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DISCOVER WELLNESS WORKSHOP – 4/22

DISCOVER WELLNESS WORKSHOP – 4/22

Start spring off in stride with the Davenport Public Library and Tree of Life as we team up to present a workshop series entitled, “Discover Wellness.”  This series is based on the national bestselling book, Discover Wellness: How Staying Healthy Can Make You Rich.  Topics covered throughout the series include: The Obesity Epidemic, Healthy Lifestyle Habits, and Wellness Essentials. Continue your new healthier lifestyle on Tuesday, April 22, at 7:00 p.m. at the Fairmount Street Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) as we present Wellness Essentials.  During this program, you will learn how the seven components to creating a wellness lifestyle can dramatically improve your life in 90 days or less.  The final installment of the program will cover both The Obesity Epidemic and Healthy Lifestyle Habits. This workshop will occur on Saturday, May 24 at 10:00 a.m., at the Fairmount Street Library. There will be a review of the seven steps learned in session two, relaxation techniques, how to make better health choices, as well as “secrets to reaching peak performance in all facets of your life.” No registration is required for these free workshops.  For more information call the Davenport Public Library at 563-328-6833 or visit us at www.davenportlibrary.com.

April 22, 20080 comments
Stories 2000 at Smart – 4/17

Stories 2000 at Smart – 4/17

More than 80 students from Smart, Sudlow, Walcott, Williams, Wood, and Young Intermediate schools interviewed 24 Irish-American senior citizens for this year’s Iowa Stories 2000 Project. After doing independent research on Irish culture, followed-up with the interview, the students created an oral history project in the form of PowerPoint presentations, storyboards, and videos that will be housed in the Davenport Public Library – Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center as primary research for future generations. These projects will be on display at the Iowa Stories 2000 Reception, taking place on Thursday, April 17, at 6:30 p.m., at Frank L. Smart Intermediate School in Davenport (1934 W 5th Street). The public is invited to attend this special free celebration, which will feature live performances from the Mullane-Healy-O’Brien Irish Dance Company and the Quad Cities Ceili Club. Free refreshments will also be provided. For more information, contact the Library’s PR Office at 563-888-3371. This is the fourth year for the Iowa Stories 2000 Project, which is a community initiative created by former Iowa First Lady, Christie Vilsack. The goals of the program are as follows: encourage reading and sharing of family stories; rebuild a sense of community in Iowa; focus on public and school libraries as community centers for lifelong learning; foster a working relationship for school and public librarians; and to encourage non-traditional partnerships between libraries and other community organizations.  Between 2004 and 2005, students interviewed African-American seniors; in 2005-2006, students interviewed seniors with a German heritage. Last year featured our Mexican-American community. This year’s partners include: the Davenport Public Library, Davenport Community School District, Davenport Schools Museum, Celtic Heritage Trail, St. Patrick Society, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), and Scott Community College. If you would like to view a project from previous years, contact the Library’s Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center at 563-326-7902.

April 17, 20080 comments
Record Keeping 101 Podcast

Record Keeping 101 Podcast

Did you miss out on the Record Keeping 101 class during Money Smart Week?  No worries, the Davenport Public Library now has it available via our podcast page at blogs.davenportlibrary.com/dplcasts.  Listen to all of the great ideas presented by Debbie Bartman from the University of Illinois Extension Office.  If you have any questions feel free to contact Steve at the Davenport Public Library, Public Relations Office at (563) 328-6833 or visit us online at www.davenportlibrary.com.�

April 15, 20080 comments
Off-Beat Independent Film – Strictly Ballroom 4/16

Off-Beat Independent Film – Strictly Ballroom 4/16

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Tired of the same old movies?  Then come to Davenport Library’s “Off-Beat Independent Films!”  Hand-picked award-winning foreign and domestic independent movies will be shown every third Wednesday of the month at the Fairmount Street Library at 6pm.  Movie-goers will also get a chance to talk about the film after the showing. April’s off-beat independent film is the Australian classic, Strictly Ballroom.  Strictly Ballroom is a magical story of a championship ballroom-dancer who is paired with an ugly duckling novice dancing partner. Together they are breaking all the rules and making their dreams come true!  If you are a fan of “Dancing with the Stars,” you have to see this movie! Run time: 94 minutes.   Strictly Ballroom will be shown on Wednesday, April 16, at 6 pm.  No registration is required for this free event.  Call 563-328-6833 for more info.

Papas & Pjs: Families Together at Fairmount – 4/15

Papas & Pjs: Families Together at Fairmount – 4/15

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

April 14, 20080 comments