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School's Out: Things to Do at the Iowa City Public Library for Children and Teens

The Iowa City Public Library has posted some suggestions for things to do for students now that some free time has opened up for them on winter break. Here are a few of the suggestions for this week and beyond.

 

Here's a sample of what's available for Schools Out Events for Chldren (Move info here):

Family Storytimes
When: 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 22; 2-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 23; 10:30-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 29; 2-2:30 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 30; ICPL Storytime Room
Designed for the whole family and presented at a time convenient for most working parents. Storytime includes both shorter and longer stories combined with action games and activities. Family Storytime is recommended for all ages, but parents are asked to sit with their younger children.

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 www.icpl.org; Online collections are available at www.icpl.org/emedia.

Preschool Storytimes 
When: 10:30-11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26; Wednesday, Jan. 2; ICPL Storytime Room
A preschool-age oriented program for preschoolers where longer stories and books are shared with fewer activities. Preschool Storytime is recommended for children who are 3, 4 or 5 years old.

Gunny the Clown
When: 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 27; ICPL Meeting Room A
Gunny will tickle your funny bone with his silly tricks in Meeting Room A.

Funky Blues Music Jam
When: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Dec. 28; ICPL Meeting Room A 
Bring the whole family and get your groove on with the music of Kevin B. F. Burt in Room A.

Toddler Storytimes
When: 10:30-11 a.m. Monday, Dec. 31, ICPL Storytime Room
Specifically planned for toddlers or young preschoolers. The same program is performed Mondays and Tuesdays each week. Ideal for young children with short attention spans who need short stories, fingerplays and action rhymes.

Library Holiday Hours
The Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on New Year’s Eve. The Library is closed on New Year’s Day. 

 

Here's a sample of what's available for Schools Out Events for Teens (More info Here):

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: teens@icpl.org.
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. 

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: teens@icpl.org.
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 atwww.icpl.org; Online collections are available at www.icpl.org/emedia.

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