Iowa City Public Library Events: May 15-25

by on May 14th, 2012

May 15, 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 16, 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 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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7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Geraldine Brooks – Author Visit
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Jason Paulios
Contact Phone: 319-887-6075
Contact Email: jpaulios@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor: Prairie Lights Books
Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-337-2681
Open to the public
Details: Prairie Lights Books and the Iowa City Public Library co-sponsor a visit from Geraldine Brooks. She will be reading from her New York Times Bestselling novel “CALEB’S CROSSING,” followed by a question and answer session. Geraldine will be signing her book after the reading, and copies will be available to purchase through on-site sales from Prairie Lights Bookstore. Geraldine Brooks is The New York Times bestselling author of People of the Book, March (winner of the 2006 Pulitzer Prize in Fiction), and Year of Wonders and the nonfiction works Nine Parts of Desire and Foreign Correspondence. Born and raised in Australia, she lives on Martha’s Vineyard with her husband, the author Tony Horwitz, and their two sons.

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May 17, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Our Community Helpers
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: With the Iowa City Fire and Police Departments and the Johnson County Sheriff’s Department
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 18, 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 (am) – 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: The Book Babies program consists of rhymes, fingerplays, songs, and short stories designed to stimulate your infant’s language development. We ask that there be a lap for every baby.
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1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Book Babies (pm) – with Karen
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Karen Gordon
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Contact Email: Child1@icpl.org
Co-Sponsor Phone: 319-
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.

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May 19, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Family Storytime: with Paul
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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4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Weber Days: Civil War Diaries and Letters – Sharing the stories
Meeting Room A
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference & Information Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200
Contact Email: bfisher@icpl.org
Closed to the public
Details: Greg Prickman, head of Special Collections and University Archives at the UI Library will discuss how the Civil War diaries and letters are preserved. Jen Wolfe, Metadata Librarian, UI Libraries, will describe the ongoing Civil War diaries transcription project. Come learn about how this project is taking diaries and letters from the closed library stacks into the public’s view and how you can help.
Part of the 2012 Irving Weber Days Program series

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May 20, 2012
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2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Family Storytime: with Kathy
Storytime Room
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Family Storytime
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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May 21, 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 Michelle
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 22, 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 23, 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 Nancy
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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2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Computer Basics
Computer Lab
Staff or Desk Contact: Reference Desk
Contact Phone: 356-5200 option 5
Open to the public
Details: Computer Basics is a class for beginners who have little or no experience with computers. Learners will get to know the parts of a computer, learn how to operate the computer and the mouse, become familiar with the “desktop” and its elements, open programs and files in various ways, and learn to work in the windows environment.

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May 24, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Preschool Storytime: Groovin at the Englert
Storytime Room & Englert Theatre
Staff or Desk Contact: Children’s Desk
Contact Phone: 319-356-5200, option 6
Open to the public
Details: Celebrate Weber Days during the Englert Theatre’s 100-year anniversary as we hike to the Englert Theatre. Dana Robinson, of Sweet Feet Yoga, leads the parade from the ICPL lobby. Be prepared to get your groove on.
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 25, 2012
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10:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Infant Massage – Shari Hebl, RN
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: One free class for parents and babies ages 2 weeks to 7 months. Massage can relax and soothe a baby and help babies sleep. Massage enhances non-verbal communication between parent and baby. Registration required beginning April 30. Please register online in the program listing at calendar.icpl.org or call the Children’s Desk at 356.5200 option 6.
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1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Book Babies (pm) – 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.

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

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