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Karaoke Party/Trivia Tuesday: What was the name of that song, again…?

Karaoke Party/Trivia Tuesday: What was the name of that song, again…?

You know that one song? I can’t remember the artist, title, or any of the words, but it goes something like “Dah. Dah. Dah. Dah. Dadada-dah. / Dah. Dah. Dah. Dah. Dadada-dah~.” No? Well, fortunately there’s a website for that.

Check out, where you can record yourself singing (or humming, if you’re shy), and it will search a database of millions of songs and try to match it up. Give it a go!

While we’re on the subject of me potentially assaulting your ears with my tone deafness, we’re coming up on another Karaoke Night next week! (Don’t worry, I won’t be singing.) You will be able to compete against your own age range for prizes and bragging rights. Registration is required, so please give us a call!

Where: Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount St.)
When: Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
Age: All ages
Cost: Free!
To register, or for more information: Call 563-326-7832

July 2, 20130 comments
Trivia Tuesday: Young Frankenstein

Trivia Tuesday: Young Frankenstein

Did you know that author Mary Shelley (then Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin) was at the young age of 19 when she wrote the classic tale, Frankenstein? I’m pretty sure that at 19 I was pleased with myself just to make it to my first class on time…at 10:00am.

Perhaps you like more Mel Brooks in your Frankenstein? (I mean, Frahnkensteen!)

You can pick up the book, the movie, or the parody at our library!

June 11, 20130 comments
Trivia Tuesday: Poet Laureate

Trivia Tuesday: Poet Laureate

The U.S.’s Poet Laureate (short for Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress) is the official poet of our nation. Their job is to raise awareness and appreciation for poetry. The Poet Laureate is appointed every year by the Librarian of the United States Congress. The role was modeled on the Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom, but there are records of the position going back as far as the 1300s in Italy. Our current Poet Laureate is Natasha Trethewey.

The word “laureate” comes from the Latin for “crowned with laurels” (laureatus). The laurel was attributed to the Greek god Apollo, where the leaves would be made into a crown to honor poets.

You can get your fill of poetry, old and new, at any of our locations.

June 4, 20130 comments
Trivia Tuesday: Sleeping like a baby

Trivia Tuesday: Sleeping like a baby

The average newborn can sleep up to 23 hours a day. Presumably the other hour is whenever you are trying to sleep.

Oh, well–at least they’re cute!

Happy Sleeping Baby

Click here to get ahold of some lullabies to help your baby sleep when he or she is supposed to!

May 21, 20130 comments
Trivia Tuesday: What planet is Jack Nicholson from anyway?

Trivia Tuesday: What planet is Jack Nicholson from anyway?

Did you know that Neptune is the birthplace of Jack Nicholson? Neptune, New Jersey, that is. He was born as John Joseph Nicholson on April 22, 1937.

Nicholson started as an artist working for the Hanna-Barbara animation duo, but moved onto acting with his first movie The Cry Baby Killer in 1958.

Heeeeeeeeeere’s Johnny our movies featuring Jack Nicholson!

May 7, 20130 comments