Author Archive for Melody


Monday, Oct 7, 2019

No holds. No waiting. Everyone can read it at the same time. It's a dream come true, isn't it? Libraries Transform has partnered with OverDrive to create a new digital book club for all U.S. libraries that work with OverDrive. It's first #

Friday, Oct 4, 2019

The 2011 Hawkeyes upset the #15 Wolverines 24-16 at Kinnick Stadium. Photo courtesy of Phil Roeder. Twenty-one years ago this weekend, a Hawkeye sacked Tom Brady. 1 October 3, 1998 was a sloppy Saturday at Kinnick Stadium. Twenty-one years later,...

Wednesday, Sep 18, 2019

Jonathan Safran Foer and Nora Roberts are two authors published by Macmillan. “Why do I have to wait months to check out an e-book? It’s digital, so shouldn’t everyone be able to have a copy at the same time?” We would love it to work that...

Tuesday, Jul 2, 2019

Hardware stores are sending email after email about their Fourth of July sales right now. Who has the best sales? Consumer Reports has collected sales information for their top-testing appliances all in one place. The article is available without...

Thursday, Jun 6, 2019

The Iowa City Public Library is proud to be a sponsor of Iowa City Pride this year. It is the 49th anniversary of Iowa City's own Pride Parade, and the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall uprising, which catapulted the gay liberation movement onto...

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

We're terribly excited to present our presentation on the Birth of Iowa City's Ped Mall tonight at Big Grove's History of the Grove series. To make the images a little more accessible, I'm hosting our presentation slides online. Birth of a Ped...

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2018

  So the 2018 Thanksgiving weekend snowstorm has you considering a snow blower for the next time Iowa City gets 8 inches. Or the gift giving season is causing you to pull your hair out about which laptop to buy to send Sally back to college...

Monday, Nov 19, 2018

History by TNS from the Noun Project Whenever I get a question at the Info Desk that requires digging deep into a research topic, I get a little excited (#NerdAlert). We may not carry textbooks in our collection, but if we can't find a book that...

Thursday, Nov 1, 2018

Today I learned that early voters can track their absentee ballot through the Iowa Secretary of State's office. Here's a snapshot of the info you need to look up your ballot: Absentee ballots are what's used when you vote early at a satellite...

Monday, Sep 24, 2018

National Voter Registration Day is September 25, 2018. If you are not yet registered to vote, or not registered to vote in Iowa, National Voter Registration Day is a perfect time to get registered. There are so many places in this area to register...

About Melody

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I buy books for the second half of the nonfiction collection on the 2nd floor. My background in journalism allows me to pick the best of the best biographies, art, sports, and history books area readers might enjoy.
Hobbies?
Parenting, pets, vegetarian and vegan cooking
Favorite thing about ICPL?
The people! ICPL staff genuinely care about our...