Author Archive for Candice

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...

Wednesday, Jan 17, 2018

Like books? Like bars? Like good food and drink, and lively conversation? Then you might want to join us at our next BYOBook meet-up! We're meeting on Tuesday, February 6, at Basta Pizzeria Ristorante , starting at 6:30 p.m. We will be discussing...

Friday, Nov 10, 2017

The First Thanksgiving at Plymouth, Jennie A. Brownscombe (1914), Pilgrim Hall Museum I love finding out what is behind our holidays and traditions--why do we put a tree in the house? why the painted eggs? why did he put ashes on my forehead?--but...

Wednesday, Oct 4, 2017

When I was a child, I used to love watching scary movies with my dad. He had this great La-Z-Boy chair that the two of us could fit in, and on weekends we would rent a movie or two (VHS, mind you), make popcorn, and terrify ourselves silly. Well, I...

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

The Press Citizen recently had an article about Gloria Dei Lutheran Church's plans to relocate a historical home on their property, before selling said property to the UI. That house was at one time owned by Theodore Sanxay, one of Iowa City's...

Friday, Jul 28, 2017

B.Y.O.Book, the Library's books-in-bars book club, has some new events coming up! Grab a book, then pull up a chair to discuss it with us, while enjoying some food and drink at a great, local restaurant. Find more information and register for...

Saturday, May 27, 2017

There are many reasons to take some time and visit Hickory Hill Park: have a picnic in the shelter at the Bloomington St. entrance, take a leisurely stroll and see some native wildflowers, go for a run and get a good workout on the hill up to Pappy...

Wednesday, Apr 19, 2017

A couple days ago, I found myself uttering a sentence that seemed impossible, not only to say, but to believe: "Jim Jones did a lot of really good things!" Amazingly, it's true; as a pastor in Indianapolis, IN, he served for many years and helped...

Friday, Mar 3, 2017

Is that a load of blarney?? No. Okay, many of you probably knew that, but I confess that I did not, or that I had forgotten. St. Patrick, patron saint of Ireland, was born in some part of Britain while it was under Roman occupation. It's not known...

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...