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Come to Way Cool Chemistry on Dec. 10

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on December 2nd, 2016

Students interested in chemistry will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations and experiments from 2 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 10, in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library.

Way Cool Chemistry is designed to make chemistry accessible and fun for fifth- through eighth-grade students. Pre-registration is not required.

For more information, contact the Library at 319-356-5200.

Iowa City Public Library closed on Dec. 9

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on December 1st, 2016

The Iowa City Public Library will be closed Friday, December 9, for Staff Inservice Day.

“The annual Inservice Day is an opportunity for all Library staff to attend training designed to improve services for patrons,” Community and Access Services Coordinator Kara Logsden said.

The day begins with staff recognition during which seven Library employees will be recognized for service to ICPL. This year, the Library will recognize individuals who have worked at the Library for five, 10, 25 and 45 years.

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Children’s Room December Events Announced

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 30th, 2016

Snowman socks, reindeer games and gingerbread fun are among the programs and events the Iowa City Public Library’s Children Room has planned during December. Our calendar is stuffed with things to do, see and make all month long!

Wednesday, December 7, 10:30 a.m. in Meeting Room A: Preschool Storytime – Winter Sing-Along

Bring your best caroling voice, and get ready to interact with instruments, stories and winter fun! Whether there’s snow on the ground yet or not, stick around for an indoor snowball fight to end the program!

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Celebrate the Season with Cocoa and Carols at ICPL

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 28th, 2016

Join the Combined Efforts Men’s Choir for a sing-along featuring all of your holiday favorites during Cocoa and Carols from 2 to 3:00 p.m. Sunday, December 4, in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library.

After the performance, stay for cocoa and cookies donated by The Java House.

Founded in 2012, the Combined Efforts Men’s Choir has performed with several local musical groups in various venues throughout the area, as well as all Combined Efforts productions.

ICPL announces Music Classes in December

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 23rd, 2016

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at making your own composition? Or do you want to learn more about free music from online sources? The Iowa City Public Library and Senior Center are providing classes on Garageband and an overview of popular online music sites such as Spotify in December.

Use one of the Library’s iPads to explore the app Garageband at 10 a.m. Friday, December 2, at 10:00 a.m. at the library. Garageband is an app that is easy to use so anyone regardless of your musical experience can create something with it.

Join us for Digital Music at the Senior Center at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, December 6. Understand the difference between online music providers Spotify, ICPL’s Local Music Project, Pandora, streaming radio services, and subscription streaming services. Find out how online streaming music services have affected musicians and music.

Classes at the Library will be held in the Computer Lab on the second floor. Classes are free, but space is limited, so patrons should register early. Visit www.icpl.org/classes to register online or by calling the Library at 319-356-5200. If you plan on attending the class at the Senior Center, register by calling 319-356-5220.

 

ICPL Arts & Crafts Bazaar Dec. 3

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 22nd, 2016

Just in time for the holidays, the Iowa City Public Library will host the Fifth Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar and Winter Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3.

The craft bazaar will be held in meeting rooms A, B and C at the Library, 123 S. Linn St. The used book sale will take place in the hallway outside Meeting Room A. Shoppers can name their own price all day at the book sale.

Thanks to the generous donations of local artists and crafters, shoppers will find a wide selection of unique gifts from quilts and knitted items to jewelry, holiday ornaments, and more. For every $10 spent at the bazaar, shoppers receive an entry for amazing door prizes. Winners do not need to be present to win.

A children’s craft will be offered from 10 a.m. to noon in Meeting Room D.

Proceeds from the Arts & Crafts Bazaar and book sale benefit the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation, which supports the Summer Reading Program and other Library programs and collections.

For more information, please call the Library at 319-356-5200.

Open Enrollment for Affordable Care Act Workshops at ICPL

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 7th, 2016

The open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act has begun and continues through Jan. 31, 2017.

If you have questions or need help navigating the Marketplace Health Insurance website, come to Room C at the Iowa City Public Library from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on any of the following dates: November 12, December 10 and January 21. Certified Navigator Karen Wielert will be available to answer questions or help with enrollment.

For more information, contact Wielert at 319-535-2679.

Special Access Browsing Hour at ICPL

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 3rd, 2016

The Iowa City Public Library will open at 9 a.m. on Saturday, November 12, so individuals with autism and their families can enjoy the Library in a calm and welcoming environment.

This special access browsing hour will include therapy dogs, sensory toys and activities, and a special sensory storytime in the Storytime Room at 9:30 a.m. The Library also will use natural lighting throughout the building to accommodate those with light sensitivity.

The Library will open to the general public at 10 a.m.

For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.

ICPL to host ScienTweens

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 2nd, 2016

Tweens will have the opportunity to discover the secrets of the environment, climate, evolution, space, and much more during ScienTweens, the Iowa City Public Library’s science program for third- through sixth-grade students.

ICPL partnered with Emily Schoerning and the Iowa City Science Booster Club for hands-on experiments that encourage tweens to explore the world around them. Join us from 3 to 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 17, in the Storytime Room. We won’t just learn about science. We’ll DO science, too!

Future ScienTweens programs will meet the third Thursday of every month, 3 to 4 p.m. in the Storytime Room. For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.

Come for Storytime at ICPL, Stay for Story Play

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 1st, 2016

Monday, Wednesday and Friday storytimes at the Iowa City Public Library just got better with Story Play.

Beginning Monday, November 7, and continuing all month along, Story Play will be held immediately after storytime from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During this time, the Library will have books, toys and music for youngsters to play with while their parents and caregivers meet and talk with each other.

Feel free to bring snacks and/or lunch. No registration is required. Stay for the whole hour or just a few minutes; whatever works best for you and your child.

Story Play is open to children from infancy through pre-school. All children in attendance must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver. For more information, call the Library at 319-356-5200.




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