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FREE PARKING DOWNTOWN EVENINGS & WEEKENDS!

FREE PARKING DOWNTOWN EVENINGS & WEEKENDS!

Do you want to visit the downtown library, but don’t want to pay for parking?  Then visit us after 5:00 p.m. during the week or anytime on the weekend and you won’t have to pay even a penny!�

March 12, 20080 comments
14TH ANNUAL “BIX BIRTHDAY BASH”

14TH ANNUAL “BIX BIRTHDAY BASH”

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The birthday celebration for the legendary Bix Beiderbecke brought in over 250 people on Tuesday, March 11 at the Davenport Public Library – Fairmount Street.  While celebrating what would have been Bix’s 105th birthday, people ate hotdogs and cake, drank coffee and lemonade, and listened to the toe-tapping music of the Bix All-Star Band.  Rave reviews were left by people exiting the rooms and the hallway while they were humming some of those great dixieland tunes that only Bix himself could master.  QC Times video clip of the event.

Theatre Club

Theatre Club

The Davenport Public Library is seeking children ages 8-13 to join its Theatre Club.  This is a chance for budding artists to learn how to organize a show and perform before an audience.  No experience required!  The Theatre Club is a reader’s theatre so participants will not need to memorize the script. Theatre Club rehearsals will be every Thursday from 3:30 – 5:00 pm at the Main Street Library in the Film Room.  Rehearsals run from March 6 – April 24.  On April 24 there will be a Garden Party performance by the Theatre Club along with games and treats at 4:00 p.m. Registration is not required for this FREE event!  For more information, call 326-7900 or visit online at www.davenportlibrary.com.

College & Financial Planning – Choices Planner

College & Financial Planning – Choices Planner

The Davenport Public Library has teamed up with Iowa Student Loan’s College Access Network to present a magnificent series for teens preparing for college and their parents.  Please join us at the Davenport Public Library, Fairmount Street (3000 N. Fairmount Street) on the fourth Saturday of each month, from January through May as we explore the many questions of a college education.  Each session will be presented in English from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. and then again in Spanish from 2:30 – 3:30 p.m.  We will explore college planning, financial aid, the Choices Planner, how to succeed, and credit card management. The third in the series, Choices Planner, will be held on Saturday, March 22 at 1:00 at the Fairmount Street Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street).  The presentation will cover the Choices Planner, a free online program that helps implement college career plans.  The Iowa Choices allows for you to take assessments to match interests with careers; perform database searches for careers, colleges, and majors; create resumes; practice job interviews and much more. Registration is not required for this free event! For more information, contact the PR Office at 563-328-6833 or visit our website at www.davenportlibrary.com.

Discover Wellness Series – Stop Obesity

Discover Wellness Series – Stop Obesity

Start spring off in stride with the Davenport Public Library and Tree of Life as they team up to present a workshop series entitled Discover Wellness.  This series is based on the National Bestseller, Discover Wellness: How Staying Healthy Can Make You Rich.  During this three part series we will uncover The Obesity Epidemic, Healthy Lifestyle Habits, and Wellness Essentials. Begin living a healthier lifestyle on Saturday, March 22 at 10:00 a.m. at the Davenport Public Library, Fairmount Street (3000 N. Fairmount Street) as we present The Obesity Epidemic.  You will receive great tips to help you and your loved ones feel and look great, along with ways to help prevent lifestyle related diseases such as cancer and type 2 diabetes. No registration is required for this free event.  For more information call the Davenport Public Library at 563-328-6833 or visit us at www.davenportlibrary.com.