2ND ANNUAL SAVE A LIFE BLOOD DRIVE AT THE FAIRMOUNT BRANCH LIBRARY ON SATURDAY, JULY 11!
How many lives have you saved this year? Did you know that for every pint of blood that you donate you can save up to three lives? According to the MVRBC, “every 2 seconds someone in the United States needs blood, that amounts to approximately 38,000 pints of blood needed every day in the U.S.” Even though about “60% of the U.S. population is eligible to donate blood, as little as 5% actually do. Despite advances in modern medicine, there is no substitute for human blood.”
Join the Davenport Public Library and the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center for its 2nd annual “Save A Life Blood Drive” on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Fairmount Street Library. This year Rascal and some of the players from the Quad City River Bandits will be there to encourage and thank you for your donations! Don’t be part of the 55% that don’t give blood, donate today and help save lives!
To register for a time to give blood, call Steve at (563) 328-6833 or register online at www.davenportlibrary.com.
Creative Works Presents Greeting Card Craft Workshop Thursday, July 2!
What do I do with all of my cards?
Davenport Public Library’s Adult Summer Reading Program, “Be Creative @ Your Library” also has great ancillary activities. Join us on Thursday, July 2, at 10:00 a.m., at the Fairmount Street Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) for a free, hands-on workshop to learn how to make two different greeting card crafts, from renowned basket weaver, Pat Welti.
Attendees of all ages are invited to create unique greeting cards from used gift wrap and leftover scrap booking materials. To create these works of art, the participants will learn the tea bag folding technique. Once learned, this technique can be used to make a great variety of original greeting cards. Following this portion of the program will be a transformation craft – using old greeting cards to create decorative boxes. These boxes may be used for small gifts or as a way to preserve a special card.
Registration is not required for this free event. Supplies will be provided, however, if you have a special greeting card, gift wrap, or other crafting item you’d like to use or share, you are welcome to bring it to the session. For more information, contact Angela at 563-888-3371, or visit www.davenportlibrary.com.