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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

Author Visit with Rosemary Wells

7:03 pm - 7:59 pm

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Rosemary Wells is coming to town! She is the gifted children's author and illustrator who created beloved characters Max and Ruby, Yoko, Sophie and Felix to name a few. Mark your calendars and spread the word.

All Iowa Reads 2014

8:00 pm - 8:51 pm

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

Iowa - Echos of a Vanishing Landscape

9:00 pm - 9:58 pm

Photographer David Ottenstein discusses his hew book "Iowa - Echos of a Vanishing Landscape"

Music is the Word

10:00 pm - 10:47 pm

Music is the Word - Music on Friday: UI School of Music Please join students from the University of Iowa School of Music as they share a hour of music over the lunch break. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the amazing talent of our University of Iowa students.

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:26 am

Preschool Storyitme

6:30 am - 6:50 am

Family Storytime

7:00 am - 7:19 am

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

Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:59 am

Preschool Storytime

8:00 am - 8:18 am

Family Storytime

8:30 am - 8:52 am

Preschool Storytime

9:00 am - 9:27 am

Family Storytime

9:30 am - 9:59 am

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

Family Special

10:30 am - 10:54 am

Join Orchestra Iowa's talented woodwind quartet as they introduce preschool-aged children to the beat of the orchestra! Focused on fun and learning, Pied Piper Concerts offer children the opportunity to enjoy an up-close and personal chamber concert absolutely FREE!

Storytime Puppet Special

10:54 am - 11:32 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.

Caped Crusaders

11:32 am - 11:57 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.

Second Sunday Garden Forum

12:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Dr. Donald Lewis, has long been an important part of the ISU Entomology Program, specializing in outreach programs on insect pest management. He'll help us identify the bugs in our gardens and teach us how to tell the difference between the good bugs and the bad, and how to get rid of the bad ones.

2014 Annual Irving Weber History Lecture

4:00 pm - 5:14 pm

Leighton Christiansen, Librarian at the Iowa Department of Transportation, will present the Irving Weber Annual Lecture "A Journey in Transportation:The Iowa DOT Centennial and Iowa Transportation History Highlights"

Irving Weber's Iowa City

5:14 pm - 5:48 pm

100 Years of Homecoming

6:00 pm - 6:48 pm

Enjoy learning a few highlights of the UI's century-old homecoming tradition. David McCartney, university archivist, will recount some stories, drawing from holdings in the Department of Special Collections and University Archives, University of Iowa Libraries.

Automated Driving with National Advanced Driving Simulator

7:00 pm - 7:43 pm

Dr. Daniel McGehee, Director of the National Advanced Driving Simulator and Associate Professor in Mechanical & Industrial Engineering at the University of Iowa will discuss the history of automation in vehicles. While the Google car steals many headlines, automated systems have been in production for decades. How these technologies have matured over the years paints an interesting story - one today's drivers can learn from.

The Great Eclipse of 2017

8:00 pm - 9:03 pm

A five-hour drive will place you in the path of a total solar eclipse. Brent Studer, Adjunct Professor of Astronomy at Kirkwood Community College, will explain the circumstances under which eclipses occur and what you can do to be ready for next week's solar eclipse, the first total solar eclipse visible in the continental United States since 1979.

Money Smart Week 2013

9:03 pm - 9:45 pm

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.

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:22 am

Preschool Storytime

6:30 am - 6:57 am

Preschool Storytime

6:58 am - 7:29 am

Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:59 am

Family Special

8:00 am - 8:24 am

Join Orchestra Iowa's talented woodwind quartet as they introduce preschool-aged children to the beat of the orchestra! Focused on fun and learning, Pied Piper Concerts offer children the opportunity to enjoy an up-close and personal chamber concert absolutely FREE!

Family Special

8:30 am - 8:54 am

Join Orchestra Iowa's talented woodwind quartet as they introduce preschool-aged children to the beat of the orchestra! Focused on fun and learning, Pied Piper Concerts offer children the opportunity to enjoy an up-close and personal chamber concert absolutely FREE!

Book Babies

9:00 am - 9:23 am

Preschool Storytime

9:30 am - 9:59 am

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

Family Special

10:30 am - 10:54 am

Join Orchestra Iowa's talented woodwind quartet as they introduce preschool-aged children to the beat of the orchestra! Focused on fun and learning, Pied Piper Concerts offer children the opportunity to enjoy an up-close and personal chamber concert absolutely FREE!

Caped Crusaders

11:00 am - 11:25 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

11:25 am - 11:58 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!

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

12:00 pm - 12:54 pm

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

Early Iowa City

12:54 pm - 1:29 pm

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

1:30 pm - 1:52 pm

Eco Iowa City

2:00 pm - 3:21 pm

Join ECO Iowa City to learn how to make a simple rain barrel to improve water quality and reduce the amount of runoff at your home. Presentation by Chant Eicke, Master Gardener and environmental scientist and wetland delineator with EarthView Environmental, LLC.

ECO Iowa City

3:21 pm - 3:57 pm

John O'Roake, Energy Efficiency Manager at MidAmerican will offer energy savings options in the home including a free energy audit and other ways to heat and cool your home efficiently.

Iowa City Hospice

4:00 pm - 5:41 pm

Also co-sponsored by Lensing Funeral Home.

Big Brain

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

Mission Creek Music Festival 2016

7:00 pm - 7:29 pm

Presenter Name: Monica Correia ALT (Art+Life+Tech) : A lecture from Monica Correia, associate professor and head of the University of Iowa 3D Design Program, on Design to Connect. Design to Connect is a 3D art exhibit featuring lighting, small objects, and interior designs from Professor Correia, graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Iowa.

Poetry For Lunch

7:30 pm - 8:12 pm

Presented by Terpsichore School of Dance, Diane Danhieux, Director & Travelers Dance Ensemble Hosted by Maureen Delaney

Poetry For Lunch

8:12 pm - 8:47 pm

04-02-02

Poetry Month Event

8:47 pm - 9:22 pm

Poetry Month Event: Where in the World - Places in Poetry with Reading Aloud Join us for a Poetry Month event by the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center Reading Aloud group. They will be reading their favorite poems about places. Sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center.

Witching Hour 2016

9:22 pm - 9:59 pm

Presenter Name: David Gould Teacher, thinker, innovator David Gould considers which questions should education be asking young people in the 21st Century and how can it begin to encourage a new American Dream. David Gould is an administrator at the University of Iowa’s Belin-Blank International Center for Gifted Education and Talent Development, and a member of the honors faculty. Part of the 2016 Witching Hour Festival dedicated to exploring the unknown, creative process, and making new things. ICPL is cosponsoring with presentors Englert Theatre and Little Village Magazine.

Helen Lemme - a history

10:00 pm - 10:41 pm

Part of the 2015 Weber on Wednesday series. Sixth-grade girl history detectives, all students from Lemme Elementary School will present a program about their school's namesake, African-American civil rights advocate Helen Lemme.

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:28 am

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Valentines Day Storytime

6:28 am - 6:59 am

Family Storytime

7:00 am - 7:28 am

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Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:58 am

The Longfellow Neighborhood

8:00 am - 9:10 am

Tom Schulein will present a Historical Tour of the Longfellow Neighborhood, an area rich in history. Join us to learn about an 1855 railroad line; a Civil War camp; streetcars; Moffitt homes; and many of the other historical places and events that made the Longfellow neighborhood.

Exploring Local History through Digital Collections

9:10 am - 9:58 am

Weber Days Annual History Lecture: Exploring Local History through Digital Collections Matt Butler, Jen Wolfe and Mark Anderson from the University of Iowa Libraries' Digital Research & Publishing Department will talk about digital resources for exploring local history, including user-generated data, maps, and Irving Weber databases to answer specific local history questions. Part of the 2012 Irving Weber Days Program series

Music is the Word, Preschool Storytime

10:00 am - 10:22 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. Featuring songs about animals, authors, food, Iowa City,the ICPL,

Preschool Storytime

10:30 am - 10:59 am

Chinese Book Babies

11:00 am - 11:25 am

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

Preschool Storytime

11:25 am - 11:59 am

DNA Interest Group

12:00 pm - 12:57 pm

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

One of a Kind

1:00 pm - 1:31 pm

Ellen Buchanan interviews Earle Murphy, 68 year resident of Iowa City, owner of Bremer's Men's Shop and Hawkeye fan of all seasons.

One of a Kind

1:31 pm - 2:03 pm

One of a Kind

2:03 pm - 2:35 pm

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

One of a Kind

2:35 pm - 3:07 pm

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

Summer Reading Program

3:07 pm - 3:54 pm

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.

Summer Reading Program

3:54 pm - 4:28 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.

Family Special -Ring in the New Year

4:30 pm - 4:56 pm

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!

Kids Summer Reading Program event

5:00 pm - 5:50 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!

One of a Kind

6:00 pm - 6:39 pm

Ellen Buchanan interview Peter Nazareth, writer and IWP adviser.

Adult Summer Reading Program

7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Visiting Authors

8:00 pm - 8:57 pm

Dr. Nick Trout reading from LOVE IS THE BEST MEDICINE: What Two Dogs Taught One Veterinarian About Hope, Humility, and Everyday Miracles

Visiting Author

8:57 pm - 9:59 pm

Michele Norris reads from her new work "The Grace of Silence."

Paddling the Iowa River

10:00 pm - 11:06 pm

The Iowa River Water Trail provides 72 miles of unobstructed paddling from Iowa City to the Mississippi River. Numerous sand bars, campgrounds and communities provide paddlers with opportunities for over night stops and off trail exploration. Learn about this trail and other paddling opportunities in Johnson County and the surrounding area from Brad Freidhof, Conservation Program Manager, Johnson County Conservation Board and member of the Iowa River Friends. This event is part of the 2017 Adult Summer Reading Program.

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:23 am

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

Preschool Storytime

6:30 am - 6:52 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

Family Storytime

6:52 am - 7:29 am

Preschool Storytime

7:30 am - 7:56 am

In honor of the special 75th anniversary of H.A. Rey’s classic tale Curious George, Casey and Mari are performing a musical storytime to fulfill your curiosity about a lovable monkey with an endless sense of discovery. We will share a Curious George storybook on the big screen and you can listen and sing a long to several songs from "Sing-A-Longs and Lullabies for the Film Curious George."

International Authors

8:00 am - 9:06 am

Permanent Migration, or Re-thinking Home—Is your home in more than one place? Where do your multiple allegiances lie, what rift is the deepest--and what is to be learned from betweenness? How might writing (re)phrase questions of identity and home, perhaps distinguish between the biographical and the writing self?

Book Fest 2016 Author Reading

9:06 am - 9:59 am

Claire Hoffman will read from Greetings From Utopia Park: Surviving a Transcendent Childhood

Musical Storytime

10:00 am - 10:31 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 Author Visit

10:31 am - 10:53 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.

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.

One of a Kind

12:00 pm - 12:30 pm

One of a Kind

12:30 pm - 1:01 pm

Adult Summer Reading Program

1:01 pm - 2:44 pm

Family Special

3:00 pm - 3:32 pm

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

3:32 pm - 3:59 pm

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 Special

4:00 pm - 4:35 pm

Kick up your heels and move to the beat of Iowa City's sensational drum circle.

Family Special

4:35 pm - 5:01 pm

Family Special: Pied Piper Concert with Orchestra Iowa

Dance Me a Story - The Nutcracker

5:01 pm - 5:51 pm

Ballet Quad Cities This is a storytime, a dance class, and dress-up fun all in one! Dance Me a Story ties together ballet performances and the literature that inspires the choreography. Ballet QC dancers will read the classic story of the Nutcracker and explore and teach the dance movement. Preschoolers also have the opportunity to see costumes, head pieces, props and pointe shoes—all important elements to bring the story to life. Preschool Storytime is recommended for children who are 3,4, or 5 years old.

Harshbarger Hosta Society Presents

6:00 pm - 6:45 pm

An Iowa City Streak of Lightning in the Shape of a Horse

7:00 pm - 7:55 pm

An Iowa City Streak of Lightning in the Shape of a Horse: Larry Ginter and Iowa City's Horse Racing Tradition. Standard bred horse-racing was all the rage at the beginning of the 20th Century. ICPL Librarian Anne Mangano will share her research on Larry Ginter, Iowa City’s most famous race horse. Weber Days 2018. Anne Mangano

Iowa Ghosts and The Afterlife

7:55 pm - 8:57 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.

Iowa Review

9:00 pm - 9:59 pm

Big Brain

10:00 pm - 10:53 pm

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:30 am

Family Storytime

6:30 am - 6:59 am

Family Storytime: with Nancy

Preschool Storytime

7:00 am - 7:25 am

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Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:52 am

Tell Me Your Story

8:00 am - 8:30 am

Ellen Buchanan interviews Joyce Summerwill, founder of Project Art at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Director of the Department of Patient and Guest Relations at UIHC, and long-time Iowa City volunteer for many causes.

Tell Me Your Story

8:30 am - 9:00 am

One of a Kind

9:00 am - 9:32 am

A.K. Traw

Storytime Puppet Special

10:00 am - 10:37 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

10:37 am - 10:54 am

Preschool Storytime

11:00 am - 11:29 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 Dance Storytime

11:30 am - 11:55 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.

Author Visit

12:00 pm - 12:46 pm

Iowa City Children's author, Sarah Prineas, will read from her newest fantasy, Winterling.

Irving Weber Days

1:00 pm - 2:17 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.

Irving Weber Days

2:17 pm - 2:53 pm

with Loren Horton

Summer Reading Program

3:00 pm - 3:56 pm

K-6th graders will get their groove on with the Hancher dance artists as the electrifying ensemble mixes hip-hop with modern and and ballet for a fun-filled performance.

Summer Reading Program

4:00 pm - 4:46 pm

Celebrated author Jack Gantos shares stories of his life and creative process with our K-6th grade audience.

Summer Reading Program

5:00 pm - 5:54 pm

Our favorite reptile guy brings a variety of not-so-slimy creatures including a boa constrictor, cayman, lizards, and other assorted exotic critters from the wild.

Visiting Author

6:00 pm - 6:48 pm

Jay Walljasper, an award-winning writer chronicles stories from around the word that point toward a better quality of life and social progress. He specializes in community and urban issues, travel, current events and sustainability. Walljasper has served as editor at the Utne Reader and is an Editor-at-large for Ode Magazine. He is the author of "The Great Neighborhood Book" and "Visionaries: People and Ideas to Change Your Life."

Bike to Work Week

7:00 pm - 8:24 pm

Lawyer Jim of Bike Law, will discuss bicycle safety, laws affecting cyclists, dangerous situations, interactions with law enforcement, what to do if you're involved in a collision, and legislation affecting bicyclists.

Bike to Work Week Special

8:30 pm - 8:44 pm

Bike to Work Week Event: Wheely Fun Bike Basics Folks from the Bike Library of Iowa City will be here to teach us basic bicycle maintenance: Keeping your chain in good condition and your tires well inflated. Learn how to change a tire or patch a flat. Clean and lube your chain for a longer life. And Adjust your brakes and gears.

Mission Creek Music Festival 2016

8:44 pm - 9:14 pm

Presenter Name: Monica Correia ALT (Art+Life+Tech) : A lecture from Monica Correia, associate professor and head of the University of Iowa 3D Design Program, on Design to Connect. Design to Connect is a 3D art exhibit featuring lighting, small objects, and interior designs from Professor Correia, graduate and undergraduate students from the University of Iowa.

City Circle Acting Co. Presents Oliver

9:14 pm - 9:51 pm

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville performs selected scenes from Oliver

DNA Interest Group

10:00 pm - 11:06 pm

A discussion of how genetic variations can be used to predict an individual’s response to certain pharmacological drugs. The presentation will focus on explaining the link between genetics and drug metabolism, analyzing DTC and clinical pharmacogenomic testing resources, and discussing cases in which pharmacogenomic testing can have an impact on drug therapy.

Book Babies Storytime with Karen

6:00 am - 6:29 am

Toddler Storytime

6:30 am - 6:55 am

Preschool Storytime

7:00 am - 7:26 am

In honor of the One Book, Two Book festival this weekend, some of our favorite characters from children's literature will joining us for storytime and cookies after. You won't want to miss this special preview with some familiar friends such as Paddington Bear, Splat the Cat, Llama Llama, and Clifford!

Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:58 am

Storm Water Management

8:00 am - 9:29 am

Adult Summer Reading Program 2015: Lucy Hershberger, founder of Forever Green Garden Center, will be here to teach us what we can do in our yards to help reduce flooding, protect our drinking water and improve water quality in our rivers, streams and lakes

Friends of Hickory Hill Park

9:30 am - 9:57 am

Preschool Storytime Author Visit

10:00 am - 10:30 am

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

Sign Language Family Storytime

10:30 am - 10:56 am

n celebration of Deaf Awareness week, we are having a family storytime that will be translated into ASL (American Sign Language). UI professor AmyRuth McGraw and some of her ASL students will be reading some classic stories and translating with signage. This is a great opportunity to learn some simple phrases in sign language as well as share some great stories!

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.

Big Brain

12:00 pm - 12:47 pm

Art Quilts of the Midwest

1:00 pm - 2:18 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.

Poetry For Lunch

2:18 pm - 2:53 pm

04-02-02

Summer Reading Program

3:00 pm - 3:41 pm

Pythons, and lizards, and crocs...oh my! Our favorite reptile wrangler Torben Platt returns with his amazing water creatures.

School's Out Special

3:41 pm - 3:58 pm

Join Hoover National Library and Archives Education Specialist, Elizabeth Dinschel, in a fun filled family storytime! Wartburg College will be presenting an act of a Shakespeare play followed by another act where audience members help tell the story.

Summer Reading Program

4:00 pm - 4:43 pm

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.

Kidspectacular Storytime

4:43 pm - 4:56 pm

Kidspectacular presents "Why the Sun and the Moon Live in the Sky"

Summer Reading Program

5:00 pm - 5:58 pm

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.

Big Brain

6:00 pm - 6:43 pm

Iowa City Then & Now

7:00 pm - 8:15 pm

Retired Iowa City physician Dr. Oscar Beasley has been an avid photographer for more than 50 years. When the wave of urban renewal arrived in Iowa City in the late 1960s, Dr. Beasley took notice and began photographing the downtown area’s oldest buildings. He continued to document downtown well into the 1980s, including events like the night of January 20, 1970 when an Iowa City institution “Things, Things and Things” burned down on the corner of Clinton and College Street; when the downtown parking ramps were built; and when the Holiday Inn was completed at the corner of Burlington and Dubuque streets in the mid 1980’s. In the fall of 2017, Dr. Beasley’s son encouraged him to capture new images of some of his urban renewal photographs, a challenging task 30-40 years later. Dr. Beasley will show us a variety of his original images matched with new images taken in 2017/2018. This program is part of ICPL's Weber Days

Weber Days 2017

8:15 pm - 8:47 pm

The Iowa City Public Library has many unique collections that focus on historical information about the Iowa City area. This hi-bred class will take you on a tour of our online resources and then tour areas within the library that house our unique local items.

Weber Days

8:47 pm - 9:53 pm

Weber Days: Little Village, Big Progress - Celebrating 15+ Years of Independent Publishing in Iowa City

One of a Kind

10:00 pm - 10:37 pm

Ellen Buchanan interviews Brooke Workman, a humanities teacher at West High School, a local and national leader in education, and author of five books.

One of a Kind

10:37 pm - 11:08 pm