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.