Author Archive for Maeve


Tuesday, Jan 16, 2018

People living and working in Iowa City are invited to participate in a community  survey that will help provide direction for Iowa City's first ever Climate Action and Adaptation Plan. The short survey asks participants for their thoughts and...

Wednesday, Jan 3, 2018

I awoke to the news that Rick Hall had died yesterday. Rick Hall was the music producer and songwriter behind the legendary FAME Studios in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. I learned about him while watching a fantastic documentary on Muscle Shoals,(see...

Monday, Nov 20, 2017

FREE MONEY!!!! (Maybe) Every year Micheal Fitzgerald, State Treasurer of Iowa, publishes information about unclaimed property. It is called the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt . I have never entered my name in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt because I couldn...

Monday, Nov 6, 2017

I am totally old school about voting.  I like to vote on the day of the election and say hey to all my neighbors.  However my election location, the old school of Longfellow, is undergoing a remodeling and having a much needed addition built. (

Thursday, Nov 2, 2017

Open enrollment for Iowa's Health Insurance Marketplace is November 1, 2017 – December 15, 2017. Apply for and enroll in health coverage through the Health Insurance Marketplace at: www.HealthCare.gov For help by phone, call the Help Center at...

Wednesday, Oct 11, 2017

I've always liked Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and thought someday I'd get to hear them live, but I waited too long.  His death last week at the age of 66 came as a shock.  I wanted to learn more about Petty's influence and found a fantastic...

Friday, Sep 22, 2017

Brooke Gladstone,  WNYC's On the Media 's co-host, will kick off Iowa City Public Library's C arol Spaziani Intellectual Freedom Festival this Sunday.   Brooke will be joined by Lyle Muller, the executive director - editor of IowaWatch.org....

Monday, Aug 21, 2017

Have you got the rainy days and Mondays blues? Couldn't make a trip to see the total eclipse of the sun and now the inclement weather is going to cloud your partial viewing. You can still watch the eclipse in totality online .  And while you are...

Friday, Aug 18, 2017

Why Charlottesville and why now? There have been tweets and Facebook posts, news stories and magazine articles offering explanations, but for longer more reflective and scholarly works, you can turn to your library. The website Bustle published a...

Thursday, Aug 10, 2017

A friend of mine posted this photo, which I have titled South to Kalona, on Facebook. It was so quintessentially Iowa that I asked her if I could share it and she agreed. She took the photo one afternoon driving from Iowa City south to Kalona on...

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Maeve previously worked at the Iowa City Public Library as the Adult Services Coordinator.