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Teen Anime Festival & Manga Art Show

Teen Anime Festival & Manga Art Show

Location: Figge Art Museum
Time: 12:00 PM

$5 entry fee to museum


Teens can celebrate “Teen Read Week” at the Figge Art Museum on Saturday, October 18, at the first-ever “Teen Anime Festival & Manga Art Show.” Quad City area libraries and the Figge Art Museum have teamed up to offer an afternoon of anime and manga in numerous formats to provide a day of fun and inspiration for area teens.  At 12:00, view the submitted artwork in the “Teen Manga Art Contest.” Libraries have been collecting entries since September and now it’s time for judging.  Also at noon, teens can talk to anime vendors, and enhance their cosplay outfits by using the face painting and materials station to prepare for the “Cosplay Fashion Show.”  Other events set up throughout the day include: 
 12:00 – 1:00 Comic Swap Station
1:00 – 1:40 Graphic Novel Workshop
1:45 – 2:00 Cosplay Fashion Show
2:00 – 4:15 Screening of the anime movie, Spirited Away
4:15 – 4:30 Awards ceremony for the Teen Manga Art Contest and the Cosplay Fashion Show

Mojos will be providing tea service for all attendees, with other snacks available compliments of area libraries.  All teens and tweens in grades 5th through 12th are invited to attend this event.  Admission is just $5 for the whole day.  Those that wish to participate in the Graphic Novel Workshop are asked to bring a sketchbook and pencil.  For more information about this event, contact Christie at Davenport Public Library: 563-326-7893; Sarah at Scott County Library System: 563-285-4794; or John at Bettendorf Public Library: 563-344-4188.  Read more online at
October 17, 20080 comments


The Davenport Public Library – Fairmount Street (3000 N. Fairmount Street) will be an early voting satellite location beginning on Monday, October 20th and running through Saturday, November 1st.  Stop out at the Fairmount Street Library and avoid the crowds the night of the election.  With record numbers of people and lines at the caucuses nine months ago and all of the turmoil in the world today, from the economy to the war this election is sure to go down in history as having one of the biggest turnouts of all time.


 Are you a Democrat or a Republican?


Are you for the McCain – Palin ticket or the Obama – Biden ticket?


Don’t let your voice go unheard!


For more information visit the Scott County Iowa website.


Davenport Fairmount Library

3000 N. Fairmount St., Davenport, IA  52804


Monday, October 20 – Saturday, November 1


Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 10am – 5pm


Tuesday, Wednesdays: 1pm – 7pm


No Satellites will be open on Sunday!


All Ballots are Available!


Other useful voting websites:




October 15, 20080 comments
Off-Beat Independent Film – Adam’s Apples

Off-Beat Independent Film – Adam’s Apples

Location: Fairmount Street
Time: 6:00 P.M.

Join the Davenport Public Library – Fairmount Street (3000 N. Fairmount Street) on the third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m.  Sit back and enjoy hand-picked award-winning foreign and domestic independent movies while eating some delicious popcorn.  Following the movie there will be a short discussion for anyone that would like to participate.

October’s Off-Beat Independent film is Adam’s Apples (2005).  A very unusual and optimistic preacher welcomes in convicts and tries to rehabilitate them, but when Adam comes along everything changes.  See how this neo-Nazi tries to bring down Ivan and his little haven.  Winner of the Hamburg Film Festival’s Audience Award, Adam’s Apples is a must see for good vs evil.

Run time: 89 minutes. Rated: NR. Language: Danish with English subtitles.  Adam’s Apples will be shown on Wednesday, October 15 at 6:00 p.m.  No Registration is required for this FREE event.  For more information visit our website at or call us at (563) 328-6833.

October 13, 20080 comments
Downtown Library Celebrates Building’s 40th Anniversary

Downtown Library Celebrates Building’s 40th Anniversary

The Davenport Public Library, Main Street, celebrated the Edward Durell Stone Buildings 40th Anniversary this past week.  Leading up to the celebration there was a bookmark and writing contest that ended in March.  The winners were announced at the anniversary celebration on October 5th.  The bookmarks that took first place were reproduced and handed out to the public and are still available at each library location while the rest were placed in a commemorative binder for all to see.  Some of the winners of the writing contest read their works during the presentation showing the level of talent that the Quad City Area possesses.  All of the bookmarks and writings from the contest will be kept in our Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the Stone Building.  A copy of the program for that day’s events, which has a list of the winners and their works included, is available below in pdf format.  Also listed below are the results of the surveys that were collected for the drawings.  Check to see if your preference won and then make sure you vote for what you prefer on the right side of the blog.  Are you a pepsi or a coke drinker, do you like hip-hop or ballroom, and what do you do while you sit at your computer, read blogs or watch YouTube?  We’d like to know!

40th Anniversary Booklet  


Coke or Pepsi? – 38% Coke / 53% Pepsi

Facebook or MySpace – 25% / Facebook / 43% MySpace

Email or Texting – 65% Email / 23% Texting

Google or Yahoo – 73% Google / 20% Yahoo

Encyclopedia or Wikipedia – 40% Encyclopedia / 53% Wikipedia

Ballroom or Hip Hop – 65% Ballroom / 18% Hip Hop

Print Books or Audiobooks – 85% Print / 8 % Audio

DVD or VHS – 88% DVD / 12 % VHS

CDs or Mp3 – 73% CD / 17% Mp3

Blogs or YouTube – 38% Blogs / 35% YouTube

Podcasts or Talk Radio – 33% Podcasts / 45% Talk Radio


As you can see, the numbers don’t add up to 100% in each category. Some people didn’t answer every categorical question.



October 10, 20080 comments
Quad Cities Civil War Legacy Conference

Quad Cities Civil War Legacy Conference

Location: Main Street Library, Film Room
Time: 9 – 12 & 1:30 – 4

Register early by calling (563) 326-7902



When most people imagine the Civil War, it is doubtful they think of the Quad Cities area. Contrary to what most people believe, the Quad Cities area has a rich Civil War history. Davenport Public Library’s Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center has organized an all day event to inform the public about the Quad Cities role during the Civil War. Join us on Saturday, October 18, for the first program of its kind – “The Quad Cities Civil War Legacy Conference.” The conference is broken into three enticing lectures by Civil War scholars and experts who are specialists in their fields, and have never before been assembled together for one event. Sheila Hanke and Laura Ramirez of the State Historical Society of Iowa will present “Honor the Colors: Iowa’s Civil War Battle Flags.”  Kris Gayman Leinicke, Director of the Rock Island Arsenal Museum, will present “The Rock Island Arsenal & the War of Rebellion.” This program highlights the Civil War prison camp that was located at the Arsenal.  Following the presentations, attendees will be invited to use the primary and secondary research materials available in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. Newest to the collection is microfilm of the Iowa Adjutant General’s Volunteer Enlistment Papers for the state of Iowa.


Registration is just $10, and includes light refreshments. Advance registration is available at, or interested parties can register the day of the event, beginning at 8:30 am. Seating is limited. Programs begin at 9:00 am, and all attendees arriving before 9:30 should enter through the Library’s 4th Street door. This program is made possible by a George P. McClelland Legacy Grant received from the Tawani Foundation. For more information, call the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center at 563-326-7902.

October 9, 20080 comments