celebrate children's books and the love of reading with Children's Book Week at your library! 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, 5-01-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Genealogical Society Board Meeting

Date: Monday, 5-01-2017
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, 5-01-2017
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, 5-01-2017
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 Premiere. 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, 5-01-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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May Day Iowa Workers Rights Are Human Rights

A community trial to determine if anti-labor bills passed by the Iowa Legislature to restrict public employee collective bargaining rights under Chapter 20 are resulting in violations of international human rights as recognized by the International Labor Organization, an agency of the United Nations.

Date: Monday, 5-01-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Environmental Art Game Play Event

I've designed and created an art game that is based off the game Memory. It includes species who have gone extinct and who now face extinction. I am wanting to see how people play the game, what they think about it and how it affects their thoughts about species extinction. This is part of my dissertation research and IRB approved. I am hoping that people from the general public will come and play the game. I will have multiple copies available so that people can play amongst themselves if there are many people.

Date: Monday, 5-01-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Tuesday, 5-02-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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Toddler Storytime - Celebrate Children's Book Week!

Celebrate children's books and the love of reading with Children's Book Week at your library! 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, 5-02-2017
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, 5-02-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Bookmobile at City Council Meeting

LOCATION: City Hall, 410 E Washington St. The Bookmobile is a mobile library service from the Iowa City Public Library. Stop by to see our new Bookmobile and check out some books or DVDs to take home! Regular Bookmobile stops begin June 1. View the full Summer Schedule and learn more at http://www.icpl.org/bookmobile.

Date: Tuesday, 5-02-2017
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Bookmobile
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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, 5-02-2017
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, 5-02-2017
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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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, 5-02-2017
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room B
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Writing in Resistance : Poetry, Translation, and the Arab Spring

Sponsored by the UI Translation workshop. Photography taken during the Arab Spring in Tunisia, along with English translations of the poems used in and for the protests against the dictatorship. The Arab Spring was a revolutionary wave of both violent and non-violent demonstrations, protests, riots, coups and civil wars in North Africa and the Middle East that began on 17 December 2010 in Tunisia with the Tunisian Revolution.

Date: Tuesday, 5-02-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Dreamwell Theatre Board Meeting

Date: Tuesday, 5-02-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Wednesday, 5-03-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 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, 5-03-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Bookmobile at Iowa City Marketplace

LOCATION: 1660 Sycamore St,, Iowa City Marketplace The Bookmobile is a mobile library service from the Iowa City Public Library. Stop by to see our new Bookmobile and check out some books or DVDs to take home! Regular Bookmobile stops begin June 1. View the full Summer Schedule and learn more at http://www.icpl.org/bookmobile.

Date: Wednesday, 5-03-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Location: Bookmobile
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Weber Days: Preschool Storytime with Ellen Buchanan - Celebrate Children's Book Week

In celebration of Iowa City's Weber Days and Children's Book Week enjoy this storytime with local native and legend Ellen Buchanan! 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. This program is part of ICPL’s Weber Days, a series of Local History programs and events honoring the memory and work of Iowa City Historian Irving B. Weber.

Date: Wednesday, 5-03-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Music on Wednesday @ICPL/Weber Days: Old Post Office Brass

"Old Post Office Brass" reflects the home base in the Senior Center, formerly the Iowa City Post Office, and is a part of the New Horizons Band. This traditional brass quintet (two trumpets, horn, trombone and tuba) performs a large variety of music, including classical, ragtime, Dixieland and popular (show tunes, etc.) for a variety of audiences in different venues.

Date: Wednesday, 5-03-2017
Time: 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Location: Lobby
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Mahazir for Council - Committee Meeting

Campaign meeting

Date: Wednesday, 5-03-2017
Time: 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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Introduction to Genealogy

Have you ever wondered about your family tree? Not sure how to start searching for your ancestors? Come join us for an Introduction to Genealogy. From what questions to ask and where to start searching to how to keep track of the information you find we'll get you started on your search.

Date: Wednesday, 5-03-2017
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Computer Lab
Registration is required!
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Celebrate Children's Book Week - Invent Your Own Story

Celebrate Children's Book Week with ICPL and Prairie Lights Bookstore! We will be inventing your own story to write and share in books you make! For Grades K-2. This event is co-sponsored by Prairie Lights Bookstore

Date: Wednesday, 5-03-2017
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, 5-03-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Weber Days: University Town, Union Town - An Introduction to Iowa City and Johnson County Labor History

John W. McKerley, Oral Historian at the University of Iowa Labor Center's Iowa Labor History Oral Project will give a an introduction to the Labor History of Iowa City and Johnson County. This program is part of ICPL's Weber Days, a series of Local History programs and events honoring the memory and work of Iowa City Historian Irving B. Weber.

Date: Wednesday, 5-03-2017
Time: 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Thursday, 5-04-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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EntreFEST 2017

Iowa's entrepreneur conference. More info at EntreFEST.com. Sessions held at the library are free and open to the public.

Date: Thursday, 5-04-2017
Time: 10:00 am - 8:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C
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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, 5-04-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Location: Computer Lab
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Weber Days: Musical Storytime with Marc Falk

Marc Falk, a music professor at Coe College and founder of Iowa City's Outdoor Adventure Camps, will present a concert of fun and interactive music for kids and parents. 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. This program is part of ICPL’s Weber Days, a series of Local History programs and events honoring the memory and work of Iowa City Historian Irving B. Weber.

Date: Thursday, 5-04-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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Bookmobile at Noon Rotary/University Heights

LOCATION: 1360 Melrose Ave The Bookmobile is a mobile library service from the Iowa City Public Library. Stop by to see our new Bookmobile and check out some books or DVDs to take home! Regular Bookmobile stops begin June 1. View the full Summer Schedule and learn more at http://www.icpl.org/bookmobile.

Date: Thursday, 5-04-2017
Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location: Bookmobile
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Johnson County 5

Date: Thursday, 5-04-2017
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
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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, 5-04-2017
Time: 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Bookmobile at North Dodge Hy-Vee

LOCATION: 1125 N Dodge St, North Dodge Hy-Vee The Bookmobile is a mobile library service from the Iowa City Public Library. Stop by to see our new Bookmobile and check out some books or DVDs to take home! Regular Bookmobile stops begin June 1. View the full Summer Schedule and learn more at http://www.icpl.org/bookmobile.

Date: Thursday, 5-04-2017
Time: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Location: Bookmobile
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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, 5-04-2017
Time: 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: Teen Center
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Unavailable During Room Upgrades

Room D is being upgraded from an ICN classroom to an updated, flexible room with equipment for web conferencing.

Date: Friday, 5-05-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location: Meeting Room D
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EntreFEST 2017

Iowa's entrepreneur conference. More info at EntreFEST.com. Sessions held at the library are free and open to the public.

Date: Friday, 5-05-2017
Time: 8:00 am - 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, 5-05-2017
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, 5-05-2017
Time: 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Location: Storytime Room
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