Author Archive for Beth


Thursday, Oct 17, 2019

Attention all artists and crafters! Donations are now being accepted for the 2019 ICPL Friends Foundation Arts & Crafts Bazaar.

Friday, Sep 20, 2019

If you've been in a library or bookstore in the last few days, you might have noticed people sporting buttons proclaiming that the wearer is a fan of banned books. This phenomenon happens every September, promoting Banned Books Week. Banned Books...

Wednesday, Aug 28, 2019

The ICPL 2019 Adult Summer Reading Program ended on August 10th, and we want to say a big Thank You to everyone who participated! 1032 people accepted the "Read 5 books in 10 weeks" challenge, and registered for the Adult Summer Reading Program...

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

  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 2018 Orionid Meteor Shower began on October 15 and ends October 29th.  Peak nights for viewing the meteor...

Saturday, Sep 1, 2018

It's time to get your craft on to support ICPL. On Tuesday, September 4th, we will begin accepting donations of handmade arts and crafts for the 7th Annual ICPL Friends Foundation Arts & Crafts Bazaar. This year the bazaar will be on Saturday...

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...

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...