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Another busy night at Fairmount; Games, New Moon, & Foreign Films!

Another busy night at Fairmount; Games, New Moon, & Foreign Films!

new-moon1First off, there are two exciting teen events scheduled for this afternoon and this evening.  At 3:00 is the ever popular “Get Your Game On!”  At this unique event, teens can play console games like the Wii and PS2, and challenge other teens to friendly competition. Think you’re the best Super Smash Bros. player in the Quad Cities? Try out your skills in front of new friends at this fun event! Teens are also welcome to “band” together for the interactive game, Rock Band. Be the singer, the guitar player or the drummer and get a perfect score! If dancing is your thing, we’ll also have Dance Dance Revolution available. 

Following “Get Your Game On,” at 5:30 teens can celebrate the anxiously awaited release of New Moon, the second movie in the “Twilight Saga” based on the series of books by Stephenie Meyer, and debuting at movie theaters on November 20th.  Teens can make Twilight crafts, participate in Twilight games, and watch Twilight video clips. One lucky fan will win a life-sized cardboard cutout of Edward. He’s already on display at the Library, so stop by and say “hello.” For more information, visit the teen blog at: http://blogs.davenportlibrary.com/teens.

Then at 6:00 p.m. our Off-Beat Independent Film series will show the French film, Chocolat. A woman and her daughter open a chocolate shop in a small French village that shakes up the rigid morality of the community. This film is a beautiful and captivating comedy that features mouth-watering confections that inspire the straight-laced villagers to abandon themselves to temptation and happiness.  Attendees of this program will receive free popcorn, refreshments, and great discussion. Run time, 122 minutes.

For more information call us at (563) 326-7832.

November 18, 20090 comments
Library Closed on Thusday, November 19!

Library Closed on Thusday, November 19!

closed-signThe Davenport Public Library will be closed this Thursday, November 19 for in-service!  Both the Main Library and the Fairmount Branch Library will re-open on Friday, November 20 at 9:30 a.m.  In-service is a great opportunity for staff to come together for training so that we may better serve our community.  Thank you for your understanding.

Remember the library is open online 24 hours a day at www.davenportlibrary.com.

November 16, 20090 comments
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-13

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2009-11-13

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November 13, 20090 comments
FREE PARKING DOWNTOWN!!

FREE PARKING DOWNTOWN!!

provision-theater-free-parkingThe Davenport City Council voted unanimously Monday night that beginning immediately, all downtown parking meter spaces will be FREE!  The central part of downtown from Scott to Iowa Street and River Drive to 5th Street will be for two hour parking and the rest of downtown outside of that area will be free for a 24 hour period.  This is only a pilot program that will run for eight months until June when the council will look at data and see if this brought more people back downtown.  For more information visit the QC Times.

So listen up, if you haven’t been down to the Main Library for a while because you didn’t want to pay the meters, now is the time to re-visit.  Bring the kids down to Wednesday Crafter-noons or Saturday Story Times.  Stop in at one of our partnership programs with the African American Museum of Iowa, see displays from the African American Museum or from the Putnam Museum, Santa will be here the first three Saturday’s in December.  There is so much to see and do not only at the library, but your entire downtown!  Take a walk along the river, visit some of the shops, eat lunch at one of the many eateries, check out the cool items at the visitors center, listen to some great music and learn at the RME, see some great tricks at the skate park, try out the new DOLA (Dog off leash area) with your family pet, visit the Figge, enjoy the Festival of Trees.  That is only the tip of the iceburg of what is happening downtown.  For more information on events in the Quad Cities visit Quad Cities Convention & Visitors Bureau.  For more information about the library and all of the amazing programs taking place, be sure to visit one of our blogs, our website, or stop on by and take a look for yourself.

Remember this is only until June when the council re-visits the parking situation.  Enjoy the FREE parking while you can and let your alderman know how much you enjoy going downtown now that it is FREE!

November 11, 20090 comments
Win up to $300 or an Apple iPod Nano!

Win up to $300 or an Apple iPod Nano!

moneymanDo you want a chance to win $100 or even $300?  What about a chance at a drawing for a new Apple iPod Nano?  If not, make sure to vote on our survey at the left side of the page before you leave.   If so, keep reading!  Just by signing up for the @yourlibrary newsletter, your name will automatically be entered into a drawing for the Nano.  After you sign-up for the newsletter, write an original, creative essay about users’ unique experiences at libraries and why American libraries are important.  You may participate in both contests if you like, or pick one of your choosing.  The grand prize winner of the essay contest will receive $350, and a People’s Choice Award winner will receive $100. In addition, the top 10 finalists will have their essay published on the homepage of atyourlibrary.org.  For more information about the essay, visit http://www.atyourlibrary.org/essay-contest.

Don’t forget to vote on our Eastern Avenue Cornerstone survey!

November 9, 20090 comments