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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.

Preschool Storytime: Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Storytime Room

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your stuffed animals had a slumber party? What kind of silly things do they do when you’re not looking? Now is your chance to find out! Bring one of your stuffed animals to preschool storytime on Wednesday or Thursday, and leave them at the library for a stuffed animal sleepover! Come back the next day to find out what crazy antics your cuddly friend got into at the library overnight! Your stuffed animal will be safely returned to you with pictures of what they did! Pick up next day or whenever is convenient for you. 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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Wonder Wednesdays : Full STEAM Ahead : Ice, Ice Baby! For Grades K-2

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Storytime Room

Wonder Wednesdays is a new after school series that incorporates learning STEAM in a fun way for kids in grades K-2 only. The second and third week of each month will be Full STEAM Ahead. We will be doing a variety of STEAM Activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics. Ice, Ice, Baby will be a fun afternoon of experimenting with ice! Due to limited space, this is a drop-off program. We kindly ask that siblings and caregivers wait outside the programming room, to give the kids space to move about.

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Preschool Storytime--Stuffed Animal Sleepover

Thursday, January 19, 2017
10:30 am - 11:00 am
Storytime Room

Have you ever wondered what it would be like if your stuffed animals had a slumber party? What kind of silly things do they do when you’re not looking? Now is your chance to find out! Bring one of your stuffed animals to preschool storytime on Wednesday or Thursday, and leave them at the library for a stuffed animal sleepover! Come back the next day to find out what crazy antics your cuddly friend got into at the library overnight! Your stuffed animal will be safely returned to you with pictures of what they did! Pick up next day or whenever is convenient for you. 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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ScienTweens

Thursday, January 19, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Storytime Room

Don't just learn science- DO science with the Iowa City Science Booster Club. This monthly hands-on program for tweens gives you a chance to use cool scientific equipment to discover and explore the world around you. Just for kids in 3rd-6th grades.

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Special Access Browsing

Saturday, January 21, 2017
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Children's Room

On selected days, the Library will open one hour early for individuals with autism and their families to enjoy the library together in a neutral environment. This month we welcome, Miss Jackie, to perform a special sensory storytime in the Storytime Room. The children's room will also have therapy dogs, sensory toys and activities. The library will also use Natural lighting throughout the library to accommodate those with light sensitivity.

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Tween Dungeons and Dragons

Saturday, January 21, 2017
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)

Dungeon Master Acacia will be a Pathfinder adventure for tweens. Maximum 7 players. Ages 9-13. If interested, please email teens@icpl.org to sign up!

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Where does your food come from?

Saturday, January 21, 2017
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Storytime Room

Join the Green Iowa AmeriCorps as they present a variety of local, regional, and exotic foods for you to learn about and try! Kids will learn where food come from and how it gets to them. There will be a craft and you can plant your own seeds to take home and grow this winter. This event is for grades K-3 and we ask that you please register.

Registration is required!
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Crazy 8's Math Club : Funny Money

Tuesday, January 24, 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. Funny Money: We’ll bet money you’ll love this one! Have fun comparing coins, buying prizes with them, and finally winning them in an extreme version of Rock, Paper, Scissors!

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