Author Archive for Frannie


Friday, May 29, 2020

A message from the Iowa City Police Department

Friday, Apr 24, 2020

April is National Poetry Month, and there’s lots of great ways to celebrate! Organized by the  Academy of American Poets to raise awareness and appreciation of verse in the United States, since 1996 this month long observance is a great way to exercise a love of language. Here are a few ideas on how to celebrate National Poetry in your own way. Some are solitary activities, some are good with the family, and some are even online.

Thursday, Apr 16, 2020

Without the ability to browse the shelves at the library it is easy to feel adrift in finding your latest read. I also miss shelving holds at the Help Desk between helping people because that clues me into the hot items. Other than some of the ace recommendations offered by your favorite Iowa City Public Library employees there are a wide variety of places to find your favorite book of the season.

Thursday, Apr 2, 2020

From Pathway Counseling Center  

Thursday, Mar 19, 2020

While the Iowa City Public Library is closed in response to COVID-19, and our Bookmobile is social distancing under the College Street bridge, staff are still hard at work. From answering questions over the phone, email, and chat, endeavoring some cleaning projects back at the building, inventorying the collection...we're staying busy trying to reach our community in these swiftly changing times but also looking ahead to continue to bring Iowa City the best we have to offer.

Thursday, Jan 23, 2020

If you have been on the 2nd floor of the library lately and been all the way back to the blue North wall, you may have had the opportunity to checkout one of the most unique displays to be hosted at the Iowa City Public Library. This display, or exhibition, is the work of MFA student in Book Arts at the University of Iowa India Johnson, and is Thread Library. This library within our library is a collection of threads, with an accompanying card catalog.

Friday, Apr 22, 2016

I have enjoyed the graphic novels of Daniel Clowes for 10+ years, which isn't saying much as he was first published in 1989, but for a creator to keep making things I liked as teenager and still enjoy as an adult is quite a feat.  My first...

Wednesday, Dec 2, 2015

As the temperature drops and you've just read a book that weighs practically 10 pounds and has "Fire" in the title it is really hard not to make some sort of pun.  All joking aside though, I'm pretty proud of myself for finishing Garth Risk...

Monday, Oct 19, 2015

I don't have very much time for reading what with balancing work, school, and the rest of life, so lately I have turned to graphic novels to stimulate my love of the printed word.  This has led to me finally reading Saga by Brian Vaughn,...

About Frannie

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A reader for all seasons, Frannie is just as happy with a tattered copy of Pippi Longstocking as she is with latest volume of Brain K. Vaughan's Saga. Primarily interested in the visual language in prose and colorful plays on words, secondarily occupied with troubled souls and tales of redemption.