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  • Storytimes
  • Toddler Storytimes Monday & Tuesday 10:30 a.m.
  • Preschool Storytimes Wednesday & Thursday 10:30 a.m.
  • Family Storytimes Saturday 10:30 a.m. & Sunday 2 p.m.
  • Book Babies Friday 10:30 a.m. and again at 1:30 p.m.

Afternoon Movie: Trolls

Monday, February 20, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Storytime Room

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.

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Crazy 8's Math Club : Super-Cube Shuffle

Tuesday, February 21, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Storytime Room

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!

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Wonder Wednesdays : Minecraft Jr.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Computer Lab

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.

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Living History with Harriet Tubman

Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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.

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Tween Minecraft Time

Thursday, February 23, 2017
3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Computer Lab

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.

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Living History with Harriet Tubman

Thursday, February 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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.

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Learn Baby Massage

Friday, February 24, 2017
1:30 pm - 2:00 pm
Storytime Room

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.

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One Book Two Book: A Celebration of Children's Literature in the City of Literature

Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Other, Iowa City Book Festival

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/

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Sunday Fun Day: Celebrate Black History

Sunday, February 26, 2017
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Storytime Room

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

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