Author Archive for Meredith

Monday, Nov 25, 2019

The Iowa City Public Library is working on a new strategic plan and needs input from the public about how the Library will serve the community in the future. 

Friday, Nov 22, 2019

Just in time for the holidays, the Iowa City Public Library will host the Eighth Annual Arts & Crafts Bazaar and Holiday Book Sale from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 7. Thanks to the generous donations of local artists and crafters, shoppers will find a wide selection of unique gifts from quilts and knitted items to jewelry, holiday ornaments, and more. The craft bazaar will be held in meeting rooms A, B and C at the Library, 123 S. Linn St. The used book sale will be held in Meeting Room D. Shoppers can name their own price all day at the book sale.

Wednesday, Nov 13, 2019

The Iowa City Public Library Bookmobile will not be in service on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 27. The Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Both the Bookmobile and the Downtown Library will be closed on Thanksgiving -- Thursday, November 28. The Bookmobile will remain out of service on Friday, November 29, but the Library will be open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bookmobile holiday hours are always available on the Library's website.

Monday, Nov 4, 2019

The Iowa City Public Library’s Totally Tweens Chess Tournament will be held from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, November 16, in Meeting Room A at the Library, 123 S. Linn St. A staple of the Library’s tween programming, the tournament is held in honor of Steve Young, who was active in the community’s chess population until his death in 2012. The tournament is open to students in third through sixth grades. Members of the United State Chess Federation (USCF) below third grade also are welcome. Players rated over USCF 1,000 will be in a separate section.

Thursday, Oct 31, 2019

Dr. Jennifer Harvey, professor of religion at Drake University, will be at the Iowa City Public Library’s Storytime Room from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 20, to discuss her book, “Raising White Kids: Bringing Up Children in a Racially Unjust America.” We live in one of the most racially diverse societies in the world, but it’s plagued by inequity and injustice. Should parents teach white kids to be “colorblind” or should they teach them to notice race? How should adults address white privilege and discuss race without making children feel bad about being white?

Monday, Oct 28, 2019

The Iowa City Public Library Bookmobile will not be in service on Monday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans Day. The downtown Library is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Bookmobile holiday hours are always available on the Library's website.

Monday, Oct 28, 2019

Hey tweens, do you want to be a published author? Here’s your chance! Totally Tweens: Publish Your Writing in the Literary Kiosk will be held from 4 to 5 p.m. Friday, Nov. 8, in the Storytime Room. Two members of the University of Iowa’s writing faculty will help you craft flash fiction, poetry and short essays for the literary kiosk located in the Iowa City Public Library Lobby.

Thursday, Oct 24, 2019

Presented by The Englert Theatre and Little Village Magazine, Witching Hour is a festival dedicated to exploring the unknown, discussing creative process, and presenting new work. Each year, Iowa City welcomes the brightest artists and thinkers pushing the boundaries of their respective crafts. Through performances, readings, discussions, workshops, and screenings, we engage what it means to be human in today’s world.

Monday, Oct 21, 2019

– It’s not too late to learn a new skill in 2019, thanks to the Iowa City Public Library! If you loved drawing in MS Paint as a kid, it's time to elevate your computer drawings with the Library's Introduction to Wacom Drawing Tablets. We'll experiment with different brush tools in Illustrator and try tracing a photo. This class will be held twice: 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 8, and 6 to 7 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 25.

Tuesday, Oct 15, 2019

On July 25, Macmillan Publishing announced it would become the only major (Big 5) publisher to limit eBook lending for U.S. libraries. This means when a new book is released, Macmillan will allow library systems to purchase only one copy during an eight-week window. This new licensing model is scheduled to begin November 1, 2019.

About Meredith

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Meredith is the Library's Public Relations Specialist.