Iowa City Public Library Events: Feb. 6-17

by on February 6th, 2012

Iowa City Public Library Events: Feb. 6-17
For a full list of events at ICPL, visit our online calendar: http://calendar.icpl.org/
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February 6, 2012
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1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ICPL Tech Help
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200 option 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, eBook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that’s giving you grief and stop by one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions – Mondays from 1-5p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab
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February 7, 2012
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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.
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10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ICPL Tech Help
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200 option 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, eBook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that’s giving you grief and stop by one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions – Mondays from 1-5p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab
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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.
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4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Library-Community Writing Center
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 option 5
Open to the public
Details: Adults and teens: get one-on-one help with your writing from University of Iowa writing tutors at the Library-Community writing center satellite in the Second Floor Training Lab.
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7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. “Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens” & Dickens 101 Panel Discussion
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 opt. 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: In honor of Charles Dickens’ 200th Birthday, the Iowa City Public Library will hold a panel discussion on Charles Dickens, his novel Oliver Twist, and how his work continues to speak to the issues our community faces today. Cake and refreshments to follow. Panelists include: Teresa Mangum, Professor of Victorian Literature in the University of Iowa English Department Jeffrey Cox, Professor of British Social, Imperial, and Religious History in the University of Iowa History Department Miriam Gilbert, Professor of Shakespeare, drama, and performance criticism in the University of Iowa English Department Sarah Benson Witry, Food Bank and Emergency Assistance Director at The Crisis Center of Johnson County In addition, Gregory Prickman, UI Special Collections Librarian, will assemble a small exhibit of Dickensiana. We welcome attendees to bring a jar of peanut butter to donate to the Food Bank of The Crisis Center of Johnson County. Spread the love! Event is part of the “Conversations and Controversies” Book Discussion Group. Dickens 101 is also the kickoff to a community reading of Oliver Twist. A book discussion of the novel will take place Monday, March 5th at 7 pm at the Iowa City Public Library in Meeting Room A. Participating Organizations: Iowa City Public Library UNESCO City of Literature University of Iowa Department of English University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections POROI (Project on Rhetoric of Inquiry) Obermann Center for Advanced Studies Prairie Lights Books The Crisis Center of Johnson County
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February 8, 2012
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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.
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5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN),
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 option 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi
Open to the public
Details: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library’s Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist people with simple tax returns. You must bring a copy of your 2010 Federal and Iowa income tax returns if you have filed those tax returns. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $50,000; You are self-employed; You have sold securities (stocks and bonds) in 2011; You have earned income from other states – i.e. non-Iowa sources of income; You are a non-resident of the United States. Please call the Reference Desk at 356-5200 ext. 5 for more information.
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February 9, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime : Sweet Feet Yoga with Dana Robinson
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Shake those winter sillies out with poses, songs, and games…all with the benefits of yoga.
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.
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10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Senior Tech Zone
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 opt. 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: Johnson County Livable Communities
Co-Sponsor Phone: 338-0515
Open to the public
Details: Want to learn how to use Google or make better searches? Or would you like to try your hand at Facebook, blogging or learn how to scan? Or maybe you just need some extra help using a computer. Come join your peers for a two-hour drop in session, no sign-up needed and it is free!
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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.
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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.
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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
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February 10, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Book Babies: with Michelle
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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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.
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February 11, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Family Storytime: with Debb
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: 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.
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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.
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2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. ICPL Teen Anime & Manga Festival 2012
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200, option 4
Co-Sponsor Contact: Brian Visser
Co-Sponsor Phone: 887-6025
Co-Sponsor Email: teens@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: We’ll watch anime, talk about our favorite manga and eat massive amounts of candy sushi! We’re screening: Trigun Fairy Tail & Shattered Angels. There will also be an artist alley with prize drawings for participants, so be sure to bring your finished drawings or do some freehand work while you’re here! Cosplay dress is always welcome and there will be prizes for those that take part. As a special bonus this year, stylists from G Spot Hair Design will be here to style your hair like an anime character for free! For Grades 7-12 only.
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February 12, 2012
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12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN),
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 option 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi
Open to the public
Details: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library’s Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist people with simple tax returns. You must bring a copy of your 2010 Federal and Iowa income tax returns if you have filed those tax returns. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $50,000; You are self-employed; You have sold securities (stocks and bonds) in 2011; You have earned income from other states – i.e. non-Iowa sources of income; You are a non-resident of the United States. Please call the Reference Desk at 356-5200 ext. 5 for more information.
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2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Family Storytime: with Karen
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents. Family Storytime is recommended for all ages, but parents are asked to sit with their younger children.
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2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Second Sunday Garden Forum: Daylilies – All the Pretty Faces
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 option 4
Co-Sponsor: Project GREEN
Co-Sponsor Contact: Mary Lowder
Co-Sponsor Phone: 351-1207
Open to the public
Details: Zora Ronan is a member of and a garden judge for the American Hemerocallis Society. Zora will explore the many forms, patterns and colors in the daylily world. She will show you what to look for and how to select the very best daylilies for your garden. Certificates for three of Zora’s special daylilies will be offered as door prizes at this forum.
The Second Sunday Garden Forums are sponsored by the Iowa City Public Library and Project GREEN. Programs are live on The Library Channel, Iowa City cable channel 10.
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February 13, 2012
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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.
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1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ICPL Tech Help
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200 option 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, eBook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that’s giving you grief and stop by one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions – Mondays from 1-5p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab
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February 14, 2012
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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.
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10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ICPL Tech Help
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200 option 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Technology getting the better of you? Have questions about computers, eBook readers, iPods, or your cell phone? Want to learn how to surf the net, get a free email account, Skype, or set up a Facebook page? Or do you just want to learn more about the online products and services available at ICPL? Let us help! Bring your questions or the gadget that’s giving you grief and stop by one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions – Mondays from 1-5p.m. and Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab
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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.
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4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Library-Community Writing Center
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 option 5
Open to the public
Details: Adults and teens: get one-on-one help with your writing from University of Iowa writing tutors at the Library-Community writing center satellite in the Second Floor Training Lab.
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February 15, 2012
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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.
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5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Computer Lab, Meeting Room D (ICN),
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 option 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi
Open to the public
Details: VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Volunteers from the University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi, provide free income tax preparation help in the Library’s Meeting Rooms. The VITA program is designed to provide free tax assistance at community locations to individuals who cannot afford professional tax help. Volunteers assist people with simple tax returns. You must bring a copy of your 2010 Federal and Iowa income tax returns if you have filed those tax returns. You must also bring any pertinent interest and withholding statements and all receipts to document deductions you claim. You CANNOT use this service if: You are single or married and your gross income exceeds $50,000; You are self-employed; You have sold securities (stocks and bonds) in 2011; You have earned income from other states – i.e. non-Iowa sources of income; You are a non-resident of the United States. Please call the Reference Desk at 356-5200 ext. 5 for more information.
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February 16, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime : with Special Guest Jim Evans
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Travel to Latin America and learn a bit of Spanish as Jim spins tales of tricksters and other favorite folk 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.
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10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Senior Tech Zone
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 opt. 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: Johnson County Livable Communities
Co-Sponsor Phone: 338-0515
Open to the public
Details: Want to learn how to use Google or make better searches? Or would you like to try your hand at Facebook, blogging or learn how to scan? Or maybe you just need some extra help using a computer. Come join your peers for a two-hour drop in session, no sign-up needed and it is free!
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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.
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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.
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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
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6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Iowa City S-P-E-L-L-S
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy, ICPL Friends Foundation
Contact Phone: 319-356-5249
Open to the public
Details: Join the fun at the 15th annual Iowa City Spells Adult Spelling Bee. This event is a fundraiser for the Iowa City Public Library hosted by the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation. Pre-registered teams of three will compete for the Iowa City Spells Trophy and other prizes. Hands Jewelers is the Event Sponsor, and owner Bill Nusser will be the Master of Ceremonies with Jennifer Whitmore. There will be a special Audience Spelling competition as well as lots of fun during the evening.
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February 17, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Book Babies: with Karen
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
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.

April Jo Harder
Public Relations Specialist
Iowa City Public Library
319-887-6216
publicrelations@icpl.org

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