Author Archive for Heidi L


Friday, Aug 19, 2016

One of the Library's more unusual collections is our circulating art.  Most pieces are framed prints, but a substantial number are original artworks by local artists and include photographs, mixed media, screen prints, watercolors, and oil...

Thursday, Jun 30, 2016

Faced with seven hours of driving in one day, I headed for our collection of nonfiction books on disc and selected a title that has been on my pending list for a while:  Not My Father's Son , by Alan Cumming.  The print book and the audio version...

Tuesday, Jun 14, 2016

Helen Simonson's new novel is a great summer read, and not just because it has "summer" in the title.  The Summer Before the War takes a number of interesting turns with enough suspense to keep you reading when you really should be doing something...

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Memorial Day is always the last Monday in May, and provides us the opportunity to remember and honor those who have died in service to the United States of America. According to the U. S Department of Veterans Affairs , Memorial Day originated as...

Monday, Feb 29, 2016

After the tease of warm weather last week, the first day of March promises to be cold and windy, and we even may have some snow.  All of which brought to mind that phrase about March, "in like a lion, out like a lamb."  What is the history of the...

Tuesday, Feb 23, 2016

I always wondered why the Folger Shakespeare Library is in Washington DC, and not in England; now I know. The Millionaire and the Bard is a fascinating read about Henry and Emily Folger, a husband-and-wife team who spent their married life...

Friday, Dec 4, 2015

Recently I tried to do a quick search on the Internet to make sure I was remembering all of the 2016 presidential candidates.  I stumbled onto a website that listed an amazing number of people (along with the usual suspects that most of us could...

Tuesday, Oct 13, 2015

It's time to think about pumpkin carving and trick or treat costumes.  Here are some local facts to help you plan your Halloween activities. Trick or Treat Schedules: Iowa City :  Saturday, October 31, Dusk-8:00 pm Coralville :  Saturday,...

Monday, Sep 21, 2015

It's been a long time since I've had a toddler at my house, so when I got news that my three-year-old great niece was coming for a visit I knew I had to get my hands on some children's books and toys.  The Children's Room came to my rescue, with...

Thursday, Sep 10, 2015

One of my favorite features in the ICPL catalog is the ability to store titles on a wish list.  Too often I find things I want to borrow from the Library, but I am already deep in one book with two or three more in a holding pattern on my...

About Heidi L

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Heidi is the former Switchboard Manager at Iowa City Public Library.