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Thursday, Aug 9, 2018

The Perseid meteor shower occurs each year in late Summer, with peak viewing around the 2nd week of August.  In 2018, the peak will be this weekend,  August 10-12,  when more than 50 meteors per hour should be visible in the night sky.  The...

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Spring has finally arrived in Iowa City. That means it’s time to keep an eye out for Garlic Mustard. According to the Iowa DNR “Garlic Mustard is a rapidly spreading, highly invasive non-native plant. It was introduced from Europe in mid-1800s...

Sunday, Feb 11, 2018

One thing I like most about Facebook is how one comment can lead to a great discussion.  A few days ago a friend commented that she loved seeing "wheeling flocks of birds in the sky."  Someone then mentioned seeing a murmuration of Starlings on a...

Thursday, Feb 8, 2018

February. Even the word is cold. Winter can seem awfully long in the Midwest.  Especially when we get teased by a January thaw.  But there's no getting around it - it's still winter, and I'm starting to go through gardening withdrawal.  I'm...

Tuesday, Nov 28, 2017

Starting this week ICPL's second floor Computer Lab will be closed for renovation. The Lab was originally designed as a computer classroom, and it served us well. Over time technology and community needs change, so we are reconfiguring the space to...

Sunday, Nov 5, 2017

  Begun in 2003 by the Iowa Center For The Book, the All Iowa Reads program was created to build a sense of community through reading.  Once a year adults across the state were encouraged to read and talk about the same book. The All Iowa...

Friday, Oct 20, 2017

  If you're not often outside late at night, you might not be aware that something pretty special has been going on this week.  The 2017 Orionid Meteor Shower began on October 15 and ends October 29th.  Peak nights for viewing the meteor...

Thursday, Oct 19, 2017

Attention all crafters!   Donations are now being accepted for the Annual ICPL Friends Foundation Fundraising Arts & Crafts Bazaar.  This year the bazaar will be on Saturday, December 2nd, so you still have time to get let your craftiness fly...

Saturday, Sep 2, 2017

  One of the most interesting parts of the Summer Reading Program comes at the end when we take a look back at at what actually happened during the summer.  While over 1000 people registered for the Adult Summer Reading Program, only 289 avid...

Thursday, Aug 24, 2017

G. Willow Wilson - the award winning graphic novelist and author of the Marvel comic Ms Marvel - will be one of the speakers at this year's Iowa City Book Festival.  Her 2010 memoir "Butterfly Mosque" has been chosen as the 2017 One Community One...

About Beth

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Title:  Program Librarian Where you'll see me in the library:  I work at the Information Desk, the Help Desk and in the Digital Media Lab during Drop-in Tech Help. I teach some of the Genealogy workshops and I'll be at most of the Library Events & Programs for adults too, so I'm pretty much everywhere. What do you like to read?   I read all...