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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.

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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

Preschool Storytime with Casey

6:00 am - 6:18 am

Book Babies

6:30 am - 6:58 am

Casey Lambert will present a special Book Babies storytime in Spanish.

Family Storytime

7:00 am - 7:29 am

Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:58 am

Family Storytime: with Nancy

One of a Kind

8:00 am - 8:48 am

Ellen Buchanan interviews long-time Johnson County Attorney J. Patrick White about his life and work.

One of a Kind

8:48 am - 9:26 am

Ellen Buchanan interviews Chug Wilson, son of John Wilson who opened Wilson's Sporting Goods in 1945. Chug Wilson played on the 1946 City HIgh School football team and continued to play football at the University of Iowa. Chug Wilson is the owner of Wilson's Orchard.

One of a Kind

9:26 am - 9:57 am

Family Storytime

10:00 am - 10:30 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.

Preschool Dance Storytime

10:30 am - 10:56 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

10:56 am - 11:28 am

Today Emily Jia will be helping us celebrate the Lantern Festival! Traditionally celebrated on the fifteenth day of the first month in the lunar calendar, the Lantern Festival marks the last day of the Chinese or lunar New Year celebration.

Preschool Storytime

11:30 am - 11:59 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.

Geraldine Brooks

12:00 pm - 12:56 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.

Weber Days

1:00 pm - 1:53 pm

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, the Secrest 1883 Octagonal Barn near Downey, Iowa is one of the oldest and largest round barns in the United States. In the process of restoring the barn, its current owner Rich Tyler has researched the history behind the property, including the golden age of farming, the Depression, and the architecture of barns. He'll share the story of the barn's preservation, thanks in part to the individuals and organizations that rallied around the barn and contributed to its saving. The barn is open to the public, and photographers, artists and school children have all played an important role. He'll also discuss how you can save your own barn, and what old barns may mean to future generations who grow up without them.

Irving Weber Days

2:00 pm - 2:56 pm

Come to Meeting Room A to hear friends of Irving B. Weber read their favorite Weber stories and enjoy Irving's favorite food - ICE CREAM!

Family Special

3:00 pm - 3:46 pm

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.

Choose Your Own Adventure

3:46 pm - 4:15 pm

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

4:15 pm - 4:50 pm

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

Music IC Festival Family Concert

4:50 pm - 5:21 pm

Tricia Park The final day of the four-day Music IC Festival, which celebrates the intersection of music and literature, will feature a family concert with performances by Music IC musicians.

Family Storytime Special

5:30 pm - 5:56 pm

Family Special: Orchestra Iowa's Pied Piper Concert Series Join Orchestra Iowa's talented brass quintet as they introduce 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! 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.

Portrait of Jane Austen

6:00 pm - 6:57 pm

Melissa Sodeman, Assistant Professor of English at Coe College will present A Portrait of Jane Austen. ASRP 2013

Music is the Word

7:00 pm - 7:47 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.

Development of a new craft

7:47 pm - 8:50 pm

Presentation and Demonstration by Saúl Aragón and Alma Arreola. Translation by Michael Chibnik. Starting in the 1970s, artisans from the state of Oaxaca, Mexico have been selling colorful, whimsical wood carvings (alebrijes) in the global folk art market. This is a new, ever-changing art form is now one of the best-known Mexican crafts. Saúl Aragón and Alma Arreola from the rural community of Arrazola will talk about the history of their craft, the effects of sales on their community, and the techniques they use to make alebrijes. They will also demonstrate their carving and painting methods. The event is sponsored by the UI Department of Anthropology, the UI Museum of Art and the Iowa City Public Library.

MusicIC Festival

9:00 pm - 9:57 pm

Eleventh Hour: Transcendence - Overcoming Adversity in Beethoven and T.S. Eliot The MusicIC Festival, in partnership with the Iowa Summer Writing Festival (ISWF), presents a special "Eleventh Hour" that explores the connections between Beethoven’s Op. 132 String Quartet and T.S. Eliot’s Four Quartets. The Solera Quartet and Working Group Theatre's Jennifer Fawcett will explore this through a mix of live music and poetry that offers a preview of the June 23 concert that closes this year's MusicIC Festival. The festival is presented by the Iowa City UNESCO City of Literature organization. For more information, please visit www.MusicIC.org. The Eleventh Hour is the ISWF's series of daily presentations that feature issues of special interest to writers, including aspects of craft, process, the writing life, and publishing. They are free and open to the public. For more information, please visit www.iowasummerwritingfestival.org.

DNA Interest Group

10:00 pm - 10:43 pm

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.

Valentines Day Storytime

6:28 am - 7:00 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

7:26 am - 7:57 am

Second Sunday Garden Forum

8:00 am - 9:49 am

Glenn Herold Project Green

Preschool Storytime

10:00 am - 10:28 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

10:30 am - 10:53 am

Preschool Storytime

11:00 am - 11:29 am

Preschool PUG Storytime

11:30 am - 11:52 am

Preschool Pug Storytime Today at ICPL we will be featuring Pugs. Come by to read some silly pug dog stories and to meet some of our staff's furry friends!

Big Brain

12:00 pm - 12:45 pm

Mission Creek 2017

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Self expression, creativity, problem solving, analysis, and communication are all skills obtained through computer science. Young children are naturals with these superpowers, and we need to keep these skills alive. With STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, math) as a major focus in education, learn how computer science is playing a role in Iowa education, and how anyone can get involved.

Mission Creek 2016

2:00 pm - 2:49 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

Family Special

3:00 pm - 3:46 pm

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.

Storytime Specail

3:46 pm - 4:09 pm

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

4:09 pm - 4:44 pm

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

Family Special

4:44 pm - 5:24 pm

2008 Weber Chautauqua Program for Kids! Celebrate Weber Days with some toe-tapping tunes and musical fun with local musician Mike Haverkamp.

Family Special

5:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring classical music for children played by a wood wind quintet, this concert is one of the Pied Piper Series and co-sponsored by Orchestra Iowa and the Iowa City Public Library.

Big Brain

6:00 pm - 6:54 pm

Friends of Historic Preservation

7:00 pm - 7:45 pm

Irving Weber Days

8:00 pm - 8:50 pm

Joni Kinsey, a faculty member of the University of Iowa School of Art and Art History, will present a free lecture, "Grant Wood at the University of Iowa" at Noon in Meeting Room A. Kinsey's lecture is based on her research into Wood's years on the UI faculty. Wood taught painting in the School of Art from 1934 to 1942. This was an important time for the development of the arts at the UI, and included the founding of the Iowa Writers' Workshop.

History of Iowa City's Grocery Stores

8:50 pm - 9:59 pm

Part of the 2015 Weber on Wednesdays series. Tom Schulein, citizen historian, will present a program on the history of Iowa City grocery stores from the corner store to the superstore. Co-sponsored b the Iowa City/Johnson County Senior Center.

Family Storytime

6:00 am - 6:25 am

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

Preschool Storytime

6:30 am - 6:49 am

Preschool Storytime

7:00 am - 7:22 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

7:30 am - 7:58 am

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Author Visit: Caroline Fraser

8:00 am - 8:59 am

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".

Iowa - Echos of a Vanishing Landscape

9:00 am - 9:58 am

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

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.

Storytime Puppet Special

10:55 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.

Family Special

11:32 am - 11:57 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!

International Authors

12:00 pm - 12:57 pm

Internaltional Authors

1:00 pm - 1:58 pm

Join all of this years Writers in Residence as they relate personal 'postcards' of their time in the U.S.

International Authors

2:00 pm - 2:59 pm

Summer Reading Program 2014

3:00 pm - 3:40 pm

Summer Reading Program

3:40 pm - 4:24 pm

Join us instead for a music and drum storytelling concert featuring Deanne Wortman and her friend Scott.

Summer Reading Program

4:24 pm - 5:28 pm

Our zany friends from the Univ of Iowa Departments of Physics and Astronomy are back with more electro-magnetic experiments and hands-on fun.

Family Special

5:28 pm - 6:00 pm

Featuring classical music for children played by a woodwind quartet, this concert is one of the Pied Piper Series and co-sponsored by Orchestra Iowa and the Iowa City Public Library.

Visiting Author

7:00 pm - 7:37 pm

One Book Two Book 2013

7:37 pm - 7:54 pm

Anne Ylvisaker

Visiting Author

8:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Local author Sarah Prineas will talk about her new children's fantasy book, The Magic Thief. The first in a trilogy about a pickpocket, a wizard, biscuits and magic.

Poetry Month 2018

9:00 pm - 9:46 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.

Architecture and Libraries

10:00 pm - 11:15 pm

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

Toddler Storytime

6:00 am - 6:30 am

Preschool Storytime

6:30 am - 7:02 am

Family Storytime

7:02 am - 7:28 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."

Family Special

7:56 am - 8:29 am

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.

Kidspectacular

8:30 am - 8:59 am

The kids find booty

Dancers in Company

9:00 am - 9:59 am

The UI’s premiere touring dance company, Dancers in Company is in its 33rd year, the company presents works by nationally and internationally active faculty and guest choreographers created around this year’s theme of “home.” Using dance to investigate personal, local, and global issues relating to home, UI Dance students will perform a thrilling and diverse concert.

Family Special

10:00 am - 10:24 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!

Storytime Puppet Special

10:24 am - 11:02 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

11:02 am - 11:35 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

11:35 am - 12:00 pm

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 - 1:46 pm

Project Green

Brown Bag Lunch

4:00 pm - 4:49 pm

Irving Weber Presents

5:00 pm - 6:55 pm

Irving Weber, Iowa City Historian, presents to the 'First Club' on Feb. 21, 1992 regarding Iowa City's history.

Genetics in Literature, Life, and the Laboratory

7:00 pm - 8:48 pm

Ellen Wright Clayton - directs the Center for Biomedical Ethics and Society at Vanderbilt. Jay Clayton directs the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University.

The Great Eclipse of 2017

8:48 pm - 9:51 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.

Young Adult Summer Reading Program

10:00 pm - 10:54 pm

with Vanessa and Victoria

Music is the Word Family Concert

6:00 am - 7:19 am

Professional marimba player and organizer of the Heartland Marimba Festival, Matthew Coley, will be presenting various types and styles of music including a few Christmas classics.

Summer Reading Program

7:19 am - 7:56 am

Ahoy mateys! Kick off the school-age Summer Reading Program: learn about life on the high seas and pirate weapons; create a treasure trove of crafts; join in a treasure hunt and beware when Blackbeard himself visits... so be there you scurvy dogs!

Preschool Storytime Author Visit

8:00 am - 8:30 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

9:00 am - 9:26 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!

Gingerbread Fun Storytime!

9:30 am - 9:57 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 wintry morning.

Family Storytime

10:00 am - 10:29 am

Join Mrs. Hinky Dink for this special family storytime! Reading, singing and clowning around are Mrs. H's favorite things to do, so you won't want to miss out on this silly half an hour! Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents.

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.

Book Babies

11:30 am - 11:55 am

Underground Railroad in Johnson County

12:00 pm - 1:50 pm

Civil War 150: Underground Railroad in Johnson County - Recent Research Douglas W. Jones, Iowa Freedom Trail Grant Project Manager from the State Historical Society of Iowa, will give us an overview of the Underground Rail Road activities in Johnson County and how they tied into the larger underground network. Part of the Civil War 150 series of programs

Second Sunday Garden Forum

2:00 pm - 3:53 pm

Project Green

League of Women Voter's of Johnson County

4:00 pm - 5:19 pm

Dave Swenson, Iowa State University economist, will address Iowa's economy and the economics of TIF.

Money Smart Week 2013

5:19 pm - 6:01 pm

Big Brain

6:01 pm - 6:46 pm

Music is the Word

7:00 pm - 7:54 pm

David Zollo has been highly active in the Iowa City music scene for over twenty years as a musician, songwriter, record label founder, and producer. David has asked musician Andy Fleming of Des Moines-based band, Brother Trucker, to join him in a unique conversational music performance for the Music Is The Word series. Part of the ICPL "Music Is The Word" series welcoming the University of Iowa School of Music to downtown Iowa City.

UI School of Music event

8:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join musicians from the University of Iowa School of Music as they share their talents with our community. Performers include: Ghyas Zeidieh (cello), Solo Cello Suite Movement 1 and 2 (composer: Gaspar Cassado); Rebecca Malina (violin) and Hequing Huang (piano), Violin Concerto No. @ Adagio, manon troppo (composer: Max Bruch); Meredith Olson (soprano) and Sungzin Kim (piano), Take me to the World (composer: Stephen Sondheim) and Don't wanna be here (composer: Adam Gwon); Anna Peterson (oboe), Tony Mai (clarinet), Yinqun Chen (saxophone), Christine Burke (bass clarinet), and Keegan Hockett (bassoon), Quintet in C. Minor, K 406 III Menuetto in Canone and IV. Allegro (composer: W. A. Mozart/arr. Wesley) and 3 Preludes I. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso, II. Adante con moto e poco rubato, and III. Allegro ben ritmato e deciso (composer G. Gershwin/arr. Reynolds); Austin Vawter, Allemande from the Suite #1 and Gigue from the Suite #3 (composer: J.S. Bach)

Music is the Word

9:00 pm - 9:55 pm

Our Music is the Word series continues with a special performance from The Dandelion Stompers.

Iowa City's Manville Heights

10:00 pm - 10:58 pm

Family Special

6:00 am - 7:14 am

Join the fun at ICPL's annual laugh-o-rama featuring the library's own Kidspectacular presenting "Tasty belly Buttons" at 10:30 followed by "Popo's Spooky Fun" with Deanne Wortman and Dave Panther at 11:15. At noon students of Pat's Learning Adventure take center stage with "The Tale of Blanca Flor the Maya Princess" puppet show followed by make-and-take-it crafts, refreshments, and a Where the Wild Things Are Rumpus and Parade with A.C.E. Experiment and Yahoo Drummers on the Ped Mall. Don't miss it!

Family Storytime

7:30 am - 7:56 am

Remembering the Scottish Highlanders' 75-year History

8:00 am - 8:46 am

What are the Scottish Highlanders? How and when were they founded? What was their purpose? What were their accomplishments? Join Heather Stockman, daughter of the original director of the University of Iowa Scottish Highlanders, as she shares information about the wonderful 75-year history of this organization.

Johnson County Historical Society Presents

9:00 am - 9:53 am

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 Special

10:33 am - 10:51 am

Kamishibai theatre! Deanne Wortman will be telling stories using this traditional Japanese "paper drama" method.

Preschool Storytime

10:51 am - 11:22 am

Preschool Storytime: Dance with Rebecca Bachar Temple Studio of Fine Art and Dance Director, Rebecca Bachar, will be demonstrating and teaching modern rhythmic movement. Rebecca is certified in Isadora Duncan Dance Performance and Instruction.

School's Out Special

11:22 am - 11:55 am

School's Out Special: The Comedy Magic of Rick Eugene

Money Smart Week

12:00 pm - 12:56 pm

Jennifer Broich and Katie Carmody of the University of Iowa Community Credit Union will present Understanding Credit Scores. Learn how to interpret a credit report, the actions that can have a negative impact on your credit, and how to improve your credit. Avoiding Identity Theft.

One of a Kind

1:00 pm - 1:32 pm

Scottish Highlanders

One of a Kind

1:32 pm - 2:07 pm

One of a Kind

2:07 pm - 2:40 pm

Summer Reading Program

3:00 pm - 3:46 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

3:46 pm - 4:30 pm

Celebrate the end of "Dream Big...Read "Summer Reading Program with prizes and the fascinating magic of David Casas

Zoop, Gap, Zar with Dino O'Dell

4:30 pm - 5:18 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!

Kids Summer Reading Program event

5:18 pm - 5:56 pm

Our favorite library guests are back! Local residents of the Blank Park Zoo will make an appearance, and a zoo expert will tell us about the animals and answer any questions you have. Stop by Meeting Room A at 1:00 today to meet and get to know a few of the animals from this wonderful zoo in Des Moines.

One of A Kind

6:00 pm - 6:42 pm

How Books Travel - Literary Translation and International Writing

7:00 pm - 8:02 pm

Each year, literary works from some 60 languages across the globe appear in English, mostly published by independent publishers with commitment to international writing and cross-cultural understanding. But how do these books travel? How are titles selected? Who are the literary translators? What goes into translating literary works? Is there a particular way to read and appreciate translated literature? Aron Aji, director of the MFA in Literary Translation at the University of Iowa, will address all of this and more. Aji is a translator from the Turkish, and has translated works by Bilge Karasu, Murathan Mungan, Elif Shafak and others. He received the 2004 National Translation Award for Karasu's The Garden of Departed Cats and NEA Translation Fellowships for Karasu's A Long Day’s Evening and Mungan's My Heart's East (forthcoming).

Editorial Cartoonist Brian Duffy

8:02 pm - 8:49 pm

Longtime Des Moines Register editorial cartoonist Brian Duffy shares work from Brian Duffy's Iowa Caucus Cartoons: Watch 'Em Run.

Linzee McCray and Linda Gerdner

9:00 pm - 9:59 pm

Linzee McCray reads from Art Quilts of the Midwest and Linda Gerdner reads from Hmong Story Cloths: Preserving Historical & Cultural Treasures. Some work will be on display during the event.

Second Sunday Garden Forum

10:00 pm - 11:38 pm

Project Green