Oh yeah – listen up Twilight fans. Groovie wizard rock band, Bella Rocks!, has just been booked to help us celebrate the kickoff of the 2009 Summer Reading Program. Her vampy songs are inspired by the one-and-only Twilight Saga (by Stephenie Meyer), and are comparable to the sounds of Paramore and Avril Lavigne. Mark your calendars now for the party – Saturday, June 13. It all starts at 1 p.m – Bella Rocks! will hit the stage at 4:00. Want to know more? Visit www.myspace.com/bellarocksmusic. You can also download her album, “Diary of a Forks Girl,” from iTunes and Amazon. More coming soon…
**CHRIS CRUTCHER** Teen Author Sensation @ Fairmount!
Fairmount Street Library
People of all ages will enjoy meeting teen author, Chris Crutcher, at the Fairmount Street Library. Join us on Wednesday, April 15, at 4:00 p.m., as Crutcher presents “Fostering Free Speech & Open Discourse.”
Crutcher is known nationally for such bestselling works as Deadline and Whale Talk. He has won numerous prestigious awards and is a great defender of free speech. Visit his website at www.chriscrutcher.com for more information about him.
This program is brought to the library through the Quad City Arts Super Author residency.
This Saturday, April 11 the Davenport Public Library has two very exciting events planned for your enjoyment! First stop at the Fairmount Street Library at 2:00 p.m. for the unveiling of our new library mascot, Libby – The Library Dog! Enjoy crafts, story time, and refreshments as Libby’s story is told on how she became part of the Davenport Public Library. Children and their families will also have an opprotunity to have their picture taken with Libby! Don’t miss welcoming our new friend!
Then the Friends of the Davenport Public Library have their inaugural RE@D – River-city Entertainment at Davenport – Variety Show at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. at Davenport North High School. The show features everything from magic, to dance, to the music of sensational blues artist, Ellis Kell! Tickets can be purchased in advance at either Davenport Public Library for $4 for children (10 and under) and seniors (55 +), and $8 for all other ages. Tickets can also be purchased at the door for $10 for all ages. Visit our website for a list of all of the entertainers.
Don’t miss a very exciting day in our community! If you want to attend both events (like myself), visit Libby at 2:00 at the Fairmount Street Library and then go to the variety show at 7:00 at the North High School Auditorium. All proceeds go to funding the new Davenport Public Library that will be built at 6000 Eastern Avenue! Visit our website at www.davenportlibrary.com for more information on these events and vistit the Friends of the Davenport Public Library for more information on how you can help donate to the new Eastern Avenue Library.