Science & Technology

Upcoming events

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 4:00pm

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. Learn about a different...

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 - 6:00pm

Meeting Room A

Traditionally, the human genome has been thought of as being static. Today we now know that that is not the case. Transposable elements are pieces of DNA that are actively replicating and moving around your genome, jumping from place to place....

Monday, October 28, 2019 - 6:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Are you writing a novel this November during National Novel Writing Month? Nanowrimo.org provides space for a small book cover image (a 230 x 300 pixel JPG) on your account screen. Make something that will motivate you to reach the 50,000 word...

Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 3:00pm

Storytime Room

Craft with circuits! Using LED bulbs, conductive tape, and our own drawings, we'll create an interactive light-up card to brighten someone's day. Amy Childress from the University of Iowa Center for the Book will guide us in making this...

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:30am

Digital Media Lab

Are you ready to try out the Digital Media Lab's drawing tablets? Using a stylus on the Wacom drawing tablet, every mark you make shows up on the computer screen. With more control than drawing with a mouse, imagine what you could create...

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 6:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Looking to design your own seasonal greeting card? Have a photo that you’d like to personalize and send to family and friends? In the Digital Media Lab, we will design our own holiday cards using the free online program Canva. Learn how to use...

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 4:00pm

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. Learn about a different...

Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:30am

Digital Media Lab

Before you shop for a 2020 calendar for your home or office, consider making your own! Learn how to create printable calendar pages featuring your own photos. We'll discuss different methods for binding our calendars, with the default of...

Monday, November 25, 2019 - 6:00pm

Digital Media Lab

Are you ready to try out the Digital Media Lab's drawing tablets? Using a stylus on the Wacom drawing tablet, every mark you make shows up on the computer screen. With more control than drawing with a mouse, imagine what you could create...

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 - 4:00pm

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. Learn about a different...