Author Archive for Anne M


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...

Tuesday, Jun 20, 2017

Lindsey Lee Johnson’s The Most Dangerous Place on Earth is everything you want a summer read to be. It’s fast-paced, full of drama, and you can’t put the book down. The novel weaves the story of a group of wealthy high school juniors in a San...

Wednesday, Jun 7, 2017

You're in luck! You can choose the bookmobile as a hold pickup location right in the catalog . To put a book on hold (or a movie, cd, art print, etc.), click on the Place Hold button. If you are not logged in, the catalog will ask for your library...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

My mother is a talented seamstress. Everything she sews has a professional look from the curtains on her windows to my childhood Halloween costumes. She hems pants, takes in shirts, and replaces zippers with ease. But she did not transfer any of...

About Anne M

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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...