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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

If you said 'yes' to either of those questions, then I'm glad you're here! ICPL has a wealth of book-related events coming up in the next couple months. In fact, almost every Tuesday evening into August, we've got a book discussion going on via Zoom, and we want you to join us!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Friday, Mar 27, 2020

Did you know that you can still come to the Library for assistance--online, that is?! Staff are providing chat information services M-F, during the hours of 10-5. You can ask us for help with downloading e-materials (books! audiobooks! movies!! magazines!!!), using some of our online databases (care to delve into the Sanborn maps, anyone?), finding up-to-date reliable information about Covid, or really, anything you find tickling your brain. 

Tuesday, Oct 16, 2018

Halloween was a holiday that I loved and hated when I was a kid...I found it a little nerve-wracking to come up with a good costume idea, to dress up and go out in front of people, and to go knock on doors. BUT--the candy. I loved Halloween because...

Friday, Jul 27, 2018

Attention all newcomers to Iowa City and new, or soon-to-be, apartment dwellers: do you have the dreaded "bare wall syndrome?" Are you surrounded by unsightly beige expanses? Are your walls freckled with the Spackle from previous tenants and their...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018

Some years ago I was vacationing with my friend Carrie in Krakow, Poland, and we found ourselves having dinner in a restaurant called Wierzynek. It has been around since 1364. I honestly don't remember the food being anything spectacular, but that...

Tuesday, Apr 10, 2018

And I do mean a good  old  walk! On November 5, 1881, Anton Stein woke up, had coffee in the guest house he was at on Dubuque St., then went and murdered his wife. In between those disparate acts, he made a couple stops. On his walk, he would...

Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

and you're to blame. Yes, you. Valentine's Day is coming up, when we remember and give thanks for two early Christians in Rome, both named Valentine, both martyred for their beliefs. You don't do that? Maybe you write saccharine poetry to the...

About Candice

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I work at the Info Desk on the second floor, and I buy books, ebooks / eaudio, and CDs for the first half of the nonfiction collection (the good half). I have a degree in anthropology, which really helps in selecting...well...almost anything. I also manage the Art To Go collection of framed prints and original art, and the nonfiction DVDs. What do...