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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.

Iowa State University's Insect Zoo:

The Insect Zoo in Iowa State University's Department of Entomology is an outreach program developed to foster an appreciation of insects found in Iowa and throughout the world. Participants can view and interact with live insects and other arthropods. Participants will learn about interrelationships among diverse insect groups and their important role in life on Earth. For more information please visit ISU's Department of Entomology website: http://www.ent.iastate.edu/insectzoo/

Date: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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SIT, STAY, R.E.A.D.: with Therapy Dogs of Johnson County

Come read aloud to trained therapy dogs. Read four times to earn a new book!

Date: Sunday, August 2nd, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room

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Toddler Storytime: with Nancy

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, August 3rd, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Storytime Room

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Toddler Storytime: with Amanda

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, August 4th, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Storytime Room

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Preschool Storytime: with Kathy

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, August 5th, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Storytime Room

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Preschool Pug 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.

Today at ICPL we will be featuring Pugs. Come by to read some silly pug dog stories and to meet some of our staff's furry friends!

Date: Thursday, August 6th, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Meeting Room A

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Book Babies: with Karen

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, August 7th, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Storytime Room

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Book Babies: with Karen

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, August 7th, 2015
Time: 1:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room

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Family Storytime: with Casey

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, August 8th, 2015
Time: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Location: Storytime Room

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Big Hero 6: End of SRP Family Film Screening

Join us for a fun family screening of the film Big Hero 6 as we celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program.

Date: Saturday, August 8th, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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TOTALLY TWEENS: LEGO Robots

Get one more blast of fun before school starts with a LEGO robots demonstration from the Sylvan Learning Center.

Date: Tuesday, August 18th, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. *Each participant may only register for one time slot* This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Friday, August 21st, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
8 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. *Each participant may only register for one time slot* This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Friday, August 21st, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
15 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


SIT, STAY, R.E.A.D.: with Therapy Dogs of Johnson County

Come read aloud to trained therapy dogs. Read four times to earn a new book!

Date: Sunday, September 6th, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room

More information for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, September 10th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, September 17th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, September 24th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Music is the Word: Family Concert: Jerry Barlow

Family Concerts are designed for the entire family. Parents, children and grandparents alike are welcome and will enjoy these friendly, fun shows.

We're kicking off our family concert series with a very special guest, Celtic virtuoso guitarist and storyteller, Jerry Barlow. Come by to learn a little, sing a little and have a lot of fun! For more information about Jerry Barlow, please visit his website www.jerrybarlow.com

Date: Sunday, September 27th, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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SIT, STAY, R.E.A.D.: with Therapy Dogs of Johnson County

Come read aloud to trained therapy dogs. Read four times to earn a new book!

Date: Sunday, October 4th, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room

More information for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, October 15th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, October 22nd, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


SIT, STAY, R.E.A.D.: with Therapy Dogs of Johnson County

Come read aloud to trained therapy dogs. Read four times to earn a new book!

Date: Sunday, November 1st, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room

More information for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, November 12th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, November 19th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


SIT, STAY, R.E.A.D.: with Therapy Dogs of Johnson County

Come read aloud to trained therapy dogs. Read four times to earn a new book!

Date: Sunday, December 6th, 2015
Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Location: Storytime Room

More information for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, December 10th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Tween Minecraft Time:

Do you play Minecraft and want to meet other Minecraft players? Come play for an hour at the library. Build peacefully in creative mode or fight to stay alive in survival mode. Players should have a Minecraft account to play in multiplayer mode. Players without an account may use a library account, but these are limited and first come first serve. Otherwise players without an account may play still play in singleplayer mode. Please register below. This event is for children in grades 3rd-6th (ages 8-12)

Date: Thursday, December 17th, 2015
Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: Computer Lab

Registration is required!
20 of 20 seats available. More information & registration for this session


Music is the Word, Family Concert: Awful Purdies

Today we're hosting a special family concert, the Awful Purdies. Stop by and warm up with some Purdy great tunes! Family Concerts are designed for the entire family. Parents, children and grandparents alike are welcome and will enjoy these friendly, fun shows.

Awful Purdies are an eclectic quintet of female multi-instrumentalists who take turns stepping up as songwriter and lead singer. For more information check out their website, http://www.awfulpurdies.com/

Date: Saturday, January 30th, 2016
Time: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location: Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Meeting Room C

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