Posts Tagged ‘Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department’

Stories in the Park begins June 5

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on May 31st, 2017

img_7137_1The Iowa City Public Library’s Stories in the Park summertime outdoor reading series begins June 5 and continues through August 4.

Stories in the Park will be held from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the following locations:

  • Monday at Willow Creek Park, 117 Teg Dr.
  • Wednesday at Wetherby Park, 2400 Taylor Dr.
  • Friday at Mercer Park, 2701 Bradford Dr.

Beginning Wednesday, June 7, the Library’s new Bookmobile will be present at all Stories in the Park dates. Children, parents and caregivers should remember to bring their Library Card in order to check out books and DVDs from the Bookmobile. Anyone who doesn’t have a Library Card can sign up at Bookmobile staff also can issue new Library Cards.

In the event of rain, the Monday and Wednesday storytimes will be held at the Library and the Friday storytimes will be cancelled. However, the Bookmobile will still travel to the parks, rain or shine, so visitors can check out items.

Stories in the Park is an outdoor storytime geared toward children between the ages of three and six. All children in attendance need to be accompanied by a parent or adult caregiver.

Stories in the Park is co-sponsored by the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and the Iowa City Public Library. For more information, please call the Library at 319-356-5200.

Yahoo Drummers Join Music is the Word Series

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on October 14th, 2015

The Iowa City Public Library and the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department want families to get with the beat.YahooPromo

From 7 to 9 p.m. on the first Tuesday of every month through April 5, 2016, families can participate in a drumming session with the Yahoo Drummers at the Robert A. Lee Recreation Center Gymnastics Room as part of the Library’s Music is the Word series. Participants will learn how to play percussion instruments from all over the world, creating a unique musical experience with each session.

For 20 years, the Yahoo Drummers have led drum circles with groups of all sorts and ages at churches, weddings, funerals, libraries, bar mitzvahs, dog shows, county fairs, and museums. The Library and the Parks and Recreation Department are excited to share their talent and enthusiasm with area families.

The monthly drumming sessions are open to the public and are free of charge; registration is not required.

For more information, contact the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department at 319-356-5100.