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Celebrate the holidays with the Iowa City Public Library
Singing, reindeer games and gingerbread fun are among the programs and events the Children's Room has planned for the last few weeks of the year.
Saturday, December 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Meeting Room A: The Sounds of the Holidays – Regina Orchestra & Choir. Join us for a special holiday performance by the choir and orchestra students of Regina High School.
Sunday, December 18, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Storytime Room: Sunday Fun Day – Reindeer Games. We’ll show Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and have tables filled with reindeer crafts and activities.
Wednesday, December 21, 10:30 to 11 a.m. in Meeting Room A: Preschool Storytime – The Snowman. Join us as we explore Raymond Briggs’ wordless classic: The Snowman.
Thursday, December 22, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room: Gingerbread Fun! Celebrate the first morning of winter break with a gingerbread-theme storytime that will include winter stories, gingerbread making, and holiday crafts.
Thursday, December 22, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Storytime Room: Flair to Share – Wearable Gifts. Join us we make buttons, friendship bracelets, headbands, keychains, earrings, ornaments, and more!
Friday, December 23, 2 to 4 p.m. in the Storytime Room: Make Your Own Ornament. We’ll have tons of craft supplies available for you to stuff or decorate your own clear plastic ball ornament.
Saturday, December 24, 10:30 a.m. to Noon in the Storytime Room: The Muppets Christmas Carol. Join us for a screening of The Muppets Christmas Carol.
Tuesday, December 27, 2 to 4 p.m. in Meeting Room A: Winter Break Legos. Bring your building skills and creativity to this all-ages winter break activity.
Thursday, December 29, 1 to 3 p.m. in the Storytime Room: The Secret Life of Pets. Join us for a screening of The Secret Life of Pets.
Saturday, December 31, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Storytime Room: Noon Year’s Eve Party. Is midnight too late? We’ve got you covered! Join us as we count down to noon instead.
The app is still in beta, which means we’re tweaking it to improve the experience. Let us know what you think in the feedback page within the app. Please include your email if you want us to get back to you!
What can you do in the app? You’ll be able to track your checked out items and renew items. You can even add multiple accounts which can be useful for
making sure your kids’ library books are returned on time! You'll also be able to scan an ISBN barcode to see if we have that item in our collection, access staff blog posts, and browse events.
Want to learn more? Check out our blog post on the MyICPL
Super Smash Bros Video Game Tournament at ICPL
Hey teens, celebrate the first day of winter vacation at the
Iowa City Public Library – and get your game face on
because it’s Video Game Tournament time!
We’re throwing down Super Smash
Bros for Nintendo Wii U. The battle will be held from 1 to 3 p.m. Thursday,
December 22, in the Koza Family Teen Center.
Teen events are for students in grades 7 through
ICPL announces holiday hours
Library will close at 6 p.m. on Friday, December 23. The Library will be open from
10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, December 24, and closed on Sunday and Monday,
December 25 and 26.
The Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday,
December 31, and closed on Sunday, January 1. The Library will be open from 10 a.m. to
6 p.m. on Monday, January 2.