The Library Channel

The Library Channel will no longer show on Mediacom's channel 20 beginning April 3, 2019. Check individual event pages for live streaming or The Library Channel site for archived content.

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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

Irving Weber Days

8:05 pm - 8:36 pm

in-progress

Weber Days 2010 is happy to present The Post Horns, a French-horn musical group from the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center. Feel free to bring a lunch and enjoy the music of The Post Horns.

Irving Weber Days

8:36 pm - 9:53 pm

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.

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

10:00 pm - 10:53 pm

Distilling the Discourse: History of the Tavern in

10:53 pm - 11:25 pm

Preschool Storytime

6:00 am - 6:21 am

Preschool Storytime

6:30 am - 6:55 am

Family Storytime

7:00 am - 7:17 am

Preschool Storytime

7:17 am - 7:49 am

Irving B. Weber

8:00 am - 8:57 am

Irving Weber Days

9:00 am - 9:43 am

Toddler Storytime

10:00 am - 10:35 am

Family Storytime

10:35 am - 10:59 am

Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

Family Storytime

11:00 am - 11:25 am

Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

Preschool Storytime

11:30 am - 11:52 am

Preschool Storytime: Teddy Bear Day! To celebrate the anniversary of Winnie the Pooh we will be hosting a Teddy Bear Day for preschoolers and their families

DNA Interest Group

12:00 pm - 12:57 pm

“Your baldness is from your mother” – a presentation and discussion of myths about inheritance.

Tell Me Your Story

1:00 pm - 1:33 pm

Tell Me Your Story

1:33 pm - 2:03 pm

Dean Marion L. Huit discusses his experiences in China and his 32 years with the University of Iowa, where he was Dean of Students during the 1960s and 1970s.

Tell Me Your Story

2:03 pm - 2:32 pm

Dr. Lewis January

Tell Me Your Story

2:32 pm - 3:00 pm

Gladys Jenkins, University of Iowa professor and author of eleven books on child development, is interviewed by Ellen Buchanan.

Book Babies - Spanish Storytime

3:00 pm - 3:28 pm

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

3:30 pm - 3:53 pm

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.

Winter Break Family Special

4:00 pm - 4:27 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

4:30 pm - 4:57 pm

Presenter Name: Emma Seehusen Find out why the hissing cockroaches hiss and see how furry a giant tarantula really is! This demonstration is guaranteed to fascinate and creep-out even the boldest kids. Check out this educational program with Emma from the Grout Museum to meet and learn about lots of different creepy crawlies.

Family Special with

5:00 pm - 5:28 pm

Special quest MusicIC

Special Author Reading Storytime

5:30 pm - 5:51 pm

Spencer Earl Watts The Turtle in the Glass Shell is the story of a turtle born with a see-through shell. At first other turtles taunt him, but when an evil cat beast shrouded in shadow arrives, it’s up to the turtle in the glass shell to face off with the monster. Author Spencer Earl Watts is here to read his book and teach us all a lesson about acceptance. All Ages welcome!

Tell Me Your Story

6:00 pm - 6:31 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

6:31 pm - 7:02 pm

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

Book Fest 2016 Author Reading

7:02 pm - 8:03 pm

Leonard Pitts, Jr. reads from Grant Park

Author Visit

8:03 pm - 9:00 pm

"Growing up Country: Memories of an Iowa Farm Girl" author Carol Bodensteiner will discuss her book and invite participants to share their story of growing up in Iowa

Author Interview

9:00 pm - 10:07 pm

Andrea Flemming and Katherine Habley interview authors Mary Jane and Herm Auch. The Auchs visited 3rd and 4th grade students in the ICCSD October 17-21. Their numerous collaborative picture and early chapter books include the Princess and the Pizza as well as several chapter books such as One-handed Catch by Mary Jane Auch alone.

Friends of Hickory Hill Park

10:07 pm - 10:52 pm

Friends of Hickory Hill Park Presented by Bernie Knight 08-07-03

Valentines Day Storytime

6:00 am - 6:31 am

Preschools Storytime with Mari

6:31 am - 7:00 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.

Book Babies

7:00 am - 7:21 am

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

7:30 am - 7:56 am

International Writing Program

8:00 am - 9:44 am

11-03-06

Earth Day Preschool Storytime

10:00 am - 10:26 am

Preschool Storytime with Ellen Buchanan

10:26 am - 10:56 am

In celebration of Iowa City's Weber Days and Children's Book Week enjoy this storytime with local native and legend Ellen Buchanan!

Preschool Storytime Author Visit

11:00 am - 11:21 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

11:21 am - 11:53 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.

One of a Kind

12:00 pm - 12:35 pm

One of a Kind

12:35 pm - 1:04 pm

Martha Lubaroff is a longtime resident of Iowa City who worked at Iowa City Public Library and was instrumental in bringing a hospice to the community.

Author Visit: Caroline Fraser

1:04 pm - 2:04 pm

Caroline Fraser will be here to discuss her new Library of America book "The Little House Books by Laura Ingalls Wilder" which contains "Little House in the Big Woods," "Farmer Boy," "Little House on the Prairie" and "On the Banks of Plum Creek".

Geraldine Brooks

2:04 pm - 3:00 pm

Prairie Lights Books and the Iowa City Public Library co-sponsor a visit from Geraldine Brooks. She will be reading from her New York Times Bestselling novel "CALEB’S CROSSING," followed by a question and answer session.

Musical Storytime

3:00 pm - 3:25 pm

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

3:30 pm - 3:57 pm

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!

Earth Day Preschool Storytime

4:00 pm - 4:26 pm

Preschool Storytime Author Visit

4:30 pm - 4:51 pm

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.

Preschool Storytime

5:00 pm - 5:25 pm

Weber Days: Preschool Storytime

5:30 pm - 5:57 pm

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!

Harshbarger Hosta Society Presents

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Weber Chautauqua

7:00 pm - 7:55 pm

Shaner Magalhães, Executive Director of the Johnson County Historical Society, will give an update on the past, present and future of the Johnson County Historical Society.

Irving Weber's Iowa City

8:00 pm - 9:01 pm

Lolly Eggers talking about her book "Iowa City's Irving Weber : a biography"

Irving Weber

9:01 pm - 9:58 pm

Big Brain

10:00 pm - 10:43 pm

Big Brain

10:43 pm - 11:26 pm

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:29 am

Family Storytime

6:30 am - 6:59 am

Family Storytime

7:00 am - 7:28 am

Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:59 am

One of a Kind

8:00 am - 8:31 am

One of a Kind

8:31 am - 9:04 am

Double bass player, composer, and retired University of Iowa School of Music professor Eldon Obrecht discusses his life.

One of a Kind

9:04 am - 9:35 am

Ellen Buchanan interviews Ignacio Ponseti, orthopedic surgeon and professor at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

One of a Kind

9:35 am - 10:06 am

Musical Storytime

10:06 am - 10:32 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

10:32 am - 10:59 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!

Earth Day Preschool Storytime

11:00 am - 11:26 am

Family Storytime

11:26 am - 11:57 am

Dancers from the Champagne Irish Dance studio will be performing for us today! We will be learning about, watching and participating in some traditional Irish dances.

Author Interview

12:00 pm - 12:44 pm

A brand new teen series from Iowa City's own Jennifer Banash! Jennifer will be reading from the first book in her new series and will be available to answer questions about the writing process and upcoming Elite series titles.

Weber Days

1:00 pm - 2:22 pm

Sean Ulmer, Executive Director of the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art will present a lecture on Mildred Pelzer's Jefferson Hotel murals. Two of Pelzer's murals are on loan to the Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center during the renovation of Longfellow Elementary School. "Railroad Arrives" is here at ICPL and "Stage Ready" is at the Senior Center. J Patrick White, who organized the loan and Chris Pisarik, Longfellow Elementary School Principal, will also speak.

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

2:22 pm - 2:54 pm

01-23-02

Music is the Word, Preschool Storytime

3:00 pm - 3:22 pm

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. Featuring songs about animals, authors, food, Iowa City,the ICPL,

Preschool Storytime

3:30 pm - 3:59 pm

Chinese Book Babies

4:00 pm - 4:25 pm

Book Babies will host Emily Jia. Emily will introduce families to Chinese language.

Book Babies

4:30 pm - 4:53 pm

Book Babies Special

5:00 pm - 5:28 pm

Lauren Willberg ofPreucil School of Music’s, Music Together will lead a special Book Babies program. Stop by to learn some new songs and have a great time singing and dancing together!

Family Storytime Speical

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Join violin-fiddle duo Tricia Park and Taylor Morris in this special family concert as they explore a genre-bending program of music from traditional classical fair to contemporary world music as well as American and Celtic fiddle tunes

Big Read

6:00 pm - 7:01 pm

Join us at the Iowa City Public Library as local area experts discuss the works of Bradbury and his lasting impact on the science fiction genre.

Mission Creek 2017

7:01 pm - 8:07 pm

As instructor of the ever-popular NYU course, “The Science of Happiness,” and as author of U Thrive, Dan Lerner is using positive psychology to help people lead happy lives.

Mission Creek 2016

8:07 pm - 8:57 pm

Presenter Name: Eric Engelmann (Executive Director, NewBoCo) Art + Life + Technology lecture series (ALT) Technology, startups, creativity, culture and innovation are critically intertwined in the future of our economy: Leadership models in companies are being revolutionized by tech companies. Corporate culture becomes a recruiting weapon to attract and retain creative and technical talent. Large companies seek the advice of startups for disruptive innovation. And technological change gets faster and faster, supporting new business ventures. We’ll dive into how these five elements relate, reinforce, and form the foundation for entrepreneurship for the millennial generation. Attendance Expected: 100

Mission Creek 2016

8:57 pm - 10:00 pm

Presenter Name: Andy Zax ALT (Art+Life+Tech) kicks off with an all-star panel discussion called Digitized: The Evolution of Music in the Age of Connection, focusing on the evolution of technology and its increasing impact on the ways in which music is now created, distributed, and discovered. Whether you’re an artist building a fanbase, a blogger looking to stand out from the crowd, or a label or manager wanting to harness the power of technology to help break bands, it’s an opportunity to learn from leaders how to embrace the changes that are taking place every day. Panelists will also share their perspectives on how music technology will continue to evolve, and why the best is yet to come. The discussion will be moderated by Andy Zax, American music historian and producer, and will feature the expertise of Megan West from SoundCloud, Jessica Johnson from Downtown Records, and Sean Moeller from Daytrotter.

DNA Interest Group

10:00 pm - 11:10 pm

Doggy DNA. A review and assessment of the canine DNA testing marketplace.

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:19 am

Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

Weber Days Storytime

6:30 am - 6:57 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!

Family Storytime

7:00 am - 7:29 am

Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:59 am

Landscape History

8:00 am - 9:31 am

12-3-2005

Family Storytime Speical

10:00 am - 10:30 am

Join violin-fiddle duo Tricia Park and Taylor Morris in this special family concert as they explore a genre-bending program of music from traditional classical fair to contemporary world music as well as American and Celtic fiddle tunes

Caped Crusaders

10:30 am - 10:55 am

Caped Crusaders: Scott Koepke New Pi Soilmates organic garden educator, Scott Koepke, is kicking off the summer reading program with a sprout! Come learn about composting, the plant life cycle and get your hands dirty gardening with Scott.

Preschool Storytime

10:55 am - 11:28 am

Local storyteller, Judy Nyren, will be joining us again today. Be sure to stop by the children's storytime room to see what wonderful surprises she has in store for us!

Family Storytime

11:28 am - 11:59 am

Dancers from the Champagne Irish Dance studio will be performing for us today! We will be learning about, watching and participating in some traditional Irish dances.

Big Brain

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

How to Build a Bike

1:00 pm - 1:58 pm

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

City Circle Acting Co. Presents Oliver

2:00 pm - 2:37 pm

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville performs selected scenes from Oliver

Zoop, Gap, Zar with Dino O'Dell

3:00 pm - 3:48 pm

Do you speak space alien? Would you like to? Then be sure to come by today's concert with musician, storyteller and picture book author, Dino O'Dell!

Summer Reading Program

3:48 pm - 4:27 pm

Travel 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.

Summer Reading Program

4:27 pm - 5:02 pm

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.

Kids Summer Reading Program event

5:02 pm - 5:52 pm

Do you know the difference between a reptile and an amphibian? After this program you will! Be a herpetologist and hands-on explore the world of herps (collective name for reptiles and amphibians)! Learn about some of the different species living at the aquarium and even have a few visitors stop by to help us learn more about them. You won’t want to miss this visit from the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium!

Big Brain

6:00 pm - 6:52 pm

Irving Weber Days

7:00 pm - 7:52 pm

David R. McMahon, Assistant Professor of History, Kirkwood Community College-Iowa City Campus and others will discuss the history of Iowa Hawkeye Athletics.

Iowa Review

8:00 pm - 8:59 pm

Iowa Ghosts and The Afterlife

8:59 pm - 10:00 pm

Paranormal investigator Terry Fisk, co-author of "The Iowa road guide to haunted locations" will be here to take us on a ghostly journey to some of the most haunted places in Iowa. Part of the 2014 Adult Summer Reading Program.

One of a Kind

10:00 pm - 10:32 pm

One of a Kind

10:32 pm - 11:02 pm

One of a Kind

11:02 pm - 11:33 pm

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:28 am

Family Storytime: with Nancy

Family Storytime: with Angie

6:30 am - 6:54 am

Family Storytime: with Angie

Gingerbread Fun Storytime!

6:54 am - 7:26 am

Join us from 10:30-11 for a special gingerbread-themed storytime, and then stay for gingerbread making, holiday crafts, and winter stories on the big screen. All ages are welcome! We will provide gingerbread men to decorate and craft supplies for a fun first morning of winter break!

Preschool Storytime

7:30 am - 8:00 am

Second Sunday Garden Forum

8:00 am - 9:47 am

Project Green

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am - 10:27 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!

Earth Day Preschool Storytime

10:30 am - 10:56 am

Preschool Storytime with Ellen Buchanan

10:56 am - 11:26 am

In celebration of Iowa City's Weber Days and Children's Book Week enjoy this storytime with local native and legend Ellen Buchanan!

Preschool Storytime

11:30 am - 11:59 am

International Writing Program

12:00 pm - 1:31 pm

10-13-06

International Writing Program

1:31 pm - 2:49 pm

10/15/03

School's Out Special

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

"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.

Summer Reading Program Special

3:40 pm - 4:12 pm

Join East Central Iowa Council of Government's Environmental Educator Kristin Simon as she teaches us about recycling, waste reduction and gas.

Winter Break Family Special

4:12 pm - 4:40 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

4:40 pm - 5:28 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.

Summer Reading Program

5:28 pm - 6:03 pm

Presenter Name: Rick Eugene Brammer Absolute Science is an amazingly fun and educational program aimed at children of all ages to become engaged in the world of science through demonstrations and experiments. How does light change our perception of what is right in front of our eyes? What happens when a liquid is put under pressure? Dry Ice Exploration, Fantastic Foam, and so much more! The scientists of Absolute Science LOVE volunteers to help conduct their experiments, so come ready to get hands on!

One of a Kind

6:37 pm - 7:09 pm

Iowa City Book Festival Reading

7:09 pm - 8:06 pm

Iowa City Book Festival Readings: Ted Genoways will read from "This Blessed Earth - A year in the life of an American family farm." Kathryn Gamble & Barbara Hall will read from "Women And The Land"

Iowa City Book Festival Reading

8:06 pm - 8:44 pm

Iowa City Book Festival Readings: Jon K. Lauck will read from "From The Warm Center To The Ragged Edge."

Iowa City Book Festival Reading

8:44 pm - 9:44 pm

Iowa City Book Festival Readings: Mike Lankford will read from "Becoming Leonardo: an exploded view of the life of Leonardo Da Vinci" and Steve Paul will read from "Hemingway at Eighteen: the pivotal year that launched an American legend."

Happy Birthday Mr. Dickens!

10:00 pm - 10:59 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.

Preschool Storytime

5:24 am - 5:49 am

Book Babies with Music Together

6:00 am - 6:24 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.

Family Storytime

6:24 am - 7:14 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.

Preschool Storytime

7:14 am - 7:47 am

Local storyteller, Judy Nyren, will be joining us again today. Be sure to stop by the children's storytime room to see what wonderful surprises she has in store for us!

Storytime Puppet Special

7:47 am - 8:24 am

Eulenspiegel's adaptation of this beloved Grimms fairy tale uses delightfully crafted miniature Bohemian marionettes created by puppeteer Monica Leo. The set is an extra-large pop-up storybook also designed and created by Leo. The script, laced with wit and whimsy, was written by puppeteer Teri Jean Breitbach. The production was directed by well-known director Michael Sokoloff. In addition to seven puppets, the cast includes a wacky, flamboyant storyteller who relates to the audience as well as the puppets.

Preschool Storytime

8:30 am - 8:59 am

Preschool Storytime

9:00 am - 9:29 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

9:30 am - 10:03 am

Local storyteller, Judy Nyren, will be joining us again today. Be sure to stop by the children's storytime room to see what wonderful surprises she has in store for us!

Caped Crusaders

10:03 am - 10:28 am

Caped Crusaders: Scott Koepke New Pi Soilmates organic garden educator, Scott Koepke, is kicking off the summer reading program with a sprout! Come learn about composting, the plant life cycle and get your hands dirty gardening with Scott.

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 - 11:29 am

Book Babies

11:29 am - 12:00 pm

Join Stacey Kelly, Balance Yoga studio. Stacey will teach you and your baby, poses, songs, and games...all with the benefits of yoga!

Lunch at the Library

12:00 pm - 12:52 pm

Tom Koeppel

Lunch at the Library

1:00 pm - 1:49 pm

Vicki DiBona

One of a Kind

2:00 pm - 2:34 pm

One of a Kind

2:34 pm - 3:05 pm

One of a Kind

3:05 pm - 3:41 pm

Friends of Historic Preservation

4:00 pm - 5:20 pm

Sesquicentennial Address

Weber Lecture

5:30 pm - 6:59 pm

Jeff Stein from Wartburg College, who runs the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting, will present the 2009 Irving B. Weber Days History Lecture. Broadcasting Radio and television exploded onto the scene in the 20th century and completely changed our lives. Today, we can hardly imagine a day without broadcasting. The development of radio and TV in Iowa was ground breaking, and became the model followed by the rest of America. In his presentation "Making Waves: The People and Places of Iowa Broadcasting", journalist and educator Jeff Stein takes us back to the earliest days of both radio and television, highlighted by original broadcasts, photos and memorabilia. The presentation is also specifically tailored for different geographic areas of the state, and is designed to allow audience members to recall special memories and shared experiences. Dr. Jeff Stein holds the position of R.J. McElroy Chair and Executive-in-Residence in Communication Arts at Wartburg College in Waverly teaching broadcasting and media law and ethics courses. He also serves as executive secretary of the Iowa Broadcast News Association and president of the six-state Northwest Broadcast News Association. An award-winning broadcaster, Dr. Stein currently works as political analyst for KWWL-TV Waterloo and is the administrator of the Archives of Iowa Broadcasting collection. His book, Making Waves: The People and Places of Iowa Broadcasting, is the first comprehensive history ever published of radio and television and their impact on the state of Iowa. Dr. Stein can be reached at (319) 230-8988 or makingwaves@email.com. Visit www.JeffStein.org for more information.

International Mondays

7:00 pm - 8:04 pm

American and Australian Federal Constitutions

International Mondays

8:04 pm - 9:01 pm

International Education Week Lecture: Aubree Miller, 2005 graduate of Spanish and International Studies, University of Iowa

International Mondays

9:01 pm - 9:52 pm

Irund A-Wan, undergraduate student in the UI Civil and Environmental Engineering program, will discuss Peruvian Footbridge Design (Incorporating a Participative Approach).

IC Book Fest 2013

10:00 pm - 10:50 pm

Susanna Daniel, Gregory Galloway and Larry Watson join International Writing Program participant Lili Mendoza (Panama). Authors will discuss the importance of setting in their work.