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ICPL announces May Classes for Adults

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on April 23rd, 2015

May is National Historic Preservation month and the Iowa City Public Library will celebrate by honoring local historian, Irving B. Weber. In conjunction with the many Weber on Wednesday events, the computer classes for adults will focus on history through genealogical research.

Have you ever wondered about your family tree? Not sure how to start searching for your ancestors? Come join us for an Introduction to Genealogy on Friday, May 8, or on Tuesday, May 19, beginning at 10 a.m. A librarian will help you get started by talking about what questions to ask, how to keep track of your information, and places you might want to search.

At 10 a.m. on Monday, May 11, and Friday, May 29, find out how to use the library’s genealogy resources at Using Ancestry.com for Genealogy. Find out how both Ancestry and Heritage Quest, two leading, genealogical databases, can help you solve your family tree mysteries.

All classes for adults are held in the Library’s Computer Lab on the second floor. Classes are free, but space is limited to 10 people per program, so patrons should register early.

Visit www.icpl.org/classes to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at (319) 356-5200.

ICPL celebrates Money Smart Week April 18-25

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on April 1st, 2015

The Iowa City Public Library, in a partnership with MidWestOne Bank, the Jacobson Institute for Youth Entrepreneurship, and Wells Fargo, will celebrate Money Smart Week April 18 through April 25. Created by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago in 2002, Money Smart Week is a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

The weeklong celebration begins with a special Sunday Fun Day event. Families are invited to take a page from Ben Franklin’s book and make kites from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, April 19, in the Storytime Room. This craft will rely on found and easily attainable objects for frugal kite and windsock assembly. A banker from Wells Fargo will also be present to share information about being Money Smart.money

Students in 7th through 12th grades are invited to attend a Quick Pitch Assembly from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Monday, April 20, in Meeting Room A. Students will have three minutes to pitch an idea for a product or service, then receive five minutes of feedback from a panel of judges. Cash prizes for the best pitches will be rewarded: $100 for first place, $50 for second, and $25 for third. Participants must register at http://www.icpl.org/quick-pitch.

Did you know that ICPL patrons have access to money management resources? Learn about MorningStar and Value Line, two leading investment research resources, during our Be Money Smart class on April 21 from 10 to 11 a.m. in the Computer Lab. Library staff will demonstrate how to use these databases, giving users they information they need to be smart investors. Space is limited for this class. Register online at calendar.icpl.org or call (319) 356-5200.

Finally, all patrons are invited to participate in DASH for the STASH, a statewide competition to win a $1,000 IRA. To participate, read four Money Smart Week posters on display at the Library, use your Smartphone or Table to scan the QR code to access that topical question, and submit your answers.

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

ICPL announces March Classes for Adults

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on February 26th, 2015

Fight winter’s gloom by getting creative at the Iowa City Public Library!

Our March the computer classes offered introduce adults to free software and free online tools which can make creating a personalized card or editing a video easy and fun. Each of these classes will last two hours giving patrons time to ask questions and create on their own.

To kick off our month of creativity, bring in your digital video and learn to upload and use YouTube to safely edit and share your videos online. Join us from 10 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, March 28, for Editing Digital Video.

On Saturday, March 14 at 10:30 a. m., the Library will offer Beginning Graphic Design. Learn how to use GIMP, a free graphic design and photo editing software, to make invites, cards, or other graphics.

Digital Photos: Organizing, Sharing, and Basic Editing will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 20. Getting all of your digital photography organized and in print worthy condition can be pretty daunting. Bring in your digital photos and learn how to quickly and easily edit and organize your images.

To round out all of this digital creativity, join us from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28, for HTML Coding Basics. Every website you visit relies on an HTML as the skeleton that gives the site’s pages their structure. Learn how to add paragraphs, headings, images, links, and basic formatting to create a webpage.

All classes for adults are held in the Library’s Computer Lab on the second floor. Classes are free, but space is limited to 10 people per program, so patrons should register early. Visit www.icpl.org/classes to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at (319) 356-5200.

ICPL announces February Classes for Adults

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on January 28th, 2015

February is Love Your Library month at the Iowa City Public Library, so this month’s classes for adults will focus on giving a little love using social media. Learn how to stay connected or make new connections by checking out the three most popular social media sites in the U.S.: Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

We will kick off our month of social media classes with Twitter. Discover how Twitter is used by many of its followers and tweeters to stay up on the news, stay current in their career, or simply connect with friends and family. Twitter Basics and Beyond will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, Feb. 13.

Want to understand what Pinterest is and how it is used? Join us from 10 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 17 for What is Pinterest? Find out how to navigate the Pinterest interface and understand how your pins are shared and followed.

We are saving the best to last! Join us at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, for Facebook Basics and Beyond. Learn how the Facebook interface works, go over your privacy settings, and get a feel for how you can connect and stay connected with friends, family, and some of your favorite organizations.

All classes for adults are held in the Library’s Computer Lab on the second floor. Classes are free, but space is limited to 10 people per program, so patrons should register early. Visit www.icpl.org/classes to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at (319) 356-5200.

ICPL announces eReaders and Tablets Classes for Adults

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on November 5th, 2014

Thinking about purchasing an eReader or Tablet for the holidays? The Iowa City Public Library would like to help you understand some of the differences between the most popular devices out there.ereaders

A Library’s technology specialist will talk about the differences between eReaders and tablets at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 22; 10 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 25; 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 5; and 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10.

Attend a session to learn more about what each of the major brands offer consumers and which of these brands work best with the Library’s eMedia collections Overdrive and Zinio. After each presentation, a handful of devices will be available for participants to try out.

All classes for adults are held in the Library’s Computer Lab on the second floor. Classes are free, but space is limited to 10 people per program, so patrons should register early. Visit www.icpl.org/classes to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at (319) 356-5200.

ICPL announces October Classes for Adults

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on October 1st, 2014

The Iowa City Public Library wants to encourage creativity in the month of October. The computer classes offered in October will introduce patrons to free software and free online tools which can make creating a personalized card or editing a video easy and fun. Each class will last two hours, giving patrons time to ask questions and create on their own.

The Library will start things off with Beginning Graphic Design at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 4. Learn how to use GIMP, a free, graphic design and photo editing software, to make invitations, cards, or other graphics.

Want to enhance or correct your digital photos? Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, October 13, for Digital Photo Editing. Find out how to make basic corrections like red-eye removal, cropping, and sharpening blurred images.

Digital Photos: Organizing, Sharing, and Basic Editing will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, October 24. Getting all of your digital photography organized and in print worthy condition can be pretty daunting. Bring in your digital photos and learn how to batch process and tag items to quickly and easily edit and organize your images.create_interface_image

Our digital devices make it easy to capture the great moments of our lives, but making keepsakes you can share with others out of these videos can be tricky. Bring in your digital video and learn to upload and use YouTube to safely edit and share your videos online. Join us from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 28 for Editing Digital Video.

All classes for adults are held in the Library’s Computer Lab on the second floor. Classes are free, but space is limited to 10 people per program, so patrons should register early. Visit www.icpl.org/classes to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at (319) 356-5200.

ICPL Announces June Classes for Adults

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on June 3rd, 2014

The Iowa City Public Library wants to help you relax with a good book this summer by helping you connect your smartphone and tablets to our e-resources. The library’s e-resources include electronic books, audiobooks, and more; all are available for download.ipad-ereaders

Want to learn how to access the library’s e-media for your specific device? Come to one of the classes for adults this June that will help you learn how to use the Overdrive software to find and download items from the Library’s e-media collection.

If you have an Android device, join us Tuesday, June 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. or Friday, June 20, from 6 to 7 p.m. for eMedia for Android Devices.

eMedia for Apple Devices classes will be held on Friday, June 13, from 10 to 11 a.m. while the eMedia for Kindle Devices class will be on Friday, June 13, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Participants are asked to bring a valid Iowa City or Coralville Public Library card.

All classes for adults are held in the Computer Lab on the Library’s second floor. Classes are free, but space is limited to 10 people per program, so patrons should register early. Visit www.icpl.org/classes to register online. You can also register by calling the Library at (319) 356-5200.

Participants should also be aware that in order to download e-media from the library they need to be an Iowa City or Coralville resident or are a resident in rural Johnson County, Hills, University Heights, and Lone Tree.




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