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Don’t Forget to Change Your Clocks!

Don’t Forget to Change Your Clocks!

That’s right, daylight savings time is over!  Don’t forget to turn your clocks back an hour before going to bed on Saturday night, November 1.  Take an extra hour to catch-up on some sleep, do some extra reading, study for the exam that you have on Monday, have some fun with your friends, comment on this blog, or anything else that comes to mind!  It’s your time that was taken from you back in the Spring and you deserve to enjoy it!  So if you are up at 2:00 a.m. on Sunday morning or any other time after that, let us know what you did with your extra hour.  

 

Click here to find out more about Daylight Savings Time.

October 31, 20080 comments
SPOOKY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY THE DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY THEATRE CLUB

SPOOKY HALLOWEEN ACTIVITIES PRESENTED BY THE DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY THEATRE CLUB

What are your plans this halloween?  Do they involve trick-or-treating or maybe a parade?  What about the library?  Yes, what about the library?  Make sure that you make the Davenport Public Library one of your stops this halloween.  Employees at both Davenport Public Libraries will be wearing their finest halloween costumes this Thursday & Friday, October 30 & 31.  Stop in and see what your favorite librarian is wearing?  If your downtown, make sure you swing by the Main Street Library and check out the Theatre Club as they entertain with scary skits and spooky activities.  Enjoy all of this while munching on some creepy treats!

For more information visit our website at www.davenportlibrary.com.

Davenport Parade & Trick-or-Treat Information.

October 29, 20080 comments
Celebrate a new partnership with the African American Museum of Iowa

Celebrate a new partnership with the African American Museum of Iowa

The Davenport Public Library is pleased to announce a new partnership with the African American Museum of Iowa. Davenport native, Tyla Cole, has joined the Museum as the new Eastern Iowa Coordinator, and will provide all of Eastern Iowa with great museum services and outreach. Tyla is stationed at Davenport Public Library’s Fairmount Street location, and will be helping the Library provide programs highlighting African-American heritage. Tyla Cole brings several years experience in public relations work, and is currently working toward her MBA at St. Ambrose University. She is excited to be part of the Museum family. There will be a special reception for her on Thursday, October 30, from 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm, at the Main Street Library (321 Main Street). The public is invited to meet and greet Tyla. Special words of encouragement from Museum Director, Thomas Moore, and Library Director, LaWanda Roudebush, will take place at 2:30 pm. Enjoy light refreshments as we welcome Tyla Cole in her new position. The African American Museum and Cultural Center of Iowa is located in Cedar Rapids. The Eastern Iowa Coordinator is a new position for the Museum. For more information about the Museum, visit www.blackiowa.org.

October 27, 20081 comment
Genealogy Night – It’s not too late to register!

Genealogy Night – It’s not too late to register!

Location: Main Street

Date: Sunday, October 26

Time: 4:00 PM


Never seem to have enough time to explore your family tree? Do you wish the Davenport Public Library were open a little later on the weekends so you could get all of your research done? Your wish has been granted! Come spend the whole evening in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center at the Davenport Public Library Main Street location on Sunday, October 26, from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. At this special genealogy night you will have after-hours access to the best collection of genealogy databases, books, and census records in the Quad Cities. Registration is just $10, and includes refreshments. Payment is due before the event. For more information or to register, contact the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center at 563-326-7902.

October 23, 20080 comments
Let’s Talk Sports!

Let’s Talk Sports!

Have you picked-up your book for next week’s Sport’s Book Discussion?  If not, time is running out.  There are still a few spots available for this amazing book discussion.  Join us on Tuesday, October 28 as we discuss Tony Dunge’s book entitled, “Quiet Strength.”  Read how Dunge was able to overcome the loss of his boy to cancer, while still leading his Indianapolis Colts to a Super Bowl Championship.  Track his life from a child to a football icon.  This book is for anyone, whether you’re a sports enthusiast or someone who just needs a little pick-me-up to your day.  Chips & salsa will be provided.  The book is available at out Fairmount Street Library’s information desk.  Pick up your copy today!  For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

 

October 21, 20080 comments