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Cam’s Coffee House Grand Opening

Cam’s Coffee House Grand Opening

coffee-cup1-262x300Davenport Public Library is pleased to invite the public to a grand opening celebration of “Cam’s Coffee House,” located at the Fairmount Street Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street). Join us on Monday, January 19, at 10:00 a.m., for a ribbon-cutting ceremony with the DavenportOne Diplomats. Also in attendance will be Mayor Pro Temp, Barney Barnhill; Library Board President, Mary Williams; Library Director, LaWanda Roudebush; and Cam’s Coffee House owners, Scott and Kathy Cameron.

 

Cam’s Coffee House serves delicious Seattle’s Best Coffee, as well as Italian sodas and other specialty beverages. Consumers can also enjoy cinnamon rolls and cookies that are warm and gooey, made on site. The shop opens daily, Monday through Saturday, at 7:00 a.m., available for the morning commute. It keeps the same closing hours as the library. For a list of library hours, visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

 

Everyone is invited to this special grand opening celebration. Try a latte, meet the owners, and enjoy the library. Cam’s Coffee House can be reached at 563-445-5564.

 

January 16, 20090 comments
Go Healthy Series Features Martial Arts

Go Healthy Series Features Martial Arts

mixed-martial-arts-store-buyOur next workshop in the “Go Healthy” kid’s series is presented by Nick Tarpein’s Martial Arts and will be held on Saturday, January 17 at 2:00 P.M.  Join us at the Fairmount Street Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) as the program, “Kickin’ Kids” will teach children how to achieve strength through traditional karate moves.

In an effort to raise awareness of the growing rate of childhood obesity in America, and to help curtail the problem, the Davenport Public Library has partnered with the American Heart Association for a series of “Go Healthy” workshops, teaching kids about living healthy. The Library will be offering health and fitness-related workshops every third Saturday of the month, now through April, at 2:00 pm, at the Fairmount Street Library. Each workshop will highlight a different activity, while featuring special guests from the community. Upcoming workshops include: ballet and jazzercise.

For more information about this or other upcoming “Go Healthy” programs, call (563) 326-7900 or for more information about childhood obesity, visit www.americanheart.org.

January 14, 20090 comments
Greetings from the FRIENDS Book Store!

Greetings from the FRIENDS Book Store!

14-friends-bookstoreThe FRIENDS Book Store continues to be a huge success.  Through the dedicated efforts of more than 60 volunteers, the store has raised approximately $18,000 during 2008.  All proceeds benefit the library with much needed materials and free programming.

Starting in January, we will have new winter hours for the months of January, February, and March – Tuesdays and Wednesdays only.  New hours will be           1 pm – 5 pm.  This will allow our workers to get home a little earlier during the bad weather months.  Our other business hours remain the same.

We are sorry, we can no longer handle book requests, due to over demand.  The FRIENDS are looking for anyone interested in helping with our online book sales. Items need to be listed at the Main Street Library and monitored for sales.  This job can be done at your convenience.  If you are interested in this opportunity, or would like to learn more about it, please contact Carol Wagner at 563-359-5285 or visit the Friends online at www.friendsofdavenportlibrary.org.

We hope you’re having a great New Year!

January 9, 20091 comment
Tax Forms Now Available!

Tax Forms Now Available!

taxesIt’s that time of year again, Tax Time, and the Davenport Public Library is at your service.  Both Davenport Public Library locations, Main and Fairmount Street now have tax forms available.  Even though we can’t offer tax advice, we do have the main tax forms available and our reference staff can show you how to access additional forms if you need them.  Listed below are some helpful sites to answer tax questions and where you can find tax forms to print at home or at work.  Remember, the tax deadline will be here before you know it!

www.irs.gov

www.iowa.gov/tax

January 5, 20090 comments
Teen Reading Challenge Ends Saturday!

Teen Reading Challenge Ends Saturday!

teen-reading-in-chairDon’t forget if you are a teen or if you know or have a teen that tomorrow is the last day of the Teen Reading Challenge!  For more information on the Teen Reading Challenge or any one of our programs visit our website at www.davenportlibrary.com or call (563) 326-7832.

January 2, 20090 comments