Library Events: Feb. 16-March 2

by on February 16th, 2012

February 16, 2012
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1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Pepperwood Plaza Public Computer Access
Pepperwood Plaza Police Substation
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 4
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
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 4; teens@icpl.org
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
Contact: Children’s Desk, 356-5200, opt. 6
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6:30 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Iowa City S-P-E-L-L-S
Meeting Room A
Contact: Patty McCarthy, ICPL Friends Foundation, 319-356-5249
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
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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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February 18, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Family Storytime with Debb
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 4; teens@icpl.org
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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February 19, 2012
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12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200 opt. 5; refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi
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.
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2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Family Storytime with Debb
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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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February 20, 2012
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The Iowa City Public Library will be OPEN 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. on February 20th for the Presidents Day Holiday
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime with Andrea
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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. – 2:00 p.m. School’s Out Special: “The Case of the School Ghost” with Local Children’s Author Dori Hillestad Butler
Meeting Room A
Contact: Children’s Services, 319-887-3402
Details: Bring your sleeping bags for a haunted hour of fun to celebrate the Edgar Award winner’s latest book in the Buddy Files series. READ dogs introduce the program followed by a spooky reading by the author, scavenger hunt, spine-tingling activities, and kitty litter cake. Books will be available for signing at the end of the program.
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February 21, 2012
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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Pepperwood Plaza Public Computer Access
Pepperwood Plaza Police Substation
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 4
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
Contact: Reference Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 5; refquest@icpl.org
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
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200, opt. 5
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 22, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime with Debb
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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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3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. ICPL Kids Tech Club
Computer Lab
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 2; aflemming@icpl.org
Details: Six weeks of learning and sharing computer and technology skills for Grades 4-6. Registration required. THIS SESSION IS FULL. News about upcoming sessions will be posted at icpl.org in the coming months.
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5:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200, opt. 5; refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi
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.
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February 23, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Picture Stories with Ana Merino
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
Details: Join Spanish storyteller Ana Merino as she draws pictures to accompany her tales of wonder: “Cuentapoemas illustrado.”
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
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200, opt. 5; refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: Johnson County Livable Communities, 338-0515
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
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 4
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
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 4; teens@icpl.org
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
Contact: Children’s Desk, 356-5200, opt. 6
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February 24, 2012
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10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. English Conversation Group
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 4
Co-Sponsor: Kirkwood Community College, 319-887-3656
Details: Informal conversation for non-native speaking adults to help with English skills.
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Book Babies Special: Music Together
Meeting Room A
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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
Contact: 887-6025, bvisser@icpl.org
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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3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Debb Green Retirement Reception
Meeting Room A
Contact: 319-356-5249
Details: The community is invited to celebrate the remarkable career of Debb Green, Children’s Services Coordinator. Debb is retiring after nearly 24 memorable years at the Iowa City Public Library and looks forward to new adventures. The open house runs 3:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. with a formal program at 5:00 p.m.
The Iowa City Public Library would love to hear your favorite stories about Debb Green. Please share through an email to publicrelations@icpl.org
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February 25, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Family Storytime with Karen
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 4; teens@icpl.org
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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February 26, 2012
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12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Computer Lab, Meeting Rooms D & E
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200, opt. 5; refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi
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 Kathy
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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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February 27, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Toddler Storytime with Karen
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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
Contact: Reference Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 5; refquest@icpl.org
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 28, 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, 319-356-5200, opt. 4
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
Contact: Reference Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 5; refquest@icpl.org
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 Kathy
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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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2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Teen Tech Zone – School’s Out
Computer Lab
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 4; teens@icpl.org
Details: Want to try your hand at Facebook, 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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4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. Library-Community Writing Center
Computer Lab
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200, opt. 5
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 29, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime with Kathy
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
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 Rooms D & E
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200, opt. 5; refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: University of Iowa Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi
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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March 1, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Preschool Storytime: Japanese Doll Festival with Yume Hidaka
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6
Details: Celebrate the traditional Hina Matsuri with Kamishibai storytelling, games, and crafts.
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
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200, opt. 5; refquest@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: Johnson County Livable Communities, 338-0515
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
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 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
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt.4; teens@icpl.org
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
Contact: Children’s Desk, 356-5200, opt. 6
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March 2, 2012
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10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. English Conversation Group
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, opt.4
Co-Sponsor: Kirkwood Community College, 319-887-3656
Details: Informal conversation for non-native speaking adults to help with English skills.
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Book Babies with Karen
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, opt. 6; Child1@icpl.org
Details: The Book Babies program consists of rhymes, fingerplays, songs and short stories designed to stimulate your infant’s language development. For babies 6 to 18 months.

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