Author Archive for Heidi L


Friday, Dec 7, 2018

You can help transcribe original historical documents through a new program at the Library of Congress. Creating a digital transcription of manuscripts and other documents allows the public to search those documents more easily with keyword...

Wednesday, Jul 25, 2018

The Library will be open regular hours (10:00-8:00) on Friday, July 27th, as Iowa City hosts RAGBRAI XLVI. The Library lobby will be open extended hours, until 10:00 pm. Due to downtown street closures for the Book It to Iowa City Bash (noon to...

Monday, Jul 16, 2018

For all the Jane Austen fans out there who watch public television, MASTERPIECE has just announced that a multi-part dramatization of Sanditon is coming.  Sanditon was unfinished when Jane Austen died; the original story is contained in the...

Sunday, May 6, 2018

A fun piece of Iowa City history lives in our Library’s archives:  the accession books that show the book purchases that the Library made in its early years. The Iowa City Public Library opened on January 21, 1897, and the first 1,050 entries in...

Friday, Mar 30, 2018

Wh en the Iowa City Public Library opened in 1897, its reading room contained twenty magazine titles for visitors to read.  More than a century later, we still offer seven of those first twenty titles!  They are: The Atlantic , Harper's Bazaar ,...

Wednesday, Feb 21, 2018

I have just finished two special books about fathers and highly recommend both. I took them home because of the titles: " An Odyssey " (I was a Classics major), and " The Wine Lover's Daughter " (I do enjoy a glass of wine). While I learned much...

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2018

Coming soon is the Iowa City Archives Crawl, and to get you in the mood we have set up a display of objects from the Iowa City Public Library's archive.  The display is on the second floor near the Information Desk, and has a lot of interesting...

Friday, Jan 5, 2018

There's a great display on the second floor, next to the Information Desk.  Maeve has gathered books and DVDs on the Middle Ages from our nonfiction collection, and placed them under a showcase of objects reflecting medieval times. The "Middle...

Thursday, Feb 9, 2017

Want to make your views known to the elected officials who represent you?  Here are quick links to the contact information for the elected officials who serve Johnson County residents.  Officials at the federal, state, and county levels are...

Thursday, Nov 10, 2016

We made a minor change on our website that will be welcomed by many users.  Our webmaster has switched the default search in the search box on our website to the catalog. So, if you land on our homepage first and want to search the catalog, you...

About Heidi L

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Heidi is the Switchboard Manager at Iowa City Public Library. You will find her at the Info Desk on the second floor, or behind the scenes answering incoming calls to the Library.