ICPL EVENTS: MAY 1-11, 2012

by on April 30th, 2012

May 1, 2012
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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 1-5 p.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
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.

May 2, 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.

May 3, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: “To Market To Market” Food Fun with Kurt Friese and Wendy Zimmermann
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: It’s “oh so yummy in my tummy” time to celebrate the return of the Farmer’s Market to Chauncey Swan Parking Garage with local chef Kurt Friese and Farmers’ Market representative Wendy Zimmermann. Puppets and goodies!
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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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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6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Weber Days: Tips for Online Family History Research
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 5
Open to the public
Details: Rosemary Tiwari, from the Iowa City Genealogical Society, will share her knowledge about how to use the Library’s online genealogical and historical databases to conduct genealogical research. Free and open to the public. Co-sponsored by the Iowa City Genealogical Society. Part of the 2012 Irving Weber Days Program series. Visit icpl.org/weber for more events.

May 4, 2012
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10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
English Conversation Group
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319.356.5200 option 4
Co-Sponsor: Kirkwood Community College & ICPL
Co-Sponsor Contact: Kirkwood CC
Co-Sponsor Phone: 319.887.3656
Open to the public
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
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Contact Email: Child1@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Rhymes, fingerplays, songs and short stories designed to stimulate your infant’s language development. For babies 6 months to 18 months old. We ask that there be a lap for every baby.
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1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Book Babies – with Karen
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Contact Email: Child1@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: The Book Babies afternoon program consists of rhymes, fingerplays, songs and short stories designed to stimulate your infant’s language development. For babies 6 to 18 months.

May 5, 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: 319-887-6019
Co-Sponsor: Orchestra Iowa, 319-366-8206, ekarr@orchestraiowa.org
Open to the public
Details: Featuring classical music for children played by a bass ensemble, 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. These events are recommended for the whole family, but parents are asked to sit with their younger children.
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2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Mini Solar Cars Workshop – Children
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Make and race a mini solar car with UNI’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education. For children in Kindergarten-Grades 6. Children in Grades K – 2 must be accompanied by a parent. Registration required. To register, contact the Children’s Desk, 356-5200. Teen program at 4 p.m.
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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Mini Solar Cars Workshop – Teens
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 4
Contact Email: teens@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: UNI CEEE
Open to the public
Details: Make and race a mini solar car with UNI’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education. For teens in Grades 7-12. Children’s Program for Grades K-6 at 2:00 p.m.

May 6, 2012
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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
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.
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6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
“Building the Collection” Library Fundraiser
Location: hotelVetro
Staff or Desk Contact: Patty McCarthy
Contact Phone: 319-356-5249
Contact Email: pmccarthy@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Live auction of exciting events with authors, musicians, and artists, hosted by fantastic friends of the Iowa City Public Library, to raise funds to add to the exceptional variety of materials available through the Library. Make your reservation online at icpl.org/support, or pay at the door. At hotelVetro across the Ped Mall from the Library.

May 7, 2012
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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 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 any one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions: Mondays from 10:00-noon, Tuesdays 1:00-5:00, or Wednesday 10:00-noon in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab
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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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2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Google Basics
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 ext. 5
Contact Email: refquest@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: Go beyond the simple search bar and learn the ins and outs of some of Google’s most popular features, including image, video, and news search. Attendees will also learn to use the map, book, and translator features. Attendees should be familiar with using a computer and mouse, and basic web navigation. If not, please consider taking Computer Basics or Web Basics.
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May 8, 2012

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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Toddler Storytime: with Vickie
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 any one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions: Mondays from 10:00-noon, Tuesdays 1:00-5:00, or Wednesday 10:00-noon in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab
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May 9, 2012
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10:00 a.m. – 12:00 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 any one of the ICPL Tech Help sessions: Mondays from 10:00-noon, Tuesdays 1:00-5:00, or Wednesday 10:00-noon in the 2nd Floor Computer Lab
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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.
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1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Weber Days Annual History Lecture: Exploring Local History through Digital Collections
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200 option 4
Co-Sponsor: Univ. of Iowa Libraries’ Digital Research & Publishing Dept.
Open to the public
Details: Matt Butler, Jen Wolfe and Mark Anderson from the University of Iowa Libraries’ Digital Research & Publishing Department will talk about digital resources for exploring local history, including user-generated data, maps, and Irving Weber databases to answer specific local history questions. Part of the 2012 Irving Weber Days Program series. For more events, visit icpl.org/weber.
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2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Web Basics
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 option 5
Open to the public
Details: Web Basics class is for computer users who have very little or no experience with the World Wide Web. Participants will become familiar with a web browser, learn to navigate on the Web and in Web pages, use a search engine to look for information, use a Web directory, and learn about evaluating the results of their Web searches. Attendees should take the Library’s Computer Basics class before signing up for Web Basics, or have basic experience with computers and the mouse. Class is one hour long.
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May 10, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Barnyard Boogie with Jim Dane and Friends
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: The Johnson County Farm Bureau brings friendly farm critters, including ducks, chickens, and a turkey, who join their puppet friends for a real hoedown. 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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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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May 11, 2012
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10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
English Conversation Group
Meeting Room E (2nd Floor)
Staff or Desk Contact: Fiction Desk
Contact Phone: 319.356.5200 option 4
Co-Sponsor: Kirkwood Community College & ICPL
Co-Sponsor Contact: Kirkwood CC
Co-Sponsor Phone: 319.887.3656
Open to the public
Details: Informal conversation for non-native speaking adults to help with English skills.
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10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Positive Parenting – Shari Hebl, RN: Co-sponsored by Mercy Hospital, Iowa City
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Contact Email: Child1@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: Mercy Hospital, Iowa City
Open to the public
Details: Parenting is the most important job you will ever have in your life. Come learn some useful skills to improve your confidence in your parenting ability.
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1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Book Babies – with Karen
Storytime Room
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Contact Email: Child1@icpl.org
Open to the public
Details: The Book Babies afternoon program consists of rhymes, fingerplays, songs and short stories designed to stimulate your infant’s language development. For babies 6 to 18 months.

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

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