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A Great Night with Guy Davis!

A Great Night with Guy Davis!

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Last Tuesday evening (4/8), Guy Davis performed at the Davenport Library – Fairmount Street.  His music and stories created an atmosphere that had people of all ages, two – ninety-two toe-tapping and moving to the music of the blues.  This wonderful gentleman, with all of his accolades took time to shake hands and visit with the people.  At one point during his performance, while smiling, said “My father would be proud that I’m at the library.”  He played everything from his guitar, to his banjo, to his harmonicas.  Mr. Davis sang, told stories, and made various sound effects while performing at the library.  Thank you Mr. Guy Davis for a wonderful performance!  For more information about Guy Davis, visit his website at www.guydavis.com and also be sure to visit the Mississippi Valley Blues Society website www.mvbs.org.  For more information about what we have going on at the library visit www.davenportlibrary.com or listen to some of our podcasts at blogs.davenportlibrary.com/dplcasts.�

April 10, 20080 comments
Who Get Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate – 4/10

Who Get Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate – 4/10

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Bring your lunch and head to Davenport Public Library’s Fairmount Street location (3000 N. Fairmount Street) on Thursday, April 10, at 12:00 pm, to find out “Who Gets Grandma’s Yellow Pie Plate?” This fun, yet informative lecture focuses on tips to begin the process of talking among family members, issues involved with dividing personal property, and different distribution options and consequences. Attendees will also receive a worksheet that will help them organize their family’s treasures. Phyllis Zalenski, a Family Resource Management Specialist at the Iowa State University Extension will be on hand to present the program and answer questions. Registration is not required for this free event. This program is part of “Money Smart Week (MSW) Quad Cities” which is happening throughout the area April 5-12, 2008. The week corresponds with state-wide efforts that will take place at the same time as MSW Iowa and MSW Illinois. More than 30 local organizations have been meeting on a monthly basis since October to plan, network and leverage resources for a weeklong package of activities and events. For a full listing of MSW activities taking place throughout the Quad Cities, visit www.moneysmartweek.org/quadcities. www.davenportlibrary.com

April 9, 20080 comments
Legendary Blues Artist – Guy Davis Live April 8

Legendary Blues Artist – Guy Davis Live April 8

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Join legendary musician, composer, actor, director, and writer, Guy Davis, live-in-concert on Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Davenport Public Library, Fairmount Street (3000 N. Fairmount Street) location. Mr. Davis has performed on “Late Night with Conan O’Brian” and nationally syndicated radio programs such as Garrison Keillor’s, “A Prairie Home Companion,” “Mountain Stage,” and David Dye’s, “World Café.”  Even though Davis’s true love is the blues, he’s also had many other successes in his life that included acting in a lead role in the film “Beat Street” and as Dr. Josh Hall on “One Life to Live.”  He made his Broadway musical debut in 1991 in the Zora Neale Hurston/Langston Hughes collaboration “Mulebone.”  Davis also created material for himself such as “In Bed with the Blues: The Adventures of Fishy Waters” and a variety of theatre pieces and plays like “Mudsurfing” and “The Trial: Judgement of the People.”  Davis also wrote, performed, and co-wrote the music for Emmy award winning film “To Be a Man” and his music was used in the national PBS series “The American Promise.”  People in the entertainment industry who consider themselves members of the “Guy Davis Fan Club” are Jackson Browne, Maya Angelou, and Jessica Lange.  To read more about Guy Davis before seeing him perform live at the Fairmount Street Library, visit his webpage at www.guydavis.com. For more information about the event, contact Steve Hart at (563) 328-6833, or visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

April 8, 20080 comments
Community Shred Day – April 5 from 1:30 -4:30

Community Shred Day – April 5 from 1:30 -4:30

Shred Documents @ Your Library

Kicking off “Money Smart Week Quad Cities,” (April 5 – 12) will be a “Community Shred Day” on Saturday, April 5, from 1:30 – 4:30 pm at Davenport Public Library’s Fairmount Street location (3000 N. Fairmount Street). Bring all of your personal documents to be shredded in bulk, for free, with full confidentiality. This program is designed to provide you an easy way to destroy documents, protecting you from identity theft.  Other locations for “Community Shred Day” include the Bettendorf Public Library on April 5, from 9:00 am -12:00 pm; the Rock Island Main Library on April 9, from 4 pm – 6:30 pm; and the Rock Island Southwest Branch on April 12, from 10 am -1 pm. Money Smart Week (MSW) Quad Cities corresponds with state-wide efforts that will take place at the same time for MSW Iowa and MSW Illinois. More than 30 local organizations have been meeting on a monthly basis to plan, network and leverage resources for a weeklong package of activities and events. For a full listing of MSW activities taking place throughout the Quad Cities, visit www.moneysmartweek.org/quadcities.

April 4, 20080 comments
Time for Tykes – April 4

Time for Tykes – April 4

Davenport Public Library’s successful program, “Time for Tykes,” is a chance for caregivers and babies aged 0-24 months to play together, one-on-one, in a structured environment.  Using nursery rhymes and songs, facilitators will encourage language development and social interaction.  “Time for Tykes” is a six-week program that meets every Friday at 10 a.m. at the Fairmount Street Library from April 4 – 18 and May 2 – 16.  For more information visit our website at http://www.davenportlibrary.comor call 563-326-7900.  This program is in cooperation with the Davenport Community School District.  

April 3, 20080 comments