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All Iowa Reads Part 1

All Iowa Reads Part 1

Each year, the Iowa Center for the Book chooses the “All Iowa Reads” selection which they encourage all Iowans to read and discuss. This year, the chosen book is Driftless, by Iowa author, David Rhodes. This book is unique in that it was written 33 years after its prequel, Rock Island Line. The Davenport Public Library is going offer book discussions for both works.

Join us on Tuesday, June 15, at 7:00 p.m., for a discussion of Rock Island Line, the first book to feature the main character, July Montgomery. On Tuesday, July 13, at 7:00 p.m., there will be a discussion of the All Iowa Reads selection, Driftless, the second book to feature the same character. Both discussions will be held at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street). Books will be provided to all registered guests. Call 563-888-3371 to register, or register online at www.davenportlibrary.com. Seating is limited.

For more information about the 2010 All Iowa Reads selection, visit www.iowacenterforthebook.org/air.

June 14, 20100 comments
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-11

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June 11, 20100 comments
GAMING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY – OLD SCHOOL STYLE!

GAMING FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY – OLD SCHOOL STYLE!

Remember when “gaming” meant spinning a wheel or rolling dice to see how far to move your game piece? Although it may be hard to believe for some youngsters, there are actually games that do not require electricity. If these are the types of games you enjoy, come to Davenport Public Library’s “Family Game Day & Pizza Party,” sponsored by Upper Crust Pizza.

Join us at the Fairmount Branch Library (3000 N. Fairmount Street) on Saturday, June 12, at 11 a.m. for some good old fashioned games like Monopoly, Clue, Checkers, Apples to Apples, and Candyland. This event is for all ages and will run until 3 p.m. Stay and play for the whole day, or just join us for a few hands of Old Maid. Enjoy free pizza and lemonade while you play. Come alone, or bring the entire family! Quit staring at the television and do something that’s challenging and fun.

If you don’t have a chance to make this one, we’ll be offering another Family Game Day & Pizza Party on Saturday, July 17, at 11 a.m., at the Fairmount Branch. For more information, visit www.davenportlibrary.com.

June 8, 20100 comments
Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-06-04

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DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSING EARLY ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9!

DAVENPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY WILL BE CLOSING EARLY ON WEDNESDAY, JUNE 9!

The Main Library and Fairmount Branch Library will be closing at 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, June 9 so that we may orientate staff to the new Eastern Avenue Branch Library, opening this summer. We’re sorry for any inconvenience. Both libraries will reopen for regular business hours on Thursday, June10th.