School’s Out Winter Events for Teens

by on December 17th, 2012

For more information, call the Iowa City Public Library at 319-356-5200. For a list of all Library events, visit

Teen Tech Zone – Winter Break
Need some help with the newest Facebook update? Want to start up a Twitter account? Interested in photography, music or blogging? Feel the need to correct that Wikipedia page? Want to play video games? Teen Tech Zone is a computer lab set aside for a few hours of gaming, chatting and general technology tinkering. Stop by, ask a couple of questions, or just hang out. Contact Email:
When: 1-4 p.m., ICPL Computer Lab; Thursday, Dec. 20; Friday, Dec. 21; Saturday, Dec. 22; Wednesday, Dec. 26; Thursday, Dec. 27; Friday, Dec. 28; Saturday, Dec. 29; Wednesday, Jan. 2.
Teen Tech Zone resumes its 3-5 p.m. schedule on Thursday, Jan. 3.

FoxSoccer/FIFA Club for Teens
Join us in the Computer Lab where we’ll choose a FoxSoccer match to replay, challenge others on FIFA12 for PS3, or just hang out and talk about the week’s Football/Soccer results. Contact Email:
When: 3-5 p.m., ICPL Computer Lab; Thursday, Dec. 20; Thursday, Dec. 27

Guys Read Book Club
Our mission: Matching ICPL guys with the appropriate books (and other readable things) in a fun, guys-only environment. With pizza. Aimed at guys in Grades 5-8. Guys Read, a literacy initiative founded by children’s author Jon Scieszka, is designed to draw attention to boys’ literacy and to help boys become self-motivated, lifelong readers. Contact Email:
When: Noon-1 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21 in the Library’s Second Floor Meeting Room E

Teen School’s Out Movie: Elf
Students in Grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for a special School’s Out showing of “Elf” starring Will Ferrell in the Computer Lab during Teen Tech Zone. Contact Email:
When: 1-3 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, ICPL Computer Lab.

Crafternoons – School’s Out
Need a break from technology? Emily will be here to help you unplug with a bunch of fun quick crafts in the Computer Lab. Try your hand at beginner knitting, friendship bracelets, duct tape designs, and felties. Craft supplies are at the ready if you just want to drop by and hang out, or you can bring a project you’re working on (remember, we’re in a computer lab, so keep the projects you bring simple and non-messy, please). And if you’re not into crafting and you want to be, stop by! We’ll find something for you to make. The goal of Teen Crafternoons is to learn, share, and create cool crafts, so feel free to offer suggestions for crafts and projects! Contact Email:
When: 1-4 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26; Friday, Dec. 28; Wednesday, Jan. 2

Library Holiday Hours
On Christmas Eve, the Library is OPEN 10-4. The Library is closed in honor of the Christmas holiday on Christmas Day. The Library’s website and catalog can be accessed 24 hours a day at; Online collections are available at

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