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Summer Reading ProgramTravel 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.
Wednesday October 22nd
Family Storytime Airs 5:30 pm - 5:56 pm, Wednesday October 22nd Debb
Author Visit Airs 6:00 pm - 6:46 pm, Wednesday October 22nd Iowa City Children's author, Sarah Prineas, will read from her newest fantasy, Winterling.
Poetry in Motion Airs 7:00 pm - 7:44 pm, Wednesday October 22nd Paulene Aspel 04-02-99
Stamp Collecting Airs 8:00 pm - 9:03 pm, Wednesday October 22nd
Poetry in Motion Airs 9:03 pm - 9:45 pm, Wednesday October 22nd
International Writing Program Airs 10:00 pm - 11:31 pm, Wednesday October 22nd
Thursday October 23rd
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:29 am, Thursday October 23rd Jennifer Newman
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 7:00 am, Thursday October 23rd Build a tipi, listen to Native American tales, dig for fossils, and create a pictograph. This program is sponsored by the Office of the State Archaeologist with the University of Iowa
Preschools Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:27 am, Thursday October 23rd
Family Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:57 am, Thursday October 23rd with Debbie Dunn
Friends of Hickory Hill Park Airs 8:00 am - 9:49 am, Thursday October 23rd
Live Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:30 am, Thursday October 23rd Live Preschool Storytime with Deb Singer
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:30 am - 10:56 am, Thursday October 23rd Do you want to learn to dance like Jewel and Blu in the movie Rio? Do you like music that tells stories? Join us for dance, music, and storytelling. Come and get ready for Iowa City Carnaval 2014 on the Iowa Arts Festival Children's Day, June 7th!
School's Out Special Airs 10:56 am - 11:29 am, Thursday October 23rd School's Out Special: The Comedy Magic of Rick Eugene
Family Storytime Airs 11:30 am - 11:54 am, Thursday October 23rd wut, nancy
Big Brain Airs 12:00 pm - 12:45 pm, Thursday October 23rd
Fiddler's Picnic Airs 1:00 pm - 2:49 pm, Thursday October 23rd
School's Out Special Airs 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm, Thursday October 23rd 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.
Summer Reading Program Airs 3:40 pm - 4:15 pm, Thursday October 23rd Deanne knows how to tickle your funny bone with her tall tales, accompanied by Ken on the cello. Make-a-mask crafts and Australian activity sheets.
Family Storytime Airs 4:15 pm - 4:52 pm, Thursday October 23rd Storytime
Family Special Airs 5:00 pm - 5:32 pm, Thursday October 23rd Kidspectacular
School's Out Special Airs 5:32 pm - 6:01 pm, Thursday October 23rd Jambo: Join the Spring Break adventure with a fun-filled hour of games, activities, yoga, jungle obstacle course, and snacks. Sponsored by Robinson Family Wellness and Sweet Feet Yoga.
Big Brain Airs 6:02 pm - 6:54 pm, Thursday October 23rd
Early Iowa City Airs 7:00 pm - 7:35 pm, Thursday October 23rd
Johnson County Historical Society Presents Airs 7:35 pm - 7:57 pm, Thursday October 23rd
Friends of Historic Preservation Airs 8:00 pm - 8:51 pm, Thursday October 23rd 24th Annual
Friends of Historic Preservation Airs 8:51 pm - 9:37 pm, Thursday October 23rd
One of a Kind Airs 10:00 pm - 10:37 pm, Thursday October 23rd Ellen interviews Marilynne Robinson, award winning author and instructor at the Iowa Writer's Workshop.
One of a Kind Airs 10:37 pm - 11:09 pm, Thursday October 23rd Christine Scheetz, President and CEO of United Way of Johnson County talks about her life of giving to others.
One of a Kind Airs 11:09 pm - 11:15 pm, Thursday October 23rd
Friday October 24th
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:29 am, Friday October 24th Preschool Storytime: "Puppets n More" with Special Guest Ellen Buchanan
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:29 am - 7:02 am, Friday October 24th Funky Blues Music Jam with Kevin B. F. Burt
Family Storytime Airs 7:02 am - 7:21 am, Friday October 24th
Family Storytime Airs 7:30 am - 7:57 am, Friday October 24th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Landscape History Airs 8:00 am - 9:31 am, Friday October 24th 12-3-2005
Friends of Hickory Hill Park Airs 9:31 am - 9:59 am, Friday October 24th
Storytime Special Airs 10:00 am - 10:28 am, Friday October 24th Bollywood Dancing with Smitha Khullar Kids will have fun learning the creative movements to this modern Indian dance craze which combines jazz and hip hop styles.
Preschool Musical Storytime Airs 10:30 am - 11:00 am, Friday October 24th
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:00 am - 11:27 am, Friday October 24th
Famly Storytime Airs 11:30 am - 11:56 am, Friday October 24th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents. .
International Authors Airs 12:00 pm - 1:12 pm, Friday October 24th Today's presenters: Nell Regan (Ireland), Dorothy Tse (Hong Kong), Alexandra Petrova (Russia/Italy) and Ajit Baral (Nepal).
International Writing Program Airs 1:13 pm - 2:44 pm, Friday October 24th
Preschool Storytime Airs 3:00 pm - 3:34 pm, Friday October 24th "The Magic Paint Brush" with Deanne Wortman
Family Special Airs 3:34 pm - 4:03 pm, Friday October 24th Princess Clementine swims the moat to face the dragons, alligators, and shenanigans of the royal court of Doodad. Followed by a Spring Fling carnival with face painting, bubbles, games, and dragon crafts. With Kidspectacular.
Family Storytime Airs 4:03 pm - 4:40 pm, Friday October 24th
Preschool Storytime Airs 4:40 pm - 4:57 pm, Friday October 24th
School's Out Special Airs 5:00 pm - 5:58 pm, Friday October 24th Goggles..check. Protective gloves...check. Earplugs...check. Get ready for another explosive program with the Hawk-Eyes on Science from the U of I Department of Physics and Astronomy.
Tell Me Your Story Airs 6:00 pm - 6:28 pm, Friday October 24th Dorothy Moeller, speech pathologist and author of "Living with Change," discusses her life in Iowa City.
Tell Me Your Story Airs 6:30 pm - 6:59 pm, Friday October 24th
Visiting the Beyond Airs 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm, Friday October 24th Visiting the Beyond with Paranormal Investigator Curt Strutz
Visiting Authors Airs 9:00 pm - 9:56 pm, Friday October 24th Dr. Nick Trout reading from LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles
Happy Birthday Charles Dickens Airs 10:00 pm - 11:20 pm, Friday October 24th In honor of Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday, the Iowa City Public Library will hold a panel discussion on Charles Dickens, his novel Oliver Twist, and how his work continues to speak to the issues our community faces today. Panelists include: Teresa Mangum, Professor of Victorian Literature in the University of Iowa English Department Jeffrey Cox, Professor of British Social, Imperial, and Religious History in the University of Iowa History Department Miriam Gilbert, Professor of Shakespeare, drama, and performance criticism in the University of Iowa English Department Sarah Benson Witry, Food Bank and Emergency Assistance Director at The Crisis Center of Johnson County
Saturday October 25th
Family Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:32 am, Saturday October 25th Members of the Digital Media Academy and Kidspectacular will perform skits and creative dramatics, including the African drama, "Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky."
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:32 am - 7:02 am, Saturday October 25th with Cliff Missen. Move to the drum beat of African drums, listen to stories, and learn about African instruments. Followed by Sudanese clothing and bridal gown demo with Najwa Jadalrab.
School's Out Special Airs 7:02 am - 7:27 am, Saturday October 25th Join Darwin Turner Action Theatre members as they transport us back in time with magical storytelling followed by crafts and activities.
Family Storytime Airs 7:27 am - 7:58 am, Saturday October 25th
Preschool Storytime Airs 8:00 am - 8:34 am, Saturday October 25th 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 8:34 am - 9:00 am, Saturday October 25th Celebrate the traditional Hina Matsuri with Kamishibai storytelling, games, and crafts.
Preschool Storytime Airs 9:00 am - 9:28 am, Saturday October 25th We'll be whipping up fruit smoothies with Master Gardener and Dietitian Carol Throckmorton and Debbie D. Music, parachute activities, and tasty snacks.
Family Special Airs 9:28 am - 9:58 am, Saturday October 25th Featuring classical music for children played by a wood wind quintet, this concert is one of the Pied Piper Series and co-sponsored by Orchestra Iowa and the Iowa City Public Library.
Live Popo's Puppet Festival Airs 10:00 am - 12:00 pm, Saturday October 25th Live Popo's Puppet Festival
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 12:00 pm - 1:52 pm, Saturday October 25th Project Green Chub Harper
One of a Kind Airs 2:00 pm - 2:31 pm, Saturday October 25th Ellen Buchanan interview Bill Walker, artist and retired University of Iowa faculty.
One of a Kind Airs 2:31 pm - 3:06 pm, Saturday October 25th Ellen Buchanan interviews Tom Walz, former director of the School of Social Work at the University of Iowa. He is the current manager and dedicated mentor of the Uptown Bill's Small Mall, a collection of small shops owned and operated by people with disabilities.
One of a Kind Airs 3:06 pm - 3:58 pm, Saturday October 25th
Iowa Review Airs 4:00 pm - 4:59 pm, Saturday October 25th
Irving Weber Days Airs 5:00 pm - 5:51 pm, Saturday October 25th
Irving Weber Days Airs 6:00 pm - 6:52 pm, Saturday October 25th David R. McMahon, Assistant Professor of History, Kirkwood Community College-Iowa City Campus and others will discuss the history of Iowa Hawkeye Athletics.
International Mondays Airs 7:00 pm - 7:55 pm, Saturday October 25th With guest speaker Scott King, Director of the UI Office of International Students & Scholars. Today's program is cosponsored by the Iowa City Foreign Relations Council.
International Mondays Airs 8:00 pm - 8:55 pm, Saturday October 25th This panel comprised of students and tutors of less commonly taught languages will discuss their own language studies and the multiple ways it has shaped their academic interests and work in communities around the globe. Panelists will explore the multiple ways language and work and community intersects as well as the challenges of learning a less commonly taught language. Panelists: Carly Andrews, facilitator, International Programs Outreach Coordinator Helen Jameson, moderator, Manager of Intercultural Programs, Office of International Students and Scholars (OISS), International Programs Elena Osinsky, moderator, Autonomous Language Learning Network (ALLNet) director, International Programs
International Mondays Airs 9:00 pm - 9:55 pm, Saturday October 25th How to cross the street in Belo Horizonte and other tales from the heart of Brazil. With guest speaker Brett Johnson, Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship Recipient.
Visiting Authors Airs 10:00 pm - 10:56 pm, Saturday October 25th Dr. Nick Trout reading from LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles
Sunday October 26th
Family Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:32 am, Sunday October 26th Family Storytime: with Gunny the Clown
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:32 am - 7:01 am, Sunday October 26th Get your groove on as local musical Adam Hartig plays guitar and piano, featuring high energy songs for the whole family
Summer Reading Program Airs 7:01 am - 7:48 am, Sunday October 26th Kids will join our zany scientist to save a Viking ship from a rogue wave; blastoff a rockship; blow up ballons; create a stalagmite; and shoot foam from a water hose. Followed by the official Summer Reading Program grand finale party.
Preschool Storytime Airs 8:00 am - 8:29 am, Sunday October 26th
Summer Reading Program Airs 8:30 am - 8:57 am, Sunday October 26th Come celebrate the end of the summer reading program with a special show and treats.
Family Storytime Special Airs 9:00 am - 9:31 am, Sunday October 26th From stories to music--musical renditions of picture books by MusicIC.
Family Storytime Airs 9:31 am - 9:57 am, Sunday October 26th Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:31 am, Sunday October 26th Preschool Storytime: Sing & Play & Learn Today with Becky Foerstner from West Music.
Family Storytime Airs 10:31 am - 10:54 am, Sunday October 26th
Family Storytime Airs 10:54 am - 11:27 am, Sunday October 26th
Book Babies Airs 11:30 am - 11:59 am, Sunday October 26th Book Babies- Chinese Storytime: with Emily Jia D
History For Lunch Airs 12:00 pm - 12:50 pm, Sunday October 26th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
History for Lunch Airs 12:50 pm - 1:52 pm, Sunday October 26th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
Eco Iowa City Airs 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm, Sunday October 26th Old Windows Aren't a Pane -- They're Green Preserving Old Windows with Bob Yapp. “Old Windows Aren’t A Pane---They’re Green,” is a fun and intense, two-hour seminar designed to give attendees a primer in cost effective and energy efficient historic wood window restoration. The program is presented by Bob Yapp, who is nationally recognized as one of the top experts in window restoration. Sponsored by ECO Iowa City, Friends of Historic Preservation, Iowa City Public Library, The Iowa City Historic Preservation Commission and the Center for Sustainable Communities.
International Mondays Airs 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm, Sunday October 26th A presentation by Rangaswamy Rajagopal, UI Professor of Geography, and Dr. Ed Brands from the UI Dept. of Geography.
International Mondays Airs 5:00 pm - 5:59 pm, Sunday October 26th With guest speaker Patricia Gillette, retired health care industry executive and return Peace Corps volunteer.
Big Brain Airs 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm, Sunday October 26th
Moving and Restoring a House Airs 6:45 pm - 8:01 pm, Sunday October 26th
Jazz At the 'Brary Airs 8:01 pm - 9:34 pm, Sunday October 26th
Genealogical Research on the Web Airs 9:34 pm - 10:14 pm, Sunday October 26th
Thinkin Airs 10:14 pm - 11:01 pm, Sunday October 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
History for Lunch Airs 11:01 pm - 12:00 am, Monday October 27th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
Monday October 27th
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:27 am, Monday October 27th Deb Singer
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:30 am - 7:01 am, Monday October 27th HyVee Food Specialist Cathy Gehris, Debbie D, and puppet friends go on a whacky grocery shopping trip and end up making stone soup. Yummy!
Family Storytime Airs 7:01 am - 7:56 am, Monday October 27th
Women in the Civil War Airs 8:00 am - 8:53 am, Monday October 27th 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 9:00 am - 9:58 am, Monday October 27th
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:34 am, Monday October 27th "The Magic Paint Brush" with Deanne Wortman
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:34 am - 11:01 am, Monday October 27th
Family Storytime Airs 11:01 am - 11:27 am, Monday October 27th
Family Special Storytime Airs 11:30 am - 11:59 am, Monday October 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.
International Mondays Airs 12:00 pm - 12:55 pm, Monday October 27th Guest speaker: Ari Samsky, Postdoctoral Research Scholar, University of Iowa’s Global Health Studies Program
One of A Kind Airs 1:00 pm - 1:29 pm, Monday October 27th Ellen Buchanan interviews retired Iowa City Schools teacher Alice Kurtz.
Tell Me Your Story Airs 1:30 pm - 1:59 pm, Monday October 27th
Tell Me Your Story Airs 2:00 pm - 2:29 pm, Monday October 27th
Tell Me Your Story Airs 2:30 pm - 2:59 pm, Monday October 27th Ellen Buchanan interviews Hayden Fry, University of Iowa head football coach, about his distinguished athletic and coaching careers.
Family Special Airs 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm, Monday October 27th Family Special: Pied Piper Concert with Orchestra Iowa
Family Special Airs 3:30 pm - 4:06 pm, Monday October 27th Kick up your heels and move to the beat of Iowa City's sensational drum circle.
Family Special Airs 4:06 pm - 4:38 pm, Monday October 27th Featuring classical music for children played by a brass quintet, this concert is one of the Pied Piper Series and co-sponsored by Orchestra Iowa and the Iowa City Public Library.
Family Storytime Airs 4:38 pm - 4:56 pm, Monday October 27th
Family Storytime Airs 5:00 pm - 5:29 pm, Monday October 27th
Family Storytime Airs 5:30 pm - 5:56 pm, Monday October 27th Debb
Tell Me Your Story Airs 6:00 pm - 6:38 pm, Monday October 27th Ellen Buchanan interviews University of Iowa wrestling coach Dan Gable.
Tell Me Your Story Airs 6:38 pm - 7:07 pm, Monday October 27th
Bill Strickland Airs 7:07 pm - 8:13 pm, Monday October 27th 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 8:13 pm - 9:07 pm, Monday October 27th 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.
Visiting Authors Airs 9:07 pm - 10:03 pm, Monday October 27th Dr. Nick Trout reading from LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles
Second Sunday Garden Forum Airs 10:03 pm - 10:58 pm, Monday October 27th Deb Walser is a Master Gardener from Linn County. She has worked for many years at a Cedar Rapids Nursery specializing in Perennials. You may have heard her on Saturday and Wednesdays on the WMT radio Master Gardener show answering questions from listeners on a broad range of gardening topics. This is Deb’s second Garden forum appearance. Deb be discussing what’s new in perennials for 2011 and the proper time and method to divide and transplant perennials..
Tuesday October 28th
Preschool Storytime Airs 6:00 am - 6:28 am, Tuesday October 28th Indoor model airplane demonstrations with Alex Lippisch.
School's Out Special Airs 6:30 am - 6:59 am, Tuesday October 28th Jambo: Join the Spring Break adventure with a fun-filled hour of games, activities, yoga, jungle obstacle course, and snacks. Sponsored by Robinson Family Wellness and Sweet Feet Yoga.
Preschool Storytime Airs 7:00 am - 7:29 am, Tuesday October 28th READ service dogs and owners are here to teach us doggie behavior techniques and tricks. They are joined by Amber, a seizure therapy dog, and animals up for adoption at the Iowa City Animal Care and Adoption Center
Preschool Storytime Airs 7:29 am - 8:00 am, Tuesday October 28th
International Mondays Airs 8:00 am - 8:59 am, Tuesday October 28th A presentation by Rangaswamy Rajagopal, UI Professor of Geography, and Dr. Ed Brands from the UI Dept. of Geography.
International Mondays Airs 9:00 am - 9:59 am, Tuesday October 28th With guest speaker Patricia Gillette, retired health care industry executive and return Peace Corps volunteer.
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:00 am - 10:43 am, Tuesday October 28th IPTV Kids Clubhouse star Dan digs into some of his favorite stories.
Preschool Storytime Airs 10:43 am - 11:00 am, Tuesday October 28th Preschool Storytime : Mother Goose Fairyland Scavenger Hunt Join Mother Goose and Debra Pughe on a fairyland adventure.
Preschool Storytime Airs 11:00 am - 11:25 am, Tuesday October 28th Celebrate the Chinese Year of the Dragon with stories, music, and a giant dragon dance.
Family Storytime Airs 11:30 am - 11:59 am, Tuesday October 28th
Tell Me Your Story Airs 12:00 pm - 12:28 pm, Tuesday October 28th Gladys Jenkins, University of Iowa professor and author of eleven books on child development, is interviewed by Ellen Buchanan.
Tell Me Your Story Airs 12:28 pm - 1:00 pm, Tuesday October 28th Iowa City teacher, West High School debate coach, and newspaper columnist David Kanellis discusses his life in Iowa City, his career and his family.
All Iowa Reads 2014 Airs 1:00 pm - 1:51 pm, Tuesday October 28th 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
Portrait of Jane Austen Airs 2:00 pm - 2:57 pm, Tuesday October 28th Melissa Sodeman, Assistant Professor of English at Coe College will present A Portrait of Jane Austen. ASRP 2013
Family Special -Ring in the New Year Airs 3:00 pm - 3:26 pm, Tuesday October 28th Ring in the New Year: Ely Belles and Beaus Hand Bell Choir Come ring in the New Year with the First Presbyterian Church of Ely's Belles and Beaus hand bell choir. Enjoy traditional Christmas and Winter music and make a joyful noise for the beginning of 2014!
Family Storytime Airs 3:26 pm - 3:45 pm, Tuesday October 28th
Family Special Airs 3:45 pm - 5:00 pm, Tuesday October 28th Join the fun at ICPL's annual laugh-o-rama featuring the library's own Kidspectacular presenting "Tasty belly Buttons" at 10:30 followed by "Popo's Spooky Fun" with Deanne Wortman and Dave Panther at 11:15. At noon students of Pat's Learning Adventure take center stage with "The Tale of Blanca Flor the Maya Princess" puppet show followed by make-and-take-it crafts, refreshments, and a Where the Wild Things Are Rumpus and Parade with A.C.E. Experiment and Yahoo Drummers on the Ped Mall. Don't miss it!
Family Special Airs 5:00 pm - 5:31 pm, Tuesday October 28th 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
Family Storytime Airs 5:31 pm - 6:00 pm, Tuesday October 28th
Beekeeping in Iowa Airs 6:00 pm - 6:55 pm, Tuesday October 28th intro to the documentary screening of "More than Honey"
History for Lunch Airs 7:00 pm - 7:46 pm, Tuesday October 28th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
Johnson County Historical Society Presents Airs 8:00 pm - 8:53 pm, Tuesday October 28th
History For Lunch Airs 9:00 pm - 9:50 pm, Tuesday October 28th Johnson County Historical Society Presents
Big Brain Airs 10:00 pm - 10:46 pm, Tuesday October 28th