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Off the Shelf

Events Calendar

JULY 3 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 4 – Holiday, Library closed 5 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 6 - PBPL on KWOC 8 a.m. 10 – Nature’s Nightlife by Animal Tales 10:30 a.m. 11 - Computer class, 10 a.m. 12 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 14 – Ready, Set, Draw 1 p.m. 17 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 19 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 24 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 26 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday, 4-7 p.m. 27 – Final day to submit summer reading logs 31 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. AUGUST 2 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 3 – PBPL on KWOC 8 a.m., Mad Science @ Your Library 11 a.m., Summer reading prizes awarded 6 -- Library Board of Trustees meeting 4 p.m.; Friends of Library 6 p.m. 7 – Story time 10:30 a.m. 9 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 11 – Ready, Set, Draw 1 p.m. 14 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 16 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 21 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 23 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 28 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 30 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. SEPTEMBER 3 – Library Board of Trustees meeting 4 p.m.; Friends of Library 6 p.m. 4 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 5 – Computer Class 10 a.m. 6 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 7 - PBPL on KWOC 8 a.m. 11 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 13 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 18 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 20 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 25 – Story Time 10:30 a.m. 27 – Theater Thursday, Tech Talk Thursday 4-7 p.m. 30 - Banned Books Week

Volume 11, Edition 3

Events at the Poplar Bluff Public Library

July - September 2012

See Prop1 at work for you


hanges are in store at Poplar Bluff Public Library: Proposition 1 was approved by Poplar Bluff voters June 5. The passage of Proposition 1 is the result of four years of work between the library, its board of trustees and state legislators in efforts to change how public library funding is received. The end result of these efforts is a city-wide ¼-cent sales tax to fund operation of the Poplar Bluff Public Library. Revenue from this tax can be used only for the library. This also means the existing library property tax will be eliminated. The new funding will allow the library to expand services and offerings, including: n Offer library cards to Butler County residents at no charge.

Proposition 1


to keeping interested parties n Double the library’s book up to date about the expanbudget. sions brought on by the n Open the library on Sunadditional funding through day afternoons. Proposition 1. n Allow the TO SIGN UP FOR To sign up, library to PROP1 E-MAILS fill out the continue offerVisit www. poplarbluff. online form ing computer org/prop1.html or call the here: http:// classes, Tech library at (573) 686-8639. Talks and prop1.html. more. For more information about To help users stay on top Proposition 1 and Poplar of the changes coming, Poplar Bluff Public Library is Bluff Public Library, visit releasing the Prop1 Infoline, or call (573)686-8639. an e-mail service dedicated

Get ready for school with your library card September is Library Card Sign-up Month

As students head back to school this September, the Poplar Bluff Public Library wants to make sure that all children have the most important school supply of all – a library card.

Owning a library card provides students the resources they need to compete academically. The library provides stu-

dents with free access to databases of news articles, encyclopedias and test preparation materials, as well as homework help and resources. In addition, the library is the number one access point for free Internet access, an important resource when most schools require students to use the Internet to complete their homework.

Ten things you can do at the library 1. Take the kids to see a free movie. 2. Download an e-book. 3. Update your Facebook page. 4. Learn about job seeking resources. 5. Get new ideas for redecorating your house. 6. Learn about local candidates for office. 7. Gain a new computer skill. 8. Check out your favorite graphic novel. 9. Pick up a DVD. 10. Check out your favorite author’s newest book.

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See the Stars at Theater Thursday!

Join library staffers and fellow movie fans each Thursday at 4 p.m. all summer long in the Children’s Theater for movies and popcorn! July Camp Out 5 - Ernest Goes to Camp 12 - Camp Nowhere 19 - Mr. Troop Mom 26 - Holes

August Get Active 2 - Speed Racer 9 - Game Plan 16 - Soccer Dog 23 - Sandlot 30 - Everyone’s Hero

September Adventure 6 - Catch that Kid 13 - Lion Witch and the Wardrobe 20 - Tangled 27- Wild Thornberry’s Movie Sponsored by: Member FDICService The LEADER in Customer

Read under the stars this summer H

ope you’re not afraid of the dark: this year’s summer reading program revels in all the good things that go bump in the night. Children’s program Dream Big – READ and teens’ OWN THE NIGHT are in full swing at Poplar Bluff Public Library! Participants have chances to win a wide range of prizes, including three bikes, a Kindle Fire tablet and an animal adoption, by joining in on the fun and completing reading logs. Check out the teens’ summer reading online home at www. Kids and parents can click over to www.dreambig.wordpress. com for information about events and more!

Celebrate the end of summer reading! Wrap up summer reading at the Mad Science @ Your Library event on August 3! Prizes will be awarded after the program! Prizes available to be given away at the event include: n A Kindle Fire tablet n The adoption of a barn owl n Three Read n’ Ride bikes

Over the air: Catch PBPL on the radio! Catch updates about Poplar Bluff Public

Library on the first Friday of each month on KWOC’s local news broadcast, Brittney on the Bluff. Children’s Librarian Ashley Robertson will join host Brittney McKay to discuss the latest library happenings for adults, teens and kids. Join her at 8 a.m. on the first Friday of each month on KWOC 930 AM.

Nature’s Nightlife by Animal Tales At 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, July 10, the animals will take over the library. Ever wonder what’s awake when you are asleep? Learn about nocturnal animals and what makes them special. See you July 10! Mad Science @ Your Library Mad Science Special Events is a spectacular science-themed show on tap at 11 a.m. on Friday, August 3. Children can conjure foggy dry ice storms, float on a Mad Science hovercraft, watch a foam factory at work, create super bouncy balls, make magic mud, alter sound waves, and so much more! Stick around after the program for special awards and recognition to the participants of the summer reading program! Prizes to be given away include a Kindle Fire, animal adoption and more! Sponsored by Servpro of Poplar Bluff. Ready, Set, Draw! Nathan Rice, comic book illustrator, will sketch with the best... YOU!!! Visit the library from 1 to 2 p.m. on July 14 and August 11 to learn to sketch a comic strip. Call the library at 6868639 or click over to to register!

Start the school year off right Take advantage of Homework @ the Library!

The dog days of summer are here. This means late-summer barbecues, lazy afternoons and some of the season’s most sultry days. It also means that students are heading back to school. Start this year off right by taking advantage of Homework @ The Library resources at Poplar Bluff Public Library! All K-12 students are eligible for free library services including: n Library laptops n Free copies and printouts n Use of online databases n Research assistance nAnd more! Visit the Children’s Library for more information about this and other programs.

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- Library laptops - Free copie s and prin touts - Use of on line datab ases - Research assistance - Free WiF i - And mor e!

Visit the C hildren’s L ibrary for more in formation about Homework @ the Libr a r y and other progr ams.

Coming soon: Fall reading goes ‘Wimpy’ Fans of Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, celebrate! This fall’s reading program is for you! The program will begin on October 1. Participants can win a copy of the new book! Other important Wimpy Kid dates: August 3: Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days opens in cinemas! This is the third installment in the film series based on the books. November 7: The seventh book in the series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Third Wheel hits library and store shelves! According to information from Publisher’s Weekly, the new book “will center around a school dance, and a love interest for Greg or Rowley.”

Love the Wimpy Kid books? Check out fun these read-alikes! Dork Diaries: Tales from a Not-So-Popular Party Girl by Rachel Renee Russell

Nikki’s humorous diary details the ups and downs of middle-school girl friendships from the point of view of an outsider.

Scooter by Vera B. Williams

Big Nate: In a Class by Himself

This book tells the story of Elana Rose Rosen, a young girl who deals with everyday life with energy and spirit.

When sixth-grader Nate opens a fortune cookie that predicts he will surpass all others, he proceeds to ensure that he gets detention from every single teacher in his school, all in a single day.

by Lincoln Pierce

Are you ready to talk tech?

The Library is available to assist users in learning how to control their smartphones, ereaders, laptops and other techno gadgets. Join the library at 4 p.m. on Thursdays to get the full scoop on our recent online innovations. Upcoming topics include: JULY 5 – iPad introduction 12 – What’s a QR code? 19 – There’s an App for that: Finding, downloading and using Apps 26 – BYOD: Bring your own device AUGUST 2 – Feel the beat: Free streaming music 9 – Smartphones 101: iPhone vs. Android 16 – My Account: How to manage your library card online 23 – Google Apps: Earth, Docs, SketchUp and more 30 – Blogging basics SEPTEMBER 6 – Online homework help resources and more! 13 – BYOD: Bring your own device 20 – Skype 101: See your friends and loved ones anywhere! 27 – Facebook fun: Uploading photos, chat and more!

For more information about Tech Talk Thursday, check out techtalk

318 NORTH MAIN STREET, POPLAR BLUFF, MO 63901 Phone: (573) 686-8639 Hours: Monday - Thursday 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday - Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

‘Fifty Shades’ of hype surround new book


t’s been featured on “The Dr. Oz” show and CBS evening news, written about in USA Today and The New York Times and has been named the best selling book (so far) of 2012. E.L. James’ Fifty Shades of Grey book one in her “Fifty Shades” trilogy, is Basic computer classes and download library a veritable at Poplar Bluff Public ebooks on your iPad. cultural Library allow participants Library ebooks are free to improve computer skills downloads available 24/7 phenomenon and is and have fun! with your library card. available to Join Shannon Mangrum, And, best of all, ebcheck out ooks return systems MORE INFO? at Poplar themselveslibrarian and Bluff Public Call 686-6639 or click over --that’s one tech guru, Library. to less task on the first computerclasses.html. your overCurious readers can Wednesstuffed to-do day of each choose to check out the list and the freedom of month for a hands-on book in two formats: never paying late fees introduction into a variety Digitally for an ereader again! Be sure to bring of easy tech tasks. (Nook, Kindle, iPad and your iPad and library card other devices), a print July 11 @ 10 a.m. with you to class. book or an audiobook. Your iPad Out of the Box The novel focuses on September 5 the relationship between Bring in your own iPad or @ 10 a.m. naive college student try out one of the library’s. Your Smartphone and Anastasia Steele and Discover what all the butLibrary Audiobooks wealthy entrepreneur tons on your iPad are reGet the most out of your Christian Grey. According ally for. Learn Shannon’s smartphone when you Top Ten Tricks for getting to information from the discover how to checkthe most out of your iPad publisher, “the unworldly, out, download and listen including how to find it innocent Ana is startled to library downloadable when it’s lost, reset it to realize she wants this audiobooks on your dewhen it’s frozen, and back vice. Plug in earbuds and man and, despite his it up to the cloud! Leave take your audiobook on a enigmatic reserve, finds the class with a free iPad walk, or let Shannon show she is desperate to get tips & tricks ebook. close to him. Unable to you how to connect your resist Ana's quiet beauty, August 1 @ 10 a.m. smartphone to the radio wit, and independent Your iPad and speakers in your car spirit, Grey admits he and Library Ebooks and enjoy listening on wants her, too--but on his your next drive. Learn how to checkout

own terms.” Readers ready to take the plunge into “Grey” territory and see what the hype is about can visit www.molib2go to place a hold on the ebook version, or click over to www. to add their names to the wait list for the print edition of the book. Other new books available at Poplar Bluff Public Library and MoLib2Go include: n 50 Shades Darker by E.L. James n 50 Shades Freed by E.L. James n Calico Joe by John Grisham n The Eleventh Hour by James Patterson n Surprise Point by Robyn Carr n Deadline by Fern Michaels n The Fiddler by Beverly Lewis n Wicked Business by Janet Evanovich n Come Home by Lisa Scottoline n Cowards: What Politicians, Radicals and the Media Refuse to Say by Glenn Beck.

Off the Shelf: Jul - Sept 2012  

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