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FALL BOOK SALE!!

FALL BOOK SALE!!

GREAT DEALS AT THE FRIENDS OF DPL BOOK SALE!

The FRIENDS of the Davenport Public Library’s annual fall book sale will be October 9 – 11, at the Main Street Library (321 Main Street). Join us on Friday, October 10, from 11 am – 4 pm; and Saturday, October 11, from 10 am – 3 pm, for your chance to get some great deals! All proceeds from the sale go to enhance the Main and Fairmount Street libraries, and towards the Eastern Avenue Library building project.

For more information, please call 563-888-3395 or visit the Friend’s website at http://www.friendsofdavenportlibrary.com.

October 8, 20080 comments
Happy 40th Anniversary!

Happy 40th Anniversary!

Library service in Davenport has been in existence for 169 years, first as a reading room established in the LeClaire Hotel in 1839 to the current Main Street Library (Edward Durell Stone Library) and Fairmount Street Library.  We are currently working on funding for another library in Northeast Davenport scheduled to be completed in the next couple of years.  Today marks the 40th Anniversary of the Edward Durell Stone Library in downtown Davenport.  On October 6, 1968 Davenport opened their new library after the old Carnegie Library had to be demolished.  Yesterday on Sunday, October 5 we celebrated the 40th Anniversary of this beautiful building with live music, clowns, magicians, artists, crafts, guest speakers, food and more.  Stay tuned in the next few days to hear some of these speakers reminisce about the opening of the Stone building and see pictures and video from the event.  To find out the complete history of the Davenport Public Library, including why the Carnegie library had to be demolished, visit our Wikipedia website.  For more information on how you can help build the new library in Northeast Davenport contact the Friends of the Davenport Public Library at 563-326-7841. 
October 6, 20080 comments
Magicians, Music and Food

Magicians, Music and Food

It’s time to celebrate the Main Street Library at “A Ruby Renaissance,” the 40th Anniversary Party for the Edward Durell Stone Building.  Clowns, magicians, musicians, food, crafts and more will be spread around the library for your enjoyment.  When was the last time you came to the library, heard the ever popular Ellis Kell, had a characature drawn of yourself and had a chance to win a wonderful prize all at the same event.  All of this and more is possible this Sunday, October 5 from 1:00 – 3:30 PM at the Main Street Library (321 Main Street).  Don’t miss this fun-filled afternoon at you Davenport Public Library.

October 2, 20080 comments