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Senior Voice – How Does Your Garden Grow? – 3/26

Senior Voice – How Does Your Garden Grow? – 3/26

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Senior Voice and the Davenport Public Library have once again joined forces to offer quality monthly programs for our area seniors, featuring both entertaining and educational topics. “Specifically for Seniors” meets March through November, on the last Wednesday of each month at 1 p.m. at the Fairmount Street Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street). Join us on March 26, for a presentation entitled, “How Does Your Garden Grow?” The Green Thumbers will show participants tips and tricks that will help both novice and skilled gardeners alike prepare for the spring and summer months.Registration is not required for this free program. For more information call the Davenport Public Library at 563-888-3371.

March 24, 20080 comments
Papas & Pjs: Families Together at Fairmount – 3/25

Papas & Pjs: Families Together at Fairmount – 3/25

The Davenport Public Library invites you to attend “Papas and Pjs: Families Together @ Fairmount,” a weekly Tuesday evening story time for friends and family.  Children and adults of all ages are welcome to come in their pajamas and enjoy a relaxing evening of stories, songs, and a short movie.Story time will begin at 6:00 p.m. every Tuesday in the Story Time Room of the Fairmount Street Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street).  Following story time, children and their families and friends will have the opportunity to enjoy a short movie.Registration is not required for this FREE event.  For more information please call 563-326-7900 or visit online at www.davenportlibrary.com

Teen E-Games Tuesday, 3/25

Teen E-Games Tuesday, 3/25

The Davenport Public Library hosts e-Games for teens.  Teens can join fellow citizens of Runescape in the computer lab for simultaneous gaming.  The Teen e-Games will meet from 5:30-7:30 pm on Tuesday, March 25 at the Fairmount Street Library. 

Registration is not required for this free event.  Call 326-7900 or visit http://www.davenportlibrary.com for more information.

George Washington Carver – Thursday 3/20

George Washington Carver – Thursday 3/20

This event is a part of the African American Museum of Iowa’s year-long project, Iowa Roots, Global Impact: The Life and Legacy of George Washington Carver.  This project includes a major exhibition at the African American Museum of Iowa, traveling exhibits, programs, and more.    The program is sponsored locally by John Deere.  Iowa Roots, Global Impact project sponsors include the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, State Historical Society, Inc., Humanities Iowa and the National Endowment for the Humanities, General Mills, Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Pioneer, and many more. This program is free and open to the public.  For more information about the African American Museum of Iowa and their programs, visit http://www.blackiowa.orgor call 319-862-2101.Dr. Carlie Tartakov, Professor Emerita at Iowa State University, examines current issues in multicultural education through the lens of Carver’s experience, in her lecture, “George Washington Carver and Multicultural Education.” The lecture, originally planned for February and cancelled due to a large snowstorm, has been rescheduled to be held at the Davenport Public Library, Main Street location (321 Main Street) on Thursday, March 20, at 6:30 p.m.

March 19, 20080 comments
Theatre Club Rehearsal- Thursday 3/20

Theatre Club Rehearsal- Thursday 3/20

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.