Weekend Champloo, May 18-20 (and some updates!)

by on May 17th, 2012

History of Blindness in Iowa Exhibit, Iowa City Public Library, Iowa City. Thursday, May 17 – Friday, May 25. Free admission. The blurb in the Press Citizen says, “The exhibit highlights daily experiences and historical achievements through personal histories and photographs. Listening to the provided audio, visitors will learn about a unique part of Iowa’s history from the voices of those who lived it.” Cool!

Gizmo Guys/Farmer’s Market, Chauncey Swan Park, Iowa City. Saturday, May 19, 10-11:00 AM. Free admission. Jugglers! and fresh produce! and lots of people outside in the sun! Summertime is here!

Walking Tour of Civil War-Era Iowa City, Old Capital Museum, Iowa City, Sunday, May 20, 1:00-5:00 PM. Suggested admission of $10, admission is free for children 12 and under. Seven sites to view, indoor and outdoor, Civil War entertainment…how cool! Even if the Civil War isn’t really your cup of tea, I’m sure it’ll just be fun to see people in old-timey outfits, right? 😉


I just put LOADS of new paperbacks on the turny shelves in the YA section, so read ’em! Then be sure fill out your Summer Reading Program form (you can get them from the Fiction Desk starting June 3) and earn a chance to win a Nook Tablet or gift certificates from Prairie Lights, iTunes, or local movie theaters!

Also, if you’re looking for ideas for reading material this summer, the 2012 Selected Books from YALSA (the YA branch of the American Library Association) are in the YA Reading Lists Binder under the bulletin board in the YA Fiction area. Take a look!

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