Author Archive for Jen

Wednesday, Feb 28, 2018

Finding a paper tax form can be hard these days. In the past, every tax form used to be readily available in post offices and public libraries. This just isn’t the case anymore. Back in 2015, in order to keep government costs low, the Tax Form...

Monday, Dec 11, 2017

Last week I taught a class over at the Senior Center about new technology. The majority of the questions related to "cord cutting" which is a means of opting out of expensive cable packages in lieu of streaming services (or content provided over...

Thursday, Aug 31, 2017

Dating can be tough but dating as a "senior" can be really tough. In partnership with the Senior Center, the library created and put together an online dating class series that took place over four weeks and included a wrap-up session this past...

Wednesday, Jun 28, 2017

Learn how to take an image and give it polish in Photoshop!   In the first class, learn how to use Photoshop to correct and edit any issues with either scanned or digital images. Once some basic skills are covered, the editing fun will begin. 

Friday, Mar 31, 2017

This morning a crowd of very excited middle schoolers from a local school bounded up to the second floor of the library to do research. Having other excited researchers flooding up the quiet, second floor stairs buoys the heart of a librarian like...

Tuesday, Jan 10, 2017

Today at the information desk, we had a patron looking for Martin Luther King Jr.'s  "Letter from a Birmingham Jail." The patron wanted a printed copy to read in order to celebrate MLK day which is this coming Monday. While looking for this...

Friday, Oct 28, 2016

Have you recently lost a job or are trying to transition to a new career? The library can help you in a variety of ways to get you back out into the work force. Here are the top ways the library can help you:   Help you find a job opening...

Sunday, Sep 4, 2016

Last week was my kindergartner's first full week of school. While my kiddo has only reported back to me about the fun she's had at recess, her backpack is full of the school work she's been doing but doesn't bother mentioning. Since I plan and...

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

My baby is turning 6 months old soon which was about the age that I began introducing my preschooler to sign language (well maybe a little later--second baby after all).  I decided to teach my first child to sign because sign language helps...

Monday, Feb 8, 2016

This weekend I had the opportunity to talk with the Daughter's of the American Revolution Pilgrim Chapter about preserving their families' histories. Preservation is a daunting task especially  since we must think about not only saving the...

About Jen

Jen previously worked at the Iowa City Public Library.