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Holiday Inn on the Big Screen at the Davenport Public Library

Holiday Inn on the Big Screen at the Davenport Public Library

Off-Beat Independent Films – Holiday Inn
Fairmount Street
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. The December Off-Beat Independent film is Holiday Inn (1942). “Lovely Linda Mason has crooner Jim Hardy head over heels, but suave stepper Ted Hanover wants her for his new dance partner after femme fatale Lila Dixon gives him the brush. Jim’s supper club, Holiday Inn, is the setting for the chase by Hanover and manager Danny Reed.” Come see this old time classic.

Run time: 100 minutes. Rated: NR Holiday Inn will be shown on Wednesday, December 17 at 6:00 p.m. No Registration is required for this FREE event.  For more information call us at (563) 328-6833.

December 15, 20080 comments
New Ground Youth Theatre Performs at the Davenport Public Library

New Ground Youth Theatre Performs at the Davenport Public Library

Join us at the Davenport Public Library – Fairmount Street this Saturday, December 13 for three performances of “The Babysitting Club.”  These wonderful theatrical performances will be presented by the New Ground Youth Theatre Performance Class.  New Ground will have performances at 10:00, 10:30, and 11:00 a.m.  Don’t miss these exciting performances this Saturday at the Fairmount Street Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street).  For more information about New Ground, visit their website at

December 10, 20080 comments
Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

Santa Claus is Coming to Town!

“He’s making a list
and checking it twice.
He’s going to find out who’s naughty and nice.
Santa Claus is comin’ to town.”

That’s right; boys and girls get ready.  Santa Claus was at the Davenport Public Library, Main Street this past Saturday and he said will be back the next two Saturday’s, December 13 and 20 from 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.  Children will receive a FREE photo with Santa, a candy cane, a book, and a goodie-bag. Don’t forget to come early and see Santa arrive in his special sleigh!  Remember, this is at the Main Street Library, 321 Main Street.  While you are there be sure to check-out a book and a movie in case we have anymore bad weather and you are stuck inside for a couple of days.  For more information contact our Youth Services department at (563) 326-7900.

This event is sponsored by Wells Fargo Bank and Davenport Printing Company.

December 8, 20080 comments


“Oh the weather outside is frightful,
But the fire is so delightful,
And since we’ve no place to go,
Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!”

These are the lyrics you might be singing as the winter season begins in the Midwest.  The last line of the verse might be what you sing if you are playing outside and you enjoy the snow or if you make your living by the amount of snow we receive each year.  You might be lucky enough to be all curled up in front of a fireplace with a good book or watching a movie.  But what if you hate driving in this weather?  What if you don’t like the cold temperatures?  What if you just sat down to read a book and you realize that you already finished it?  You don’t want to go out on the messy roads, but you really want to read.  I have the perfect answer!  The first thing you need to do is go to your computer and type in  Once you arrive at the Davenport Library (we are open 24 hours a day on the web you know, rain or snow!), click on “Downloadable Music, Audio, Videos, and Ebooks,” and there you will find ways to access downloadable books (audio and ebooks), music, and videos.  It’s free and you can access it all from the convenience of your home or office).  There are also many other features on our website that might entice your interest, including blogs, podcasts, genealogical information, and much more.  So while you are there, check it out and see what all your Davenport Public Library has to offer.

December 3, 20082 comments