Ask UsCalendar Catalog

The Library Channel Schedule

Right Now
City Circle Acting Co. Presents OliverCity Circle Acting Company of Coralville performs selected scenes from Oliver
Sunday April 23rd
40+ Years on A Bike Airs 9:00 pm - 9:53 pm, Sunday April 23rd Iowa City's own Dr. Oscar Beasley began riding his bike to work during the 1970s due to the cost of gas. This soon led him to riding long distance rides all over the world. More than 40 years later, and now in his late 80s, Dr. Beasley is still at it. Join us at ICPL to learn more about his adventures on two wheels. Part of the 2016 ASRP
League of Women Voters of Johnson County Presents Airs 10:00 pm - 11:17 pm, Sunday April 23rd Mary Neuhauser
Monday April 24th
Book Babies Storytime with Karen Airs 6:00 am - 6:29 am, Monday April 24th
Toddler Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 6:49 am, Monday April 24th
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:49 am - 7:22 am, Monday April 24th
Family Storytime Airs 7:22 am - 7:52 am, Monday April 24th
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 8:00 am - 8:34 am, Monday April 24th
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 8:34 am - 8:52 am, Monday April 24th
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 8:52 am - 9:05 am, Monday April 24th
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 9:05 am - 9:23 am, Monday April 24th
History for Lunch Airs 9:30 am - 9:58 am, Monday April 24th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
Storytime Puppet Special Airs 10:00 am - 10:37 am, Monday April 24th 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.
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:37 am - 10:50 am, Monday April 24th Part of the Music is the Word Series Today Regina Orchestra will be joining us for a special morning concert. Be sure to stop by to learn about the string family and to participate in the instrument petting zoo!
Family Storytime Airs 11:00 am - 11:30 am, Monday April 24th Dancers from the Champagne Irish Dance studio will be performing for us today! We will be learning about, watching and participating in some traditional Irish dances.
Preschool Dance Storytime Airs 11:30 am - 11:56 am, Monday April 24th Come on and dance! Today's performance will be full of music and movement. Come prepared to clap, cheer and learn from dancers and instructors from the Nolte Academy of Dance.
International Mondays Airs 12:00 pm - 12:56 pm, Monday April 24th Panel discussion: So what do we really mean when we say "International Studies"? Panelists: Dr. P. Barry Butler, Dean, UI College of Engineering; Dr. Diana Davies, Director of UI International Program; and Martha Greer, International Studies Coordinator, UI International Programs. Panel discussion organized by Hillary Frost-Kump, graduate student,UI International Studies.
Tell Me Your Story Airs 1:00 pm - 1:28 pm, Monday April 24th
Tell Me Your Story Airs 1:30 pm - 2:00 pm, Monday April 24th Ellen Buchanan interviews Joyce Summerwill, founder of Project Art at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Director of the Department of Patient and Guest Relations at UIHC, and long-time Iowa City volunteer for many causes.
Tell Me Your Story Airs 2:00 pm - 2:30 pm, Monday April 24th
One of a Kind Airs 2:30 pm - 3:02 pm, Monday April 24th A.K. Traw
Summer Reading Program Special Airs 3:02 pm - 3:34 pm, Monday April 24th Join East Central Iowa Council of Government's Environmental Educator Kristin Simon as she teaches us about recycling, waste reduction and gas.
Winter Break Family Special Airs 3:34 pm - 4:02 pm, Monday April 24th It's a musical extravaganza featuring Electric Jumping Horse Studio's Deanne Wortman as she narrates this tiny tale of love and friendship. Musical accompaniment by L & M Music, dance with Nora Garda of InterDance and Edith Barragan, and puppetry with Kidspectacular. Costumes by Lisa Belladonna Nyx.
Summer Reading Program Airs 4:02 pm - 4:49 pm, Monday April 24th As a special appearance at Iowa City Public Library, Eulenspiegel Puppet Theatre brings to life Iowa's legendary tall tale heroine Sal Fink as she tames a bear, wrestles a vicious snake, lassos a tornado, and plays with her pet pig, Suey. Featuring original toe-tapping music with Ron Hollis, this event is part of the "One World, Many Stories" summer reading program for children. It will be followed by puppet demonstrations and dragon rod puppet crafts for school age children to make and take home.
Summer Reading Program Airs 5:00 pm - 5:46 pm, Monday April 24th Jesus Rios
One of a Kind Airs 6:00 pm - 6:35 pm, Monday April 24th
One of a Kind Airs 6:35 pm - 7:05 pm, Monday April 24th Ellen Buchanan interviews Himie Voxman, retired chairman of the University of Iowa School of Music.
Author Visit Airs 7:05 pm - 8:03 pm, Monday April 24th "Growing up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl" author Carol Bodensteiner will discuss her book and invite participants to share their story of growing up in Iowa
Visiting Author Airs 8:03 pm - 8:44 pm, Monday April 24th Prairie Lights and the Iowa City Public Library co-sponsor Father Greg Boyle reading from his work of nonfiction "Tattoos on the Heart". Father Boyle will be signing his book after the reading and copies will be available to purchase through on-site sales from Prairie Lights Bookstore.
Author Visit: Caroline Fraser Airs 9:00 pm - 9:59 pm, Monday April 24th Caroline Fraser will be here to discuss her new Library of America book "The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder" which contains "Little House in the Big Woods," "Farmer Boy," "Little House on the Prairie" and "On the Banks of Plum Creek".
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 10:00 pm - 11:38 pm, Monday April 24th Project Green
Tuesday April 25th
Family Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:17 am, Tuesday April 25th
Family Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 6:59 am, Tuesday April 25th
Family Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:27 am, Tuesday April 25th
Preschool Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:58 am, Tuesday April 25th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Author Interview Airs 7:58 am - 8:27 am, Tuesday April 25th
2016 International Authors Series Airs 8:27 am - 9:59 am, Tuesday April 25th 2016 International Authors Series Images of America - What We Saw
Family Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:46 am, Tuesday April 25th Family Storytime: A Mini Magical Performance with Kevin Spencer
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:46 am - 11:12 am, Tuesday April 25th
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:12 am - 11:43 am, Tuesday April 25th Preschool Storytime: Dance with Rebecca Bachar Temple Studio of Fine Art and Dance Director, Rebecca Bachar, will be demonstrating and teaching modern rhythmic movement. Rebecca is certified in Isadora Duncan Dance Performance and Instruction.
One of a Kind Airs 12:00 pm - 12:38 pm, Tuesday April 25th Ellen Buchanan interviews Chug Wilson, son of John Wilson who opened Wilson's Sporting Goods in 1945. Chug Wilson played on the 1946 City HIgh School football team and continued to play football at the University of Iowa. Chug Wilson is the owner of Wilson's Orchard.
One of a Kind Airs 12:38 pm - 1:13 pm, Tuesday April 25th
Margret Aldrich and Todd Bol Airs 1:13 pm - 2:19 pm, Tuesday April 25th Margret Aldrich, author of the new book, The Little Free Library Book, will be joined by Little Free Library founder Todd Bol to discuss the book and the movement that is sweeping the world.
Editorial Cartoonist Brian Duffy Airs 2:19 pm - 3:05 pm, Tuesday April 25th Longtime Des Moines Register editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy shares work from Brian Duffy's Iowa Caucus Cartoons: Watch 'Em Run.
Summer Reading Program Airs 3:05 pm - 3:38 pm, Tuesday April 25th There will be oceans of fun with Seatasea's demonstrations of scuba diving, kayaking, and other water sports.
Summer Reading Program Airs 3:38 pm - 4:41 pm, Tuesday April 25th 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.
Dan Wardell's Reading Road Trip Airs 4:41 pm - 5:23 pm, Tuesday April 25th The ICPL is a stop on Dan Wardell’s Reading Road Trip! Dan Wardell is producer and host of Kids Clubhouse on Iowa Public Television. His adventures take him to schools and libraries across the state, teaching kids to turn off their TVs, go outside and play, use their imaginations, and most importantly, to read a good book. Dan’s Reading Road Trip is an exclusive 70 stop library tour each summer, and has performed for thousands of kids and grownups during the past several years.
Blank Park Zoo Airs 5:23 pm - 6:04 pm, Tuesday April 25th Blank Park Zoo is back for another show and tell program for the summer reading program! Stop by ICPL today to meet and get to know a few of the animals from this wonderful zoo in Des Moines. Part of the 2016 Summer Reading Program
Friends of Hickory Hill Park Airs 6:04 pm - 6:48 pm, Tuesday April 25th Friends of Hickory Hill Park Presented by Bernie Knight 08-07-03
History for Lunch Airs 7:00 pm - 7:53 pm, Tuesday April 25th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
History for Lunch Airs 8:00 pm - 8:54 pm, Tuesday April 25th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
History for Lunch Airs 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Tuesday April 25th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
Big Brain Airs 10:00 pm - 10:45 pm, Tuesday April 25th
Wednesday April 26th
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:22 am, Wednesday April 26th Preschool Storytime with Casey
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 6:51 am, Wednesday April 26th
Preschool Storytime with Casey Airs 7:00 am - 7:22 am, Wednesday April 26th Preschool Storytime with Casey
Family Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:54 am, Wednesday April 26th
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:31 am, Wednesday April 26th Preschool Storytime: Sing & Play & Learn Today with Becky Foerstner from West Music.
Family Storytime Airs 10:31 am - 10:49 am, Wednesday April 26th 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 11:00 am - 11:21 am, Wednesday April 26th 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.
John Coy Airs 12:00 pm - 1:01 pm, Wednesday April 26th Many boys don�t like to read. Why? In a first grade class most students are excited about letters and words and eager to learn this code. By fourth and fifth grade, however, many boys have decided they don�t like reading. John Coy, the 2010 ICPL Author in Residence, will explore some of the reasons boys get turned off from reading and offer specific suggestions to address the genuine interests of boys and engage them in reading.
History for Lunch Airs 1:01 pm - 1:57 pm, Wednesday April 26th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
History for Lunch Airs 2:00 pm - 2:52 pm, Wednesday April 26th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
John Coy Airs 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm, Wednesday April 26th Meet ICPL’s Author-In-Residence, John Coy, and listen to him talk about his books, his writing and his life. Young adult novels provide an opportunity to explore character, plot, scene, voice and ideas. John will talk about how an author organizes these elements and the surprising amount of work that is done away from the desk. John will show examples of drafts, revisions, and advance copies to show the steps a manuscript goes through on its way to becoming a book. Questions are welcomed!
Harvest Lecture Airs 7:00 pm - 8:05 pm, Wednesday April 26th Standing By Words Center: Iowa Project on Place Studies
Jazz at the 'brary Airs 8:05 pm - 9:01 pm, Wednesday April 26th Charlie Parker, pioneering jazz player and innovator, is profiled in words, visuals and music. Jazz 88.3 KCCK brings its popular Jazz education program (formerly titled Jazz At Beems) to the Iowa City Public Library for the fourth year. The program will combine music, narrative and multimedia to explore the life and musical legacy of Charlie "Yardbird" Parker.
Thinkin' Lincoln Airs 9:01 pm - 9:49 pm, Wednesday April 26th Since 1994 the Marengo Civil War Band has been entertaining crowds throughout Iowa and at the annual Boscobel, WI Civil War Enactment. Band members include brass and percussion players who share a deep interest in music and the Civil War. The band's twelve members range in age from 32 to 74 and several members are currently teaching in area schools or are retired band directors. The band uses an educational format. Before each selection a brief historical sketch is presented including interesting (and often curious) information on the composition and its composer. The music played is authentic and was performed during the Civil War.
Crimes of Hate Airs 10:00 pm - 11:11 pm, Wednesday April 26th Iowa City Human Rights Commission
Thursday April 27th
Book Babies Airs 6:00 am - 6:24 am, Thursday April 27th Book Babies program consists of rhymes, songs, and short stories designed to stimulate your baby's language development. We ask that there be a lap for every baby.
Family Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 6:58 am, Thursday April 27th
Book Babies Airs 7:00 am - 7:21 am, Thursday April 27th Book Babies program consists of rhymes, songs, and short stories designed to stimulate your baby's language development. We ask that there be a lap for every baby.
Family Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:49 am, Thursday April 27th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 8:00 am - 9:50 am, Thursday April 27th Project Green
Music is the Word, Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:22 am, Thursday April 27th Marc Falk, a music professor at Coe College and founder of Iowa City's Outdoor Adventure Camps will present a concert of fun and interactive music for kids and parents. Featuring songs about animals, authors, food, Iowa City,the ICPL,
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:22 am - 10:49 am, Thursday April 27th
Family Special Storytime Airs 11:00 am - 11:29 am, Thursday April 27th Kidspectacular presents "Red Riding in the Hickory Hill Hood" and "Frog and Toad Are Friends," followed by Spring Fling fun activities and "Tell Us Your Family Story" with The Carnaval Arts project.
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:30 am - 11:54 am, Thursday April 27th Preschool Storytime : Peter Rabbit Puppet Show with Deanne, Scott, and Debbie. Mr. McGregor is out to catch the pesky old Peter Rabbit who keeps stealing veggies from his garden.
Big Brain Airs 12:00 pm - 12:46 pm, Thursday April 27th
Prelude to Jazz Airs 1:00 pm - 2:40 pm, Thursday April 27th
Family Storytime Airs 3:00 pm - 3:29 pm, Thursday April 27th
Family Storytime Airs 3:30 pm - 3:58 pm, Thursday April 27th nancy
Preschool Storytime Airs 4:00 pm - 4:18 pm, Thursday April 27th
Family Storytime Airs 4:30 pm - 4:53 pm, Thursday April 27th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Family Storytime Airs 5:00 pm - 5:22 pm, Thursday April 27th
Family Storytime Airs 5:30 pm - 5:58 pm, Thursday April 27th st
Big Brain Airs 6:00 pm - 6:43 pm, Thursday April 27th
LIVE Poetry Month Event Airs 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Thursday April 27th LIVE Poetry Month Event: La Chicana: Memories of the Chicago Barrio and Readings in Latino Poetry
History for Lunch Airs 8:30 pm - 9:15 pm, Thursday April 27th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
Local Lore Airs 9:15 pm - 9:57 pm, Thursday April 27th Johnson County Historical Society Presents Melanie Cook
Friday April 28th
Family Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:29 am, Friday April 28th
Family Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 6:58 am, Friday April 28th Family Storytime: with Nancy
Family Storytime: with Angie Airs 7:00 am - 7:24 am, Friday April 28th Family Storytime: with Angie
Family Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:47 am, Friday April 28th
Portrait of Jane Austen Airs 8:00 am - 8:57 am, Friday April 28th Melissa Sodeman, Assistant Professor of English at Coe College will present A Portrait of Jane Austen. ASRP 2013
The Merchant of Venice Airs 9:00 am - 9:53 am, Friday April 28th 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.
Storytime Puppet Special Airs 10:00 am - 10:37 am, Friday April 28th Eulenspiegel
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:37 am - 10:50 am, Friday April 28th Part of the Music is the Word Series Today Regina Orchestra will be joining us for a special morning concert. Be sure to stop by to learn about the string family and to participate in the instrument petting zoo!
Family Special Airs 11:00 am - 11:24 am, Friday April 28th 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!
Family Storytime Speical Airs 11:30 am - 12:00 pm, Friday April 28th Join violin-fiddle duo Tricia Park and Taylor Morris in this special family concert as they explore a genre-bending program of music from traditional classical fair to contemporary world music as well as American and Celtic fiddle tunes
International Writing Program Airs 12:00 pm - 1:28 pm, Friday April 28th
International Writing Program Airs 1:30 pm - 2:56 pm, Friday April 28th
Family Storytime Airs 3:00 pm - 3:28 pm, Friday April 28th
Preschool Storytime Airs 3:30 pm - 3:51 pm, Friday April 28th
Family Storytime Airs 4:00 pm - 4:29 pm, Friday April 28th
Family Storytime Airs 4:30 pm - 4:57 pm, Friday April 28th
Family Storytime Airs 5:00 pm - 5:29 pm, Friday April 28th
Preschool Storytime Airs 5:30 pm - 5:53 pm, Friday April 28th Join Casey for stories of spring and rain puddles!
Author Interview Airs 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm, Friday April 28th
Landscape Iowa Airs 8:00 pm - 9:02 pm, Friday April 28th Poetry month 2015 presentation by Scott Cawelti. He will be performing/singing the poems of James Hearst.
Johnson County Reads Airs 9:02 pm - 9:58 pm, Friday April 28th When the Emperor Was Divine
Mission Creek 2016 Airs 10:00 pm - 10:49 pm, Friday April 28th Presenter Name: Eric Engelmann (Executive Director, NewBoCo) Art + Life + Technology lecture series (ALT) Technology, startups, creativity, culture and innovation are critically intertwined in the future of our economy: Leadership models in companies are being revolutionized by tech companies. Corporate culture becomes a recruiting weapon to attract and retain creative and technical talent. Large companies seek the advice of startups for disruptive innovation. And technological change gets faster and faster, supporting new business ventures. We’ll dive into how these five elements relate, reinforce, and form the foundation for entrepreneurship for the millennial generation. Attendance Expected: 100
Mission Creek Music Festival 2016 Airs 10:49 pm - 11:19 pm, Friday April 28th Presenter Name: Monica Correia ALT (Art+Life+Tech) : A lecture from Monica Correia, associate professor and head of the University of Iowa 3D Design Program, on Design to Connect. Design to Connect is a 3D art exhibit featuring lighting, small objects, and interior designs from Professor Correia, graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Iowa.
Saturday April 29th
Family Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:17 am, Saturday April 29th
Family Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 6:59 am, Saturday April 29th
Family Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:27 am, Saturday April 29th
Preschool Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:58 am, Saturday April 29th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Preschool Storytime Airs 8:00 am - 8:25 am, Saturday April 29th tells stories
Preschool Storytime with Nancy Airs 8:30 am - 8:55 am, Saturday April 29th Bees
Bilingual Preschool Storytime Airs 9:00 am - 9:22 am, Saturday April 29th Bilingual Preschool Storytime: with Casey Today at preschool storytime we will be reading books, singing songs, playing and learning in both English and Spanish.
Family Storytime Airs 9:30 am - 9:54 am, Saturday April 29th wut, nancy
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:26 am, Saturday April 29th
Preschool Storytime Special Airs 10:30 am - 10:48 am, Saturday April 29th Kamishibai theatre! Deanne Wortman will be telling stories using this traditional Japanese "paper drama" method.
Family Storytime Airs 11:00 am - 11:46 am, Saturday April 29th Family Storytime: A Mini Magical Performance with Kevin Spencer
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 12:00 pm - 1:26 pm, Saturday April 29th Project Green
Women in the Civil War Airs 4:00 pm - 4:53 pm, Saturday April 29th with guest speaker Jennifer Harbour, Ph.D, Assistant Professor of History, Ashford University Part of the Civil War 150 Series Part of the Civil War 150 series
Iowa City's Manville Heights Airs 5:00 pm - 5:58 pm, Saturday April 29th
Irving Weber Days Airs 5:58 pm - 7:02 pm, Saturday April 29th Find out what makes a Moffitt House unique. Jeff Schabilion, a well-know local preservationist, will discuss the unique characteristics and history of Iowa City’s Moffitts as a prelude to the Parade of Historic Homes.
International Mondays Airs 7:02 pm - 7:59 pm, Saturday April 29th Dangerous Charities? Anti-Terrorism Policy and the Nonprofit Sector in the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada after September 11th. Presented by Mark Sidel, Professor of Law and Faculty Scholar
International Mondays Airs 8:00 pm - 8:54 pm, Saturday April 29th Guest speaker: Ari Samsky, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa’s Global Health Studies Program
International Mondays Airs 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Saturday April 29th Presented by Kristin McHugh, senior radio producer for the Stanley Foundation, and Keith Porter, executive radio producer for the Stanley Foundation.
Visiting Author Airs 10:00 pm - 10:55 pm, Saturday April 29th She writes books about kids