Author Archive for Anne M


Wednesday, May 6, 2020

One of our passions at the Iowa City Public Library is to get books into your hands. During the last six weeks, we were only able to do this digitally through our collection of eBooks, audiobooks, magazines, and streaming videos. While we look forward to a time when we can provide full access to the rest of our collection, we are happy to see unprecedented use of our digital collections. We’ve seen steady growth year-to-year since establishing the collections, but we have never witnessed such a sharp spike in use like this.

Friday, Apr 10, 2020

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Friday, May 18, 2018

While researching the horse racing scene of early Iowa City, my eye moved from the first county fairgrounds to something in the Iowa River—that something being a steamboat. Steamboats in Iowa City in 1868? Didn’t the railroad, reaching Iowa...

Monday, Feb 5, 2018

Sometimes some small details can make a big difference in how you experience something, especially if it saves time. Here are some small things you can do in Libby , our app for OverDrive eBooks and audiobooks that make reading (or listening) even...

Tuesday, Nov 21, 2017

Always wanted to keep track of what you borrowed from the Iowa City Public Library? There are a couple of ways to do this, depending on what you are borrowing. Reading History in Library Account If you are checking out print books, DVDs, compact...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017

Every morning I drive to the end of Summit to turn onto Kirkwood Avenue and I look at a brick and iron fence with the word “Ardenia.” And every morning, I ask myself, “Why Ardenia?” After several months driving this route, I finally looked...

Saturday, Sep 16, 2017

New York City. It’s a place where our heroes and heroines of literature go to reinvent themselves. They strike it rich or find themselves desolate. They seek fame or become part of the multitudes of anonymous men in gray flannel suits. New York...

Tuesday, Sep 5, 2017

In honor of September, National Library Card Sign-Up Month, here are five ways you can make the most of your ICPL Library card, right at home: Listen up —You’re busy. Whether it’s work or school, caring for others or commuting, chores or...

Tuesday, Jul 25, 2017

On February 28th, 1991, in the "B" section of the Iowa City Press-Citizen, there is this small article:   IC Press-Citizen, 2/28/91   Yes, Iowa City held a protest...well, more like a letter-writing party at The Mill to push ABC to change...

About Anne M

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Title: Collection Services Coordinator
What do you like to read?I'm open to reading anything, but I usually stick to historical fiction, literary mysteries, British classics, and history books about disasters, seafaring, early Hollywood, the 1920's, or the Puritans, and every once in a while a good essay. My perfect book would consist of a strong...