Scott County Reads Writing Contest Ends in One Week!
The Scott County Reads writing contest ends next Friday, February 5.
Anyone living within a 50 mile radius of the Quad Cities, in either Iowa or Illinois, is eligible to enter the contest. Personal essays on your favorite place in Scott County will be accepted through Friday, February 5, 2010. Get creative with your favorite place – is it a tree, in front of a piece of art, a restaurant? We want to know, in 500 words or less.
For more information visit our webpage at www.davenportlibrary.com.
Frieze Earns National Attention; Programs Happening Tonight at Main!
Are looking for something to do tonight? If so, the Davenport Main Library has something to offer. First off from 5-7 p.m., there is a free open house for the Singing Angel Frieze in the Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center! This awesome masterpiece has been part of the community since 1905 when it was first given to the library by W.C. Putnam. Then in 1966, when the Carnegie Library was razed, the frieze floated its way over to the Hotel Blackhawk! After more than a 40 year absence, the frieze has journeyed back to the library and was recently placed on permanent display in the Library’s Richardson-Sloane Special Collections Center. The national publication, American Libraries, recently featured the frieze on their website. Read the article here.
After visiting the masterpiece, stay on the lower level and head on over to the film room where you will be able to find out information about blood diseases that primarily affect the African American Community. One such blood disease is Sickle-Cell Anemia, a genetic condition that causes a lack of red blood cells in the body. The presentation begins at 6:30 p.m. and is brought to you by a partnership between the African American Museum of Iowa, the Mississippi Valley Regional Blood Center, and the Davenport Public Library. For more information about this program please visit our website at www.davenportlibrary.com or call (563) 326-7832.
If blood is just not your thing, come on up to the main level and listen to a presentation by the Minority Enterprise Construction Council on Small Business Accounting Principles. This presentation begins at 6:00 p.m. and is a weekly program to help entrepreneurs start and maintain a small business. For more information about these programs, contact Redmond Jones, Assistant to the City Administrator, at (563) 326-6165.
OBI Presents “The Country Teacher”
Come in out of the cold and snow to enjoy hand-picked award-winning foreign and domestic independent movies while eating some delicious popcorn. The third Wednesday of every month at 6:00 p.m., the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) invites you to come enjoy these films, snacks, and discussions.
January’s Off-Beat Independent film is The Country Teacher. A gifted young teacher takes a job teaching natural sciences at a grammar school in the country. Here he makes the acquaintance of a woman and her troubled 17-year old son. The teacher has no romantic interest in the woman, but they do form a strong friendship until the teacher’s ex-boyfriend comes out to visit. Will his jealousy be too much for them all to handle? Run Time: 115 min. Rated: NR.
The Country Teacher will be shown on Wednesday, January 20 at 6:00 p.m. No Registration is required for this FREE event. For more information visit our website at www.davenportlibrary.com or call us at (563) 328-6833.