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Tuesday July 28th
Summer Reading Program Airs 3:00 pm - 3:50 pm, Tuesday July 28th Follow the clues and take a mystery trip around the world with super sleuth Deanne Wortman, John Lake, and Habeas Corpus members Nora Garda and Mark McCusker. K-6th grade.
Summer Reading Program Airs 3:50 pm - 4:54 pm, Tuesday July 28th Travel back in time with the American Girls and experience life in days gone by. Try on costumes, play games, share recipes, play with toys, dance to the music, and have a tea party.
Summer Reading Program Airs 4:54 pm - 5:26 pm, Tuesday July 28th There will be oceans of fun with Seatasea's demonstrations of scuba diving, kayaking, and other water sports.
Book Babies Airs 5:26 pm - 5:59 pm, Tuesday July 28th
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 6:00 pm - 6:56 pm, Tuesday July 28th David Morton, the Head Gardener at Brucemore will give us a tour of gardens of Iowa's only National Trust Historic Site. Brucemore, 26-acre, park like estate encompasses a Queen Anne-style mansion and multiple gardens - including both a formal garden and a children's garden. Its 1910s landscape design included a variety of plants and trees. Many of the plants seen today at Brucemore are plants used by Irene Douglas during her tenure. She was a knowledgeable gardener and enjoyed experimenting with new plant varieties and old reliable ones as well. Today Brucemore’s gardeners continue her work by preserving examples of historic plant varieties while adjusting to meet the needs of the changing natural and urban environment.
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 7:00 pm - 9:03 pm, Tuesday July 28th
Johnson County Historical Society Presents Airs 9:03 pm - 9:53 pm, Tuesday July 28th Jeff Schabilion
Big Brain Airs 10:00 pm - 10:46 pm, Tuesday July 28th
Wednesday July 29th
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:26 am, Wednesday July 29th
Family Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 6:53 am, Wednesday July 29th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Family Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:25 am, Wednesday July 29th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Preschool Storytime Airs 7:25 am - 7:59 am, Wednesday July 29th
One of a Kind Airs 8:00 am - 8:53 am, Wednesday July 29th
One of a Kind Airs 8:53 am - 9:24 am, Wednesday July 29th
One of a Kind Airs 9:24 am - 9:55 am, Wednesday July 29th
Preschool Storytime: Airs 10:00 am - 10:29 am, Wednesday July 29th Join Sarah Horgen of the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History and Debbie D
Preschool Musical Storytime Airs 10:29 am - 11:00 am, Wednesday July 29th Special Guest Jon Eric
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:00 am - 11:31 am, Wednesday July 29th Will she or won't she see her shadow? It's Groundhog Day with Brad Friedhof of the Johnson County Board of Conservation.
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:31 am - 11:57 am, Wednesday July 29th Celebrate the traditional Hina Matsuri with Kamishibai storytelling, games, and crafts.
Sapna Thoottahil Airs 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm, Wednesday July 29th Join ICPL and ECO Iowa City for a reading and Q&A with Sapna Thottahil, PhD the author of "India’s Organic Farming Revolution: What It Means for Our Global Food System." She is an advocate of sustainable food systems and has over nine years of experience working on food and agriculture, from production to consumption and local to global, with a variety of stakeholders.
Exploring Local History through Digital Collections Airs 1:00 pm - 1:47 pm, Wednesday July 29th Weber Days Annual History Lecture: Exploring Local History through Digital Collections Matt Butler, Jen Wolfe and Mark Anderson from the University of Iowa Libraries' Digital Research & Publishing Department will talk about digital resources for exploring local history, including user-generated data, maps, and Irving Weber databases to answer specific local history questions. Part of the 2012 Irving Weber Days Program series
How East Iowa City Came To Be Airs 2:00 pm - 2:56 pm, Wednesday July 29th WOW-Weber on Wednesday 2014 Presented by Dr. Thomas Schulein. You may be familiar with a large empty lot on Friendship Street where a large brick factory once stood. W. F. Main had a vision for a small "factory town" on the outskirts of Iowa City. This entity, really a rural subdivision, became a reality in 1900, with some lofty aims set by this entrepreneur. When development of the land did not go quite as planned, some interesting marketing tactics were used. This presentation will trace the history of early manufacturing concerns in the neighborhood and describe the suburban development of "East Iowa City" up to the present.
Preschool Storytime Airs 3:00 pm - 3:34 pm, Wednesday July 29th Preschool Storytime : with Special Guest Jim Evans Travel to Latin America and learn a bit of Spanish as Jim spins tales of tricksters and other favorite folk characters.
Preschool Storytime Airs 3:34 pm - 4:06 pm, Wednesday July 29th Join Spanish storyteller Ana Merino as she draws pictures to accompany her tales of wonder: "Cuentapoemas illustrado."
Family Special Airs 4:06 pm - 4:37 pm, Wednesday July 29th Featuring classical music for children played by a percussion ensemble, this concert is one of the Pied Piper Series and co-sponsored by Orchestra Iowa and the Iowa City Public library.
Preschool Storytime Airs 4:37 pm - 5:02 pm, Wednesday July 29th Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon with stories, music, and a giant dragon dance.
Summer Reading Program Airs 5:02 pm - 6:00 pm, Wednesday July 29th Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with the Mad Scientists and form a spider robot, spitting insects, wiggling centipede, and other fun crafts and activities, and prizes.
One Community, One Book '06 Airs 6:00 pm - 6:56 pm, Wednesday July 29th One Community One Book: All Johnson County Reads. Panel discussion of 2006 selection, The Tortilla Curtain by T. C. Boyle. Panel members: Natasa Durovicova, International Writing Program, Marcia Harris, Iowa City Human Rights Commission, and Alejandra Mechaca, Friends of the Immigrant.
LIVE Seed Savers Exchange Airs 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Wednesday July 29th LIVE Seed Savers Exchange: Preserving seeds
Visiting the Beyond Airs 8:30 pm - 9:50 pm, Wednesday July 29th
International Writing Program Airs 10:00 pm - 11:29 pm, Wednesday July 29th
Thursday July 30th
Famly Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:26 am, Thursday July 30th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents. .
Family Storytime Airs 6:26 am - 6:58 am, Thursday July 30th
Family Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:27 am, Thursday July 30th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Family Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:58 am, Thursday July 30th
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 8:00 am - 9:35 am, Thursday July 30th Project Green
History for Lunch Airs 9:35 am - 9:46 am, Thursday July 30th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:30 am, Thursday July 30th Preschool Storytime : Music Together with Lauren Willberg
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:30 am - 11:06 am, Thursday July 30th With Craig Johnson
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:06 am - 11:30 am, Thursday July 30th Accompanied by the banjo and guitar, musician Nicole Upchurch shares "La granja" farm animal stories in Spanish and English.
Preschool Storytime: Airs 11:30 am - 11:59 am, Thursday July 30th Join Sarah Horgen of the University of Iowa Museum of Natural History and Debbie D
Big Brain Airs 12:00 pm - 12:44 pm, Thursday July 30th Dan Knight
Irving Weber Days Airs 1:00 pm - 2:17 pm, Thursday July 30th Remember those house parties where folks just rolled up the rugs, pulled out the instruments and danced? Wish you remembered them? Listen, jam and dance with some of Iowa's best Old Time musicians from Eastern Iowa. Guy and Hannah Drollinger, Bob and Kristie Black, and Alan and Aleta Murphy will play a mixture of bluegrass, Old Time and Irish tunes. They'll also talk about their musical influences, family music-making and the Eastern Iowa style.
Poetry For Lunch Airs 2:17 pm - 2:59 pm, Thursday July 30th
Family Special Airs 3:00 pm - 3:31 pm, Thursday July 30th Family Special: "The Practically Perfect Frog Prince" with Kidspectacular
Preschool Musical Storytime Airs 3:31 pm - 4:03 pm, Thursday July 30th Special Guest Jon Eric
Preschool Storytime Airs 4:03 pm - 4:37 pm, Thursday July 30th Preschool Storytime : with Special Guest Jim Evans Travel to Latin America and learn a bit of Spanish as Jim spins tales of tricksters and other favorite folk characters.
Summer Reading Program Airs 4:37 pm - 5:21 pm, Thursday July 30th Celebrate the end of "Dream Big...Read "Summer Reading Program with prizes and the fascinating magic of David Casas
Summer Reading Program Airs 5:21 pm - 6:01 pm, Thursday July 30th Travel Down Under for some of Deanne's tall tales accompanied by the melodies of Scott Koepke and his didgeridoo. Followed by "Sun and the Moon" African Tale with Kidspectacular.
Big Brain Airs 6:01 pm - 6:56 pm, Thursday July 30th
History for Lunch Airs 7:00 pm - 7:53 pm, Thursday July 30th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
History for Lunch Airs 8:00 pm - 8:54 pm, Thursday July 30th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
History for Lunch Airs 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Thursday July 30th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
One of a Kind Airs 10:00 pm - 10:34 pm, Thursday July 30th
One of a Kind Airs 10:34 pm - 11:24 pm, Thursday July 30th
Friday July 31st
Book Babies Airs 6:00 am - 6:24 am, Friday July 31st
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 6:50 am, Friday July 31st
Family Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:31 am, Friday July 31st
Famly Storytime Airs 7:31 am - 7:58 am, Friday July 31st Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents. .
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 8:00 am - 8:42 am, Friday July 31st Marilou Gay Project Green
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 9:00 am - 9:32 am, Friday July 31st Project Green
Friends of Hickory Hill Park Airs 9:32 am - 9:59 am, Friday July 31st
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:45 am, Friday July 31st Join us for a fun musical storytime with Deb Singer, followed by stories with Casey
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:45 am - 11:12 am, Friday July 31st
Family Storytime Airs 11:12 am - 11:58 am, Friday July 31st Family Storytime: A Mini Magical Performance with Kevin Spencer
International Authors Airs 12:00 pm - 1:24 pm, Friday July 31st From Tiananmen and the fall of the Berlin Wall through the end of apartheid, the Oslo Accords and the Intifadas, 9/11 and the Iraq War, to global economic meltdown - This panel invites you to reflect on 20 turbulent years in the post-Cold-War world. What events stand out, which ones have been overlooked, what endures? Presenters: Marius Ivaskievicius, Dragica Rajcic, Khang Yangsook, Maxine Case
International Authors Airs 1:30 pm - 2:53 pm, Friday July 31st Speakers include: Gladyah Namukasa (Uganda), Jang Wook Lee (South Korea), Rogelio Saunders (Spain), Kyaw Win (Myanmar), Ioannis Skaragas (Greece)
School's Out Special Airs 3:00 pm - 3:33 pm, Friday July 31st School's Out Special: The Comedy Magic of Rick Eugene
School's Out Special Airs 3:33 pm - 4:14 pm, Friday July 31st School's Out Special: Popo's Spring Surprise Popo the clown is getting ready for spring! Join Deanne Wortman and Dave Panther as they share Popo's excitement and preparations with us.
Book Babies Airs 4:14 pm - 4:38 pm, Friday July 31st
Preschool Storytime Airs 4:38 pm - 5:12 pm, Friday July 31st
Summer Reading Program 2014 Airs 5:12 pm - 5:53 pm, Friday July 31st
Tell Me Your Story Airs 6:00 pm - 6:28 pm, Friday July 31st
Tell Me Your Story Airs 6:28 pm - 7:00 pm, Friday July 31st
Portrait of Jane Austen Airs 7:00 pm - 7:57 pm, Friday July 31st Melissa Sodeman, Assistant Professor of English at Coe College will present A Portrait of Jane Austen. ASRP 2013
Bill Strickland Airs 8:00 pm - 9:05 pm, Friday July 31st Author, MacArthur Fellowship "genius" award winner and Manchester Bidwell leader Bill Strickland builds partnerships to help the disadvantaged build a better future. The author of "Make the Impossible Possible" will talk about his strategies to harness creative energy and talent to improve community life for all.
The Merchant of Venice Airs 9:05 pm - 9:59 pm, Friday July 31st Miriam Gilbert, Professor of Shakespeare, drama, and performance criticism in the University of Iowa English Department will present "Shakespeare and 'the likeness of a Jew' Shylock, Fagin and Disraeli." This program kicks off an NEA Grant Project on The Merchant of Venice, which will be part of the 2012 Riverside Theatre Shakespeare Festival. This program is sponsored by The Iowa City Public Library and Riverside Theatre.
Jackson Pollock's MURAL Airs 10:00 pm - 11:18 pm, Friday July 31st A visual exploration of the recent study and treatment of Jackson Pollock's "Mural" from the University of Iowa by Yvonne Szafran, Senior Conservator and Head Paintings Conservation, J. Paul Getty Museum.
Saturday August 1st
Preschool Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:47 am, Saturday August 1st
Preschool Storytime Airs 8:00 am - 8:29 am, Saturday August 1st
Preschool Storytime Airs 8:29 am - 9:00 am, Saturday August 1st Preschool Storytime: Sing & Play & Learn Today with Becky Foerstner from West Music.
Preschool Storytime Airs 9:00 am - 9:19 am, Saturday August 1st Today Sara May and Lauren will be joining us from the Preucil School of Music, Music Together program. They will be sharing songs, fingerplays and action rhymes with children and their families.
Family Storytime Airs 9:19 am - 9:37 am, Saturday August 1st Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week with AmyRuth McGraw, ASL professor, and University of Iowa students. Hear and see a story told with American Sign Language. Learn to fingerspell your name and other sign language activities.
Preschool Storytime Airs 9:37 am - 9:59 am, Saturday August 1st Today Sara May and Lauren will be joining us from the Preucil School of Music, Music Together program. They will be sharing songs, fingerplays and action rhymes with children and their families.
Sunday August 2nd
Preschool Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:29 am, Sunday August 2nd Come learn, laugh and enjoy making sounds with educators from the Preucil School of Music.
Preschool Storytime Airs 7:29 am - 8:09 am, Sunday August 2nd Come get in the Halloween spirit with the author and illustrator of My Very Silly Monster, Tim Read!
Winter Break Speical Airs 8:09 am - 8:43 am, Sunday August 2nd Winter Break Special: Shimek After School Special Holiday Extravaganza Pop and rock with Shimek Elementary students
School's Out Special Airs 8:43 am - 9:08 am, Sunday August 2nd Join Darwin Turner Action Theatre members as they transport us back in time with magical storytelling followed by crafts and activities.
School's Out Special Airs 9:08 am - 9:53 am, Sunday August 2nd with Kevin Burt and Tony Brown
Family Special Airs 10:00 am - 10:24 am, Sunday August 2nd Join Orchestra Iowa's talented woodwind quartet as they introduce preschool-aged children to the beat of the orchestra! Focused on fun and learning, Pied Piper Concerts offer children the opportunity to enjoy an up-close and personal chamber concert absolutely FREE!
Storytime Puppet Special Airs 10:24 am - 11:02 am, Sunday August 2nd Eulenspiegel's adaptation of this beloved Grimms fairy tale uses delightfully crafted miniature Bohemian marionettes created by puppeteer Monica Leo. The set is an extra-large pop-up storybook also designed and created by Leo. The script, laced with wit and whimsy, was written by puppeteer Teri Jean Breitbach. The production was directed by well-known director Michael Sokoloff. In addition to seven puppets, the cast includes a wacky, flamboyant storyteller who relates to the audience as well as the puppets.
Book Babies - Spanish Storytime Airs 11:02 am - 11:30 am, Sunday August 2nd Book Babies - Spanish Storytime: with Leni Hynes Leni Hynes from the Neighborhood Centers of Johnson County will present a special Book Babies storytime in Spanish.
Monday August 3rd
Caped Crusaders Airs 10:00 am - 10:25 am, Monday August 3rd Caped Crusaders: Scott Koepke New Pi Soilmates organic garden educator, Scott Koepke, is kicking off the summer reading program with a sprout! Come learn about composting, the plant life cycle and get your hands dirty gardening with Scott.
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:25 am - 10:58 am, Monday August 3rd Local storyteller, Judy Nyren, will be joining us again today. Be sure to stop by the children's storytime room to see what wonderful surprises she has in store for us!
Family Storytime Airs 11:00 am - 11:18 am, Monday August 3rd Celebrate Deaf Awareness Week with AmyRuth McGraw, ASL professor, and University of Iowa students. Hear and see a story told with American Sign Language. Learn to fingerspell your name and other sign language activities.
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:18 am - 11:39 am, Monday August 3rd Today Sara May and Lauren will be joining us from the Preucil School of Music, Music Together program. They will be sharing songs, fingerplays and action rhymes with children and their families.
Preschool Storytime Airs 3:00 pm - 3:47 pm, Monday August 3rd
Preschool Storytime Airs 4:00 pm - 4:29 pm, Monday August 3rd
Preschool Storytime Airs 4:29 pm - 5:00 pm, Monday August 3rd Preschool Storytime: Sing & Play & Learn Today with Becky Foerstner from West Music.