Featured Artist: Melissa Collins

By: Dani Grandinetti July 5, 2024

Melissa Collins ARTIST BIO Melissa Marie Collins is an artist born and raised in Whittier, Iowa. She currently lives and teaches out of her home studio in Cedar Rapids. One may call her a Jill of all Crafts; she is consistently interested in expanding her skills in art, sewing, crafting, and surface design. This display…

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Featured Artist: Denise Murphy

By: Dani Grandinetti May 2, 2024

Denise Murphy ARTIST BIO Denise Murphy started Alcohol Inks Painting in 2015 at the prompting of a fellow artist. She enjoys the vibrancy of the medium and allowing the medium to flow freely. She is always experimenting with new techniques with this medium and stretching the viewer’s imagination. Creating textures and the illusion of 3D…

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Library Receives National Grant for Small and Rural Libraries

By: Dani Grandinetti March 15, 2024

North Liberty Library has been selected as one of 310 libraries to participate in round two of Libraries Transforming Communities (LTC): Accessible Small and Rural Communities, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that provides community engagement and accessibility resources to small and rural libraries to help them better serve people with disabilities. The competitive award…

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Featured Artist: Sadagat Aliyeva

By: Dani Grandinetti March 13, 2024

Sadagat Aliyeva ARTIST BIO Sadagat Aliyeva was born and raised in Baku, Azerbaijan. In 2004, at the age of 38, Aliyeva moved to the States with her family. Faced with adjusting to a new country and language, she jumped into her love of drawing and refined her skills in the Des Moines Area Community College…

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Practice Conversational English at the North Liberty Library

By: Library Staff February 26, 2024

The Conversational English Group will meet weekly on Mondays from 6 to 7 p.m. in the Library. Improve your English language skills in a relaxed and welcoming setting! This group is open to language learners of all levels and sessions are designed to help you build your confidence and fluency in English through interactive activities and…

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Donate, swap, and adopt rooted household plant cuttings for free

By: Library Staff January 25, 2024

The North Liberty Library is excited to offer a household plant swap and propagation station! Donate, swap and adopt rooted household plant cuttings for free. The propagation station is open to everyone in the community, and you do not need a library card to participate! Visit the plant station in our magazine room just past…

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2023 Staff Picks

By: Library Staff January 12, 2024

Check out some of our staff favorites from 2023. These may include; specific titles, authors, series, tv, and/or film. Click highlighted titles below to link to the library catalog for availability. Happy reading! Alexa’s Picks The Dutch House – Ann Patchett What My Bones Know: A Memoir of Healing from Complex Trauma – Stephanie Foo…

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Featured Artist: Brad Jenewein

By: Library Staff January 9, 2024

Brad Jenewein ARTIST BIO Raised in Cedar Rapids, Brad Jenewein is an acrylic painter in the Realist tradition. His passion is the art of still life and landscape, finding that beauty is everywhere waiting to be discovered. Color, light, and composition are key elements to his paintings. Brad earned his degree in Graphic Design from…

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Library Accessibility Survey

By: Library Staff December 28, 2023

Library Accessibility Survey Has a lack of accessibility in the library caused you trouble in the past? Complete this survey to help us improve. North Liberty Library has been selected as one of 240 libraries to participate in Libraries Transforming Communities: Accessible Small and Rural Communities, an American Library Association (ALA) initiative that provides community…

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