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The Library Channel is available on local cable channel 20 to those who subscribe through Mediacom. Programming focuses primarily on Storytimes, Children's Specials, and a variety of adult programs. Other possible programs include live coverage of meetings and events of local non-profit organizations in our meeting rooms, or local programming provided by the City's Cable Television Services office.

Services

Video Streaming

Many of the events that have aired on The Library Channel are also available on-demand.
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Record Your Meeting

Non-profit organizations holding their meetings in Meeting Room A can have the event taped and/or shown live on The Library Channel. Prior approval is required and must follow established guidelines outlined in the Recording and Live Cablecast Guidelines section below.

Recording

Use of the video production equipment in Meeting Room A is limited to specific City of Iowa City staff and trained staff of Public Access Television, Inc (PATV). Non-profit organizations must arrange for an authorized individual to run the equipment during their meeting. Technical assistance from Library staff cannot be guaranteed, but will be provided when possible. Programs videotaped in Meeting Room A must follow the general Meeting Room Guidelines. Events must be free and open to the public.

Live Cablecast

Approval will be given for programs that have a broad community appeal if they can be accommodated without major disruption to the Library's program schedule. Programs shown live will not be re-cablecast. All live cablecasts will end at Library close; however, use of production equipment may continue with meeting room use as dictated by our Meeting Room Policy.

All live cablecasts must follow our Cable Television Channel Programming Policy and Policy on Meeting Room and Lobby Use.

How to Arrange for Recording/Cablecast

  1. Request Meeting Room A online or at the Help Desk.
  2. Once your meeting has been approved, non-profit organizations and City Departments should contact the City of Iowa City Cable TV Office at (319) 356-5454 to arrange for equipment use.
  3. After contacting the City of Iowa City Cable TV Office, contact the ICPL AV Librarian at (319) 887-6024.

**All arrangements for recording and cablecasts must be made at least 14 days in advance.**

Channel 20 Schedule

Tell Me Your Story

8:00 am - 8:28 am

Tell Me Your Story

8:30 am - 8:59 am

Tell Me Your Story

9:00 am - 9:29 am

Ellen Buchanan interviews Hayden Fry, University of Iowa head football coach, about his distinguished athletic and coaching careers.

Tell Me Your Story

9:30 am - 9:58 am

Book Babies with Music Together

10:00 am - 10:24 am

Presenter Name:Lauren Willburg Please join special guest, Lauren Willburg, for some fun with Music Together. This program is an innovative, research-based program for children ages newborn to four years old and their parents or caregivers. This approach develops every child's birthright of basic music competence by encouraging the actual music experience through song, rhythm, movement and instrument play.

Preschool Storytime Author Visit

10:30 am - 11:00 am

Come hear Iowan children's picture book author Pamela Schuster Ostwinkle read her picture books and share some songs and rhymes!

Family Storytime

11:00 am - 11:50 am

In celebration of LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Transgender and Questioning) Pride Month, we are offering a special Drag Storytime Party! Fun costumes are encouraged and we will have silly props available as we read LGBTQ stories and sing and dance with some local drag kings and queens. Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

Visiting Author

12:00 pm - 12:55 pm

She writes books about kids

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

1:00 pm - 2:26 pm

Iowa Centennial Parade 1939

2:26 pm - 2:56 pm

A color film from Iowa City's 1939 Centennial celebration.

Winter Break Family Special

3:00 pm - 3:27 pm

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

3:27 pm - 3:59 pm

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

4:00 pm - 4:47 pm

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.

Babaloo Music & Fun

4:47 pm - 5:50 pm

SRP 2017 Babaloo will keep you on the edge (and out) of your seats with musical mayhem and lots of laughs! Not only does Babaloo play music with his guitar, but he asks the audience to make music along with him on bucket drums and other unconventional instruments. This program is loud, wacky and hilarious, and a great way to kick off the special event calendar for the Summer Reading Program.

One Book Two Book 2013

6:00 pm - 6:24 pm

One Book Two Book 2013

6:24 pm - 6:56 pm

How to Build a Bike

7:00 pm - 7:58 pm

Learn about bike fabrication and design from UI Professor Steve McGuire.

Cocoa and Carols 2016

8:00 pm - 8:42 pm

Join the talented singers from Combined Efforts Men's Choir. Gather your friends and stop in for a cup of cocoa and a cookie or two for an old fashioned Christmas carol sing-along.

Happy Birthday Mr. Dickens!

9:00 pm - 9:59 pm

Guest speaker Corey Creekmur, Associate Professor , UI Depts. of English and Cinema and Comparative Literature provides a look at the film adaptations of Charles Dickens' work.

DNA Interest Group

10:00 pm - 11:23 pm

DNA testing is a powerful tool used by law enforcement agencies. Now, investigators may have a new resource to identify criminals: direct-to-consumer genetic testing databases. Join us to learn about the history of genetic testing in criminal cases, and how DNA and genealogical data can be combined to crack cold cases (recently featured in the Golden State killer case). We will discuss benefits and cautionary tales of using DNA in criminal investigations. Looking forward, we will survey major technical and legal issues surrounding the use of direct-to-consumer genetic testing data such as AncestryDNA or 23andMe to identify crime suspects.

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:28 am

Family Storytime

6:30 am - 6:56 am

Family Storytime

6:56 am - 7:26 am

Weber Days Storytime

7:30 am - 7:57 am

In celebration of Iowa City historian, Irving Weber, we will learn about his legend and his fascinating historical connections to Iowa City including his local history bus tours, his swimming career at Iowa and of course his days as an ice cream maker!

Landscape History

8:00 am - 9:31 am

12-3-2005

Musical Storytime

10:00 am - 10:25 am

Guest: University of Iowa Art Share. Learn all about jazz music and enjoy a professional ensemble perform the works of the jazz mainstream. This ensemble covers the range between early swing and progressive jazz ( Basie, Ellington, Thad Jones, Mingus, etc). In honor of Black History Month, we will celebrate some of the great musicians who have paved the way of jazz music in America.

Preschool Storytime

10:30 am - 10:57 am

Join us for a very special guest for preschool storytime, Iowa City legend Ellen Buchanan! Ellen is a wonderful friend of the library--you won't want to miss her special storytime!

Macaroni Soup

11:00 am - 11:43 am

A snowball fight in June? Put on your dancing shoes for Macaroni Soup with Miss Carole and Clarence – no mittens needed! We are kicking off the Summer Reading season with a wonderful interactive music program that will have everyone singing the whole way home! Sneakily educational and developmentally appropriate for children 8 and younger, Macaroni Soup! with Miss Carole and Clarence is a Sing-Along, Dance-Along, DO- ALONG CONCERT for the whole family!

Big Brain

12:00 pm - 12:54 pm

Jazz 101

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Dennis Green of KCCK and Steve Grismore, Jazz instructor at U of I, present Jazz 101.

Mission Creek 2017

2:00 pm - 2:55 pm

Nick Scappaticci talks about current projects for his marketing company, Tellart

Summer Reading Program

3:00 pm - 4:03 pm

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

4:03 pm - 4:45 pm

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

5:00 pm - 5:40 pm

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

Big Brain

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

History for Lunch

7:00 pm - 7:46 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

History for Lunch

8:00 pm - 9:01 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

History for Lunch

9:01 pm - 9:48 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

Tell Me Your Story

10:00 pm - 10:31 pm

Iowa City teacher, West High School debate coach, and newspaper columnist David Kanellis discusses his life in Iowa City, his career and his family.

Tell Me Your Story

10:31 pm - 11:02 pm

University of Iowa professor Margaret Keyes discusses the restoration of the Old Capitol.

Thinkin' Lincoln

6:00 am - 7:16 am

Kickoff the Thinkin' Lincoln festivities and join Popo, Deanne Wortman, Babaloon the Clown, Scott Koepke, and Kidspectacular for a fun-filled festival of puppetry, crafts, creative dramatics and a giant circus puppet and pickle band parade. Kidspectacular begins the day with "Hershel and the Goblins" for some spooky fun at 10:30, followed by "Popo and the Funny Penny" at 11:15 and "Popo's Big Top Circus" with Deanne Wortman and Babaloon at 11:45. Crafts and a pickle band circus parade led by Scott Koepke round out the magical merriment.

School's Out Special

7:16 am - 7:57 am

"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.

Obermann Center Presents

8:00 am - 8:58 am

UI Music Professor and jazz musician John Rapson has created a new jazz-centered production based on a fantastical but true story about an Afghani child who left his home near the Khyber Pass and ended up in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Poetry For Lunch

9:00 am - 9:57 am

Presented by Poets from the Writer's Workshop at University of Iowa, Keith Driver, Eduardo Corral, Sabrina Mark, Elizabeth Katz, and Margaret LeMay. Hosted by Maureen Delaney

Kidspectacular

10:00 am - 10:29 am

Join our favorite Kidspectacular members in a puppet and creative drama full of fun and unexpected twists in this hilarious version of Robert Munsch' children's tale.

Family Special

10:29 am - 10:59 am

Family Special: Pied Piper Concert with Orchestra Iowa

Family Special

11:00 am - 11:32 am

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 Special -Ring in the New Year

11:32 am - 11:59 am

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!

International Writing Program

12:00 pm - 1:21 pm

09-08-06

International Writing Program

1:30 pm - 2:57 pm

Children's Special

3:00 pm - 3:55 pm

Champagne Irish Dance Academy The dancing traditions of Ireland probably grew in close association with traditional Irish music. During the 18th and 19th century as dancers traveled around Ireland, often performance space was limited. They would dance on tabletops, sometimes even the top of a barrel. Because of this, the dancing styles were very contained, with hands rigid at the sides, and a lack of arm movement. Join a few of the Champagne Irish Dancers in Meeting Room A to learn more about Irish culture, language, music, and dance! Join a few of the Champagne Irish Dancers in Meeting Room A to learn more about Irish culture, language, music, and dance for this free dance performance!

Family Special

4:00 pm - 4:29 pm

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.

Animals Spell Love Storytime

4:30 pm - 4:57 pm

Meet David Cundy, creator of "Animals Spell Love," at the library and hear him describe how the animals in his book use their movements, colors, and attributes to artistically spell the word LOVE on each page in 16 different languages! Families who speak non-English languages are encouraged to come and share their language of love with others. David will read, sign books, and answer questions from kids and grown-ups alike. He will also lead an art workshop using his unique "wordpictures" technique and letterforms.

Family Special Event

5:00 pm - 5:50 pm

University of Iowa Arts Share Presents Dancers in Company Presenter Name: University of Iowa Dancers in Company In this family friendly event, the University of Iowa’s premier touring ensemble, Dancers in Company, will present excerpts from their evening-length work by Artistic Director Jennifer Kayle exploring the theme of “collective action.” In addition, the company will perform compositional improvisation as a means to further question, challenge, and inspire ideas about how we make things happen together.

Visiting Author

7:00 pm - 7:39 pm

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.

Bill Strickland

8:00 pm - 9:05 pm

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.

Elizabeth Strout

9:05 pm - 10:04 pm

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.

Mission Creek 2017

10:04 pm - 11:10 pm

A crash course on the DIY Maker Movement, how it started, where it’s going, and the misconceptions that are holding it back.

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:29 am

Toddler Storytime

6:30 am - 6:59 am

Summer Reading Program

7:00 am - 7:58 am

Celebrate the end of the Summer Reading Program with the Mad Scientists and form a spider robot, spitting insects, wiggling centipede, and other fun crafts and activities, and prizes.

Summer Reading Program

8:00 am - 8:43 am

Celebrate the end of the SRP with a fun-filled trip to our ICPL movie set which comes alive with an archaeology dig, an Egyptian sarcophagus and maze, and Sue the T-Rex. Costumed characters from The Old Capitol Museum, The U of I Museum of Natural History, and The Johnson County Historical Society include Abe Lincoln and Amelia Earhart who will bring history alive. Crafts, archaeology digs, ghost stories, activities, prizes, and refreshments.

Choose Your Own Adventure

9:00 am - 9:28 am

This event is designed for boys Grades 3-6 and their fathers (or primary parent or guardian), and will include activities (putt putt golf, Wii games, bicycle tire and brake repair, taking apart a computer, rod and reel casting, and more!) that will appeal to their penchant for action, hands on exploration, competition, and a "touch of danger", while encouraging them to become interested in reading and using books. Refreshments and safety gear provided.

Family Special

9:28 am - 10:03 am

Feisty Princess Penelope comes to the rescue of her prince while outwitting his dragon captor.

Preschool Dance Storytime

10:03 am - 10:29 am

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.

Preschool Storytime

10:30 am - 10:59 am

Stop by the library to celebrate national Tell a Fairy Tale Day with Casey and students from Regina. We will be getting a preview of their upcoming show, Beauty and the Beast.

Preschool Storytime

11:00 am - 11:28 am

Stop by the children's department for a taste of the Music Together program led by teachers from Preucil School of Music. We will be participating in songs, rhymes and musical games geared for early learning and literacy.

Book Babies

11:30 am - 11:53 am

Second Sunday Garden Forum

12:00 pm - 1:44 pm

Rita Minard is a Polk County Master Gardener, a member of the American Clematis Society, and an avid clematis collector and grower. She has over 100 clematis plants in her own gardens. Rita will offer suggestions on planting, pruning, displaying and photographing different varieties of clematis.

History for Lunch

4:00 pm - 4:28 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

History for Lunch

4:28 pm - 5:00 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

History for Lunch

5:00 pm - 5:53 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

History for Lunch

6:00 pm - 6:47 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

IFF 2014

7:00 pm - 8:01 pm

Maureen Freely, a 2014 Ida Beam Visiting Professor at the University of Iowa International Writing Program, will speak on censorship. Freely also is the president of English PEN, a global literary center that defends and promotes free expression.

Intellectual Freedom Festival

8:01 pm - 8:38 pm

Members of the Iowa City Johnson County Senior Center's Read Aloud group will be reading from the work of Edgar Allan Poe.

What is Censorship?

8:38 pm - 9:56 pm

writers from the UI International Writing Program and ICPL Librarians will lead a discussion on when opinion turns to Censorship. The Hawkeye Area Chapter of the Iowa Civil Liberties Union is also a co-sponsor of this event. Part of the 2013 IFF

The Civil War Poetry of Walt Whitman

10:00 pm - 10:47 pm

National Poetry Month event: A reading of the Civil War poetry of Walt Whitman. Celebrating National Poetry Month and honoring the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Reading Aloud Group from the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center will present readings of the Civil War era poetry of Walt Whitman. This event is cosponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center.

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:26 am

Book Babies

6:30 am - 6:49 am

Preschool Storytime

7:00 am - 7:21 am

Preschool Storytime

7:30 am - 7:55 am

Darrin Crow Troubador and Talespinner

8:00 am - 8:47 am

Listen to local storyteller Darrin Crow tell entertaining tales and bring stories to life! Darrin has been based out of Iowa since 1999 where he brings stories of Iowa history, folk tales, tall tales and more to life for audiences of all ages. He'll keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end today with his presentation of "Big Builders with Big Stories- American Tall Tales and Folk Tales."

Music Is the Word, Family Event

9:00 am - 9:54 am

Working with a social theme for the first time this year, DIC is hoping to deepen their levels of community and social engagement by using dance as the medium to start conversations, prompt personal reflection and support learning about water. Dancers in Company (DIC), The University of Iowa’s premiere touring dance company, performs work by nationally and internationally active faculty and guest choreographers throughout the state and region. This year, the company has created a series of works around the theme of “water.” The show will feature dances that investigate personal, local, and global issues underlying the beauty, vitality, and necessity of water by Faculty choreographers Armando Duarte, Eloy Barragan, Jessica Anthony and Michael Sakamoto and guest choreographer Rennie Harris.

Family Storytime Speical

10:00 am - 10:33 am

One Book Two Book 2014 Special with Music IC: Where Music and Literature Meet. Hear Goodnight Moon, Pecos Bill, and The Story of Ferdinand in a whole new way!

Preschool Storytime

10:33 am - 10:59 am

Preschool Storytime

11:00 am - 11:29 am

Come learn, laugh and enjoy making sounds with educators from the Preucil School of Music.

Preschool Storytime

11:30 am - 11:56 am

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!

Iowa City's Manville Heights

12:00 pm - 12:58 pm

Trains Across Iowa

1:00 pm - 1:59 pm

All aboard for an Iowa rail adventure! Join Rudy Daniels as he describes the past, present and future of the Hawkeye State's railroads. The program explores Iowa's unique position in the construction of the first transcontinental railroad and Iowa's great contribution to railroad safety. The talk also describes the famous streamliners that rode Iowa's rails. Rudolph Daniels is Assistant Dean, Department Chair of Railroad Operations Technology and instructor of railroad history at Western Iowa Tech Community College in Sioux City, Iowa. He likes to travel throughout Iowa. Dr. Daniels has written the official history of US railroads, Trains Across the Continent. This program is a part of the Irving B. Weber Days and Third Thursday programs and is made possible through the funding of the National Endowment for the Humanities and Humanities Iowa. A cultural resource for Iowans since 1971, Humanities Iowa offers many cultural and historical programs and grants to Iowa's communities.

Second Sunday Garden Forum

2:00 pm - 3:01 pm

Second Sunday Garden Forum

3:01 pm - 4:14 pm

Juli Seydell Johnson became the Director of Iowa City Parks & Recreation in January 2016. She'll be here to discuss Iowa City’s current park areas and its master plan for parks, natural areas, trails, and trees which provides a new vision to “Gather and Grow” in the city.

International Mondays

4:14 pm - 5:12 pm

With guest speaker Zachary Rogers, undergraduate student, University of Iowa.

International Mondays

5:12 pm - 6:12 pm

Establishment of Interdisciplinary Child Protection Teams in Turkey 2002-2006: Multi-Center Collaboration on Improving the Clinical Management of Child Abuse and Neglect Guest speaker: Resmiye Oral, M.D., Clinical Director of Child Protection Program, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Iowa

Big Brain

6:12 pm - 7:04 pm

Architecture and Libraries

7:04 pm - 8:20 pm

Presented by Robert Bork, architectural historian. Introduction from Kara Logsden.

Art Quilts of the Midwest

8:30 pm - 9:48 pm

Linzee Kull McCray, Erick Wolfmeyer, Astrid Bennet According to Wikipedia, Art Quilts are an art form that uses both modern and traditional quilting techniques to create art objects. Author and quilter Linzee Kull McCray's new book "Art Quilts of the Midwest" showcases the work of 20 artists whose works were inspired by life in the Midwest. Linzee will discuss the creation of her book, and sign copies after the program. Astrid Bennet, who wrote the forward, will talk about art quilts and the fabrics used in them. Erick Wolfmeyer, the only Iowa artists included in the book, will show a 10 minute film about his work. Spons. by Prairie Lights.

Friends of Historic Preservation

10:00 pm - 11:20 pm

Sesquicentennial Address

Preschool Storytime

6:00 am - 6:26 am

Preschool Storytime

6:30 am - 6:50 am

Toddler Storytime

7:00 am - 7:29 am

Toddler Storytime

7:30 am - 7:51 am

Todder Storytime with Morgan

History for Lunch

8:00 am - 8:48 am

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

History for Lunch

9:00 am - 9:44 am

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

Kidspectacular

10:00 am - 10:29 am

The kids find booty

Storytime Specail

10:30 am - 10:53 am

In celebration and recognition of Earth Day we are hosting a special shadow puppet performance featuring original music, by Sea Beast Puppets. The History of Light was originally commissioned for Earth Day and is a great way to learn about the history and future of this important resource.

Family Special

11:00 am - 11:46 am

There'll be a whole lotta clappin', stompin', spinnin', and hoppin goin' on when musician Colin O'Brien rolls into town with his banjo, fiddle, and guitar.

DNA Interest Group

12:00 pm - 12:55 pm

Genetic data have revolutionized how we diagnose medical conditions; however, as more companies like 23andMe offer reports on personal health and disease it is important to recognize their limitations. One such improvement is to include more people from underrepresented populations to contribute to medical studies. Join us as we explore how human genetic diversity is vital to our understanding of the genetic basis of disease. This presentation will focus on the inclusion of diverse populations in direct-to-consumer research studies

One of a Kind

1:00 pm - 1:32 pm

One of a Kind

1:32 pm - 2:12 pm

One of a Kind

2:12 pm - 2:52 pm

Family Storytime

3:00 pm - 4:02 pm

As part of the Scandanavian/Nordicfest, The Maia Quartet will perform the world premiere of Pierre Jalbert's "Thumbelina," accompanied by a theatrical reading of the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. Then they will accompany the Library's Kidspectacular drama troupe in a topsy turvy version of "The Princess and The Pea". In spite of the Quartet's classical musical accompaniment, Kidspectacular still manage to add a zany twist to this puppet and creative dramatics show.

Dance Me A Story

4:02 pm - 4:37 pm

Dance Me a Story ties together ballet performances and the literature that inspires the choreography. In anticipation of Ballet Quad Cities upcoming performance of the Wild, Wild West, get ready to explore rodeo through stories.

Spring Break Special

4:37 pm - 5:22 pm

Spring Break Special: Garden Party with Scott Koepke and Kevin B. F. Burt. Scott Koepke, the Garden Guru, demonstrates what it takes to plant a regular and a Mudshake Garden. From soil, to plant, to food, follow the red wiggler worms as they help create a pizza garden with everyone's favorite foods: pizza and French fries. Special musical accompaniment and garden parade with Kevin B. F. Burt and the Red Wiggler Worm Band.

Family Special

5:22 pm - 5:55 pm

For more than 100 years the enchanting stories of Beatrix Potter's animal friends have delighted readers young and old. On Saturday, March 28, meet Miss Potter in person at the Iowa City Public Library. Miss Potter will be portrayed by Robin Cline of Usher's Ferry who will share stories from her life as well as several of her favorite tales like "The Tale of Peter Rabbit" and "The Tale of Jemima Puddle-Duck." Boo Boo Bunny and puppet crafts for kids are included. This program is part of a series of Iowa City and Cedar Rapids events that celebrate "Fresh Threads of Connection: Mother Nature and British Women's Authors." Featuring a special exhibit at the University of Iowa's Old Capitol Museum, the series features ten British women writers and their unique relationships with nature. Partners in the series include UI Old Capitol Museum, UI Museum of Art, Iowa City and Cedar Rapids Public Libraries, Usher's Ferry, the 2009 British Women's Writers Conference (through UI Department of English), and Barnes & Noble.

One of a Kind

6:00 pm - 6:53 pm

Visiting Author

7:00 pm - 7:46 pm

Talks about her new book The Magic Thief: Found

Poetry Month 2018

8:00 pm - 8:46 pm

Join us for a program by the Reading Aloud Group from the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center as the share poems by UI Writers Workshop teachers from the past.

Senior Writers Competition

9:00 pm - 9:48 pm

ICPL Science Series

9:48 pm - 11:50 pm

Friendly Helpers of Natures Assassins

Preschools Storytime with Mari

6:00 am - 6:28 am

Today we celebrate the upcoming Chinese New Year by reading stories, singing songs, and doing activities that highlight this Chinese tradition. 2017 is the year of the Rooster, so we will also make a Rooster craft to bring in good luck in the New Year.

Family Storytime

6:30 am - 6:59 am

Preschool Storytime

7:00 am - 7:18 am

Preschool Storytime with Casey

7:30 am - 7:52 am

Preschool Storytime with Casey

International Authors

8:00 am - 9:20 am

Today's speakers: Ian Rosales Casocot, Philippines; Laura Fish, England; Xu Zechen, China; Albana Shala, Netherlands; Ismail Bala, Nigeria.

ICCSD Visiting Author

9:30 am - 9:57 am

Preschool Storytime Author Visit

10:00 am - 10:21 am

In honor of National Children's Book Week, local award-winning author/illustrator Claudia McGehee will be reading aloud some of her gorgeously-illustrated, nature-focused children's books. McGehee's books include A Tallgrass Prairie Alphabet, Where Do Birds Live?, My Wilderness: An Alaskan Adventure, and more. Her reading will be interspersed with exciting interactive elements including songs, rhymes, fingerplays, and instrument-playing.

Musical Storytime

10:21 am - 10:53 am

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.

Preschool Storytime

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Weber Days: Preschool Storytime

11:30 am - 11:57 am

For this special preschool storytime, Police Officer Ashten Hayes will be stopping by to read and tell stories about being a police officer in Iowa City. Bring any questions you have for this amazing athlete, mother and community worker!

One of a Kind

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

One of a Kind

12:35 pm - 1:11 pm

Young Adult Summer Reading Program

1:11 pm - 2:05 pm

with Vanessa and Victoria

Sweetcorn and Sushi

2:05 pm - 2:57 pm

Summer Reading Program

3:00 pm - 4:02 pm

The Dinosaur Lady is back with her full-scale T Rex head, dino models, fossils, mini museum, and the scoop on the latest fossil finds. With artist and paleontologist Carolyn Richard.

Masked Marvels Summer Reading Program

4:02 pm - 4:51 pm

Talespinner and troubadour, Darrin Crow, is bringing his storytelling prowess back to ICPL

Family Special

5:00 pm - 5:49 pm

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as Jesus Rios astounds and amazes us with his trunk full of magical tricks. Followed by music, refreshments, games, and a pinata.

Lunch at the Library

6:00 pm - 6:49 pm

Vicki DiBona

Black History Month

7:00 pm - 8:06 pm

Kathryn Harris, retired library services director at Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library, began reenacting Harriet Tubman in the late 1990s. As Harriet she talks about her experiences as a ‘conductor’ for the Underground Railroad. Over a period of roughly ten years, Tubman made nearly a score of trips to the slave states to lead slaves to freedom in the north, risking her own life and freedom each time she went south. Harris has portrayed Tubman countless times, both to adult and children’s groups.

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

8:06 pm - 9:00 pm

Midwest Farming During the Great Depression. Chey M. Ness.

Early Iowa City

9:00 pm - 9:35 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

9:35 pm - 9:58 pm

Big Brain

10:00 pm - 10:52 pm