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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.

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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Totally Tweens: Pop Art Portraits

Monday, February 27, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Storytime Room

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.

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Crazy 8's Math Club : Epic Air Traffic Control

Tuesday, February 28, 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 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!

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Afternoon Movie: Trolls

Wednesday, March 1, 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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Wonder Wednesday's : Lego Build Grades K-2

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Storytime Room

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.)

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Orchestra Iowa: Pied Piper

Thursday, March 2, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Meeting Room A

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.

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Tween Book and Movie Club: Matilda

Thursday, March 2, 2017
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Storytime Room

Which is better the book or the movie? Decide for yourself at our book and movie club just for tweens (kids in 3rd-6th grade). During this session we will read some of the book and watch the entire movie version of "Matilda" by Roald Dahl. We'll watch the movie based on the book with an intermission for discussion and snacks. Try to read the whole book beforehand, it's available in multiple copies and formats from the library.

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