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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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

By: Library Staff September 6, 2022

Celebrate! Visit the library. Sign-up for a library card. BINGO! You don’t have to be a new patron to join in the fun and explore some of the fantastic things that the North Liberty Library has to offer. Register via Beanstack or pick up a BINGO card in the library. Complete at least four items to earn…

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North Liberty Readers Raise $1645 for Local Nonprofits

By: Library Staff August 30, 2022

Thank you to all who participated in the North Liberty Library’s 2022 Summer Reading Program, Read Beyond the Beaten Path! North Liberty’s City Slate Sponsors; Adam Schechinger State Farm, Centro, Inc, The Eastern Iowa Airport – CID, GEICO Philanthropic Foundation, Hills Bank, MidWestOne Bank, Shive-Hattery, South Slope Cooperative, University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics and…

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Featured Artists: Casey Wilkinson and Chris McMahon

By: Library Staff August 4, 2022

Chris McMahon ARTIST BIO “Chris McMahon started drawing weird monsters and various comic book characters when he was just a kid. He then went to the University of Iowa, branching out into painting and sculpture, taking his skills to another level. Eventually, McMahon wound up teaching high school art. Throughout all of this, however, his…

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Protests & Panels: A Librarian Goes to Washington

By: Library Staff July 22, 2022

Protests & Panels: A Librarian Goes to Washington by Kellee Forkenbrock   I was a ball of nerves on my way to Washington, D.C. to attend the American Library Association’s (ALA) Annual Conference for the first time, but I knew I deserved to be there among the thousands of attendees. Even if I didn’t know…

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Pollinator Garden Abuzz with Bees!

By: Library Staff July 12, 2022

The library is excited to welcome a new pollinator to our raised bed gardens. You will notice that the raised bed gardens are abuzz with bees. These busy bees are leafcutter bees and considered a non-aggressive or a “kind” solitary species of bee. The name leafcutter is really a nickname for these gentle bees. Their nickname…

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