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Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-29

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-29

  • Just 2 more weeks until the Summer Reading Program is here… YEA!!! Save the date – June 13. #
  • The FCC is at the Main Library until 6pm today, signing people up for the DTV vouchers. Is your TV ready? There’s lots of people here! #

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May 29, 20090 comments
IF YOU MISSED MR. SIMON ROBERTS CHECK THIS OUT!

IF YOU MISSED MR. SIMON ROBERTS CHECK THIS OUT!

Thursday night at the Davenport Public Library - Main Street, Mr. Simon Roberts impressed the crowd with his humor and told about what it was like to be the first African American to claim a national collegiate wrestling title.  Roberts won the 147-pound title at the NCAA championship for the University of Iowa in March 1957.

Be sure to visit the exhibit that was unveiled at the event, which showcases the history of African American milestones in collegiate sports in Iowa.  The exhibit will be displayed through Saturday, June 13 at the Main Street Library (321 Main Street).


Watch a little of his presentation from last night’s event!

IOWA AFRICAN AMERICANS IN SPORTS EXHIBIT TO BE UNVEILED THURSDAY, MAY 28!

IOWA AFRICAN AMERICANS IN SPORTS EXHIBIT TO BE UNVEILED THURSDAY, MAY 28!

simon-roberts1The African American Museum of Iowa will unveil the Iowa African Americans in Sports Exhibit on Thursday, May 28 at 6:00 P.M. at the Davenport Public Library - Main Street Library (3000N. Main Street). 

africanamerican-museum-mapThe exhibit will showcase the history of African American milestones in collegiate sports in Iowa and will be displayed at the Main Street Library through June 13.  Along with the unveiling of the exhibit, University of Iowa alum, Simon Roberts, will answer questions regarding his career as being the first African American to claim a national collegiate wrestling title.  In March 1957, Roberts won the 147-pound title at the NCAA championship held at the University of Pittsburgh.

For more information please contact the Davenport Public Library at (563) 326-7832.

May 27, 20090 comments
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-22

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-05-22

  • Libraries transform people’s lives. Where else can you educate yourself with top-notch materials & technology without paying a dime? #
  • Teens – Ultimate Card Gaming TONIGHT (Tuesday) at 5:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Street Library. BE THERE! #
  • Everyone is invited to join the Fireside Knitters on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at the Fairmount Street Library. Learn to knit & give to charity. #

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May 22, 20090 comments
LIBRARY CLOSED ON MEMORIAL DAY!

LIBRARY CLOSED ON MEMORIAL DAY!

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The Davenport Public Library will be closed on Monday, May 25 for Memorial Day!  The Main Street Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 26 at 9:30 a.m. and the Fairmount Stree Library will re-open on Tuesday, May 26 at 12:00 p.m.

REMEMBER, THE DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY IS OPEN 24 HOURS A DAY/7 DAYS A WEEK ONLINE AT WWW.DAVENPORTLIBRARY.COM!

The Davenport Public Library employees wish you and your family a safe holiday weekend!