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Events at the Poplar Bluff Public Library www.poplarbluff.org

APRIL 2013

Off the Shelf Volume

Edition 2

April—June 2013

1—Board of Trustees @ 4 p.m. 1—Friends of the Library @ 6 p.m. 2—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 3—Ancestry.com App Training @ 10 a.m. 4—Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 4—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 9—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 11—Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 11—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 16—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 18—Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 18—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 14-19 NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK 19—Director reception @4-6 p.m. 23—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 25—Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 25—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 30—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 a.m.

MAY 2013 SUMMER READING PRIZES AWARDED—AUG. 2 1—Smartphone 101 @ 10 a.m. 2—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 2— Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 4—May the 4th be With You Day 6—Board of Trustees @ 4 p.m. 6—Friends of the Library @ 6 p.m. 7—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 a.m 9—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 9— Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 14—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 a.m 16—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 16—Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 17—Music on the Lawn 5-7 p.m. 21—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 a.m 23—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 23— Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 27— Library Closed 28—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 a.m 30—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 30— Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 31—SUMMER READING SIGN UP

JUNE 2013 3—Board of Trustees @ 4 p.m. 3—Friends of the Library @ 6 p.m. 4—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 5—Tablets 101 @ 10 a.m. 6—Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 6—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 8—Ready, Set, Draw @ 1-3 p.m. 11—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 14—Music on the Lawn 5-7 p.m. 16—Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 16—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 17—Magic Show (Qulin) @ 2 p.m. 18—Magic Show @ 10:30 a.m. & 1 p.m. 19– Magic Show (Fisk) @ 2 p.m. 20—Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 20—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m. 25—Toddler Story Time @ 10:30 27—Tech Talk@ 4-7 p.m. 27—Theater Thursday @ 4:30 p.m.

Hope you’re not afraid of the dark: this year’s summer reading program revels in all the good things that are underground. Children’s Dig Into Reading and teen’s Ground Breaking Reads programs 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. poplarbluff.org/teens. Kids and parents can click over to www.dreambig.wordpress. com for information about events and more!


See the stars at Theater Thursday Join fellow film fans each Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in the Library Theater for movies and popcorn.

April 4-The Princess Diaries 11-Puss in Boots 18– Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days 25– Journey 2: The Mysterious Island May 2-Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 9– Ice Age: Continental Drift 16– Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 23– Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer 30-Disney’s Peter Pan June 6– Wreck It Ralph 13– Madagascar 20-Madagascar 2 27– Kung Fu Panda

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. Watch Star Wars: Episode I @ 1 p.m. in Library Theatre

May 4th

Magic Show Hits the Road The Poplar Bluff Municipal Library is partnering with Qulin Outreach Library to take the magic show on the road. Families can enjoy the magic show June 17th at 2 p.m. at the Qulin Community Center. Sponsored by:

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Ready, Set, Draw! Nathan Rice, comic book illustrator, will sketch with the best... YOU!!! Visit the library from 1 to 2 p.m. on June 8th, July 13th and August 10th to learn to sketch a comic strip. Call the library at 6868639 or click over to www.poplarbluff.org to register!

A new service is available to users of Poplar Bluff Municipal Library: You may receive notification of your arrived holds any time, anywhere via text message! This free service allows library users to stay up to date on their accounts and receive updates when items on hold are ready to be picked up; no more waiting around for phone calls or looking for e-mails in your inbox. Sign up for the text message service, Log on to www.poplarbluff.org, clicking on “My Account.” Enter your library card number or credential and password. From there, click the tab labeled “Notification Preferences.” Select box labeled “notify by text,” then enter your mobile number. Select your wireless carrier. Participation in the text messaging service is optional: The library will still e-mail or phone to notify you of holds should you prefer. Charges based on your cell phone’s text messaging plan may apply.

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Improve your computer skills, have fun and make new friends! Join the library at 4 p.m. on Thursdays to get the full scoop on our recent online innovations. Bring your phone, tablet, laptop or other device and the library staff will show you what it takes to get the most out of the library’s online services, including our downloadable e-book and e-audiobook collections. Apr 4th - Everyday Tech Terms Apr 11th - Smart Phones 101 Apr 18th - Tablets 101 May 2nd - Cut the Cord………Netflix, Hulu and the Rise of Mobile Video. May 9th - Do You Hear What I Hear………… Pandora, Stitcher and the Rise of Anywhere Radio. May 16th - Misty Water Colored Memories …….Using Photo Sharing. May 23rd - News at your fingertips.....the Flipboard app May 30th - What’s for Dinner: Using Digital Grocery Lists and Recipe Apps. June 6th - Library eBooks & Audiobooks on my device? June 13th - Which Stand Alone eReader is Best for You?

April 3rd @ 10 a.m. -Ancestry.com App Training Genealogy - there's an app for that! That's right, Ancestry.com has an app for you to carry around those thousands of cousins you've collected over the years in the palm of your hand and access them with the touch of finger. Attend and find out how! Has your smartphone met the library's 10 point checklist? If not, stop in and allow a staff member to optimize your smartphone so you can take full advantage of the Picture-Palooza class. May 1st@ 10 am. -SmartPhones 101 Okay, so you have the latest, greatest Smartphone. Now, what? Attend this one-hour hands-on session at the Library to discover how to take full advantage of your Smartphone. Let us show you how to "get appy" with your device and start sharing your life with your friends and family all from your phone. Has your smartphone met the library's 10 point checklist? If not, stop in and allow a staff member to optimize your smartphone so you can take full advantage of the SmartPhones 101 class. June 5th @ 10 a.m.- Tablets 101 This class provides new tablet owners with a basic understand of their tablet including how to surf the web, send and receive emails, take and send photos, and understand the growing world of tablet applications. This course is ideal for someone that is interested in understanding the wide range of capabilities of an already purchased tablet.


Off the Shelf: April - June 2013