About the City of West Liberty, Iowa

West Liberty is a resource-rich city with a diverse population and a small-town feel. Our location provides easy access to Interstate 80, Muscatine, Iowa and the Mississippi River, and Iowa City, with the University of Iowa. The community is strong in volunteerism, supportive of education and has a progressive view for the future of our town.

October 26, 2018
  • Duffy Hudson presents Edgar Allan Poe

    October 26, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

    Broadway and film veteran, Duffy Hudson, brings his talent and fascination for Edgar Allan Poe. In The Shadow of the Raven begins as Edgar Allan Poe rises from the scene of his mysterious death and continues as he pieces together the events of his life. The one-man show provides a unique, in-depth theatrical experience of the life and works of one of America's best-known and enigmatic personalities, Edgar Allan Poe. Show is free. Checkout snippets from his work at www.duffyhudson.com.

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October 28, 2018
  • Sydney Millage Author Visit

    October 28, 2018  2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
    West Liberty Public Library, 400 N Spencer St, West Liberty, IA 52776, USA

    Local author, Sydney Millage, will present her book, Sanctuary: Hope and Help for Victims of Domestic Abuse. Millage's book addresses the issue of domestic violence, the church, and counseling. Her book is available for checkout at the library.

    Please note that the West Liberty Public library supports intellectual freedom but in no way endorses the messages or ideas of the author.

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October 29, 2018
  • Classic Book Club

    October 29, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    West Liberty Public Library, 400 N Spencer St, West Liberty, IA 52776, USA

    SIDDHARTHA by Herman Hesse was originally published in German in 1922 and later became influential in the United States during the 1960s. The main character, Siddhartha, is on a spiritual journey of self-discovery during the time of the first Buddha. He renounces his possessions and begins fasting to gain enlightenment. Copies of the book are available at WLPL's circulation desk for checkout if you'd like to join the discussion.

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October 30, 2018
November 1, 2018
  • Morning Book Club

    November 1, 2018  9:30 am - 10:30 am
    West Liberty Public Library, 400 N Spencer St, West Liberty, IA 52776, USA

    MURDER AT THE ROOSEVELT HOTEL by Diane Fannon-Langton in the next morning book group read. Byron C. Hattman sealed his fate when he checked into the Roosevelt Hotel on December 13, 1948. A maid found his body in a blood-spattered room two days later. An investigation linked him to the young wife of St. Louis pediatrician Robert C. Rutledge, who confessed to the brutal attack after trying to poison himself. The scandal made national headlines and seemed like an easy case for the Linn County court. That is, until new evidence changed the story completely. Check out a copy of the book if you would like to join us!

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November 3, 2018
  • Book Bums 5th Annual Writer's Workshop

    November 3, 2018  9:00 am - 3:00 pm
    West Liberty Public Library, 400 N Spencer St, West Liberty, IA 52776, USA

    If you are a published writer, a writer hoping to publish, or someone who just enjoys writing, join us for this free workshop. A book sale from 11a-12p will feature signed copies of books from 18 local authors. The event is put together and coordinated by local mystery author, Karen Musser Nortman. Other authors who will present that day are poets Mary Jedlicka-Humston and Dennis Maulsby, award-winning short story author Misty Urban, thriller writer and publisher Craig Hart, historical fiction authors Roger Hileman and Dave Hoing, fantasy writer D. Moonfire, science fiction writer Dennis Green, romance author Teresa LaBella and mystery author Elaine Orr. Participants will learn about world building, poetry, flash fiction, memoir, genre writing, and publication and marketing. Visit wlpl.org to register (319) 627-2084.

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November 5, 2018
  • Evening Book Club

    November 5, 2018  7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
    West Liberty Public Library, 400 N Spencer St, West Liberty, IA 52776, USA

    THE WORLD OF LORE: MONSTROUS CREATURES by Aaron Mahnke is the first book in a series that compiles the popular podcast by the same name. Just after we've celebrated Halloween we can delve into the stranger than fiction true stories captured in this book. In this beautifully illustrated volume, the host of the hit podcast Lore serves as a guide on a fascinating journey through the history of terrifying creatures such as vampire, wendigos, werewolves and more. He explores not only the legends, but what they tell us about ourselves. You can check a copy out at the library or download the podcast.

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November 9, 2018
  • Betty Akers Creative Space-Mandala Painting

    November 9, 2018  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

    Join us to make a Mandala design using pointillism and acrylic paints. Bring your own beverage. We will provide all of the materials and a light snack.

    Materials Cost- $10

    Offered as part of the Betty Akers Creative Space. Registration is required so we can organize materials.

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November 12, 2018
November 18, 2018
  • Chamber Holiday Open House

    November 18, 2018  3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

    WLPL will be open during the Chamber Holiday Open House. We will host independent businesses and the West Liberty Area Arts Council in our upstairs. Downstairs we will have games and activities for the Children and the Friends of the West Liberty Public Library will be hosting a book sale.

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November 20, 2018

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