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Monday September 1st
Preschool Storytime Airs 4:09 pm - 4:42 pm, Monday September 1st IMPORTED: Please set program, episode, etc.
Book Babies - Spanish Storytime Airs 4:42 pm - 5:10 pm, Monday September 1st 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.
School's Out Special Airs 5:10 pm - 5:53 pm, Monday September 1st Take a trip around the world to Korea with members of the U of I Korean Undergraduate Student Association. Sample foods, watch a fashion show, play traditional games, and make crafts. Members of Strike Martial Arts will give a Tae Kwon Do demonstration.
All Iowa Reads 2014 Airs 7:06 pm - 7:57 pm, Monday September 1st All Iowa reads - Little Wolves: An evening with author Thomas Maltman Join us for an evening with Thomas Maltman, the author of the 2014 All Iowa Reads selection "Little Wolves." part of 2014 ASRP
Visiting Author Airs 7:57 pm - 9:01 pm, Monday September 1st Simon J. Ortiz's, from Sand Creek, in part, chronicles through poetry the Massacre of Sand Creek in 1864, in which 163 peaceful Arapaho and Cheyenne people, mostly women and children, were killed. Simon J. Ortiz, poet-writer-storyteller from Acoma Pueblo--an Indigenous tribal nation in the American Southwest--is a professor in the English Department and American Indian Studies at Arizona State University. A former fellowship member of the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa in the late 1960's, Ortiz is author of from Sand Creek, Woven Stone, Out There Somewhere, After and Before the Lightning, Beyond the Reach of Time and Change, The Good Rainbow Road, and other books.
Elizabeth Strout Airs 9:01 pm - 10:00 pm, Monday September 1st Elizabeth Strout - Author Visit Prairie Lights and the Iowa City Public Library co-sponsor a visit from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout. She will be discussing her new novel, "The Burgess Boys." Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, "The Burgess Boys" is Elizabeth Strout’s newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art.
Heirloom Gardens Airs 10:00 pm - 11:43 pm, Monday September 1st 1997
Tuesday September 2nd
Winter Break Speical Airs 6:00 am - 6:34 am, Tuesday September 2nd Winter Break Special: Shimek After School Special Holiday Extravaganza Pop and rock with Shimek Elementary students
Family Storytime Airs 6:34 am - 7:02 am, Tuesday September 2nd
Family Storytime Airs 7:02 am - 7:32 am, Tuesday September 2nd
Family Storytime Airs 7:32 am - 8:00 am, Tuesday September 2nd
International Authors Airs 8:00 am - 9:25 am, Tuesday September 2nd 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
Visiting Author Airs 9:25 am - 10:04 am, Tuesday September 2nd Super sleuth and local children
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:04 am - 10:31 am, Tuesday September 2nd
Family Special Storytime Airs 10:31 am - 11:01 am, Tuesday September 2nd 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.
Family Special Airs 11:01 am - 11:32 am, Tuesday September 2nd Family Special: "The Monkey and the Crocodile" Puppet Show with Justin Cornett-Olsson. Count your lucky crocodiles in this Indian tale about friendship Followed by a puppet craft
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:32 am - 11:56 am, Tuesday September 2nd 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.
Visiting Author Airs 1:00 pm - 1:39 pm, Tuesday September 2nd Super sleuth and local children's author Delia Ray unravels secrets of the Black Angel from her new book, "Here Lies Linc." Followed by spooky stories, a visit by the Oakland Cemetery Ghoul, a cemetery maze activity, and musty mausoleum root beer.
Elizabeth Strout Airs 2:00 pm - 2:59 pm, Tuesday September 2nd Elizabeth Strout - Author Visit Prairie Lights and the Iowa City Public Library co-sponsor a visit from Pulitzer Prize-winning author Elizabeth Strout. She will be discussing her new novel, "The Burgess Boys." Tender, tough-minded, loving, and deeply illuminating about the ties that bind us to family and home, "The Burgess Boys" is Elizabeth Strout’s newest and perhaps most astonishing work of literary art.
Schools Out Special Airs 3:00 pm - 3:56 pm, Tuesday September 2nd Come join the fun, surprises, and magical mayhem.
Winter Break Special Airs 3:56 pm - 4:30 pm, Tuesday September 2nd Winter Break Special: Shimek After School Special Holiday Extravaganza Pop and rock with Shimek Elementary students who will perform some toe-tapping tunes, both contemporary and classic.
Family Storytime Airs 4:30 pm - 4:56 pm, Tuesday September 2nd
School's Out Special Airs 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Tuesday September 2nd Celebrate Mexico's April Fool Day with Ed East and Karin Stein and their regional instruments and storytelling. Move to the rhythms of Colombia, Panama, Cuba, and Brazil.
Friends of Hickory Hill Park Airs 6:00 pm - 6:44 pm, Tuesday September 2nd Friends of Hickory Hill Park Presented by Bernie Knight 08-07-03
Irving Weber Days Airs 7:00 pm - 7:36 pm, Tuesday September 2nd with Loren Horton
Brown Bag Lunch Airs 7:36 pm - 8:25 pm, Tuesday September 2nd
Irving Weber Days Airs 8:25 pm - 9:43 pm, Tuesday September 2nd 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.
Big Brain Airs 10:00 pm - 10:52 pm, Tuesday September 2nd
Wednesday September 3rd
Winter Break Special Airs 6:00 am - 6:34 am, Wednesday September 3rd Winter Break Special: Shimek After School Special Holiday Extravaganza Pop and rock with Shimek Elementary students who will perform some toe-tapping tunes, both contemporary and classic.
Family Storytime Airs 6:34 am - 7:04 am, Wednesday September 3rd
Book Babies Airs 7:04 am - 7:29 am, Wednesday September 3rd 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 7:29 am - 7:59 am, Wednesday September 3rd Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:34 am, Wednesday September 3rd "The Magic Paint Brush" with Deanne Wortman
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:34 am - 11:01 am, Wednesday September 3rd
Family Special Storytime Airs 11:01 am - 11:31 am, Wednesday September 3rd 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 11:31 am - 11:55 am, Wednesday September 3rd 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.
Iowa City History Airs 1:00 pm - 2:26 pm, Wednesday September 3rd
Irving B. Weber Statue Airs 2:30 pm - 2:59 pm, Wednesday September 3rd The documentary about the creation of the Irving B. Weber statue that is on the corner of Iowa Avenue and Linn Street in Downtown Iowa City.
School's Out Special Airs 3:00 pm - 3:23 pm, Wednesday September 3rd School's Out Special: "The Case of the School Ghost" with Local Children'Author Dori Hillestad Butler Bring your sleeping bags for a haunted hour of fun to celebrate the Edgar Award winner's latest book in the Buddy Files series. READ dogs introduce the program followed by a spooky reading by the author, scavenger hunt, spine-tingling activities, and kitty litter cake. Books will be available for signing at the end of the program.
School's Out Special Airs 3:23 pm - 4:06 pm, Wednesday September 3rd Take a trip around the world to Korea with members of the U of I Korean Undergraduate Student Association. Sample foods, watch a fashion show, play traditional games, and make crafts. Members of Strike Martial Arts will give a Tae Kwon Do demonstration.
Spring Break School's Out Special Airs 4:06 pm - 4:39 pm, Wednesday September 3rd It's musical fun as the Kidspectacular players perform 2 puppet and creative dramatic shows: "Move Over" and "The Lion's Share" followed by an African Safari obstacle course with North Liberty's Synergy Gymnastics.
School's Out Special Airs 4:39 pm - 5:18 pm, Wednesday September 3rd Join Babaloon with his zany antics and bag full of tricks and magical mayhem.
Family Storytime Airs 5:18 pm - 5:50 pm, Wednesday September 3rd
Glass Art Airs 7:00 pm - 8:36 pm, Wednesday September 3rd 07-15-06
Jazz 101 Airs 9:00 pm - 10:00 pm, Wednesday September 3rd
Thursday September 4th
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:30 am, Thursday September 4th Nancy Westlake and friends return with Horton and puppet shenanigans.
Family Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 6:55 am, Thursday September 4th
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:55 am - 7:25 am, Thursday September 4th
Family Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:57 am, Thursday September 4th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 8:00 am - 9:01 am, Thursday September 4th
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:24 am, Thursday September 4th Accompanied by the banjo and guitar, musician Nicole Upchurch shares "La granja" farm animal stories in Spanish and English.
LIVE Preschool Storytime Airs 10:30 am - 11:00 am, Thursday September 4th LIVE Preschool Storytime: Music Together Today Sara May and Lauren will be joining us from the Preucil School of Music, Music Together program
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:00 am - 11:24 am, Thursday September 4th Join Biscuit, the Wild Thing, Maisy, Madeline, and Corderoy for a fun-filled storytime, complete with costumed characters.
Family Special Airs 11:24 am - 11:56 am, Thursday September 4th Family Special: "The Practically Perfect Frog Prince" with Kidspectacular
Big Brain Airs 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, Thursday September 4th
Poetry in Motion Airs 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm, Thursday September 4th
Poetry in Motion Airs 2:00 pm - 2:42 pm, Thursday September 4th
School's Out Special Airs 3:00 pm - 3:54 pm, Thursday September 4th The Chasing 4 Life crew present "what to do when hurricanes rage and tornadoes sweep the country." Through disaster preparedness, the focus is on tornado safety, environmental issues, climate change, and the importance of home disaster kits
School's Out Special Airs 4:00 pm - 4:55 pm, Thursday September 4th Celebrate Saint Patrick's Day and kick up your heels to the traditional and modern Celtic tunes of Iowa City's own Beggarmen.
School's Out Special Airs 5:00 pm - 5:51 pm, Thursday September 4th Kick up your heels to Irish music, dancing, and a St. Patrick's Day celebration featuring Acoustic Mayhem and We 3 Riverdancers. This Spring Break event is free and open to families and children of all ages.
Big Brain Airs 6:00 pm - 6:56 pm, Thursday September 4th
Adult Summer Reading Program Airs 7:00 pm - 7:59 pm, Thursday September 4th Adult Summer Reading Program - Carnegie Libraries of Iowa
Johnson County Historical Society Presents Airs 8:00 pm - 8:54 pm, Thursday September 4th Midwest Farming During the Great Depression. Chey M. Ness.
Irving Weber Days Airs 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Thursday September 4th Joni Kinsey, a faculty member of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will present a free lecture, "Grant Wood at the University of Iowa" at Noon in Meeting Room A. Kinsey's lecture is based on her research into Wood's years on the UI faculty. Wood taught painting in the School of Art from 1934 to 1942. This was an important time for the development of the arts at the UI, and included the founding of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.
Friday September 5th
Summer Reading Program Airs 6:00 am - 7:02 am, Friday September 5th Travel around the world and back again with City Ballet of Iowa followed by basic steps of Bollywood dance with Smitha Khullar.
Family Special Airs 7:02 am - 7:33 am, Friday September 5th Featuring classical music for children played by a string quartet, this concert is one of the Pied Piper Series and co-sponsored by Orchestra Iowa and the Iowa City Public Library
Famly Storytime Airs 7:33 am - 8:00 am, Friday September 5th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents. .
Family Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:29 am, Friday September 5th
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:30 am - 11:17 am, Friday September 5th
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:17 am - 12:04 pm, Friday September 5th
School's Out Special Airs 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm, Friday September 5th "Magic's Best Kept Secret" David Casas performs awesome tricks of magic using slight of hand, audience participation, and comedy guaranteed to tickle your funny bone.
Winter Break Family Special Airs 3:40 pm - 4:08 pm, Friday September 5th 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 Special Airs 4:08 pm - 4:40 pm, Friday September 5th Join East Central Iowa Council of Government's Environmental Educator Kristin Simon as she teaches us about recycling, waste reduction and gas.
Summer Reading Program Airs 4:40 pm - 5:28 pm, Friday September 5th 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.
Famly Storytime Airs 5:30 pm - 5:56 pm, Friday September 5th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents. .
Ukulele Social Club Airs 10:00 pm - 11:57 pm, Friday September 5th A mix of music, stories and information about ukuleles and ukulele playing. One ukulele will be given away at the end of the event!
Saturday September 6th
Family Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:31 am, Saturday September 6th
Book Babies Airs 6:31 am - 6:51 am, Saturday September 6th
Family Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:28 am, Saturday September 6th st
Preschool Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:56 am, Saturday September 6th
Summer Reading Program Airs 8:00 am - 8:46 am, Saturday September 6th Jesus Rios
Family Special Airs 9:00 am - 9:30 am, Saturday September 6th 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 9:30 am - 10:05 am, Saturday September 6th With Craig Johnson
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:05 am - 10:22 am, Saturday September 6th Preschool Storytime : Mother Goose Fairyland Scavenger Hunt Join Mother Goose and Debra Pughe on a fairyland adventure.
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:22 am - 10:57 am, Saturday September 6th 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.
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm, Saturday September 6th Linda Naeve Project Green
One of a Kind Airs 2:00 pm - 2:53 pm, Saturday September 6th
One of a Kind Airs 2:53 pm - 3:24 pm, Saturday September 6th
One of a Kind Airs 3:24 pm - 3:55 pm, Saturday September 6th
History for Lunch Airs 4:00 pm - 4:54 pm, Saturday September 6th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
History for Lunch Airs 5:00 pm - 5:50 pm, Saturday September 6th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
History for Lunch Airs 5:50 pm - 6:55 pm, Saturday September 6th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
International Mondays Airs 7:00 pm - 7:54 pm, Saturday September 6th Luke Juran, Masters student in the UI International Studies program and Ph.D. student in UI’s Geography program, will discuss Natural Disasters in Bangladesh.
International Mondays Airs 8:00 pm - 8:41 pm, Saturday September 6th U.S. leaders have highlighted the importance of international education for our national security and for the advancement of U.S. industry and technology. But, while women are underrepresented in leadership positions in the military, industry and technology, it is men who are underrepresented in university-level foreign language courses and study abroad programs. What does this mean for the future of international education? Can we leverage these differences to bring more women into underrepresented fields (in science and engineering, for example) at the same time as we expose more men students to international and cross-cultural education issues? Diana K. Davies is the Director of International Programs at the UI and holds an adjunct appointment in International Studies, with an emphasis in Russian and East European Studies. A member of the Women's Resource and Action Center Advisory Board, Davies maintains a strong interest in issues of gender and diversity in international education.
International Mondays Airs 9:00 pm - 9:57 pm, Saturday September 6th The panelists, all attendees at the UN Conference on Climate Change in Copenhagen in December 2009, will discuss the issues and politics of global climate change and the particular outcomes of the UN conference. Panelists: Carly Andrews, facilitator, International Programs Outreach Coordinator Andrea Niehaus, moderator, Iowa United Nations Association co-director Ryan Drysdale, International Studies Abbie Gruwell, Political Science Amy Oberbroeckling, Psychology and International Studies Zachary Rogers, Political Science Simeon Talley, International Politics
Sunday September 7th
Summer Reading Program Airs 6:00 am - 7:03 am, Sunday September 7th
Summer Reading Program Airs 7:03 am - 7:26 am, Sunday September 7th Chinese and Korean self defense demonstrations.
Preschool Storytime Airs 9:00 am - 9:27 am, Sunday September 7th Deb Singer
Preschool Storytime Airs 9:27 am - 9:59 am, Sunday September 7th HyVee Food Specialist Cathy Gehris, Debbie D, and puppet friends go on a whacky grocery shopping trip and end up making stone soup. Yummy!
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:22 am, Sunday September 7th with Becky Foerstner of West Music
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:22 am - 10:53 am, Sunday September 7th with Deanne Wortman
Family Special Airs 11:00 am - 11:41 am, Sunday September 7th As part of the Iowa City Book Festival, Dan Wardell, popular host of the IPTV Kids Clubhouse, returns for two special Reading Road Trip programs at ICPL this month. Iowa Public Television is partnering with libraries to promote summer reading, and the Reading Road Trip is tied to this year's summer reading theme, "One World, many Stories."
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm, Sunday September 7th
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 12:50 pm - 1:06 pm, Sunday September 7th
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 1:06 pm - 1:24 pm, Sunday September 7th
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 1:24 pm - 1:37 pm, Sunday September 7th
Irving Weber's Iowa City Airs 1:37 pm - 1:55 pm, Sunday September 7th
Four Seasons Garden Club Airs 2:00 pm - 3:02 pm, Sunday September 7th
If a Butterfly Sneezes Airs 3:02 pm - 3:54 pm, Sunday September 7th
International Mondays Airs 4:00 pm - 5:01 pm, Sunday September 7th A Conversation on US National Security in the 21st Century: a Grand Strategy from the Princeton Project. With: Eminent international legal scholar and foreign policy expert Anne-Marie Slaughter, co-director of the Princeton Project on National Security; Former U.S. congressman James A. Leach; and David Shorr, Program Officer for the Stanley Foundation
International Mondays Airs 5:01 pm - 5:46 pm, Sunday September 7th With guest speaker Susan Birrell, UI Professor, Department of Exercise Science.
Big Brain Airs 6:00 pm - 6:44 pm, Sunday September 7th
Depths of Winter Airs 7:00 pm - 8:31 pm, Sunday September 7th An Afternoon of Storytelling for Children and Adults
Intersections Airs 8:31 pm - 9:45 pm, Sunday September 7th
Exploring Local History through Digital Collections Airs 10:00 pm - 10:47 pm, Sunday September 7th 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