Science & Technology

Upcoming events

Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

Want to make digital drawings or paintings while the Adobe software in the library's Digital Media Lab isn’t available? No problem! Autodesk SketchBook is a free app with powerful options.

Learn how to start with a blank...

Adults Arts & Crafting Classes & Workshops Science & Technology

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 - 6:00pm

Online

Iowa is about to become a serious tourist trap...well at least for birds. The state sits in the middle of the Mississippi flyway, a route used by more than 100 million birds to migrate each season. Iowa’s grasslands, forests, and water bodies...

Adults Teens Current Issues Nature & Gardening Science & Technology

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:30am

Online

Have you heard about TikTok but aren’t really sure what it is, where it came from, or how it works? Join us as we talk about being a viewer and a creator on TikTok!

We’ll look at how to navigate the “for you” page, browse videos based on...

Adults Science & Technology

Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

Do you want to start your own website? Or are you taking over a WordPress site from someone else? Learn how to get started building a website on the framework behind more than one third of the internet’s websites.

No coding required....

Adults Teens Science & Technology

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 10:30am

Online

Are you ready to try Instagram, the 4th-most-used app with over 1 billion users each month? Or are you already on Instagram but aren't sure about some of its features?

Join us for an overview of how Instagram works, including posting...

Adults Science & Technology

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 4:00pm

Online

Tweens in grades 3-6, come one, come all! Dive into the microscopic world, unseen by the naked eye. Peer through a Foldscope (paper microscope) that allows you to look at plant cells, tiny insects, pond water, and even your own skin, all at 140X...

Tweens Science & Technology

Thursday, February 18, 2021 - 7:00pm

Online

Have you always wanted to share videos on YouTube but didn't because you don't know how to do video editing? Did you know that you can make simple edits to your videos within YouTube before they are posted?

We'll go over...

Adults Science & Technology

Saturday, February 20, 2021 - 4:00pm

Online

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of The Omnivore's Dilemma: A Natural history of Four Meals by Michael Pollan

What should we have for dinner? Ten years ago, Michael Pollan confronted us with...

Adults Book Discussion Nature & Gardening Science & Technology

Saturday, March 20, 2021 - 4:00pm

Online

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of The Grid: The Fraying Wires Between Americans and Our Energy Future by Gretchen Bakke.

America’s electrical grid, an engineering triumph of the twentieth...

Adults Book Discussion Nature & Gardening Science & Technology

Saturday, April 17, 2021 - 4:00pm

Online

Join Green Iowa AmeriCorps and the Iowa City Public Library for a discussion of World of Wonders - In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments by Aimee Nezhukumatathil

From beloved, award-winning poet Aimee...

Adults Book Discussion Nature & Gardening Science & Technology