Posts Tagged ‘program’

ICPL to Host Teen NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on October 15th, 2014

The Iowa City Public Library will host a Kick-Off Party for teens interested in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, in the Koza Family Teen Center.nanowrimo-logo

National Novel Writing Month, often referred to as NaNoWriMo, is an annual, international challenge to write the first draft of a 50,000 word novel during the month of November. Younger writers have the option of choosing their own, less daunting, goal.

Seasoned teen writers, first-timers and the merely curious are welcome to attend ICPL’s kick-off party where Teen Services Intern Ella will describe the NaNoWriMo process. You may even find writing allies to help you through the month. The Library will provide tea, hot chocolate and light snacks to fuel teens’ creativity.

For more information about NaNoWriMo, visit

For more information about the Teen NaNoWriMo Kick-Off Party, call the Library at (319) 356-5200.

ICPL Announces Dates for Teen Comic Book Club

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on September 5th, 2014

Do you read comic books? Do you like talking about comic books with others? Do you have a favorite character you are ready to defend against anyone who claims otherwise? If so, the Iowa City Public Library’s Teen Comic Book Club is for you!

Students in grades seventh through 12th are invited to read any comic about our selected characters and/or teams, and attend the Teen Comic Book Club meeting to geek out or dispute their greatness in the comic book world.

The discussion lineup is as follows:comic book

  • Iron Man: Thursday, Sept. 25
  • Green Lantern: Thursday, Oct. 30
  • X-Men: Thursday, Nov. 20
  • Wonder Woman: Thursday, Dec. 18

All Teen Comic Book Club meetings are held from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Koza Family Teen Center.

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

ICPL to host Estate Planning Presentation

by Meredith Hines-Dochterman on March 28th, 2014

Are you prepared for the financial future? Does thinking about writing a will or designating a beneficiary seem confusing? Don’t know where to start? Estate_Planning_1

Join Thomas Gelman, an attorney with Phelan, Tucker, Muller, Walker, Tucker & Gelman, LLP; and John Chadima, Vice President and Trust Officer with MidWestOne Bank, for Estate Planning 101: Basic Considerations from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in Meeting Room A at the Iowa City Public Library.

Gelman and Chadima will explain estate planning concepts in easy-to-understand terms. Their presentation is designed to help a wide variety of people, from young parents to retired senior citizens.

Estate Planning 101: Basic Considerations is being presented at the Library as part of Money Smart Week®, a public awareness campaign designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances. Money Smart Week® is co-sponsored by the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago and the American Library Association.

Estate Planning 101: Basic Considerations is free and open to the public. For more information, call the Library at (319) 356-5200.