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Hispanic Heritage Month

By: Library Staff September 15, 2021

What is Hispanic Heritage Month? National Hispanic Heritage Month takes place annually from September 15 – October 15 and honors the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and central South America. Available Resource & Suggested Reads Early Literacy Games in Spanish bilingual games that focus on early…

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Lighthouse in the Library: Our First Year

By: Library Staff September 9, 2021

“I can think of no other edifice constructed by man as altruistic as a lighthouse. They were built only to serve.” – George Bernard Shaw. To some, the art of conversation may have lost its luster in recent decades. The advent of social media has devolved sincere dialogue among people into verbal battlegrounds between strangers.…

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Readers Raise $1695 for North Liberty Nonprofits

By: Library Staff August 18, 2021

Thank you to all who participated in the North Liberty Library’s Summer Reading Program, Reading Colors Your World! Veridian Credit Union, South Slope, Shive-Hattery, Hills Bank, GreenState Credit Union, Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, and the City of North Liberty pledged to donate $5 to a local nonprofit for each person who completed the Summer…

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Artist Showcase: Deanne Wortman

By: Library Staff August 11, 2021

   Deanne Wortman Deanne Wortman pursued her journey as an artist at the University of Iowa, earning a BFA in Drawing, an MA in Printmaking, and an MFA in Multimedia. During her schooling, Deanne also worked for 20 years in the Children Services department at the Iowa City Public Library, telling stories to children at…

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Family Fun Month

By: Library Staff August 6, 2021

Each year, Family Fun Month is celebrated throughout the month of August. We have compiled a list of FREE Family Fun activities available from the library, in North Library, and surrounding areas. Family Fun from the Library Chalk Portrait Challenge Grab some chalk, design a photo scene, pose with family/friends/pets, snap a photo, and share…

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The BUS-eum History Tour

By: Library Staff August 4, 2021

On Monday, August 16 a mobile museum in a retrofitted school bus, the “BUS-eum,” will be viewable free of charge at the North Liberty Library, 520 W Cherry St., from 10 a.m. to 2 pm with a presentation about Anti German hysteria during WWI at 11:30 am inside the library. The BUS-eum highlights five significant themes…

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National Disability Pride Month

By: Library Staff August 2, 2021

Disability Pride Month is celebrated in July, the month in which the Americans with Disabilities Act was first signed into law in 1990. The Americans with Disabilities Act was signed by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990, a landmark law that prohibited discrimination against people with disabilities. Book Recommendations The Boys in the Bunkhouse: Servitude and Salvation…

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Lighthouse in the Library: Re-Entry 2.0

By: Library Staff July 20, 2021

Re-Entry 2.0 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. Re-Entry 2.0, the second event in the series, will take place on August 19th at 6:00 PM. Re-Entry 2.0 will be not only a retrospective of…

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Artist Showcase: Cassandra & Scott

By: Library Staff July 1, 2021

Cassandra McKibben ARTIST BIO Cassandra is a student, artist, and veteran who lives in North Liberty. Much of her work, focusing on mental health surrounding trauma, uses multiple formats such as digital, painting and sculpture. Her most recent work focuses on the hope and healing trauma sufferers can find through art. As a trauma survivor,…

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Pride Month

By: Library Staff June 8, 2021

Check out these LGBTQIA+ reads to celebrate Pride.   The Hips on the Drag Queen Go Swish, Swish, Swish: This picture book encourages readers to boldly be exactly who they are. The story plays off “The Wheels on the Bus” as it follows a drag queen who performs her routine in front of an awestruck audience. A fun frenzy of fierceness, this book will…

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