ICPL Events: Jan. 4-13

by on January 3rd, 2012

January 4, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime: with Kathy
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: A preschool-age oriented program for preschoolers where longer stories and books are shared with fewer activities. Preschool Storytime is recommended for children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old.

January 5, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime: “Los animales” Musical Storytime with Dame Cinco
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Accompanied by the banjo and guitar, musician Nicole Upchurch shares “La granja” farm animal stories in Spanish and English.
A preschool-age oriented program for preschoolers where longer stories and books are shared with fewer activities. Preschool Storytime is recommended for children who are 3,4, or 5 years old.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pepperwood Plaza Public Computer Access
Pepperwood Plaza Police Substation
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200 option 4
Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-
Open to the public
Details: Do you need easy access to a computer and the Internet? Do you need help looking up information or using a computer? Do you have questions you need Library staff to help answer? If so, the Library’s outreach service at the Pepperwood Plaza Police Substation is for you! Library staff are ready to help and there are 10 computers available for you to use. The Pepperwood Plaza Public Computer Service access is open Tuesdays 10AM-Noon and Thursdays 1:30-3:30 PM.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Teen Tech Zone
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 4
Contact Email: teens@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Want to try your hand at Facebook, MySpace, blogging, or recording that song you wrote in your notebook last week? Curious about Twitter, Wikis, Digg, or Delicious? Let me know if you want to bounce around some ideas and we’ll check it out.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wii Gaming for School-age Children
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk, Michelle
Contact Phone: 356-5200, option 6
Open to the public

January 6, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Book Babies: with Karen
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: 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.

10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. eBook & eAudiobook Class
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Brian Visser
Contact Phone: 887-6025
Contact Email: bvisser@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Do you download? Join the ICPL staff for a demonstration of our OverDrive service. We will show you how to download both eBooks and eAudiobooks. We can answer any questions about the service or troubleshoot any problems that you may have. Class is one hour long. Call the Fiction Desk at 356-5200 option 4 for more information.

January 7, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Family Storytime: Snuggles and Snorts with Poundcake the Pug
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Join Rachael Carlson, Poundcake, and Debbie D, for dog stories and activities.
Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents. Storytime includes both shorter and longer stories combined with action games and activities. Family Storytime is recommended for all ages, but parents are asked to sit with their younger children.

1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. Sarah Prineas, Local Author of The Magic Thief Series
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Katherine Habley
Contact Phone: 319-887-6029
Open to the public
Details: Come and meet Iowa City children’s author, Sarah Prineas, author of The Magic Thief series. She will read from her newest fantasy, Winterling, geared for ages 10 and up plus talk about her writing process and background information. Books will be available to purchase at the door and Sarah will be available for book signing after the program. Free. No registration. Geared for children in third grade and older. Adults would also enjoy her presentation and are welcome to attend.

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Teen Tech Zone
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 4
Contact Email: teens@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Want to try your hand at Facebook, MySpace, blogging, or recording that song you wrote in your notebook last week? Curious about Twitter, Wikis, Digg, or Delicious? Let me know if you want to bounce around some ideas and we’ll check it out.

January 8, 2012

1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Old School Board Game Sunday
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 option 4
Contact Email: bfisher@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Do you like board games? Good old fashioned roll the dice or pick a card games? Then grab some friends and join us for ICPL’s Old School Board Game Sundays! 1:00 – 4:00 PM in Meeting Room A. Remaining game days for the winter are JAN. 8 & FEB 5 We’ll have a variety of games to play, but if you have a favorite, bring it along!!

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Children’s R.E.A.D. Times: with Therapy Dogs of Johnson County
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Services Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: School-age readers are welcome to come read aloud to trained therapy dogs for 15 minutes on a first come, first served basis. Sign up, read, and win a prize book. Sponsored by the Therapy Dogs of Johnson County.

January 9, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime: with Nancy
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Specifically planned for toddlers or young preschoolers. The same program is performed Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Ideal for young children with short attention spans who need short stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes.

January 10, 2012

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pepperwood Plaza Public Computer Access
Pepperwood Plaza Police Substation
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200 option 4
Open to the public
Details: Do you need easy access to a computer and the Internet? Do you need help looking up information or using a computer? Do you have questions you need Library staff to help answer? If so, the Library’s outreach service at the Pepperwood Plaza Police Substation is for you! Library staff are ready to help and there are 10 computers available for you to use. The Pepperwood Plaza Public Computer Service access is open Tuesdays 10AM-Noon and Thursdays 1:30-3:30 PM.

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime: with Debb
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Specifically planned for toddlers or young preschoolers. The same program is performed Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Ideal for young children with short attention spans who need short stories, fingerplays, and action rhymes.

January 11, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime: with Andrea
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: A preschool-age oriented program for preschoolers where longer stories and books are shared with fewer activities. Preschool Storytime is recommended for children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old.

3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. eBook & eAudiobook Class
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Brian Visser
Contact Phone: 887-6025
Contact Email: bvisser@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Do you download? Join the ICPL staff for a demonstration of our OverDrive service. We will show you how to download both eBooks and eAudiobooks. We can answer any questions about the service or troubleshoot any problems that you may have. Class is one hour long. Call the Fiction Desk at 356-5200 option 4 for more information.

January 12, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Maisy, Madeline, the Wild Thing…Oh My!
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Join Biscuit, the Wild Thing, Maisy, Madeline, and Corduroy for a fun-filled storytime, complete with costumed characters.
A preschool-age oriented program for preschoolers where longer stories and books are shared with fewer activities. Preschool Storytime is recommended for children who are 3, 4, or 5 years old.

1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pepperwood Plaza Public Computer Access
Pepperwood Plaza Police Substation
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200 option 4
Open to the public
Details: Do you need easy access to a computer and the Internet? Do you need help looking up information or using a computer? Do you have questions you need Library staff to help answer? If so, the Library’s outreach service at the Pepperwood Plaza Police Substation is for you! Library staff are ready to help and there are 10 computers available for you to use. The Pepperwood Plaza Public Computer Service access is open Tuesdays 10AM-Noon and Thursdays 1:30-3:30 PM.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Teen Tech Zone
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 4
Contact Email: teens@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Want to try your hand at Facebook, MySpace, blogging, or recording that song you wrote in your notebook last week? Curious about Twitter, Wikis, Digg, or Delicious? Let me know if you want to bounce around some ideas and we’ll check it out.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wii Gaming for School-age Children
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk, Michelle
Contact Phone: 356-5200, option 6
Open to the public

January 13, 2012

10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Book Babies: with Karen
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-
Open to the public
Details: 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.

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