March Book Madness 2023

By: Library Staff March 3, 2023

A Battle of Top Books ABOUT Which book will have what it takes to win this literary challenge? Each week, vote for your favorite titles. May the best book win! HOW DOES IT WORK? Voting begins March 3rd, with your votes deciding which books advance in each round. This year’s theme is Top Reads– the…

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Local Libraries LIT: Author Kevin Wilson

By: Library Staff January 17, 2023

Local Libraries LIT to welcome author Kevin Wilson on Wednesday, February 8 at 7 p.m. Kevin Wilson’s radically inventive books crackle with wit, vulnerability, and cosmic sadness: sharp social satires animated by profound tenderness for humanity even at its most awful and absurd. Wilson is the author of two collections, Tunneling to the Center of…

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By: Library Staff December 22, 2022

Check out some of our staff favorites from 2022. These may include; specific titles, authors, series, tv, and/or film. Click a cover image below to link to the library catalog for library availability. Happy reading! Amy      Claire      Corrie       Emily      Erin      Jennie   Kellee      Megan Melanie      

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Winter Reading Challenge

By: Library Staff December 20, 2022

                   All the Feels – Winter Reading Challenge It’s time for our Winter Reading Challenge in conjunction with Beanstack. This year’s theme is “All the Feels” and looking forward to the future – to the new year, new normal, new resolutions, and all the feelings that come with it. All the…

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Featured Artists: Doris Montag and John Demory

By: Library Staff December 6, 2022

Doris Montag Doris Montag is a local collector, a storyteller and a free-lance curator whose passion is unlocking the stories in collections from family or private individuals. She develops and installs exhibits in small museums, libraries, and public spaces. A collection of “The Night Before Christmas” books is currently on display into early January. She…

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LinkedIn Learning

By: Library Staff November 8, 2022

The North Liberty Library now offers LinkedIn Learning (formerly for resident cardholders with a valid library card and password. LinkedIn Learning offers over 16,000 skill-building video tutorials in seven languages across business, creative, and technical categories. Learning and growth in your career (and in life!) is a journey and life-long process. The North Liberty Library is committed to the…

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Lighthouse in the Library: Community Circle

By: Library Staff October 31, 2022

“I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.” – George Bernard Shaw. Lighthouse in the Library is a conversation series giving space and dialogue to North Liberty residents to speak on important community issues in a town-hall style setting. The fifth event…

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Featured Artist: Wade Judge

By: Library Staff October 10, 2022

Wade Judge ARTIST BIO Wade writes, “I was born and raised in central Iowa, hailing originally from Le Grand. After graduating high school, I then proceeded to complete my AA degree at MCC and then earned my BA in art education from the University of Northern Iowa. Once I graduated, I spent the next 7…

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Playful Parenting

By: Library Staff October 6, 2022

Playful Parenting The North Liberty Library is excited to start a new fun and play-based Playful Parenting Group, the cornerstone program of our Family Place Library designation. The Playful Parenting Group offers a relaxed and informal time for families to play, learn, and talk with local child development and early literacy specialists. This group is…

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Local Libraries LIT: Ann Patchett

By: Library Staff

Local Libraries LIT to welcome author Ann Patchett on Thursday, October 27 at 6:30 p.m. This is the sixth virtual event in the series offered by public libraries in Johnson County, as well as the University of Iowa and Kirkwood Libraries with support from The Tuesday Agency. Patchett is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College and…

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