Iowa City Public Library Events: March 3-16

by on March 2nd, 2012

March 3, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Family Storytime with Andrea
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 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, option 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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March 4, 2012
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12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
VITA Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Computer Lab, Meeting Room D&E
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200 option 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. – 4:00 p.m.
Children’s R.E.A.D. Times: with Therapy Dogs of Johnson County
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Services Desk, 356-5200, option 6
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.
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2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Second Sunday Garden Forum: One Acre at a Time
Meeting Room A
Contact: Fiction Desk, 356-5200 option 4
Co-Sponsor: Project GREEN, 351-1207
Details: Dick Baker, retired UI professor of geology, will describe the joys and the difficulties he has experienced trying to increase biodiversity, preserve native communities, decrease erosion and reduce habitat loss on his property in Cedar County, IA. Suggested book: Aldo Leopold’s book, A Sand County Almanac. 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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March 5, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: with Nancy
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 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 option 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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7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Happy Birthday, Mr. Dickens: Oliver Twist Book Discussion
Meeting Room A
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200 opt. 5
Details: In honor of Charles Dickens’ 200th birthday, we will gather to discuss his novel Oliver Twist. Teresa Magum, Professor of Victorian Literature in the University of Iowa English Department, will facilitate the conversation. The discussion is part of the ongoing Controversies & Conversations series hosted by the Obermann Center, POROI, and Prairie Lights Bookstore. It is open to everyone. 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.

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March 6, 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 option 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 option 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 Andrea
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 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 option 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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March 7, 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, option 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 Room D (ICN),
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200 option 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 8, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime : Music Together with Lauren Nyberg
Meeting Room A
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 6
Details: It’s time to move to the music and sing along with Preucil School’s Lauren Nyberg.
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 option 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, option 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, Michelle
Contact Phone: 356-5200, option 6

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March 9, 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 option 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, option 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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7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Dickens in Film
Meeting Room A
Contact: Reference Desk, 356-5200 opt. 5, refquest@icpl.org
Details: Guest speaker Corey Creekmur, Associate Professor , UI Depts. of English and Cinema and Comparative Literature
Part of “Happy Birthday Mr. Dickens”-Celebrating 200 Years. ICPL’s year log celebration of Charles Dickens in honor of his 200th birthday.

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March 10, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Family Special: Pied Piper Concert with Orchestra Iowa
Meeting Room A
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200 option 6
Co-Sponsor: Orchestra Iowa, 319-366-8206, ekarr@orchestraiowa.org
Details: 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. Family Specials are designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents. The event 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, option 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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March 11, 2012
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2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Family Storytime: with Karen
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 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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March 12, 2012
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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
ICPL Tech Help
Computer Lab
Contact: Reference Desk, 319-356-5200 option 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 Nancy
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 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.
Spring Break Special: African Safari Adventure
Meeting Room A
Contact: Children’s Desk, 356-5200 opt 6
Details: It’s musical fun as the Kidspectacular players perform 2 puppet and creative dramatic shows: “Move Over” and “The Lion’s Share” followed by an African Safari obstacle course with North Liberty’s Synergy Gymnastics.
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1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teen Tech Zone – Spring Break
Computer Lab
Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 4; teens@icpl.org
Details: Come hang out on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube! Learn how to make your own podcasts, blogs, and movies! Teen Tech Zone is an interactive space for teens in 7th-12th grade to use the internet, work on school activities, make multi-media projects, and be creative.

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March 13, 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 option 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. – 1:00 p.m.
ICPL Tech Help
Computer Lab
Contact: Reference Desk, 319-356-5200 option 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 Karen
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 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. – 4:00 p.m.
Teen Tech Zone – Spring Break
Computer Lab
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, option 4; teens@icpl.org
Details: Come hang out on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube! Learn how to make your own podcasts, blogs, and movies! Teen Tech Zone is an interactive space for teens in 7th-12th grade to use the internet, work on school activities, make multi-media projects, and be creative.

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March 14, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime with Michelle
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 319-356-5200, option 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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1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teen Tech Zone – Spring Break
Computer Lab
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, option 4; teens@icpl.org
Details: Come hang out on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube! Learn how to make your own podcasts, blogs, and movies! Teen Tech Zone is an interactive space for teens in 7th-12th grade to use the internet, work on school activities, make multi-media projects, and be creative.
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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
eBook & eAudiobook Class
Computer Lab
Contact: Brian Visser, 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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March 15, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
School’s Out Special: Storm Chasers
Meeting Room A
Contact: Debbie Dunn, 356-5200
Details: The Chasing 4 Life crew present “what to do when hurricanes rage and tornadoes sweep the country.” Through disaster preparedness, the focus is on tornado safety, environmental issues, climate change, and the importance of home disaster kits. This children’s program will be repeated at 1:30.
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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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1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teen Tech Zone – Spring Break
Computer Lab
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, option 4; teens@icpl.org
Details: Come hang out on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube! Learn how to make your own podcasts, blogs, and movies! Teen Tech Zone is an interactive space for teens in 7th-12th grade to use the internet, work on school activities, make multi-media projects, and be creative.
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1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
School’s Out Special: Storm Chasers
Meeting Room A
Contact Phone: 356-5200
Details: The Chasing 4 Life crew present “what to do when hurricanes rage and tornadoes sweep the country.” Through disaster preparedness, the focus is on tornado safety, environmental issues, climate change, and the importance of home disaster kits.
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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 option 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.
Wii Gaming for School-age Children
Storytime Room
Contact: Children’s Desk, 356-5200, option 6
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7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Storm Chasers – Becoming Part of the Plan
Meeting Room A
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200 option 4
Details: The crew from Chasing4Life present this 90 minute program. We’ll start with storm stories and a look at the obsession the American public has with disasters. We’ll discuss disaster movies over the last several decades and of course, we won’t leave out the movie “Twister”! With a new perspective on the obsession, this program then takes event attendees on a journey through the recent history of disasters in the United States right up to yesterday. We’ll discuss the goal of a more prepared American community as we unveil tables full of supplies a family may need in a disaster…but we said “may need.” Audience participation is required as the entire audience becomes a family of four and creates a home disaster kit from the items displayed, but beware! Not all the items on the table are correct so the contest begins to see who can think through the mitigation process. An all ages event filled with comedy, fast paced stories and hands-on learning.

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March 16, 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 option 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/Karen Gordon, 319-356-5200, option 6; Child1@icpl.org
Details: The Book Babies program consists of rhymes, fingerplays, 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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1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Teen Tech Zone – Spring Break
Computer Lab
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200, option 4; teens@icpl.org
Details: Come hang out on MySpace, Facebook and YouTube! Learn how to make your own podcasts, blogs, and movies! Teen Tech Zone is an interactive space for teens in 7th-12th grade to use the internet, work on school activities, make multi-media projects, and be creative.
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7:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
Dickens Movie Fest: David Copperfield
Meeting Room A
Contact: Fiction Desk, 319-356-5200 option 4; bfisher@icpl.org
Details: David Copperfield (1935) Directed by George Cukor and starring W.C. Fields, Lionel Barrymore and Madge Evans. 133 minutes.
Part of “Happy Birthday Mr. Dickens”-Celebrating 200 Years. ICPL’s year log celebration of Charles Dickens in honor of his 200th birthday.

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

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