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DTV Transition – Are You Ready?

DTV Transition – Are You Ready?

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You’ve been seeing advertisements that say your television could lose its broadcast signal on February 17, 2009, if it is not receiving a digital signal. Are you one of the 13 million people currently receiving an analog signal that will lose television reception on this date? If you’re still confused about DTV, HDTV, EDTV, analog, and other broadcasting terms, you need to come to the Davenport Public Library’s Fairmount Street location (3000 N. Fairmount Street) on Tuesday, August 19, at 6:30 PM, for a special program about the “Digital Television Transition.”

 

Bill Hayes, an engineer from Iowa Public Television (IPTV) will be at the Library to explain why legislation was passed that on February 17, 2009, all broadcast television stations in the United States will stop broadcasting on analog airwaves and begin broadcasting only in digital. The presentation will also include a demonstration of the converter box, how you can receive coupons for a converter box, and a question and answer session.  For more information about the program, contact the Library at 563-888-3371. For more information about the transition, visit www.dtvanswers.com.

August 15, 20080 comments
Books for Summer’s End

Books for Summer’s End

Summer is almost over, you’ve read great books all season and you’re down to the bottom of your reading list – what now? It’s time to learn about new book suggestions from Paul Ingram, book buyer for Prairie Lights Book Store in Iowa City. Ingram will appear at the Bettendorf Public Library on Tuesday, August 12, for another great book-talking session. Book discussion group members, avid readers, and all other interested parties are invited to attend the socializing time at 6:30 PM, and the book-talks which will begin at 7:00 PM. This program is sponsored by Libraries Together, a partnership of the four public libraries in Scott County – Bettendorf Public Library, Davenport Public Library, LeClaire Community Library, and the Scott County Library System.

This presentation will be the third time Ingram has appeared at a Libraries Together event. Ingram has a very distinct, exciting book-talking style that brings enjoyment to all in attendance. This program also features free refreshments, and select books for sale. For more information contact Hedy at 563-344-4175.

August 6, 20080 comments