Our annual Popo’s Puppet Festival will be held from noon
to 4:30 p.m. Saturday in Meeting Room A. This
year’s festival features three acts. Come for one performance or stay for all
Noon: Join Parasol Puppets for their performance of The Teeny Tiny Woman and Other Halloween Tales. This audience participation version of the old English folk tale features a
teeny tiny woman who takes a teeny tiny walk and finds a teeny tiny bone.
Suddenly, her teeny tiny house echoes with the cry of "Give me my bone!”
2:30 p.m.: Popo’s Halloween Show will have the audience laughing so hard, it’s scary!
3:30 p.m.: Time to enjoy a shadow puppet show.
Sea Beast Puppetry’s hero gets lost in the shadow. Will she ever be saved?
Your Vote Needed in ICPL’s Mock Caldecott Award
Have you ever wanted to award a prize to your new favorite
book? Here’s your chance!
Voting in the Iowa City Public Library’s Mock Caldecott
Award begins November 1. The public is invited to cast their votes for
their five favorite picture books out of 15 titles nominated by ICPL’s
Children’s Room librarians. The titles include:
The Night Gardener
by Terry Fan and Eric Fan
Poor Little Guy by Elanna Allen
Henry & Leo by Pamela Zagarenski
When Spring Comes by Kevin Henkes and
A Hungry Lion, or A Dwindling Assortment
of Animals by Lucy Ruth Cummins
Hand in Hand by Rosemary Wells
Spot, the Cat by Henry Cole
Are We There Yet? by Dan Santat
Home at Last by Vera B. Williams and Chris
Have you Seen Elephant? by David
Thunder Boy Jr. by Sherman Alexie and
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled by Lynne
A Hat for Mrs. Goldman: A Story About
Knitting and Love by Michelle Edwards and Brian Karas
Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
Snow White: A Graphic Novel by Matt
Voters will be asked to rank their choice, 1 through 5. The title with the most No. 1 votes
will win ICPL’s Mock Caldecott Award!
You can only vote once. We'll announce our winner on January 3.
Get your craft on for the 5th annual arts and crafts bazaar
Are your knitting fingers twitching? Is the hot glue gun
calling your name? Don’t ignore it! Gather your favorite crafting materials and
make something for the Iowa City
Public Library Friends Foundation Arts & Crafts Bazaar.
Anyone wishing to donate may bring their items to the Library during open hours before December 1. All items must be handmade and be delivered with an ICPL Arts and
Crafts Bazaar donation form, available at the Library and online.
Keep us posted on
what you’re working on by sharing photos on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram.
Be sure to use the #icplbazaar2016 hashtag! Last year’s bazaar consisted
of nearly 1,400 donated items. We can’t wait to see what this year’s event
Bring your donations now and don’t forget to shop at the
bazaar from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, December 3. Proceeds from the annual sale
support the Iowa City Public Library Friends Foundation to benefit Library
programs and collections.
It's always great to open our e-mail and see a compliment like this!
"Just wanted to say thank you for having such a great
library!!! I just found how you can save books to lists on my account and am in
love with the idea! This will benefit me greatly when I am at a loss for books
to check out! Thanks for having such a marvelous idea!"