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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 midomi.com, 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
Titanic Fact #1: The Prosthetic Smokestack

Titanic Fact #1: The Prosthetic Smokestack

To commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic, the Davenport Public Library Fairmount Branch will be hosting “The Titanic: 100 Years Later” on Thursday, April 12th at 6:30 p.m.  Former museum Research Specialist, Liza Gilbert, will discuss the famous and not-so-famous individuals on the ship, the luxuries on board, and the list of mistakes that led to the horrific disaster. In anticipation of this entertaining FREE event, we will be posting Titanic Facts daily.

 

Titanic Fact #1:

Titanic had 4 smokestacks, but the fourth one in the rear was a fake.  It served absolutely no purpose on the ship, but the designers felt that 4 smokestacks gave the ship “better lines” than 3 smokestacks would have.

Stop back tomorrow for more interesting Titanic Facts.

March 26, 20123 comments